Media Measurement in Africa


GeoPoll, the world’s largest mobile survey platform, and Kantar Media, global leader in media and marketing insights, announce their collaboration on a joint product, Kantar-GeoPoll Media Measurement (KGMM). This product builds on GeoPoll’s existing media measurement service by adding Kantar Media’s research expertise and technology tools to GeoPoll’s unique mobile data collection methods.

This announcement comes following the forming of a strategic partnership between GeoPoll, Kantar Media, and TNS Global. This is the first joint product between the three companies, who plan to release additional joint offerings in the coming months.

GeoPoll released its media measurement service in June 2014, becoming the largest provider of overnight audience data for TV, radio, and print in Africa. In the past year, GeoPoll has built on its flagship product by adding tools for media planning and post-campaign evaluation, allowing brands and agencies to assess the performance of their advertisements in almost real-time. The joint product with Kantar Media will refine the mobile data methodology that GeoPoll has used to collect daily audience data.

“We are very pleased to partner on Kantar-GeoPoll Media Measurement. GeoPoll’s method of collecting audience data through mobile surveys, which do not require a data connection, is a big step forward for audience research in a diverse continent such as Africa. With Kantar Media’s vast experience in research methodology, we believe this new product will change the media planning landscape in Africa,” said Jennie Beck, Global Director, Kantar Media.

James Eberhard, CEO of GeoPoll, added “Over the past year, clients have used GeoPoll’s media data to view audience shifts in real-time, assess the performance of their advertisements, and monitor viewership of one-off events including the World Cup. KGMM will further disrupt the marketplace by bringing a reliable, real-time solution to audience measurement that has been vetted by researchers at both GeoPoll and Kantar Media. We look forward to adding extra capabilities to the product and expanding into additional countries in the coming years.”

KGMM is currently available in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. The service runs off of GeoPoll’s multi-modal survey platform, which sends surveys to a database of 200 million users via SMS, voice, and mobile web.

About GeoPoll

GeoPoll is the world’s largest mobile survey platform, with a network of more than 200 million users in emerging markets. GeoPoll’s platform conducts surveys through the mobile phone and provides results to clients in real-time, giving anyone the ability to make data-driven decisions.  Through work with Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, and governments, GeoPoll provides insights on everything from food security to brand preferences. GeoPoll services include both custom research and subscription products. For more information, visit http://www.GeoPoll.com.

About Kantar Media

Kantar Media is a global leader in media intelligence, providing clients with the data they need to make informed decisions on all aspects of media measurement, monitoring and selection. Part of Kantar, the data investment management arm of WPP, Kantar Media provides the most comprehensive and accurate intelligence on media consumption, performance and value.

For more information, please visit http://www.kantarmedia.com

Source: GeoPoll


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