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FanDNA finds new avenue for celebrity marketing

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There’s a new way to measure celebrity fandom—and potentially sell brands in the process.

It’s called FanDNA, and it’s pitching itself as an alternative to the established Marketing Evaluations’ Q ratings by matching brands with celebrities. PMK*BNC, the entertainment PR and marketing firm owned by Interpublic, and Interpret, a cross-media market research firm, launched the service in late 2011.

FanDNA uses Interpret’s New Media Measure, which surveys 9,000 people quarterly by phone and the Web about their media behaviors and attitudes toward hundreds of celebrities and brands.

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