Zinio Honored as "Best Global App" at 2011 IMA Awards

Top Grossing Magazine App for iPad and Android Captivates Readers Worldwide

Sep 23, 2011, 09:30 ET from Zinio

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zinio, the world's largest and most popular global magazine newsstand, last night received the award for the Best Global App from the Internet Marketing Association (IMA) at the 2011 IMA Awards in Las Vegas. The IMA Awards recognize organizations that showcase outstanding expertise and effectiveness in Internet marketing.

Zinio architected its offerings with a global audience in mind from the start. With a current library approaching 5,000 top consumer magazines spanning 33 languages, Zinio has evolved into the leader in digital and mobile content consumption, connection and distribution. Using its UNITY™ platform, Zinio serves tens of millions of digital magazines to avid fans each month around the world. Accessible for reading online and offline on PCs, Macs, and iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, Zinio is truly the best global app.

"This recognition by the IMA of Zinio as the best global app is an honor," said Jeanniey Mullen, global executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Zinio. "This is an area that we have been incredibly focused on as a company. Zinio has always been global in perspective."

"We recognize the interest and need for readers to connect with content they grew up with and that celebrates their heritage, no matter where in the world they may be," continued Mullen. "We've built a strong content and delivery infrastructure to support that. Only with Zinio can you get magazines from every country imaginable, on any device you have with you at that time, and through almost any local currency."

Hundreds of new magazines are added to Zinio each month from countries spanning the globe. Just this past week, Zinio added more than 80 magazines across a variety of genres from Latin America, including from Argentina, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

Zinio for iOS is available for free in the iTunes Store.

Zinio for Android is available for free in Android Market.

Zinio for PC/MAC is available for free at Zinio.com.

About the Internet Marketing Association

Founded in 2001, the Internet Marketing Association (IMA) is an exclusive professional organization with more than 330,000 members with responsibilities in sales, marketing, business ownership, programming, creative development and other related fields. The IMA is dedicated to providing a voice for continually enhancing best practices and industry standards for effective, ethical Internet marketing. It is also a forum for thought leadership on the ongoing transformation of key aspects of society by the unique power of the Internet. Members are encouraged to provide their input on vital topics related to the Internet generally and to Internet marketing. For more information, visit the IMA website at www.imanetwork.org.

About Zinio

Zinio is where the world reads, explores and interacts with the largest selection of magazines across today's most popular devices. News may break elsewhere, but stories live on Zinio. No other platform provides global access to thousands of magazine titles covering every major genre, industry, specialty and hobby. Zinio users download millions of magazine issues a month in 33 languages and 20 currencies – from almost every major global publisher. The company is the leader in digital and mobile content consumption, connection, and distribution. Zinio users can easily search stories and topics that they are passionate about, share with friends, save and curate content, shop for products, and store all of their favorite magazines in Zinio across all of their favorite devices. Founded in 2001 and privately held, Zinio is headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York, London, Paris, Barcelona and Taipei.  For more information, please visit www.zinio.com, or follow us on Twitter at @Zinio.