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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 Apr. 22, 2016 | Share

comScore and Our Continued MRC Accreditation Momentum

comScore and Our Continued MRC Accreditation Momentum

In January, after a long and constructive process, comScore announced that the Media Rating Council (MRC) had accredited Media Metrix, our flagship content audience measurement product, in the US. This was a significant development for both comScore and the digital ecosystem at large; Media Metrix is the first and only digital content ratings service... Read more

Blog Apr. 4, 2016 | Share

Sophisticated Detection Techniques Essential for Uncovering Majority of Invalid Traffic for Digital Ads

Sophisticated Detection Techniques Essential for Uncovering Majority of Invalid Traffic for Digital Ads

The top online display advertisers deliver hundreds of billions of impressions every year. Unfortunately, more than half of the ad impressions served – 52 percent – never have the chance to make an impact because they’re either not viewable or not delivered to a human. Read more

Blog Oct. 1, 2015 | Share

The Future of Ad Performance and Effectiveness

The Future of Ad Performance and Effectiveness

At the inaugural comScore Industry Summit, I hosted and moderated a panel made up of some of the brightest data-based marketing visionaries out there. Our panel was titled, The Future of Ad Performance and Effectiveness – quite the topic, and one that could go in many directions. Read more

Blog Jun. 11, 2015 | Share

AppNexus Joins comScore Industry Trust

AppNexus Joins comScore Industry Trust

As of today, comScore Trust Profiles – the first phase of the company’s Industry Trust initiative that allows buyers to use key comScore advertising metrics directly in select programmatic trading platforms – are available to AppNexus customers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico with additional market rollout coming soon. Read more

Blog May. 20, 2015 | Share

Mobile Metrix Now Features Reporting of Mobile Ad Network Reach

This week comScore introduced mobile ad network reporting in Mobile Metrix, enabling mobile ad networks to demonstrate their audience reach across publisher sites and apps. This important new feature provides independent third-party measurement of audience reach that validates a core value proposition of mobile ad networks... Read more

Blog Apr. 15, 2015 | Share

Non-Human Traffic: Why it Matters and Why You Should Care

Chances are you already know that ad fraud and non-human traffic (NHT) are big issues. But you may not know just how much NHT impacts every other performance and effectiveness metric you use to demonstrate success. If you aren’t taking NHT out of your measurement – including viewability and in-target numbers – your KPIs are infected and your results... Read more

Blog Apr. 13, 2015 | Share

The Effect of Non-Human Traffic on Your Ad Campaign’s ROI

This is the first in a series of blog posts on combating the industry issues of ad fraud, non-human traffic and viewability. These posts will break down key impacts to the advertising ecosystem and share how comScore is leading the way in tackling these issues so that media buyers and sellers can stay ahead of the fraudsters. Read more

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 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