AOP Digital Publishing Awards 2013 Categories & Shortlisted Entries
Editorial Team 2013 – Business to Business
Aimed at Editorial teams where the majority of publishing activity is within Business to Business content communities. The judges looked for evidence of the team’s enterprise, creativity and performance in achieving outstanding success for the site, or digital platforms and the value added to the overall business. There was no requirement that the editorial team should be working solely online.
BusinessGreen - Incisive MediaCommunity Care - Reed Business InformationEstates Gazette - Reed Business InformationHealth Services Journal - EMAP PublishingIT Pro - Dennis PublishingNursing Times - EMAP Publishing
Editorial Team 2013 – Consumer
Aimed at Editorial teams where the majority of publishing activity is within Consumer facing content communities The judges looked for evidence of the team’s enterprise, creativity and performance in achieving outstanding success for the site, or digital platforms, and the value added to the overall business. There was no requirement that the editorial team should be working solely online
bbcgoodfood.com - BBC WorldwideDigital Spy - Hearst Magazines UKThe Guardian - Guardian News and MediaMSN UK Editorial Team - MicrosoftGuardian Sport, Olympics 2012 - Guardian News and MediaPC Advisor - IDG UKTech Radar - FutureThe Huffington Post UK - AOL Huffington Post Media GroupThe Mirror Digital Nationals - Trinity MirrorVICE UK - VICE Media
Digital Advertising Sales Team 2013
This category was open to any sales team working online (but not necessarily solely online) within a publishing operation. Judges looked for proof of the team’s development and evidence of innovation, creative and commercial success in the judging year. Entries had to include testimonials from clients or agencies to demonstrate professionalism and excellent client relations.
Dennis Motoring - Dennis PublishingGuardian Media - Guardian News and MediaShortlist Media Digital Sales - Shortlist MediaIPC Digital Sales Team - IPC MediaMail Online - Associated NewspapersThe Telegraph Digital Sales Team - The Telegraph Media Group
Digital Advertising Operations Team 2013
Entries were invited from publishers, agencies and advertising networks in the UK who sell or buy online display advertising media. Calling attention to any industry standards that your team has contributed to and any industry bodies that your senior ops staff participate in. Entrants were strongly encouraged to include client and customer (including in-house customers) testimonials. Judges also wanted to see specific examples of ad ops leadership, innovation, and contribution to overall success. These included the results of specific projects initiated by ad operations teams.
Johnston PressTelegraph Media GroupTrinity MirrorUnruly
Digital Editorial Individual 2013
Aimed at individuals rather than publisher brands. This award rewards the individual contribution of online journalists, editors and community managers. Entrants were asked to include (or link to) examples of their work and publishing activity in the period, making clear how they measure success against objectives and including colleague / customer testimonials.
Benjamin Lee - Shortlist MediaCarla Buzasi - AOL Huffington Post Media GroupSusie Boone - Immediate MediaJessica Vince - Bauer MediaLuke Westaway - CBS InteractiveRuth Smith - Reed Business InformationTabitha Stapely - Hearst Magazines UK
** New **One to Watch 2013– Individual
This new category recognises the emerging talent on which the future of the industry depends. It was open to anyone working in a digital role within publishing, under the age of 35 on 1 January 2013. Nominations were invited to recommend one person who deserves recognition for exceptional achievements within a publisher business or the wider industry. The judges created a shortlist based on both the entrants’ achievements to date and testimonials. The final decision will be made by a public vote. Voting will take place in the two weeks leading up to the Awards dinner, with voting closing during the event itself.
Alex Watson - Dennis PublishingAnna Fielding - Shortlist MediaPaul Lomax - Dennis PublishingTom Cullen - Shortlist Media
**New **One to Watch 2013 - Business
The winner of this category will be the new business or service nominated by Publishers and initiated within the judging period. The judges short listed those entries that offer the greatest potential benefit to the online publishing industry in the future. The final decision will be made by a public vote which will take place in the two weeks leading up to the awards dinner, with voting closing during the awards event itself
Adnostic - Dennis PublishingMedia Factory - Dennis PublishingDigital Editions Team - IPC MediaKaldor - Kaldor LtdOutbrain
Research and Insight Project 2013
Recognising the ever-growing importance of research for the digital media industry, this award reflects the best project including methodology, innovation, results against objectives and business impact. The award was only open to research commissioned or produced by online publishing companies, research and advertising agencies.
Audiences Not Platforms - Guardian News and MediaOnline Engagement - Guardian News and MediaA New Era In Publishing, Understanding the Audience Opportunity through Apple Newstand - Future PublishingAd Sync - ITV
Cross-Media Project 2013
An integrated and coordinated fusion of media for a project or product was expected in this category. This meant a combination of video, mobile, print, or any other relevant medium. Judges looked at the integration and creation of original or reworked content whilst maintaining a strong brand identity, and why this combination of media made a significant difference to the brand. Special note was taken as to how video can operate across platform and enhance the brand impact.
Bringing London 2012 to Life - Press AssociationFarmers Apprentice - Reed Business InformationHeart.co.uk & Colgate - Global RadioLeading Women - CNN InternationalThe Times Cities Fit For Cycling - Times Newspapers
Open to products, services, apps or websites (no re-launches) that have gone live within the judging period. Entries needed to demonstrate use of excellent content, creativity, and marketing, within this limited time. This award reflects the best launch through evidence of its commercial viability, a clear understanding of the target market, and strong evidence of the business impact of the launch.
Big Data Republic - UBM LiveCbeebies Digital Edition - Immediate MediaGrazia iPad Edition - Bauer MediaMr Hyde - Shortlist MediaThe Wider Image - ReutersThe Cascade - Telegraph Media Group
*** New *** Mobile and Tablet Innovation 2013
Recognising the achievements made within mobile and tablet arenas by digital publishing companies. Entrants needed to demonstrate how the brand fits into the medium, explaining specifically how it has added value, and what makes it accessible and suited to the mobile or tablet device. Judges considered entries from mobile websites, mobile and tablet/eReader apps and looked for commercial results demonstrating long term viability. Judges required entries to be viewable within the judging period and looked for evidence of ease of access and the unique benefits and satisfaction of users.
Ignition by Auto Trader - Trader Media GroupMailOnline iPad Mini App - Associated NewspapersPhotography Week - Future PublishingThe Wider Image - ReutersSnowman & Snowdog Game - Crash Lab for Channel 4
Commercial Partnership 2013
Entries were invited from digital publishers engaged in a commercial partnership with an advertiser or supplier aiming to promote and drive the advertiser’s brand forward or alternatively to develop new revenue streams for the media owner. Judging was based on strategic vision, understanding of the market, and use of innovation and creativity. Judges also looked for evidence of success against objectives, such as: research, trading figures and financial results.
Capital FM.com & Samsung: Hope Relay - Global RadioFarnborough Airshow Live Broadcasts - Flight Global/ Reed Business InformationFuture and Tesco: Home of Gaming - Future PublishingGoThinkBig - Bauer MediaGuardian Media and Majestic Wine - The GuardianHeart.co.uk & Estee Lauder - Global Radio
Technology Partner 2013
This award will be given to the best existing, new or improved third party technology provider that has demonstrated the most effective results driving digital publishers’ revenue forward. Judges looked for proof of enterprise and innovation, ability to create and/or increase revenue for publishers, and evidence of satisfaction from the end user, including publisher testimonials
OutbrainPowerLinks In-Content Advertising - PowerLinks MediaPubMatic and National Rail Enquires - PubMaticPugpig - Kaldor LtdRubicon Project
Use of Social Media 2013
This award reflects the ever-growing importance of social media channels for publishers. Factors taken into consideration included growth in engagement, interaction, innovation and brand development. Companies had to present their social media work on one specific title or product per entry for this category. Commercial results of social activity were crucial in demonstrating success.
Farmers Weekly - Reed Business InformationLeading Women - CNN InternationalMetroMSN UK Social Voices - MicrosoftPlane Crash Online Check-In - RCKT & Dragonfly for Channel 4Mirror Football - Trinity Mirror
Website 2013 – Business to Business
Specifically for publisher websites where the majority of their activity is within Business to Business content communities. Entries had to maintain a consistently high standard across all aspects of the site. Judging was based on design and usability, editorial excellence, creativity and overall commercial results. Entrants were required to make clear how they measured success against objectives and why the website stands out from other business to business sites
AccountingWEB - Sift MediaCloud Pro - Dennis PublishingCommunity Care - Reed Business InformationDezeenEstates Gazette - Reed Business InformationFarmers Weekly Interactive - Reed Business InformationHealth Service Journal - EMAP PublishingInsurance Times - Newsquest Specialist Media
Website 2013 - Consumer
Specifically for publisher websites where the majority of their activity is within Consumer facing content communities. Entries needed to maintain a consistently high standard across all aspects of the site. Judging was be based on design and usability, editorial excellence, creativity and overall commercial results. Entrants were asked to make clear how they measure success against objectives and why the website stands out from other consumer sites.
Vogue.co.uk - Conde Nast PublicationsDigital Spy - Hearst Magazines UKMailOnline - Associated NewspapersTechRadar.com - Future PublishingThe Huffington Post UK - AOL Huffington Post Media GroupVICE.com - VICE Media
Digital Publisher 2013 – Business to Business
Aimed at businesses rather than individuals where the majority of their publishing activity is within Business to Business content communities. Judging was be based on outstanding achievement within the digital media environment, with evidence of a strong strategic vision, enterprise and innovation, growth of the business and success against the objectives in the judging year. This needed to be shown through a portfolio of sites or through breadth and versatility within a single site, indicating how the different elements figured in the publisher's strategy.
Incisive MediaIDG UKNewsquest Specialist Media
Digital Publisher 2013 - Consumer
Aimed at businesses rather than individuals where the majority of their publishing activity is within Consumer facing content communities. Judging was based on outstanding achievement within the digital media environment, with evidence of a strong strategic vision, enterprise and innovation, growth of the business and success against the objectives in the judging year. This needed to be shown through a portfolio of sites or through breadth and versatility within a single site, indicating how the different elements figured in the publisher's strategy.
Dennis PublishingFuture Publishing Hearst Magazines UKIPC MediaMetro
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