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Blog Dec. 13, 2012 | Share

Welcome to a Brave New Digital World

Media fragmentation is occurring at light-speed in today’s multi-platform environment, which features not only TVs and computers, but smartphones, tablets, gaming platforms and a seemingly ever-increasing number of emerging devices. This new paradigm offers consumers a seamless digital experience that can easily traverse platforms, locations and temporal... Read more

By: Andrew Lipsman Tags: Audience Measurement, Connected Devices, Cross Media, Marketing Research, Mobile, Web Analytics

Blog Oct. 11, 2012 | Share

Battling Bots: comScore’s Ongoing Efforts to Detect and Remove Non-Human Traffic

Last year I wrote about the important challenge of staying one step ahead of invalid traffic in the audience measurement business. Today, I’m hoping to re-visit the subject and help further explain the impact of some forms of invalid, non-user initiated traffic. Audiences and impressions form the basis for the monetization of digital media, and it... Read more

By: Brian Pugh Tags: Audience Measurement

Blog Aug. 2, 2012 | Share

MRC Accredits comScore vCE Validation, Including Cross-Domain iFrame Measurement

Today comScore announced that the validation component of validated Campaign Essentials™ (vCE™) has received MRC accreditation. vCE is the first and only service to have been audited and accredited under the IAB’s new Ad Verification Guidelines. Read more

By: Josh Chasin Tags: Ad Impressions, Ad Validation, Advertising, Audience Measurement

Blog Apr. 18, 2012 | Share

Panel Participation Yields Digital Insights

Recently, at the Minority Corporate Counsel Association’s CLE Expo in Chicago, I had the opportunity to participate in a fascinating panel discussion on the growing use of social media and its implication for businesses. The session included representatives from AOL, Walmart and PRNewswire. Read more

By: Richard Weaver Tags: Audience Measurement, Engagement, Social

Blog Jan. 25, 2012 | Share

How African American and Caucasian Millennials Are Affected by Targeted Advertising

comScore recently released a report titled Next Generation Strategies for Advertising to Millennials highlighting results from a study of the unique characteristics of this generation and how to effectively market to them across media. Figure 1 illustrates how trends of advertising effectiveness among differing age groups have stayed consistent over... Read more

By: Jeremy Alexander Tags: Advertising, Audience Measurement, Demographics

Blog Oct. 26, 2011 | Share

Advertising Strategies for Targeting U.S. Hispanics

Recently-released 2010 U.S. Census data reveals that more than half of the U.S. population growth between 2000 and 2010 was driven by Hispanics. During this time, the U.S. Hispanic population increased by more than 15 million people, now making them the largest minority group in the country at just over 16 percent of the population. Read more

By: Tom Tindle Tags: Audience Measurement, Internet Use

Blog Aug. 3, 2011 | Share

AdXpose + comScore: A Gamechanger for Online Advertising Measurement

comScore is very excited to announce today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AdXpose, a leader in ad verification, optimization and brand safety. Consistent with comScore’s track record of leadership and innovation, the acquisition of AdXpose, combined with comScore’s existing Campaign Essentials product, will enable the... Read more

By: Linda Abraham Tags: Ad Impressions, Ad Validation, Audience Measurement

Blog Jul. 11, 2011 | Share

Staying Ahead of Invalid Traffic in Digital Audience Measurement

Since the dawn of the Internet, spam has been one of the most prevalent issues plaguing legitimate digital businesses. This persistent pest exists in a variety of very familiar forms, such as email, link and search spam. In comScore’s business of measuring the digital world, we have recently encountered new varieties of spam affecting digital audience... Read more

By: Brian Pugh Tags: Audience Measurement

Blog Mar. 17, 2011 | Share

Oscar Efforts Successfully Court Younger Demographics Online

In yet another effort to court a younger demographic, Oscar producers picked 29-year-old Anne Hathaway and 33-year-old James Franco to host the famed awards show this year. It was an unusual choice not only because the two are not seasoned comedians—recent hosts have included Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, and Jon Stewart—but also because they are... Read more

By: Peter Elbaor Tags: Audience Measurement, Media & Entertainment

Blog Mar. 8, 2011 | Share

Digital Media in Canada: Looking Back at 2010 and Forward to 2011

2010 was a year of recovery, innovation and progress. For publishers, advertisers and agencies alike, the Canadian digital media industry was a rewarding place to be in 2010. With today’s release of the 2010 Canada Digital Year in Review, comScore provides a comprehensive summary of Canadian digital media usage, trends and user demographics across... Read more

By: Mike Wall Tags: Audience Measurement, Demographics, Email, Finance, Social, Sports

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