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Blog Aug. 12, 2015 | Share

Millennials Boast Huge Social Networking Growth and Engagement on Smartphones, But Older Users Surprisingly Outpace Them on Tablets

Millennials Boast Huge Social Networking Growth and Engagement on Smartphones, But Older Users Surprisingly Outpace Them on Tablets

Usage of social networking platforms has become nearly universal. In May 2015, almost 90% of the U.S. digital media population visited social networks, which accounted for more than 300 billion minutes of users’ attention. As social networking penetration inches ever closer to reaching the total internet population, differences in how people engage... Read more

Blog Jul. 29, 2015 | Share

Are Smartphones the Swiss Army Knife of the Millennial Generation?

Are Smartphones the Swiss Army Knife of the Millennial Generation

By now everyone is aware how smartphones have ushered in a new digital age of mobile technology. Online engagement on mobile devices surpassed desktop in 2013, and the majority of our digital media consumption now takes place specifically on apps. Mobile, and the smartphone in particular, has already revolutionized the news, video, social media and... Read more

Blog Jun. 12, 2015 | Share

Security Concerns Inhibit Mobile Banking Adoption Among Older Consumers

Most Popular Reasons for Not Using Mobile Banking Service

While developing countries such as Kenya have made mobile banking an indispensable part of the country’s economy, the U.S. still lags in its adoption. Based on data from comScore MobiLens® Plus, 65% of the mobile population (i.e. those who own either a mobile phone or tablet) does not use their mobile device for banking activities. 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. 8, 2015 | Share

Teens & Older Demos Driving Gains in U.S. Smartphone Penetration

Teens Age 13-17 Apple iPhone User (000) Trend

In March the U.S. smartphone market reached 77 percent penetration, demonstrating just how prevalent these devices have become in Americans’ daily lives. Despite such a high incidence of smartphone ownership, penetration continues to grow at a healthy clip across all demographic segments, with certain demographics such as teens and older age groups... 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

Blog Sep. 25, 2014 | Share

5 Questions & Answers Shedding Light on How Americans Use Mobile Apps

5 Questions and Answers Shedding Light on How Americans Use Mobile Apps

Mobile has fast emerged as the primary platform for media consumption. However, as advertisers try to figure out how to best use mobile advertising to effectively reach their target audiences there is some hesitation around allocating budgets for mobile ad campaigns. Read more

Blog Aug. 14, 2014 | Share

Next iPhone Release Has Potential for a Huge Upgrade Cycle

iPhone Upgrade Intent

As we inch closer to the Fall, many industry watchers are preparing for Apple’s next hardware release cycle and what it will mean for both established and emerging categories. While there is certainly excitement around the possibility of Apple’s foray into the nascent wearables market, many industry observers also remain focused on the hotly anticipated... Read more

Blog Aug. 8, 2014 | Share

Does Snapchat’s Strength Among Millennials Predict Eventual Mainstream Success?

Snapchat

Snapchat made headlines last November by reportedly turning down a $3 billion acquisition bid, which left digital armchair quarterbacks everywhere questioning the decision. For a company with no revenue and uncertain long term prospects, taking the money would’ve been understandable. Recent reports that Snapchat is raising new funding at an even more... Read more

Blog Feb. 7, 2014 | Share

Why Are Millennials So Mobile?

In comScore’s latest whitepaper, Marketing to Millennials: 5 Things Every Marketer Should Know, this interesting demographic (defined in the report as 18-34 year-olds) is shown to have immense value both presently and in the future. What make Millennials unique are their vastly different digital media consumption habits, which are perhaps most apparent... Read more