Comscore Introduces Ad Metrix Service in France to Provide Competitive Intelligence for Online Display Advertising Campaigns

Facebook Ranks as Top Display Ad Publisher and Vivendi Ranks as Top Advertiser in September, According to Comscore Ad Metrix

London, U.K. December 14, 2009 – Comscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today announced the French launch of Comscore Ad Metrix, a breakthrough service for digital media campaign planning and buying that provides comprehensive insight into where display ads are viewed online and the demographic composition of the audiences reached. The service captures multiple varieties of display advertising, including static banners, rich media and video ads. A total of 61.6 billion display ads were viewed online in France in September 2009, reaching 38.6 million Internet users.

“With 38 million French Internet users viewing more than 60 billion display ads online in September alone, it’s clear that the Internet represents a powerful marketing channel for brands,” said Delphine Gatignol, business development director for Comscore in France. “The evolution of Web 2.0 technology has helped the Internet evolve into an attractive home for display advertising, both in terms of creative execution and measurability. In order to continue to facilitate the flow of ad spending online in Europe, brands will require a robust ad measurement platform to validate the delivery of their ads against campaign objectives. Ad Metrix meets that need.”

Top 10 Online Display Ad Publishers
Facebook.com ranked as the top French display ad publisher in September with 6.4 billion display ad views (10.3 percent market share) reaching 18.2 million people online. Microsoft Sites ranked second with 5.7 billion ad views (9.3 percent share), while French social networking site, Skyrock, ranked third with 2.5 billion ad views (4 percent share).

Top 10 French Online Display Ad Publishers*
Total France, Age 15+, Home & Work Locations**
September 2009
Source: Comscore Ad-Metrix
Publisher Total Display Ad Impressions (MM) % Share of Display Ads Advertising Exposed Unique Visitors (000)
Total Internet : Total Audience 61,616 100.0% 38,551
Facebook.com 6,377 10.3% 18,157
Microsoft Sites 5,714 9.3% 26,635
Skyrock 2,485 4.0% 12,484
Orange Sites 2,196 3.6% 17,002
Yahoo! Sites 1,381 2.2% 16,192
Groupe TF1 1,375 2.2% 11,951
Google Sites 1,182 1.9% 26,199
Groupe Spir Communication 1,052 1.7% 13,031
Groupe Amaury 947 1.5% 5,407
Groupe Casino 787 1.3% 6,964

*Reflects display advertising only, excludes small ads and house ads (<2,500 pixels in dimension).
**Excludes traffic from public computers such as Internet cafes or access from mobile phones or PDAs.

Top 10 Online Display Advertisers
The ranking of the top 10 display advertisers features brands from a variety of advertiser categories. French media giant, Vivendi, was the leading online advertiser in France in September with 925 million ad views (1.5 percent market share) reaching 31.3 million people. Other top display advertisers included German retail property Otto Gruppe with 890 million display ad views (1.4 percent), MeetIC - Match with 706 million ad views (1.1 percent share), and Orange Sites with 702 million ad views (1.1 percent share).

Top 10 French Online Display Advertisers*
Total France, Age 15+, Home & Work Locations**
September 2009
Source: Comscore Ad-Metrix
Advertiser Total Display Ad Impressions (000) % Share of Publisher Ad Impressions Advertising Exposed Unique Visitors (000)
Total Internet 61,616,325 100.0% 38,551
Vivendi 924,578 1.5% 31,275
Otto Gruppe 890,431 1.4% 31,879
MeetIC - Match 705,611 1.1% 29,172
Orange Sites 702,360 1.1% 30,859
eBay 526,232 0.9% 27,490
NRJ Group 392,792 0.6% 26,791
Kingfisher 328,105 0.5% 27,622
Fotovista Group 316,093 0.5% 23,019
PMU.FR 306,735 0.5% 26,279
ING Group 296,574 0.5% 20,845

*Reflects display advertising only, excludes small ads and house ads (<2,500 pixels in dimension).
**Excludes traffic from public computers such as Internet cafes or access from mobile phones or PDAs.

About Comscore
Comscore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) is a global leader in measuring the digital world and preferred source of digital marketing intelligence. For more information, please visit www.comscore.com/companyinfo.

Ayaan Mohamud
Comscore, Inc.
+ 44 (0) 207-099-1775
worldpress@comscore.com



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