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Blog Ago. 19, 2008 | Share

In Praise of Online Advertising

In my last Metrics Insider column, I wrote about the question of how advertising works. The column generated some great comments, and I got some very thoughtful responses via email; some of you even sent me papers on different components of ad effectiveness measurement. This week, I want to revisit the topic, and perhaps amplify a few points. Leggi di più

Blog Ago. 15, 2008 | Share

Euro2008 Sends Flood of Traffic to UEFA.com (Union of European Football Associations’ site) - and the U.S. gets more excited than anyone…

Regular visitors to this particular stretch of the blogosphere may remember my first ever comScore post, which charted the influx in traffic to MLS.com following the signing of David Beckham to the LA Galaxy… Leggi di più

Blog Ago. 1, 2008 | Share

One Million Trees and Counting

I’m proud to tell you that on Tuesday comScore announced that it will be sponsoring the planting of more than one million trees through its new initiative, comScore Trees for Knowledge. The trees will be planted in developing nations across the globe as part of the incentive program that comScore uses to recruit and retain Internet users for its global... Leggi di più

Blog Lug. 28, 2008 | Share

Consider Both Sales Lift and Reach When Using Online Advertising to Grow Offline Sales

Last week, I gave a keynote address at the 4th Annual ShopLocal Summit. ShopLocal.com is a multi-channel marketplace that houses online and offline retailer promo information. With an increasing number of retailers turning to ShopLocal.com, it has become increasingly important for retailers to not only understand the online marketplace but also how... Leggi di più

Blog Lug. 21, 2008 | Share

What Are Your Segments Doing Online?

Hello, my name is Steve Dennen, and I am a vice president of product management at comScore. I recently was interviewed by Steve Smith in his Behavioral Insider column at MediaPost, and thought I'd share the link with you here on the comScore blog. We discussed cross-media measurement, online/offline media planning and comScore Segment Metrix - click... Leggi di più

Blog Lug. 18, 2008 | Share

Moody's Gets Online

Back in November of last year, I wrote a blog post suggesting that the use of the “same store sales” metric as a barometer of retail health could lead to erroneous conclusions regarding the performance of individual retailers or the retail economy in general. Leggi di più

Blog Lug. 16, 2008 | Share

Gas Prices Drive “Hybrid” Searches

In my last post, I wrote about how high gas prices affected traffic to GasBuddy.com and searches for “Gas Prices.” It turns out that skyrocketing gas prices also have a big impact on the number of searches phrases containing “Hybrid,” such as “Hybrid Cars,” “Hybrid Vehicles” or “Hybrid SUVs.” There were 2.74 million searches including... Leggi di più

Blog Lug. 2, 2008 | Share

Ad Industry Reacts to New Online Media Planning Tools

The online advertising industry has been buzzing over the recent introduction of a couple of new media planning tools and whether or not they had the potential to shake up the industry. Leggi di più

Blog Giu. 30, 2008 | Share

The Wizard of Oz had it right…

Hi, I’m Edward Hunter. I’ve been a gamer for many years and now have the perfect job working with comScore clients in the gaming industry. Leggi di più

Blog Giu. 24, 2008 | Share

WidgetWebExpo — A Year Later

Last week, I spoke at a widget conference, WidgetWebExpo. The prior (and only other) time I’ve spoken at a conference on this topic was a year ago. At that time, widgets were just starting to get legs, so to speak, and we had just introduced a service to measure them, comScore Widget Metrix. Leggi di più