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Release Wars: How Drop Dates and Strategy Affect Street Success

By David Bakula, SVP Client Development, Nielsen Entertainment From Beck previewing his Morning Phase album for in-flight air travelers to hear via Gogo Inflight Internet before its formal release date to Bruce Springsteen streaming his recent Higher Hopes album more than a week before its release...

Digital es Universal: How U.S. Hispanics Are Driving Growth In Digital

Hispanic consumers are not only the fastest-growing demographic in the U.S., they’re also trendsetters in digital, leading the growth in device ownership and online usage. Nearly three out of four Hispanics (72%) already owned smartphones as of Q3 2013, and according to Nielsen’s Digital...

Video Convergence: Buying, Selling and Trusting Across Platforms

By Amit Seth, Executive Vice President, Global Media Products, Nielsen, and Dave Morgan, Founder and CEO, Simulmedia The video landscape is in a time of major flux, with digital viewing on the rise, advertisers seeking integrated campaigns and yet TV networks still holding most of the cards. But...

Linking Radio Tuning to Buyer Behavior: New Value for Radio Advertising

Linking radio station tuning data to consumer purchase information is the best way to ensure that radio advertising is being heard by consumers who are eager to listen. According to a recent major market pilot test by Nielsen, for the first time, a connection can be drawn between what consumers...

Expect a Seismic Shift in Video Consumption

By Mitch Barns, CEO, Nielsen When asked about the future recently, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts said, “Television will change more in the next five years than in the last 50.” We agree. Based on 70 years of watching what consumers experience, and how they buy, how they act and what they do based...

Millennials: Technology = Social Connection

Where’s the strangest place you’ve ever used your smartphone or tablet PC? For Millennials, the real question is where haven’t they used their devices. While the Millennial generation indeed founded the social media movement, having been born directly into a new era of technology between 1977...