GroupM and Choreograph expand Audience Origin offering to 12 markets in Africa

Johannesburg (24 May, 2021) — GroupM SSA and WPP’s Choreograph announced today the expansion of proprietary Audience Origin data service into 12 markets in Africa, in response to a growing need from clients for better quality of data and insights around consumer attitudes, preferences and behaviour.

GroupM and Choreograph expand Audience Origin offering to 12 markets in Africa

Audience Origin, formerly known as LIVEPanel, will be available in the following markets: Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda.

Audience Origin is an integral part of WPP’s newly-created Choreograph, a global data products and technology company operated by GroupM, purpose-built for an era that demands a new approach to data management, usage, and brand growth.

According to Federico de Nardis, GroupM Sub-Saharan Africa CEO: “Audience Origin provides an unprecedented depth of understanding of the human mindset, through a connected global data foundation that uses privacy-first data collection via our proprietary consumer survey. This is a great opportunity for our key clients to gain insights into the lesser researched African consumer segments.”

Ramona Daniel, Audience Origin Research Director, added: “The Audience Origin product is even more relevant and urgently needed in Africa, where in many markets advertisers have historically lacked robust and reliable consumer research data, that is not only local, but can be also aggregated for a global point of view”.

GroupM has had a strong and direct presence in all key markets in Africa for a long time and “by extending the Audience Origin offering to more markets, we empower our clients to be able to access locally-relevant, and actionable data. This ultimately helps them understand their consumers at an unprecedented level of depth, and as a result, run more impactful campaigns and grow their businesses” adds Serah Katusia, GroupM and MediaCom MD East and Central Africa.

About Audience Origin

  • Has a unique combination of panel-based data, digital data, and client data for deep audience understanding and activation.
  • Features a globally consistent Core Survey at its centre, which feeds global and local planning tools while delivering audience insights, including niche audiences. 
  • Uses a scaled and flexible approach, allowing clients to access the data they need while also linking to their own data (whether it’s CRM, segment, journey, or tracking) via data fusions.
  • In addition to the 12 markets in Africa, Audience Origin is available in 60+ markets worldwide. 

Created in collaboration with the world’s leading media agencies (Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker) and GroupM, Audience Origin allows access via agency planning tools and cross-tabulation platforms. “This launch will cover all major markets in Africa and is testament to the great commitment, focus and investment from GroupM and WPP on the continent” states Federico de Nardis, who chairs the GroupM Africa Steering Committee, that will harmonise processes across owned and affiliates offices by focusing the attention on three strategic pillars: people, data and technology.

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About WPP

WPP is a creative transformation company. We use the power of creativity to build better futures for our people, clients and communities. For more information, visit www.wpp.com.

About GroupM

GroupM is the world’s leading media investment company responsible for more than $60B in annual media investment through agencies Mindshare, MediaCom, Wavemaker, Essence and m/SIX, as well as the outcomes-driven programmatic audience company, Xaxis. GroupM’s portfolio includes Data & Technology (now Choreograph), Investment and Services, all united in vision to shape the next era of media where advertising works better for people. By leveraging all the benefits of scale, the company innovates, differentiates and generates sustained value for our clients wherever they do business.

About Choreograph

Choreograph™ is WPP’s global data products and technology company fueling growth for the world’s most admired brands. Powered by 700 technologists, product developers, and data scientists, it harmonizes data capabilities across GroupM and WPP into a suite of products

that drive sustainable, data-enabled growth for our clients. With our commitment to “Data with Purpose. Fuel for Growth,” Choreograph creates better media, creative and marketing experiences, stronger brands, and trusted customer relationships. Discover more about Choreograph at www.choreograph.com.

For further information, please contact:

Federico de Nardis

CEO, Groupm Sub-Saharan Africa

Serah Katusia

MD, Groupm and Mediacom East and Central Africa

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