Media Voices are delighted to reveal the winners of the inaugural Publisher Newsletter Awards, following a ceremony which took place on Monday 17th July at Colours Hoxton in London.
The awards are a celebration of the newsletter success of publishers and media organisations, whether they’ve been in the space a while, or have just launched.
From over 150 entries and a strong shortlist of 114 newsletters, our judges marked the newsletters on a range of factors, including editorial quality, how well the newsletter reflected the publisher’s brand, and strategies to grow the audience.
“A great newsletter should have all the elements of a mini magazine: it should have a strong editorial voice, be well curated, and form an ongoing relationship with the reader,” said Awards Manager Joanna Cummings. “All the entrants to the awards – not just the winners – show that when it comes to maximising the potential of this often underrated but important form of media, publishers are leading the charge.”
BEST B2B NEWSLETTER: The Opportunities – Journo Resources
BEST ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURE NEWSLETTER: The Ankler – The Ankler Media
BEST FAMILY & LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER: House to Home – The Guardian
BEST FOOD & DRINK NEWSLETTER: Food & Drink – The Week
BEST HEALTH & MEDICAL NEWSLETTER: Happiful Newsletter – Happiful
BEST HOBBIES & SPECIAL INTEREST NEWSLETTER: Fashion Matters – Financial Times
BEST LOCAL & COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER: Untold Stories – Reach
BEST NEWS NEWSLETTER: West End Final – Evening Standard
BEST POLITICS NEWSLETTER: Evening Blend – The Spectator
BEST SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY NEWSLETTER: Rest of World – Rest of World
BEST SOLO NEWSLETTER: The Addition – Charlotte Henry
BEST SPORT NEWSLETTER: Scoreboard – Financial Times
NEWSLETTER LAUNCH 2023: Conversations – The Telegraph
NEWSLETTER HERO: Jillian MacMath – Wales Online
From these 14 category winners, the Media Voices team read them all and chose an overall winning newsletter. The winning newsletter is “incredibly smart and well-informed with a strong but engaging editorial voice. It has extended its parent brand’s reach with targeted audience segments – subscriber growth is enviable and open rates are through the roof”.
NEWSLETTER OF THE YEAR 2023: Fashion Matters – Financial Times
See the full shortlist and winning newsletter over on the Publisher Newsletter Awards website.
The Publisher Newsletter Summit
Media Voices will be holding the first Publisher Newsletter Summit alongside our Publisher Podcast Summit in April 2024. This will bring together leading publishers and newsletter experts to share and learn from each other about how to maximise the opportunities newsletters present.
To learn more and register your interest, go to voices.media/summits
About Media Voices:
Media Voices is a weekly look at all the news and views from across the media world, featuring leading figures from media and publishing businesses. The team behind the podcast take a common sense approach to media analysis, from the practices of journalism to deep dives into publisher business models.
The Media Voices team have recorded live at media events, featured in numerous roundups of the best industry podcasts, and have interviewed an impressive roster of guests from top organisations such as WIRED, The Economist, Facebook, CNN, The Times, Refinery29, the FT, and more.
For more information about the Publisher Newsletter Awards, please contact team [at] publishernewsletters [dot] com.