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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

Blog Feb. 19, 2013 | Share

Putting the Digital Future in Focus: Key Trends that Will Shape the U.S. Digital Industry in 2013

2013 U.S. Digital Future in Focus

Last week comScore released the 2013 U.S. Digital Future in Focus, our annual report on the prevailing trends poised to shape the U.S. digital industry in the year ahead. The report features insights from many critical and evolving facets of the digital landscape, including social media, search, online video, digital advertising, mobile and e-commerce,... Read more

Blog Oct. 29, 2012 | Share

Marketing to Moms Online: Campaign Norms Reveals Both Targeting Efficiency and Potential for Improvement

Targeting Efficiency

We’ve often heard the stat that upwards of 80% of household spending is controlled by Moms, which of course makes them a very valuable audience segment. Marketers attempting to reach this segment online must continually ask themselves, “How effective is the online channel at reaching this target audience, and how can I maximize my digital spend?” Read more

Blog Jan. 25, 2012 | Share

How African American and Caucasian Millennials Are Affected by Targeted Advertising

comScore recently released a report titled Next Generation Strategies for Advertising to Millennials highlighting results from a study of the unique characteristics of this generation and how to effectively market to them across media. Figure 1 illustrates how trends of advertising effectiveness among differing age groups have stayed consistent over... Read more

Blog Oct. 1, 2010 | Share

comScore Unearths Gems from the Data Mine for You!

At comScore, we are constantly mining our vast mountain of data and surfacing interesting new findings that we don’t always get the opportunity to share publicly. So today we are introducing a new website, the comScore Data Mine. This site is our way of bringing more insights to you by regularly publishing new “data gems,” which are colorful,... Read more

Blog Sep. 13, 2010 | Share

The Struggles of the Middle Class

The August government jobs report showed that unemployment remains stubbornly high at a level of 9.7% of the civilian labor force and rose marginally by 0.1 percentage points from July. The loss of jobs during the current recession has been deeper and more prolonged than was seen in any other recession since World War II... Read more

Blog Mar. 16, 2010 | Share

Chatroulette Takes the College Crowd by Storm

If you’ve been paying attention to the blogs over the past month, you’ve probably started noticing an increasing focus on (and maybe even an obsession with?) Chatroulette. For those who don’t already know, it’s a new video chat service that randomly assigns users video chat partners anywhere around the globe, an experience that can, in theory,... Read more

Blog Feb. 8, 2008 | Share

Where The Buys Are: Ads Live On Pages

Last week I was meeting with a client (Hi, Marlene!) when we started talking about the demographic composition of an entity's audience for Unique Visitors (UVs), as opposed to Page Views (PVs). As you can imagine, when you're chief research officer at comScore, you go to a lot of meetings where clients want to talk about... how can I put this delicately...... Read more

Blog May. 21, 2007 | Share

Younger Consumers Receptive to Advertising on User-Generated Content Sites

In light of the rumors swirling around Yahoo's potential acquisition of Bebo, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at a recent comScore study of consumers' receptivity to advertising in different media formats. Read more

Blog Apr. 30, 2007 | Share

Firefox vs. Internet Explorer: Part 2

In Part 1 of this post, I reported on the differences in demographics of users of the Firefox browser compared to users of the Internet Explorer browser. Here in Part 2, I’d like to share their ‘cognographic’ profiles with you, which is comScore’s interpretation of people’s interests, passions and lifestyles based on their actual online behavior. Read more