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International Media Awards recognises APN Australian Regional Media as leading Australian publisher

Last night in front of a packed house in New York’s Times Square, APN Australian Regional Media was awarded five top honours by the International News Media Association (INMA), making them the standout Australian publisher.

First Place:

Best Idea to Encourage Print Readership or Engagement - APN ARM “The Gympie Times”

Best Idea to Grow Single-Copy Sales - APN ARM “Dinosaurs Collector Cards”

Second Place:

Best Use of Social Media - APN ARM, Sunshine Coast Daily, “Connecting the Coast”

Best Idea to Grow Single-Copy Sales - APN ARM “Free Seeds Giveaway”

Third Place:

Best Idea to Grow Advertising Sales to Retain Advertising Clients - APN ARM “Bundles”

Judged by an international jury of 33 executives from 15 countries representing the worlds of media and marketing, there were 578 entries from 190 market leading companies in 38 countries.

In a competition amongst media companies that celebrates initiatives to grow audience, revenue and brand, APN Australian Regional Media was awarded a place in all of the five categories it was named a finalist in back in March 2015.

APN Australian Regional Media CEO Neil Monaghan said: “It’s an honour to receive these awards on behalf of our dedicated teams in Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

“These initiatives are a testament to the investment and commitment we have to enrich our audiences and to connect with and serve our local communities.”

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For more information, please contact:

Emma Morton, National Trade Marketing Manager -

About Australian Regional Media: Australian Regional Media is the leading newspaper media organisation in regional Queensland and Northern New South Wales. Our portfolio includes 12 daily newspapers, 58 non-daily newspapers and an online Regional News Network of over 35 web and mobile sites. Every week we engage with over 1.5 million unique locals via print, online and mobile.

Source: ABC October to December 2014 vs 2013; M-Sat avg *emma™ conducted by Ipsos MediaCT, People 14+ for the 12 months ending December 2014 vs2013 ^ARM aggregate weekly audience, as developed with Nielsen; For more information please visit #Omniture SiteCatalyst UVs December 2014 vs 2013 †Hootsuite and Facebook January 2015