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AOP Digital Publishing Awards 2021

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Throughout 2020, amidst a global crisis, digital publishers created engaging content, built audiences, grew revenue streams, and delivered new innovations around product and processes – across news, consumer interest, and B2B. Now is the time to celebrate those achievements: the AOP Awards will shine the spotlight on the individuals and teams in your organisation who have been making the difference.

Publishers are also embracing the challenge to address major societal issues - such as diversity and inclusion, fake news, and climate change – through quality content, industry initiatives, and within their own organisations’ culture. The AOP is proud to highlight the many positive stories that digital publishers have to tell through our leading industry awards.

A CELEBRATION OF ONLINE PUBLISHING

The AOP Awards celebrate and benchmark the skills and innovative thinking of the individuals, teams, and companies leading the growth in online publishing. We are delighted to bring you this video series exploring the factors which have supported the resilience and success of digital publishing companies over the past 18 months. We also look forward to how publishers will continue to grow audiences and provide outstanding solutions for advertisers.

QUALITY

Defining the hallmarks of quality for digital publishers
Watch these top tips from industry leaders

How can digital publishers create quality environments that promote quality journalism?
Watch this selection of short zoom videos to find out

Building the foundations for quality digital publishing

CULTURE

How are publishers rising to meet today's cultural challenges?
Watch these top tips from industry leaders

What can publishers do to tackle our biggest social, cultural, and economic challenges?
Watch this selection of short zoom videos to find out

Here’s why culture and values are becoming a strategic priority for digital publishers

INNOVATION

Innovating to put the reader first
Watch these top tips from industry leaders

What's the key to creating an innovative culture in your organisation?
Watch this selection of short zoom videos to find out

A digital publisher’s roadmap to fostering innovation

GROWTH

What do publishers need to do to drive continued growth?

Watch these top tips from industry leaders

What's the secret of successful growth for publishers?
Watch this selection of short zoom videos to find out

The essential ingredients for successful growth in digital publishing

TOP TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE YOUR ENTRY STAND OUT

What's the secret to impressing a panel of judges? AOP Awards Director, Clare Dewhirst, and two long-term judges - the AOP's Dilip Shukla and ESI Media's Jo Holdaway - share top tips for writing a winning entry.

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The Host

Maisie Adam

Maisie Adam

We’re pleased to announce that this year’s AOP Digital Publishing Awards will be hosted by none other than the very talented Maisie Adam. Join the star of the comedy circuit and TV’s best game shows, for the LIVE ceremony on the 16th September for another memorable celebration for the digital publishing industry.

 

 

Awards Timetable

Thursday 16 September

Red carpet build up 2.15pm

Ceremony from 3pm to 4pm

Why Enter the AOP Digital Publishing Awards

  • Recognise and motivate the individuals and teams who have contributed to your own organisation’s successes over 2020
  • Benchmark your achievements in the UK’s leading specialist digital publishing awards – these are the ones to win!
  • Impress our independent jury of advertisers, agency leaders, and your digital publishing peers
  • Join with us in demonstrating the resilience and strengths of the digital publishing sector – all of our winners will be celebrated across the media and marketing community

AOP Categories

Individual Excellence Awards
Team Excellence Awards
Digital Publishing Excellence Awards
Grand Prix Awards

CATEGORIES

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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 View the full list of winners here.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be co-chair of this year’s AOP awards because I absolutely love our industry and there has never been a more important time to recognise and celebrate outstanding talent, innovation and contributions made by individuals and teams in online publishing. This past year has brought about so much change and uncertainty, it has forced publishers to be agile and adapt fast to the impact of Covid-19, to look to the future and prepare for changing regulations whilst tackling issues around diversity and inclusion. It has forced us to be creative, diversify our business models and be incredibly resilient to stay relevant so I encourage you to submit your entries so that we can make this past year one of celebration as we shine a light on outstanding work and people in our industry.”

Hayley Cochrane, Head of Digital, Mail Metro Media

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WHY ENTER THE DIGITAL PUBLISHING AWARDS?

  • Achieve deserved recognition for your people: motivate them to continue to deliver their best as members of a winning team
  • Showcase the creative, innovative and effective solutions that you have delivered – both for your readers and for your clients
  • Demonstrate that your team has the talents and skills to build your audience and add value for advertising and commercial partners
The winners of the AOP Digital Publishing Awards will be announced at the best party of the year – an unmissable event in the digital publishing industry’s calendar. Join us at Old Billingsgate on 27th June for pre-dinner cocktails on the riverside and an evening of celebration.

MEET THE JUDGES



The AOP Digital Publishing Awards Jury includes digital industry leaders from advertisers, agencies, tech partners and publishers – ensuring that we include objective views and benefit from a breadth of expertise across the editorial, commercial, creative and technical areas of the digital publishing business. Our Jury will review and score all entries online to provide a shortlist of the best entries in all categories. The final judging meeting will provide the opportunity for more discussion, leading to the winners who will be announced at the AOP Awards Ceremony on 16th September 2021.

 

Co Chairs

Robin Shute

Robin Shute

Hayley Cochrane

Hayley Cochrane

Judges

Will Kirkpatrick

Will Kirkpatrick

Alex Kirby

Alex Kirby

Amy Williams

Amy Williams

Anisha Doshi

Anisha Doshi

Becky Hughes

Becky Hughes

Brogan Driscoll

Brogan Driscoll

Chris Kenna

Chris Kenna

Dan Hagen

Dan Hagen

Deborah Harper

Deborah Harper

Dilip Shukla

Dilip Shukla

Ed Latham

Ed Latham

Femi Taiwo

Femi Taiwo

Henry Vernon

Henry Vernon

Jacqueline Boakye

Jacqueline Boakye

Jerry Daykin

Jerry Daykin

Laura Wade

Laura Wade

Luke Nicholls

Luke Nicholls

Nisha Beerjeraz

Nisha Beerjeraz

Rob Sheppard

Rob Sheppard

Thomas Lake

Thomas Lake

Anne Claire Chenu

Anne Claire Chenu

Dave Randall

Dave Randall

Jo-ann Fortune

Jo-ann Fortune

Sachini Imbuldeniya

Sachini Imbuldeniya

Claire Norburn

Claire Norburn

Alex Payne

Alex Payne

Sarah Mansfield

Sarah Mansfield

Scott Somerville

Scott Somerville

Emma Stacey

Emma Stacey

Colin Buckingham

Colin Buckingham

Nonsie Mtimkulu

Nonsie Mtimkulu

“Incisive Media has been fortunate to enjoy a number of successes at the AOP Awards and now it’s payback time. I value this opportunity to be B2B co-chair of the 2021 awards as we navigate our way through the Covid pandemic, and for the opportunity to work with our peers and of course support the AOP itself. Richard and the AOP have really got to grips with the task of representing media businesses in crucial forums that decide the future of privacy and regulation. We highly value this ongoing and sometimes challenging work, and of course the opportunity to celebrate our sector’s many successes at the annual AOP awards. “

Robin Shute, Operations Director, Incisive Media

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Sponsorship Opportunities

The 2021 AOP Digital Publishing Awards create new opportunities for sponsor partners to align their brand with quality and excellence in digital publishing. As a category sponsor, you have the opportunity to contribute to the content of our planned short-form video documentary series, which will explore and share the achievements of our finalists – and of course to have your branding included. This video content will live on after the Awards as an information resource for all the AOP’s digital publisher members. Your brand, of course, will be aligned with the Awards in all our marketing channels, pre, during and post event. You also have the opportunity to announce the winner of your sponsored category as part of the Awards Ceremony, hosted 16th September 2021.

Contact Chloe.Lambert@ukaop.org for more information.
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