MAM

MRUC puts the ball in RSCI court; INS sticks to its 24-hour ultimatum

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/mam-images/2014/02/04/IRS_pic.jpg?itok=sGky226E

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: The last couple of days have been a nail-biting one for everyone having an interest in the Indian Readership Survey. From the time the IRS 2013 was made public, publishers of newspapers and magazines have gone through a lot of turmoil because of the data provided.

As claimed by many, IRS 2013 has a lot of anomalies and hence, after a meeting on Monday, the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) gave an ultimatum to Media Research Users Council (MRUC) to withdraw IRS 2013 within 24 hours or else face its rejection by publishers.

MRUC today held an emergency meeting to decide on how to respond to the ultimatum by INS. After the meeting, MRUC issued a statement saying it cannot unilaterally decide on the withdrawal the latest readership survey.

The Readership Studies Council of India (RSCI), a joint body of MRUC and the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC), has called for a meeting on 19 February before any further decision is taken.

“Unlike three years ago, MRUC no longer can take a decision on its own. RSCI will take a final call now,” says IRS Technical Committee Chairman Paritosh Joshi.

The members of MRUC unanimously voiced their opinion on the findings. They said decided aspects of the study will be placed before the RSCI to help the broader community of stakeholders convince themselves about the study’s robustness and integrity. The IRS 2013 was contracted to Nielsen.

Joshi feels that a new methodology was used for IRS 2013, which could have caused some confusion amongst the stakeholders and that they will need time to understand not only the findings but also the methodology which has gone into it.

The MRUC statement said IRS 2013 cannot be compared with past readership surveys and that the findings are based on the latest census data. It also goes on to say that the study design includes a margin of error.

INS continues to stick to its 24-hour ultimatum given on Monday, 3 January, according to INS newsprint committee chairman Mohit Jain.

Jain told indiantelevision.com, “The report submitted by MRUC (today) has been considered in-depth and the members (of INS) have taken a decision to collectively to reject it.”

INS members were still in a meeting on the issue at the time of filing the story.

Click here to read MRUC’s statement

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/02/21/suszuki.jpg?itok=lDjUfF_8
Suzuki Motorcycle rolls out phase 2 of #KamPeetaHai campaign

Post receiving a great response for Suzuki Access 125 campaign of Kam Peeta Hai, Suzuki Motorcycle India, a subsidiary of two-wheeler manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation Japan and Happy mcgarrybowen have rolled out the second phase to the campaign for their flagship scooter brand. The campaign...

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/02/21/mayori.jpg?itok=bgiVAIbZ
Performics.Resultrix bags digital mandate for NIIT

NIIT has entrusted its digital mandate to Performics.Resultrix, the digital end-to-end solutions company under Zenith India.

MAM Media and Advertising Account
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/02/21/gaurav.jpg?itok=uhbg4vaW
FIHL hands media mandate to Carat India

Franchise India Holdings (FIHL) has roped in Carat India, the flagship media agency from Dentsu Aegis Network, as its media agency.

MAM Media and Advertising Account
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/02/21/gopalan_0.jpg?itok=Cne-2bsw
Madhusudan Gopalan becomes MD, CEO of P&G India

P&G India has announced Madhusudan Gopalan as the company's new managing director and CEO. He will take charge on 1 April 2018.

MAM Media and Advertising People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/02/21/Cadbury.jpg?itok=n66cEVu0
How Cadbury perfected its communication in India

MUMBAI: What comes to your mind when you hear ‘kuch meetha ho jaaye?’ If you’ve been in India for the last two decades, you would instantly blurt out Cadbury. But the popular Indian chocolate has a 100-year-old history.

MAM Media and Advertising Ad Campaigns
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/02/20/imrb.jpg?itok=Reu3RXvd
India’s online retail market to hit $100 bn by 2020: Kantar IMRB report

Kantar IMRB has launched a report on India's shopping scenario in 2017 that provides comprehensive insights on buying behaviour of India’s online shoppers. The study is conducted among active internet users in urban India covering a vast range of categories.

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/02/20/livon.jpg?itok=qx3N1Srg
Livon extends salon-in-purse proposition in latest campaign

Marico Limited’s Livon Serum has launched its latest ad film, an extension of its campaign thought - Salon Nahin Livon.

MAM Marketing MAM
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/02/20/flags.jpg?itok=KBHOLMPu
Flags Communications bags social media mandate for Tata Power DDL

Media agency, Flags Communications, has bagged the social media management mandate for Tata Power-DDL (a joint venture between Tata Power and the Government of NCT of Delhi).

MAM Marketing Brands
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/02/20/makeit.jpg?itok=MtMZNjs5
FACES launches #12ZodiacFaces with WATConsult

MUMBAI: WATConsult, the digital and social media agency from Dentsu Aegis Network India and Canada’s leading international cosmetic brand, FACES Canada have collaborated and launched a digital campaign called #12ZodiacFaces.

MAM Marketing Brands

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories