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Blog Jan. 26, 2015 | Share

comScore in Journal of Advertising Research on Topic of Omni-Channel Retailers and the Consumer Path-to-Purchase

Gian Fulgoni

Marketers always have relied on consumer insights as the basis for their sales and marketing strategies. The challenge to marketers intensifies each year as the advent of digital technologies has created a fast-growing e-commerce channel while also making it much easier for consumers to conduct research and obtain the price and product information that... Read more

Blog Dec. 8, 2014 | Share

How Mobile is Transforming Holiday Shopping

Thanksgiving Dilemma

Ever since the initial NRF report of an 11% decline in retail buying over the four day Thanksgiving weekend, a doom-and-gloom narrative has overtaken a retail season that had many folks optimistic about the chances of a significant rebound due to improving macroeconomic indicators. As a result of the NRF report, some analysts have suggested that many... Read more

Blog Aug. 19, 2014 | Share

Q2 M-Commerce Explodes to 47% Y/Y Gain: What it Means for the Growth of Mobile

Q2 2014 YY Retail Spending Growth by Channel

comScore recently finished compiling our Q2 2014 e-commerce and m-commerce stats, and while desktop-based e-commerce saw signs of softness, total digital commerce was bolstered by a massive increase in mobile commerce spending growth. Following several quarters of y/y growth rates primarily in the mid-20s, the second quarter saw a rapid acceleration... Read more

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 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 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 Dec. 11, 2012 | Share

The Imminent Mobile Commerce Avalanche

Mobile devices have become a ubiquitous shopping accessory, whether for checking competitive prices on Amazon while in the store (i.e. “showrooming”) or seamlessly purchasing on your iPad from the comfort of your couch, known as sit-back shopping. While it may come as no surprise to many of you, there are a variety of trends that point towards a... 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