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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. Leggi di più

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,... Leggi di più

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. Leggi di più

Blog Nov. 20, 2014 | Share

A Security + Big Data Approach to Non-Human Traffic Removal

In order to create comprehensive capabilities to remove non-human traffic (NHT) comScore has been at the forefront of the idea of combining IT security techniques with big data analytics. This approach begins by identifying threats through in-depth investigation of our diverse data assets and leads to the development of NHT filters that are deployed... Leggi di più

Blog Nov. 3, 2014 | Share

Progressing Toward a Human GRP in Digital

Josh Chasin

Early into my tenure as comScore’s Chief Research Officer back in 2008, I argued in favor of the use of GRPs in digital measurement. It’s hard to believe now, but back then this was a controversial viewpoint among the digiterati who believed that reach and frequency-based metrics were relics of old media and had little use in the world of impressions... Leggi di più

Blog Lug. 11, 2014 | Share

Is Mobile Bringing About the Death of the PC? Not Exactly…

Is Mobile Bringing About the Death of the PC Not Exactly

There have been no shortage of recent media coverage about mobile eating the web, and comScore’s latest report about mobile apps now accounting for more than half of digital time spent has probably contributed to some of these perceptions. But sometimes it’s worth taking a step back to get a little perspective about the realities of a situation. Leggi di più

Blog Lug. 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... Leggi di più

Blog Giu. 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... Leggi di più

Blog Giu. 2, 2014 | Share

Keeping Ahead of Non-Human Traffic: A Q&A with Brian Pugh

The media has been abuzz lately with news stories about invalid web traffic – commonly referred to as fraud – that can wreak havoc on ad campaign delivery and diminish the value of digital as a successful advertising medium. To help speak to these concerns, we thought it would be a great time to sit down with Brian Pugh, comScore’s SVP of Audience,... Leggi di più

Blog Mag. 16, 2014 | Share

Understand Campaign Delivery Beyond Demographics with vCE Behavioral Segments

Understand Campaign Delivery Beyond Demographics with vCE Behavioral Segments

While digital media – like traditional media – has historically been bought and sold based on a content property’s ability to reach a specific demographic audience, advertisers have increasingly turned to more sophisticated audience and behavioral targeting strategies. A remnant metric from TV ratings, TRPs are a necessary tool for cross-campaign... Leggi di più