Reed Business Information top winner at AOP awards

LONDON - Reed Business Information scooped the most gongs at last night's AOP Online Publishing Awards, including best online business publisher for the second year running.

The publisher claimed four awards in total at the event which included best business website for XpertHR.co.uk, best online community for business-to-business site Farmers Weekly Interactive, and best online business ad sales team for RBI e-Newsletters.

IPC Media also had a good night, taking home three awards for best cross-media project, best research and insight project and best consumer editorial team for nme.com.

The Financial Times and BSkyB each picked up the third most awards. BSkyB won two gongs for best online consumer publisher and best consumer website for Sky News. The FT won best innovation for Mocking Bird Model and best use of video for FT.com.

Ruth Brownlee, the outgoing director of AOP, said: "This year's winners have produced work that shows real creativity, smart use of technology and commercial acumen."

The awards, which were held at London's Hilton Park Lane, have been running since 2002.

The AOP also announced yesterday at its annual conference that it would split its chairman's role in two. Outgoing chairman Simon Waldman, group director of digital strategy and development at Guardian Media Group, handed over his duties to Alison Reay, digital media director at Telegraph Media Group, and Mike Seery, chief information officer at The Economist.

Read Brand Republic's AOP Digital Publishing Summit Blog 2008 for coverage of this year's conference.

The full list of winners:

Launch 2008

Winner: Guardian News and Media - guardian.co.uk/katine

Editorial Team - Business

Winner: Incisive Media - Accountancy Age

Editorial Team - Consumer 2008

Winner: IPC Media - nme.com

Research & Insights Project 2008

Winner: IPC Media - The Origin Panel - Women's Space

Online Advertising Sales Team - Consumer 2008

Winner: Future Publishing PLC - Future Publishing - Digital Agency Team

Online Advertising Sales Team - Business 2008

Winner: Reed Business Information - RBI e-Newsletters

Innovation 2008

Winner: Financial Times - Mockingbird Model

Cross-Media Project 2008

Winner: IPC Media - The WKD Nuts Football Awards

Commercial Partnership

Winner: Channel 4 - Ford Bite

Use of Video 2008

Winner: Financial Times - FT.com

Mobile Site 2008

Winner: News Group Newspapers - Sun Mobile

Online Community 2008

Winner: Reed Business Information - Farmers Weekly Interactive

Website 2008 - Business

Winner: Reed Business Information - XpertHR.co.uk

Website 2008 - Consumer

Winner: BskyB - Sky News

Online Publisher 2008 - Business

Winner: Reed Business Information - Reed Business Information

Online Publisher 2008 - Consumer

Winner: BSkyB