Mumbrella Publish Awards 2023: Man of Many, Broadsheet, Guardian Aus and more win big

Man of Many has taken home three awards at the 2023 Mumbrella Publish Awards, while Broadsheet Media was named Publishing Company of the Year, and The Local Project named Publication of the Year.

The men’s lifestyle publication won Best Engagement Strategy and Website of the Year, while co-founders Scott Purcell and Frank Arthur were awarded Publish Leader(s) of the Year.

The jury said the brand’s engagement strategy was strong, with Man of Many displaying a “great sense of innovation in their Google collaboration and also with their attention to data and its use to refine its strategy”.

Purcell and Arthur were described by the jury as “clearly” innovative and strategic and as strong leaders who act in the best interest of their team.

Broadsheet Media was highly commended in the Branded Content Studio and Brand of the Year categories, and took home Publishing Company of the Year.

The jury said: “Broadsheet is energetic, en-pointe, fun, engaging, relevant and innovative.

“It is clear the business develops content with its audiences, not just for them. They continue to innovate and do what they do best.”

Meanwhile, The Local Project was highly commended in the Special Edition of the Year category, and won Publication of the Year.

Urban List took home two awards in Salesperson/Team of the Year and Brand of the Year.

Guardian Australia‘s Ben Roberts-Smith v The Media won Best Podcast (Single Episode), and Nova Entertainment‘s Dear Clementine series won Best Podcast (Series).

Guardian also won Best Advertising Campaign for a Publisher, for its work with Howatson+Company and JCDecaux.

Schwartz Media’s Karen Middleton, chief political correspondent for The Saturday Paper, won both Journalist of the Year – Small/Large and Columnist of the Year, while Troy Dodds from Western Sydney Publishing Group’s The Western Weekender took home Editor of the Year.

Coles Magazine by Medium Rare Content Agency was awarded Custom Publication of the Year, as it “delivered a superior understanding of the target audience,” according to the jury.

“Tackling the big issues like the cost of living crisis and what to cook for dinner, the magazine over delivered on consumer needs and commercial success.”

The full 2023 Mumbrella Publish Awards winners list:

Magazine Cover of the Year

Winner: Rolling Stone Australia – The Brag Media

HC: HRM Magazine – Mahlab for AHRI

Designer of the Year

Winner: Maya Brasnovic – Head of Design, Pedestrian Group

HC: Tony Rice – Creative Director, Medium Rare Content Agency

Best Use of Video

Winner: The War – NewsCorp for The Daily Telegraph

Best Podcast (Single Episode)

Winner: Ben Roberts-Smith v The Media – Guardian Australia

Best Podcast (Series)

Winner: Dear Clementine – Nova Entertainment

Best Advertising Campaign for a Publisher

Winner: Guardian Australia with Howatson+Company and JCDecaux

Best Engagement Strategy

Winner: Man of Many

Single Article of the Year

Winner: Cameron Wilson – Crikey – Private Media

HC: Zarisha Bradley – – Nine for 9News

Newsletter of the Year

Winner: Squiz Today Newsletter – The Squiz

Event or Virtual Event of the Year

Winner: Peppermint PepTalks – Peppermint Magazine

HC: Forbes Australia Women’s Summit 2023 – Forbes Australia

Special Edition of the Year

Winner: Crikey – Private Media

HC: 10 – The Local Project

Launch/Relaunch of the Year

Winner: Content That Moves – Wheels Media with Maud, part of Accenture Interactive

Young Writer of the Year (30 or Under)

Winner: Bonnie Liston – Peppermint Magazine

Journalist of the Year – Small/Large

Winner: Karen Middleton – Chief Political Correspondent, The Saturday Paper, Schwartz Media

Columnist of the Year

Winner: Karen Middleton – Chief Political Correspondent, The Saturday Paper, Schwartz Media

Editor of the Year

Winner: Troy Dodds – The Western Weekender, Western Sydney Publishing Group

Salesperson/Team of the Year

Winner: Urban List Commercial Team – Urban List

HC: Guardian Australia Sales Team – Guardian Australia

Publish Leader of the Year

Winner: Scott Purcell & Frank Arthur – Co-Founders, Man of Many

Brand of the Year

Winner: Urban List

HC: Broadsheet Media

Branded Content Studio of the Year

Winner: Pedestrian Studio – Pedestrian Group

HC: Broadsheet Studio – Broadsheet Media

Website of the Year

Winner: Man of Many

HC: What’s On – City of Melbourne with Ackama

Association or Member Organisation Publication of the Year

Winner: The Law Society Journal – Law Society of NSW

Publication of the Year

Winner: The Local Project

Custom Publication of the Year

Winner: Coles Magazine – Medium Rare Content Agency

Publishing Company of the Year

Winner: Broadsheet Media


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