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Blog Apr. 13, 2015 | Share

Mobile Internet Usage Skyrockets in Past 4 Years to Overtake Desktop as Most Used Digital Platform

Mobile Internet Usage Skyrockets

Everywhere you turn, you’re bound to see someone using a mobile device like a smartphone or tablet. But today, mobile is about so much more than sending a text message or reading the latest issue of New York Times. Mobile devices have quickly become our go-to for a whole range of digital services that we rely on every day. Read more

Blog Apr. 2, 2015 | Share

Which Social Networks Have the Most Engaged Audience?

Multi-Platform Audience Penetration vs. Engagement of Leading Social Networks

Last week comScore released the 2015 U.S. Digital Future in Focus, our annual report highlighting the key digital trends of 2014 with an eye towards what they mean for the coming year. Social media remains one of the paramount digital topics, as leading platforms continue to attract huge audiences and account for an increasingly large share of consumers’... Read more

Blog Mar. 31, 2015 | Share

Uber, Lyft and Tinder Headline List of Fast Rising Apps of 2014

Y/Y Unique Visitor Growth of Selected Fast Rising Mobile Apps

Last week comScore released our annual U.S. Digital Future in Focus report, highlighting the key trends in digital for 2014 with an eye towards what they mean for the coming year. If there continues to be a prevailing theme in digital it is the increasing influence of mobile, and more specifically of mobile apps. Last year, in fact, mobile apps came... Read more

Blog Mar. 20, 2015 | Share

The Dress: A Case Study of Flash Crowds and Invalid Traffic

On Feb 26, 2015 a photo of this dress was posted to Tumblr. The author asked other visitors to help resolve a friendly dispute about whether the dress was white-and-gold or black-and-blue. Controversy about the perceived colors in the picture drew sudden and intense interest. It was just before nightfall in the U.S. Fifteen hours after the initial post,... Read more

Blog Feb. 12, 2015 | Share

comScore and Kantar Partner on Global Cross-Media Audience and Campaign Measurement

Kantar

Earlier today, comScore announced a strategic alliance with WPP’s data investment management division, Kantar. The alliance establishes a framework to bring the best of breed elements from the two companies – our products, technology, data assets, research panels and relationships – together to provide world class cross-platform audience and advertising... Read more

Blog Feb. 11, 2015 | Share

Measurement Proves the Effectiveness of Mobile Advertising

Mobile now accounts for more than 60 percent of all digital media time spent, but there is still hesitancy from advertisers around allocating more budget to mobile ads. Typically advertisers will require substantial proof before making large-scale changes to their media strategy, which is why the ability to measure mobile advertising effectiveness is... Read more

Blog Feb. 6, 2015 | Share

Good News for Digital Publishers: Most Have Low Levels of Non-Human Traffic

While there’s no doubt that ad fraud and Non-Human Traffic (NHT) will continue to be a significant concern for both the buy side and sell side, there is a silver lining for publishers. For the vast majority the overall incidence of NHT on their sites is low, which means they are affirmatively delivering trustworthy inventory for advertisers. Read more

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