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The Nielsen Company is a global information and media company which monitors consumer habits in the retail and media markets through its 100 worldwide locations. This firm's services include marketing and consumer information, household consumer panels, online intelligence, retail and other media and mobile measurements. In addition, Nielsen publishes trade magazines such as ADWEEK, Billboard, and The Hollywood Reporter through its Nielsen Business Media division.
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Reason for Rating
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Factors that raised the rating for Nielsen include:
- Length of time business has been operating
- Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
- Response to 272 complaint(s) filed against business
- Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business
Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details
|Complaint Type||Total Closed Complaints|
|Problems with Product/Service||240|
|Total Closed Complaints||272|
Additional Complaint Information
Please refer consumer inquiries to: Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Washington 1012 14th Street N.W., 14th Floor Washington, DC 20005 202-393-8000
Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews
|Customer Experience||Total Customer Reviews|
|Total Customer Reviews||1|
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. David S. Calhoun, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Mr. Mitchell Habib, Executive Vice President, Global Business Services
MARKET RESEARCH & ANALYSIS MEDIA CONSULTANT PUBLISHERS-PERIODICAL
Alternate Business NamesArbitron Inc. Arbitron Ratings Buzzmetrics, Inc. Harris Corp. Harris Interactive National Consumer Panel NetRatings, LLC Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Nielsen Government and Public Sector, LLC Nielsen Homescan Nielsen IAG, Inc. Nielsen Mobile, LLC Nielsen National Research Group, Inc. Nielsen Online Photo District News (PDN)) Scarborough Scarborough Research Showeast, LLC The Cambridge Group, Inc. The Nielsen Company, B.V.
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