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Nielsen Examines the Digital Habits and Impact of Black Consumers

"African American influence has long resonated cross-culturally, and now it's being delivered directly from creator to consumer. Give talented, creative people unobstructed access to the world stage and, inevitably, they will shine."

Originally Published by Nielsen.

African American consumers are enjoying a remarkable period of influence, cultural expression and entrepreneurship that is manifesting digitally and trending mainstream, according to global researcher Nielsen. With the highest smartphone ownership and usage of any demographic group and an unyielding desire for self-expression and image control, African Americans are leveraging digital platforms and technology to move from consumers to creators--of platforms, products, content and financial ecosystems.

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Nielsen: New Report Examines the Impact of Digital Technologies on the Lives of Latinx Consumers

Hispanics' online lives demand the attention of manufacturers, retailers and content creators.

Originally Published by Nielsen.

Nielsen released Descubrimiento Digital: The Online Lives of Latinx Consumers, the second report in the company's 2018 three-part diverse intelligence series focusing on the adoption and influence of multicultural consumers in the digital landscape. The report highlights how the digital usage of Hispanic consumers has amplified their influence on American culture.

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J.D. Power and Nielsen Transform Auto Advertising with the Launch of the Nielsen Auto Cloud

Alliance Delivers Improved Auto Advertising Effectiveness and Measurement.

Originally Published by Nielsen.

Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) launched the Nielsen Auto Cloud fueled by J.D. Power, a robust marketing and measurement platform that combines the power of the Nielsen Marketing Cloud with J.D. Power's world-class car-buyer intelligence and insights. This next-generation cloud technology provides automotive advertisers, agencies and media owners direct access to audience data from Nielsen with buyer insights from J.D. Power, as well as omni channel advertising and campaign measurement capabilities to help improve marketing performance.

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Revamped Nielsen Total Audience Report Packages An Unprecedented Look At Audience Behavior

Report Utilizes Advancements in Measurement Solutions To Best Reflect What's Currently Happening With U.S. Consumers Across Both Linear and Digital Landscapes.

Originally Published by Nielsen.

Nielsen released a reimagined Nielsen Total Audience Report. Representative of first-quarter 2018, the industry-leading report offers a comprehensive view into the behaviors and stories developing across the dynamic media landscape. The Nielsen Total Audience Report expands upon its established cross-platform capabilities and provides a complete look at critical media sources and audience behaviors across both traditional and emerging platforms.

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Snapchat Integrates Nielsen Premium Audience Segments

Solution provides marketers with customized audience segments to maximize ROI.

Originally Published by Nielsen.

Nielsen announced that its premium audience segments will be available on Snapchat's ad buying platform. This integration will allow advertisers and agencies to buy inventory on Snapchat using Nielsen-branded audience segments through the Nielsen Marketing Cloud.

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Adams Radio Group Signs New Five-Year Agreement With Nielsen for Fort Wayne, Las Cruces, Salisbury-Ocean City and Tallahassee

New Agreement Provides Substance and Credibility to Ratings with Nielsen's Independent Measurement.

Originally Published by Nielsen.

Adams Radio Group has entered into a new five-year agreement with Nielsen to provide ratings for its clusters in Fort Wayne, Las Cruces, Salisbury-Ocean City and Tallahassee. Adams was previously utilizing Nielsen ratings in Fort Wayne and Salisbury-Ocean City and Eastlan Ratings in Las Cruces and Tallahassee. The renewal began at the start of July 2018.

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Thousands of Volunteers Engage and Serve on 7th Annual Nielsen Global Impact Day

NGID volunteer events happen through coordination by local leaders around the world who raise their hands to work with local nonprofit organizations and create activities that enable and empower their fellow associates to make a difference.

Originally Published by Nielsen.

On Thursday, June 21, over 24,000 Nielsen associates from 91 countries volunteered across more than 1,450 events to participate in our seventh annual Nielsen Global Impact Day (NGID). NGID is our annual day of service when we encourage our colleagues around the world to donate their time, skills and expertise to benefit their communities.

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Comcast: 'NBC Nightly News' Caps Historic Week as Most Watched Evening Newscast

"Nightly News" has won the demo 4 out of the last 7 weeks and was the only broadcast to grow week-over-week in the key demo.

Originally Published by Comcast NBCUniversal.

"NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt" is the most-watched evening news broadcast in the key news demo for the week of June 11, according to Nielsen Media Research data.

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Nielsen Brings To Light Grocery Blind Spots With a New Total Food View

U.S. Consumer Goods Manufacturers and Retailers Find Growth Across the Store in $177 Billion Fresh Market

Originally Published by Nielsen.

The latest Total Consumer Report from Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN), which leverages the company's new Total Food View, shows that fresh categories within the U.S. are driving nearly 49% of all dollar growth across the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brick-and-mortar landscape. In fact, within the last year, fresh and perishable foods generated more than $177 billion in sales—marking a sizable growth opportunity for many FMCG marketers who may be operating with a siloed and non-holistic view of their market.

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Nielsen: Sixth Asian-American Consumer Report Released at Visual Communications Conference for Creative Content

Visual Communications is a nonprofit whose mission is to develop and support the voices of Asian American & Pacific Islander filmmakers and media artists who empower communities and challenge perspectives.

Originally Published by Nielsen.

In commemoration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), we recently released our sixth report on Asian-American consumers, Asian Americans: Digital Lives and Growing Influence. The report is the first in this year's Diverse Intelligence Series (DIS).

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Nielsen: Redefining Value with Our Second Global Responsibility Report

The second Nielsen Global Responsibility Report published contains forward-looking strategy and goals as a company and outlines how Nielsen's ESG efforts connect to the most critical business issues, including diversity representation and inclusion, and data privacy, security and integrity.

Originally Published by Nielsen.

A MESSAGE FROM MITCH BARNS, CEO, NIELSEN

In our second Global Responsibility Report, we explore how we are expanding what it means to create value as a company.

It's through our holistic approach to cultivating a corporate responsibility and sustainability mindset that we create—and multiply—value for our company, our people, our shareholders, and our world. We recognize that to do it right, value creation must be collaborative, inclusive and focused on the long term.

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Nielsen's Diverse Leadership Network Builds Momentum With Fifth Class And Business Impact Projects

"Each year we induct a new class to the DLN, we're strengthening our diverse pipeline for years to come," said Audrey Yi, VP, Diversity & Inclusion at Nielsen.

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Originally Published by Nielsen.

We recently inducted the class of 2018 for our Diverse Leadership Network (DLN) in Chicago, marking our fifth class of the program. The DLN, a 15-month leadership development program, is our most diverse leadership program and provides opportunities for high-potential, mid-level leaders to learn from senior leaders within the company, collaborate among their peers, and apply their skills to practical business case studies.

The 2018 class includes 40 talented associates from the U.S., Canada and Mexico and across every function of our business. Participants met with their coaches for the first time during the orientation. DLN coaches are senior leaders who guide participants throughout the 15-month program and provide strategic guidance for non-DLN related experiences as well. Some of our more than 90 associates who are DLN alums spoke at this year's orientation event, sharing strategies and tips for optimizing time in the program and enjoying networking and learning from their fellow classmates.

"Each year we induct a new class to the DLN, we're strengthening our diverse pipeline for years to come," said Audrey Yi, VP, Diversity & Inclusion at Nielsen. "Our data from the past five years of DLN graduates shows that, upon graduation from the program, associates are expanding their leadership and influence in our company, as 93% of alumni are in a new or expanded role and 20% have reached the VP/general manager level. Representation of DLN graduates in leadership positions shows that we're committed to infusing diversity and inclusion into everything we do at Nielsen."

DLN graduates are expected to complete business impact projects that will provide process improvements and innovation for our business. That's why we also invited senior leaders to share the company's strategic priorities for FMCG/Retail, Total Audience, Gracenote and more. Participants will use the content of these presentations to guide their problem-solving process on business projects that will be assigned later in the program.

As part of the program's initiative to foster external relationships with clients and other brands, Eugene Campbell, Director, Supplier Diversity and Sustainability for Allstate and Co-Chair of our African-American Advisory Council, gave a keynote address during the orientation. Eugene spoke about the unique opportunity afforded to DLN participants, and how this class should utilize their coaches and other resources to aid in their leadership journey.

DLN IMPACT PROJECTS

Meanwhile, the DLN class of 2017 has continued their development in the program and recently completed four business impact projects that will be beneficial for many aspects of our company and our clients.

Development and Socialization of Multicultural Solutions

A team of DLN participants developed a strategy to both aggregate and socialize Nielsen's multicultural solutions with clients. The team created a multicultural solution roadmap, that points our client teams to the appropriate Nielsen product that helps our clients better reach multicultural consumers. They also created a task force that meets monthly to increase client awareness of our multicultural solutions. This project is essential to our business, because it shows our clients that we know the importance of multicultural consumers and are able to accurately measure their unique consumer preferences and behaviors.

Sales Engineering Process Improvement

Another DLN team created a streamlined process for our data to reach our clients. First, they engaged with both our sales engineers and client service teams to assess the areas where there were opportunities for increased efficiency. Then, the team developed a detailed responsibilities structure, which ensures that tasks are properly allocated and prioritized. The end result of this project is a better flow of information to our clients, which allows us to drive their business goals more efficiently.

Internal Cultural Adoption of Total Audience

A third team worked to socialize and evangelize our Total Audience system for internal associates. The group developed a strategy to both educate our employees and build their interest in our Total Audience measurement, which seeks to measure viewership across the many platforms available to consumers today. By creating this engagement, we ensure that our associates know the best way to incorporate Total Audience solutions into their client relationships and that our clients have access to our best audience measurement tools.

Experienced Hire Talent Assessment Model

Our final DLN team studied Nielsen's need for a way to assess prospective experienced candidates for Nielsen jobs. They helped Nielsen select Pymetrics, a talent assessment company that will use a candidate-friendly, AI-powered, bias-free set of games to assess a candidate's fit for a role.

"The DLN team was instrumental in helping us get to the talent behind what's next, by evaluating the marketplace for talent assessment solutions," said Chris Louie, SVP, People Analytics and Talent Assessment and sponsor of the DLN talent assessment project. "They leveraged their diverse set of experiences—different perspectives shaped by their current functional and geographic homes and their personal experiences as candidates. This provided unique perspectives on what a useful cross-Nielsen solution would look like. This project is a prime example of the superior results that diverse teams can produce when empowered to do so."

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