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NielsenIQ and J.D. Power Enter Strategic Alliance to Bring Unparalleled Automotive Research to Major Growth Markets

Data-driven insights will inform automotive sector recovery post COVID-19

SINGAPORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NielsenIQ, an industry leader in global measurement, and J.D. Power, a global leader in data analytics and consumer intelligence, today announced their intent to launch a multinational strategic alliance to bring benchmark automotive customer experience studies and deep auto industry data analysis to major growth markets such as India, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Drawing on the strong market presence of NielsenIQ and the deep industry expertise of J.D. Power, the alliance will feature J.D. Power benchmark automotive studies, recognized as the gold standard in the automotive industry, complemented by NielsenIQ’s new digital and technology-based platforms and value-added services like social listening analysis.

Combining NielsenIQ and J.D. Power capabilities will allow automotive sector clients to strategize for the future based on data-driven tools and insights. As the global economy recovers from the pandemic, data-driven decision-making will become more important than ever before. Access to accurate data, analytics and trends in consumer behavior will help decision-makers understand consumers’ wants and needs, and produce vehicles that are proven to be in demand.

“In today’s agile world, a key vision of NielsenIQ is to create the best alliances that deliver an unmatched value proposition to clients by combining our unique offerings with the best the external world has to offer,” said Prasun Basu, Global Head, Strategic Alliances and New Verticals. “We are thrilled that NielsenIQ and J.D. Power, two best-in-class trusted global leaders, have come together to offer that outstanding combination of client advisory and market understanding with expertise in the automotive sector through syndication.”

“J.D. Power data, analytics and benchmark studies are the industry standard for much of the world, and this alliance will allow global OEMs to use one structure for benchmarking and apply it to all the markets where they operate,” said Doug Betts, President of Global Automotive at J.D. Power. “This will drive efficiency to the structure and organization for improvement of product and service for their customers. NielsenIQ’s strong presence makes it the best possible teammate to bring this service into these markets.”

The NielsenIQ Consumer Insights team, led by Joe Ellis, Global Head of the Automotive, Tech, Telco and Finance verticals, will manage in-market activities, including sales, servicing, data collection and quality control. The integration of NielsenIQ’s local presence, impeccable servicing, and robust on the ground processes with the ingenuity of J.D. Power’s global approach of benchmarking automotive quality, service and sales will provide transformative data and insights to future-proof clients.

ABOUT NIELSENIQ

NielsenIQ is the leader in providing the most complete, unbiased view of consumer behavior, globally. Powered by a ground-breaking consumer data platform and fueled by rich analytic capabilities, NielsenIQ enables bold, confident decision-making for the world’s leading consumer goods companies and retailers.

Using comprehensive data sets and measuring all transactions equally, NielsenIQ gives clients a forward-looking view into consumer behavior in order to optimize performance across all retail platforms. Our open philosophy on data integration enables the most influential consumer data sets on the planet. NielsenIQ delivers the complete truth.

NielsenIQ, an Advent International portfolio company, has operations in nearly 100 markets, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit www.nielseniq.com

ABOUT J.D. POWER

J.D. Power is a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services and data and analytics. A pioneer in the use of big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and algorithmic modeling capabilities to understand consumer behavior, J.D. Power has been delivering incisive industry intelligence on customer interactions with brands and products for more than 50 years. The world’s leading businesses across major industries rely on J.D. Power to guide their customer-facing strategies.

J.D. Power is headquartered in Troy, Mich., and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. To learn more about the company’s business offerings, visit JDPower.com/business.

Contacts

Media Relations
Gillian Mosher, gillian.mosher@nielseniq.com, +1-647-282-9714

Melina Mammidou, melina.mammidou@nielseniq.com, +357-99422160

Geno Effler, media.relations@jdpa.com, +1-714-621-6224

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