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AOP Announces Winners of the Digital Publishing Awards 2024

Published: 13 Jun 2024

London, UK, 13th June 2024 The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) celebrated its 22nd Awards yesterday, honouring the digital publishing industry’s top talent at the in-person ceremony, held at Old Billingsgate in London.

AOP’s flagship event was hosted by comedian Daliso Chaponda and recognised the individuals, teams and companies driving impressive growth of the digital publishing sector. There were 27 category winners, including Jo Holdaway, Chief Data & Marketing Officer at Independent Digital News and Media Limited, who received the prestigious Bill Murray Award for Outstanding Contribution to Digital Publishing.

Categories were 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, Real Deals Media.

“With a record-breaking number of submissions – from new and returning entrants across all categories and disciplines – we had more to celebrate this year than ever,” comments Richard Reeves, Managing Director at AOP. “As always, it was a pleasure to award those who set the benchmark for excellence in our industry. A huge congratulations to all the winners driving positive change in an ever-evolving media landscape.”

Among the other winners on the night was Jamie Carpenter from ENDS Report, who took home the prestigious Editor of the Year accolade, Channel Accelerator, who won Best Digital Publishing Innovation, and Pugpig, who was awarded Best Media Technology Partner. Meanwhile, Obomate Briggs from New Scientist won the Rising Star award.

The full list of winners is as follows:


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


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


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


Best Online Brand: B2B

Best Online Brand: Consumer

Small Digital Publisher of the Year, sponsored by Deloitte

Best Digital B2B Publishing Company 2024

Best Digital Consumer Publishing Company 2024

The Bill Murray Award for Outstanding Contribution to Digital Publishing, in partnership with UKOM and supported by Haymarket Media Group

Additional details on the AOP Digital Publishing Awards 2024 can be found here.


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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