New York, NY — Dec. 11, 2018 — Today, Nielsen (NYSE:NLSN) announced that Jerome’s Furniture Warehouse, a major retail advertiser in Southern California, has renewed its agreement to use Local Nielsen as their currency for television buying as of January 2019. In this new agreement, Jerome’s will use Nielsen Local TV estimates exclusively which will provide Jerome’s with access to Nielsen’s comprehensive local currency TV ratings data for Los Angeles and San Diego.
Jerome’s Media director, Katie Rosenthal, made the decision to use Nielsen because of the company’s continued measurement improvements and the accuracy it provides in demographic rating estimates. “While Nielsen continues to provide Household viewing data, they are also the only company to provide persons-level measurement in Los Angeles and San Diego. This capability is integral to our business and to help reach our target audiences. Nielsen will ensure that Jerome’s can make the most informed ad buying decisions upon which to deliver its promise of transparency, service, honesty, and quality.”
“We are thrilled to have Jerome’s select Nielsen as its exclusive local television data provider,” said David Hohman, Managing Director, Nielsen. “Jerome’s forward-thinking and sophisticated media strategy substantiates the fact that advertisers pay for viewers who actually view their ads, not for people who have a chance to view ads. Nielsen captures and reports actual viewers. This key differentiator can make the difference in growing a business through a competitive edge.”
Only Nielsen can provide comprehensive, accurate, and in-depth local audience measurement to advertisers to ensure they are spending their marketing dollars in the most effective and efficient way. In 2019, Nielsen will integrate Portable People Meter™ (PPM) technology into Local TV measurement in 44 DMAs. This brings new out-of-home viewing into the audience estimates and increases stability and reduces reported zeros. In the remaining Set Meter markets, Nielsen is combining its currency grade panel data with return path data and other electronic measurement from millions of homes across multiple providers.