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Digital Publishing Meeting the Future Survey

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

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AOP News | Voice of the Premium Publisher

Delays, Cookies, and Fraud: What Publishers Need to Know This Summer

Many of us may be unplugging for the summer, but industry news and developments roll on. From government and Google delays, to a growing fraud epidemic, here are three key stories of the season and what they mean for publishers.

Published: 12 Aug 2022

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Here’s how to make e-commerce work for your publishing brand

E-commerce can be a huge revenue source for publishers if done correctly- but what’s the key to successfully leveraging e-commerce to grow your publishing brand? We reached out to four experts to get their top tips for integrating e-commerce into your revenue portfolio

Published: 13 Jul 2022

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AOP News | Voice of the Premium Publisher

Should we call time on black tie?

There have been powerful discussions in the publishing industry on the importance of DE&I, but perhaps an awards dinner such as this is a prime example of how we still have some way to go in cultivating a truly diverse and inclusive environment. Should we call time on black tie?

Published: 01 Jul 2022

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The Stationers’ Company elects Moira Sleight, Editor and Publisher of the Methodist Recorder, as Master

On 5 July, 2022 Moira Sleight was elected Master of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers. Moira’s journey as a Stationer began in 2004 as a Freeman, becoming a Liveryman in 2005 and joining the Court in 2014.

Published: 07 Jul 2022

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Global collective of advertising industry professionals launches open-source resources that allow brands to continue supporting quality journalism during crises

Whenever there is a crisis, many brands pause advertising on news platforms in their scramble to avoid any association with it. From reporting on Covid, to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and even the abortion rights issues in the U.S., brands periodically reduce or halt their ad investments on crisis-related content. This means less money goes toward funding quality news publications that drastically intensify their reporting during crises, and as a result experience major readership spikes.

Published: 16 Jun 2022

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Annette King, CEO of Publicis Groupe UK, appointed new Chair of the Advertising Association

The Advertising Association has announced the appointment of Annette King, CEO, Publicis Groupe UK as its new Chair, joining the AA Board and working closely with the AA CEO, Stephen Woodford and AA President, Alessandra Bellini. King will be replacing PHD’s Philippa Brown who has completed a three-year term, which saw the launch of initiatives Ad Net Zero and All In, as well as the industry’s journey through the pandemic and its recovery. King will now pave the way for the association’s focus on talent as well as its work on public trust, inclusion, climate action and key lobbying issues for the industry.

Published: 07 Jun 2022

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Passendo Signs New Strategic Partnerships as it Continues Growth Trajectory in Europe

Award-winning, Copenhagen-based email ad server and SSP Passendo has gone live with new integrations in Italy and Germany as it continues on its journey of rapid growth - building out a growing number of strategic integrations and further positioning itself as the leading global email ad serving platform.

Published: 17 Jul 2022

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A guide to common Ad Manager policy questions

Ad Manager program policies help ensure we preserve a healthy digital ecosystem for the benefit of all users, advertisers and publishers. But we know we can do more to help Ad Manager partners better understand our policies. So, to answer some common questions, we’re sharing a new infographic with important information on: The role of advertising policies for Google’s advertising platforms Most frequently faced policy violations Resolving policy issues and navigating through the Ad Manager Policy Center

Published: 15 Jul 2022

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News Equity Fund

Google has launched a ‘News Equity Fund’, a global commitment to provide financial support and opportunities to news organizations that primarily serve underrepresented communities. Our aim is to strengthen inclusion, further empower a diverse news ecosystem, and specifically support small and medium sized publishers creating original journalism for underrepresented audiences around the world.

Published: 29 Jun 2022


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