Delicious named Magazine Brand of the Year at Australian Magazine Awards

Lindsay Bennett
By Lindsay Bennett | 11 November 2016
Delicious Magazine has won Magazine Brand of the Year

NewsLifeMedia dominated at the Australian Magazine Awards this morning, with Delicious taking out the top award, Magazine Brand of the Year.

From Delicious’ beginnings as the first celebrity chef magazine 15 years ago, it has evolved to a food and lifestyle platform. Led by editor-in-chief Kerrie McCallum, the publication underwent a redesign last year which saw a new online destination be created and an expansion into my lifestyle content.

"Delicious demonstrated a strong brand and smart tactical strategy to future proof its audience, find a new demographic and build a platform fit for the future," the judges said.

"It really diversified itself online which is something many brands are scared to do."

Alicia Spyrou, communications leader at Procter & Gamble, the presenting partner of the AMA's says: "It’s exciting to see a brand continuing to grow by understanding and evolving to meet the needs of its audience. It’s an honour to present the Magazine Brand of the Year Award to the Delicious team. Congratulations!"

Delicious also took out the U-Turn award, with its publisher NewsLifeMedia achieving six awards overall.

Rival publisher Bauer Media won four awards at this year’s AMAs, with Gourmet Traveller winning Food Magazine Brand of the Year.

GroupM CEO and chairman of the judges Mark Lollback says: “The winners of this year’s Australian Magazine Awards are among the most innovative media brands in Australia. They each demonstrated persistent innovation in creating deeper and more engaging relationships with their readers, now spread across a number of platforms, and great creativity in working with advertisers to help them achieve their objectives.

“It’s encouraging to see such great examples of media owners adapting and strengthening their position in a challenging environment and I congratulate all the finalists and winners.”

This year's Hall of Fame entrant has placed a pivotal role in the success of the NewsLifeMedia business and is one of the few women to transcend the glass ceiling of the publishing industry.

Nicole Sheffield became the seventh person to enter the AMA Hall of Fame. You can read more on Sheffield here.

Australian Magazine Award sponsors 2016

See the finalists and winners below:

MAGAZINE BRAND OF THE YEAR

Winner: delicious, NewsLifeMedia
Girlfriend, Pacific Magazine
GQ Australia, NewsLifeMedia
Taste.com.au, NewsLifeMedia
Vogue Australia, NewsLifeMedia

FASHION MAGAZINE BRAND OF THE YEAR

Winner: GQ Australia, NewsLifeMedia

Vogue Australia, NewsLifeMedia

FOOD MAGAZINE BRAND OF THE YEAR

Winner: Gourmet Traveller
Coles, Medium Rare Content Agency
delicious, NewsLifeMedia

GENERAL INTEREST MAGAZINE BRAND OF THE YEAR

Winner: Take 5 Magazine, Bauer Media
R.M. Williams OUTBACK Magazine, R.M. Williams Publishing

HOME & GARDEN MAGAZINE BRAND OF THE YEAR

Winner Country Style, NewsLifeMedia
Australian House & Garden, Bauer Media
Home Beautiful, Pacific Magazine

NEWSPAPER INSERTED

Winner: The Australian Financial Review Magazine, Fairfax Media
Good Weekend, Fairfax Media
The Weekend Australian Magazine, News Corp Australia

SPECIAL INTEREST MAGAZINE BRAND OF THE YEAR

Winner Australian Geographic, Bauer Media
Duck and Whale Magazine, Gas Publishing

DIGITAL MAGAZINE BRAND OF THE YEAR

Winner, Taste.com.au, NewsLifeMedia
delicious, NewsLifeMedia
Vogue Australia, NewsLifeMedia

EVENT OF THE YEAR

Winner: Vogue Australia, Vogue Fashion's Night Out 2015, NewsLifeMedia
GQ Australia, GQ Men of the Year 2015, NewsLifeMedia
TV Week, 2016 TV Week Logie Awards, Bauer Media

COVER OF THE YEAR

Winner: The Monthly, Schwartz Media
donna hay, NewsLifeMedia
ELLE, Bauer Media
Vogue Australia, NewsLifeMedia

CUSTOM MEDIA BRAND OF THE YEAR

Coles, Medium Rare Content Agency
Winner:Qantas Magazine, Medium Rare Content Agency
Woolworths Fresh, NewsLifeMedia

EDITOR OF THE YEAR

Kerrie McCallum, delicious, NewsLifeMedia
Donna Hay, donna hay, NewsLifeMedia
Victoria Carey, Country Style, NewsLifeMedia
Winner: Paul Merrill, Take 5 Magazine, Bauer Media
Brodee Myers-Cooke, Taste.com.au, NewsLifeMedia

SALES TEAM OF THE YEAR

Fairfax Media, Brand & Audience, Prestige Team
Winner: Qantas Magazine, Medium Rare Content Agency

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Aimee Carruthers, frankie magazine, frankie press
Winner: Tim Beor, Good Weekend, Fairfax Media
Mia Daminato, Inside Out, NewsLifeMedia
Tony Rice, Qantas Magazine, Medium Rare Content Agency

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Better Homes and Gardens, Doughnuts, a 'hole' new world of baking!, Pacific Magazines
Winner: marie claire, marie claire 20th birthday marketing campaign, Pacific Magazines
Vogue Australia, Vogue Golden Ticket to Taylor Swift, NewsLifeMedia

U-TURN

Winner: delicious

HALL OF FAME

Inductee: Nicole Sheffield, MD News DNA

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