AOL Tops Digiday Publishing Awards Finalists

The finalists have been decided for the Digiday Publishing Awards, which honors overall excellence and breakthrough achievement in digital publishing, branded content and advertising technology.

AOL was nominated for an award in four categories, more than any other company in this year’s competition (and this doesn’t include the three for which Huffington Post Media Group was selected). In the category of Best Editorial Achievement by a Publisher, AOL received accolades for its work for Makers.com and Techcrunch: Mark Zuckerberg’s First Interview Post IPO. The company also received nominations in the category of Best Content Marketing Program (Homepage for Heroes), Best Use of Mobile by a Publisher (Moviefone for iPhone) and Best Use of Video by a Publisher (Makers.com).

Atlantic Media was one of the three choices for Publisher of the Year, which this year was a Judges’ Choice category. Quartz, an Atlantic Media publication, snagged two other finalist nominations for Best Design and Most Disruptive Publishing Technology.

Alongside Atlantic Media are Vox Media and BuzzFeed, both up for the Publisher of the Year award.

The full list of finalists is available on the Digiday Publishing Awards site. The winners for these categories and others will be announced at the Digiday Publishing Awards gala in New York on March 7.