One of the key objectives of AOP is to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and build networking ties across the industry.
As well as access through our events, website and research, publisher members are granted exclusive access to six industry steering groups, including Commercial, Research, B2B, Product Development, Ad Ops and Audience Development. Member organisations have the opportunity to send key members of their staff to represent them at group meetings.
AOP groups meet each quarter to share knowledge, opinions and advice on key industry subjects, to continually improve their digital businesses. The groups have worked on and released industry responses to the ‘cookie law’, and examine current issues such as ad blocking on an ongoing basis. We connect our members together to build relationships, strengthen their position and to influence the industry as a collective entity.
Whilst relevant guest speakers are often invited to present to the groups, they have the unique advantage of being vendor-free.
The AOP Research Steering Group operates to share views on key issues, best practice & best suppliers and supporting/steering industry research and developments. Our Research group in particular brings members together to collaborate on proving the value of premium content. We create the opportunities for publishers to engage in conversation with agencies and advertisers through this research.