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Topic: Nielsen

FTC Approves Nielsen Acquisition of Arbitron

Deal subject to conditions

The Federal Trade Commission on Friday gave Nielsen Holdings the necessary clearance to acquire Arbitron. Subject to standard closing conditions, the deal is now expected to close on Sept. 30. Per…

Commercial Breaks Aren’t Twitter Breaks

Nielsen SocialGuide report says only 30 percent of TV tweets are sent in ad time

While Twitter is rapidly changing the way we watch live television, a new study suggests that the social media giant isn’t necessarily having a corrosive effect on commercial deliveries. According to…

Nielsen's New Consumer App Is Really a Market Research Tool [Updated]

Company should be more upfront about its purpose, says privacy advocate

Nielsen's new "topten" app seems harmless enough: offer consumers a quick and easy way to find out the most popular TV shows, books, songs, video games, movies and more. You…

Phoenix Marketing Combines Traditional Ads With Digital Data

McDonald's helped develop 'Research Reborn'

Phoenix Marketing International, a 14-year-old market research firm, is launching a platform that it believes puts traditional advertising data at the fingertips of brands in the same way they have…

Topsy's Social Data Now Includes the Very First Tweets

Will brands find seven-year-old Twitter stats useful?

Social analytics firm Topsy has added the entire history of public Twitter messages to its real-time data platform, including stats dating back to the first-ever tweet more than seven years…

Nielsen and FreeWheel Expand Online Campaign Ratings Partnership

Aimed to spark OCR usage for video buyers

Nielsen has expanded its relationship with FreeWheel, as the video platform will aim to streamline the usage of Nielsen's Online Campaign Ratings (OCR) for their joint clients. In a best-case scenario for…

Nielsen: 29 Percent of TV Ratings Impacted by Twitter

Study tries to establish causal relationship between social and GRPs

In a first attempt at establishing a causal relationship between Twitter activity and TV ratings, Nielsen on Tuesday released a study that suggests that the social media platform can in…

Tremor Video Goes In-Stream Only, Abandoning Banner Ads

CEO cites higher engagement, easier measurability and TV-like buying mechanics

No more banner video for Tremor. The company will announce this afternoon it is moving entirely to in-stream video for the foreseeable future, having phased out its last banner video…

Mobile Accounts for 85% of Gas and Convenience Store Searches

Smartphone users look for best prices before filling up

With smartphone-browsing consumers riding shotgun to parks and beaches—while the driver, hopefully, focuses on the road—during these summer months, gasoline and convenience store brands might want to crank up their…

Hispanic Networks Bring in Auto Dollars in a Weak Year for Broadcast

Telemundo and Univision write increases

This year, Univision and its main competitor Telemundo (which control roughly 90 percent of the market between them, with Univision the larger network) have seen upticks in categories that are…

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