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AOP 2019 Digital Publishing Awards – shortlist announced

The Association for Online Publishing (AOP) yesterday announced the shortlist for the 2019 Digital Publishing Awards, which celebrate businesses and individuals across the industry.

AOP 2019 Digital Publishing Awards – shortlist announced
Richard Reeves: “In today’s evolving landscape, it’s important we recognise the talent, creativity, and innovation that continues to prevail across our industry.”

Organised in association with PubMatic, the event champions talent and excellence across 24 categories. This year’s awards will also recognise the importance of regional digital journalism and employer excellence, following the introduction of The Local Hero Award for Regional Digital Journalism, supported by Google News Initiative, and the Digital Publishing Award for Employer Excellence.

Judged by a panel of industry experts and senior publishing executives, the winners will be announced at the awards dinner at Old Billingsgate, London on Thursday 27th June 2019.

“In today’s evolving landscape, it’s important we recognise the talent, creativity, and innovation that continues to prevail across our industry and take the time to thank every team member that contributes to the wider success of their organisation”, commented Richard Reeves, Managing Director at AOP. “Our newly created Local Hero award honours the work of local journalists, and recognises the value of the campaigns and investigative content they provide to the communities they serve. Also new for 2019, the Employer Excellence award celebrates those who promote talent, diversity, and employee wellbeing, and recognise those who consistently deliver in the face of continual change. As always I’m excited to applaud the hardworking, talented individuals and teams which make up this dynamic industry, and I look forward to rewarding their outstanding achievements at our awards ceremony in June.”

The shortlist:

EDITORIAL EXCELLENCE

DIGITAL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Cat Harvey-Jenner, Cosmopolitan.com/UK, Hearst Magazines UK

Louise Donovan, ELLE.com/UK, Hearst Magazines UK

Rachael King, Infopro Digital

Amy Hunt, WomanandHome.com, TI Media UK

DIGITAL EDITOR OF THE YEAR

James Waldron, Chemist+Druggist, Informa

Emma-Louise Pritchard, Country Living, Hearst Magazines UK

Richard Windsor, Cycling Weekly, TI Media UK

Natasha Bird, ELLE.com/UK, Hearst Magazines UK

Tim Glanfield, RadioTimes.com, Immediate Media Co

James Murray, BusinessGreen, Incisive Media

THE LOCAL HERO AWARD FOR REGIONAL DIGITAL JOURNALISM

Supported by Google News Initiative

Aaron Walawalkar, Ilford Recorder, Archant Community Media

Tom Pyman, Kent Messenger

Daniel Russell, Nottingham Post, Reach PLC

David Cohen & Matt Writtle, The Evening Standard

DIGITAL EDITORIAL TEAM OF THE YEAR: B2B

Chemist+Druggist, Informa

Digiday UK

The Architects' Journal, EMAP

edie, Faversham House

BusinessGreen, Incisive Media

AccountingWEB, Sift

DIGITAL EDITORIAL TEAM OF THE YEAR: CONSUMER

Beano Digital Network, Beano Studios

Golf Monthly, TI Media UK

Cosmopolitan.com/UK, Hearst Magazines UK

Digital Spy, Hearst Magazines UK

The Independent

VICE

BEST USE OF VIDEO OR AUDIO

The REV Test, Auto Trader

carwow

Renault Vans Triple Header, AutoExpress, Dennis Publishing

Rebels With A Cause: The All-Female Motorbike Squads Tackling India's Rape Problem, ELLE.com/UK, Hearst Magazines UK

The Smalls x BBC Storyworks: Find Your Dubai

On a Knife Edge, VICE

PARTNERSHIPS EXCELLENCE

BEST CREATIVE SOLUTIONS LED / CONTENT MARKETING CAMPAIGN

Get Into Teaching, Department for Education

The Guide to Proper TV, ESI Media

VW Tiguan Allspace and Heart, Global Media & Entertainment

NEFF ‘Food Odyssey’, WomanandHome.com, TI Media UK

The ESPN Luck Index powered by Intel + ESPN, tpf

BEST COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIP

CBS Interactive, ZDNet & Google Cloud

Curfew; Race Your Way Free, Sky One, Den of Geek, Dennis Publishing

Drivingelectric in Association With Volkswagen, Dennis Publishing

What Car? True MPG in Partnership With Nissan LEAF, Haymarket Automotive Studio

#AskTwice With Time To Change and JOE Media

House Of Rugby, Together With GUINNESS and JOE Media

VICE Film School

BEST MEDIA TECHNOLOGY PARTNER

Delivering Digital Transformation for Immediate Media, Google UK

Opinary

Revealing The Hidden Web to Deliver Actionable Insights, Permutive

Pugpig

Future & Sourcepoint: Delivering Content Compensation Through Choice, Sourcepoint

STAQ Enables Haymarket to Integrate Buyer Data in Real Time, STAQ & Haymarket

Oracle Data Cloud - Contextual Intelligence, Vice Media

COMMERCIAL EXCELLENCE

DIGITAL ADVERTISING OPERATIONS TEAM OF THE YEAR

Audio Is The New Black, Bauer Xcel

The Bridge Digital Operations Team: Re-Imagining Digital Operations, News UK

The Sovrn Digital Advertising Operations Team, Sovrn

Universal Commercial Delivery Engine, The Telegraph

The Unruly Digital Advertising Operations Team, Unruly

DIGITAL SALES PERSON OF THE YEAR

Dan Linton, Chemist+Druggist, Informa

Ben Cork, Dennis Publishing

Harpreet Kallah, The Times & Sunday Times, News UK

Alastair Green, Sovrn

DIGITAL SALES TEAM OF THE YEAR

Haymarket Automotive Studio

Applications Assured Team, Haymarket Media Group

Immediate Media Food Group

Investment Week, Incisive Media

The Bridge Digital Sales & Strategic Development Team, News UK

PUBLISHING EXCELLENCE

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR

Dennis Publishing

Haymarket Business Media

Chemist+Druggist, Informa

The Sun, News UK

BEST DIGITAL PUBLISHING INNOVATION

The Ghostkeeper's Journal and Field Guide, Carlton Publishing Group

BBC Good Food Voice Skill, Immediate Media Co

Selling Engaged Time Or Cost Per Hour (CPH) To The Banking Industry, Risk.net, Infopro Digital

Independent Minds, The Independent

Clarity, The Telegraph

Decanter, Premium, TI Media UK

BEST RESEARCH / INSIGHT PROJECT

Sky Bet & Football Daily, Sky Media & Differentology

Value Ad: The Influence of Display Advertising Within the Car Buying Journey, Dennis Publishing, Bauer Media, Haymarket Media, and Autotrader, in association with Sophus3 and a Top 5 UK Car Brand, Dennis Publishing

Amplify: Planning For Attention By Inskin Media and Lumen Research, Inskin Media

Sun Savers Segmentation: How Developing an Audience Segmentation Model Transformed Everything We Do, News UK Insights Team

Audience Measurement for Publishers, PAMCo

Redefining The Value Of Native Advertising, Verizon Media

BEST USE OF DATA

Beano Studios

Applications Assured, Haymarket Media Group

(Project ABM) Enterprise Tech, Incisive Media

Delivering The Data That Matters, The Telegraph

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR

Dennis Digital

Immediate Media Co

Infopro Digital

DIGITAL PUBLISHING RISING STAR 2019

Amrit Baidwan, Dennis Publishing

Jonathan Whitehead, Haymarket Business Media, Haymarket Media Group

Maria Iordanou, Hearst Magazines UK

Tom McKay, News UK

THE DIGITAL PUBLISHING AWARD FOR EMPLOYER EXCELLENCE

Content Consultants

Incisive Media

Raconteur

The Telegraph

GRAND PRIX

BEST ONLINE BRAND: B2B

edie, Faversham House

Investment Week, Incisive Media

Risk.net, Infopro Digital

AccountingWEB, Sift

BEST ONLINE BRAND: CONSUMER

Beano Studios

Digital Camera World, Future plc

Digital Spy, Hearst Magazines UK

bbcgoodfood.com, Immediate Media Co

Woman & Home, TI Media UK

SMALL DIGITAL PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR

BusinessBecause

Faversham House

The Manufacturer

The shortlist for the invite only categories, Digital Publishing Company of the Year B2B and Digital Publishing Company of the Year Consumer will be announced on Thursday 23rd May.