Data fusion launches!

The PRC (Publisher Research Council) and Nielsen’s first fused dataset, comprising PAMS (Publisher Audience Measurement Survey) and CPS (Consumer Panel Survey) will be launched this month on Wednesday 26 September in Johannesburg and Friday 28 September in Cape Town.  #Fusion2018, the newly fused PRC PAMS and Nielsen CPS data is an exciting innovation in South […]

Utilising technology for better research

Advances in technology and computing power make it possible to fuse multiple research surveys. Essentially there is no more need for outdated brand diaries in 2018. “Picture this,” says Peter Langschmidt, consultant to the PRC (Publisher Research Council). “It’s 1975 and paper diary research is state-of-the-art when conducting FMCG brand research. It’s now 2018, with […]

Data Fusion is Now!

Fusion is no longer the vision in research, but rather the preferred solution. The first fused media and brand data will be available to the media industry as soon as August this year comprising of the PRC’s PAM S and Nielsen’s Consumer Panel. The PRC plans to fuse Narratiive’s (formerly Effective Measure) online data to […]

PRC introduces the TOC (Technical Oversight Committee)

 In order to deliver credible and objective data, the Publisher Research Council (PRC) has introduced the TOC (Technical Oversight Committee) to guarantee the authenticity of PAMS (Publisher Audience Measure Survey) and other surveys it conducts. “Media owners and Joint Industry Councils (JIC) like the PRC that conduct their own research have been accused of ‘marking […]

PRC explains brand new ‘read’ currency and introduces Core Readers

Consumers are interacting with media content in more sophisticated ways, accessing content on multiple devices, and at any time. In light of this, a new reading currency was required to achieve an accurate measurement of reading behaviour across multiple platforms to enable the buying and selling of advertising. “The outcome is PAMS (Publisher Audience Measurement […]

PAMS – validated and live!

After a period of intense data validation, The Publisher Research Council (PRC) is pleased to announce that the first ever Publisher Audience Measure Survey (PAMS) is live and available to all research and software bureaus. The data researches titles and brands. PAMS is the new reading currency designed to achieve an accurate measurement of reading […]

PAMS – a milestone in reading research realised

This week, a new milestone in reading currency research was reached when the PRC (Publisher Research Council) released the first PAMS (Publisher Audience Measure Survey) results that measure reading across multiple platforms. “The main objective for the PRC was to achieve an accurate measurement of reading behaviour across multiple platforms to enable the buying and […]

PAMS – an innovative Reading currency, releases in February

A new milestone in reading currency research will be reached this month, February 2018, when the PRC (Publisher Research Council) releases the first PAMS (Publisher Audience Measure Survey) figures. The survey, conducted by Nielsen, has as its goal, accurate measurement of reading behaviour across multiple platforms.  “This new readership research of over 150 titles and […]

No matter the reading platform – quality content is key to advertising success

In on-going, large sample studies over the past two years, London based research company Lumen has conclusively proved that the actual viewing of, as opposed to potential exposure to adverts (no matter the reading platform of digital or print) leads to almost 9 times more sales. Lumen is an attention technology company that uses eye […]

Peter Langschmidt wins best presentation at PDRF Madrid

  At this year’s PDRF (Publishing & Data Research Forum) in Madrid, the PRC’s (Publisher Research Council) Peter Langschmidt took top honours for South Africa when his presentation, entitled “The Reading Revolution. React, Reposition, Recalibrate” was judged to be the symposium’s best presentation out of all those submitted from around the world.  The Publishing and […]