It's our combination of expert human attention coupled with highly-sophisticated computer hardware and software that allows you to create same-day online reports anytime you want them, 24 hours a day.
Why we exist:
For decades, it was expensive and tedious for radio advertisers to verify the number of times a spot played or whether the right copy ran on-air. Now, using the patented technology of Media Monitors, Sales Executives can have details on a particular radio spot or an entire radio campaign at their fingertips in seconds. Every day, Media Monitors matches audio to fingerprints of thousands of radio commercials for its customers.
Media Monitors is a subsidiary of RCS. RCS is the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software, serving over 7,000 radio stations, TV music channels, cable companies, satellite music networks and Internet stations worldwide. The Media Monitors broadcast content recognition process is protected by U.S. Patents 5,437,050 and 7,386,047 and additional patents pending.
Media Monitors, RCS (UK) Ltd
Abbey Mill Business Park
Tel: +44 (0) 1483 422411
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Philippe Generali President/CEO
Philippe Generali is the President/CEO of RCS worldwide. He joined RCS USA in 1996 as Product Manager and served as Vice President of Operations. In 2000, Philippe was promoted to President of RCS.
In 2003, he created a new division, Media Monitors, the highly successful market research company that employs RCS fingerprinting technology with several data production centers around the world. In 2007, Philippe added the duties of President/CEO of Florical Systems division, a leading television automation company. In 2010, he took the helm of Mediabase and then in 2012 brought HitPredictor into the Mediabase family.
Prior to moving to the United States, Generali was the head of RCS Europe, where he spearheaded the company's growth for more than a decade. Generali is an established leader in computer technology and management, stemming from his early school days in radio, with a technical engineering background. He was the driving force behind the US music research index, Mscore and the listening analysis tool, Audience Reaction® for which he was recently granted several patents.
He is a member of the EGTA and sits on the IRTS board. He holds a degree in Math/Physics from the University of Orleans, and a Masters of Engineering from ENAC in France.
Mike Powell SVP International Operations and Chief Compliance Officer
Mike Powell is a former British newspaper and radio journalist who hosted top-rated morning shows on several UK music radio stations before transitioning to station management. He was Program Director of County Sound (Guildford, UK) from 1984 to 1986 and then CEO from 1986 to 1991 - growing the group to eight radio stations. His innovations at County Sound included being the first UK radio station to use RCS Selector 24 hours a day and introducing the UK's first gold format radio station. Powell designed the programming for award-winning station, Fox FM (Oxford) - a joint venture with Capital Radio (London).
After taking County Sound to a full UK stock market listing, he departed to form radio investment, research and management company, Infinity Radio, which set up Pirate FM (Cornwall) with Powell as launch CEO. Infinity then merged with UKRD Group where Mike became CEO - eventually building the group to well over 20 radio stations and associated companies.
While running UKRD, Powell played a key role in launching Manchester's Kiss 102 and served as launch CEO of Berkshire's Star FM, which was joint launch customer in the UK for RCS Master Control. In 1995, he launched the new County Sound Radio Network consisting of County Sound Radio, 96.4 The Eagle and Delta Radio.
In 2001 Powell became Chairman of Infinity Media which then separated from UKRD to concentrate on digital platform technologies. In October 2002, he joined RCS as Vice President of its International division.
Jon Earley Managing Director
Jon Earley has worked in UK radio since 1989. He started as a producer and technical operator at Power FM in Hampshire where he first learnt RCS Selector. Jon became the UK’s youngest head of music aged just 19 when he moved to Mix 96 in Aylesbury, which was the first small scale station in the county to use a computer based playout system.
After moving to Harris Studio Products as a consultant on automation systems, Jon co-wrote the successful application for the Southampton city radio licence and became Programme Controller and Drivetime presenter at SouthCity FM when it launched in 1999. Jon was later invited to join the station’s board of directors.
Jon joined ENCO Systems UK as Operations Director in 2002 and three years later was appointed General Manager at RCS’s UK office. He became Managing Director of RCS UK and Media Monitors UK in September 2011.