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Nielsen to launch Digital Ad Ratings in seven markets across Asia and Latin America


SINGAPORE – 14 JULY 2015; Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) today announced it will launch its flagship digital advertising measurement solution, Digital Ad Ratings, in seven markets across Asia and Latin America over the coming months, in a move that will advance digital advertising accountability in the regions. The seven markets include Singapore, Japan and Indonesia, which are now commercially available, in addition to Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Mexico, bringing the total to 16 markets globally.

Currently available in twelve markets, Digital Ad Ratings provides the media industry with a highly accurate method of measuring online advertising audiences, delivering reach, frequency and gross rating point (GRP) metrics as well as demographics such as age and gender to determine the effectiveness of digital advertising campaigns. The solution uses a patented process combining Nielsen’s online data with aggregated, anonymous demographic information from third-party data providers.

“Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings is a true industry game-changer,” said Megan Clarken, EVP of Global Watch Product Leadership at Nielsen. “Digital is fueling growth in brand advertising, and in markets where Digital Ad Ratings has already been rolled out, like the US and UK, it is transforming the advertising landscape by bringing standardisation and accountability, and helping advertisers and agencies gauge the return on their investment for every dollar they spend online.”

Jennifer Gardner, North American Media Investments and Partnerships Director at Unilever, says: “We look for the best marketing ROI – and the best tools to gauge that. Nielsen Digital Ad Ratings is an exciting resource that brings a more rigorous standard to our online campaigns and consistency in measurement strategy across our portfolio of brands.”

Digital Ad Ratings has been established as the industry-standard in digital advertising measurement. Currently, in markets where Digital Ad Ratings is not available, advertisers and agencies wanting to track the reach of their digital campaigns use metrics such as click-through rates, conversion rates and cost per video views, all of which lack the people metric. Powered by the world’s largest user database, Digital Ad Ratings enables publishers to more effectively convey their ability to deliver advertising messages to audiences, helping advertisers to ensure their brand messages reach the right people to maximise return on investment; and supports agencies in optimising campaigns in-flight to deliver optimal efficiency and effectiveness.


Coverage: Twelve markets globally, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States.

Who uses it: Publishers prove their ability to deliver advertising messages; advertisers ensure that their brand messages reach the right people to maximise return on investment; and agencies can work with media partners to optimize in-flight in order to ensure campaign efficiency.

Who’s using it: Clients include major multinational advertisers such as Unilever and Mondelez International.

How it works: Campaigns are tagged to enable metrics to be measured for the duration of the campaign execution. Impressions are collected and paired with demographic information using third-party consumer data sets, and then calibrated using Nielsen’s panel for a final audience measurement. Metrics are then reported daily by publisher, platform and demographic.

Learn more from our webinar hosted in June.

About Nielsen

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 and mobile measurement. Nielsen has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA, and Diemen, the Netherlands. For more information, visit


Deanie Sultana
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