PPA Awards Night

The PPA Awards are presented annually by the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) to recognise and reward excellence in the sector. This year Spatial Global’s Executive Chairman, Mike Wallis, presented the award to the two winners of the ‘PPA Publishing Innovator Of The Year’, an award for those businesses with an annual turnover under £10m. There were two finalists, one for business media and one for consumer media at The Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.


Spatial Global supporting the PPA

Spatial Global has become an associate member of the Professional Publishers Association. The PPA is the association for publishers and providers of consumer, customer and business media in the UK. It’s role is to promote and protect the interests of the industry and member companies. Member companies include almost 300 publishing companies, who together publish more than 2,500 different titles.


Why the PPA is important to Spatial Global'

Just as TV was predicted to kill off radio, the internet was forecast to ring the doomsday bell for print publishing. However, although it has had an impact, there is no doubting the benefits magazines continue to deliver in this ‘internet age.’ As much of publishing is driven by advertising and subscription, quality printed magazines continue to have the reach, trust and demand more attention than their competing digital media formats. This is why the PPA is important to the industry, as it shares best practice by recognising and rewarding innovation.


Spatial Global with Open Box Publishing

The Publishing sector has been under tremendous pressures to adapt to a changing and fast evolving digital media landscape for more than two decades now. The PPA, in my opinion, has helped publishers see there is a place for them in this digital age and adapt and refine their product to carve out a niche. Spatial Global is proud to serve the publishing sector and help this great industry develop ways to ensure their readers can continue to access printed publications.

It was an honour to be asked to present the award for the ‘PPA Publishing Innovator Of The Year’ at this year’s award ceremony at The Grosvenor House, and a fantastic opportunity to invite some of our clients who publish to celebrate the sectors leading lights.

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