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[April 17, 2014]

Nielsen Kicks off Final Pre-Launch Test of Mobile Ad Measurement Solution

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--

Nielsen today announced the launch of the final technical trial as it gears up to expand Nielsen Online (News - Alert) Campaign RatingsTM to mobile this summer. BrightRoll and TubeMogul, two of the largest video ad platforms in the digital space, will participate. Both companies have been using Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings in an always-on, fully integrated manner for the past eighteen months.

Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings measures the audience of digital advertising and has emerged as the standard for buying and selling online ads, including video ad guarantees. With the addition of mobile, Nielsen Campaign Ratings will become the first and only measurement suite to offer robust insight into a campaign's full digital and cross-platform audience.

"Mobile has grown quickly to become an important part of brands' marketing strategy, and as such, advertisers are seeking ways to more accurately measure campaign impact and engagement," Tim Avila, SVP of Marketing Operations, BrightRoll. "Our clients rely on Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings for independent, third party measurement and we are pleased to be working with Nielsen as they bring this important mobile offering to market."

"Cross-screen audience measurement is critical for advertisers to leverage the trend of increasing mobile video consumption," said Jason Lopatecki, Chie Strategy Officer, TubeMogul (News - Alert). "We're excited to be at the forefront as a beta participant for the Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings mobile offering."


The expansion of Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings to measure mobile devices will use a similar approach to Nielsen's Media Rating Council-accredited methodology* for measuring computer and tablet browsers, which combines Nielsen's industry-leading Cross-Platform Homes panel with data from third-party providers, to measure all ads, including video and display. In addition to mobile browsers, this release will explicitly measure in-app ads for the iOS and Android (News - Alert) app eco-system. Other clients, including ABC, have participated in earlier technical trials.

"2014 is a big year for Nielsen and the broader advertising industry. With true cross-platform measurement across content and advertising, publishers will be one step closer to unlocking the true value of their inventory and advertisers will know the real extent of their campaign reach," said Megan Clarken, EVP, Global Product Leadership. "BrightRoll and TubeMogul are great strategic allies; we appreciate their participation in our test program."

Following a number of strategic developments in 2014, including the inclusion of mobile in Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings, Nielsen will be able to measure linear and dynamic digital advertising across all platforms. Specifically, in March, Nielsen expanded its content measurement capabilities to include TV programming available online through the launch of Nielsen Digital Program Ratings. The 2014-2015 TV season will mark the first time that mobile video viewing is folded into C3 (News - Alert), the rating used by the industry to buy and sell TV advertising.

ABOUT NIELSEN CAMPAIGN RATINGS

Nielsen Campaign Ratings delivers clients comprehensive, comparable metrics for TV and online advertising campaigns. Part of the Nielsen Campaign Ratings product suite, Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings combines Nielsen's Cross-Platform Homes panel data with aggregated, anonymous, privacy-protected demographic information from participating online data providers. Campaign reporting is available the day after the launch of a campaign, providing vital delivery information in-flight to both advertisers and publishers. Nielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings, also part of the suite, draws upon Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings as well as Nielsen's proprietary TV data to deliver unduplicated and incremental reach, frequency and GRP measures for TV and Internet advertising.

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, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. Nielsen has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA and Diemen, the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com.

*Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings is the first Internet measurement system that provides demographic ratings for online advertising campaigns of any size with certain metrics comparable to those used for TV advertising to be accredited by the MRC.


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