Simon Marquis to Step Down as Chairman of the National Readership Survey Board
The National Readership Survey Ltd Board has announced that Simon Marquis will be stepping down from his current position as Chairman at the end of the year. Having held the role for ten years, Simon has led NRS Ltd in its mission to provide the most authoritative and accurate readership measurement for the published media sector in the UK. Simon's tenure saw the NRS survey transition from print only, to one that provides in-depth measurement across print, online and mobile channels for the industry’s larger titles.
This news comes at a time when the current newspaper and magazine multi-platform measurement system is under review. This review is being led by Glanvill and Co and Mediatique, who represent the News Media Association (NMA), Professional Publishers Association (PPA), The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) and Incorporated Society of British Advertisers (ISBA).
Simon Marquis commented: “In light of the full-scale review of the audience measurement system now under way, it seems only right to make way for new blood and a new system of governance for this important media sector. The NRS board has asked me to stay on until the end of 2015 to help effect a smooth handover which I am very happy to do, and of course I wish the newsbrands, the magazines and the agencies every success in the creation of a brand new measurement system.”