The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) launches the call for entries for its Online Publishing Awards 2008 with new categories for best mobile site, best research and insights project, and two awards for best online ad sales team of the year (business and consumer).
The awards, in their seventh year, are firmly established as a unique showcase for the innovations and best achievements the digital publishing industry has to offer. Last year the AOP attracted a 40% increase in entries over the previous year from online publishers, ranging from the biggest consumer brands to specialist business titles.
AOP director Ruth Brownlee comments: “Our awards are designed to celebrate and recognise real innovation and creativity in the industry. We’re delighted to play host to an event that attracts entries from such a high calibre of talented people and renowned media businesses.”
Winners of the 2007 AOP Online Publishing Awards included the Telegraph team for consumer online publisher of the year; GazetteLive, published by Trinity Mirror, scooped best consumer website; Reed Business Information secured online publisher - business and CNET’s ZDNet.co.uk won best business website.
The deadline for entries is 25 July, and can be submitted electronically at www.ukaopevents.org.uk. The winners will be announced at an Awards gala dinner held at the London Hilton, Park Lane on 1 October, which follows the AOP’s annual flagship Digital Publishing Summit held at the same venue during the day.
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Further information from:
Lorette Nettar, PR AOP 07968 521 684 /email@example.com
* The AOP Awards were launched in 2002 to showcase the best innovations within the digital publishing industry.
* This year’s AOP awards features 16 categories, including three new awards for mobile site, research and insights project, and online ad sales teams now represented in both business and consumer categories.
* Electronic entries can be made up until 25 July at www.ukaopevents.org.uk
* The AOP Awards will follow the AOP’s annual Digital Publishing Summit on 1 October which will be held during the day. This year’s AOP flagship event is entitled “3C – content, convergence and creativity.”
Link to full list of 2007 winners.
The UK Association of Online Publishers (AOP) is the industry body representing online publishing companies that create original, branded, quality content. AOP champions the interests of companies from newspaper and magazine publishing, TV and radio broadcasting, and pure online media.
The AOP raises awareness, lobbies and addresses concerns relating to all areas of online publishing to industry and Government; covering topics such as paid-for-content, online subscription models, data protection, copyright, content management, new technologies and audience measurement.
AOP publishes original research including the annual Census now in its sixth year. It also hosts forums, summits and events, where members can debate issues, meet peers and network. The AOP’s flagship event AOP Awards and Digital Publishing Summit will be held on 1 October 2008 at London Hilton, Park Lane.
AOP Members include AN Digital, Bauer Consumer Media, BBC, BBC News Interactive, BBC Worldwide, BSkyB, Channel 4 New Media, UBM, CBS Interactive, Dennis Publishing, Financial Times, Future, Global Radio, Guardian Media Group plc, Guardian News & Media, Haymarket Media Group, Hearst Digital, Incisive Media, Incisive Media Ltd, Independent New Ventures, IPC Media, ITV, News International Ltd, PPA, Reed Business Information, Reuters Group, Telegraph Media Group Ltd, The Condé Nast Publications (UK), The Economist Group, Trinity Mirror, TSL Education, Which? In addition, PPAi (PPA Interactive) retains a corporate seat on the AOP board: representing the interests of magazine publishers online. www.ukaop.org.uk
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