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Digital Publishing: Meeting the Future

An essential snapshot of how digital publishing companies in the UK are responding to current industry challenges


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

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AOP News | Voice of the Premium Publisher

Should we call time on black tie?

There have been powerful discussions in the publishing industry on the importance of DE&I, but perhaps an awards dinner such as this is a prime example of how we still have some way to go in cultivating a truly diverse and inclusive environment. Should we call time on black tie?

Published: 01 Jul 2022


AOP News | Awards News

AOP announces Winners of the Digital Publishing Awards 2022

– The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) celebrated the digital publishing industry’s top talent at its in-person awards ceremony held at Old Billingsgate in London, yesterday. AOP’s flagship event, now in its 20th year and organised in association with headline partner, PubMatic, was hosted by comedian Sophie Duker. The event showcased the individuals, teams and companies driving the successful growth of the online publishing sector. There were 26 category winners, judged by a panel of experts under the guidance of co-chairs, Amanda Barnes, Chief Executive of Faversham House, and Dominic Carter, Group Chief Commercial Officer of News UK.

Published: 16 Jun 2022

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AOP News | Voice of the Premium Publisher

Industry-changing conversations: Four areas publishers should be aware of

In today’s tumultuous media environment, publishers need to pull together to find ways to safeguard revenue, nurture talent, and build a sustainable future. Richard Reeves talks about four areas publishers should be aware of and the discussions the AOP is facilitating with the wider industry.

Published: 31 May 2022

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Industry News

Global collective of advertising industry professionals launches open-source resources that allow brands to continue supporting quality journalism during crises

Whenever there is a crisis, many brands pause advertising on news platforms in their scramble to avoid any association with it. From reporting on Covid, to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and even the abortion rights issues in the U.S., brands periodically reduce or halt their ad investments on crisis-related content. This means less money goes toward funding quality news publications that drastically intensify their reporting during crises, and as a result experience major readership spikes.

Published: 16 Jun 2022

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Industry News

Annette King, CEO of Publicis Groupe UK, appointed new Chair of the Advertising Association

The Advertising Association has announced the appointment of Annette King, CEO, Publicis Groupe UK as its new Chair, joining the AA Board and working closely with the AA CEO, Stephen Woodford and AA President, Alessandra Bellini. King will be replacing PHD’s Philippa Brown who has completed a three-year term, which saw the launch of initiatives Ad Net Zero and All In, as well as the industry’s journey through the pandemic and its recovery. King will now pave the way for the association’s focus on talent as well as its work on public trust, inclusion, climate action and key lobbying issues for the industry.

Published: 07 Jun 2022

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Industry News


The Advertising Association has published its UK Advertising Exports Report 2022 showing that international trade in UK advertising and market research services was worth £11.7bn in 2020, sustaining the same level as the pre-pandemic conditions of 2019. Despite the challenges of a global lockdown faced by exporters in the UK advertising industry, balance of payments remained steady, bringing the UK a healthy £5bn trade surplus.

Published: 17 Mar 2022

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News Equity Fund

Google has launched a ‘News Equity Fund’, a global commitment to provide financial support and opportunities to news organizations that primarily serve underrepresented communities. Our aim is to strengthen inclusion, further empower a diverse news ecosystem, and specifically support small and medium sized publishers creating original journalism for underrepresented audiences around the world.

Published: 29 Jun 2022

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Virtual Minds, Ströer and OS Data Solutions Increase Campaign Reach of By Up To 78% with the ID5 ID

Companies test identity solution to support buy-side’s migration to the cookieless world in German market

Published: 29 Jun 2022


Passendo appoints Harry Charalambous as Head of Demand & International Growth

Award-winning email ad server and SSP Passendo has appointed Harry Charalambous as Head of Demand & International Growth to help shape its go-to-market strategy globally. Charalambous is also tasked with creating an ad ecosystem for Passendo’s publisher clients; leading the worldwide demand team on best practice and strategy; and opening and growing new markets including the US, LATAM and the UK.

Published: 20 Jun 2022


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