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Nielsen, NM Incite Acquire SocialGuide

“The opportunity in social TV is too big to ignore and there is a need for standard metrics and research to uncover the effect of social TV on programming and advertising strategies,” said Andrew Somosi, CEO of NM Incite. “TV networks are expanding their research, advertising and engagement efforts across social media. The powerful combination of Nielsen, NM Incite and SocialGuide will enable us to deliver unparalleled insights and capabilities to our TV and advertiser clients."

“Nielsen is the industry leader in providing cross-platform and multi-media measurement solutions,” said Sean Casey, founder of SocialGuide. “There is no greater opportunity to establish industry metrics and standards in social TV than bringing Nielsen, NM Incite and SocialGuide together. We are incredibly excited to work together and bring TV networks the next level of measurement.”

ABOUT NIELSEN

Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. Nielsen has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA and Diemen, the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.nielsen.com.

ABOUT NM INCITE

NM Incite, a joint venture between Nielsen and McKinsey, provides social media software, research and advisory solutions to global Fortune 1000 marketers looking to build strong, differentiated and emotionally-engaging brands. As one of the largest global leaders in applying social media to solve marketing problems, NM Incite operates in over 30 markets, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, China, India, Japan and Australia. For more information, visit www.nmincite.com.

ABOUT SOCIALGUIDE

SocialGuide is a leading provider of Social TV measurement, analytics and audience engagement solutions. SocialGuide identifies, captures and organizes social buzz from Twitter in real time for every program aired across 232 of the most popular U.S. television channels including Spanish language channels. SocialGuide is a part of NM Incite, a joint venture between Nielsen and McKinsey. For more information, visit www.socialguide.com.

1 Source: SocialGuide, percentage of active Twitter users in June 2012.

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