timeoutkl.com awarded Gold at the Asian Digital Media Award 2013
Online PR News – 18-November-2013 – Kuala Lumpur – 14 November 2013, Kuala Lumpur: Time Out Kuala Lumpur was last night crowned “Best In Online Media – Magazine Website” at the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN- IFRA) Asian Digital Media Awards 2013, held at KL’s Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur hotel.
Mongoose Publishing Sdn Bhd were awarded Gold for the www.timeoutkl.com website by a jury of 29 expert digital judges gathered from globally recognised media companies from around the world. WAN-IFRA are the global representatives of the world’s press and the Asian Digital Media Awards are the most prestigious recognition of outstanding work in the fields of online media and publishing.
The ceremony was held at Digital Media Asia 2013, WAN-IFRA’s annual digital conference, taking place this week in Kuala Lumpur. In 2012, www.timeoutkl.com achieved a Bronze Award in the same category but this year went even better thanks to a highly engaged platform that features a dynamic blog, original features, extensive listings, independent reviews, active social media channels, a free iPhone Application and an extremely user-friendly interface.
Time Out KL were the only Malaysian brand to receive a Gold Award in any of the nine categories, that were presented to more than 20 companies, individuals and publications in Asia-Pacific, South Asia and the Middle East.
Lim Chee Wah, Editor of Time Out Kuala Lumpur, who along with Mongoose’s Digital Director Tahmina Ashraf is responsible for www.timeoutkl.com was very excited to receiving this award, “This is an amazing recognition of the quality of the website, and the hard work by the whole team. Winning a Bronze in 2012 and Gold in 2013 go to show how timeoutkl.com has grown to become more than just a platform to complement the magazine. It is the definitive source of information and expert opinions on entertainment, the arts, and food in KL. timeoutkl.com is the insider’s guide to the city we call home.”
Mongoose’s Chief Content Officer, Matt Bellotti was equally delighted. “Everyone at Mongoose is very proud of this prestigious win. The Time Out KL team, led by Chee Wah, are simply fantastic. They are all very passionate about the work they do and richly deserve this accolade. They work so hard to source and showcase the best, most current features, listings and events. As a result, we enjoy enormous traffic as visitors know they can easily find the information they want and they can trust our content. The success of timeoutkl.com is and always has been independent editorial and, like all Mongoose titles, putting the readers first.”
Timeoutkl.com is a vibrant website with nearly 800,000 views a month, profiling everything from breaking news and independent reviews to event listings, critics’ recommendations, offers and promotions. It’s a comprehensive guide to the capital, with listings, reviews, features and commentaries on every aspect of city life. It’s all inclusive, multi-layered approach to content creates different and unique ways for readers to experience the vibrant city of KL. It is curated by the same team behind Time Out KL, the magazine and imbibes the same culture of independent, impartial, interesting and unbiased editorial making it unique from every other publication in Kuala Lumpur and therefore has a huge and loyal following since launching in KL in 2008. Both in print and online, Time Out Kuala Lumpur is the most trusted source of entertainment and event information in Malaysia.
Bellotti concluded, “As we enjoy this amazing triumph, we also look ahead to next year, when we will hopefully not just defend our crown but enjoy further success as we launch our online platform and print magazine for ELLE Malaysia in early 2014. We also look forward to continuing our established market-leading expertise in digital media with all our titles, including Time Out Singapore, Esquire Malaysia, Esquire Singapore, Expatriate Lifestyle, and the recently-acquired Men’s Health.”