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Blog Jun. 27, 2016 | Share

Digital Audiences Bloom in Warmer Months for Seasonal Travel Categories

Summer has officially arrived, and many consumers across the U.S. are finalizing their seasonal travel plans or have already embarked on their summer vacations. With school out of session and the weather more pleasant, summer nearly always tends to see a boost in travel activity. Interestingly, consumers’ online activity reflects this ‘real-life’... Read more

Blog Jun. 24, 2016 | Share

Reach vs. Ratings: Bridging the Divide Between TV and Digital Metrics

Reach vs. Ratings: Bridging the Divide Between TV and Digital Metrics

There’s been quite a bit of industry debate recently about what are the right metrics to enable cross-media comparability of TV and digital. During the Upfronts/Newfronts season, many digital video providers touted metrics of unique viewers or video views in comparison to TV audience metrics. Several have since argued that this is not a fair comparison... Read more

Blog Jun. 23, 2016 | Share

What Millennials’ YouTube Usage Tells Us about the Future of Video Viewership

What Millennials’ YouTube Usage Tells Us about the Future of Video Viewership

comScore and YouTube recently released a study, commissioned by Google and based on a survey of 2,940 respondents, on video content engagement and discovery that identified one particularly interesting segment of highly-engaged, highly-loyal YouTube users that we called “Die Hards.” Not surprisingly, these YouTube Die-Hards skew towards the Millennial... Read more

Blog Jun. 20, 2016 | Share

Ad Fraud: Digital’s Newest Bad Guy

Ad Fraud: Digital’s Newest Bad Guy

Several years ago we, as an industry, asked ourselves: should a non-viewable impression be considered a valid one? After countless industry discussions, analyses, and studies, we concluded the answer to this question is an unequivocal “no.” After all, if an ad is not seen, then it can’t possibly do its job of having an impact on the consumer. Read more

Blog Jun. 16, 2016 | Share

Roku Leads OTT Streaming Devices in Household Market Share

Roku Leads OTT Streaming Devices in Household Market Share

Although desktop computers, smartphones and tablets drive the majority of consumers’ online activity, there are many other devices in the home that allow users to access the internet. Gaming consoles, smart TVs and Blu-ray players are commonly connected devices in the home, but over-the-top (OTT) streaming devices are an increasingly important device... Read more

Blog Jun. 13, 2016 | Share

Mobile Ads Drive Higher Brand Lift Than Desktop Ads

Mobile Ads Drive Higher Brand Lift Than Desktop Ads

Despite mobile accounting for 63% of total digital time spent in 2015, it only attracted 35% of all online ad dollars, according to the IAB 2015 Internet Ad Revenue Report. Ad dollars tend to eventually follow attention, but right now there’s a gap in monetization as the industry learns how well their mobile ads are performing and how effective they... Read more

Blog Jun. 6, 2016 | Share

Momentum in Mexico: New Measurement and Partnership Offerings Come to Market

Momentum in Mexico: New Measurement and Partnership Offerings Come to Market

The past five years have seen unprecedented change to the digital landscape in Mexico marked by the vast proliferation of devices and the continued growth in advertising spend as more advertisers look online and across devices to engage their target audiences. This evolving market requires evolving measurement that will help advertisers, agencies and... Read more

Blog Jun. 3, 2016 | Share

Snapchat Breaking into the Mainstream as it Posts New Highs Across Age Segments

Snapchat Breaking into the Mainstream as it Posts New Highs Across Age Segments

Snapchat isn’t just for teens and college-age adults anymore. While still wildly popular among these younger demographic segments, the ephemeral photo and video sharing app is also rapidly growing its user base among older Millennials (Age 25-34) and those 35 years-and-older. Three years ago, Snapchat’s app was only being used by 5% of smartphone... Read more

Blog May. 30, 2016 | Share

Ad Fraud in Mobile Advertising: The Next Battleground

The often-quoted suggestion that “the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” was first uttered long before sophisticated digital advertising fraud threatened marketing budgets around the globe, but the principles have never been more relevant. The tools to combat fraud exist, but a proactive and informed effort... Read more

Blog May. 17, 2016 | Share

Fastest Growing Retail Product Categories Boast Greatest Share of Mobile Spending

Fastest Growing Retail Product Categories Boast Greatest Share of Mobile Spending

comScore’s Q1 2016 State of Online Retail webinar is being held this Wednesday, May 18, and we wanted to share a sneak peek into one of the major themes of the presentation: the shift in spending from desktop to mobile. Particularly, how is this shift affecting certain product categories vs. others? Read more