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Blog Apr. 10, 2009 | Share

comScorians Recognized at the 2009 ARF Annual Conference

I’m delighted to report that at the annual Advertising Research Conference in New York last week, comScorians were the recipients of numerous awards. Read more

Blog Apr. 7, 2009 | Share

Twitter Traffic Explodes...And Not Being Driven by the Usual Suspects!

Twitter seems to be just about everywhere these days, infiltrating pop culture and challenging traditional communication channels as people answer the simple Twitter question, “What are you doing?” Many people have hopped on the Twitter bandwagon - from businesses to celebrities to professional sports players to President Obama. Read more

Blog Apr. 2, 2009 | Share

How About Citing Some Valid and Relevant Research About the Effectiveness of Online Advertising in this Debate

A debate about the prospects of online advertising has been raging at TechCrunch following a guest post by Wharton Professor Eric Clemons titled “Why Advertising Is Failing on the Internet.” Read more

Blog Mar. 30, 2009 | Share

Getting Beyond Big – and How to Make 14 Billion Video Streams a Month Count

Fourteen billion is a big number, and we like big numbers. They have impact. They are bold. They make great headlines (see above). But when it comes to making online video audiences targetable and valuable, big sweeping numbers can mislead us into thinking that video is complicated, or that streamers are somehow hard to reach in meaningful, measurable... Read more

Blog Mar. 27, 2009 | Share

OMMA Global-Hollywood

I had the pleasure of giving the opening keynote at the OMMA Global-Hollywood Conference in Los Angeles on Monday. I thought my presentation was well received and detailed comScore research showing that display advertising can generate increases in site visitation, trademark search, and both offline and online sales - even in the presence of minimal... Read more

Blog Mar. 25, 2009 | Share

SES New York Wrap Up

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to present at the SES NYC show on a session called “Searching for a Solution: The Impact of Today’s Economy on The Search Landscape”. Overall, the show was very well attended with many great questions that were raised afterward. Invariably, a key theme was what impact the economy was having on search and... Read more

Blog Mar. 12, 2009 | Share

Power to the People

For more than ten years, there have been debates in the Internet measurement space about panel-centric versus server-centric measurement. Recently the IAB released its Audience Reach Measurement Guidelines, a document two years in the making that will go a long way toward clarifying the measurement issues. Read more

Blog Mar. 4, 2009 | Share

Everton: The People's Club

It would seem that out of all U.K. visitors to, 46.8 percent come from the North West, compared to just 16.8 percent of all U.K. visitors to! These numbers are based on 3 months worth of data rolled-up into a single month average (in this case ending January 2009). Read more

Blog Mar. 2, 2009 | Share

Traffic With Sleeves

Recently, a certain blanket with sleeves - otherwise known as the Snuggie - has become a national phenomenon, infiltrating pop culture with its ubiquitous infomercial, celebrity Snuggie sightings and Facebook groups. Read more

Blog Feb. 11, 2009 | Share

Cookies Still Food for Thought for Online Advertisers in Europe

At the WARC “Measuring Advertising Performance” conference at the Royal Garden Hotel here in London last week, comScore’s SVP and Managing Director of Europe, Mike Read, presented a very digestible overview of the current tools available to advertisers and agency planners in the online arena. Read more