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CRIF Acquires 30% Equity Stake in Economic Research Company Nomisma

CRIF will enter with a 30% stake in Nomisma’s share capital, becoming the largest shareholder as well as the only shareholder-industrial partner in the Bologna-based economic and industrial research company. The transaction involves the acquisition of a minority stake aimed at future industrial partnerships. The Bologna-based economic research company will maintain complete and unchanged operational independence. The new structure will ... Read More »

Outsell Inc. on Report on Commercial Data Privacy Protection: The Business Impact of Proposed Regulation on the Information Industr

BIIA Co-founder Outsell Inc. has published for its subscribers a report on “Commercial Data Privacy Protection:  The Business Impact of Proposed Regulation on the Information Industry”. THE CHALLENGE: Technology is changing quickly, personal information is shared, collected, stored, and used in more ways than ever, and pressure is building globally for countries to better address consumer privacy. This drives opportunity ... Read More »

Gartner Australian Business Intelligence & Information Management Summit 24-25 February 2014

24-25 February 2014 | Hilton Hotel, Sydney Australia The Gartner Business Intelligence & Information Management Summit being held in Sydney from 24-25 February 2014 is the must-attend event for BI, information management, and analytics professionals. This year’s agenda, built around the theme, “The Future of Your Business: Transparent, Decisive, Personalized,” explores how to apply new BI and analytics technologies to ... Read More »

Nielsen Acquires Harris Interactive for US$117 million

Nielsen agreed to buy market research firm Harris Interactive for about $116.6 million.  Nielsen agreed to pay $2 per share, but the price may change. The per-share amount is 4 percent below Harris Interactive Inc.’s $2.08 Friday closing price. Harris Interactive CEO Al Angrisani said in a statement on Monday that the company chose the Nielsen transaction after a review of ... Read More »

The Age of The Customer Will Reshape Asia Pacific’s Tech Markets in 2014

Forrester’s team of Asia Pacific (AP) analysts released our top 10 predictions for the Asia Pacific tech market in 2014 this week. The most critical overarching trend for the region in 2014 will be the strengthening age of the customer, which we define as a 20-year business cycle in which the most successful enterprises will reinvent themselves to systematically understand ... Read More »

Nielsen Launches Nielsen Buyer Insights

Nielsen announced the launch of its new digital measurement service Nielsen Buyer Insights – Precision Marketing to enable the activation and measurement of online advertising campaigns based on what people buy.  The solution expands on the foundational Nielsen Buyer Insights deliverable that brings ad effectiveness insights to TV advertising campaigns, launched in 2012.  The Precision Marketing service is built by ... Read More »

Nielsen and Experian Marketing Services Forge Partnership to Bolster Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings

Two Industry Leaders Deepen their Relationship with the Intent to Combine Signature Offline and Online Assets for Best in Class Ad Campaign Measurement Nielsen and Experian Marketing Services announced a collaboration to go beyond Nielsen’s established demographics in reporting online advertising audiences.  Currently, Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings™ reports on the basis of age, gender and designated market area. This effort ... Read More »

Forrester Research Q3 2013 Revenues Declined by 1% – Announces Organizational Changes

Total Q3 revenues were $69.6 million for the third quarter of 2013, compared with $68.5 million for the third quarter of last year. Research revenues decreased 1%, and advisory services and other revenue increased 8% compared with the third quarter of last year. For nine month total revenues were $219.2 million, compared with $217.9 million for the same period last ... Read More »

Outsell Inc. Publishes 2013 Market Size, Share, Forecast and Trend Report B2B Trade Publishing and Company Information Market

Outsell Inc., a co-founder of BIIA, has published its 2013 Market Size, Share, Forecast, and Trend Report for B2B Trade Publishing and Company Information Market.  Most certainly the latter should be of great interest to our members.  According to Outsell the total Company Information market segment grew 5.1% in 2012 (US$4.3bn in 2011 to US$4.6bn in 2012). The Outsell report ... Read More »

Outsell Inc. Publishes Financial News and Information, Market Size, Share, Forecast, and Trends Report

THE CHALLENGE: Getting information faster to be able to trade and invest more effectively is the name of the game. Customer expectations are high, as people expect more and better access and a broader scope of coverage. As providers try to streamline and close this value gap, it’s a constant challenge to gain market share with regulators so closely scrutinizing ... Read More »

Outsell Launches Regulatory Affairs Council

Exclusive Network of Regulatory & Government Affairs Professionals BIIA co-founder member Outsell Inc.  invites Regulatory and Government Affairs professionals to become part of the information industry’s most exclusive network of government affairs and policy executives.  Outsell’s Regulatory Affairs Council (ORAC) expects to provide the tools one needs to understand the business impacts of regulatory requirements – as business threats and ... Read More »

E-marketing and the Rifle Shot into the Dark

Anthea Stratigos, Co-founder and CEO of Outsell Inc. expresses her frustration about the flood of irrelevant, misdirected mail.    The following is an excerpt of her recent ‘Insight’: “Every so often, everyday life with end users yields profound insights about how parts of the media and information industry really work. The ever increasing amount of irrelevant email pouring into the inbox ... Read More »