Insights

2013 Online Advertising Performance Outlook

Digital media continues to develop as a branding medium, growing beyond its roots as a channel of interest solely to direct response marketers. Today, it appears that branding in the online medium appears to have come of age, as spending for online brand advertising in 2013 is projected to rival...

What a Difference the Day(PART) Makes

Knowing when consumers are watching TV is just as important as knowing what they’re watching. Without this insight, marketers would need to schedule their advertising to run 24 hours a day to ensure they were reaching their consumers. To that end, Nielsen’s Advertising and Audiences Report...

Volkswagen Drives Home With Nielsen’s Top Auto Ad Award

From “Zoom zoom” to “Like a rock,” automotive ads have a way of resonating with consumers—and making lasting impressions. But not all creatives are created equal. Today, Nielsen announced the winners of its 7th Annual Nielsen Automotive Advertising Awards, and Volkswagen’s “Dog...

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...

Webinar: U.S. Gaming - A 360 View (2013)

Gaming continues to grow and evolve across screens in new and interesting ways. Understanding who the gaming audience is, what and how they play, and how gaming fits into their broader entertainment profile is as important as ever for this dynamic industry. In this year’s annual U.S. Gaming: A...

U.S. Ad Spend Increased 2% in 2012 On Strong 3Q

Hampered by an historic hurricane and the looming fiscal cliff but buoyed by a presidential election and the summer Olympics, advertisers managed a 2 percent jump on ad spend in 2012 over 2011, according to Nielsen. On a year-over-year basis, advertising expenditures increased 1 percent in the...

Zero-TV Doesn’t Mean Zero Video

It’s true. Most people watch TV in their living rooms using traditional cable or satellite options. In fact, more than 95 percent of Americans get their information and entertainment that way. But as we explored what the other 5 percent are doing, we found some interesting consumer behaviors that...