The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) unveiled the winners of its ninth Digital Publishing Awards 2010 at The Roundhouse, Camden tonight at a Gala event tonight presented by Suzi Perry, co-host of Five’s Gadget Show, with entertainment from MTV favourites We Are Scientists.
Tim Faircliff, AOP Chairman and General Manager, Consumer Media, Thomson Reuters says, “The AOP is pleased to have hosted tonight’s master-class in innovation, commercial success and effectiveness in the digital publishing industry’s continuing drive to produce original, branded, quality content. The AOP represents and champions the interests of companies from newspaper and magazine publishing, TV and radio broadcasting and pure online media – and our annual awards recognise and reward those businesses that strive further to grow and develop the sector. Once again, we are delighted that these awards are a showcase for the cream of UK consumer and business publishers.”
The Best Digital Publisher - Business was presented to Incisive Media; this year the category was elevated to a Gold Award to reflect the privileged distinction of this prize overall at the AOP Awards.
The Guardian was the only publisher to pick up multiple awards with six separate wins for Launch, Research & Insights Project, Innovation, Use of Video, Digital Publisher Consumer and Matthew Weaver won Best Digital Editorial Individual.
Magenta Technology & 24/7 Real Media with their product Maxifier won the Best Ad Sales Technology Platform, in a competitive category which had seven other companies shortlisted. The new category was introduced this year to recognise the crucial role played by ad technology providers in driving digital publishers’ revenue forward.
IPC won Best Website - Consumer for NME.com, while RBI took home Best Website -Business for Flightglobal; BBC was awarded Best Cross-Media Project for Headroom; UBM’s Property Week walked away Best Editorial Team/Business, and Telegraph Media Group picked up Best Editorial Team/Consumer; Future Publishing received Best Digital Advertising Sales Team; Global Radio achieved Best Commercial Partnership for its partnership with XBOX; Trader Media snapped up Best Use of Mobile; Magicalia Digital Publishing was awarded Best Specialist Digital Publisher.
A full list of all 17 category winners, submission summary and judges’ comments is at www.ukaop.org.uk/awards
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Further information and photographs of hosts and entertainment:
Lorette Nettar, PR for AOP – 07968 521 684 – email@example.com
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