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Nielsen Leverages Alibaba to Provide Unique Combined View into Online and Offline Buying Habits of Chinese Consumers

Sue Feng,, 010-5912-9195


Shanghai —July 11, 2014— Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN), a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, officially launched the Omni Channel, a new application that leverages Alibaba and Nielsen data to provide marketers with the first and only combined view into Chinese consumers’ online and offline buying behavior.

“Nielsen’s comprehensive understanding of consumers married with Alibaba’s deep content and e-commerce capabilities create a powerful tool for brands and marketers,” said Patrick Dodd, general manager of Nielsen Greater China. “Until now, there has been no way to understand Chinese consumers’ online buying behavior together with their offline purchasing habits—i.e. which consumer demographics and geographies are growing online, and how do these compare to consumers’ offline purchases? Brands can act on this extensive insight to identify and better understand opportunities to build the right strategies to grow their businesses.”

The Omni Channel application enables brands and marketers to benefit from Nielsen and Alibaba’s combined data, platforms and insight methods, product category performance intelligence and consumer insights.

“By combining Nielsen and Alibaba’s robust information, the business and marketing potential is very compelling,” said Yan Xuan, president of Nielsen Greater China. “Our vision is to change how companies can market, sell and compete.  We will help companies reach better answers to critical questions about which shoppers to reach, with what products, while optimizing their marketing and sales investments.”

About Nielsen

Nielsen 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

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