Traffiq integrates Nielsen site audience data (Interview)

Media management software firm Traffiq has partnered with audience measurement company The Nielsen Co. to provide advertisers access to Nielsen’s target-marketing platform @Plan. The integration will go live on Sept. 21 for all roughly 400 registered customers of Traffiq’s display ad-buying platform, said Chris O’Hara, SVP of sales and marketing at Traffiq.

Customers “are able to come into Traffiq, throw on a campaign and get @Plan data appended by Nielsen [which is] really great demographic information and do decisioning on whether they should advertise based on that information,” O’Hara said.

Nielsen’s @Plan platform will display websites’ number of monthly unique visitors as well as site visitors’ demographic information, such as gender, age, education level, household income, ethnicity and marital status.

Previously, Traffiq customers only had access to publishers’ self-reported data, which was “not that accurate,” said O’Hara. In addition to supplementing site audience data for the 3,000 publishers available on Traffiq’s platform, the partnership adds data for 7,000 publishers collected by Nielsen, he said.

O’Hara said the partnership marks the first time Nielsen has made the @Plan platform available to non-@Plan customers.

[This post appeared in Direct Marketing News on 9/21/11]

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