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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 News | Research

AOP and Deloitte Data Shows Growth in Subscription, Audio, and Sponsorship Revenues for Publishers, Offset by Drop in Display Advertising

The latest Digital Publishers’ Revenue Index (DPRI) from the Association of Online Publishers (AOP) and Deloitte reveals strong growth in subscription, audio, and sponsorship revenues year-on-year (YoY) for digital publishers, though overall digital revenue for Q4 2023 was down by 1.8% from Q4 2022, for a total of £174 million.

Published: 19 Mar 2024

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By advertisers, for publishers: The client perspective on building effective partnerships

When AOP asked publishers where they see the biggest opportunity for advertising revenue growth in the next three years, around 75% of respondents selected ‘Direct Deals’. With third-party cookies winding down, publishers are leaning into the strength of their first-party data and consumer insights to partner with advertisers more effectively. But what support can publishers offer advertisers? The AOP reached out to their client-side judges for the AOP Digital Publishing Awards to understand what it is they’re looking for from digital publishers in order to improve the effectiveness of their own marketing.

Published: 18 Mar 2024

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Letter to IAB and AOP regarding cookie compliance practices

Alongside IAB, AOP have been leading conversations with ICO regarding compliance with data protection law in relation to advertising cookies. Following these consultations, we’re delighted to share that ICO have published their response to deliver a greater degree of certainty around the adoption of alternate models, intended to help guide publisher investment and strategic compliance decisions.

Published: 06 Mar 2024

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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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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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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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New Privacy Sandbox Reporting Introduces More Transparency Into Performance

As we work with more publishers to begin implementing and testing new Google Privacy Sandbox solutions, namely the Protected Audience and Topics APIs, we’ve been asked a lot of questions about the APIs and how they will perform. Does ad spend decline on Chrome without third-party cookies? Is Privacy Sandbox helping to replace revenue, and by how much?

Published: 02 Apr 2024

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Reach, Women in Journalism and Reporters Without Borders launch joint campaign calling for better police response to online abuse

More than 100 leaders in media and journalism have joined Women in Journalism, Reporters Without Borders and Reach in signing an open letter calling for a change in police response to online violence against women in the industry.

Published: 08 Mar 2024

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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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