Last week saw TEAMtalk media website, PlanetF1.com, walk away with a Bookmarks award in the Specialist Publisher Sites category. In a shortlisted group that included; Memeburn, Huisgenoot, Clickshape and Liquorice, amongst others, PlanetF1.com was recognised for their digital excellence in niche publishing.
PlanetF1.com is the world’s largest independent website dedicated to the sport of Formula 1, providing sports fans with an interactive platform through which they can track the latest results, enjoy live coverage of races and interact with fellow fans. For the past six years the woman behind the wheel of this successful site is Editor Michelle Foster. As a woman in a male dominated industry, Foster continues to break away from the cliché’ and take this site to new heights.
“It is an honour to have been recognised in this category and for PlanetF1 to take home this award. My team and I are dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our avid F1 fans and we push ourselves to ensure we constantly evolve in the digital space,” says Foster.
TEAMtalk Media captures, delivers and commercialises sports content across a network of owned and managed digital platforms which include top rugby site Planet Rugby and football siteFootball411. Offering content syndication services to a global line-up of major media partners they are expanding their remit to include custom publishing for select clients.
The Bookmarks Awards recognise and reward those who excel in their contributions to digital in South Africa. Brought to you by the DMMA (Digital Media and Marketing Association) these prestigious awards are geared to benchmark local talent against international standards.
“As this is the first time that we have entered the Bookmarks Awards with any of our websites, it was a learning experience for all of us, and we are very pleased to have been counted amongst the few worthy to have won an award in this niche category,” says Desere’ Orrill CMO of TEAMtalk media, which is an Ole! Media Group company.