Times of Oman named one of the best digital media houses in the Middle East

Energy Friday 26/February/2016 10:19 AM
By: Times News Service
Times of Oman named one of the best digital media houses in the Middle East

Muscat: Times of Oman has been named as one of the best digital media houses in the Middle East. Our timesofoman.com scored a number of successes in the WanIfra (World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers) Middle East Digital Awards, taking two gold honours and three silver.
These awards are the most prestigious competition in the industry for publishers to benchmark their digital offerings in the region. The competition drew innovative publishers from all over the Middle East who submitted their digital media campaigns and content to see where they stack up against their peers
Times of Oman relaunched its digital offering in July 2015 and our new desktop, tablet and mobile site were highly praised.
Best in Tablet Publishing: Gold Award - judges rated our tablet offering the best in the region.
Best in Data Visualisation: Gold Award - judges loved our Omani Dress microsite.
Best News Website: Silver Award - judges said our site was very appealing and gave great value to the readers plus highlighted our audience growth.
Best Mobile News Service: Silver Award - judges hailed the growth in mobile traffic and praised its design and functionality.
Best Reader Engagement: Silver Award - judges hailed our use of video as well as our cross platform strategy, our audience growth and our social media.
Chief Executive Editor Scott Armstrong said: "These awards are fantastic recognition for a lot of hard work which has gone into improving our news service online, both by our team in Oman and our technology partner Layout International. We've grown into the single biggest online news site in Oman by a significant margin. Our site was read nearly 40 million times in 2015 and 2016 is already off to a great start.
"We now have more than 325,000 fans who follow us on facebook and our video audience is booming with millions of views already this year. We are committed to innovating in 2016, including our new email newsletter which we have just soft launched for thousands of our subscribers with a selection of our top content sent each day direct to their inboxes. That is in addition to our Whats News app, plus our strong presence across Instagram, Twitter and now Snapchat."
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