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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

Blog Feb. 4, 2015 | Share

Ad Fraud and Non-Human Traffic: How Rampant is the Problem?

If you’ve read any news about digital advertising lately, chances are you have seen more than a few headlines about ad fraud and non-human traffic (NHT). It’s no secret that these issues do plague the industry, but just how rampant are they? Read more

Blog Feb. 3, 2015 | Share

What Potential Does Pinterest Have as an Advertising Platform?

Pinterest Promoted Pins

Pinterest first roared onto the social media scene back in 2011 as it became the new toast of tech, but much of its cachet as the new-kid-on-the-block was soon usurped by several mobile-first social media upstarts like Instagram, Snapchat and Vine. And while Pinterest may not grab the same headlines it used to, the platform has quietly and steadily... Read more