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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Nielsen revenues up 15% in Q2 2014


Nielsen has reported that its Q2 2014 revenues have increased 15% to $1.594 million from Q2 2013.

Vision Critical receives $16m funding


Georgian Partners, which led the funding round, has taken an equity position in the consumer intelligence platform provider.

Ipsos' half year results show 5.9% drop in revenue


Revenue in the first half of 2014 recorded as €756m, with ‘currency effects’ cited as main contribution to fall.

Marketing budgets continue to rise while research budgets fall


IPA Bellwether Report reveals seventh successive quarter of upward marketing budget revision; the longest period of continuous growth in the survey’s history.

UK research agencies see return to growth


Market Research Society annual survey results suggest growth driven by international sector.

Creston insights division sees 2014 revenue growth


Division sees growth of 7% recorded for financial year ending 31 March 2014.

Rentrak Q4 revenue rises 40%, with doubling of TV Everywhere sales


Media measurement firm ends year with annual sales of $75.6m, up 33%.

Synapsify launches virtual sentiment analysis product


Synapsify Core launched following $850,000 of additional funding from a mixture of existing and new funders.

Kantar invests in ZappiStore


Level of investment in expanding automated research platform has not been disclosed.

Winter Olympics boosts first quarter US adspend


Total advertising expenditure increased 5.7% to $34.9bn, according to data from Kantar Media.

Illuminas UK revenue up 27%, senior US hire announced


UK global turnover up to £10m for year ending February 2014.

New financing and debt facility hands MediaMath $175m in funding


Funds will be used to support international expansion and development of TerminalOne marketing management platform.

New secondary offering to return $958m to Nielsen investor


Valcon Acquisition Holding to sell 20m shares, following secondary offerings in 2012 and 2013.