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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



Voice of the Premium Publisher

That’s a wrap: Eight tips from 2021 to continue industry collaboration in 2022

With the end of 2021 fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to gather insights gained from open collaboration and determine which lessons we should be carrying forward. Here are eight of personal picks from our Managing Director, Richard Reeve, to continue building a better collective future through 2022

Published: 02 Dec 2021
Author: Richard Reeves

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AOP News

How we can tackle mis and disinformation as an industry

The publishing landscape is becoming more and more complex, and for consumers, finding and recognising quality content from trusted sources is more challenging than ever.

Published: 16 Nov 2021
Author: Charlotte Dewar

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AOP and Deloitte report digital publishing revenues up by 40.8% in Q2 2021

Total digital revenues for publishers in Q2 2021 hit £137.8m, up by 40.8% compared to Q2 2020, with growth across all revenue categories

Published: 25 Oct 2021

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AOP announces Winners for the Digital Publishing Awards 2021

William Reed Business Media named Best Digital Publisher Company: B2B and Immediate Media wins Best Digital Publishing Company: Consumer at AOP’s annual celebration of industry excellence, with a total of 26 winners receiving accolades

Published: 17 Sep 2021


Industry News

ICO Opinion on Data Protection and Privacy Expectations for Online Advertising Proposals

Online advertising enables advertisers to reach individuals with their products and brands, while helping organisations to generate income to fund their online services. It supports a large ecosystem of advertising technology (adtech) providers, publishers, and advertisers. It also generates a significant proportion of the revenues of major technology companies.

Published: 25 Nov 2021

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Further Actions To Build More Inclusive Workforce Planned For January and March 2022

Published: 18 Nov 2021

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Industry News

We’ve put purpose before profit, what about the next level of accountability?

Brand spend accountability was in the spotlight at a recent AOP webinar. Managing director Richard Reeves outlines how the industry can move towards a new level of social responsibility.

Published: 15 Nov 2021

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Member News

New Move Electric website dedicated to e-mobility launched by Haymarket Automotive

Move Electric, a new website dedicated to e-mobility, has been launched by Haymarket Automotive, publishers of What Car? and Autocar.

Published: 02 Dec 2021

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Transition to a cookie-less future: A guide for brands

With browsers like Safari and Firefox no longer supporting third-party cookies and Chrome announcing their deprecation from 2023, brands must reconsider how they address audiences. Many brands have still not started their migration journeys as they have been presented with many different solutions and methods to survive the cookie apocalypse, which has created lots of confusion. ID5 has therefore created a guide for brands that explains the steps they need to take to implement shared ID solutions in order to reach cookie-less audiences effectively today and be better prepared for the post-cookie world.

Published: 30 Nov 2021

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Outbrain Acquires video intelligence AG, Expands Brand and Video Offering

Acquisition strengthens Outbrain’s video offering for media owners and advertisers; Combines contextually matched content and in-stream video advertising for desktop, mobile and CTV

Published: 23 Nov 2021


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