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Blog Jul. 11, 2014 | Share

Is Mobile Bringing About the Death of the PC? Not Exactly…

Is Mobile Bringing About the Death of the PC Not Exactly

There have been no shortage of recent media coverage about mobile eating the web, and comScore’s latest report about mobile apps now accounting for more than half of digital time spent has probably contributed to some of these perceptions. But sometimes it’s worth taking a step back to get a little perspective about the realities of a situation. Read more

Blog Jul. 1, 2014 | Share

The Perils of Survey Data in Cross-Platform Measurement

The Perils of Survey Data in CrossPlatform Measurement

Cross-platform measurement is one of the most important topics on marketers’ agenda. Among the key objectives is gaining an understanding of how consumers spread their time and spending across devices so that media spending can be optimized. Some researchers have attempted to accomplish this measurement by conducting online surveys of consumers, asking... Read more

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. 16, 2014 | Share

Understand Campaign Delivery Beyond Demographics with vCE Behavioral Segments

Understand Campaign Delivery Beyond Demographics with vCE Behavioral Segments

While digital media – like traditional media – has historically been bought and sold based on a content property’s ability to reach a specific demographic audience, advertisers have increasingly turned to more sophisticated audience and behavioral targeting strategies. A remnant metric from TV ratings, TRPs are a necessary tool for cross-campaign... 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. 29, 2014 | Share

What the comScore-Yahoo Partnership Means for vCE Clients

What the comScore-Yahoo Partnership Means for vCE Clients

Today at Yahoo’s NewFront event in New York, Yahoo Head of the Americas Ned Brody unveiled details of a comScore-Yahoo strategic partnership that will provide the industry with more robust campaign measurement for video, display, and mobile advertising on a global scale. Through this partnership, Yahoo will be integrating comScore validated Campaign... 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