Hia Magazine's website shines for the third time at WAN-IFRA Middle East Digital Media Awards 2018
Posted on March 12, 2018 | By Arabad staff

The website of Arabic magazine Hia has won for the third consecutive year the "Best Lifestyle, Sports, Entertainment Website or Mobile Services" award at the Middle East Digital Media Awards 2018, an event held by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).

Also, this year, Hia Magazine won the “Best Digital Marketing Campaign” awarded for a campaign done for Tiffany & Co.. Hia Magazine was also the only Arabic language publication to win in two main categories.

After this crucial win at the regional level, Hia's website qualifies to compete internationally alongside the winners from Europe, America and rest of Asia for the annual awards organised by WAN-IFRA to elect the best websites in the world and honor exceptional initiatives in the world of digital media.

The awards were presented to Hia Magazine during a grand celebration attended by prominent figures from the Middle East and the rest of the world.

Mai Badr (Editor in Chief – Hia Magazine) expressed her pride and joy, stressing that this formidable achievement was realised due to the collective efforts put in by the editorial family and the members of the Hia team. "I would like to thank our wonderful organisation Saudi Research & Publishing Co. and Saudi Research & Marketing Group for the continuous encouragement and support".

She said: "We are honored to win this prestigious international award for the third consecutive year, highlighting the determination and persistence of our continuous commitment in presenting the best content to the Arab digital world dedicated to entertainment and lifestyle. I would also like to assure once again that this success is the fruit of the collective efforts and the spirit of collaboration that we instill in our team at the leading Arabic magazine Hia and its website, which has strengthened its presence as the best website for women in the Middle East by winning the award for the third consecutive year."

Also, winning this year the “Best Digital Marketing Campaign” category awarded for a campaign done for our client Tiffany & Co. She said "This is the result of our ethos to constantly provide our clients with an authentic coverage and real exposure to their respective brands."

Last year 2017 in addition to the "Best Lifestyle, Entertainment or Sports Website" Hia Magazine also won the award for "Best Innovation New Product" which was awarded to Hia Boutique's affiliate e-commerce mini website.