Immediate Media, Burda’s special interest, content and platform company in the UK, has been named Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year at this year’s AOP Digital Publishing Awards.
The award presented by the UK Association of Online Publishers (AOP) recognises the business which has demonstrated outstanding achievements across all its brands and publishing activity in the consumer sector. Entrants needed to provide evidence of a strong strategic vision, innovation across a portfolio of publishing brands, and a clear achievement against objectives.
The judges praised Immediate for exemplifying “successful digital publishing, delivering brands of real soul, and for a dynamism that is supported by expertly pursued multi-layered business models.”
Prestige, Burda’s flagship luxury lifestyle magazine in Asia, helped raise a record $1.2 million in donations for the Yellow Ribbon Fund, which supports the rehabilitation of ex-prisoners and their families.
The Charity event was held at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore in May, the Yellow Ribbon Fund (YRF) Charity Gala 2017 spread the message of hope and second chances. The event included a celebration of artistic and musical flair, along with a gala dinner witnessed entertainers, including Changi Prison’s Performing Arts Centre band — whose members receive musical training as part of their rehabilitation regime — and prominent industry leaders take the stage.
Help to rebuild lives
In collaboration with YRF and Prestige, with support from Singapore Prison Service and Score, the charity event raised $1,265,000 in donations. Singapore’s first and only national charity devoted to helping ex-offenders rebuild their lives, YRF has disbursed more than $11.3 million since 2004 to rehabilitation, reintegration and family support programmes to help 46,000 ex-offenders and their families.
Over $600,000 have been raised for the this fund through the sale of coffee table books and related fundraising activities. In the past, the Prestige Children Committee also set up the The Yellow Brick Road Project to offer case management services for families, structured workshops, tuition support and enrichment activities for children.
Martin Weiss was announced a new appointment to take effect on August 1st 2017, within the executive board at Hubert Burda Burda, Weiss will oversee the group’s international business. With Weiss’s leadership at BurdaPrincipal Investments, he will now be in charge of the international publishing business which will continue to be lead by Eckart Bollman as it’s Managing Director.