There were wins for DC Thomson newspapers and magazines last night at two separate award ceremonies.
Hosted by Tam Cowan, the 37th Scottish Press Awards were held at the Radisson BLU in Glasgow. Erikka Askeland from The Press and Journal won Financial/Business Journalist of the Year.
The Scottish Press Innovation Award was awarded to the Evening Telegraph for their ‘Merry Christmas Loyal Customer’ campaign which utilised the digital print head on the state-of-the-art printing presses of Discovery Print, DC Thomson’s contract printing arm.
Separately, there was reason to celebrate for The Beano last night. The Dorchester in London was the setting for the ACE Press Awards, the highest accolade in British publishing and circulation. The comic came out on top of their category and won the award for Circulation Excellence for a Weekly magazine.
Ellis Watson, CEO of DC Thomson Publishing, said, “”It’s cracking to see the hard work and ingenuity of the team has been recognised in this slew of awards. The Beano’s sale direction and profitability is in the best shape for over a decade.
The Evening Telegraph winning shows that the digital print head has added great creative sale and marketing solutions for our newspapers and advertisers alike, and I’m especially proud of Erikka who interviewed me a decade ago in such a way as to make me sweat! I’m glad her award demonstrates she’s still adding her great journalistic skills for The P&J’s readers.”
At the Scottish Press Awards, The Press and Journal were runners up in the Campaign of the year category for their Apprentice of the Year campaign, and were also recognised by judges, alongside The Courier, as stellar performers in the Newspaper of the Year category.
The Sunday Post was also runner up in Front Page of the Year for their ‘Oor Charlie’ cover, which supported the Je Suis Charlie movement following the terror attacks in Paris last year.