The Digiday Media Awards Europe recognize the companies working to modernize European media. While our other awards programs recognize companies on a global scale, the Digiday Media Awards Europe showcase work specific to the European market.

Winners across 31 categories were announced at this year's gala, which was held at The Brewery in London on May 30. You can check out the winners below and on the site here.

You can also check out photos from the gala here.

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2018 Winners


  • Best New Vertical/Brand

    Built from the ground up or born from an existing entity, the new vertical or brand that has displayed the most impressive performance in terms of editorial approach, quality and growth.

    Sport Whispers
  • Best Use of Snapchat

    Most effective use of Snapchat for overall storytelling, live coverage and use of features, including the Discover channel.

  • Best Use of Facebook Live

    Best translation of a publishing brand’s editorial mission to the live video format.

  • Best Use of a Podcast

    As a medium and marketing tool to enhance the brand, product or message while growing its audio audience.

  • Best Use of a Messenger Bot

    Best use of bot messaging services (ex: Facebook, Kik) to deliver news to readers, etc.

  • Best Live Event

    Best execution of a live event as an extension of the publisher's editorial brand, determined by number of tickets sold, social reach, outside press coverage and overall experience factor.

  • Best Use of Technology

    To distribute content, enhance user experience and propel overall growth.

    Reuters Connect
  • Best Use of Audience Data

    Most effective use of audience data to grow the publisher's audience, in terms of both size and engagement, or grow a key performance indicator.

  • Best Email Newsletter

    Most effective use of an email newsletter to forge a direct connection with readers.

  • Best E-Commerce Strategy

    Best use of e-commerce to drive additional revenue to the publisher that’s seamless with the editorial content.

  • Best Branded Content Program - B2B

    Across platforms in order to engage a B2B audience and promote a brand, product or service.

  • Best Branded Content Program - B2C

    Across platforms in order to engage a B2C audience and promote a brand, product or service.

  • Best Mobile Innovation

    To deliver content while providing a rich user experience.

  • Best Brand Partnership

    Between a brand and a publisher in order to strategically promote a brand, product or service through the publisher’s channels.

  • Best Custom Advertising

    Non-standard ad options for brands that fit seamlessly into the user experience.

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  • Best Brand Video - Single

    Best branded content video designed with the purpose of promotion, to build a brand's image and/or establish a connection between a product or service and consumers.

  • Best Brand Video - Series

    Best branded video web series designed with the purpose to provide content, build a brand’s image, connection, entertainment, or to drive direct response for a product or service among consumers.

  • Best Multi-Platform Video Campaign

    Best advertising campaign integrated through two or more video channels such as online, social, mobile, email, out-of-home, TV or other video platforms with a purpose of advertising, promotion, entertainment, engagement, or driving sales among its consumers. *Must include two or more of the mentioned video channels.

  • Best Live Moment

    Best live video broadcast on one of the following mediums: Facebook Live, Periscope, Youtube, etc. The entry must support why the Live moment was significant and back it up with viewership statistics.

  • Best Social Video Campaign

    Best branded social video campaign created to build a relationship with a brand, product or service. Must have been integrated across Facebook, Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, or other social platforms.

  • Most Innovative Video Partner

    Recognizing the video partner who produced the most inventive work.

    Jungle Creations
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  • Best Interactive Content Platform

    Recognizing the best survey and feedback platform that maximizes user interactivity.

  • Best Video Marketing & Advertiser Platform

    Recognizing the leading video platform and ad serving solution.

  • Best Video Distribution Platform

    The best existing, new, or improved video syndication platform to deliver branded video across the web and other platforms.

  • Best Native Advertising platform

    Recognizing the leading recommendation and native advertising platform that boosts ad revenue and higher engagement.

  • Best Display & Programmatic Advertising Platform

    Recognizing the top supply and demand side platforms in today’s programmatic advertising ecosystem.

  • Most Innovative Web Platform

    Honoring the most innovative platform created to heighten efficiency for users via web.

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  • Best Content Studio

    Awarded to the in-house content marketing team that has consistently produced and distributed compelling, innovative and effective content for clients.

  • Video Team of the Year

    Awarded to the publisher that has successfully produced and promoted video and visual journalism.

  • Publishing Executive of the Year

    Awarded to the senior publishing executive who has shown impressive, consistent vision for their company and its growth.

  • Publisher of the Year

    Awarded to the publisher that best displays original thinking, creativity and overall excellence in its approach to publishing and media across all editorial efforts.

    Refinery29 UK

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