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Blog Oct. 26, 2007 | Share

Consumer Trends in Social Networking

Recently, I spoke at the Forrester Consumer Forum here in Chicago, titled “Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies.” I’d like to share with you some of the findings from my presentation, which focused on consumer trends in social networking. Read more

Blog Oct. 23, 2007 | Share

The Challenges of Reconciling Panel-Based and Server-Based Unique Visitor Counts

Louise Story’s October 22nd article in the New York Times, entitled “How Many Site Hits? Depends Who’s Counting” highlights the challenges of getting up to speed on the continuing debate about the differences between the online unique visitor counts provided by publishers’ web server logs and the independently measured unique visitor counts... Read more

Blog Oct. 12, 2007 | Share

The Now is Time

Advertising, it turns out, is a lot like physics; they’re both all about time and space. Newspaper, magazine, billboard, and place-based advertisers buy space; TV and radio advertisers buy time. The online business originally aligned around a spatial construct (banner ads defined by area with two dimensions, and existing on a page); but increasingly,... Read more

Blog Oct. 9, 2007 | Share

A Metric for Every Reason

Much has been written about how new Internet technologies are making page view measurement less relevant when comparing consumer interaction with different Web sites. Many parties suggest replacing the page view with a measure of engagement. Read more

Blog Oct. 5, 2007 | Share

IAB and MRC Work Together to Draft Audience Reach Definition Guidelines

The IAB and the MRC are working on a document with the working title, IAB Audience Reach Measurement Guidelines. The arduous work of crafting and wordsmithing is going on under the auspices of the IAB Audience Measurement Work Group, and the leadership of MRC Executive Director George Ivie (he’s the guy putting pen to paper). Read more

Blog Oct. 4, 2007 | Share

ARF Holds Kickoff Meeting for Online Research Quality Council (ORQC)

Much has been written in recent weeks about client concerns over the quality of market research work conducted using online “access panels.” (That’s the term popular in Europe, describing an online panel from which survey respondents may be drawn.) Concern seems centered on two key issues: (1) the problem of so-called “professional respondents;”... Read more

Blog Oct. 3, 2007 | Share

comScore Begins MRC Audit

The Media Rating Council (MRC) was founded in 1964 as an outgrowth of congressional hearings, with the mandate of auditing and accrediting audience measurement companies in the US. They accredit Nielsen TV ratings, Arbitron radio ratings, MRI’s magazine ratings, and Scarborough’s newspaper ratings, among others. Read more

Blog Oct. 2, 2007 | Share

News From the Research Trenches

I joined comScore as Chief Research officer on May 30, but this is my first post to the comScore blog. I’ve spent a lot of time these past three months meeting with clients and working with industry groups (e.g., MRC, IAB, and ARF), hearing first hand about your perspective on the hot issues in Internet audience measurement and online metrics. As... Read more

Blog Sep. 11, 2007 | Share

An Embarrassment of Riches

Josh Chasin, our Chief Research Officer, has taken the leap as a columnist, contributing the Online Metrics Insider column for MediaPost Publications. In his first post, he provides a review, at breakneck speed, of the state-of-the-metrics industry. Josh helps put most of the key issues in our industry into neat perspective. I highly recommend you give... Read more

Blog Aug. 13, 2007 | Share

How the Availability of Information Impacts Marketing Spending

With comScore’s IPO successfully completed and our company now well established as the leading supplier of digital marketing intelligence to more than 700 clients, I occasionally find myself thinking nostalgically back to August 1999, when Magid Abraham and I founded comScore. Read more