In addition to online video advertising, Nielsen’s approach measures online display and rich media advertising in combination with TV. Industry trials, run between March and August 2012, have demonstrated the power of a high-quality, third-party solution that provides directly comparable metrics across TV and digital, measuring unique audience on each, along with overlapping audience and total combined unique audience.“Creating a way to reach, measure and monetize inventory across screens and platforms advances the industry toward the high caliber, seamless standard that can provide new opportunities for players across the industry,” said Steve Hasker, President, Global Media Products and Advertiser Solutions, Nielsen. “Nielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings is an exciting step in helping advertisers, agencies and publishers further understand the impact of their campaigns, wherever they run – across platforms and markets around the world.” The Nielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings launch comes as more and more consumers are living cross-platform lives. According to the latest Nielsen Cross-Platform Report, in addition to watching 34-plus hours of TV per week, the average American spends nearly five hours online on the computer. More than half of Americans now watch video online, with online viewing increasing average weekly video consumption to roughly 35 hours. *Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings and Nielsen National People Meter panel have both received Media Rating Council (MRC) accreditation. Nielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings is currently under review for MRC accreditation. ABOUT NIELSEN CAMPAIGN RATINGS Nielsen Campaign Ratings delivers clients comprehensive, comparable metrics for TV and online advertising campaigns. Part of the Nielsen Campaign Ratings product suite, Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings combines Nielsen’s Cross-Platform Homes panel data with aggregated, anonymous, privacy-protected demographic information from participating online data providers. Campaign reporting is available the day after the launch of a campaign, providing vital delivery information in-flight to agencies, advertisers and publishers. Nielsen Cross-Platform Campaign Ratings, also part of the suite, draws upon Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings as well as Nielsen’s proprietary TV data to deliver unduplicated and incremental reach, frequency and GRP measures for TV and Internet advertising.