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AOP Digital Publishing Awards 2017 – shortlists announced

The Association for Online Publishing (AOP) has announced the shortlist for its 2017 Digital Publishing Awards.

This year’s awards, organised in association with PubMatic, have attracted entries from across the industry – from specialist B2B brands, consumer titles and news media. They have been reviewed by a panel “of all talents” – including representatives from digital publishing specialists, media agency leaders and advertisers to ensure each award is judged on a holistic level, says the AOP.

Dilip Shukla, Head of Content Strategy, AOP, and chair of the judges, commented: “The AOP Awards’ entries consistently demonstrate innovation and ever higher standards. To see the entries is to know that Premium Publishers are in excellent health with a bright future. Events such as the Digital Publishing Awards are an opportunity to showcase and celebrate those who are breaking new ground and leading the way forward in the industry.”

The winners will be announced at the AOP Digital Publishing Awards dinner on 28th June at its new Thames-side location, Old Billingsgate.

The full shortlist:

EDITORIAL EXCELLENCE

DIGITAL JOURNALIST/CONTENT PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Jamie Harris, BT

Shaun Lintern, EMAP

Jack Moore, International Business Times

Stephanie Jones-Berry, RCNi

Seb Joseph, The Drum

Oliver Bridgewood, Time Inc.

Zahra Mulroy, Trinity Mirror plc

DIGITAL EDITOR/CONTENT STRATEGIST OF THE YEAR

Steve Walker, Site Editor autoepxress.co.uk, Dennis Publishing

Simon Brew, Dennis Publishing

Alastair McLellan, EMAP

Christian Broughton, Editor of the Independent, ESI Media

Evan Kypreos, Time Inc.

Nicola Oakley, Trinity Mirror plc

EDITORIAL/CONTENT DEVELOPMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR: B2B

Dezeen

Team B2B - HSJ, EMAP

RCNi

The Drum

Chemist and Druggist, UBM

DIGITAL EDITORIAL/CONTENT DEVELOPMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR: CONSUMER

Alphr.com, Dennis Publishing

autoexpress.co.uk and carbuyer.co.uk, Dennis Publishing

TrustedReviews Team, Time Inc.

PARTNERSHIPS EXCELLENCE

BEST COMMERCIAL PARTNER

Fiat Tipo brand partnership, Auto Trader

EA and Gamespot partnership: Launch of Battlefields 1, CBS Interactive

Age of Design, Centaur Media

Global & Airheads, Global

Lonely Planet & Samsung Best in Travel partnership 2017

Respect the Water, LADbible Group

The Telegraph helping Kia achieve their Euro 2016 goals

BEST NATIVE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

Michelin Car Connections, AOL

Oracle HCM partnership campaign, Business Insider

Nissan ‘Think’, Haymarket

SEAT Ateca Launch, Haymarket

Channelnomics.com Samsung Mobility Solutions native campaign, Incisive Media

Lonely Planet & Samsung Best in Travel partnership 2017

BEST MEDIA TECHNOLOGY PARTNER

Online Classroom, Centaur Media

Sailthru

Converting Ad Blockers to Monetisable Users, Sourcepoint & Dennis Publishing

SpotX

SSP: Built with publishers, for publishers, Tremor Video

COMMERCIAL EXCELLENCE

DIGITAL SALES PERSON OF THE YEAR

Adam Chorley, Condé Nast

Vikki Lands, Dennis Publishing

Finn Russell-Cobb, Dennis Publishing

Rebecca Reeve-Kendall, News UK

DIGITAL SALES TEAM OF THE YEAR

British GQ, Condé Nast

HSJ Corporate Subscriptions, EMAP

ESI Digital Sales Team, ESI Media

Global Digital Sales Team, Global

The Bridge, News UK’s Commercial Division

Reuters EMEA, Thomson Reuters

Time Inc. UK

DIGITAL ADVERTISING OPERATIONS TEAM OF THE YEAR

Digital Ad Ops Team, Global

Leading the Way for Viewability, The Telegraph

Unruly Operations, Unruly Group

BEST USE OF DATA

Project Synergy – Auto Trader Programmatic and Auto Trader Marketing Collaboration

DAX & Haymarket’s Data Partnership, Global

Secret Garden, Immediate Media

Tracking Energy Demand Trends, The Economist

AdReach, ZPG

PUBLISHING EXCELLENCE

BEST RESEARCH / INSIGHT PROJECT

Dezeen Hot List, Dezeen

Community Care, RBI

Thought Leadership Disrupted, The Economist

Using Research to Establish the Optimal Subscription Pricing Strategy, Wall Street Journal & House of Kaizen

BEST USE OF MOBILE

WSJ City by The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones

Hacksaw Ridge, ESI Media

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

The Independent and i100, ESI Media

Climate Change, LADbible Group

Grazia, Bauer Xcel

Woman’s Own, Time Inc.

BEST USE OF VIDEO

The Late Late Show, CBS Interactive

British GQ (Haig Club Partnership), Condé Nast

Dezeen

Heart & Planter’s Nuts, Global

GoodtoKnow, Time Inc.

VICE UK, Vice

BEST DIGITAL PUBLISHING LAUNCH

BTSport.com, BT

The Lawyer Digital Subscription Launch, Centaur Media

Dezeen Hot List, Dezeen

HSJ Solutions, EMAP

AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR

Audience Development Team, Bauer Xcel

Becky Lucas, British GQ, Condé Nast

Audience Development Team, Dennis Publishing

Data Insight Team, Incisive Media

Understanding the Audience – the Digital Journey of a Legacy Publisher, DC Thomson

DIGITAL DESIGN / PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR

Huffington Post UK Projects, AOL

Product Development Team, Dennis Publishing

GRAND PRIX AWARDS

BEST ONLINE MEDIA PROPERTY OR BRAND: B2B

Dezeen

HSJ, EMAP

Campaign, Haymarket

Risk.net, Incisive Media

The Drum

BEST ONLINE MEDIA PROPERTY OR BRAND: CONSUMER

British Vogue, Condé Nast

BuyaCar, Dennis Publishing

TheWeek.co.uk, Dennis Publishing

www.bbcgoodfood.com, Immediate Media

Readly, Readly UK

DIGITAL PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR: B2B

Campaign

Dezeen

Digiday

Incisive Media

DIGITAL PUBLISHER OF THE YEAR: CONSUMER

Dennis Publishing

Future PLC

Immediate Media