Delivering True Multi-Screen Ad Measurement, Nielsen Brings New Solution to
ESPN, Facebook, GroupM, Hulu and Unilever among First Users of Nielsen
Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings
NEW YORK -- October 01, 2012
Nielsen, a global provider of information and insights into what consumers
watch and buy, today announced a major step forward for cross-platform
advertising measurement. Leveraging the Media Rating Council-accredited
Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings^TM and proprietary national TV panel*, Nielsen
Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings delivers the true reach of video advertising
across screens. The solution will be commercially available October 1.
Nielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings has been through extensive trials with
a number of the industry’s biggest players across the advertising ecosystem.
ESPN, Facebook, GroupM, Hulu and Unilever are among the dozen industry leaders
who participated in trials for this service, which provides unduplicated and
incremental reach, frequency and GRP measures for TV and Internet advertising.
"Sports fans are on the cutting edge of changing consumer media behavior,"
said Glenn Enoch, Vice President of Integrated Media Research for ESPN.
"ESPN's participation in the Nielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings trial
reflects our constant exploration for new ways to measure cross-platform
“Better understanding of the ads consumers see across all media is critical
for marketers to build great campaigns - and for publishers to demonstrate the
true value of their inventory,” said Brad Smallwood, Head of Measurement and
Insights at Facebook. “Nielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings is the first
product that truly addresses this issue. Having a holistic, consumer-centric
view of a campaign is a big step forward for the industry."
"As consumers watch their favorite TV shows across Internet-connected devices,
measurement in this area becomes critical to the long-term health of the
entire industry,” said Jean-Paul Colaco, Senior Vice President, Advertising,
Hulu. “We are supportive of Nielsen's approach in advancing the reliability of
cross platform measurement and look forward to continuing our collaboration
"Nielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings helps us determine who is seeing our
advertising on TV compared to our digital advertising. This is increasingly
important as we discuss how to spend our money across these critical media
platforms," Jennifer Gardner, Unilever, Director of Media Investment and
In addition to online video advertising, Nielsen’s approach measures online
display and rich media advertising in combination with TV. Industry trials,
run between March and August 2012, have demonstrated the power of a
high-quality, third-party solution that provides directly comparable metrics
across TV and digital, measuring unique audience on each, along with
overlapping audience and total combined unique audience.
“Creating a way to reach, measure and monetize inventory across screens and
platforms advances the industry toward the high caliber, seamless standard
that can provide new opportunities for players across the industry,” said
Steve Hasker, President, Global Media Products and Advertiser Solutions,
Nielsen. “Nielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings is an exciting step in
helping advertisers, agencies and publishers further understand the impact of
their campaigns, wherever they run – across platforms and markets around the
The Nielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings launch comes as more and more
consumers are living cross-platform lives. According to the latest Nielsen
Cross-Platform Report, in addition to watching 34-plus hours of TV per week,
the average American spends nearly five hours online on the computer. More
than half of Americans now watch video online, with online viewing increasing
average weekly video consumption to roughly 35 hours.
*Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings and Nielsen National People Meter panel have
both received Media Rating Council (MRC) accreditation. Nielsen Cross-Platform
Campaign Ratings is currently under review for MRC accreditation.
ABOUT NIELSEN CAMPAIGN RATINGS
Nielsen Campaign Ratings delivers clients comprehensive, comparable metrics
for TV and online advertising campaigns. Part of the Nielsen Campaign Ratings
product suite, Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings combines Nielsen’s
Cross-Platform Homes panel data with aggregated, anonymous, privacy-protected
demographic information from participating online data providers. Campaign
reporting is available the day after the launch of a campaign, providing vital
delivery information in-flight to agencies, advertisers and publishers.
Nielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings, also part of the suite, draws upon
Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings as well as Nielsen’s proprietary TV data to
deliver unduplicated and incremental reach, frequency and GRP measures for TV
and Internet advertising.
Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global information and measurement
company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information,
television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile
measurement, trade shows and related properties. Nielsen has a presence in
approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA and Diemen,
the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com.
Julia Monti, 646-654-4412
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