Acast partners with Comscore division Proximic, anticipating third-party cookie deprecation

We have heard of a coming elimination of third-party cookies for years. The threat remains top-of-mind for many media segments, and global podcast company Acast now announces a cookie-free targeting solution for advertisers. The new capability is called Predictive Audiences, and it’s made possible by an alliance with Comscore technology. Continue Reading

Podcast listening and advertising power grows [comScore/Wondery study]

A new report added to the volume of data around podcast listening and advertising. Audio on-demand network Wondery commissioned a study from comScore that found one in three podcast listeners expect to increase their podcast consumption in the next six months. Respondents also reported feeling more connected, intelligent, and energized after listening to a podcast. Continue Reading

Spotify releases Brand Impact study of streamer behavior

Spotify posted strong subscriber numbers to kick off 2015, and at the same time is building its ad-supported business in its free-listening service. The company sponsored a brand impact study by comScore to investigate the streaming consumer experience. The results portray the streaming audience as one that’s accessible and open to marketing and brand initiatives. Continue Reading


Pandora tops comScore app list

Pandora was the mobile program with the most time spent in-app, according to the Mobile Metrix Key Measures report from comScore. The data reflected average minutes per visitor for U.S. adults, and Pandora clocked in with 1,271 minutes. It edged out ubiquitous social network Facebook for the top spot and had more than triple the average minutes for Netflix, the app for TV and movie streaming. Continue Reading

New comScore report: Mobile is huge for digital media, but favors well-established apps

comScore’s U.S. Mobile App Report covers some interesting ground in how people are (and aren’t) using their smartphones and tablets. Activity on mobile devices makes up 60 percent of digital media time in the U.S. The majority of that digital media is consumed through apps; those programs account for 52 percent of the country’s digital media time. Continue Reading

Research shows that Pandora is the top streaming service for Hispanics

The June data from comScore revealed that 25 percent of the service’s active monthly unique visitors, an audience of almost 19 million, are Hispanic. That’s enough people to make Pandora the top music streaming platform for the demographic of listeners, even compared with endemic Hispanic sites such as Univision Digital. Continue Reading