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At Bookmark Awards 2013: WoodWing client Mail & Guardian wins 3 categories

Friday, December 06, 2013

Press release from the issuing company

Best Publisher, Best Editorial Team, Best Tablet Publication

The Mail & Guardian, a South African publisher, has won three categories at the 2013 Bookmarks Awards. The award, presented for the past six years by the Digital Media and Marketing Association (DMMA) in South Africa, recognizes "excellence in digital". The Mail & Guardian is a long-time user of WoodWing´s multi-channel publishing system Enterprise and also leverages WoodWing´s Digital Publishing Tools for Adobe InDesign. Automated Publishing Services, WoodWing´s partner for Southern Africa, sponsored the Best Tablet Publication category of the Bookmark Awards 2013.

WoodWing client Mail & Guardian, a South African publisher, has won three categories at the 2013 Bookmarks Awards, recognizing "excellence in digital".

The Mail & Guardian Online was launched in 1994 as the first online newspaper in Africa, and one of the first online newspapers in the world. Today, the M&G is a quality news source available across multiple platforms, offering breaking news and in-depth, analytical features from South Africa, Africa and around the world.

“We’re very proud to be the only winner in the Tablet Publication category at this year’s Bookmark awards,” said Alistair Fairweather, Chief Technology Officer of the Mail & Guardian “The team at M&G Digital has been working hard to bring the same level of excellence for which the Mail & Guardian is famous to our iPad and Android editions. WoodWing has played a key part in our success. Its tools have allowed us to adapt our existing skills for the digital future. Using WoodWing across all our publication platforms allows us to streamline the workflow and to reduce double work significantly. And thanks to the integration with Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite, we can now publish to a wide range of devices and app stores without additional overhead.”

“We are very pleased to be associated with the Mail & Guardian and delighted that they have chosen APS and WoodWing as their technology partners,” said Charles Parrington, CEO of Automated Publishing Services. “We have worked closely with M&G for the past four years and it is wonderful so see how they have progressed during this period. Their recent awards at the DMMA event are proof of their efforts and commitment to delivering top-class editorial content on many different platforms.”

Quality online journalism – awarded several times 
The M&G has received numerous accolades and awards for its online work, sweeping the inaugural digital awards in various competitions. The team won the multi-platform award at the 2013 Sikuvile awards, recognizing the highest standard in journalistic experience. The website has also won the CNN Multichoice Africa Journalism Award for digital journalism in 2012 as well as the online multimedia award at the 2012 Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards. The M&G website has also won three Bookmarks awards in 2010 and 2011, one of which was a gold award for its Nelson Mandela tribute site. It received three Webby honorable mentions in 2008 for its Thought Leader platform site. In 2001, the site was voted one of the world's top 175 websites by Forbes.com. 


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