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The Media Briefing nominated for 2 major awards

I was delighted to hear recently that our new company had been shortlisted for 2 major awards by the Association of Online Publishers in the UK.

It’s quite an achievement for a young, growing business like ours.

The awards we are nominated for are:

  • Patrick Smith – TheMediaBriefing’s Editor & Chief Analyst is shortlisted for Digital Editorial Individual 2011
  • Briefing Media – is shortlisted as Independent Digital Publisher of the Year

When you look at the shortlists and see that we’re up against representatives of AOL, Emap, Econsultancy, The Guardian, IPC, UBM & News International it really puts into perspective how far we’ve come in the last 12 months.

As we’ve built the business I have kept in mind some advice given at launch. Something I’d like to pass on.

I can’t remember who it from but I was told to make sure “to spend 95% of your time on content and relationships”. Everything else was likely to be a distraction.

That advice has proven to be invaluable and I’d like to thank all those who have worked with us along the way (you can see I’m already practising the acceptance speech…).

Looking forward to the dinner on 9th June & hearing how we get on.

Quick plug:

If you work for a media business and are looking at the opportunities for the mobile development of your brands you should come along to Mobile Media Strategies in London on the 14th June.

We have a fantastic line up of attendees already confirmed and it’s an area of crucial importance for all media firms. You really should come along – there are early-bird tickets available until May 20th.


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