AOP Digital Awards: Incisive Media adds another five nominations to its 2020 shortlist tally

We have made the cut in the following categories this year: innovation of the year, Computing Delta; B2B editor of the year, BusinessGreen’s editor-in-chief James Murray; two nominations in the B2B brand of the year category, CRN and BusinessGreen; and a further nomination in the employer of the year category.

Incisive Media has traditionally had a strong showing at these awards, and holds the B2B publisher of the year honours for a record four years.

“We are delighted to be shortlisted in the AOP awards this year, and for this recognition from our peers,” said CEO Jonathon Whiteley. “The range of categories we are shortlisted in demonstrates how much we are doing across the business to develop our products for users and clients, and this is a testament to the innovation and hard work of our people.”

Incisive Media kicked off its industry awards season with wins for CRN in the B2B commercial team and B2B brand of the year category at the Campaign Publishing Awards on June 17.

The business has also secured four shortlist nods at the 2020 PPA Awards: CRN, business information product of the year; James Murray, editor of the year; Computing Delta, innovation of the year; and the business has also made the shortlist for sustainability initiative of the year.

The 2020 AOP Awards will take place virtually on Thursday, October 15. To see the full shortlist go to

For more information about our shortlisted brands go to:

Incisive win AOP B2B silverware for a second consecutive year

Incisive also scooped a highly-commended award in the best native advertising campaign category for its highly-regarded campaign with Samsung Mobility Solutions.

The 2017 AOP awards took place on 28 June at Old Billingsgate in London. The event is recognised as the Oscars of the UK’s digital publishing sector.

The awards were attended by more than 700 of the UK’s best and brightest digital talent and were fiercely contested by more than 100 media organisations across 22 hard-fought categories.

Incisive Media is the only digital publisher to have won best B2B publisher honours two years in a row, and the 2017 gong marks a record fourth win for the company in this category.

This is a real accolade for everyone in the business, from the digital team to our journalists, marketers, sales teams and everyone who makes the business tick,” said Incisive Media CEO Jonathon Whiteley. “It’s doubly significant to us because the AOP awards are so hotly-contested and robustly judged.”

Incisive’s digital success is the result of a programme of sustained investment in its digital capabilities, including the launch of a dedicated native content unit, Incisive Works, global extension of its lead-gen capability, ongoing investment in video content production, and migration to a new cloud-based hosting platform.

“This approach allows us to maximise the quality and authority of our award-winning editorial content across all channels, unlocking new revenues and building increased engagement,” said Whiteley.

Full details of the award and judges’ comments can be found at the AOP Awards site.

Photo caption Left to right: comedian Rob Beckett; Incisive head of advertising technology Darren Sharp; Incisive operations director Robin Shute; Incisive head of digital John Holt; Incisive’s John Barnes; Incisive head of campaign management Rosie Cotterill; Pubmatic’s Emma Newman; and Incisive sales director Paul Harvey.