NEWS6 February 2015

Marquis to leave NRS board

News People UK

UK — The National Readership Survey has announced that its chairman, Simon Marquis, will step down from his position at the end of the year.


Marquis has held the position for ten years during which time the NRS has moved from print-only measurement for the UK published media sector, to measurement across print, online and mobile channels for the industry’s larger titles.

He is stepping down at a time of significant change for the industry as the current newspaper and magazine multi-platform measurement system is under review.

The 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).

Marquis said: “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.”

He will continue in the role until the end of the year.