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Secure Tomorrow's Car Buyers Today

There’s nothing quite like the freedom of owning your own car. Having the ability to get from point A to point B without having to rely on anyone or public transportation creates feelings of both independence and pride. People are passionate about car ownership—whether new or used—and...

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...

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...

Global Ad Spend Rises 2.4% in Q2 2012

Global ad spend rose to $139 billion USD in Q2 2012, a moderate 2.4 percent gain over Q2 2011, according to Nielsen’s quarterly Global AdView Pulse report. In a continuing trend, emerging markets saw the most significant increases. The Middle East and Africa grew 19.6 percent compared to Q2 2011,...

Telecom Grows Global Ad Spend, Durables & Services Decline

The battle to capture hearts and dollars in the mobile space has played out around the globe, helping contribute to significant ad spend growth by the Telecommunications industry in Q1 2012. According to Nielsen’s quarterly Global AdView Pulse report, Telecommunications companies invested 7.8...