Vox Media and The Enthusiast Network are top nominees in the Digiday Publishing Awards

Vox Media and The Enthusiast Network are tied with four nominations each in this year’s Digiday Publishing Awards.

The Enthusiast Network is up for Best Brand Partnership, Best Use of Technology by a Publisher, Best Publishing Innovation in Advertising and Best Audience Development Strategy. Vox Media has one nomination for Best Native Advertising, one for Best Content Studio, and two in the same category: for Best Use of Multimedia for Storytelling.

The annual awards recognize the companies propelling digital media forward through outstanding content and innovative approaches. Digiday will celebrate all of the finalists and reveal the winners on March 24 at The Cutting Room in New York City. Tickets to the gala can be purchased here.

The nominees are:

Best Native Advertising
Principle Financial Group – #SeeYourRetirement
Vox Media – MOFAD Lab by Vox Creative
Gawker Media Group – Hulu’s “Difficult People”
ThePostGame – “Holiday MVPs” for the U.S. Postal Service
The Daily Dot – “City Kickstarts” for Heineken

Best Mobile App
XO Group Inc. – The Knot Wedding Planner
Tasting Table – DINE
The Washington Post – Rainbow app development team
Campbell Ewald – Cadillac Magazine Tablet App

Best Brand Partnership
The Atlantic – “COULD: Painting What’s Possible” for Qualcomm by Atlantic Re:think
Federated Media – “The Every Girl” for TargetStyle 2015
Dwell – The Monogram Modern Home
Refinery29 – Primark’s US launch
The New Yorker – The New Yorker & HSBC Advance: Connective Collective Campaign
The Enthusiast Network – Powder’s “The Human Factor” for Black Diamond

Best Use of Multimedia for Storytelling
Vox Media – Apple Watch review
Refinery29 – “Daughters of Paradise”
TWG –
“Favela United”
Vox Media – Eater’s “One Night at Kachka”
Newsy – Check 2016

Best Use of Technology by a Publisher
Financial Times – “Cost Per Hour” advertising metric
The Enthusiast Network – Motor Trend on Demand
Guardian News & Media – Ophan analytics dashboard
Hearst Magazines Digital Media – Hearst MediaOS Publishing Platform
23 Stories x Condé Nast – Lipstick Index

Best New Brand Publication
Marriott International – Marriott Traveler
Legacy.com – The Recipe Vault

Best Publishing Innovation in Advertising
Refinery29 – Minnie Mouse at 29Rooms
USA TODAY NETWORK – Gravity advertising experience
McCann Worldgroup – “Cryptaris Mission” for the U.S. Army
The Enthusiast Network – Motor Trend’s “Driver Enough” Challenge

Best Publishing Site Design
The Atlantic – TheAtlantic.com
FSC Interactive – http://gonola.com/
Foreign Affairs – ForeignAffairs.com redesign
Tech Insider – http://www.techinsider.io

Best Use of Video
TIME – “A Year in Space”
USA TODAY NETWORK – Gravity
Refinery29 – Baddiewinkle for Refinery29
CNN International – “Life Well Traveled” for Cathay Pacific
Upworthy – Upworthy Originals

Best Content Studio
Refinery29 – Branded Content @ R29
Gawker Media Group – Studio@Gawker
Vox Media – Vox Creative
POPSUGAR – The Bakery

Best New Publisher
Odyssey
Hearst Magazines Digital Media – Delish.com
Red Seat Ventures, Blumhouse Productions – Blumhouse.com
Bustle – Romper.com
Great Big Story

Best Audience Development Strategy
The Enthusiast Network – Roadkill
Hearst Magazines Digital Media – Audience Development Newsletter
Estadão/Huge – Mobile Strategy
Time Inc. – People’s 2015 Sexiest Man Alive
Harvard Business Review – HBR.org audience loyalty

Publisher of the Year
The Atlantic
Hearst Magazines Digital Media
The Daily Dot
Time.com