Nielsen brings online ad measurement system Down Under

Nielsen brings online ad measurement system Down Under

Global research house Nielsen is expanding its online advertising measurement solution, Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings, into the Australia market.

Currently available in the United States and United Kingdom, Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings is scheduled to officially launch in Australia in May.

Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings measures the audience of online advertising, providing reach, frequency and gross rating point (GRP) metrics as well as demographic touch-points such as age and gender.

The solution uses a patent-pending process combining online panel data with aggregated, anonymous demographic information from participating online data providers, including Facebook.

Matt Bruce, MD media, Nielsen Australia said: “The big problem quality online publishers have in Australia today is proving their display advertising reaches the right audience in an increasingly commoditised online display market. Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings solves this problem by reporting who an online display campaign reached each day.”

According to Nielsen, the solution provides a picture of actual online audience reached – not just cookies and impressions, providing seamless actionable insights to determine the effectiveness of online advertising campaigns – comparable to that of radio or TV.

Campaign reporting is available the day after the launch of a campaign.

Brad Smallwood, VP, Measurement and Insights at Facebook said: “Bringing consistent, quality standard metrics to the industry will help advertisers prove the return on investment (ROI) for each dollar spent online and improve ROI for future campaigns.

“Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings has helped drive marketers toward an audience-centric buying and selling approach in the U.S. and promises to similarly transform other markets by bringing that same standardisation and accountability.”

Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings will be officially launched in Australia by Steve Hasker, Nielsen’s Global Product Leader at Consumer 360 Pacific on May 1-3, 2013 in the Blue Mountains. See for more details.

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