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Nielsen N.V. provides media and marketing information, analytics, and industry expertise about what consumers watch and listen. The company operates in two segments, Buy and Watch. The Buy segment provides retail measurement services that provide market share and competitive sales volumes, as well as insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising, and promotion; consumer panel measurement, which offers insight into shopper behavior and customer segmentation; and consumer intelligence and analytical services for decision making in development and marketing cycles. The Watch segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, online and mobile viewing, and listening platforms. This segment offers national and local television audience measurement services, including more than one screen, unduplicated reach, cause and effect analysis, and program viewing behavior testing; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies in the mobile telecommunications industry; and advertiser solutions. In addition, it provides radio audience measurement services such as information on consumers’ lifestyles, shopping patterns, and use of media to radio, advertisers and advertising agencies, local cable television companies, national cable and broadcast television networks, and out-of-home media sales organizations. Nielsen N.V. has a strategic alliance with Pointlogic to develop and market develop media planning solutions. The company was formerly known as Nielsen Holdings N.V. and changed its name to Nielsen N.V. in May 2014. Nielsen N.V. was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands.

40,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/21/14
Founded in 1923

nielsen nv (NLSN) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $779.2K
Global President
Total Annual Compensation: $800.0K
Executive Chairman
Total Annual Compensation: $1.6M
Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $850.0K
Chief Legal Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $700.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

nielsen nv (NLSN) Key Developments

Nielsen Holdings N.V. Plans to Launch Social Solutions in Mexico

Nielsen Holdings N.V. has announced its plans to launch Nielsen Social solutions to Mexico in the first half of 2015. Nielsen Social identifies, captures and analyzes conversation on Twitter in real-time for every program aired in the US across over 250 television channels and more than 1,000 brands. Nielsen Social solutions include Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings, the first-ever measure of the total activity (Tweets, Unique Authors) and reach (Impressions, Unique Audience) of TV-related conversation on Twitter. Previously, Nielsen announced plans to expand Nielsen Social to Australia and Italy, with the commercial launches planned for later 2014. Currently, Nielsen Social solutions enable more than 90 US TV networks, advertisers and agencies to measure the full Twitter engagement surrounding TV programs as well as the affinity between TV programs and brands. With many TV programming and pop culture trends shared between the US and Mexico, the arrival of Nielsen Social solutions to the Mexican market will enable networks, agencies, and advertisers across both markets to measure, understand, and act on this TV-related conversation on Twitter.

Simulmedia and Nielsen Forge Strategic Alliance to Develop Measurement Solution for Unmeasured Cable Network TV Audiences

Simulmedia and Nielsen announced they have signed a development agreement to research long tail TV network measurement. This joint research will seek to capture the sizable audience activity that goes unmeasured on niche cable networks to enable these networks to sell advertising based on reliable, qualified ratings systems. The agreement is the culmination of more than a year of joint research involving the Nielsen People Meter panel and Simulmedia's set-top box viewing data representing 50 million viewers. Together, the companies plan to create a measurement solution for currently unmeasured cable network TV audiences. This is the second time the two companies have collaborated. In October 2013, Simulmedia entered into a license agreement with Nielsen to integrate Nielsen Buyer Insights into the Simulmedia Audience Insights Database to augment TV viewer behavioral insights. Nielsen Buyer Insights combines actual TV viewing with anonymized panelist purchasing behavior representative of 24 billion transactions, $2 trillion in annual sales primarily from the retail, travel, digital, restaurant, entertainment, financial services, telecom, discount store and gas station categories.

Nielsen Mulls Acquisitions

Nielsen N.V. (NYSE:NLSN) is looking for acquisitions. When asked if the company is looking for more acquisitions going forward, Nielsen India Region President Piyush Mathur said, "Yes, we are. We have created a pipeline and hired a merger and acquisition person. There is one in the pipeline at present."


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