Middle Eastern Digital Media Awards

Middle Eastern Digital Media Awards

10 Nov 2018 to 06 Mar 2019
Dubai
United Arab Emirates (the)

CATEGORIES AND WINNERS

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Middle Eastern Digital Media Awards winners honoured in Dubai.  

 

The winners of the WAN-IFRA's 2019 Middle Eastern Digital Media Awards were celebrated during a ceremony at the end of the first day of the 14th annual Middle East Conference taking place at Dubai Knowledge Park. 

 

The Middle Eastern Digital Media Awards, presented by WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, and supported by Google, recognise publishers in the region that have delivered unique and original digital media projects during the past 12 months, from new approaches to digital subscriptions to powerful native advertising campaigns and more. Over 70 projects from throughout the Middle East were entered in competition this year across ten categories.

 

The Digital Media Awards are held throughout the year in every major region of the world. They are the most prestigious recognition of best practice innovation in digital publishing. The winners of the Middle Eastern Awards competition now become automatically eligible for the WAN-IFRA’s World Digital Media Awards, which recognise the very best digital initiatives globally. The World Awards will be announced at the  World News Media Congress to be held in Glasgow, Scotland on 1-3 June.

The 14th WAN-IFRA Digital Media Middle East Conference continues today in Dubai.

The Middle Eastern winners for this year are:

Best News Website or Mobile Service

1st Place

Abouther.com

Sayidaty Magazine, Saudi Research & Publishing Company, Saudi Arabia

https://www.abouther.com  

“I think this an admirable initiative within the frames of what can be published within the country. One of my favourite projects,” noted one of our judges of the winning entry.

 

2nd Place


Arab News: Road to 2030


Arab News, Saudi Research & Publishing Company, Saudi Arabia

http://www.arabnews.com/road2030 

 

3rd Place

AlBayan.ae

News Site
Al Bayan, United Arab Emirates

https://www.albayan.ae 

 

Best in Lifestyle, Sports, Entertainment Website or Mobile Services

 

1st Place

Arrajol.com

Arrajol Magazine, Saudi Research & Publishing Company, Saudi Arabia

https://www.arrajol.com 

 

2nd Place

Hiamag


Hia Magazine, Saudi Research & Publishing Company, Saudi Arabia

http://www.hiamag.com 

 

3rd Place

Aljamila.com

Al Jamila Magazine, Saudi Research & Publishing Company, Saudi Arabia

http://aljamila.com 

 

Best Use of Online Video

 

1st Place

Saudi National Day 


Arab News, Saudi Research & Publishing Company, Saudi Arabia

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1376216/saudi-national-day-—-timeline-saudi-arabia’s-history

 

2nd Place

Video First at The National

The National, United Arab Emirates

https://www.thenational.ae 

 

3rd Place

24/2
Al Arabiya, United Arab Emirates

https://twitter.com/24IN2MIN/status/1077209783713751041 

 

Best Data Visualisation

 

1st Place

Global Youth Index for Misk Foundation


Ratchet Ltd.

https://vimeo.com/316757729/8b764ab4e4  

“Very fun and creative way to display heavy data,” said a judge. “Design and animation had introduced the content in a more appealing way to the target youth audience.”

https://weareratchet.com/ 

 

2nd Place

Data Visualisation

Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates

http://interactive.khaleejtimes.com/global 

 

3rd Place 


Simplicity


ALAYAM, Bahrain

http://www.alayam.com 

 

Best Paid Content Strategy

 

1st Place (tie)


Harvard Business Review

Arabia
Haykal Media FZ LLC, United Arab Emirates

https://hbrarabic.com/  

“Very good example of first-mover in a difficult paid content Arabic market. Excellent content,” noted a judge of the winner in this category. 

 

1st Place (tie)


An-Nahar Premium


An-Nahar Newspaper, Lebanon

https://www.annahar.com/premium 

 

Best Native Advertising / Branded Content Campaign

 

1st Place 


Lexus - Safe Driving - because you deserve it!


Sayidaty Magazine, Saudi Research & Publishing Company, Saudi Arabia

https://cars.sayidaty.net/ 

 

2nd Place 


Huawei in collaboration with Hiamag.com

Hia Magazine, Saudi Research & Publishing Company, Saudi Arabia

https://tv.hiamag.com/node/1136 

 

3rd Place 


Aljamila - Johnson & Johnson campaign


Al Jamila Magazine, Saudi Research & Publishing Company, Saudi Arabia

https://youtu.be/64U8zB4cCKI 

 

Best Digital News Start-up

 

1st Place 


Daraj


Daraj, Lebanon


http://www.daraj.com 

 

2nd Place 


Whatsapp


Khaleej Times, United Arab Emirates

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/dubai/khaleej-times-news-alerts-on-whatsapp-heres-how-to-subscribe 

 

3rd Place 


Al Bilad EST. for Journalism & Publishing
Saudi Arabia


https://albiladdaily.com/ 

 

Best in Social Media Engagement

1st Place


Your Voice is Heard campaign


Sayidaty Magazine, Saudi Research & Publishing Company, Saudi Arabia


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhtesT2BASc  “Projects of this kind are of great importance and necessity,” said a judge about this winning campaign.

 

2nd Place


Alhudood Social Media
Alhudood


https://alhudood.net 

 

3rd Place


Hia Social Media
Hia Magazine, Saudi Research & Publishing Company


https://www.facebook.com/hia.magazine/

 

Best Marketing Campaign for News Brand

 

1st Place


The News Women Power 50


Jang Media Group


http://womenpower50.com 

 

2nd Place    


Sayidaty Eeshooha Jarrabooha Show


Sayidaty Magazine, Saudi Research & Publishing Company, Saudi Arabia


https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrBM0fc62CWWQvm9PWzsjTw 

 

3rd Place


Hia Brand
Hia Magazine, Saudi Research & Publishing Company, Saudi Arabia


https://www.hiamag.com 

 

Best Digital Project to Engage Younger and/or Millennial Audiences

 

1st Place 


Al Jamila Beauty School


Al Jamila Magazine, Saudi Research & Publishing Company, Saudi Arabia


https://school.aljamila.com/  

“A great new concept to engage young women,” one of our judges said of the winning entry.

 

2nd Place 


Saudi Women Entrepreneurs Investment Program (Ahalina & Sayidaty)


Sayidaty Magazine Saudi Research & Publishing Company, Saudi Arabia


https://bit.ly/2E90Je0 

 

3rd Place 


Alhudood’s Online Platform


Alhudood


https://alhudood.net/ 

 

 

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