The announcement was made recently that AML was selected to compete in seven categories of the Bookmarks 2012. The recognition is notable given that nominations were achieved in half the categories entered, all tied in to strategic areas where the publishing house has grown in the last year.
The AML publishing operation has undergone a transformation in recent times based on business fundamentals. It has then taken those and represented digital opportunities in an organisation and industry still dominated by large print titles.
The nominations were achieved in:
Core Awards - Social, Community and PR - Social Media Properties Sowetan LIVE
Craft Awards - Editorial (Media - News, Magazines, Radio, and TV Stations/Networks) Sowetan LIVE Sport LIVE
Individual and Team Awards - Best Editorial Team Sowetan LIVE with Sunday World - Juliette Saunders, Genevieve Kgafe, Karen
Individual and Team Awards - Best Digital Advertising Sales Team Avusa Media LIVE Sales Team
Individual and Team Awards - Best Digital Editorial Individual Times LIVE - Reuben Goldberg
Special Honours - Best Publishing House
"We wish our nominees and competitors the best for the upcoming awards," says Derek Abdinor, General Manager of AML. "The nominations speak to our principles: strong in sales, quality in our editorial product and overall management of a digital publishing business. It has also highlighted where we can improve, which we're always grateful for."
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