Nielsen Company 90 Years Celebration Reception In Chicago Wednesday August 21


Nielsen CELEBRATES 90 YEARS of Innovation


GLOBAL information and measurement COMPANY FOUNDED IN cHICAGO in 1923




WHAT:            In honor of its deep Chicago roots, Nielsen – the global information and measurement company – is inviting the city to help celebrate the company’s 90th Anniversary, at an event expected to be attended by hundreds of corporate, media and civic leaders. Designed to showcase Chicago’s iconic brands, the celebration will feature multicultural and Chicago-style cuisine, accompanied by entertainment by the city’s best performers, including: improv by The Second City, Salsa Dancing by Latin Street Dancing Inc., and a special rendition of “Chicago” by The Gentlemen of Leisure Orchestra. Memorabilia from state and city officials and local professional sports teams – including the Chicago Blackhawks, Cubs and Bulls – will be presented to Nielsen executives and members of the founding family. A special presentation will be made by the Chicago Tribune, an exhibit from Nielsen’s interactive Innovation Expo will make its Chicago debut at this event.




WHO:              Nielsen executives, founding family members, corporate, media and civic leaders




WHEN:            August 21, 2013


                        5:30 – 9:00 PM




WHERE:         River East Art Center


                        435 East Illinois Street


                        Chicago, IL 60611




WHY:               Founded in Chicago by Arthur C. Nielsen, Sr., on August 24, 1923, with a mere $45,000 investment, today, Nielsen operates in more than 100 countries. As a global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy, Nielsen has been at the forefront of innovation throughout its 90-year history. Some of those innovations and measurement highlights include:


·         1923: Produced the first marketing research and performance surveys


·         1933: First to measure food and drug purchase


·         1950: First measurement of TV audiences


·         1977: Pioneers of UPC codes for market research


·         1987: Created the first people meter


·         2011: Introduced measurement  for TV and online ad campaigns


·         Measures 85 million retail product transactions annually in 350,000+ stores globally


·         Measures the activity of more than 500,000 online panelists worldwide


·         Provides TV audience measurement in 33 countries






Contact: Ivan Thomas of Jerry Thomas Public Relations at 847.863.1067.




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 and mobile measurement. Nielsen has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA and Diemen, the Netherlands. For more information, visit


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