AOP announces shortlist for 2024 Digital Publishing Awards


The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) has today announced the shortlist for the 2024 Digital Publishing Awards.

AOP awards shortlist for 2024

AOP’s awards celebrate the individuals and teams working to create, deliver and monetise quality content online.

The Digital Publishing Awards champion talent across 26 categories, and set the standard for editorial, commercial, partnership and publishing excellence.

All entries are judged by a panel of digital industry experts under the guidance of co-chairs Karen Eccles, Chief Commercial Officer at The Telegraph, and Jonathon Whiteley, CEO, Europe at Arc Network.

The winners will be announced at the AOP Awards ceremony on 12 June at Old Billingsgate, London.

This year has seen a record-breaking number of submissions from new and returning entrants across B2B, B2C, national and regional publishers, and across all disciplines including ad ops, sales, and editorial.

“With more entries than ever before, I have been very impressed by the variety of submissions across the industry”, said Richard Reeves, Managing Director at AOP.

“I’m excited to celebrate the 22nd year of the Digital Publishing Awards that shine a light on the talented individuals and teams that make up our industry, and I look forward to rewarding their outstanding achievements at our awards ceremony in June.”

The full list of finalists is as follows and can also be viewed online here.

Individual Excellence Awards

Editor of the Year

●  Chloë McCulloch – Building Magazine, entered by Assemble Media Group

●  Jamie Carpenter – ENDS Report, entered by Haymarket Media Group

●  Maisie McCabe – Campaign, entered by Haymarket Media Group

●  Bryan Glick – Computer Weekly, entered by TechTarget

●  Tom Allen – Computing, entered by The Channel Company

Journalist of the Year

●  James Olley, entered by ESPN

●  Valeria Martinez – Investment Week, entered by Incisive Media

●  Isabella Boneham, entered by NationalWorld

●  Ralph Blackburn, entered by NationalWorld

●  Karl Flinders – Computer Weekly, entered by TechTarget

Rising Star

●  Grace Nikobari, entered by Dezeen

●  Scarlett Stansall, entered by Mail Metro Media

●  Obomate Briggs, entered by New Scientist

●  Kelsey Rees, entered by The Channel Company

●  Gemma Farrell, entered by The Telegraph

●  Oscar Hornstein, entered by UKTN

Sales Person of the Year

●  Peter Jones, entered by Autovia

●  Margot Stokes, entered by Dezeen

●  Nicola Whinnett, entered by Newsquest

●  Colin Verrall, entered by Times Media

The AOP Award for Inspiring Local Journalism, sponsored by Google News Initiative

●  Charles Thomson, Newsquest

●  Joe Locker, Notts TV

●  Anna Whittaker, Notts TV

●  Luke Butterly, The Detail

Team Excellence Awards

Advertising Operations Team of the Year

●  Immediate Media Co

●  Optimising For Success, entered by News UK

●  Newsquest Media Group

●  Ozone Ad Operations Powers The Premium Web, entered by Ozone

●  Advertising That Is ‘Made for Readers’ And Better For Brands, entered by Telegraph Media Group

●  William Reed

Audience Development Team of the Year, sponsored by UKOM

●  WhatsApp Publishing Team, entered by Reach PLC

●  The Telegraph, entered by Telegraph Media Group

●  The Sun Audience Team, entered by News UK

●  The Times and The Sunday Times, entered by News UK

Editorial Team of the Year: B2B

●  Assemble Media Group

●  Campaign UK, entered by Haymarket Media Group

●  ENDS Report, entered by Haymarket Media Group

●  Community Care, entered by Mark Allen Group

Editorial Team of the Year: Consumer


●  bbcgoodfood.comentered by Immediate Media Co


●  The Telegraph Editorial Team

Product Development Team of the Year

●  Grapevine Intelligent Lead Tracker (GILT), entered by HR Grapevine

●  Building Product To Support Multi-brand Digital Subscriptions Growth In Local News Media, entered by Newsquest Media Group

●  10-Year Anniversary Of My Talking Tom Featuring YouTube Phenomenon Mr. Beast, entered by Outfit7

●  Ozone Product & Engineering – Building For Premium, entered by Ozone

●  The Independent

●  William Reed

Sales Team of the Year

●  Immediate

●  Mail Metro Media

●  The Sun Commercial Team, entered by News UK

●  Sky Media, entered by Sky UK

●  Telegraph Media Group

Publishing Excellence Awards

Best Creative Solutions Led / Content Marketing Campaign

●  Volkswagen ID. Buzz & What Car? Vans: Getting Van Buyers To #ThinkAgain, entered by Haymarket Automotive Studio

●  Audi e-tron & Autocar Electric: Sparking A Richer Electric Conversation, entered by Haymarket Automotive Studio

●  ASDA, entered by Mail Metro Media

●  LEGO DREAMZzz, entered by Outfit7

●  Boots – Project You, Health Check Campaign, entered by Reach PLC

●  Never Mind The Taste Test: ASDA’s Taste Match Challenge, entered by Sky Media

●  #PowerSwitch – Independent Ignite and E.ON Next, entered by The Independent

●  The Ripple Effect From The Independent, Mars Galaxy and EssenceMediacom, entered by The Independent

●  Times Media, BMW And National Parks UK – Recharge In Nature, entered by Times Media

Best Digital Publishing Innovation, sponsored by Index Exchange

●  InvestmentIQ, entered by Incisive Media

●  Nucleus By News UK, entered by News UK

●  Public Notice Portal, entered by PNP Ltd

●  Safer Spaces Initiative: Cementing User Return And Retention Via Safer Website Commenting, entered by Reach PLC

●  WhatsApp Publishing, entered by Reach PLC

●  Telegraph Money Tools, entered by Telegraph Media Group

●  Channel Accelerator, entered by The Channel Company

Best Diversification of Commercial Strategy, sponsored by Google

●  Data & Commerce, entered by Mail Metro Media

●  Reach plc x Mantis, entered by Reach PLC

●  Compass: A New Research And Insights Agency, entered by Telegraph Media Group

●  The Sun’s Affiliate Team, entered by The Sun

Best Media Technology Partner

●  How Brand Metrics’ Technology Is Helping Publishers Monetise Their First Party Data, entered by Brand Metrics

●  Bridged Media

●  Mantis

●  Squirrel, entered by Obsidian IO Ltd

●  Monetising The Unmonetisable, entered by Opt Out Advertising

●  Powering The Premium Web, entered by Ozone

●  Powering Publisher Revenue Through Direct-Sold, entered by Permutive

●  Storefront, entered by

●  Pugpig

●  Helping UK Publishers Navigate The Complexities Of Privacy, entered by SOURCEPOINT

Best Publisher-led Social Good Initiative or Campaign

●  Haymarket Impact, entered by Haymarket Media Group

●  MIMS Learning, entered by Haymarket Media Group

●  Big Issue, entered by The Big Issue Group Ltd

●  The Independent

Best Research / Insight Project

●  Our London, entered by Evening Standard

●  Shades Of Green, entered by Mail Metro Media

●  Sky, UKOM & Ipsos iris – An Industry First For Measuring Off-Platform Audiences, entered by Sky UK

●  Shift Happens, entered by The Guardian

Best Use of Audio

●  The Film Stories Podcast, entered by Film Stories

●  Room 106, Planning Magazine, entered by Haymarket Business Media

●  Tom Bryant’s Men In Mind – Daily Mirror, entered by Reach PLC

●  Ukraine: The Latest, entered by Telegraph Media Group

●  The Race F1 Podcast, entered by The Race Media

Best Use of Data, sponsored by Anonymised

●  Transforming Culture And Process Through Data Innovation, entered by Immediate Media

●  dmg::ID Trends, entered by Mail Metro Media

●  Nucleus by News UK, entered by News UK

●  Sky Media In Collaboration With UKOM & Ipsos iris, entered by Sky UK

●  The Telegraph Daily Data Email, entered by Telegraph Media Group

Best Use of Video, sponsored by PubMatic

●  BBC TopGear x PUBG, entered by Immediate Media Co

●  The Best Ever, entered by Radio Times

●  Racing Ahead In Video With, entered by The Race Media

●  Kidnappings And GhostTowns On China’s Belt And Road: 10 years Of Xi Jinping’s Masterplan, entered by Telegraph Media Group

●  Which? Social Videos, entered by Which?

The AOP Employer Excellence Award, sponsored by Lewis Silkin

●  Haymarket Media Group

●  Immediate Media Co

●  Incisive Media

●  Mail Metro Media

Grand Prix Awards

Best Online Brand: B2B

●  Campaign, entered by Haymarket

●  Housing Today

●  Computer Weekly, entered by TechTarget

Best Online Brand: Consumer

●  BBC Good Food, entered by Immediate Media Co

●, entered by Immediate Media Co

●  SoGlos – Gloucestershire’s Leading Media Brand, entered by SoPublishing

●  The Telegraph, entered by Telegraph Media Group

Small Digital Publisher of the Year, sponsored by Deloitte

●  Assemble Media Group

●  Bluebean Publishing Ltd

●  RocaNews


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Publishing companies who have demonstrated success across several categories in the AOP Awards will be invited to enter the following two categories and the winner will be announced on the night:

●  Best Digital B2B Publishing Company 2024

●  Best Digital Consumer Publishing Company 2024