Guardian News & Media racks up nominations for AOP's 2012 Awards

Guardian News & Media has secured 17 nominations for this year's annual Association of Online Publishers awards, followed by IPC Media which has 14 nominations.

Guardian News & Media: 17 AOP nominations
Guardian News & Media: 17 AOP nominations

Dennis and Future Publishing bagged themselves seven nominations each while CBS Interactive, Immediate Media and United Business Media received six nominations each.

Telegraph, which won digital ad sales team last year, is up for the award again and faces competition from Future, Glam Media, Guardian News & Media, Parenting (Immediate Media), Mail Online, Shortlist and Trinity Mirror.

Haymarket, whose Business Media division won business digital publisher last year, is up for five awards this year, including Launch 2012 for Four Four Two Performances, and best business website for Wind Power.

Hearst Magazines has also bagged five nominations.

AOP introduced two new categories this year: Social Media, to reflect the crucial role the medium is playing in increasing audiences and engagement, and Pureplay Digital Publisher to highlight the contribution of digital-only media owners.

Lee Baker, director of the AOP, said the judges had "a particularly arduous task" in selecting the nominees for this years awards.

"I believe that the calibre of this year’s shortlist is especially strong, reflecting the innovation and vision that has made the UK a world leader in digital media," he said.
The AOP will be announcing the award winners at an event at the Roundhouse in Camden on 19 July.

The nominees:

Launch 2012

The Week website and iPad edition – Dennis

Cloud Pro - Dennis

Student Nursing Times - Emap

Future magazine portfolio on Apple Newsstand - Future

Guardian iPad Edition - Guardian News & Media

Four Four Two Performances - Haymarket Media

BBC Good Food iPad Edition - Immediate Media

Emerald Street - Shortlist Media

Editorial Team - Business 2012  

Farmers Guardian - Briefing Media

Guardian Professional Networks - Guardian News & Media

Business Green - Incisive Media

Property Week - United Business Media

Chemist + Druggist - United Business Media

Editorial Team - Consumer 2012  

Huffington Post - AOL

CNET - CBS Interactive - Conde Nast

Guardian - Reading the Riots - Guardian News & Media

Digital Spy - Hearst Magazines UK - IPC Media

Shortlist - Shortlist Media

Research & Insight Project 2012  

Online Engagement: 'Myth' or Metric - BSkyB & Cranfield School of Management

GNM’s Return on Influence research solution - Guardian News & Media

Insight, Appsolutely - Good Food iPad App - Immediate Media

AdPACE - Premium Audience Content Engagement - IPC Media

‘Future Of…’ Research Programme - Mindshare

Shortcast - Thought Leadership research on short form video – Yahoo

Digital Ad Sales Team 2012


Glam Media


Parenting - Immediate Media

Mail Online



Trinity Mirror

Digital Advertising Operations Team 2012  

Adconion Direct

Dennis Interactive



Trinity Mirror


Product Team 2012 

Auto Trader Mobile Product Team

Auto Trader New Cars / Commercial Product Team

BSkyB Mobile Applications and Services Team

Dennis Interactive / Dennis Media Factory Team

Guardian Product Team

Immediate Media Digital Product Development Team

Mousebreaker Team - IPC Media

Innovation 2012

Dealer Portal Mobile - Auto Trader

Adaptive Framework for CNET UK - CBS Interactive

Future Folio - Future Publishing

The Guardian Facebook App - Guardian News & Media

FourFourTwo Stats Zone app - Haymarket

Feelgood Games rewards system - IPC Media

The Gift Direct service on - IPC Media

The 12 Games of Christmas - TSL Education

Cross-Media Project 2012  

Farmers Guardian Tractor Factor - Briefing Media

The Bank Job Head To Head Game - Channel 4 Television

Gardener’s World / PG Tips - Immediate Media

Top Gear / Hertz - Immediate Media/BBC TopGear

Physics World '100 years of superconductivity' - IOP Publishing

InStyle - The Best Advice You Ever Heard - IPC Media

Dancing on Ice - with ITV Studios and Live Talkback

The X Factor and Rimmel - ITV/Fremantle/Syco

Use of Mobile 2012  

The Week iPad Edition - Dennis

Puma Social - After Hours Athlete App with XFM - Global Radio

Guardian iPad Edition - Guardian

Four Four Two Stats Zone App - Haymarket

Macworld Express Tablet App - IDG UK

Nuts Smartphone Site - IPC Media

Commercial Partnership 2012

CNET UK & Kodak Inkjet - CBS Interactive

Future - Dell Creative Studio - Future

Autosport Castrol EDGE Grand Prix Predictor - Haymarket

NME Blackberry Festivals App - IPC Media

Microsoft - Ford C-Max - Microsoft

Use of Video 2012  

Heatworld - Bauer Media - Cancer Intelligence

CBSi Video - CBS Interactive

Dennis Film - Dennis Publishing

Guardian Music - Guardian

Sunday Times - News International

Flightglobal - Paris Air Show - Reed Business Information

BD TV - - United Business Media

Use of Social Media 2012  

CNET UK - CBS Interactive

Guardian Facebook App - Guardian News & Media

Reading The Riots: Twitter Analysis - Guardian and the London School of Economics

InStyle's The Best Advice We've Ever Had - IPC Media - IPC Media

Farmers Weekly - Reed Business Information - Which?

Digital Editorial Individual 2012  

Mike Goldsmith - Future Publishing

Paul Lewis - Guardian  

John Domokos - Guardian

Alex Fletcher, Digital Spy - Hearst Magazines UK

Madeline Bennett - Incisive Media

Luke Lewis, - IPC Media

Kate Stephens, - IPC Media

Eleanor Young, - IPC Media

Technology Partner 2012  

Local Stars   





Website - Business 2012

Dezeen - Dezeen Ltd

Nursing Times - Emap

Guardian Teacher Network - Guardian

Windpower Monthly - Haymarket - Incisive Media

BD Online - United Business Media

Chemist + Druggist - United Business Media

Property Week - United Business Media

Website - Consumer 2012  

CarBuyer - Dennis

TechRadar - Future

The Guardian - Guardian News & Media

Digital Spy - Hearst Magazine UK

Elle UK - Hearst Magazines UK - IPC Media

Mail Online - Mail Online

The Sunday Times - News International

Pureplay Publisher 2012

AOL Huffington Post Media Group

Cancer Intelligence

CBS Interactive

Glam Media


Digital Publisher - Business 2012



Incisive Media

Newsquest Specialist Media

Reed Business Information

TSL Education

Digital Publisher - Consumer 2012  

Future Publishing

Guardian News and Media  

Hearst Magazines UK

Mirror Online - Trinity Mirror

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