UK publishing company Hothouse Media has won two awards for Magneto its collector car magazine at the industry leading PPA Independent Publishing Awards, which took place this year as an online ceremony on 18th November 2020.
First was Designer of the Year, with no fewer than nine leading designers on the finalists shortlist. It was won by unanimous votes from the judges Hothouse Media’s art director, Peter Allen for his work on Magneto magazine.
The judges said: “Peter demonstrates strong design skills and it’s clear that he has been a major factor in the success of Magneto. The covers are dynamic, striking and sleek and the graphic devices used give the strong sense of a contemporary brand in what is often a traditional market. Peter is possibly the best designer of car magazines in the world today.”
Then came the Consumer Magazine of the Year Award, which went to Magneto from a short list of four including Wanderlust, Slimming World, and Women’s Running.
The judges said: “This magazine has a clear vision of a gap in the market and is able to meet the needs of readers and advertisers alike. The editorial and design are both outstanding and it produces strong commercial results.”
Hothouse Media was also shortlisted for Cover of the Year (Magneto) and for Event of the Year (Concours Virtual).
Geoff Love, Managing Director of Hothouse Media said:
We are absolutely delighted to win Consumer Magazine of the year. To be recognised by our peers in the publishing industry in this way is very special and tops a fantastic year for Hothouse Media. We are also very proud that Peter walked off with Designer of the Year. The design of Magneto is a key element in its success and the award is richly deserved.Geoff Love, Managing Director, Hothouse Media
The PPA Independent Publishing Awards “celebrate the dynamic creative contribution and entrepreneurial spirit of the UK’s independent publishing community” and are open to all publishing companies with a turnover of up to £10 million.
Since Magneto was launched by Hothouse Media in February 2019 it has seven leading industry awards, as well as achieving Cover of the Day several times from the Cover Junkie website and Cover of the Day from the Society of Publication Designers.
- Winner – Consumer Magazine of the Year – PPA Independents
- Winner – Automotive Publication of the Year – Newspress
- Winner – Editor of the Year – Newspress
- Winner – Designer of the Year – PPA Independents
- Winner – Classic Car Writer of the Year – Newspress
- Winner – Editor of the Year – Guild of Motoring Writers
- Winner – Specialist Writer of the Year – Guild of Motoring Writers