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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

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AOP News | Ask the Publishers

Expert digital publishers share best practice for collaborative data matching

Five leading digital publishers shared their insight with us on what they saw as the opportunities that such collaboration created for publishers and advertisers alike, and the potential pitfalls that advertisers should be watching out for.

Published: 30 May 2023

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AOP News | Voice of the Premium Publisher

We need agency and advertiser allies in our battle against publisher IP theft

In the weeks since we called out the unacceptable theft of publisher IP in our Open Letter, we’ve been heartened by the whirlwind of press coverage and discussion spurred. Now we need to keep up the momentum, which means unifying our voices to stamp out this practice for good. However, there’s one group from which I’d welcome more input — the very people the letter was addressed to: agencies and advertisers.

Published: 22 May 2023

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AOP News | Awards News

AOP announces shortlist for 2023 Digital Publishing Awards

The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) has today announced the shortlist for the 2023 Digital Publishing Awards. In association with headline partner, PubMatic, the awards celebrate the individuals and teams working to create, deliver, and monetise quality content online.

Published: 26 Apr 2023

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Industry News

UK ad spend grew 8.8% in 2022 to reach £34.8bn

The Advertising Association / WARC Expenditure Report shows the UK’s ad market grew 8.8% to £34.8bn in 2022, despite a dip in the final quarter of the year. Revised forecasts suggest minimal growth (+0.5%) in 2023, with spend expected to reach £35.0bn, before a 3.9% rise in 2024 to a total of £36.3bn. Learn more here.

Published: 27 Apr 2023

Innovation Excellence Awards 2023

Industry News

The Stationers’ Company announces dates as entries open for the 2023 Stationers’ Innovation Excellence Awards

‘From Warships to Washing Machines’ is how the Stationers’ Company summed up the achievement of the overall winner of the most recent Innovation Excellence Awards, as it launches this years’ Awards and announces entries are now open for the 2023 Awards, with a closing date of 21 April.

Published: 06 Feb 2023

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Industry News

Government announces further sanctions on Russia including advertising exports

Today, the Government has announced via a Statutory Instrument that, from midnight tonight, it will prohibit the export of advertising services, alongside some other professional services, to Russia. As the industry’s trade body, we fully support these measures, as well as the decision of many companies who have already ceased trading with Russia.

Published: 16 Dec 2022

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Member News

Sean Cornwell Appointed CEO of Immediate Media Co

Immediate Media Co has announced the appointment of Sean Cornwell as its new CEO and Tom Bureau as Chairman. Immediate own and publish some of the UK’s biggest multi-platform brands, including Radio Times and BBC Good Food, reaching more than 60m consumers a month through print, digital, audio and live events.

Published: 16 May 2023

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Member News

Immediate Media Co appoints new Food MD and People Director, strengthening its leadership capabilities in key strategic functions

Immediate Media Co announces the appointment of Jessica Norell Neeson as Managing Director of its market-leading Food Portfolio and David Reay as People Director, as it strengthens its leadership capabilities in two key strategic business areas. Jessica will have responsibility for Immediate’s Food Group, the UK’s largest food media portfolio including BBC Good Food and olive, and Nutracheck, the UK’s leading subscription-based weight management and dietary improvement platform, as Immediate looks to accelerate its growth in the food and health sectors through continued digital expansion, new product development, partnerships and strategic M&A.

Published: 05 May 2023

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Guardian agrees deal with Illuma to categorise article pages and protect intellectual property

The Guardian recently signed an agreement with Illuma, which now has a commercial licence to categorise article pages and match advertising with those pages in ways that make sense to advertisers and to readers. The Guardian agreement with Illuma is the first standalone commercial licence to use data from our site for contextual targeting purposes.

Published: 20 Apr 2023


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