The Time Out Kuala Lumpur team walked away with the title of “Best in Online Media” in the category of magazine website yesterday at the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) Asian Digital Media Awards 2013, held at the Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur.
The title under the Mongoose brand was honoured with gold for the www.timeoutkl.com website by a jury of 29 expert digital judges from globally recognised media companies. Time Out KL was the only Malaysian brand to receive a Gold Award in any of the nine categories.
Lim Chee Wah, editor of Time Out KL, along with digital director, Tahmina Ashraf, received the award saying this is an amazing recognition of the quality of the website and the hard work by the whole team.
“Winning a bronze in 2012 and gold in 2013 goes to show how timeoutkl.com has grown to become more than just a platform to complement the magazine. It is the definitive source of information and expert opinions on entertainment, the arts, and food in KL.”
Mongoose’s chief content officer, Matt Bellotti further adds that the team at Mongoose are all very passionate about the work they do and richly deserves this accolade.
“They work so hard to source and showcase the best, most current features, listings and events. As a result, we enjoy enormous traffic as visitors know they can easily find the information they want and they can trust on our content.”
Timeoutkl.com commands 800,000 views a month and profiles everything from breaking news and independent reviews to event listings, critics’ recommendations, offers and promotions.
WAN-IFRA and Asian Digital Media Awards are considered one of the most prestige recognitions of outstanding work in the fields of online media and publishing.