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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 Jun. 3, 2015 | Share

validated Campaign Essentials (vCE) Mobile Charter Results Highlight the Strengths and Advantages of Mobile Advertising

validated Campaign Essentials (vCE) Mobile Charter Results Highlight the Strengths and Advantages of Mobile Advertising

Over the past year, we have been working with select clients to deliver mobile audience delivery data – including reach, frequency and GRPs – as part of a charter study. In partnership with our charter clients, we’re excited to share an aggregated view of some of the findings. Read more

Blog May. 13, 2015 | Share

The Vital Role Media Buyers Play in Fighting Ad Fraud

Fighting Ad Fraud

The digital media industry has spent the last year trying to get to the bottom of ad fraud and non-human traffic (NHT). While it is in media sellers’ best interest to clean up the ecosystem, media buyers play their own vital role in fighting ad fraud. Read more

Blog May. 4, 2015 | Share

Top 5 Reasons Why Sellers Should Care about NHT and Online Ad Fraud

Top 5 Reasons Why Sellers Should Care about NHT and Online Ad Fraud

There is much yet to be exposed about ad fraud and each new technology that is uncovered is another potential threat to your brand as a media seller and puts your ad revenue at risk. In fact, it is in the interest of media sellers – publishers, supply side platforms and ad networks alike – to get ahead of the fight against fraudsters to protect... 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. 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