The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) has today announced the shortlist for the 2021 Digital Publishing Awards – a celebration of best practice in innovative, creative, and profitable digital publishing. In a year of health, social, and environmental crises, B2B publishers have risen to the challenge and proven themselves to be remarkably resilient. Judges for the AOP Awards shared their insights on what it was that had driven B2B success in 2020 – and what the factors will be that determine who the long-term winners will be. Advertisers and agencies are waking up to the power of their marketing spend. With relationships in the ecosystem evolving rapidly, we reached out to our buy-side judges for the AOP Awards to understand exactly what the qualities are they look for in a publishing partner. “We are all award of the power of the internet and as people who work in this sector, it is down to use to use our creativity and innovate to do good,” stated Anne-Claire Chenu, Director of Tech Sales – Northern Europe at Xandr, setting out a challenge for the digital publishing sector that many publishing brands are already trying to answer. Amidst a year of pandemic, Brexit, and the US elections, the British Digital Publishing Industry has proven itself to be remarkably resilient. In many cases, digital publishers have thrived. Organisations have adapted to become more flexible, more innovative, more creative, and the longtail success to that determination is beginning to emerge. The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) has today announced that its prestigious annual awards are open for entries.