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Blog Mar. 20, 2015 | Share

The Dress: A Case Study of Flash Crowds and Invalid Traffic

On Feb 26, 2015 a photo of this dress was posted to Tumblr. The author asked other visitors to help resolve a friendly dispute about whether the dress was white-and-gold or black-and-blue. Controversy about the perceived colors in the picture drew sudden and intense interest. It was just before nightfall in the U.S. Fifteen hours after the initial post,... Read more

Blog Mar. 5, 2015 | Share

From GSMA MMM to Mobile Metrix: The Evolution of UK Mobile Media Measurement

Earlier this week comScore launched Mobile Metrix in the United Kingdom, which applies comScore’s unified approach to mobile measurement through the combination of mobile panels and census-based tagging. Read more

Blog Feb. 12, 2015 | Share

Viewability, Online Video and Social Media

Viewability, Online Video and Social Media

As a start to 2015, comScore is pleased to share these three articles at a regional level. We have the certification from CIM Mexico (Consejo de Investigación de Medios) for our online campaign validation tool: validated Campaign Essentials™ (vCE®), and the recent news that Globo.com chose comScore Digital Analytix® as the analytics source to gain... Read more

Blog Feb. 12, 2015 | Share

comScore and Kantar Partner on Global Cross-Media Audience and Campaign Measurement

Kantar

Earlier today, comScore announced a strategic alliance with WPP’s data investment management division, Kantar. The alliance establishes a framework to bring the best of breed elements from the two companies – our products, technology, data assets, research panels and relationships – together to provide world class cross-platform audience and advertising... Read more

Blog Feb. 11, 2015 | Share

Measurement Proves the Effectiveness of Mobile Advertising

Mobile now accounts for more than 60 percent of all digital media time spent, but there is still hesitancy from advertisers around allocating more budget to mobile ads. Typically advertisers will require substantial proof before making large-scale changes to their media strategy, which is why the ability to measure mobile advertising effectiveness is... Read more

Blog Feb. 6, 2015 | Share

Good News for Digital Publishers: Most Have Low Levels of Non-Human Traffic

While there’s no doubt that ad fraud and Non-Human Traffic (NHT) will continue to be a significant concern for both the buy side and sell side, there is a silver lining for publishers. For the vast majority the overall incidence of NHT on their sites is low, which means they are affirmatively delivering trustworthy inventory for advertisers. Read more

Blog Feb. 4, 2015 | Share

Ad Fraud and Non-Human Traffic: How Rampant is the Problem?

If you’ve read any news about digital advertising lately, chances are you have seen more than a few headlines about ad fraud and non-human traffic (NHT). It’s no secret that these issues do plague the industry, but just how rampant are they? Read more

Blog Feb. 3, 2015 | Share

What Potential Does Pinterest Have as an Advertising Platform?

Pinterest Promoted Pins

Pinterest first roared onto the social media scene back in 2011 as it became the new toast of tech, but much of its cachet as the new-kid-on-the-block was soon usurped by several mobile-first social media upstarts like Instagram, Snapchat and Vine. And while Pinterest may not grab the same headlines it used to, the platform has quietly and steadily... Read more

Blog Jan. 29, 2015 | Share

Patriots Exceed Seahawks in Social Engagement Leading Up to Super Bowl XLIX

We analyzed the Twitter accounts of the teams that will play the Super Bowl this weekend. At the end of the game, Latin America recorded a higher rate of mentions on the Patriots account (@Patriots) compared to the Seahawks (@Seahawks). Read more

Blog Jan. 27, 2015 | Share

Solving the Multi-Platform Video Measurement Challenge

Solving the Multi-Platform Video Measurement Challenge

Technological innovation occurs rapidly, and consumers have always been quick to adapt. One area this is especially true is digital video, as mass adoption of smartphones and tablets, combined with faster 4G internet speeds have fueled explosive growth. Predictably, consumers have altered their TV viewing habits to reap the benefits of increased content... Read more