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.”