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Surpercharging Canadian Nielsen Ad Intel Digital with social and in-app media spend and creatives

3 minute read | November 2020

Toronto, Canada, November 19, 2020: Nielsen today announces the launch of Nielsen Ad Intel Digital, providing Canadian marketers with detailed cross channel advertiser-level including social and in-app media spend, impressions and creatives data. 

Across mobile and desktop for display and video (pre, mid and post roll), Nielsen Ad Intel Digital offers intelligence to identify prospects, analyse brand strategies, and learn from past campaigns to plan for the future. This new, robust data will provide an accurate representation of digital ad buys, in a secure, privacy-safe way. Media buyers and sellers now have greater ease to monitor, adjust and measure their digital ad performance.

Nielsen Ad Intel Digital is powered by a cutting-edge alliance with BIScience. This relationship gives the Canadian media industry more sites, more devices, more flexibility and a better view of digital ad activity. 

Heather Garand, Vice President Sales, Nielsen Canada said: “Now more than ever, consumers are increasingly spending their time on digital channels. The rapid shift towards digital presents both a challenge and an opportunity for brands. Nielsen Ad Intel Digital enables an increased level of measurement and visibility into advertising spend especially on social platforms. Marketers and advertisers have greater flexibility to measure their ad performance and create more dynamic advertising plans.”

Heather Jordan, Nielsen Ad Intel Product Leadership added, “As the industry cements it’s evolving embrace of new advertising opportunities, they must rely on Nielsen to help monitor and make sense of competitive media strategies. Nielsen Ad Intel’s trusted, independent data has a legacy of quality and granularity. Through Nielsen Ad Intel Digital’s powerful insights our clients can better monitor theirs and their competitors social and in-app spend and creative executions. Canada’s media planning is being taken to the next level.” 

The enhancements to Ad Intel are part of Nielsen’s effort to arm the industry with actionable, comprehensive and relevant competitive metrics that help establish a more flexible, connected and intuitive way for media buyers and sellers to evaluate ad performance across-platforms and make smarter decisions. 

About Nielsen

Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. Nielsen is divided into two business units. Nielsen Global Media provides media and advertising industries with unbiased and reliable metrics that create a shared understanding of the industry required for markets to function. Nielsen Global Connect provides consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers with accurate, actionable information and insights and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that companies need to innovate and grow. Our approach marries proprietary Nielsen data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge.

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ABOUT BISCIENCE BIScience is a leading provider of digital intelligence and media measurement solutions providing insights to the world’s largest brands, agencies, and top global market research firms. With AdClarity, the world’s most advanced and scalable advertising intelligence platform, BIScience covers 30 global markets and over 1 million advertisers while providing deep insights into brands’ online marketing activities in Display, Video, Social and Mobile apps. Boasted by a hybrid methodology of a growing 5 million human and virtual panels, and powered by advanced AI algorithms, AdClarity monitors and collects advertising data directly from millions of real Desktop, Mobile and Tablet devices to measure the digital ecosystem comprehensively and accurately. Founded in 2010, BIScience is headquartered in Tel Aviv, with offices in New York and Sydney, and backed by WPP, Bain Capital and Viola Venture Capital.