Kantar Media announces acquisition of Newsaccess

Latest deal strengthens Kantar Media’s position as market leader in media monitoring in Ireland

DUBLIN, 01 February 2017 Kantar Media, a global leader in media intelligence, has acquired Newsaccess, a leading provider of multi-channel media monitoring in Ireland.

With the acquisition, Kantar Media enhances its reputation, PR monitoring and evaluation capabilities, bringing to clients an expanding set of insights and expertise into earned media.

Andy Brown, CEO and Chairman Kantar Media, says: “this acquisition illustrates the importance of the Irish market to our business. With it, we strengthen our media monitoring capabilities whilst continuing our strategy to provide the most accurate intelligence on media consumption, performance and value.”

Kevin Fagan, Managing Director Ireland for Kantar Media, adds: “through the deal, Newsaccess places our Irish business in a strong position to continue to grow and expand in this increasingly international market.”

Newsaccess was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Dublin. The company uses its PR monitoring and analysis tools to enable clients to quickly track and evaluate press, broadcast and online content and analyse results of PR spend.

“We’re delighted to be able to leverage the breadth of Kantar Media’s capabilities for our clients in Ireland” comments Stuart McHugh, CEO of Newsaccess. “As a business, we’ve experienced strong growth throughout our 12 years, and we look forward to continuing that journey as part of Kantar Media.”

This acquisition is the latest move from Kantar Media to deliver clients connected intelligence across all media forms.

About Kantar Media
Kantar Media is a global leader in media intelligence, providing clients with the data they need to make informed decisions on all aspects of media measurement, monitoring and selection. Part of Kantar, the data investment management arm of WPP, Kantar Media provides the most comprehensive and accurate intelligence on media consumption, performance and value.

About Newsaccess
Newsaccess is a leading Irish media intelligence provider headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. Founded in 2005, Newsaccess provides multi-channelled media monitoring and analysis solutions to hundreds of clients, both domestically and internationally. Newsaccess’ tools have become an integral component of the communications mix for some of the world’s best known brands.