ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc. (API) recently received five Asian Publishing awards.
API won for Best Feature on Cars and Best Feature on Wine Tasting, both for Vault magazine; for Best Feature on Interior Design for Metro Home and Best Feature on Asian Fashion for Metro. In the book category, Juan Ponce Enrile: A Memoir was awarded the Best Insights into Asian Societies trophy.
According to the Asian Publishing Conference Committee, the awards organizers, there were 171 entries from Asia.
“We are proud of this achievement, knowing that our locally developed magazines can compete and win against many franchised global brands. I thank God and the great people I worked with for excelling in their respective categories. I also want to thank the Asian Publishing Conference Committee for the recognition that they’ve given us,” said API president Ernie Lopez.
“There has never been a more competitive and transformative period in history of magazine media. Audiences are segmenting rapidly, and there are over 500 magazines sold on a typical bookstore, with many more alternatives on digital storefronts. It is therefore heartening to see Philippine publications and our brands competing in terms of quality at an international level,” added Mark Yambot, managing director of API.
ABS-CBN Publishing Inc. (API) is a subsidiary of media conglomerate ABS-CBN Corporation. API is the leading provider of Philippine-developed magazine brands with 13 homegrown titles such as StarStudio, The Buzz, Working Mom, Food, Chalk and the Kris Aquino Magazine.