Menu
Error
  • JCacheStorageFile::_deleteFolderFailed deleting index.html

Sample Free Distribution - ROI Consumer Magazines

PDF Print

Definition

Free copies distributed, on an irregular basis, using an existing ABC Free Distribution category. [Available from issues in July 2016]

Principles

  1. Distribution uses an existing ABC Free Distribution category, without the need for a regular and consistent basis

  2. Prior notification of distribution details to ABC

  3. Distribution must be of an existing edition claimed on the certificate

 

Requirements | Reporting | Guidance


Requirements 

1. Distribution uses an existing ABC Free Distribution category, without the need for a regular and consistent basis

  1. The requirements of the relevant Consumer Magazine Free Distribution category apply, with the exception that distribution may be of a single issue.

    1. The Free Distribution categories eligible for reporting as Sample Free Distribution are:

      • Monitored Free Distribution 

  2. Requirements relating to distribution across issues being on a regular and consistent basis and changes from previous issues are ignored.

2. Prior notification of distribution details to ABC  

  1. You must obtain ABC’s agreement in advance of the distribution, having provided full details of timings, delivery locations etc as stipulated in the relevant Free Distribution category. This is to enable audit work to be conducted at the appropriate time, including real time testing where appropriate.

3. Distribution must be of an existing edition claimed on the certificate

  1. The copies must be broadly similar to an existing edition being claimed on the certificate. Therefore a certificate cannot comprise copies claimed in the Sample Free Distribution category alone. 

 


Reporting

You will report Sample Free Distribution as follows, which will be broken out on the ABC Certificate: 

  1. By total average Sample Free Distribution of the issues for the period, analysed by:

    1. Distribution category.

    2. By geographical type: 

      • United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland

      • Other Countries

  2. For each issue claimed:

    1. The total Sample Free Distribution, analysed by distribution category and type.

    2. For the distribution category, Monitored Free Distribution, an analysis by distribution type, and Distribution Point type and location as follows:

      1. Distribution type. i.e. Gross, Net - by hand, Net - other.

      2.  A statement describing how and where the copies are distributed (covering both the geographical location and type of distribution point). 

      3. The date(s) the publication was made available at the Distribution Point(s) for pick up or receipt by consumers.

      4. The number of copies.

      5. The number of Distribution Points.

 

Illustration of data required for Sample Free Distribution - Monitored Free Distribution  


Issue

Distribution Type

Distribution Point Type  Statement

Distribution Date(s)

Distribution Quantity

Distribution Points

Sept 2016

Net Distribution – by hand GAA Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin - copies handed to visitors inside the venue. 18/9/16

1,897

1

Oct 2016

Gross Distribution

Gyms in Dublin - copies made available for pick up by users

1/10/16 – 11/10/16

300

20

Oct 2016

Gross Distribution

Gyms in Belfast - copies made available for pick up by users 1/1/0/16 – 11/10/16

250

10

Dec 2016

 

Gross Distribution Hotels in Cork - copies made available for pick up by guests

3/12/16 - 12/12/16 280

20

 


Guidance

No additional guidance.