comScore introduces free viewability measurement to broaden trust across global digital ad market

comScore announced that it will offer free viewability measurement to clients across global markets. comScore Viewability is a baseline offering that allows digital media buyers and sellers to measure viewability rates across display, video, and mobile inventory. This initiative promotes trust and transparency in digital advertising and improves cross-media comparability.

Viewability is an increasingly expected part of advertising verification, but can consume measurement budgets and displace other important campaign metrics. As a result, ad effectiveness is often gauged by viewability metrics alone, even though these speak only to whether or not an ad impression is seen and not whether it made an impact.

By enabling media buyers and sellers to measure viewability at no cost, comScore Viewability increases clients’ ability to focus on deeper performance metrics, such as reach within geographic and demographic targets and lift in brand awareness, purchase intent, visitation or product sales.

Viewability is critical, but for too long it has dominated industry discussion at the expense of other metrics that also really matter (…) We think it’s time to make viewability a table stake for digital advertising, and move the market forward to a broader realm of more meaningful ad measurement across platforms.

Dan Hess,

Executive VP of products comScore

comScore Viewability becomes available globally this summer as a free, self-service offering with baseline reporting metrics, delivered through a fully redesigned user interface.

comScore is a leading cross-platform measurement company that measures audiences, brands and consumer behavior everywhere. comScore completed its merger with Rentrak Corporation in January 2016, to create the new model for a dynamic, cross-platform world. Built on precision and innovation, our data footprint combines proprietary digital, TV and movie intelligence with vast demographic details to quantify consumers’ multiscreen behavior at massive scale. This approach helps media companies monetize their complete audiences and allows marketers to reach these audiences more effectively. With more than 3,200 clients and global footprint in more than 75 countries, comScore is delivering the future of measurement.

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