Insights

Today’s Forecast: Millions of Americans Check The Weather Online

Whether planning trips across the country or just across town, 57 million Americans made checking weather on the Web part of their daily routine in June 2013. More than a quarter of Web users visited a site or used a desktop application in the Weather category during the month, as visits typically...

May 2013: Top Web Brands and Home and Garden Websites

If April showers bring May flowers, then millions of Americans must have been busy with home improvement projects this spring, as more than one in three Americans used the Web to visit home and garden websites in May. Looking forward to summer parties and backyard barbeques led 73 million Americans...

The Reviews Are In: Yelp Users are Four-Star Consumers

While your phone book might be collecting dust, consumers still have a need for the type of information it contains. But in today’s digital world, they’re more inclined to look for it on the Web. According to a study conducted by Nielsen, a whopping 85 percent of consumers find local business...

How CMOs Justify Their Digital Budgets

By Jeff Smith, SVP, Product Leadership, Ad Effectiveness, Nielsen At a recent gathering for CMOs, I found myself pulled into a conversation about how marketing chiefs justify their investment in branding online. Time and again, these men and women are asked to tie those efforts back to bottom-line...

Ads that Pop: How Native Video Ads Boosted Online Fizz for Jarritos

Americans spent more than 360 billion minutes online in December 2012 and streamed a whopping 24.6 billion videos, according to Nielsen. That massive block of time represents a significant opportunity for advertisers, but making meaningful connections with consumers online can be challenging as...

New Study Confirms Correlation Between Twitter and TV Ratings

U.S. TV viewers are taking to Twitter to talk about TV, and the digital chatter is building steam. According to SocialGuide, 32 million unique people in the U.S. Tweeted about TV in 2012. That’s quite the confab, but what does it all really mean for the TV industry? Should networks and...