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FIPP Insight Awards: winners announced!

Last night FIPP announced this year’s award winners for the most effective insight project in the global magazine media industry. The overall winner this year was a research project by four British publishing houses, Immediate Media, Dennis, Bauer and Haymarket, which proved the power of magazine media to change consumer minds and behavior in automotive: Fuel the funnel.

According to the judges*the level of the entries was very high and the decision process harder than ever. The award categories were changed in 2018 to allow for a wider scope of ‘best use of insight’ instead of the former research focus. The jury did not give awards in all categories this year.

There was no controversy regarding the award for ‘Fuel the funnel’ since it was a clear winner to all. Besides being a solid piece of research with interesting results like ‘change in favorite brand’ and ‘change in purchasing budget’, ‘Fuel the funnel’ also managed to fuel the actual advertising sales for these publishers in an impressive way. For this last feat they also won a Gold Award for Commercial Outcome.

The Magnetic Media research which is based on the ‘Fuel the funnel’-project, covering the home deco market, won a Silver B2B research Award. Read more about this research here.

In the B2B category Sanoma Netherlands and IPG Mediabrands won a Gold Award with their Trusted brands, Trusted Ads research. Read more about it here.

Sanoma Netherlands won a second Gold Award in the category Multi-platform Insight with their BSR Quality Planner in 2D and 3D: a highly innovative tool for consumer profiling beyond demographics. The data and tool are used for both advertising and editorial/publishing purposes.

Magnetic Media won a Gold Award in the B2B Insight category with their ‘A Matter of Trust’ research. You can read our article about this research here.

The United States magazine media organization, MPA, deservedly received a Gold Marketing Award for their great campaign: Magazine Media. Better. Believe it. Read more about the campaign here.

FIPP Insight Awards 2018:



  • A Matter of Trust, Magnetic, UK
  • Trusted Brands, Trusted Ads, Sanoma Media Netherlands & IPG Mediabrands, The Netherlands


  • Brand Safety, Trust & Credibility, VDZ
  • The Role of Influencers in the Communication of Premium & Luxury Brands, Condé Nast Spain
  • Home Truths, Magnetic, UK


GOLD – Fuel the Funnel, Dennis/Immediate/Bauer/Haymarket collaboration, UK

SILVER – Ready to Shop, Associated Media Publishing, South Africa


GOLD – Magazine Media. Better. Believe it. MPA – The Association of Magazine Media, USA


GOLD – BSR Quality Planner in 2D and 3D, Sanoma Media Netherlands

SILVER – MPA Social Media Engagement Factor, MPA – The Association of Magazine Media, USA

* the judges are members of the FIPP Insight Committee; all of them working in research, insights and/or marketing at media companies and associations around the world

See the FIPP Insight Awards winners of 2017 here 

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