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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


AOP News | Research

Digital audio revenues up 500% in Q1 2022, reports AOP and Deloitte

Total digital publishing revenue was £151.6million in Q1 2022, with 50% of respondents reporting positive growth

Published: 27 May 2022

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AOP News | Ask the Associates

Five expert ideas on how to convert audience engagement to value

As a publisher, your audience is your most precious asset and continually engaging and re-engaging your readers, viewers, and listeners in your content is essential for success. But with big players in subscription content such as Netflix facing challenges, how can you make sure you’re hitting the right notes?

Published: 23 May 2022

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AOP News | Awards News

AOP announces shortlist for 2022 Digital Publishing Awards

The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) has today announced the shortlist for the 2022 Digital Publishing Awards – a celebration of the individuals and teams working to create, deliver, and monetise quality online content.

Published: 27 Apr 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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Industry News

IAB Europe has been found in breach of GDPR. Here’s what it means.

A new ruling has found IAB Europe in breach of various articles within GDPR, specifically regarding the lawfulness of processing of their Transparency and Consent Framework (TCF). A €250,000 sanction has been issued to IAB Europe, as well as a series of demands. As a result, advertisers and other members of the ecosystem will have to delete all historic data gathered using this framework.

Published: 03 Feb 2022

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Industry News

The Stationers’ 2022 Innovation Excellence Awards Launch

The Stationers’ Company has announced that entries are now open for the 2022 Innovation Excellence Awards.

Published: 01 Feb 2022

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Member News

Automotive media giants Haymarket Automotive and Autovia join forces to offer advertisers industry-leading opportunities

Automotive digital publishers Autovia and Haymarket Automotive will pool first party audience data to offer industry-leading value to advertising clients, following a new deal announced between the two companies today.

Published: 13 May 2022

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The rise, fall and future of the subscription model

Passendo CCO, Anders Rantzau, talks about Netflix’s recent subscription woes, what they mean for the broader industry, and how the subscription economy is primed for a fascinating future.

Published: 10 May 2022

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ID5 ID proven to increase average Bid CPM across all browsers

Two new case studies with Czech Publisher Exchange and Adasta demonstrate the value of the ID5 ID

Published: 24 Apr 2022


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