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The Database: Implementing Agile Thinking in the FMCG Market

Staying nimble in today’s fast-paced market, isn’t easy, especially for large, multinational brands with massive scale and global footprints. Many companies look to agile processes as a means to innovate faster, but they often skip steps in the process. So can agile thinking work in the...

Understanding Memory in Advertising

Advertisers and those who measure the impact of advertising are obsessed with memory. If advertising is to be successful, it has to stick in the consumer’s memory—or so the saying goes. But what exactly is that thing called memory, how long does it linger, and how do we measure it?

Measuring The Impact of Advertising One Purchase at a Time

In recent years, the creation of large single-source datasets has been a major boon to the advertising research industry. At Nielsen Catalina Solutions, we’re combining in-store sales data from millions of households with information on whether or not those households are exposed to any given ad...

The Value Of Panels In Modeling Big Data

Hardly a day goes by without an industry report on audience fragmentation. Of course, it’s not a new phenomenon. With the rise of cable in the 80s, digital broadcast satellite in the 90s, Internet video in the 2000s and more recently over-the-top options, television audiences have enjoyed a...

Activating Big Data for Big Outcomes

Betting on winners and never losing might sound as fictional as a time-traveling DeLorean, but a panel at the recent Consumer 360 conference discussed strategies for using big data as an almanac that can lead to big business outcomes.

Nielsen Celebrates 90 Years of Innovation

It started with $45,000, an engineering degree…and a dream. Ninety years later, Arthur C. Nielsen Sr.’s dream has been reimagined many times over. On Aug. 24, 2013, Nielsen will celebrate its 90th anniversary. For us, this milestone is an opportunity to take a look back, and in the spirit...