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Video and podcast among new AOP awards for 2007

AOP is calling for entries to the 2007 AOP Online Publishing Awards, reflecting industry change with four new awards: use of video, best podcast, digital creativity and online community 2007.

Now in their sixth year, the Awards are firmly established as the showcase for the best the digital publishing industry has to offer, attracting entries from the entire spectrum of online publishers, from the biggest consumer brands to specialist business titles.

Entries are invited via a secure online entry system, accessible at www.ukaop.org.uk/events. The deadline for entries will be 27 July, and the Awards will be presented at a celebratory black tie dinner at the London Hilton, Park Lane on 3 October, following the AOP Online Publishing Conference 2007.

Other prizes up for grabs include Launch 2007, Online sales team of the year, Design and usability and Innovation, as well as awards in both Consumer and Business categories for Website of the year, Editorial team and Online publisher 2007.

Last year’s winners included the Associated Northcliffe Digital team which won the AOP award for Consumer Online Publisher of the year; TopGear.com, published by BBC Worldwide, which scooped the coveted award for Consumer Website 2006; and E-Consultancy, which secured awards for Online publisher - Business, and Editorial team – Business.

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www.ukaop.org.uk/events

About AOP
The UK Association of Online Publishers (AOP) is an industry body representing online publishing companies that create original, branded, quality content. AOP champions the interests of approximately 160 publishing companies from diverse backgrounds including newspaper and magazine publishing, TV and radio broadcasting, and pure online media. Together they publish around 1,150 products and attract more than five billion page impressions per month.

AOP presents a unified voice to industry and Government, specifically to address issues and concerns relating to all areas of online publishing. AOP publishes original research, hosts forums, conferences and events, covering a range of topics from paid-for-content, subscription models and data protection, through to copyright, content management, new technologies and audience measurement.

The AOP autumn Online Publishing Conference & Awards is its annual industry event. It attracts the biggest names in online publishing to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the industry and celebrate outstanding achievement.

Members include AN Digital, BBC, BSkyB, Channel 4, CMPi, CNET Networks, Condé Nast Interactive, Dennis Interactive, The Economist Group, Emap, FT.com, Future Publishing, GCAP Media, Guardian Unlimited, Haymarket Publishing, Hearst Digital Network, Incisive Media, Independent Digital, IPC Media, ITV Online, News International, Reed Business Information, Reuters Group, Telegraph Group Limited, Trinity Mirror Group and Which?. In addition, PPAi (Periodical Publishers Association Interactive) retains a corporate seat on AOP board: representing the interests of magazine publishers online. www.ukaop.org.uk

Contact:

Ron Nussey, communications and marketing executive
Ron.Nussey@ukaop.org.uk | 020 7400 7532

Published on: 12:00AM on 19th June 2007