Alright on the night

We know it: awards ceremonies can be a bit of a lottery
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We know it: awards ceremonies can be a bit of a lottery. But Idealog certainly hit the jackpot at the 2009 MPA magazine awards in June. We’ve won our category—Business Magazine of the Year—each year since we launched in 2006, amd this year Idealog also took home the gongs for Supreme Designer of the Year (that’s art director Adrian Clapperton), Supreme Cover of the Year, Best Use of Photography and Best Business Website. We won the Business Cover and Business Designer awards too. We’re stoked.

It was also a big night for our sister publications: Good magazine was named Best Launch or Relaunch, and won Designer of the Year in the Lifestyle category (that’s Adrian again). Inspire was named Magazine of the Year in the Custom Publishing category and its editor, Sarah Heeringa, was Editor of the Year in the same category. We even took the only sales award on the night, as Ben Gibb and Sarah Yetton won the Outstanding Sales Achievement of the Year for their work on Inspire.

This year’s awards received more entries from more companies than ever before, and Idealog, Good and Inspire won 13 of the 37 categories on offer. “This was a huge result for us,” says Idealog publisher Vincent Heeringa. “We’ve worked hard on our titles, we’re very proud of their success and we really appreciate the recognition from our peers in the magazine industry.”