2022 Digital Publishing Awards: AOP pronounces shortlist | What’s New in Publishing


The UK Affiliation of On-line Publishers (AOP) has introduced the shortlist for the 2022 Digital Publishing Awards – a celebration of the people and groups working to create, ship, and monetise high quality on-line content material. 

Now in its 20th 12 months, the Digital Publishing Awards – in affiliation with headline accomplice PubMatic – is celebrating those that have invested in know-how and expertise to ship first-class journalism, innovation, and all-round digital excellence.

Over the previous 12 months, now we have seen varied publishers implementing new income streams and innovating their methods to reply to altering shopper behaviours, which is mirrored within the inspiring award entries now we have acquired. 

Richard Reeves, Managing Director, AOP 

Awards co-chair, Amanda Barnes, Chief Government of Faversham Home, provides, “It has been a very difficult 12 months for the sector and digital publishers have needed to work tougher, and smarter, than ever earlier than to remain aggressive and related. This was demonstrated on this 12 months’s award entries, and I’m honored to be a decide co-chair, so I may also help to place a highlight on the publishers who’ve gone above and past to ship the perfect expertise for his or her viewers.”

The winners shall be introduced on the AOP Awards ceremony on 15th June at Outdated Billingsgate, London.



Editor of the 12 months

·      Laurence Mozafari, Digital Spy, entered by Hearst UK

·      Simon Swift, Good Housekeeping, entered by Hearst UK

·      Lily Barclay, bbcgoodfood.comentered by Rapid Media         

·      James Murray, BusinessGreen, entered by Incisive Media    

·      Jonathan Stapleton, Skilled Pensions, entered by Incisive Media        

·      Bryan Glick, Laptop Weekly, entered by TechTarget        

·      Rosie Blau, 1843 Journal, entered by The Economist         

Journalist of the 12 months

·      Harriet Clugston, NationalWorld, entered by JPI Media

·      Karl Flinders, Laptop Weekly, entered by TechTarget      

Rising Star

·      Natasa Christofidou, entered by Autovia       

·      Marianna Gould, Delish, entered by Hearst UK         

·      Megan Bull, entered by Howdy

·      Chloe Ash, entered by Howdy 

·      Mayowa Quadri, entered by VERSUS 

Gross sales Individual of the 12 months

·      Emily Chicken, entered by Rapid Media

·      Lorenzo Del Seppia, entered by Magnite       

·      Felicity King, entered by Information UK

·      Matt Slade, entered by Outfit7 Group

·      Graham Douglas, entered by PA Media

·      Jeanette Walker, entered by Unbiased Digital Information and Media 

The Native Hero Award, sponsored by Google Information Initiative

·      Charles Thomson, Archant     

·      Kevin Scott, Belfast Telegraph            

·      Rhiannon J Davies, Larger Govanhill CIC      

·      Zak Garner-Purkis, MyLondon            

·      Erin Black, Plymouth Reside 

·      Caroline Wilson, The Herald


Promoting Operations Group of the 12 months, sponsored by Ogury

·      Archant Promoting Operations Group, entered by Archant

·      Digital Operations & Business Expertise, entered by Information UK

·      Octave Advert Ops – Altering The Tyres On Shifting Automotive, entered by Octave Audio

·      Telegraph Media Group

·      Ozone’s Writer Operations Group, entered by The Ozone Mission

Viewers Growth Group of the 12 months, sponsored by UKOM

·      The Unbiased Viewers Group, entered by Unbiased Digital Information and Media

·      Mail Metro Media’s Perception Group, entered by Mail Metro Media

·      The Solar, entered by Information UK

·      The Instances and Sunday Instances Viewers Group, entered by Information UK

Editorial Group of the 12 months: B2B

·      IT Professional, entered by Future 

·      Marketing campaign, entered by Haymarket

·      The BMJ Journalism Group, entered by The BMJ

Editorial Group of the 12 months: Client

·      GRAZIA, entered by Bauer Media

·      Digital Spy, entered by Hearst UK

·      Girls’s Well being, entered by Hearst UK

·      HELLO! USA, entered by Howdy            

·      BBC Good Meals And Olive, entered by Rapid Media

·      PA Media – Night time Hawks, entered by PA Media

·      PA Media Information Group, entered by PA Media

·      PinkNews

Product Growth Group of the 12 months

·      Foundry Product Growth Group, entered by Foundry (Previously IDG Communications)

·      The Unbiased’s Product Growth Group, entered by Unbiased Digital Information and Media 

·      Counterparty Radar, entered by Infopro Digital

Gross sales Group of the 12 months 

·      Foundry (Previously IDG Communications)

·      Marketing campaign, entered by Haymarket

·      Haymarket Automotive Studio: Retaining Automotive Manufacturers And Patrons Linked In Turbulent Instances

·      Haymarket Media Group’s HBM Recruitment Gross sales Group

·      Mail Metro Media

·      Unbiased Business Group


Finest Inventive Options Led / Content material Advertising Marketing campaign

·      Delivering Electrifying Outcomes For Audi e-tron With Autocar, entered by Haymarket Automotive Studio

·      Thrilling BMW Efficiency Followers With Autocar, entered by Haymarket Automotive Studio           

·      Mission Home-Proud for Wickes & The Story Lab, entered by Mail Metro Media

·      Oreo Rush, entered by Outfit7 Group

·      The Large Difficulty Collectively With O2: The Nationwide Databank Partnership, entered by The Large Difficulty

·      Take The Droncit Tapeworm Problem, entered by Vet Instances

·      VICE Media Group And Levi’s Sustainability Partnership, entered by VICE Media Group

·      VICE And Paco Rabanne – My 1st Million, entered by VICE Media Group

Finest Digital Publishing Innovation

·      B2B Advertising

·      Marketing campaign Promoting Intelligence, entered by Haymarket Media

·      Incisive Nexus, entered by Incisive Media      

·      NationalWorld.comentered by JPI Media

·      Mail Metro Supervisor Advert Supervisor, entered by Mail Metro Media

·      Economist Training, entered by The Economist Group   

Finest Diversification of Business Technique, sponsored by Google

·      Demand Gen, entered by Autovia      

·      B2B Advertising            

·      BBC Good Meals Premium App, entered by Rapid Media

·      The Unbiased’s A2K Technique, entered by Unbiased Digital Information and Media

·      The Drum – Open Mic, entered by The Drum

Finest Media Expertise Companion

·      How Model Metrics Is Serving to Fulfill Purchase-Aspect’s Demand For Effectiveness Information, entered by Model Metrics   

·      ID5 ID, entered by ID5

·      LADbible Group Finds Success With Magnite’s Demand Supervisor, entered by Magnite 

·      Smartlogic, entered by Outbrain

·      Permutive & Insider – First To The Get together: Information, Expertise And Advertisers, entered by Permutive

·      Sourcepoint + LADbible Group: Partnering To Optimise Compliant Consent And Maximise Income, entered by Sourcepoint

·      Sovrn & Rapid Media – Driving Affiliate Revenues By means of Value Comparisons, entered by Sovrn    

·      Ozone – Powering The Premium Internet, entered by The Ozone Mission

·      video intelligence

Finest Writer-led Social Good Initiative or Marketing campaign, sponsored by Lewis Silkin

·      RetroFirst Marketing campaign, The Architects’ Journal, entered by EMAP

·      MIMS Studying, entered by Haymarket Media Group

·      Girls’s Well being, entered by Hearst UK

·      InYourArea/Attain – Money for Connectivity, entered by Attain

·      Cease Mass Homelessness, entered by The Large Difficulty

Finest Analysis / Perception Mission, sponsored by Deloitte

·      Adnami X Lumen – Attentive Valuation: Evaluating Consideration Throughout Codecs, entered by Adnami           

·      Driver Energy Re-Platforming, entered by Autovia

·      Centre For Consideration, entered by Mail Metro Media

·      Making Change Occur, entered by Unbiased Digital Information & Media

Finest Use of Audio

·      Well being & Wellbeing Journal – Stroll To Wellbeing Podcast, entered by DC Thomson

·      The Radio Instances Podcast, entered by Rapid Media 

·      Making Charity Donations Simpler With Alexa, entered by Octave Audio and Say it Now

·      VICE – Unfiltered Historical past Tour, entered by VICE Media Group

·      Which?, entered by Which?

Finest Use of Information

·      CDP, entered by Autovia

·      Bauer Illuminate – Shining A Mild On The UK’s Most Worthwhile Audiences, entered by Bauer Media

·      The Unbiased’s CRM Technique, entered by Unbiased Digital Information and Media

·      Information UK: Nucleus Personalisation, entered by Information UK

·      PA Media

Finest Use of Video

·      Hearst UK – Editorial Video Group, entered by Hearst UK

·      BusinessGreen, entered by Incisive Media     

·      PinkNews — The Queer Catch-Up, entered by PinkNews

·      Social Video Acceleration, entered by Attain

·      Covid-19: Why Your Life Will By no means Be The Identical Once more, entered by The Economist Group

The AOP Employer Excellence Award

·      Incisive Media 

·      Ogury

·      Texere Publishing       


Finest On-line Model: B2B

·      Constructing, entered by Assemble Media Group

·      The Architects’ Journal, entered by EMAP     

·      BioTechniques, entered by Future Science Group

·      Marketing campaign, entered by Haymarket

·      Computing, entered by Incisive Media

·      HSJ (Well being Service Journal), entered by Wilmington Healthcare

Finest On-line Model: Client

·      Properties & Gardens, entered by Future

·      Cosmopolitan, entered by Hearst UK

·      bbcgoodfood.com, entered by Rapid Media

·      Trusted Critiques, entered by Incisive Media

·      PinkNews

·      The Unbiased        

Small Digital Writer of the 12 months

·      Assemble Media Group

·      B2B Advertising

·      VERSUS 


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