The Arc network has made the shortlist in four categories at the 2023 AOP Digital Publishing Awards – including employer of the year, for Incisive Media, and best creative solutions/content marketing campaign, for Agriconnect.

The AOP Awards recognise excellence in digital publishing and Incisive Media has strong previous form, including a record five wins in the blue riband B2B publisher category.  Continuing this success, the team also is shortlisted for the B2B editor of the year – for Investment Week editor James Baxter-Derrington – B2B, brand of the year for BusinessGreen, and the hotly-contested employer of the year category, which the business previously won in 2021.

Agriconnect made the running in the best creative solutions/content marketing campaign for 24 Hours in Farming, its innovative digital marketing and social media influencer campaign.

Arc network is a fast-growing B2B media and events business with global operations across the financial, agriculture, food, sustainability, HR and education sectors.

Investment Week is a flagship financial brand and is recognised for its engaging editorial style under Baxter-Derrington’s leadership. BusinessGreen celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2022, and is at the beating heart of the green economy. Farmers Guardian, celebrating its 179th birthday in 2023, is the long-established champion of the UK agricultural sector.

Arc’s success on the AOP awards shortlist follows hot on the heels of the 2023 PPA awards shortlist, where the business is cited in a record five categories including B2B editor, brand and event of the year.

“We are delighted for this recognition from our peers,” said Arc CEO, Europe 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.”

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Arc is a B2B events, data, and media platform, backed by investment funds managed by EagleTree Capital. Founded to redefine business networking, Arc organises over 150 events a year and operates critical content platforms in HR technology, agriculture and food, financial services and investing and education technology. Arc is over 300 talented colleagues located in the U.S., U.K., Netherlands and Singapore that focus on seeking out new ways to connect communities, wherever, whenever, or however people need to come together to grow their businesses. For more information, visit or find Arc on LinkedIn.