aimm says goodbye to Rory

Changes to the Executive structure at aimm

As announced to aimm members last month, the new aimm Board has decided to change the Executive Team structure to ensure that the diverse needs and the concerns of all of the aimm membership are understood and accurately reflected.

Rory Maguire, after 5 years at the helm of aimm will be stepping back at the end of June to focus on his consultancy business, handing the baton to General Manager Joanna Cox who starts in August.

The aimm Board and the Executive team will be working together to look at the strategy and focus of aimm going forwards, to ensure that all our members continue to feel their voice is heard through their trade association, and aimm continues to support its membership through this period of progression.

We would like to thank Rory for all his hard work during these past years. He has worked tirelessly on important regulatory and business issues which has resulted in improvements and changes across industry, benefiting our members businesses and the wider industry as a whole.

Monitoring Compliance Partners (MCP) have rebranded as MCP Insight Ltd.

MCP’s foundation was built on advertising compliance monitoring and verification services for the VAS Industry. Over the last 4 years we have grown and evolved as a business. Not only are we now live in 26 territories (30 by end of Q2), we have also invested in producing deeper market intelligence to support our clients’ understanding of market trends – particularly in relation to compliance and fraud.

Our powerful monitoring and analytical tool-set makes us well equipped to provide a broader set of services to a wider marketplace. Therefore, we feel MCP Insight Ltd. better reflects our strategy for the future, as well as our value proposition over the coming years.

We look forward to continuing our work with valued clients, helping them to ensure that consumer safety and brand protection remains at the forefront of their on-line marketing strategies. Find out more about us and our services on our new website

For more information on exciting new products launching soon, follow us on Twitter & Facebook. If you would like a free demonstration of our product solution, contact us here.

New PhonepayPlus Adjudication Panel & 14th Code

Today PhonepayPlus has announced the new members of their Adjudication Panel.

The new panel, which comprises legally qualified and lay members, will replace the current Code Compliance Panel and make rulings independently of the PhonepayPlus executive.

The legally qualified members of the CAP are Julian Weinberg, Robin Callender Smith and Linda Lee. The lay members, who have been chosen for their experience in an adjudicatory capacity and in dealing with complex factual situations will be, Andrew Ellam, Tony Moss, Dame Elizabeth Neville, Elisabeth Ribbans, Ian Walden, Peter Wrench and Martin Wrigley. The members of the new panel have a variety of expertise across areas including: law, technology, operations, business, consumer matters and media, and include: a former President of the Law Society, a former Police Chief Constable, a Professor of Information and Communications Law and a former Managing Editor of The Guardian.

The new 14th Code of Practise comes into force on the 12th July.

Read more here about the latest adjudication:


eTX and Enarpee Services join forces to create a new regulatory services company – Monitoring Compliance Partners

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eTX and Enarpee Services join forces to create a new regulatory services company, Monitoring and Compliance Partners Ltd (MCP) and launch three key market support services:

–          GoVerifyit (robust verification of consumer opt-in)

–          VeriAudits (automated testing & monitoring)

–          VeriScanner (affiliate tracking & recording)

eTX and Enarpee Services have joined forces to supply a full suite of regulatory services to, not only the Telecommunications Sector and PRS Industry, but also to other payment sectors. Commenting on their new entity ‘Monitoring and Compliance Partners’ (MCP), Declan Pettit, eTX Managing Director said: “Enarpee Services have years of experience in these markets and have built up not only a fine reputation, but also a network of International connections that we can tap into. Additionally, their collaborative approach to consultative services acts as a perfect complement to our technically focused solutions’. Neil Penny, MD of Enarpee Services added: “We have known eTX for years and are aware that they have a stable of well recognised, scalable applications to cater for the regulatory needs of the industry – used by European Regulators, Technical Aggregators and Marketing Companies. GoVerifyIt (their updated ‘bolt-on’ version where merchants are live in 24hrs) and their VeriAudits offer in particular, have a wide appeal and traction with the PRS market already.”

MCP has recently added a new product called VeriScanner, that scans sites leading to merchant sites and identifies changes to assess for regulatory compliance.

MCP’s first major contract was signed in July with First Data Corporation, a provider of electronic payment solutions and estimated to be one of the world’s largest organisations. MCP provides monitoring services of First Data’s new merchants.

MCP will be attending World Telemedia Marbella 15-17th October, so feel free to contact Neil Penny there for further information: 0771 434 5752/

Editors Notes

Formed in 1997 by brothers Declan and Brian Pettit, eTX’s core offering is the ‘Touchpoint’ Application Development platform, a hardware/software system that intelligently manages information/events in a real-time environment. This platform comprises proprietary technology which is the result of fifteen years research and development, and which is particularly suited to fast-moving environments.

Enarpee Services are the world experts in Regulatory Advice, Due Diligence, Compliance and Product & Service Audits for companies utilising Premium Billed mechanisms in support of their services to Consumers. Run by Neil Penny and Toby Padgham, currently Enarpee Services are the appointed Regulatory & Compliance partner for the UK’s largest Mobile Network Operator, EE (which also incorporates the T-Mobile & Orange Mobile Network brands).

For full information about the service that MCP can offer please see their ad here: MCP services.