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Nielsen launches ad campaign targeting Black, Hispanic and Asian consumers

(April 6, 2010) The Nielsen Company is unveiling its new full scale 2010 "You Matter" advertising campaign this month. The effort illustrates how ethnic communities are positively impacted by Nielsen's ability to measure every day activities such as shopping and media consumption and drives home the importance of their participation in Nielsen studies.

The multicultural campaign -- targeting African-American, Hispanic and Asian consumers -- focuses on four Nielsen measurement services: consumer purchases, online, mobile and television. It features an ethnically-specific media mix of print ads, radio spots, mobile and online messages. "You Matter" was created by three multicultural advertising agencies: lead agency Chicago-based Beaman Inc.; Los Angeles-based PanCom International and The Phelps Group (formerly Anita Santiago Advertising).

"Not all cultures are the same, and our 2010 advertising campaign reflects the importance of varying tactics to best reach a specific audience. That's why we're incorporating calling cards to reach Latinos, working with Steve Harvey and Tom Joyner to reach African Americans, and using a series of fractional ads in national publications to reach Asian and Pacific Islanders, " says Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, senior vice president of Public Affairs and Government Relations. "We didn't want a one-size-fits all campaign, and our advertising agencies avoided using a cookie cutter approach."

Highlights of the campaign include:

- 30 second radio vignettes of interesting facts from Nielsen to be integrated into program formats of nationally recognized, syndicated Hispanic and African-American radio programs

- Nielsen insights shared on Maria Marin's "Viva su Vida Sin Límites" and Andres Cantor's, "Fútbol de Primera"

- Audience contests, inspired by Nielsen data vignettes, on "The Steve Harvey Morning Show" and "The Tom Joyner Morning Show"

- Grand prize winners will receive free airfare, hotel accommodations and admission to the shows' signature annual events such as the 2010 Hoodie Awards and The Tom Joyner Black Family Reunion

- Nielsen data on cinema slides in select movie theaters in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

- Digital banner ad "pop-quiz" campaign on Asian-American news media sites such as WorldJournal.com, ReDiff.com and KoreaDaily.com

All media elements of Nielsen's "You Matter" campaign will be in full swing in the month of May.

The Nielsen Company is a global information and media company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related assets. The privately held company is active in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA. For more information, please visit, www.nielsen.com


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 15th Annual Edition
'Buying Power of Black America' report breaks down billions in expenditures

(January 19, 2010) Black consumers are responding to tighter economic condition by focusing more of their spending on items and services that improve their homes and lifestyle. That's one of the trends revealed in the 15th annual report, "The Buying Power of Black America," published by Target Market News. The report analyzes spending for black households in 2008 and finds that African-Americans...
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