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Formed in 2002, Association of Online Publishers (AOP) is a UK industry body representing digital publishing companies.

We champion the interests of media owners from diverse backgrounds including newspaper and magazine publishing, TV and radio broadcasting, and pure online media. Our mission is to support these organisations in their continued commitment to the creation and  distribution of high-quality, original content, for the benefit of the consumer.


Our regular events are designed to tackle key topics identified as being of interest to the publisher community


Our groups allow our publisher members to discuss key industry issues with their peers


Our bespoke research allows our members to benchmark their performance in the industry


Our resource area provides members with the tools and insight to keep up with key industry subjects

AOP Awards employee wellbeing

AOP News | Awards News

Top UK digital publishers share how they’re investing in employee wellbeing

69% of respondents to AOP’s annual survey said that supporting and retaining their current employees was their top talent priority for 2024. But what are leading digital publishers actually doing to proactively promote employee wellbeing in their own organisations? Discover practical tips from Time Out Media, Telegraph Media Group, Mail Metro Media, and more to create a positive working environment where your team can thrive, innovate, and succeed.

Published: 20 Feb 2024

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AOP News | Ask the Associates

Thirteen steps in your journey to revenue diversification

To understand how digital publishers can take advantage of this tumultuous environment, we asked our Associate partners what they saw as the key to success when it came to developing new revenue streams. Here are thirteen ideas to help you adopt an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit and uncover new opportunities to open new avenues for revenue.

Published: 14 Feb 2024

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AOP News | Research

AOP Survey Reveals Publishers Optimistic for Year Ahead, with Focus on Product Innovation

New survey results from the Association of Online Publishers (AOP) reveal UK publishers ranked their confidence at 7.1 out of 10 when asked how ready they were to face future challenges and opportunities, with developing revenue streams through product innovation ranked as the number one business priority for the year ahead.

Published: 06 Feb 2024

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Industry News

UK ad spend up 15.9% in Q3 2023 to £9.6bn

The latest quarterly data from the Advertising Association and WARC Expenditure Report shows UK advertising spend rose by 15.9% to a total of £9.6bn for the period July to September 2023. This marks the first time that advertising spend in Q3 has exceeded the £9bn mark, driven predominantly by a sharp increase in online advertising.

Published: 25 Jan 2024

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Industry News

UK Ad Market Avoids Contraction in Q2 2023 through Growth in Online Channels

The latest Advertising Association/WARC Expenditure Report shows that the UK’s advertising market was marginally up (+1.0%) during the second quarter of 2023 – on a par with AA/WARC’s July forecast of 0.9% growth – to reach a total of almost £9bn. The latest figures show key online formats, including search (+5.3%) and online display (+5.8%) registered growth between April and June, alongside BVOD (+5.6%) and out of home (+4.4%), which continued its recovery from the pandemic downturn.

Published: 31 Oct 2023

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Industry News

Global Publishing, Journalism Organizations Unite to Release Comprehensive Global Principles for Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Today 26 organizations representing thousands of creative professionals around the world, including news, entertainment, magazine, and book publishing companies and the academic publishing sector, released Global Principles for Artificial Intelligence (AI). A first of their kind, these pioneering Global Principles provide guidance for the development, deployment, and regulation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems and applications to ensure business opportunities and innovation can thrive within an ethical and accountable framework. The Global Principles for AI are aimed at ensuring publishers’ continued ability to create and disseminate quality content, while facilitating innovation and the responsible development of trustworthy AI systems.

Published: 06 Sept 2023

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BBC History Magazine celebrates its 300th issue with a special edition featuring a bumper 300 question quiz

BBC History Magazine’s February issue (out now) marks the 300th issue of the bestselling history magazine in Britain. The magazine is celebrating the landmark by asking historians to pose a series of quiz questions with categories covering everything from television and radio (David Hendy) to medieval animals (Hannah Skoda).

Published: 30 Jan 2024

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Immediate Media Co announces strategic partnership with Warner Hotels

Immediate Media Co, the publisher of leading history and gardening publications, BBC History Magazine and BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, has announced a strategic partnership with Warner Hotels, offering unique weekend breaks for history enthusiasts and green-fingered holidaymakers.

Published: 26 Jan 2024

Radio Times Press Release Jan24

Member News launches new video and podcast series, The Best Ever, exploring pop culture’s hottest talking points with experts from the worlds of TV, film and entertainment is launching a new video and podcast series The Best Ever – with guests from the worlds of TV, film, sport, gaming and entertainment tackling some of pop culture’s biggest conversation points – from action movies to TV detectives – asking: which truly was the best ever?

Published: 03 Jan 2024


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