Pugpig named Best Media Technology Partner at Digital Publishing Awards 2024

What a great night! Pugpig was described as the best in class for delivering scalable solutions, impressive partnerships, and close publisher relationships.

Pugpig wins Best Media Technology Partner award 2024

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been named the Best Media Technology Partner at AOP’s Digital Publishing Awards 2024. 

Pugpig was described as the best in class for delivering scalable solutions, impressive partnerships, and close publisher relationships.

The long established annual awards ceremony, which was held in London last night, honours the digital publishing industry’s top talent, and we’re over the moon to be amongst this year’s 27 winners.

The Best Media Technology Partner award aims to champion the best partners working closely with publishers to evolve solutions to the sector’s challenges. 

The team of 31 industry expert judges looked for entries that could demonstrate an effective contribution to the business of their online publisher clients. Judges were after evidence of a real impact on business efficiency and bottom line. 

Our entry focused on the key role mobile apps play for publishers – from driving up reader revenue and cultivating direct relationships with readers to building habit and retaining their most loyal audience.

Jonny Kaldor, CEO of Pugpig said:

“Bloody hell, we did it!

“I’m so happy for every single member of team Pugpig – they put their heart and soul into their job, day after day and this is the result – just fantastic!

“Huge thanks to our amazing publishers who make our product the best on the market – we couldn’t do any of this without the close partnerships that we enjoy with so many great brands and teams.”

Take a look at some of the highlights from our submission:

Our elevator pitch to sum up the issues and challenges that we’ve identified in the digital publishing sector and how our solution helps.

Pugpig is the UK’s leading mobile publishing platform powering over 380 media brands and allowing publishers to launch deeply engaging mobile apps that significantly drive up reader revenue and retention.

As ad revenue continues to be challenged and first party data becomes increasingly important, cultivating direct relationships with readers and focusing on reader revenue are the number one priority for publishers. 

This is where Pugpig apps come in: we provide the most beautiful and effective way to engage publishers’ most valuable audience, to build habit and to retain them for as long as possible.

The story of how our solution is working in practice to benefit our publishers’ business, taking into consideration collaborative relationships to evolve new and improved solutions. 

Nine of the UK’s top 15 publishers – Reach, Newsquest, Future, NewsUK, Conde, Hearst, MNA, NationalWorld, and DC Thomson – representing 865 brands, are powered by Pugpig. 

Across these, we deliver unparalleled engagement of 48 monthly sessions per user and an average session duration of over 25m amongst the top performing apps.

Pugpig apps offer many ways to engage readers – articles, audio, video, puzzles, podcasts, community and more. For example, The Scotsman subscribers spend 52m per session in puzzles. 

We work with a broad spectrum of publishers from independents to national dailies, working closely with them to enhance and extend our platform to suit their needs: 

The results

And lastly, some publisher highlights and testimonials