Friday, October 14, 2005

AOP Awards 2005

The UK publishing industry group the Association of Online Publishers (AOP) held its annual awards at London's Park Lane Hotel last week. Among the headline awards, Channel 4 won the AOP Chairman's Awards while the BBC and The Guardian both won two awards. The bbc.co.uk website won the AOP award for Best Consumer Website while the BBC's new digital platform for radio downloads won the award for best use of new digital platform. The Guardian won awards for best consumer publisher and best consumer editorial team for its sporting sites on Guardian Unlimited. Sponsors for the AOP Awards included Google, HCUK, WebTrends and DoubleClick. Other notable winners on the night included Reed Business Information (Online Publisher of the Year - Business), TheLawyer.com (Best Business Website) and Q4Music.com (Innovation award for its www.Q4Music.com/blog).