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Blog Jun. 3, 2016 | Share

Snapchat Breaking into the Mainstream as it Posts New Highs Across Age Segments

Snapchat Breaking into the Mainstream as it Posts New Highs Across Age Segments

Snapchat isn’t just for teens and college-age adults anymore. While still wildly popular among these younger demographic segments, the ephemeral photo and video sharing app is also rapidly growing its user base among older Millennials (Age 25-34) and those 35 years-and-older. Three years ago, Snapchat’s app was only being used by 5% of smartphone... Read more

Blog Mar. 31, 2016 | Share

Traditional News Publishers Take Non-Traditional Path to Digital Growth

Traditional News Publishers Take Non-Traditional Path to Digital Growth

Ever since the early days when traditional news organizations began publishing content on the web, the transition to digital hasn’t always been smooth sailing. Digital publishing presents a unique set of challenges to which traditional publishers weren’t accustomed, such as greater competition due to the lower barriers of entry, an unproven business... Read more

Blog Mar. 10, 2016 | Share

comScore in Journal of Advertising Research on How to Distinguish “Valuable” from “Nice to Know” Among Measures of Consumer Engagement

comScore in Journal of Advertising Research on How to Distinguish “Valuable” from “Nice to Know” Among Measures of Consumer Engagement

In the following article entitled “In the Digital World, Not Everything That Can Be Measured Matters” comScore Co-Founder and Chairman Emeritus Gian Fulgoni identifies the metrics that matter to marketers’ return on advertising investment (ROI) versus those that either are nice to know or downright misleading. The article was recently published... Read more

Blog Oct. 2, 2015 | Share

comScore in Journal of Advertising Research on How Social Media Drives Growth for Brands

comScore in Journal of Advertising Research on How Social Media Drives Growth for Brands

The 2015 Warc Prize for Social Strategy is a competition that asks marketers to demonstrate how effectively they had used social media in their marketing efforts. Each case was judged using criteria based on insight and strategic thinking, implementation, social effects, business effects, and learnings. Read more

Blog Sep. 24, 2015 | Share

Venmo, BuzzFeed, Tinder and Snapchat Among The Top 20 Apps with Highest Concentration of Millennials

Venmo, BuzzFeed, Tinder and Snapchat Among The Top 20 Apps with Highest Concentration of Millennials

comScore recently released The 2015 U.S. Mobile App Report, which covers the important role that mobile apps play in today’s digital landscape. A number of insights in the report focus on the habits of one of the most highly sought-after groups by advertisers – Millennials. Read more

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. 2, 2015 | Share

comScore in Journal of Advertising Research on the Rise of the Digital Omnivore

Gian Fulgoni

Marketing used to be so simple. In the not-too distant past, when marketers had to decide how to best reach consumers, they were faced with just a few options. They could use one or more of the three television networks, run advertisements in newspapers and magazines, or rely on the U.S. Postal Service and direct mail. The advent of digital technologies,... Read more

Blog Apr. 2, 2015 | Share

Which Social Networks Have the Most Engaged Audience?

Multi-Platform Audience Penetration vs. Engagement of Leading Social Networks

Last week comScore released the 2015 U.S. Digital Future in Focus, our annual report highlighting the key digital trends of 2014 with an eye towards what they mean for the coming year. Social media remains one of the paramount digital topics, as leading platforms continue to attract huge audiences and account for an increasingly large share of consumers’... 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 Oct. 29, 2014 | Share

Facebook Messenger Climbs Mobile App Rankings After Unbundling from the Big Blue App

Mobile Messaging Apps

In August, Facebook disabled the messaging feature on its flagship app in a strategic move that shifted all mobile messaging activity on the social network to its standalone Facebook Messenger app. This tactic of building out separate standalone apps for different product features has become more commonplace among larger digital media companies in pursuit... Read more