Magazine Circulation Auditing

An ABC Magazine audit reassures media buyers and advertisers.   

Our robust audit to industry agreed standards is available for Consumer Magazines, Business Magazines and Annuals and can include your Print circulation, your Digital circulation or a combination of the two. 

We work with the UK's leading publishers providing confidence and trust for the magazine industry. 

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"We appreciate all of the extra effort and support that has gone in to assisting us with our first certificate. We are really pleased to be a part of ABC and it will add real credibility to our brand"
Elliot Wellsteed-Crook, Chief Operating Officer
"As usual, the audit process was clear and efficient, with some valuable advice shared at its conclusion. ABC is a key metric, reinforcing our brand credentials and inspiring confidence with our customers"
Communications International Group
Tim Langford, Managing Director
"Working with ABC has helped us show the multiple platforms our audience engages with our brand"
Motor Sport, Sam Nasser
"Another well organised and efficient audit conducted by ABC, thank you!"
The Economist, Greg Harris
How do I get an ABC circulation audit?
  1. Contact our sales team to get registered
  2. Our audit team will contact you pre-audit to ensure you are fully prepared 
  3. You submit data to us via our Online Returns system
  4. Our auditing team will check the submitted data against supporting evidence
  5. The result will be discussed with you
  6. The data will then be made available on the ABC website and to data partners

You can choose to report 6 monthly or annually, with optional audits if you want to take advantage of being ABC'd sooner.

How much does it cost to be Audited by ABC?

The cost of an audit can vary depending on the size of your circulation and the different routes to market you have - but we like to say it typically costs less than one full page advert in one issue of your publication per year.   

ABC is a non profit distributing company and all our running costs are covered by our members in the form of an annual subscription fee.  We also have a one-off joining fee to cover the administration costs of setting up your product and initial consultation and aftercare.

Please Contact Our Sales team on +44 (0)1442 200 767 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get a quote tailored to your publication.


Why choose to have an ABC audit? 
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Media Audits

ABC releases data for the UK media industry to use when trading advertising. Our audits can cover your whole brand.

Third Party Auditing

ABC are a leading industry-owned auditor for media products and services, with specialist skills in digital ad trading. Our process and bespoke audits cover the following areas.

Our logo stands for quality and trust in media, empowering our industry to trade with confidence.

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