Media Prima is South East Asia’s Media Company of the Year


Malaysia’s largest integrated media group, Media Prima Television Network has won the highest accolades at the Spark Awards for Media Excellence 2018 (Spark Awards), walking away with the coveted Media Company of the Year and Media Brand of the Year at the event held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, today.

The wins followed a successful night for the group as it racked up seventeen (17) accolades for its customers, partner agencies and its own in-house campaigns in categories that included Best Campaign by a Media Owner, Best Content Team, Best Collaboration Team, Best Content Amplification, Best TV and Online Video, Best Programme Promotion and Best Launch and Relaunch.

“I am pleased to see MPTN winning big tonight, taking home some of the most coveted titles at the Spark Awards. These recognitions prove that TV is still unrivalled in reach, quality content production, ad effectiveness, and most importantly its ability to adapt to all audiences. At MPTN we have been quick to capitalise on these strengths to make our TV channels the driver of innovative content in what is now a platform agnostic ecosystem. Through our dynamic award-winning campaigns, we were able to demonstrate how TV can be broadcast, digital, mobile and even social, creating a unique mix of delivery platforms for the digital age,” said Johan Ishak, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Media Prima Television Networks.

With its three-decade leading position in the mass Malay and Chinese audience, the network possesses a solid understanding of its audiences’ behaviours and preferences. As a result, it was able to channel its resources effectively to deliver compelling, creative and impactful campaigns that also drove solid business results for brands and partners.

“The victories tonight is testament to the passion, creativity and tenacity demonstrated by our solid commercial and content team. They have gone over and beyond conventional boundaries to deliver creative, insight-driven and result-oriented campaigns, with a touch of emotion to draw millions of viewers. In this new era of media consumption, content is king. It must be able to connect with and engage audiences anytime, anywhere and on any platforms. At MPTN, we have developed the winning formula to optimise these contents and we hope to continue delivering solid work that leverages our in-house expertise now and the future,” said Nini Yusof, Director, Sales & Strategy, MPTN.

MPTN’s winning campaigns for the night include #MisiAspirasi for AirAsia, Mocha Kau Bahagia for McDonalds, GoGo Wonderful, Terima Kasih, GoGegaria, Pentas Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL) 32 Bergerak, Coke One Brand with Dapur Bonda and Bergerak Bersama Pentas AJL for Samsung Galaxy A8. Big Tree Outdoor on the other hand won 2 Silver Awards and 1 Bronze Award for its Digital Tower Series @ TTDI.


Gold Awards

  • Best Campaign by a Media Owner: #MisiAspirasiAirAsia
  • Best Content Team: Client Service Group
  • Best Media Solution – Social Media: Pentas Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL) 32 Bergerak
  • Best Media Solution – Integrated Media: Terima Kasih
  • Most Improved Offering by a Media Owner – Anugerah Juara Lagu (AJL) 32

Silver Awards

  • Best Collaboration Team: Unilever / Mindshare / Media Prima Television Networks
  • Best Programme Promotion: Mocha Kau Bahagia for McDonald’s Malaysia
  • Best Media Solution – Experiential: Gogo Wonderful
  • Best Media Solution – TV/Online Video: Samsung Galaxy A8 Bergerak Bersama Pentas AJL
  • Best Media Solution – Social Media: GoGegaria
  • Best Media Solution – Content Amplification: #MisiAspirasiAirAsia
  • Best Event by a Media Owner: GoGegaria

Bronze Awards

  • Best Launch and Relaunch: Coke One Brand with Dapur Bonda
  • Best Programme Promotion: Samsung Galaxy A8 Bergerak Bersama Pentas AJL

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