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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. 10, 2014 | Share

Six Questions: Gian Fulgoni, comScore

Six Questions Gian Fulgoni, comScore

For better or worse, comScore has been closely identified over the past 20 years with the measurement and verification of web traffic and audiences. As the herd moves to mobile devices and addressable TV, how much does that challenge your position? 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 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

Blog Feb. 25, 2014 | Share

vCE Audience & Viewability Benchmarks Reinforce Message: Normal is a Relative Term

Over the past several years, comScore has run thousands of studies in validated Campaign Essentials™ (vCE®) nearly every industry vertical and, in doing so, has accumulated a lot of findings about the ability of campaigns to deliver in-view impressions to a target audience. We have compiled our U.S. studies into our recently published vCE Benchmarks,... Read more

Blog Jan. 27, 2014 | Share

Succeeding in a World of Viewable Impression Measurement & Audience Guarantees

Few industries have seen the level of disruption and high velocity of change that the digital ad industry has experienced in recent years. With the shift toward in-target and viewable impression measurement, this industry has been turned upside down in what seems like an instant. Read more

Blog Nov. 12, 2013 | Share

Viewability + Audience: Why Digital Ad Growth Depends on the Link Between Pixels and People

Jeff Hackett

I was lucky enough to join some of digital advertising’s best and brightest last week at the IAB’s Ad Ops Summit and comScore’s own Media Seller Roundtable, and those in attendance were treated to some valuable perspective about ad viewability and audience buying. I’ve spent the last 15 years in this industry and have seen quite a bit of change... Read more

Blog Jul. 15, 2013 | Share

comScore Online Ad Delivery Findings Featured in the Journal of Advertising Research

To lend insight into the complex landscape of the digital advertising industry, the recent June issue of the Journal of Advertising Research (JAR) gathered Empirical Generalizations in Digital Advertising, featuring an in-depth research study from comScore. The article, authored by comScore Chairman Gian Fulgoni, Senior Analyst Stephanie Adamo and me,... Read more

Blog Jun. 28, 2013 | Share

Viewability Benchmarks Show Many Ads Are Not In-View but Rates Vary by Publisher

Viewability Benchmarks

When it comes to viewability measurement, the most common question we get from clients is “what percent of my ads are in-view?” Immediately thereafter they want to know “how does this compare to a typical campaign?” While the answer to the second question has always been (and continues to be) “there’s no such thing as a typical campaign!”... Read more