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Blog Nov. 20, 2014 | Share

A Security + Big Data Approach to Non-Human Traffic Removal

In order to create comprehensive capabilities to remove non-human traffic (NHT) comScore has been at the forefront of the idea of combining IT security techniques with big data analytics. This approach begins by identifying threats through in-depth investigation of our diverse data assets and leads to the development of NHT filters that are deployed... Read more

Blog Nov. 20, 2014 | Share

Setting Campaign Delivery Expectations

Setting Campaign Delivery Expectations

With digital being heralded as the most measureable and targetable medium, there is a prevailing belief that every ad impression should be able to hit its target audience with precision and every ad should be viewable to the target consumer. In reality, however, that’s not the case. Read more

Blog Nov. 19, 2014 | Share

As Ad Viewability Gains Importance across the Globe, ABC UK Gives comScore Stamp of Approval on Viewability Measurement

ABC Certification comScore

In the United Kingdom today, the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) issued its first report and certification with respect to online ad viewability. We’re delighted to announce that the comScore validated Campaign Essentials™ (vCE®) Validation suite was included in this report, and that we have received the ABC’s certification. The findings of... Read more

Blog Nov. 3, 2014 | Share

Progressing Toward a Human GRP in Digital

Josh Chasin

Early into my tenure as comScore’s Chief Research Officer back in 2008, I argued in favor of the use of GRPs in digital measurement. It’s hard to believe now, but back then this was a controversial viewpoint among the digiterati who believed that reach and frequency-based metrics were relics of old media and had little use in the world of impressions... Read more

Blog Oct. 29, 2014 | Share

Facebook Messenger Climbs Mobile App Rankings After Unbundling from the Big Blue App

Mobile Messaging Apps

In August, Facebook disabled the messaging feature on its flagship app in a strategic move that shifted all mobile messaging activity on the social network to its standalone Facebook Messenger app. This tactic of building out separate standalone apps for different product features has become more commonplace among larger digital media companies in pursuit... Read more

Blog Oct. 23, 2014 | Share

The 4 Ps of Marketing in a Digital World

The 4 Ps of Marketing in a Digital World

The 4Ps have acted as a right of passage and guiding tool for marketers for decades. But in today’s complex digital environment, where advancements in technology have rapidly changed the delivery and measurement of digital advertising, what new guiding principles should marketers take into account to navigate and succeed in this evolving environment?... Read more

Blog Oct. 21, 2014 | Share

How to Avoid the Creep Factor with IoT Technology?

How to Avoid the Creep Factor with IoT Technology

Last week comScore attended the Digital Analytics Association (DAA) Seattle Symposium hosted at the Microsoft Conference Center in Seattle, WA. The event included frequently visited topics such as location analytics, market research methodologies, and digital campaign test and target strategies. But one of the most spirited debates came during the Internet... Read more

Blog Oct. 17, 2014 | Share

Data snacks on the FIFA World Cup 2014

Data snacks on the FIFA World Cup 2014

Learn interesting data snacks about how the FIFA World Cup 2014 performed on the digital field. Read more

Blog Oct. 9, 2014 | Share

Upping the Ante on NHT

Upping the Ante on NHT

Over the past several years, comScore’s Brian Pugh has been outspoken about the problem of non-human traffic (NHT) in online advertising, describing the nature and scope of the threats and outlining the steps needed to eradicate NHT from the ecosystem. Read more

Blog Sep. 25, 2014 | Share

5 Questions & Answers Shedding Light on How Americans Use Mobile Apps

5 Questions and Answers Shedding Light on How Americans Use Mobile Apps

Mobile has fast emerged as the primary platform for media consumption. However, as advertisers try to figure out how to best use mobile advertising to effectively reach their target audiences there is some hesitation around allocating budgets for mobile ad campaigns. Read more