Kantar Media and Experian Marketing Services Integrate Demographic Data with Viewing Behavior to Better Define and Target Audiences
Initiative, part of Kantar Media’s Data Partner Program, will make possible segmentation of audience viewing behavior based on composition of households
New York, NY, June 15, 2011 — Experian Marketing Services, a leading provider of data and analytics across both traditional and addressable media, and Kantar Media, which provides Internet, TV and radio audience measurement in 59 countries worldwide, are joining to integrate aggregated demographic data with anonymous audience viewing behavior data.
The integration with Experian Marketing Services will make possible the delivery of well-defined data for greater insights into the composition of audiences based upon household attributes such as income levels. The integrated data will be offered as a core feature available through Kantar Media’s DIRECTView service.
DIRECTView is one of the largest national audience measurement services available in the United States, providing anonymous audience viewing behavior data from 100,000 satellite television subscribers of DIRECTV. This data is projectable to the entire DIRECTV residential subscriber base. The service enables measurement of the entire spectrum of live and time-shifted (DVR) audience viewing behaviors across more than 350 channels.
The initiative with Experian Marketing Services is part of Kantar Media’s Data Partner Program, which integrates the anonymous viewing behavior data from DIRECTView with internal and external datasets to provide marketers, media buyers and sellers with new sales and marketing tools and enhanced analytics for more effective media planning and ROI assessment.
“DIRECTView clients will now be able to understand the composition of audiences whose viewing behavior they are assessing,” says Bud Breheney, Chief Commercial Officer of Kantar Media Audiences North America. “With this level of granular insight, both media buyers and sellers will benefit through a greater ability to target messages and define audiences. It is a prime example how data integration is making television advertising more efficient and effective.”
“The extension of Experian’s direct marketing expertise to television provides greater value for advertisers and marketers as they navigate the addressable media ecosystem,” said Mike Balducci, general manager of Experian Digital Advertising Services, a unit of Experian Marketing Services. “Our successful history of managing aggregated data for direct marketing will be a strategic asset for Kantar Media to refine its audience advertising and measurement capabilities.”
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About Kantar Media
Established in more than 50 countries, Kantar Media helps clients master the world’s multimedia momentum through analysis of print, radio, TV, internet, cinema, mobile, social media, and outdoor worldwide. Kantar Media offers a full range of media insights and audience measurement services through its global business sectors – Intelligence, Audiences, TGI and Custom. Kantar Media companies also include Compete, Cymfony and SRDS. Drawing upon the deepest expertise in the industry, Kantar Media tracks more than 3 million brands and delivers insight to more than 22,000 customers worldwide. www.KantarMediaNA.com
About Experian Marketing Services
Experian Marketing Services delivers best-in-breed data, analytics and platforms into multiple regions around the globe. It is focused on helping marketers more effectively target and engage their best customers through email, digital advertising, customer data management, customer and competitive insight, data enrichment and list rental, modeling and analytics, and strategic consulting. Through these capabilities, Experian Marketing Services enables organizations to encourage brand advocacy, create measurable return on investment and significantly improve the lifetime value of their customers.
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 80 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.
Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2011 was US$4.2 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 41 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.
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