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AOP announces shortlist for 2024 Digital Publishing Awards

Published: 25 Apr 2024

London, 25th April 2024: The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) has today announced the shortlist for the 2024 Digital Publishing Awards. The awards celebrate the individuals and teams working to create, deliver and monetise quality content online.

The Digital Publishing Awards champion talent across 26 categories, and set the standard for editorial, commercial, partnership and publishing excellence. The entries are judged by a panel of digital industry experts under the guidance of co-chairs Karen Eccles, Chief Commercial Officer at The Telegraph, and Jonathon Whiteley, CEO, Europe at Arc Network. The winners will be announced at the AOP Awards ceremony on 12th June at Old Billingsgate, London.

​​This year has seen a record-breaking number of submissions from new and returning entrants across B2B, B2C, national and regional publishers, and across all disciplines including ad ops, sales, and editorial.

“With more entries than ever before, I have been very impressed by the variety of submissions across the industry”, said Richard Reeves, Managing Director at AOP. “I’m excited to celebrate the 22nd year of the Digital Publishing Awards that shine a light on the talented individuals and teams that make up our industry, and I look forward to rewarding their outstanding achievements at our awards ceremony in June.”

The full list of finalists is as follows and can also be viewed online here.

Individual Excellence Awards

Editor of the Year

Journalist of the Year

Rising Star

Sales Person of the Year

The AOP Award for Inspiring Local Journalism, sponsored by Google News Initiative

Team Excellence Awards

Advertising Operations Team of the Year

Audience Development Team of the Year, sponsored by UKOM

Editorial Team of the Year: B2B

Editorial Team of the Year: Consumer

Product Development Team of the Year

Sales Team of the Year

Publishing Excellence Awards

Best Creative Solutions Led / Content Marketing Campaign

Best Digital Publishing Innovation, sponsored by Index Exchange

Best Diversification of Commercial Strategy, sponsored by Google

Best Media Technology Partner

Best Publisher-led Social Good Initiative or Campaign

Best Research / Insight Project

Best Use of Audio

Best Use of Data, sponsored by Anonymised

Best Use of Video, sponsored by PubMatic

The AOP Employer Excellence Award, sponsored by Lewis Silkin

Grand Prix Awards

Best Online Brand: B2B

Best Online Brand: Consumer

Small Digital Publisher of the Year, sponsored by Deloitte

Publishing companies who have demonstrated success across several categories in the AOP Awards will be invited to enter the following two categories and the winner will be announced on the night:

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About the Association of Online Publishers

The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) is an industry body representing digital publishing companies that create original, branded, quality content. AOP champions the interests of media owners from diverse backgrounds including newspaper and magazine publishing, TV and radio broadcasting, and pure online media. For more information, please visit

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