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Blog Ott. 1, 2015 | Share

The Future of Ad Performance and Effectiveness

The Future of Ad Performance and Effectiveness

At the inaugural comScore Industry Summit, I hosted and moderated a panel made up of some of the brightest data-based marketing visionaries out there. Our panel was titled, The Future of Ad Performance and Effectiveness – quite the topic, and one that could go in many directions. Read more

Blog Giu. 11, 2015 | Share

AppNexus Joins comScore Industry Trust

AppNexus Joins comScore Industry Trust

As of today, comScore Trust Profiles – the first phase of the company’s Industry Trust initiative that allows buyers to use key comScore advertising metrics directly in select programmatic trading platforms – are available to AppNexus customers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico with additional market rollout coming soon. Read more

Blog Mag. 20, 2015 | Share

Mobile Metrix Now Features Reporting of Mobile Ad Network Reach

This week comScore introduced mobile ad network reporting in Mobile Metrix, enabling mobile ad networks to demonstrate their audience reach across publisher sites and apps. This important new feature provides independent third-party measurement of audience reach that validates a core value proposition of mobile ad networks... Read more

Blog Mar. 20, 2015 | Share

The Dress: A Case Study of Flash Crowds and Invalid Traffic

On Feb 26, 2015 a photo of this dress was posted to Tumblr. The author asked other visitors to help resolve a friendly dispute about whether the dress was white-and-gold or black-and-blue. Controversy about the perceived colors in the picture drew sudden and intense interest. It was just before nightfall in the U.S. Fifteen hours after the initial post,... Read more

Blog Feb. 11, 2015 | Share

Measurement Proves the Effectiveness of Mobile Advertising

Mobile now accounts for more than 60 percent of all digital media time spent, but there is still hesitancy from advertisers around allocating more budget to mobile ads. Typically advertisers will require substantial proof before making large-scale changes to their media strategy, which is why the ability to measure mobile advertising effectiveness is... Read more

Blog Feb. 6, 2015 | Share

Good News for Digital Publishers: Most Have Low Levels of Non-Human Traffic

While there’s no doubt that ad fraud and Non-Human Traffic (NHT) will continue to be a significant concern for both the buy side and sell side, there is a silver lining for publishers. For the vast majority the overall incidence of NHT on their sites is low, which means they are affirmatively delivering trustworthy inventory for advertisers. Read more

Blog Feb. 4, 2015 | Share

Ad Fraud and Non-Human Traffic: How Rampant is the Problem?

If you’ve read any news about digital advertising lately, chances are you have seen more than a few headlines about ad fraud and non-human traffic (NHT). It’s no secret that these issues do plague the industry, but just how rampant are they? Read more

Blog Dic. 18, 2014 | Share

Inside A Botnet: Athena and Ad Fraud

Inside A Botnet Athena and Ad Fraud

One of the most prevalent forms of waste and fraud in today’s digital ad ecosystem is from botnets. A botnet is a network of computers infected with malware and controlled without the user being aware, typically for nefarious activities including various forms of digital ad fraud. Read more

Blog Dic. 16, 2014 | Share

Domain Laundering Emerges as Significant Threat in Digital Ad Ecosystem

Domain Laundering Emerges as Significant Threat in Digital Ad Ecosystem

Domain laundering, or the act of obscuring a publisher’s domain in an attempt to profit by selling low-value placements at high prices, is an emerging threat that has received recent and well-deserved attention. In what follows, we describe some of the major challenges and consequences of domain laundering, how domain laundering can be identified,... Read more

Blog Dic. 9, 2014 | Share

GroupM, IPG, Omnicom Group and Publicis Groupe Drive Momentum for vCE in DoubleClick

In late October, we hosted a dinner in New York City alongside Google executives to celebrate our partnership with DoubleClick. In attendance were agency leaders from the major holding companies as well as brand leaders from companies like Comcast, Pfizer and Merck. Read more