The PAMS and Nielsen Consumer Panel fused data-set will be launched on 26 September 2018 in Johannesburg and 28 September 2018 in Cape Town

The Publisher Research Council, is a non profit company that conducts audience and efficacy research on behalf of our members. Primary research is conducted to gain an understanding of the broad media usage in South Africa as well as individual title audiences for member internal use and for advertisers and their agencies.

We are owned by the publishing houses, that collectively publish over 700 titles. Members include Tiso Blackstar Group, CTP Caxton, Independent Media, Media24, Mail & Guardian, Associated Magazines and Ndalo Media.

2018 heralds a new dawn in the SA media research industry, where after 40 years of single source AMPS, the PRC is driving the global best media research practice of fusing multiple surveys, beginning with our own PAMS data and over 5000 brands on the Nielsen Consumer Panel.

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Audience Design Thinking

This Masters Thesis summary from Cynthia Young discusses the heart of journalism and the opportunities it offers for audience...

‘print is dead’ – then why do even the tech giants use it for their apology ads?

A recent study by ebiquity: Re-Evaluating Media Research, "found that newspapers' performance outperform marketers' perceptions" of the channel's inherent strengths. It is good news that print media enjoys higher levels of trust above online media. Intriguingly, print...

Stuff New Zealand Shares its Revenue Diversification Transformation

Neighbourly, Stuff Fibre and energyclubnz are the three business units that media company Stuff has created to diversify revenue. This article discusses the strategy and thinking behind...

How Design Thinking transformed Globe and Mail’s newsroom, audience reach

Shelley Seale's blog explores how head of audience at The Globe and Mail, Cynthia Young's Audience Design Thinking, re-engineered its...

Insight from RAMetrics: Does ad size impact attention and recall?

Do larger print advertisements generate greater attention and recall? Lumen eye tracking research suggests size does...

Australians prefer radio for breakfast, TV after dinner

This market research update from Roy Morgan shows that 27.9% Australians prefer radio for breakfast. It also shows that reading a print or online newspaper is a favourite breakfast time media preference with 13.8% of Australians still preferring a print newspaper to...

How to manoeuvre through 2018 and come out the other side

Natasha Fourie is a strategist at The Space Station and in this article she addresses four strategies for planners and marketers to use as they navigate the challenges that come with a changing industry. BizTrends 2018: How to manoeuvre through...

PAMS: Fusing the future

Author, editor and expert in print media, Danette Breitenbach, covered the PAMS Launch presentation at the Bryanston Country Club on 13 February, 2018. Her reflections from the day are in this article.

PAMS 2017 LAUNCH PRESENTATION

The PRC launched its new Publisher Audience Measurement Survey (PAMS) on the 13th and 14th February 2018. The presentation below was delivered in Johannesburg and Cape Town by Terry Murphy of Nielsen and Peter Langschmidt of the PRC. PAMS LAUNCH Presentation...

PAMS 2017 QUESTIONNAIRE

The PAMS 2017 questionnaire was in field from July-November 2017 and measured audiences across all reading platforms. The main objective of the study was to "provide an innovative 'Gold Standard' Reader Audience Measurement founded on global and local best-in-class...