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Polk Provides Vehicle Data to InsightExpress to Power Marketing Effectiveness Solution

Thursday, February 7, 2013

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (Feb.7, 2013) – Polk, the leading automotive data and marketing intelligence firm, has entered into a strategic alliance with InsightExpress, a marketing research and data analytics firm. 

The alliance enables Polk's vehicle data to be integrated with InsightExpress' digital advertising measurement solutions, allowing unprecedented insight into the ROI of advertising campaigns and giving marketers a deeper and more robust understanding of how ad exposure drives purchasing behaviors. 

Ignite Auto, InsightExpress' product offering enhanced by this alliance, flags specific opt-in panel members who have been exposed to an automotive ad campaign and matches them against Polk's vehicle data, creating a combined respondent profile. The anonymous profile reveals an online campaign's impact from ad exposure and brand attitude, to purchases, based solely on actual behavior.  

"Polk's alliance with InsightExpress offers a unique view into consumer behavior, one that is becoming more difficult to attain as automotive shoppers have become more engaged in the digital experience," said John McBride, director, sales and client services and digital marketing practice leader at Polk.  "As digital advertising expands, automotive marketers need to better understand the impact of increased spending on vehicle purchase behavior so they can adjust their campaigns based on the results."

With the addition of Polk data, InsightExpress builds on its successful Ignite Network® to provide the most advanced automotive marketing tools available through the Ignite Auto solution. Agencies, advertisers and media companies benefit from the integration of profile and offline purchase data, which may be used to better understand consumer behavior.

"Polk's robust census of vehicles and automotive industry expertise allows Ignite Auto to provide unprecedented marketing insight to the automotive industry," said Marc Ryan, co-chief executive officer at InsightExpress. "We are dedicated to the needs of automotive marketers and we are confident that Ignite Auto will help them better understand the relationship between automotive advertising and consumer behavior."

For additional details about this offering and other solutions from Polk, visit Polk's Automotive Retail Solutions and Commercial Vehicle teams at the NADA/ATD Convention & Expo at the Orange County Convention Center, booth #242, in Orlando Feb. 9-11. 

About InsightExpress

InsightExpress is an industry leading marketing research and data analytics provider specializing in the measurement of brand communications. The company’s proven approaches include message evaluation, advertising effectiveness, creative development and cross-media optimization. With vast industry expertise, proprietary methodologies and an exclusive platform, InsightExpress helps agencies, media and advertisers optimize marketing initiatives across all media channels.  Founded in 1999, InsightExpress is headquartered in Stamford, CT, with offices in San Francisco and New York. For more information, please visit our corporate Web site at or our Insightful Analytics blog at; you may also call 203.359.4174.

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