Industry-Leading Social Media Research Sampler and Online Gaming Pioneer Partner to Help Market Researchers Understand Teens’ Preferences and Buying Power
SAN FRANCISCO, APRIL 29, 2010 — Peanut Labs, the leading provider of social media market research and monetization services, today announced a partnership with Nexon America, the trailblazing publisher of online gaming and massively multiplayer online (MMO) titles, to conduct surveys of online teens.
During a three-month period, respondents are being recruited into Peanut Labs’ social media sample group through Nexon’s library of online games, including the world-famous franchise MapleStory, the fantasy title Mabinogi, and the fast-paced first-person shooter Combat Arms. Participants will receive credits that can be redeemed within the in-game NX shops in Nexon‘s game titles. Currently, over 200 million social gamers and users of social networks can earn virtual goods and credits by participating in Peanut Labs surveys and alternate-monetization offers.
The survey group promises to provide in-depth insight into trends and preferences among teenagers, a demographic group coveted by the top research firms, including Ipsos, Kantar, and Nielsen, which turn to Peanut Labs for over 70% of all social media sampling.
“There is huge demand for insight into teens’ behavior,” said Sean Case, Senior Vice President of Peanut Labs. “Now that Facebook has embraced Peanut Labs surveys as a means of earning Facebook Credits virtual currency, we have unrivaled access to learn what teens want. Partnering with Nexon further extends our reach to teens who play the hottest social games and MMOs.”
“Our gamers enjoy taking Peanut Labs’ surveys in our free-to-play online games. Given Peanut Labs’ experience and the user-friendly nature of their surveys, we know that this survey panel will help us learn much more about what our users want — both online and offline,” said Won Il Sue, Nexon America’s Vice President of Business Development.
About Peanut Labs
Peanut Labs helps the publishers of online content maximize their earning potential and enables market researchers to make informed decisions based on quality survey data.
Publishers monetize social media applications and games with a mix of discount deals, global payments, offers, and online surveys. Market researchers make informed decisions based on the quality data and advanced recruiting methodology of Peanut Labs’ innovative social media sample.
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with offices in Seattle and New York, Peanut Labs’ surveys and monetization opportunities reach more than 200 million monthly website visitors on over 200 leading social networking communities and applications.
About Nexon America
Nexon America Inc. is the North American publishing arm of Nexon Group, a pioneer of interactive entertainment software and the world’s leader in massively multiplayer online games. Based in Los Angeles, the company’s growing library of titles includes the world famous franchise MapleStory, the new fantasy life of Mabinogi, the fast-paced, first-person shooter Combat Arms and the online, arcade-style multiplayer, hyper-puzzle action game PopTag!. More information is available at http://www.nexon.net.
For Peanut Labs
Jonathan E Cowperthwait