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AOP Digital Digest 21st February 14 - News From the Digital Universe

Events News

AOP Spring Conference - 12th March 2014 - Don't Miss Out Book Today Speakers from CBS Interactive, Clarion Defence & Security, Deloitte, Haymarket and TechTarget have joined the line-up of experts on the programme at the AOP Spring Conference next month.

The conference, which takes place at Etc Venues St Pauls, is aimed specifically at publishers of Specialist and Targeted media, in both B2B and B2C. The key themes will be content, community and commerce, and how the three interact to create opportunities for media owners in the sector.

David Prasher, MD of Haymarket Consumer Media, will be part of the “View From The Top” panel looking at those opportunities and the strategic issues arising from them. And Matthew Guest, Digital Strategy Practice Lead, EMEA, Deloitte will examine the mobile opportunity and its particular impact on specialist publishers.

And Clarion Defence & Security MD Tim Porter will bring a pure-play exhibition perspective to the discussion of driving audiences for live events.

For full details of the programme and to book your place click here

AOP Digital Publishing Awards -Three Weeks Left to Enter

With 18 categories in total catering to all areas in Digital Publishing this year's AOP awards has something for everyone

To view the full category list and past winners click here

Entries cost £99+VAT per category and the closing date for entries is 14th March 2014.

For full information on the awards entry process click here

Create your entry now by clicking here

Good luck and we look forward to seeing you at the ceremony at the Camden Roundhouse on the 3rd July!

Tickets for the ceremony will go on sale shortly

Forum Roundup - Mobile First?

On Wednesday the first forum of the year Mobile First took place at Etc Venues the Hatton.

Another sell out event, the speaker line-up included Ross Sleight, Chief Strategy Officer, Somo; Chris Russell, Head of Product,Trinity Mirror Digital; Niko Schröer, Mobile Product Specialist in the Publisher team, Google; Claire Valoti, Head of Sales, Facebook UK and was moderated by Keith Walker, Head of Digital: Film, Games & Tech, Future plc

Read the event round up including tips from the speakers and download the presentations from our website here

News from The Digital Universe

The Festival of Media 6-8 April Rome, Italy – Connect with the Future of Media

AOP are delighted to be partnering with this year’s Festival of Media. Described as the 'Davos of the media industry', the Festival of Media Global is a two-day conference welcoming over 800 media leaders to Rome to debate, trade, find business solutions, reward creativity and celebrate innovation.

From questioning transparency in a digital age to meeting the best brand storytellers, the Festival of Media Global 2014 agenda touches all corners of the international media landscape and will encompass exclusive industry announcements, debates that will shape the future, insights into what chief marketing officers of the world's largest advertisers want and a look into the future with the technologists who are pushing boundaries.

A special 10% discount offer for AOP members– use promo code aop10mpx when booking online.

Publishing and Media Expo 25-26th February, Earls Court 2, London

AOP takes part in next weeks Publishing & Media Expo, the leading event dedicated to shaping the future of publishing. As part of the TFM&A event AOP Chairman and Incisive Media's Managing Director of Digital and Tech John Barnes is presenting How to build and develop sustainable revenue from digital media and AOP Managing Director Tim Cain presents Driving digital revenues in the premium content environment

For further information and to book your delegate place click here

Outbrain Global Mobile Consumption Trends 2014

With more content being read or watched on mobile devices that ever before, content discovery platform Outbrain has looked at how users around the world are consuming content on their smartphones and tablets.

Outbrain's data draws on a network of over 100,000 publishing sites from around the world, and looks at an average week to show how global users across ten countries are consuming content on their mobile devices.

Read the full story here

The Digital Marketing Show

Part of a series of one-day exclusive programmes to help mainstream marketers and business owners well and truly understand ‘digital’ in 2014. AOP are partnering with The Digital Marketing Show for their first Content Masterclass, which will take place on 2nd May at Ravensbourne College – and will provide attendees with all the knowledge necessary to confidently implement a new content strategy for your business. Use the promo code UKAOPMEMBER to get £50 off your ticket!  Click here to book your place

If you have an industry news story you would like us to include in our weekly digest please contact Zoe Blackmore via email

Have a fantastic weekend!

The AOP Team

The full AOP events calendar for 2014 is in place. Click here to view