BPA goes Nordic as first International title published out of Norway extends reach into 28 countries


BPA Worldwide, the only global auditor of media, has extended the number of countries in which it operates to 28 following the completion of a circulation audit for Upstream, a global weekly oil & gas industry newspaper, published out of Norway.



[ClickPress, Fri Jun 20 2008] BPA Worldwide, the only global auditor of media, has extended the number of countries in which it operates to 28 following the completion of a circulation audit for Upstream, a global weekly oil & gas industry newspaper, published out of Norway.

The audit reported that Upstream, which serves the international oil and gas industry, had a total average circulation of 6831, of which 6570 were individual paid copies. The audit reported that 43% of these copies circulated in Europe; 31% in North America and 15% in Asia. The publication targets independent and state oil and gas companies, service companies and contractors, consultancies and related financial services industries and others allied to the field.

“We’re delighted to be auditing a prestigious b-to-b title like Upstream,” comments Stuart Wilkinson, BPA Worldwide’s Managing Director for EMEA. “BPA is very experienced at auditing publications that serve the oil and gas industry around the world and we are pleased to be doing so for Upstream. It also means that Norway becomes the latest country where BPA’s internationally recognised media audit standards are assisting media owners in the increasingly competitive quest for international advertising spend.”

Upstream is published by the NHST Media Group in Oslo, which produces a variety of business, financial and trade-focused publications in both print and electronic formats. The group also publishes newspapers such as Dagens Naeringsliv, Norway's leading business daily, and the international shipping newspaper TradeWinds.

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About BPA Worldwide

BPA Worldwide is the only global auditor of media. It is the world’s largest independent, not-for-profit auditor of business to business media offering uniformly applied standards around the world. Now in its 76th year, BPA Worldwide has more than 2600 advertisers and media buyers within its worldwide membership. It audits more than 2500 media properties across 28 countries, including more than 2000 business to business publications.

BPA audits enable media owners to compete successfully for advertising spend by providing media buyers and advertisers with independently audited data. Media buyers and advertisers, in turn, demand such independent metrics as a way of informing their buying decisions and protecting their interests. Third party audits represent the buyer’s only reliable assurance against misleading, exaggerated or even fraudulent claims.

BPA specialises in multimedia audit, including consumer press, newspapers, expos, website, email newsletters, database and other media containing advertising. This includes media circulation on an international or global basis by a publisher in another territory. This ensures comparability for advertisers and media buyers of media across national boundaries.

BPA Worldwide is a founder member of the IFABC.

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