Insights

In Canada, Video Did NOT Kill the Radio Star

With the myriad ways for consumers to discover music—from hearing an infectious tune in a car ad to reading about a new band on a buddy’s blog—Nielsen found that consumers in Canada still rely on an old standby. According to the Nielsen Music 360 Canada report, terrestrial radio, once...

Global Ad Spend Grows 3.2% in 2012

2012 closed out on a positive note for the ad industry: globally, ad spend increased 3.2 percent year-over-year to $557 billion, according to Nielsen’s quarterly Global AdView Pulse report. A strong third quarter, which saw growth of 4.3 percent, helped drive the annual uptick. Ad spend growth...

Why Word-of-Mouth is Loudest in Africa

Doing business in sub-Sahara Africa can be full of disparate challenges, and anyone looking to identify a classic African consumer will struggle. Despite sharing a common border, inhabitants of one country differ from those in a neighboring country with respect to their attitudes, buying and media...