Last night, Centaur Media scooped a coveted award at the highly regarded 2014 PPA Connect Awards.

The Festival of Marketing, created by Econsultancy, Marketing Week, Creative Review and Design Week, was announced as Launch Event of the Year. Like SXSW and Cannes Lions, FoM gave the marketing, digital, creative and media industries a home and the platform to showcase the UK’s best work, talent, technology and creative prowess in an era of marketing driven by customer experience.

The event attracted more than 3,000 marketers to thought-leading sessions from brands including Google, Adobe, Barclays, American Express, Coca Cola and many more and brought together many partners from Oracle to YouGov. The event took place on 12 – 13 November 2014 at London’s Tobacco Dock.

Ruth Mortimer, Content Director for Centaur Marketing, said: "The Festival of Marketing is unique because it is brings the insight, people and expertise from our high profile media brands and marketing training services. We not only have the breadth of our communities but the depth of knowledge about each one of the areas that underpins the modern marketing industry. We are delighted that this combination of insight and enabling marketers to do their jobs better through the Festival has been recognised by the PPA Connect Awards."

The award follows on the heels of two earlier wins for Centaur Media at the PPA Digital Awards. Foresight News, the essential calendar of forthcoming news and events, used by media, PR agencies and press offices around the world, attained a win for its newly refreshed website with new EPG functionality which the judges thought was “genuinely new and different”. The tool combines a range of short and long-lead global content with cutting-edge tools and functionality.

Rhys Morgan, acting Editor, said “The Foresight News site refresh was built on comprehensive analysis of our users’ needs and the desire to produce a bold new platform for our content; we’re delighted that the outstanding collaborative efforts of our committed editorial, commercial and digital teams was recognised by the PPA Digital Awards.”

Centaur Media’s Digital Team also walked away with a win for Development Team of the Year for its work on Celebrity Intelligence, Fashion Monitor and Foresight News over the past 12 months, with the judges praising the team for its “focus on front end technologies that enabled them to create intuitive user interfaces”.

In addition to this, Centaur Media’s Profile Group subscription sales operations received a high commendation while Econsultancy’s digital marketing team and Celebrity Intelligence each secured shortlistings, making Centaur the most successful B2B media organisation at this year’s awards.

Centaur has now won six national media awards in the past six months with the success at the PPA Digitals and PPA Connect awards following on from recognition in the summer at the PPA and AEO Awards.

Notes for editors:

The Festival of Marketing, Foresight News, Celebrity Intelligence, Fashion Monitor, Marketing Week and Econsultancy all sit within the Centaur Marketing portfolio along with Creative Review, Design Week and Year Ahead. Together the brands provide those working in the marketing, media, PR and digital industry with the insights, intelligence and advice they need to achieve business excellence.

Centaur Marketing is considered the biggest marketing community in the world with extensive reach across print and online, live events, social media and subscriptions. The brands have nearly three million touchpoints each month with marketers, including:

• 1.5 million unique monthly visitors
• 235,480 Facebook followers
• 1.4m Twitter followers
• 20,000 live event attendees
• Offices in New York, London and Singapore

For more information on the Centaur Marketing and Creative brands, visit centaur.co.uk/marketing or follow:

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Any questions can be directed to Sarah Howson: sarah.howson@econsultancy.com

Published on: 2:00PM on 3rd December 2014