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Blog Mar. 31, 2016 | Share

Traditional News Publishers Take Non-Traditional Path to Digital Growth

Traditional News Publishers Take Non-Traditional Path to Digital Growth

Ever since the early days when traditional news organizations began publishing content on the web, the transition to digital hasn’t always been smooth sailing. Digital publishing presents a unique set of challenges to which traditional publishers weren’t accustomed, such as greater competition due to the lower barriers of entry, an unproven business... Read more

Blog Set. 24, 2015 | Share

Venmo, BuzzFeed, Tinder and Snapchat Among The Top 20 Apps with Highest Concentration of Millennials

Venmo, BuzzFeed, Tinder and Snapchat Among The Top 20 Apps with Highest Concentration of Millennials

comScore recently released The 2015 U.S. Mobile App Report, which covers the important role that mobile apps play in today’s digital landscape. A number of insights in the report focus on the habits of one of the most highly sought-after groups by advertisers – Millennials. Read more

Blog Ago. 12, 2015 | Share

Millennials Boast Huge Social Networking Growth and Engagement on Smartphones, But Older Users Surprisingly Outpace Them on Tablets

Millennials Boast Huge Social Networking Growth and Engagement on Smartphones, But Older Users Surprisingly Outpace Them on Tablets

Usage of social networking platforms has become nearly universal. In May 2015, almost 90% of the U.S. digital media population visited social networks, which accounted for more than 300 billion minutes of users’ attention. As social networking penetration inches ever closer to reaching the total internet population, differences in how people engage... Read more

Blog Apr. 2, 2015 | Share

Which Social Networks Have the Most Engaged Audience?

Multi-Platform Audience Penetration vs. Engagement of Leading Social Networks

Last week comScore released the 2015 U.S. Digital Future in Focus, our annual report highlighting the key digital trends of 2014 with an eye towards what they mean for the coming year. Social media remains one of the paramount digital topics, as leading platforms continue to attract huge audiences and account for an increasingly large share of consumers’... Read more

Blog Ott. 29, 2014 | Share

Facebook Messenger Climbs Mobile App Rankings After Unbundling from the Big Blue App

Mobile Messaging Apps

In August, Facebook disabled the messaging feature on its flagship app in a strategic move that shifted all mobile messaging activity on the social network to its standalone Facebook Messenger app. This tactic of building out separate standalone apps for different product features has become more commonplace among larger digital media companies in pursuit... Read more

Blog Ago. 8, 2014 | Share

Does Snapchat’s Strength Among Millennials Predict Eventual Mainstream Success?

Snapchat

Snapchat made headlines last November by reportedly turning down a $3 billion acquisition bid, which left digital armchair quarterbacks everywhere questioning the decision. For a company with no revenue and uncertain long term prospects, taking the money would’ve been understandable. Recent reports that Snapchat is raising new funding at an even more... Read more

Blog Giu. 25, 2014 | Share

Major Mobile Milestones in May: Apps Now Drive Half of All Time Spent on Digital

Major Mobile Milestones in May Apps Now Drive Half of All Time Spent on Digital

May turned out to be a banner month for mobile as it delivered on some huge milestones which underscored just how impressive the medium’s ascendance has been in the past few years. Mobile platforms – smartphones and tablets – combined to account for 60% of total digital media time spent, up from 50% a year ago. And perhaps more impressively, mobile... Read more

Blog Nov. 18, 2013 | Share

Measuring What Matters in Social Media

Measuring What Matters in Social Media

Rather than focusing on potential fans, savvy social brands hone in on quality activity and interactions. By using audience-centric social media metrics and competitive benchmarking, brands can better understand their performance and identify oppo rtunities to improve their social impact. Read more

Blog Nov. 6, 2012 | Share

4 Key Storylines for the 2012 Online Holiday Shopping Season

November is here and the online holiday shopping season is once again upon us. With consumer confidence picking up and the online channel demonstrating strength throughout 2012, we believe this holiday season is shaping up to be a fairly positive one with year-over-year growth rates in the mid- to high-teens (comScore’s official forecast will be released... Read more

Blog Set. 24, 2012 | Share

From Post to Pin to Purchase: How TheFancy.com is Changing the Way Social Media Makes Money

We all know one of the most amazing aspects of the power in social media data is that its users are voluntarily providing lots of information about themselves. They’re saying “I like this! Look at this! Let’s go here!” And while the data itself is valuable, these social interactions also tend to elicit a high level of user engagement, which... Read more