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Blog Feb. 13, 2008 | Share

Recent Interview with Eric Enge

I was recently interviewed by Eric Enge at Stone Temple Consulting about the search industry. We cover a lot of issues focused around the evolution of search as a marketing vehicle. Read more

Blog Feb. 12, 2008 | Share

Radiohead Redux

Many of the readers of this blog will probably remember the firestorm caused by comScore’s release of statistics regarding Radiohead’s unique online offer to “pay what you want” to download their new album, “In Rainbows.” comScore’s data showed that about 62% of the people who had initiated a download of the album did so without being... Read more

Blog Feb. 8, 2008 | Share

Where The Buys Are: Ads Live On Pages

Last week I was meeting with a client (Hi, Marlene!) when we started talking about the demographic composition of an entity's audience for Unique Visitors (UVs), as opposed to Page Views (PVs). As you can imagine, when you're chief research officer at comScore, you go to a lot of meetings where clients want to talk about... how can I put this delicately...... Read more

Blog Feb. 8, 2008 | Share

Davos Moment #4

My fourth Davos moment came when Magid and I participated in a three-hour exercise where we were essentially tasked with finding a formula for peace in the Middle East. Upon entering the meeting room, we were each assigned to random groups. Each group was given a set of facts about the fictional country, which loosely resembled Iran, Iraq, the UAE and... Read more

Blog Feb. 6, 2008 | Share

Researchware is not Spyware

For good reason, concerns about privacy and data security have become an increasingly visible issue for the marketing industry in recent years – perhaps most notably in the online sector. The unprecedented access to data provides innumerable benefits to both consumers and businesses alike. It also demands a great deal of responsibility regarding how... Read more

Blog Feb. 5, 2008 | Share

Entering the “promised” land of behavioral targeting

With behavioural targeting, the Internet is finally beginning to deliver on some of the promises made to advertisers more than a decade ago. Leading web companies are literally “buying into” behavioural targeting. In 2007, AOL spent around $200 million for Tacoda, Yahoo! plunked down $300 million for Blue Lithium, Google paid $3.1 billion for Double... Read more

Blog Feb. 4, 2008 | Share

My Davos Moments

I thought I’d share my “Davos Moments” with you, when what I witnessed was so powerful I got chills. One session alone spawned three such moments. Read more

Blog Jan. 31, 2008 | Share

The Davos Question

While I attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, representing comScore as a 2007 Technology Pioneer, the following question was posed to the attendees: “What can countries do to improve the world?” Read more

Blog Jan. 30, 2008 | Share

My Impressions of Davos

I’ve just returned from the World Economic Conference (“WEF”) in Davos, Switzerland, where the world’s leaders gather to discuss important issues, and to draw attention to, and devise solutions for, the world’s most pressing problems. For five days, from early morning to very late in the night, people gather in formal and informal sessions... Read more

Blog Jan. 29, 2008 | Share

The Economic, Anti-American Mood at Davos

Last year, comScore was honored by being named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum (“WEF”) and I was invited to attend the annual WEF meeting in Davos, Switzerland. I just returned from my second trip to Davos and wanted to share some observations with you. Read more