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Blog Jun. 10, 2014 | Share

If a Digital Ad Falls in the Wrong Place, Does It Make an Impression?

If a Digital Ad Falls in the Wrong Place Does It Make an Impression

We’re all familiar with the philosophical question, “if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Striking parallels to this old adage can be drawn in our industry today, where many are asking a similar question relating to the effectiveness of ads in the digital environment. In light of concerns around ad... Read more

Blog Jun. 2, 2014 | Share

Keeping Ahead of Non-Human Traffic: A Q&A with Brian Pugh

The media has been abuzz lately with news stories about invalid web traffic – commonly referred to as fraud – that can wreak havoc on ad campaign delivery and diminish the value of digital as a successful advertising medium. To help speak to these concerns, we thought it would be a great time to sit down with Brian Pugh, comScore’s SVP of Audience,... Read more

Blog May. 9, 2014 | Share

Viewability: The Evolution of Digital Advertising: From Direct Response to Branding

Digital advertising in Australia has grown at a torrid pace. When it comes to branding, advertising on the Internet is equivalent to only 24% of Australian TV spending. The problem isn’t a lack of effectiveness; the problem is the methodology being used to evaluate their effectiveness. Read more

Blog Apr. 4, 2014 | Share

comScore Video Measurement Leading the Upfronts

The upfronts season is upon us and a healthy debate is ensuing about where digital video should fit into the equation. Digital video is at the center of the very real fragmentation occurring with traditional media, especially linear TV, as it is being forced to adapt to the digital paradigm, where consumers are in control of how, when and where they... Read more

Blog Apr. 3, 2014 | Share

Putting the Digital Advertising Future into Focus: A Q&A with Anne Hunter

Putting the Digital Advertising Future into Focus: A Q&A with Anne Hunter

Digital advertising has evolved tremendously with the advent of new technologies, the evolution of new ad formats, and a shift in the way ads are bought and sold online. The past few years alone have seen more and more branding dollars flowing to digital as the medium proved itself in being able to reach targeted audiences at scale while delivering... Read more

Blog Mar. 31, 2014 | Share

Lifting of MRC Advisory on Digital Ad Viewability Signals New Era of Accountability

Lifting of MRC Advisory on Digital Ad Viewability Signals New Era of Accountability

This morning, the MRC announced it has officially lifted its advisory on viewable impressions for display ads. This is an important milestone for the digital advertising market as it green-lights the industry to transact using viewable impressions for display ads. Ultimately, this creates greater accountability and signals a fundamental shift in how... Read more

Blog Feb. 25, 2014 | Share

vCE Audience & Viewability Benchmarks Reinforce Message: Normal is a Relative Term

Over the past several years, comScore has run thousands of studies in validated Campaign Essentials™ (vCE®) nearly every industry vertical and, in doing so, has accumulated a lot of findings about the ability of campaigns to deliver in-view impressions to a target audience. We have compiled our U.S. studies into our recently published vCE Benchmarks,... Read more

Blog Jul. 15, 2013 | Share

comScore Online Ad Delivery Findings Featured in the Journal of Advertising Research

To lend insight into the complex landscape of the digital advertising industry, the recent June issue of the Journal of Advertising Research (JAR) gathered Empirical Generalizations in Digital Advertising, featuring an in-depth research study from comScore. The article, authored by comScore Chairman Gian Fulgoni, Senior Analyst Stephanie Adamo and me,... Read more

Blog Jun. 28, 2013 | Share

Viewability Benchmarks Show Many Ads Are Not In-View but Rates Vary by Publisher

Viewability Benchmarks

When it comes to viewability measurement, the most common question we get from clients is “what percent of my ads are in-view?” Immediately thereafter they want to know “how does this compare to a typical campaign?” While the answer to the second question has always been (and continues to be) “there’s no such thing as a typical campaign!”... Read more

Blog May. 28, 2013 | Share

As Digital Ad Effectiveness Measurement Improves, Are Branding Ad Dollars Ready to Follow?

Key Questions for Advertising Effectiveness Measurement

When it comes to digital advertising, we often spend our time pouring over data in order to create planning, modeling, targeting and buying efficiencies, but it’s very easy to get caught up in the process when in the end all anyone wants to know is “did it actually work?” Read more