Marquis picked for NRS chairman role

The National Readership Survey is set to appoint the Campaign columnist Simon Marquis to its vacant role of chairman.

Marquis, the chairman of ZenithOptimedia, will take on the part-time position alongside his ZenithOpti-media job and some non-executive commitments. The appointment is subject to approval by the NRS board at an upcoming meeting.

Although the chairman's role is part-time, it is seen as a functionally important post, rather than just an honorary position.

The previous NRS chairman was Ian Pay, who was in the role for more than three years. Ray Morgan was the chairman before Pay.

The NRS, which publishes regular research into newspaper and magazine readership trends, is said to be looking to boost industry awareness and improve its image among advertisers and agencies.

Marquis previously served as the chief executive of Zenith Media but moved to the chairman's role when it merged with Optimedia.


Become a member of Campaign from just £46 a quarter

Get the very latest news and insight from Campaign with unrestricted access to ,plus get exclusive discounts to Campaign events

Become a member

Looking for a new job?

Get the latest creative jobs in advertising, media, marketing and digital delivered directly to your inbox each day.

Create an Alert Now

Partner content


1 Stop and stare at what these nine brands did for the eclipse

You don't have to shield your eyes from social media during an eclipse - brands from DoubleTree by Hilton to Pizza Hut have found creative ways to capitalise on the total solar eclipse.


1 Job description: Digital marketing executive

Digital marketing executives oversee the online marketing strategy for their organisation. They plan and execute digital (including email) marketing campaigns and design, maintain and supply content for the organisation's website(s).