Synopses invited for FIPP Research Forum 2013

FIPP is calling for synopses for papers to be presented at the Research Forum on 23-24 May 2013 in Barcelona, Spain.

The FIPP Research Forum, the seventh event in the series, is an international two-day event for publishers, researchers and marketing executives involved in the magazine business. It has previously attracted some of the world’s leading magazine research professionals, who meet to discuss the latest issues and developments in the industry worldwide, primarily concerning audience measurement and advertising effectiveness in consumer magazine media.

The key objectives of the Forum are to discuss a number of topics identified by FIPP’s Research Committee as the most pressing current magazine media research issues; to enable participants to debate, compare notes and learn from each other’s recent experience, to the benefit of everyone’s work; and for FIPP to circulate the key points, to help improve magazine research around the world.

The programme content will embrace many aspects of audience research for magazine brands. Particular emphasis will be placed on measurement across platforms, and the effectiveness of advertising in publishers’ digital media as well as printed magazines. The topic areas on which papers are sought include (but are not confined to) the following:

  • Proof of advertising effectiveness, for magazine media on their own
  • Proof of advertising effectiveness, for magazine media in combination with other media, particularly television and digital
  • Mixed-media modelling: the inputs, and the results
  • Developing databases for cross-media planning and evaluation (for example, fusion, hub-based, or single-source approaches)
  • Consumers’ use of mobiles, tablets, websites, in-app advertising, action codes/tags
  • Social media – what is research telling us about its value for magazine publishers?
  • What is the level of engagement with digital media? How can it be quantified? How does it compare with engagement with printed magazines (for whom engagement is still an uncontested strength)?
  • New measurement techniques, for print readership research and/or digital media
  • How consumers use printed magazines

The Research Forum is unlike most conferences in that half the session time is devoted to discussion, allowing all the issues arising from the papers to be aired in depth, and wider aspects to be considered. There will be small breakout groups for delegates to debate, in intimate context, the papers given in the previous session. In addition delegates are encouraged to contribute, from the floor, their own experiences in their work. Attendees at the six previous events have found this extensive discussion to be one of the most valuable aspects of the programme.

Delegate feedback after each event has always been very positive. Examples of feedback in 2012 are:

“I thought it was an extremely enjoyable event and a really useful forum to discuss all the different issues and research that’s going on at the moment.”

“Excellent opportunity to share information with a global audience, particularly around new media (tablets and mobile) and Return On Investment.”

“It was really interesting and inspiring to listen and talk to colleagues from different countries.”

Please submit synopses for presentations , or direct queries, to FIPP’s Research Consultant, Guy Consterdine. The deadline for synopses is 11 February 2013, but earlier notification would be much appreciated.

Further details about the FIPP Research Forum can be found at, where delegate bookings can also be made. You can also view or register anywhere, anytime with our new mobile friendly FIPP Research Forum website!

FIPP is grateful to RBA for hosting the event at their offices in Barcelona.

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