BSI is an affiliate member of the Association of Online Publishers; other members include VNU, Emap, Which, News International, Reed Business Information, The Economist, Channel 4 and the BBC.
AOP membership is open to companies whose principal business model is to create unique published content for direct consumption by consumers, via the web ('destination sites') and other digital platforms.
The UK Association of Online Publishers (AOP) is an industry body representing online publishing companies that create original, branded, quality content. AOP champions the interests of approximately 160 publishing companies from diverse backgrounds including newspaper and magazine publishing, TV and radio broadcasting, and pure online media. Together they publish around 1,150 products and their websites attract more than five billion page impressions per month.
AOP was formed in 2002, in response to the growth of the internet as a publishing medium, with the pace of change creating its own challenges: how are publishers to position themselves in the digital age? How will the users (readers, viewers, listeners, contributors) of the future want to find and use content? Will they be creating it themselves?
AOP presents a unified voice to industry and government, specifically to address issues and concerns relating to all areas of online publishing. AOP publishes original research, hosts forums, awards and conferences, covering a range of topics from paid-for-content, subscription models and data protection, through to copyright, content management, new technologies and audience measurement.