comScore’s Fulgoni Relishes Neverending Search For The Solution

We hear a lot about data science in advertising nowadays. But Gian Fulgoni may have been the trade’s original “Maths Man”. At university, he studied for a physics degree first and a masters in marketing second. That fusion eventually saw Fulgoni lead IRI, the first major supplier of point-of-sale scanner information to the consumer goods industry, in the 80s and […]

 
 

Measurement of Fraudulent Traffic Must be Stricter, comScore Says

AUSTIN — As much as 40% of digital video campaigns can be originating from non-human or fake traffic, says Anne Hunter, Senior VP Marketing at comScore, in this interview with Beet.TV. The problem has intensified with the growth of digital video advertising. “Because marketers are moving their budgets to digital, there is an incentive for bad players […]

 
 

Digital Isn’t Boosting Overall Ad Growth Much: comScore’s Fulgoni

Digital advertising has grown fast over the last few years – but its surge is not causing the overall advertising economy to inflate, says an ad measurement veteran. “Digital has skyrocketed – but it’s coming from other budgets,” according to comScore executive chairman emeritus Gian Fulgoni. “Total US advertising spending is not growing consistently at 10%. “One […]

 
 

Ad Fraud Is Not As Widespread As You Think: comScore CEO

PHOENIX — Over the last year, the reality that many web ads are viewed not by consumers but by automated scripts, or are otherwise out of view, has gained visibility. Some estimates on the topic gloomily suggest the sky is falling over digital advertising. But that’s far from the truth – at least, if you […]

 
 

Half Of Biggest Publishers Have Viewability Problem: comScore’s Fulgoni

FORT LAUDERDALE — Over the last couple of years, the digital advertising industry has woken up to the problem of fake ad views, in which ads served by a publisher are not really seen by genuine consumers. If you thought “premium” publishers are off the hook, think again… “When we look at the top  top […]

 
 

It’s Basic: Better Ad Viewability Drives Better Sales: comScore’s Fulgoni

FORT LAUDERDALE — After the discovery that some advertisers were paying for video ads which were not being viewed by actual consumers, the Media Ratings Council last year defined a standard for “viewability”. Now some brands are finding a link between increased viewability and improved sales, says comScore executive chairman emeritus Gian Fulgoni. In this video interview […]

 
 

AOL Tops comScore Rankings of Video Advertising Properties

In comScore’s monthly ranking of video advertising properties, AOL reached the top spot for the time. It  ranked #1 in video ad reach, serving ads to 53.8 percent of the total U.S. population in October. BrightRoll Platform came in second with 52.3 percent reach, followed by LiveRail with 52.1 percent, SpotXchange Video Advertising Platform with 51.6 […]

 
 

Video Beats Display, Nearly As Good As TV: comScore’s Fulgoni

CHICAGO — Digital video is performing highly as an advertising medium, and nearly approaching the volume of TV in some quarters, says one of the leaders of venerable media metrics house comScore. “You need about three times as many display impressions to get to the same lift in impact which you get with video,” co-founder […]

 
 

Facebook Passes YouTube For Desktop Video: comScore’s Fulgoni

CHICAGO — Less than a year after it began testing auto-playing video, Facebook is the winner in a tipping point against rival Google. “In the month of August, on desktop viewing, they delivered about a billion more views than YouTube – which is pretty amazing,” co-founder and chairman emeritus Gian Fulgoni reveals to Beet.TV in this […]

 
 

Video Ads 3X More Effective Than Display, comScore finds

CHICAGO — Video ads are three times more effective than display ads in delivering brand goals, says Gian Fulgoni, co-counder  and executive chairman emeritus of comScore, in an interview with Beet.TV “Video-delivered campaigns are much more effective than display in terms of a causing a lift in some action metrics as well as attitudinal branding […]

 
 

Online GRP Standard In ‘A Year Or Two’: IAB’s Mane

The online ad industry’s recent embrace of TV-style gross rating point (GRP) metrics for audience measurement has come largely thanks to roll-out of GRP systems by individual metrics groups. But the whole industry will have a sector-wide agreed GRP within a year, according to an advertising representative. “Now that everyone is agreeing that GRPs are […]

 
 

Advertising Arms Race: ‘2014 Is The Year Of Fraud’

The reality that many of the online ads paid for by advertisers are not really viewed by human users – or, worse, fraudulently viewed by artificial bots – has risen up the industry’s agenda of late. ComScore chief research officer Josh Chasin characterizes it as “arms race”: “You have the good actors working to eliminate […]

 
 

Online Media Measurement: It’s Not Like Betamax Vs VHS

Over the last couple of years, media measurement’s big titans have both rolled out new ways to quantify online video consumption for advertisers – Nielsen’s Online Campaign Ratings (OCR) and comScore’s Validated Campaign Essentials (VCE). Who will win? That’s the wrong question to ask, says an exec from the comScore side. “The market has come to believe […]

 
 

Video Ad Fraud Is Not As Bad As You Think: comScore’s Chasin

Over the last year, video ad measurement firms have started reporting around 40% or 50% of video ad impressions may not really be viewed by consumers, instead invoked by fraudulent publishers looking to sell inventory. But comScore’s chief research officer Josh Chasin says the problem is over-blown. “You’ll see headlines, ‘X% of all video inventory […]

 
 

comScore’s ‘Five-Screen’ Measurement Launching Late 2014

Media measurer comScore will syndicate its ambitious program to track audience consumption across five device types with a common currency later this year. “We’re about to deliver the product (Project Blueprint) to CIMM, that’s phase two,” says comScore chief research officer Josh Chasin, referring to the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement (CIMM), a group of leading […]

 
 

Xaxis’ Brian Gleason: Creative Is A ‘Big Hole’ For Digital Video Ads

Ad campaign creativity has been lost in the multi-platform digital age as advertisers have rushed to cram their broadcast ads in to a range of very different screens, according to a panel of frustrated ad and measurement executives. “Creative, that’s our biggest hole,” Xaxis’ north America MD Brian Gleeson tells Beet.TV. “We’ve spent so much money […]

 
 

MediaVest’s Trivedi: Compliance Around Digital Video is Finally in Place

A crucial step in establishing digital video as a viable medium for advertisers, is for publishers  such as Google, AOL, Yahoo and MSN, to be operational compliant, explains Ritu Trivedi, Managing Director of the Digital Marketplace at MediaVest U.S., a media buying unit of the Publicis Groupe, in this interview with Beet.TV The adoption of […]

 
 

Beet Commentary: Online Video GRPs a Risk for Long-Term Pricing, Ashley Swartz

The use of TV-like ratings to measure online video will negatively affect gross ad spend in the next five years, predicts Ashley J. Swartz, CEO of Furious Minds, in a commentary for Beet.TV on the state of the digital video pricing and measurement. Metrics like Online Campaign Ratings from Nielsen and VCE from comScore might […]

 
 

ESPN’s Glenn Enoch on The First Five-Platform Measurement Initiative

Launched in collaboration with comScore and Arbitron, ESPN’s Project Blueprint, measures content consumption across five-platforms: radio, television, PCs, smartphones and tablets – and is the first measurement initiative to do so. Beet.TV spoke with Glenn Enoch, VP of Integrated Market Research for ESPN, at ESPN’s offices in Manhattan. ESPN announced their initial findings earlier in June. “We want to […]

 
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