Global multimedia news agency Ruptly wins Commercial Team of The Year at the annual Drum Online Media Awards. Ruptly LIVE, shortlisted for Technical Innovation of the Year, is highly commended by the judges. The awards ceremony took place on Tuesday 22 May at the Marriott in Grosvenor Square, London.

Going up against Minute Media and Quartz, Ruptly was able to demonstrate a solid effort in growing its international client base among broadcast and online content publishers, winning the award.

Ruptly Live, which enables publishers to license and instantly stream up to 9 simultaneous live events direct to social media, including 360 live video, was shortlisted for Technical Innovation of the Year along with projects by Facebook and Ubisoft, CNN, The Times, Telegraph Media Group, TRT World, Radio Mitre and Harrods. While the award went to The Times, Ruptly and Telegraph Media Group were both highly commended by the judges.

Chief Commercial Officer, Matthew Tabaccos, highlighted that Ruptly is able to provide a service not only to big broadcasters, but also to fuel the output of new voices across the world that do not necessarily have the “cash to spend”.  “We are keen to be able to scale a global agency in a collaborative process, and we are proud that our team has been recognized for commercial awards which shows our daily hard work to provide news that expands views across multiple platforms,” he said. “The award gives Ruptly confirmation that we are growing the agency in the right way, by spending time with clients, listening across markets to their individual needs”.

Last year Ruptly received the Best B2B News Site Award by The Drum.