International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication

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The International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication
Trade association
Industry PR evaluation
Founded 1996
Headquarters Communications House, 26 York Street, London W1U 6PZ

The International Association for Measurement and Evaluation of Communication (also known as AMEC) is a UK-based global trade association for companies who provide social media measurement and traditional media measurement, evaluation and communication research.


AMEC was founded in London in 1996 with just seven members. Since then it has grown into a global trade association that aims to define and develop the media evaluation measurement industry worldwide.

AMEC has pledged to find an alternative to the current industry standard[1] for measuring communications success, Advertising Value Equivalent.[2] In 2010 it issued the Barcelona Declaration of Research Principles, a set of seven voluntary guidelines established by the public relations (PR) industry to measure the efficacy of PR campaigns

In February 2012, according to the Institute for Public Relations (IPR), AMEC is part of a new coalition to drive standards for PR research and measurement, along with the Council of Public Relations Firms (CPRF), the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and other partners.[3]


AMEC provides a forum for information, knowledge sharing and best practice in all matters related to research and evaluation of media coverage and related communication issues.

The association has developed the AMEC Quality Assurance Code to help standardise the media evaluation industry.

AMEC hosts an annual awards ceremony[4] to celebrate and recognise the role that media measurement and evaluation has within the PR industry.


It is based on York Street, between Gloucester Place and Baker Street (both part of the A41), in Marylebone in the north-west of central London.


AMEC currently has members in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scandinavia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the UK and the US.

Prominent member companies include: Cision, Durrants, Gorkana, Echo Research, Kantar Media, Media Measurement, ISentia, Metrica and Precise.


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