Media Voices – the team behind the hugely successful Publisher Podcast Awards and Summit – is launching an awards programme to celebrate the very best in publisher newsletters.
The inaugural Publisher Newsletter Awards will take place in July 2023 with the winners to be revealed at a ceremony in London. Entries are expected to open in March 2023.
According to Media Voices co-founder Esther Kezia Thorpe, the foundations for the new programme were laid by the Publisher Podcast Awards, which has gone from strength to strength over the last four years.
“The Publisher Podcast Awards have been more successful than we could have imagined,” she says. “We’ve attracted entries from some of the biggest publishers in the world, from The Economist to The Atlantic, The Telegraph to the Times, and the quality of our shortlists has improved every single year.
“We’ve been able to feed back the learnings from these award-winning podcasts via our mini podcast series, and for the first time this year, the Publisher Podcast Summit. Now, we want to replicate that winning formula for publisher newsletters, so we’re not just celebrating newsletter excellence, but sharing best practice and elevating the work publishers are doing with newsletters.”
Like podcasting, the newsletter sector has exploded over the last few years. Leading publishers have built a strong and diverse portfolio of newsletters to attract, engage and retain audiences.
“Newsletters are becoming a standalone product for many publishers, highly targeted with their own style and personality,” says Media Voices co-founder Peter Houston. “Commercial innovation is also keen in the sector and we think it’s important to spotlight that and share the excellent work going on in the field.”