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Working with Deloitte, the AOP carries out a quarterly piece of research – the Digital Publishers Revenue Index [DPRI]. Access to the full report is exclusively for Board Members of the AOP – our quarterly press releases below provide an indicator of key trends.

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AOP research reveals publishers are broadly optimistic about preparations for cookie deprecation

New survey results from the Association of Online Publishers (AOP) see publishers rate their confidence levels at 6.5 out of 10, when asked how they felt about their plans for the demise of third-party cookies. Furthermore, while advertising remains a significant source of revenue for publishers and underpins the creation of quality content, new revenue streams represent a greater opportunity over the next three years, according to those surveyed.

Published: 23 Feb 2022

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AOP and Deloitte report 31% growth in total digital publishing revenues in Q3 2021

The latest Digital Publishers’ Revenue Index (DPRI) from the Association of Online Publishers (AOP) and Deloitte has revealed sustained growth in digital publishing revenues in the third quarter of 2021, up 31% from Q3 2020, with 84% of AOP board members reporting positive revenue growth. Don't miss insights from the latest DPRI here:

Published: 15 Dec 2021

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AOP and Deloitte report digital publishing revenues up by 40.8% in Q2 2021

Total digital revenues for publishers in Q2 2021 hit £137.8m, up by 40.8% compared to Q2 2020, with growth across all revenue categories

Published: 25 Oct 2021

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AOP and Deloitte report digital publishing revenues up by 31.9% in Q1 2021

Total digital revenues for publishers in Q1 2021 hit £152m with growth across almost all revenue categories

Published: 24 Aug 2021

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AOP and Deloitte report signals recovery as digital publishing revenues increase to £165.1 million

Digital publisher revenues for Q4 2020 were up 13.1% on Q4 2019, largely driven by a 44.0% increase in subscriptions and 16.8% growth in display advertising

Published: 26 Apr 2021

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AOP and Deloitte report reveals 78% of publishers are prioritising ad revenue growth – a marked increase on previous figure

Digital publishers’ priorities shifted in Q3 2020, with a renewed focus on increasing ad revenue

Published: 09 Feb 2021

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AOP and Deloitte report reveals publisher revenue decline less steep than expected

Digital publisher revenues for Q2 2020 were down 14.3% on Q2 2019, despite national lockdown, and industry confidence is rebounding

Published: 17 Nov 2020

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AOP and Deloitte report slight 2.3% decline in digital publishers’ revenue in Q1 2020

AOP and Deloitte data shows that strong growth in subscriptions failed to offset significant declines in recruitment and display advertising revenue

Published: 28 Aug 2020

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AOP analysis finds content verification technology is a key driver of ad discrepancy

The latest AOP research shows ad discrepancy levels increase by nearly 150% when keyword-blocking tags or brand safety wrappers are present.

Published: 07 Feb 2020

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AOP data finds digital advertising revenues are in decline, but non-advertising revenues are increasing

AOP and Deloitte reveal that revenue from online video and subscriptions is growing, despite an overall reduction in digital publishing revenues in Q2 2019

Published: 20 Nov 2019

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AOP sees boost in publisher confidence despite revenue decline in Q1

AOP and Deloitte reveal that industry confidence increased by 33% in Q1 2019 compared to Q4 2018, despite a fall in publisher revenue

Published: 04 Jul 2019

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AOP audit finds ad blocking rates at three-year low, but revenue lost continues to increase

The latest results from AOP reveals publishers are losing more than £18.4m in revenue, despite drop in ad blocking rates

Published: 16 May 2019

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Three-fifths of digital publishers saw business growth in 2018

AOP and Deloitte reveal annual digital publishing revenues increased by 6.8% to £511.5m, driven by strong growth in display and video formats

Published: 23 Apr 2019

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