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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 | Awards News

AOP announces shortlist for 2024 Digital Publishing Awards

The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) has today announced the shortlist for the 2024 Digital Publishing Awards. The awards celebrate the individuals and teams working to create, deliver and monetise quality content online.

Published: 25 Apr 2024

Apr 2024 RR blog

AOP News | Voice of the Premium Publisher

Voice of the Premium Publisher: Spotlight On… Ian Dowds & James Oates

In the first of our new “Spotlight On…” series — where we shine a spotlight on pertinent industry issues and speak to those in the know — Richard Reeves caught up with Ian Dowds, CEO of UKOM, and James Oates, Head of Ipsos iris, to talk about governance in audience measurement, the need for data transparency, and the risks of an industry that has become too trusting of platform-provided insights.

Published: 18 Apr 2024

Breaking down barriers

AOP News | Ask the Associates

Breaking down barriers: Five ideas for more inclusive digital publishing

More content is being consumed digitally than ever before – but how inclusive is the digital publishing sector? We reached out to our Associate partners to get their perspective on what single, impactful step digital publishers could take to ensure that ED&I is baked into their organisation and to support the development of a more inclusive industry.

Published: 15 Apr 2024

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Industry News

Media Smart and Advertising Association Publish Political Advertising Guide

Media Smart, the advertising and media industry’s education programme, has partnered with the Advertising Association, the UK advertising industry trade body, to publish ‘What’s the deal with political advertising?’. The new 10-point guide aims to help people, especially young people preparing to vote for the first time, understand ads they may see ahead of this year’s local, mayoral, and general elections. It comes as data from UK advertising thinktank, Credos, shows 44% of people are concerned about political advertising, with people significantly less likely to trust political advertising (29%) than all/commercial advertising (39%).

Published: 30 Apr 2024

Privacy Sandbox

Update on the plan for phase-out of third-party cookies on Chrome

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and Google publish quarterly reports to update the ecosystem on the latest status of Privacy Sandbox for the Web. As part of Google’s Q1 2024 report, we will include the following update about the timeline for phasing out third-party cookies in Chrome in the April 26th report

Published: 24 Apr 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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Member News

Entries open for the Campaign Ad Net Zero Awards 2024

The Campaign Ad Net Zero awards, currently in their third year, are now open.

Published: 20 May 2024

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Index Exchange Welcomes Cadi Jones as New Senior Vice President, Europe

Index Exchange Inc. (Index), the global advertising supply side platform, today announced the appointment of Cadi Jones as senior vice president, Europe.

Published: 14 May 2024


Member News

Alpen and Immediate launch media-first Dream Garden Makeover targeting healthy living enthusiasts

Immediate, home to trusted brands people love, and Alpen, the iconic healthy cereal brand, today announce a new multi-platform partnership designed to reconnect consumers with Alpen's core values: delicious taste, the best natural ingredients, and health benefits.

Published: 03 May 2024


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