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Blog Nov. 19, 2013 | Share

Crystal Ball: 5 Bold Predictions for the 2013 Holiday Season

Crystal Ball 5 Bold Predictions for the 2013 Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday inching ever closer, the 2013 holiday season is nearly upon us. With many stakeholders eager to gain some foresight as to what this season might have in store, we at comScore decided to take out our crystal ball and make five bold predictions about what headlines w e’re likely to see by the time the... Read more

Blog Aug. 22, 2013 | Share

2013 Digital Future in Focus Series

In 2012, the digital landscape underwent a sea of change as areas such as search, social, online advertising, mobile and e-commerce each experienced dynamic shifts and disruptions. To guide you in navigating this Brave New Digital World, comScore presents its annual Digital Future in Focus series of global reports which provide industry-leading insights... Read more

Blog Jan. 7, 2013 | Share

The Top Ten Burning Issues in Digital

In this post, I’ll examine the top ten “burning issues” in digital in detail and provide some perspective on the pros and cons surrounding each in order to help marketers better understand the rapid changes being driven by digital. This knowledge is so important in today’s Brave New Digital World because the Internet forces “change without... Read more

Blog Nov. 12, 2012 | Share

How the “Digital Endcap” Can Help Improve Online Retailers’ Bottom Lines

Digital Endcap Funnel & Average CPM

This year we are seeing the emergence of another form of display ad that resides further down the funnel, which we are calling the “Digital Endcap,” which refers to a display ad for a manufacturer appearing on a retailer’s website. Read more

Blog Jan. 12, 2012 | Share

A Look Back at the 2011 Holiday Shopping Season

With 2011 behind us, I thought you might be interested in some observations regarding what the holiday shopping season told us about the state of the consumer economy. Read more

Blog Nov. 22, 2011 | Share

Why is Cyber Monday Becoming More Important to Holiday Season E-Commerce?

As the Cyber Monday phenomenon was brought to light there was a common misconception that it was the heaviest online spending day of the year. While comScore always observed a significant increase in spending on this day, online spending typically continued to climb into mid-December with several individual spending days surpassing the Cyber Monday... Read more

Blog Dec. 22, 2010 | Share

A Metrics Miracle

'Twas the week before Christmas, when alone in my house I was finishing shopping, with a click of the mouse; Then I cleared out my browser cache, cookies deleted, In hopes of nefarious snooping, defeated. Yea, the whole ecosystem lay snug in their beds, While visions of cookies alit in their heads; But these weren't the cookies you baked, or you... Read more

Blog Dec. 8, 2010 | Share

Debunking Five Myths about Holiday E-commerce

With the online holiday shopping and buying season in full swing, I thought it might be helpful to debunk five myths about e-commerce that still seem to be making the rounds in the media. Many of these myths have tended to originate as a result of the use of inappropriate research methodologies Read more

Blog Dec. 7, 2009 | Share

No Time to Lose for Online Retailers

One of the fascinating things that’s become clear this holiday shopping season is that many retailers launched their marketing programs earlier this year, with a strong emphasis on price discounts and other financial incentives such as free shipping. I think retailers entered the season knowing that consumers were cash strapped and so offered a wide... Read more