Nielsen Audience Measurement (AGB Puls
d.o.o.) specialises in measuring Croatian TV audiences using the TAM peoplemeter
system. The company was founded in 2002 as a joint venture between the AGB
Group and Puls, a local market research company. Our measurement system is
accepted as market currency and is used daily by all relevant media people.
A television audience measurement (TAM) system is reliable because of the providerís solid experience in TAM data production; it is independent because the provider operates from a position of neutrality, recognised by all market players; and it is transparent because every system component is comprehensible and accessible to qualified, market auditing. Our mission is to establish and maintain the national common currency used by TV stations, media planners and advertisers for their TV advertising transactions, based on a reliable, independent and transparent audience measurement system.
Nielsen Audience Measurement (Croatia) is a
division of The Nielsen Company, the worldwide TAM specialist using TAM peoplemeter
systems. The company was established on 10 October 2002 in Zagreb as a joint venture between the
international AGB Group (nka The Nielsen Company) and the Croatian research
information provider PULS. The service began production in the first quarter of
2003 and provided another step for The Nielsen Company to become the
"regional common currency" for TAM in Central and Eastern
Europe. The full national representative panel of 660 households
was completed in February 2003 and expanded to 760 households in July 2009. Today the panel consists of 810 households.
PULS is an independent, full service marketing and public opinion research agency, established in 1993 in Split, Croatia. Through years of operating experience, PULS has established its reputation as a reliable, highly professional and innovative agency, well-recognised for complex quantitative and qualitative research. PULS has offices in Zagreb, Split and Sarajevo, and operates in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Slovenia, Serbia and Macedonia.
In almost every country around the world, television has become the dominant medium for information, commercial communication and entertainment. This has led to an ever-increasing need for broadcasters, advertisers and advertising agencies to access accurate, consistent and detailed information about TV audiences.
TAM is a specialised branch of media research, dedicated to quantifying (size) and qualifying (characteristics) this detailed TV audience information.
Increasing numbers of channels, multiple broadcasting platforms, increased numbers of TVs and remote controls per household continue to create a more complex TV environment. Within this dynamic environment, peoplemeters have proven to be capable of measuring audiences with a degree of accuracy and detail that surpasses previous alternative measurement systems.
The TAM system has proven itself as the most successful and precise method of collecting this type of information in Europe and worldwide. Its efficiency manifests in fast, minute-by-minute, daily data production, 365 days a year.
Nielsen Audience Measurement (Croatia)ís television
audience panel is nationally representative and includes 810 households in which
1150 peoplemeters are installed.
The television audience panel represents the distribution of every type of household in all areas (the region), in order to preserve its representativeness. Every household is carefully chosen in order to represent all households with similar characteristics in the entire country and uses the most current and developed peoplemeter technology available.
Nielsen Audience Measurement (Croatia) offers a fully integrated and harmonised system. This system is led by people with extensive industry experience whose knowledge includes:
∑ Panel design, recruitment and management;
∑ Hardware research, development and production;
∑ Data collection and production; and
∑ Comprehensive analysis software development.