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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 Aug. 24, 2016 | Share

Pokémon GO Captures 55 Million Mobile Users in July, Ranking 13th Among All Apps

Pokémon GO Captures 55 Million Mobile Users in July, Ranking 13th Among All Apps

Unless you’ve been living under a Poké Ball the last several weeks, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the new app-based game and overnight sensation Pokémon GO. As one of the first location-based augmented reality games, Pokémon GO mimics your actual “real world” surroundings using a Google Maps-like interface as you seek to find and capture Pokémon... Read more

Blog Aug. 22, 2016 | Share

Players vs Referees in the Digital Advertising World

Establishing a clear definition of roles between players and referees is central to the smooth, fair running of sporting contests. The presence of an impartial third party facilitates even treatment of both sides, ensures that rules are consistently applied, and delivers an end result which can be trusted. The same principles can be applied to the digital... Read more

Blog Aug. 22, 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 Jul. 26, 2016 | Share

Reaching New TV Show Viewers with Precision

Reaching New TV Show Viewers with Precision

Every year, content creators invest millions of dollars in the creation and promotion of new TV shows. To boost the new show’s chance of success, its vital that networks know how to best reach the key segment of viewers known as “new show adopters” who consistently tune into new content. Read more

Blog Jul. 20, 2016 | Share

comScore Plan Metrix, Now with Mobile Data!

comScore Plan Metrix, Now with Mobile Data!

It’s no secret that new screens and ways of accessing media continue to disrupt consumption habits and business models. This disruption has introduced new challenges for our clients and our industry, such as understanding and harnessing advanced audience targets. Advertisers want and need to do more than target their campaigns based on age and gender.... Read more

Blog Jul. 15, 2016 | Share

Premium Publishers Drive Much Higher Brand Lift, Particularly Mid-Funnel

Premium Publishers Drive Much Higher Brand Lift, Particularly Mid-Funnel

comScore recently conducted research examining the branding effectiveness of digital display and video ads appearing on Digital Content Next (DCN) member sites compared to non-member sites. DCN is a consortium of digital publishers whose brands have a direct relationship with the consumer and therefore are more likely to be household names and are generally... Read more

Blog Jul. 8, 2016 | Share

comScore in Journal of Advertising Research on How Marketers Can Minimize Losses Caused by Bogus Web Traffic

comScore in Journal of Advertising Research

In the following article entitled “Fraud in Digital Advertising: A Multibillion-Dollar Black Hole,” comScore Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus Gian Fulgoni identifies a variety of creative and sophisticated ways for smart marketers, faced with the challenges of digital ad fraud, to ensure they can still reach their target segments in a cost-effective... Read more

Blog Jul. 8, 2016 | Share

The State of Mobile News Audiences in 3 Charts

If you’re between the ages of 18-34, there’s a strong chance you’re reading this on a mobile device right now. That’s because, like many other digital categories, news consumption has increasingly shifted to mobile in recent years, and Millennials (defined here as Persons 18-34) are the ones leading this trend. Below are three charts based on... Read more

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