The annual event returned to the Roundhouse, London to recognise and champion excellence in online publishing, reflecting the innovation and enterprise that characterises the industry, says the AOP.
Tim Faircliff, Executive Chairman of the AOP, commented: “The winners and finalists at this year’s AOP Digital Publishing Awards were truly outstanding and have raised the bar for the industry once again. Their accomplishments in engagement, creativity and driving progression in digital media were impressive and we’re proud to take this opportunity to applaud the best in the sector.”
The AOP’s two flagship awards, Digital Publisher of the Year – Business to Business; and Digital Publisher of the Year – Consumer; were won by IDG UK and Guardian News and Media Ltd respectively. Going on to scoop a hat trick, Guardian News & Media Ltd was also awarded Best Use of Mobile and Best Digital Advertising Operations Team.
BuzzFeed UK won the accolade for Best Editorial Team – Consumer, and The Drum triumphed in the Best Editorial Team — Business to Business. The Digital Commercial Team award went to Global Media and Entertainment and Nick Biscomb of Future plc won Digital Commercial Individual. Digital Editorial Individual was awarded to Lizzie Cox of Sugarscape.
The 2015 awards saw the addition of four new categories to reflect the developing digital publishing landscape. Best Native Advertising campaign went to Time Inc. UK, while Best Commercial Partnership was awarded to Dezeen and MINI Frontiers. Best Use of Data and Best Use of Video were awarded to ESI Media and VICE UK respectively.
The full list of winners:
Editorial Team 2015 – Business to Business: The Drum, Carnyx Group
Editorial Team 2015 – Consumer: BuzzFeed UK
Native Advertising 2015: Time Inc. UK
Digital Commercial Team 2015: Global Media and Entertainment
Digital Commercial Individual 2015: Nick Biscomb, Future plc
Commercial Partnership 2015: Dezeen & MINI Frontiers
Digital Editorial Individual 2015: Lizzie Cox, Sugarscape, Hearst Magazines UK
Best Use of Data 2015: ESI Media
Research and Insight Project 2015: Sky Media
Launch 2015: VICE UK
Best Use of Mobile 2015: Guardian News and Media Ltd
Best Use of Video 2015: VICE UK
Media Technology Partner 2015: Google UK & Telegraph Media Group
Best Use of Social Media 2015: FourFourTwo, Haymarket Group
Digital Marketing Campaign Innovation 2015: New Scientist, Reed Business Information
Digital Advertising Operations Team 2015: Guardian News & Media Ltd
Website 2015 – Business to Business: HSJ Intelligence, Emap
Website 2015 – Consumer: Motorcycle News, Bauer Media
Digital Publisher 2015 – Business to Business: IDG UK
Digital Publisher 2015 – Consumer: Guardian News & Media Ltd