The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) unveiled the winners of its ninth Digital Publishing Awards 2010 at The Roundhouse, Camden tonight at a Gala event tonight presented by Suzi Perry, co-host of Five’s Gadget Show, with entertainment from MTV favourites We Are Scientists.

Tim Faircliff, AOP Chairman and General Manager, Consumer Media, Thomson Reuters says, “The AOP is pleased to have hosted tonight’s master-class in innovation, commercial success and effectiveness in the digital publishing industry’s continuing drive to produce original, branded, quality content. The AOP represents and champions the interests of companies from newspaper and magazine publishing, TV and radio broadcasting and pure online media – and our annual awards recognise and reward those businesses that strive further to grow and develop the sector. Once again, we are delighted that these awards are a showcase for the cream of UK consumer and business publishers.”

The Best Digital Publisher - Business was presented to Incisive Media; this year the category was elevated to a Gold Award to reflect the privileged distinction of this prize overall at the AOP Awards.

The Guardian was the only publisher to pick up multiple awards with six separate wins for Best Launch, Best Research & Insights Project, Innovation, Use of Video, Digital Publisher Consumer and Matthew Weaver won Best Digital Editorial Individual.

Magenta Technology & 24/7 Real Media with their product Maxifier won the Best Ad Sales Technology Platform, in a competitive category which had seven other companies shortlisted. The new category was introduced this year to recognise the crucial role played by ad technology providers in driving digital publishers’ revenue forward.

IPC won Best Website - Consumer for NME.com, while RBI took home Best Website -Business for Flightglobal; BBC was awarded Best Cross-Media Project for Headroom; UBM’s Property Week walked away Best Editorial Team/Business, and Telegraph Media Group picked up Best Editorial Team/Consumer; Future Publishing received Best Digital Advertising Sales Team; Global Radio achieved Best Commercial Partnership for its partnership with XBOX; Trader Media snapped up Best Use of Mobile; Magicalia Digital Publishing was awarded Best Specialist Digital Publisher.

A full list of all 17 category winners, submission summary and judges’ comments follows.
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Further information and photographs of hosts and entertainment:
Lorette Nettar, PR for AOP – 07968 521 684 – lorette.nettar@ukaop.org.uk
www.ukaop.org.uk/awards
Editor’s Notes

The AOP Digital Awards are supported by Brand Republic, as the media sponsor; and ABCe, AdTech, CLA, Deloitte, Madgex, Olswang, Ooyala, Solbright and The Rubicon Project.

Suzi Perry
A one-time model and journalist, Suzi Perry is lead presenter for BBC coverage of Moto GP and The British Superbike Championship. She is also host of Channel 5's Gadget Show. Suzi has worked throughout the male-dominated motorsports arena, covering the World Superbike Series and F1 Grand Prix. She has also run amok on Treasure Hunt, presented mainstream shows like Lottery on the Spot, and co-hosted Superstars with Johnny Vaughan.

We Are Scientists
W.A.S. is Keith Murray & Chris Cain. They have recently recruited former Razorlight drummer, Andy Burrows, to work on their latest album Barbara.

They’ve supported R.E.M., Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys & The Pixies, played festivals from Glastonbury to Coachella, Reading & Leeds to Benicassim.

Keith & Chris have also dabbled in television. MTV-UK aired a series of shorts called Steve Wants His Money written by and starring the bi-talented duo. Negotiations are underway to produce another show, this one with episodes as long as 30 minutes (!)

DJ Jeff Automatic
Since 1992, jeff automatic has been an inspired and often ground-breaking part of London's club scene. Jeff runs his own transmission club night and is a monthly resident DJ in London at Club NME (Koko) and One Party State (Barfly). Readers of Spain's Rockdelux magazine voted Jeff into their top ten international DJ’s list for 2008, whilst London's Time Out magazine said "Yes, he really is excellent" and no, he didn't ask them to!

About AOP
The UK Association of Online Publishers (AOP) is the industry body representing online publishing companies that create original, branded, quality content. AOP champions the interests of companies from newspaper and magazine publishing, TV and radio broadcasting, and pure online media. The AOP raises awareness, and addresses concerns relating to all areas of online publishing to industry and Government; covering topics such as paid-for-content, online subscription models, data protection, copyright, content management, new technologies and audience measurement. AOP publishes original research including the annual Census now in its eighth year. It also hosts forums, conferences and events, where members can debate issues, meet peers and network.

The AOP hosts two annual flagship industry events, the AOP Digital Publishing Awards, held on 10 June 2010 at The Roundhouse, Camden; and the AOP Digital Publishing Summit scheduled for 15 October 2010.

AOP Members include AN Digital, Bauer Consumer Media, BBC, BSkyB, CBS Interactive, Channel 4 New Media, Condé Nast Digital, Economist Group, Financial Times, Future Publishing, Global Radio, Guardian Media Group, Haymarket Media Group, Incisive Media, Independent New Ventures, IPC Media, ITV, The National Magazine Company, News International Ltd, PPA, Reed Business Information, Telegraph Media Group Ltd, Thomson Reuters, Trader Media, Trinity Mirror, TSL Education, Which? www.ukaop.org.uk

Published on: 4:10PM on 11th June 2010