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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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AOP announces Winners of the Digital Publishing Awards 2022

– The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) celebrated the digital publishing industry’s top talent at its in-person awards ceremony held at Old Billingsgate in London, yesterday. AOP’s flagship event, now in its 20th year and organised in association with headline partner, PubMatic, was hosted by comedian Sophie Duker. The event showcased the individuals, teams and companies driving the successful growth of the online publishing sector. There were 26 category winners, judged by a panel of experts under the guidance of co-chairs, Amanda Barnes, Chief Executive of Faversham House, and Dominic Carter, Group Chief Commercial Officer of News UK.

Published: 16 Jun 2022

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AOP News | Voice of the Premium Publisher

Industry-changing conversations: Four areas publishers should be aware of

In today’s tumultuous media environment, publishers need to pull together to find ways to safeguard revenue, nurture talent, and build a sustainable future. Richard Reeves talks about four areas publishers should be aware of and the discussions the AOP is facilitating with the wider industry.

Published: 31 May 2022

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AOP News | Ask the Associates

Four expert ideas on how to convert audience engagement to value

As a publisher, your audience is your most precious asset and continually engaging and re-engaging your readers, viewers, and listeners in your content is essential for success. But with big players in subscription content such as Netflix facing challenges, how can you make sure you’re hitting the right notes?

Published: 23 May 2022

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AOP announces shortlist for 2022 Digital Publishing Awards

The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) has today announced the shortlist for the 2022 Digital Publishing Awards – a celebration of the individuals and teams working to create, deliver, and monetise quality online content.

Published: 27 Apr 2022

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AOP Partners with SeenThis to Reduce Website Data Usage by 65% and Lower Carbon Footprint

The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) has partnered with adaptive streaming technology company, SeenThis, to become the first trade body to stream images on its website and cut its internet carbon emissions, with the aim of encouraging digital publishers to explore and adopt similar solutions.

Published: 14 Apr 2022

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AOP News | Voice of the Premium Publisher

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The challenging tide of digital misinformation doesn’t just flow one way. As well as causing real-world consequences, it can also be driven by global events. Richard Reeves talks about how these dual influences are being highlighted by the situation in Ukraine and what the digital publishing industry can do to tackle the growing challenge of misinformation.

Published: 12 Apr 2022

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AOP ROUND TABLE: Preparing for the future: Practical personalization strategies that turn passive users into active participants

Hosted by EX.CO 10 May, 2022 9.30am – 11am The Apartment at The Hoxton Hotel, Holborn The recent AOP ‘Meeting the Future’ report provides an optimistic view on how publishers are looking at their revenue diversification strategies moving forward. Product innovation, subscriptions, lead generation revenues, and emerging opportunities in e-commerce look set to become a major focus.

Published: 06 Apr 2022

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Unprecedented UK Media Coalition Calls On PM To Act Swiftly To Save Media From Harmful Impact Of The Tech Platforms

As the government has introduced legislation via the Online Safety Bill to make the internet a safer place, the AOP are united with major media businesses across the UK in stressing the vital urgency of tackling the other side of the coin which will provide the Digital Market Unit the necessary statutory powers and underpin the new pro-competition regulatory regime.

Published: 31 Mar 2022

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Twelve ideas to kickstart your product development strategy and drive new revenues

Publishers are putting the focus on product development as they look forward across the next 12 months, according to the latest Digital Publishers' Revenue Index - conducted by the AOP in association with Deloitte. But what do the experts think is the secret to product development that drives revenue for your organisation? Here are twelve ideas to help you revolutionise your product development for 2022 and beyond…

Published: 25 Mar 2022

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Community building and engagement for digital publishers

With first-party data and genuine audience insight more important than ever, the relationship that a publisher has with their community puts control back into the hands of publishers. With this in mind, what’s the key to ensuring that you continue to strengthen the connection with your audience and grow your community?

Published: 21 Mar 2022

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AOP and Deloitte report digital publishing revenues up by 13.4% in Q4 2021

The Digital Publishers’ Revenue Index – in association with Deloitte – has revealed continued growth in digital publishing revenue in the fourth quarter of 2021, up 13.4% from Q4 2020. B2B and B2C experienced an uptick in publishing revenues, both on a 12-month rolling basis and as year-on-year change. And with over half of respondents reporting positive revenue growth, AOP board member confidence in their own companies has increased.

Published: 17 Mar 2022

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Unlocking creativity post-COVID

Last year showed us an industry that surpassed expectations to not just survive but to thrive too. We saw this determination and resilience shining through in the entries to the AOP Digital Publishing Awards last year, but what will the 2022 entries tell us about how our industry is moving forwards?

Published: 14 Mar 2022

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Publishers must stop being led by technology, and start taking charge

In this month’s Voice of the Premium Publisher blog, Richard Reeves reviews some of the key findings of our Meeting the Future research report and provides updates on the AOP’s work around web crawlers and cross-industry discussions on financial audit transparency, data compliance, and Google’s Privacy Sandbox proposals – drawing the conclusion that publishers must stop being led by technology, and start taking charge.

Published: 08 Mar 2022

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The instruction manual you need to nurture a great team

At the AOP Awards, we put the spotlight on the teams that are leaving their mark on the organisation. But what are the hallmarks of a great team? And how can leaders work to successfully attract the right mix of talent to their teams? To understand, we asked our AOP Awards jury to share their insight and we’ve collated these answers to help you take your team to the next level…

Published: 04 Mar 2022

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Here’s how to foster greater collaboration between advertisers and digital publishers

According to the AOP’s latest research report, 51% of publishers see direct deals as having the most potential for advertising revenue growth. But what can publishers do to make collaboration more attractive to advertisers and agencies?

Published: 28 Feb 2022

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AOP News | Cross-Industry Relationships

Cross Industry Programmatic Taskforce announces strategy to achieve financial audit transparency for programmatic advertising

The Cross Industry Programmatic Taskforce (the Taskforce), representing advertisers, publishers, ad tech vendors and agencies, has today released the first set of outputs to address the lack of transparency in the programmatic advertising supply chain.

Published: 23 Feb 2022

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AOP News | Awards News

AOP Digital Publishing Awards 2022 open for entries

The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) has announced its prestigious annual awards are now open for entries. In collaboration with PubMatic, the Digital Publishing Awards will celebrate the talents and skills of the individuals and teams working to create, deliver, and monetise quality online content.

Published: 26 Jan 2022

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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
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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

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Building the foundations for quality digital publishing

For the final week of our Celebrate the Finalists series, we wanted to home in on a topic that united all of our finalists: quality. In a sea of misinformation, disinformation, fake news, and clickbait, our finalists are leading the way in developing quality content and reader experiences.

Published: 03 Sep 2021

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

In many ways, ‘culture’ is a bit of a buzzword – it simultaneously says a lot, and very little at all. But addressing the challenges the phrase encompasses is critical for digital publishers to help lay the foundations for a better, more prosperous future for all.

Published: 27 Aug 2021

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A digital publisher’s roadmap to fostering innovation

What is it about digital publishing that creates an environment that allowed such innovation to thrive? Here are five steps to help you foster a culture that supports and encourages innovation in your organisation.

Published: 08 Jul 2021

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Finalists for Digital Publishing Company of the Year B2B and Consumer Announced

The AOP is delighted to announce the finalists for the Digital Publishing Awards Best Digital B2B and Consumer Publishing Company grand prix categories, sponsored by PubMatic.

Published: 07 Jul 2021

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The essential ingredients for successful growth in digital publishing

What are the essential ingredients for continued growth? To understand how publishers are laying the foundations for future growth, we reached out to our AOP Awards finalists to understand what strategies they were putting in place to diversify and grow their brands.

Published: 05 Jul 2021

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AOP announces shortlist for 2021 Digital Publishing Awards

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.

Published: 10 Jun 2021

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AOP Statement

A statement on the Government’s intention to introduce a 9pm watershed on TV advertising for HFSS products and a total ban on online advertising.

Published: 14 May 2021

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ISBA Programmatic Supply Chain Transparency Study by PwC with the AOP

Following a year since the publication of the ISBA Programmatic Supply Chain Transparency Study, in association with the AOP and carried out by PwC, a Cross-industry Programmatic Taskforce has made significant progress in laying out a future roadmap, despite a challenging environment.

Published: 06 May 2021

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AOP News | Awards News

Three challenges facing B2B publishers in 2021 and beyond

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.

Published: 21 Apr 2021

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What are advertisers looking for in a publishing partner?

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.

Published: 12 Apr 2021

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Four top tips for driving publisher-led social good initiatives

“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.

Published: 22 Mar 2021

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The Changing Face of Gaming – Reach and Diversity in the Gaming Market

GameSpot commissioned a survey with the AOP exploring the breadth of gamers to bust the myth of targeting males 18-34.

Published: 17 Mar 2021

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The essential ingredients for digital publishing resilience

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.

Published: 09 Mar 2021

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Update from the AOP: ICO Adtech Investigation – Awareness & Accountability

The AOP have been speaking with the ICO to understand how the ICO’s recent announcement in January will impact digital publishers across the UK.

Published: 02 Mar 2021

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AOP Digital Publishing Awards 2021 open for entries

The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) has today announced that its prestigious annual awards are open for entries.

Published: 11 Feb 2021

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AOP Announces Winners for the Digital Publishing Awards 2020

Incisive named Best Digital Publisher Company: B2B and News UK wins Best Digital Publishing Company: Consumer at AOP’s annual celebration of industry excellence, with a total of 26 winners receiving accolades on the night

Published: 15 Oct 2020

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Is purpose beyond profit the answer to a healthier ad industry?

Before COVID-19, balancing purpose with profit was seen by many as an idealistic but unrealistic goal. Now attitudes are starting to change. Huge cultural upheaval is not only showing that long-established social and working norms can be reconfigured, but also driving consumer expectations of purposeful action.

Published: 24 Jul 2020

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AOP announces shortlist for 2020 Digital Publishing Awards - Award ceremony goes virtual for the first time in its 18-year history

AOP and Deloitte data reveals digital publishing revenues fell in Q4 2019, despite an increase in subscriptions and sponsorship

Published: 19 May 2020

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Time for change and transparency in programmatic advertising supply chain

A call for far-reaching reform of the programmatic advertising supply chain has been made today, with the publication of a groundbreaking study by the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers (ISBA).

Published: 06 May 2020

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Today the media industry’s trade bodies have joined forces to help support trusted news brands during this unprecedented Covid19 crisis

This article is supported by the Advertising Association, Society of Editors, ISBA, IPA, AOP, IAB, NMA and Newsworks.

Published: 24 Mar 2020

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COVID-19 update from AOP

Following the recent advice given from the Government and Chief Medical Officer, we wish to inform you that our team are now working remotely, with normal functionality and naturally, we cannot maintain our usual face-to-face meetings. All AOP events and group meetings taking place in March 2020 will be postponed until further notice - we are currently exploring all options to provide alternative ways of maintaining the Group Meetings programme and, will be contacting the individuals concerned

Published: 18 Mar 2020

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Chouieri selects JW Player for outstream video ad-serving

In-text video advertising to give publishers more flexibility and control.

Published: 07 Feb 2020

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JW Player Taps Oracle Data Cloud to Provide Contextual Advertising, Brand-Safety Solutions

Integration Enables Brands to Place Relevant and Suitable Ads Using Oracle’s Contextual Intelligence Segments Across Publishers leveraging JW Player’s Video Platform.

Published: 03 Feb 2020

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Content Verification Guide: How to implement a brand safe strategy

Creating a safe online environment for brands is in all of our interests and every part of the digital ad industry has a role to play in ensuring this.

Published: 31 Jan 2020

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AOP News | Awards News

AOP opens for entries for its annual Digital Publishing Awards

London, UK, 23 January 2020: The Association for Online Publishing has today announced that its Digital Publishing Awards are now open for entry, hosted in partnership with PubMatic, the automation solutions company.

Published: 23 Jan 2020

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