AOP unveiled the winners of its tenth Digital Publishing Awards 2011 at The Roundhouse, Camden last night at a Gala event hosted by Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, Russell Kane. Roxy Velvet entranced the audience with her aerial burlesque performance; and musician Alex Winston entertained the crowd into the night with her bedazzling, other-worldly vocals. Tim Faircliff, AOP Chairman and General Manager, Consumer Media, Thomson Reuters says:
“We’ve had an amazing night here at the Roundhouse, with a full-house of publishers, agencies, suppliers at our largest event to date - it is a fitting tribute to our celebrating the first decade of the AOP Awards. Our aim is to bring our members together, and I’m proud that the event continues to be a showcase for innovation in the digital publishing industry.”
To mark the AOP Awards’ 10th year anniversary, a new overall prize, awarded by the judges, was introduced. This year Future Publishing
was awarded the AOP Grand Prix. Future Publishing also won Digital Publisher - Consumer category. Telegraph Media Group
was the most-awarded publisher with four accolades: with the award for Innovation for its “How Should I Vote?” application; also Digital Advertising Sales Team. And TMG also picked up the award for Ad Operations Team in association with AdMonsters – a new category introduced this year. Emma Barnett
, Digital Media Editor of Telegraph Media Group beat off stiff competition from 12 other shortlisted nominees to win Digital Editorial Individual category.Dennis Publishing
picked up two awards for Commercial Partnership for Dennis Lifestyle Division & Tron and Video On Demand category with Dennis Publishing Film Unit.Global Radio
also snapped up two awards for Use of Mobile for Global Radio Android Apps in association with Sony Ericsson; together with Cross-Media Project for “Mini but Mighty” with Sony Ericsson. Haymarket Business Media
was awarded Digital Publisher – Business; and
Haymarket Consumer Media won the second new category introduced this year: Product Team for Autosport.com.
In the popular categories of Website, Centaur Media
was awarded for Marketing Week under Website – Business; with Associated Newspapers
picking up Website – Consumer for Mail Online. While for Editorial Teams,IPC Media
received Editorial Team – Consumer for Goodtoknow.co.uk and UBM Medica
was awarded Editorial Team Business for Chemist+Druggist; News International
was awarded in Launch category with The Times & Sunday Times Digital Subscription Product; ITV
’s “Got the Cross-Platform Factor!” won Research & Insight Project; Admeld
received Ad Technology Platform award; Magicalia
won Independent Publisher for the second year running.
The judges Highly Commended the following companies/entries:
Launch – Red Online/Hachette Fillipacchi
Video on Demand – IPC Video/IPC Media
Website Consumer – Techradar.com/Future Publishing & CNET.co.uk/CBS Interactive
Ad Operations Team, in association with AdMonsters – Guardian News & Media
Website Business – Farmers Guardian
Editorial Individual – Patrick Smith, Editor & Chief Analyst, TheMediaBriefing.com
Cross Media Project – Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference & Telegraph Create/Telegraph Media Group.Full list of all 19 category winners, highly commended entries and judges’ comments.
Further information and photographs of winners:
Lorette Nettar, PR for AOP – 07968 521 684 – email@example.com
The AOP Digital Awards are supported by Brand Republic, as the media sponsor; and ABC, Admeld, AdTech, Ceros, Deloitte, Econsultancy, fmg, Google, Grapeshot, Madgex, Operative, Outbrain, Olswang, Propel, Rightmedia, The Rubicon Project, Signal, StrategyEye, Theorem and ThoughtWorks.
Russell is a multi-talented writer and performer who has established himself as one the best comics in the UK today. He won comedy’s most prestigious award - the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award - and is currently on a sell-out national tour with his award winning show ‘Smokescreens and Castles’. www.russellkane.co.uk/
Roxy Velvet is a true blue burlesque darling, theatrical vaudeville performer, aerialist, director and presenter. Ms Velvet delivers aesthetically polished and fabulously glamorous shows. Reminiscent of a latter-day calendar girl, her stage persona combines alarmingly seductive attributes with old fashioned poise and irrepressible charm. Roxy Velvet’s repertoire ranges from appetisingly kitsch to sanguineous twisted chic, as stage show, installation, walkabout and compere. All designed to add a touch of vintage magic to your evening. www.roxyvelvet.com
Detroit born Alex Winston, a talented multi-instrumentalist.
Alex Winston was given her first guitar when she was 7. When her Dad’s advances to teach music to her older brother fell on deaf ears, she was gladly the runner up. Sitting in the basement for hours practicing chord progressions and listening to songwriters like Carole King and Laura Nyro, she was taught the importance of her home city of Detroit’s musical history.
Classically trained in opera and bred on musical Americana, Alex would listen to the rock of Iggy Pop and The Stooges, The MC5 and the legendary Motown artists in equal measures. She opted out of college when she was given the opportunity to tour the US, and to this day still cherishes opening for Chuck Berry in St Louis. www.alexwinstonofficial.com/
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, 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 eighth year. It also hosts forums, conferences and events, where members can debate issues, meet peers and network.
The AOP hosts two annual flagship industry events, the AOP Digital Publishing Awards, held on 9 June 2011 at the Roundhouse, Camden, London; and the AOP Digital Publishing Summit scheduled to be held on 14 October 2011 at Westminster Bridge Park Plaza, London.
AOP Members include AN Media, Bauer Consumer Media, BBC, BBC Worldwide, BSkyB, CBS Interactive, Centaur, Condé Nast Digital, Economist Group, Future Publishing, Global Radio, Guardian Media Group, Haymarket Media Group, Incisive Media, Independent Print, IPC Media, ITV, The National Magazine Company, News International, PPA, Reed Business Information, Telegraph Media Group, Thomson Reuters, Trader Media, Trinity Mirror, TSL Education, United Business Media. www.ukaop.org.uk
Join the AOP group on LinkedIn
- open for all Members
to join Subscribe
to AOP's e-newsletter.