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Board Membership


Benefits of Board Level Membership

  • One voting seat on the board, and therefore the opportunity to influence the direction of AOP – the board determines AOP’s strategic objectives, overseeing all AOP initiatives

  • Access to the Digital Publishers Revenue Initiative, administered by Deloitte on behalf of AOP, a pool of opted-in Board Members who provide their digital revenues on a monthly basis to achieve an aggregate view of the marketplace. All data is strictly confidential and members only see the aggregated view, enabling them to benchmark their own performance against the wider market on a monthly basis. Data points cover display, sponsorship, video, mobile, recruitment, other classified, subscriptions and other digital revenues, and can be measured to provide a detailed view of the market on a month-on-month and year-on-year basis

  • Access to leading online research and insight, including our bi-annual Census Report, monthly Digital Landscape Report (DLR), industry benchmarking research, as well as a number of ad-hoc Consumer and B2B Research projects

  • Access speaker presentations from all AOP events

  • Access to AOP website member-only content: DLR, research and presentations available to all staff within the member company – register for a login

  • Access to member-only groups – benefit from cross-industry knowledge, be at the forefront of issues facing the industry. Groups include: Commercial, Research, B2B, Product Development and Ad Ops

  • Attending other member-only and Board-only events, i.e. subject-specific roundtables

  • Receiving significant discounts for attending AOP Conferences and Awards

  • Board members are also entitled to free places at our monthly forum events

  • Regular member discounts on other media industry events

  • Member discount on ABC audits: 25% off the one-off registration fee and 15% off the rate card for each website traffic audit; providing that at least two audits are performed annually. Note: this cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer

  • Gaining contacts and joining industry discussion on AOP’s LinkedIn Group

  • Publishing press releases promoting your digital business on the AOP website

  • Access to weekly AOP newsletter and industry figure interviews


What are the criteria for joining?


Board membership is open to companies whose principal focus is to create original published content for direct consumption by their consumers, via the web (‘destination sites’) and other digital platforms.


Publishing companies that have the following may apply for membership:

  • An online activity revenue centre within the organisation
  • A dedicated editorial staff
  • A dedicated revenue-generating commercial staff
  • In addition, the significant portion of companies’ published content must be original
  • You must have been publishing on the web or other digital platforms for at least 6 months
  • Members are encouraged to hold an ABC certificate if the site generates more than £250,000 per annum


Cost of Board Membership


For cost details, and more on how to join, please contact us

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