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AOP Digital Publishing Awards Shortlist 2020

EDITORIAL EXCELLENCE

Best Podcast Strategy

  • The Week Unwrapped, Dennis Publishing
  • Evening Standard Audio, Including The Leader podcast, ESI Media
  • Film Stories
  • History Extra From BBC History, Immediate Media
  • Expenses, The Telegraph
  • Sorry, Not Sorry, Verizon Media & MediaCom

Digital Journalist of the Year

  • George Driver - ELLE Digital Beauty Editor, Hearst UK
  • Jane Mcguire - Runners World, Hearst UK
  • Mariana Cerqueira - Women's Lifestyle, Future
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Digital Editor of the Year

  • Laurence Mozafari - Digital Spy, Hearst UK
  • Natasha Bird - ELLE UK, Hearst UK
  • Olivia Heath - House Beautiful, Hearst UK
  • James Murray - Business Green, Incisive Media
  • Kelly Bowerbank - Women's Lifestyle, Future

Digital Editorial Team of the Year: B2B

  • edie, Faversham House
  • What's New in Publishing, What's New in Publishing, Sovrn

Digital Editorial Team of the Year: Consumer

  • carwow
  • Cosmopolitan UK, Hearst UK
  • Digital Spy, Hearst UK
  • Women’s Lifestyle Digital News Team, Future
  • VICE UK

Best Use of Video

  • carwow
  • Hear Me Adland, Campaign, Haymarket Media Group
  • Love Island x Mental Health, Cosmopolitan UK

  • Anywhere But Westminster, The Guardian
  • Saving The Planet Through Snapchat, VICE UK

The Local Hero Award for Regional Digital Journalism, Supported by Google News Initiative

  • Katie French – Basingstoke Gazette
  • Natasha Meek- Bradford Telegraph & Argus
  • Caroline Wilson – Herald & Times Group
  • Hereford Times
  • Lucy Ashton – Sheffield Star
  • Robyn Vinter – Yorkshire Post
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PARTNERSHIP EXCELLENCE

Best Creative Solutions Led / Content Marketing Campaign

  • Heat's Under The Duvet With VOXI, Bauer Media
  • Evening Standard's Future London, ESI Media
  • The Instant Edit: Mail Metro Media For Matalan, Mail Metro Media
  • The Wellness Connection: Mail Metro Media & Entale For Pukka, Mail Metro Media & Entale

Best Commercial Partnership

  • Evening Standard's Future London, ESI Media
  • What Car? TrueMPG & Nissan LEAF, Haymarket Automotive Studio
  • The Instant Edit: Mail Metro Media For Matalan, Mail Metro Media
  • The Wellness Connection: Mail Metro Media & Entale For Pukka, Mail Metro Media & Entale
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Best Media Technology Partner

  • Ozone Project & Beeswax Fight For A Fairer Future For Premium Publishers, Beeswax
  • Brand Metrics
  • Fenestra: Transparency For Publishers, Fenestra
  • Immediate Media Decreased Timeout By 23% With Index Exchange’s Adaptive Timeout Solution, Index Exchange
  • Permutive & Financial Times: Excelling In A World Without Third Party Cookies, Permutive
  • Placements.io, Google and Skyscanner Unveil Premium Guaranteed a PG/PD Deal Engine Generating 200%+ Programmatic Revenue Growth

  • Trackonomics - Affiliate Technology For Publishers, Trackonomics

COMMERCIAL EXCELLENCE

Digital Advertising Operations Team of the Year

  • Global Media & Entertainment
  • Hearst Global Solutions, Hearst
  • News UK
Digital Advertising Operations Team of the Year LOGO

Best Diversification of Commercial Strategy

  • Nowse, Dennis Publishing
  • Decanter, Future
  • Marie Claire UK, Future
Best Diversification of Commercial Strategy LOGO

Digital Sales Person of the Year

  • Jack Ellis, Haymarket Automotive
  • Owen Boyne , News UK
  • Nick Biscomb, ViacomCBS

Digital Sales Team of the Year

  • Nowse Sales Team, Dennis Publishing
  • Haymarket Automotive Studio
  • ViacomCBS

PUBLISHING EXCELLENCE

Audience Development Team of the Year

  • The Sun, News UK
  • The Times & The Sunday Times, News UK
  • The Telegraph

Best Digital Publishing Innovation

  • DAX Audio Articles, Global Media & Entertainment
  • Computing Delta, Incisive Media
  • Sun Social Studio, News UK
  • A Transformative Economic Model For Academic Publishing, Open Library of Humanities (OLH)
  • Permutive & Financial Times: Excelling In A World Without Third Party Cookies, Permutive
  • Building The Digital Advertising Environment Of The Future, The Ozone Project
Best Digital Publishing Innovation LOGO

Best Research/ Insight Project

  • Changing The Sales Narrative By Brand Lift At Scale, JPIMedia
  • The Times & The Sunday Times Content Review, News UK
Best Research/ Insight Project LOGO

Best Use of Data

  • Article Quality Scoring Algorithm, Call Centre Helper (Clearly Presented Ltd)
  • Permutive & Financial Times: Excelling In A World Without Third Party Cookies, Permutive
  • Readly Insights, Readly
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Product Development Team of the Year

  • What Car?, Haymarket Automotive
  • JPIMedia

Digital Publishing Rising Star 2020

  • Rebecca Knight, Future
  • Charlie Celino, News UK
  • Maddy Tomkins, ViacomCBS

The Digital Publishing Award for Employer Excellence

  • Incisive Media
  • News UK
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GRAND PRIX

Best Online Brand: B2B

  • ITPro, Dennis Publishing
  • edie, Faversham House
  • Business Green, Incisive Media
  • Computer Reseller News (CRN), Incisive Media

Best Online Brand: Consumer

  • DrivingElectric.com, Dennis Publishing
  • Readly

Small Digital Publisher of the Year

  • BusinessBecause
  • Open Library of Humanities

Best Digital Publishing Company 2020

The finalists in our B2B and Consumer categories are:

  • Dennis Publishing
  • Hearst UK
  • Incisive Media
  • News UK
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