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Blog Feb. 4, 2015 | Share

Ad Fraud and Non-Human Traffic: How Rampant is the Problem?

If you’ve read any news about digital advertising lately, chances are you have seen more than a few headlines about ad fraud and non-human traffic (NHT). It’s no secret that these issues do plague the industry, but just how rampant are they? Read more

Blog Feb. 3, 2015 | Share

What Potential Does Pinterest Have as an Advertising Platform?

Pinterest Promoted Pins

Pinterest first roared onto the social media scene back in 2011 as it became the new toast of tech, but much of its cachet as the new-kid-on-the-block was soon usurped by several mobile-first social media upstarts like Instagram, Snapchat and Vine. And while Pinterest may not grab the same headlines it used to, the platform has quietly and steadily... Read more

Blog Jan. 27, 2015 | Share

Solving the Multi-Platform Video Measurement Challenge

Solving the Multi-Platform Video Measurement Challenge

Technological innovation occurs rapidly, and consumers have always been quick to adapt. One area this is especially true is digital video, as mass adoption of smartphones and tablets, combined with faster 4G internet speeds have fueled explosive growth. Predictably, consumers have altered their TV viewing habits to reap the benefits of increased content... Read more

Blog Jan. 26, 2015 | Share

comScore in Journal of Advertising Research on Topic of Omni-Channel Retailers and the Consumer Path-to-Purchase

Gian Fulgoni

Marketers always have relied on consumer insights as the basis for their sales and marketing strategies. The challenge to marketers intensifies each year as the advent of digital technologies has created a fast-growing e-commerce channel while also making it much easier for consumers to conduct research and obtain the price and product information that... Read more

Blog Jan. 22, 2015 | Share

Realizing the Promise of Programmatic through comScore Industry Trust

It’s no secret that programmatic advertising is on the rise. Spending on programmatic advertising topped $10 Billion in 2014, and that figure is expected to double in the next two years. In a perfect programmatic world, buyers would achieve better results while lowering costs, and sellers could better showcase their quality impressions and increase... Read more

Blog Dec. 18, 2014 | Share

Inside A Botnet: Athena and Ad Fraud

Inside A Botnet Athena and Ad Fraud

One of the most prevalent forms of waste and fraud in today’s digital ad ecosystem is from botnets. A botnet is a network of computers infected with malware and controlled without the user being aware, typically for nefarious activities including various forms of digital ad fraud. Read more

Blog Dec. 16, 2014 | Share

Domain Laundering Emerges as Significant Threat in Digital Ad Ecosystem

Domain Laundering Emerges as Significant Threat in Digital Ad Ecosystem

Domain laundering, or the act of obscuring a publisher’s domain in an attempt to profit by selling low-value placements at high prices, is an emerging threat that has received recent and well-deserved attention. In what follows, we describe some of the major challenges and consequences of domain laundering, how domain laundering can be identified,... Read more

Blog Dec. 9, 2014 | Share

GroupM, IPG, Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe Drive Momentum for vCE in DoubleClick

In late October, we hosted a dinner in New York City alongside Google executives to celebrate our partnership with DoubleClick. In attendance were agency leaders from the major holding companies as well as brand leaders from companies like Comcast, Pfizer and Merck. Read more

Blog Dec. 8, 2014 | Share

How Mobile is Transforming Holiday Shopping

Thanksgiving Dilemma

Ever since the initial NRF report of an 11% decline in retail buying over the four day Thanksgiving weekend, a doom-and-gloom narrative has overtaken a retail season that had many folks optimistic about the chances of a significant rebound due to improving macroeconomic indicators. As a result of the NRF report, some analysts have suggested that many... Read more

Blog Dec. 4, 2014 | Share

Viewability and In-Target: Key Learnings for Media Buyers and Sellers

Viewability and In-Target: Key Learnings for Media Buyers and Sellers

The introduction and subsequent adoption of viewability and in-target measurement wields the promise of radically improved digital campaign performance, but it has also created a variety of challenges as the industry shifts toward new standards for valuing digital media. Fortunately the digital advertising industry has shown itself to be adaptable and... Read more