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Mongoose Publishing celebrates 15 wins at MPA Malaysia Awards 2015
Date: 5 November 2015
Source: Mongoose Publishing

* 4 awards each for Time Out Kuala Lumpur, Men’s Health Malaysia and Esquire Malaysia
* Further awards for ELLE Malaysia and Expatriate Lifestyle
* No other magazine publisher win as many awards in English language

Kuala Lumpur, November 5, 2015 - Mongoose Publishing brands ELLE Malaysia, Esquire Malaysia, Expatriate Lifestyle, Men’s Health Malaysia and Time Out Kuala Lumpur claimed a total of fifteen awards at the industry showcase MPA Awards here in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

No magazine publisher claimed more award wins in the English language than Mongoose Publishing, reaffirming the company’s position as the fastest-growing and most successful media group in the country.

Mongoose success came with four awards for Editorial features: a Silver for ‘State of the Female Nation’ by the ELLE Malaysia Team; another Silver for ‘KL’s Top 40 Cheap Eats’ by the Time Out KL Team; and two Gold Awards for Men’s Health for ‘Fight For Your Dream’ by John Ng and ‘Just Keep Moving’ by Anis Taufik.

Mongoose then reaffirmed their position as the country’s best for magazine design with six wins, twice the number of all other publishing companies combined. Success came with Bronze Awards for the March 2014 issue of Time Out KL, the December 2014 issue of Men’s Health, and December 2014 issue of Expatriate Lifestyle. Then there was a Silver Award for the December 2014 issue of Time Out KL, and two Gold Awards for the April and September 2014 issues of Esquire Malaysia.

In the Front Cover Awards, Mongoose secured five wins: a Bronze Award in the Entertainment & Music category for the December 2014 Food Awards special issue of Time Out KL, Silver Award in Health & Fitness for December 2014 Men’s Health, another Silver Award for Esquire 2014 issue, and two Gold Awards, firstly for ELLE Malaysia June issue featuring Angelina Jolie, and for Esquire’s April 2014 “Twin Peaks Issue”, which featured Malaysian model twins Thanuja and Anuja Ananthan.

The MPA Malaysia Awards are the country’s flagship celebration of the magazine industry. In total this year nearly 140 entries were received and then rated against specific criteria to determine the winners. The awards were given out at a ceremony held at Kumpulan Media Karangkraf in Shah Alam, Malaysia.

Mongoose Chief Content Officer, Matthew Bellotti, said “I am mighty proud of our teams at Mongoose. We entered with five brands and all five have taken home awards.

“I’m very happy with our haul across editorial, design and front covers. I firmly believe our editorial and design teams are the best in the business and their success is richly deserved.

“At a time when all our brands are growing, especially digitally, it is nice to get acknowledged for our continued excellence in print. The MPA Awards are an important part of our industry and I’m delighted with taking home 15 wins in 2015. Here’s to even more success in 2016!”