Near and Roy Morgan Research partner to bring Helix Personas to real time, location based mobile marketing

Near and Roy Morgan today announced an exclusive partnership that enables Helix Personas to be targeted on over 11 million devices across Australia and New Zealand. For the first time, marketers will be able to choose a Persona and then target them at specific times and locations, significantly extending their reach beyond traditional media.

Media agencies and brand advertisers can now identify the optimal locations and creative strategies to deliver the right message to the right people at the right time. This unique capability helps brands integrate their online and offline campaigns around audiences and optimize their spends across traditional and digital media.

Helix Personas is a powerful consumer segmentation and data integration tool that combines comprehensive psychographic, media consumption and behavioural analytics into 56 identifiable Personas across seven Communities. Near has coded its mobile device inventory at a unique user level with Helix Personas

Michele Levine, CEO, Roy Morgan Research, says:

“Near is a perfect partner for Roy Morgan to unleash the power of Helix Personas in to the mobile world. Their unique location intelligence platform with audience targeting capabilities will provide distribution and scale for our data as well as global reach.”

This latest strategic partnership adds an entirely new dimension to mobile marketing and consumer insights in Australia and New Zealand, and for our clients expands the boundaries of just what’s possible in today’s media buying landscape.

Anil Mathews, Founder & CEO, Near, says:

“We’re excited to partner with Roy Morgan to bring its powerful research insights onto the mobile eco-system for partners in Australia. For a marketer, it is ideal to be able to extend the audience reach onto mobile using the same currency. When appended to Roy Morgan’s Helix personas, our location technology from over 11M device profiles enables us to offer a unique mobile data driven marketing solution which is a first of its kind in the Australian market.”

About Near

Near is the largest location intelligence platform providing real-time information on places, people and products. The Near platform powers its flagship product to leverage historical location and context for data driven marketing.

Founded in 2012, Near is headquartered in Singapore with a presence across Australia, South East Asia, Japan, India and Europe. To date, the company has more than 700 million profiled audiences and have put it to work for marquee brands such as P&G, Coca Cola, Ikea, Audi, McDonald’s, Toyota, Nike and Samsung.

Near is backed by investments from leading venture capitalists Sequoia Capital, JPM Private Equity Group, Telstra Ventures and Global Brain Japan.

About Roy Morgan Research

Roy Morgan Research is the largest independent Australian research and data company with operations across 12 Asia Pacific countries, as well as the United States and the United Kingdom. Specialising in media and market research, audience targeting and data enrichment, Roy Morgan has over 70 years’ experience in collecting accurate and independent consumer information. Reach us at

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