Digital market research data agency Research Now has entered a strategic alliance with Rakuten AIP that enables mutual access to each other’s panel data and the development of digital research products and service. The agreement brings together Research Now’s global reach and Rakuten AIP’s recognised strength in twelve Asian countries: Japan, China, India, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Philippines.
The partnership expands the geographic and regional reach of each company’s extensive databases of consumers for country-market and multi-country surveys. Clients will benefit from the ability to access data and buy sample from both Research Now’s more than 11 million consumer and business panellists worldwide, which are supported by rigorous quality methodology for panel data management, and Rakuten AIP’s industry leading panel and data assets, which include the largest online research panel available across the Asian markets and unique access to the Rakuten group’s reach of over 1 billion consumers worldwide.
These solutions arm clients with measurement and validation powered by first-party data from verified individuals. Marketers and their agencies use Research Now digital solutions to track the performance of their media investments, optimise advertising campaigns, and ensure the delivery of communications to target audiences.
Gary S. Laben, CEO of Research Now, says, “This unique partnership will advance the ability of marketers and market researchers to reach more effectively the consumers with whom they wish to engage, in a significant global market. It will also benefit consumers by connecting them with brands and communications that are most relevant for them.”
Atsushi Tamura, Chairman and Representative Director of Rakuten AIP, commented, “The decision of both companies to work closely in this partnership confirms each of our positions as leaders in our respective fields. Our combined unique strengths allow us to offer many clients an outstanding online proprietary panel resource and solutions.”