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Shopkins Magazine partner DJ Murphy scoops publishing award

Following a phenomenal year for Shopkins Magazine, its publisher DJ Murphy has been recognised in the 2016 PPA IPN awards.

Over the course of the year, the title has climbed to reach a place in the top 100 ranking of the 4,000 magazines published in the UK.

Scooping the Independent Publishing Company of the Year award, judges commended the magazine stating: “This has been DJ Murphy’s year in so many ways.

“A great company culture, some fantastic products, and a big move into both e-commerce and the highly competitive children’s market have all combined to make it an unforgettable 12 months for a company that goes back a long way.

“A really tough and closely-fought category, but in the end DJ Murphy emerged as the overall PPA Independent Publishing Company of the Year for 2016.”

Zoe Cannon, publisher of Shopkins Magazine, said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to have won this award. Much of our success over the past year has been thanks to the outstanding performance of Shopkins Magazine.

“It’s a real credit to our editors and designers who go the extra mile to create a genuinely fantastic package every month, not to mention our licensing agent Bulldog and licensor Moose Toys who are not only great to work with but extremely supportive of our work.”

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent some six years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@bizmedia.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobHutchins3 if ranting is your thing...

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