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comScore and CTR Announce Expanded Multi-Platform and Mobile Measurement in China

2017-06-14 10:00
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62 Percent of Digital Minutes in China Consumed via Applications on Mobile Devices

BEIJING, June 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore and CTR Market Research today announced major upgrades to comScore MMX Multi-Platform and Mobile Metrix in China with the introduction of mobile consumer panel data powered by CTR. The introduction of Android smartphone panel data for application reporting expands comScore's measurement of mobile audiences in China to enable more robust reporting of visitation, engagement and demographics.

"As part of our continued commitment to improve data accuracy and adapt to the rapid growth of mobile usage in China, we are delighted to announce these significant product enhancements that come as a result of our close partnership with CTR," said Huang Xinyu, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Greater China at comScore. "We have received terrific support in the market to develop quality solutions that deliver more granular insights to help our clients make better decisions in today's evolving, multi-platform landscape. This milestone marks an important step forward in our product innovation roadmap and is just the start of more to come."

"Achieving domestic demands with advanced experience and technology, CTR is committed to providing in-depth insights and efficient solutions for our clients – the collaboration with comScore is a case in point. With more cooperation in future, CTR and comScore will work on a series of innovative products," said Xu Lijun, Executive Director and President of CTR. "With the rapid development of digital marketing, advertisers are paying more attention to objective and fair measurement of effectiveness. CTR, owning currency products and a recognised third party within the industry, will further expand such advantages to digital marketing represented by mobile, OTT and cross-platform communication."

With the introduction of mobile consumer panel data powered by CTR, the enhanced comScore MMX Multi-Platform and Mobile Metrix combine data from desktop and mobile consumer panels, with data from the comScore census network. This approach provides an unduplicated, persons-based measurement of total digital reach. Further, the comScore and CTR cooperation will be expanded to address consumers' changing behaviours and new technologies. This includes the creation of large scale and diversified panels, and the ability to measure and credit traffic from third-party apps and content distributors, to ensure publishers are able to consistently account for their digital audience across devices.

Key findings from December 2016 data include:

  • China had a Total Digital Population reach of 748 million unique visitors/viewers across desktop, smartphone and tablets.
  • 20 percent of Internet users in China accessed only via mobile devices, double the United States proportion of 10 percent.
  • The majority of all digital minutes in China were consumed via applications on mobile devices (62 percent).
  • The majority of mobile application minutes were in the Portals, Retail and Instant Messengers categories.
  • For the Banking category, the proportion of mobile audiences was double that of desktop audiences.

This latest development in China expands comScore's advanced mobile measurement solutions to a total of 10 markets across the globe. In the coming months, comScore will also introduce advanced mobile measurement in Malaysia, France, Germany and Argentina as we continue to expand our global mobile measurement footprint.

To learn more about MMX Multi-Platform and Mobile Metrix, please contact us.

About comScore

comScore is a leading cross-platform measurement company that measures audiences, brands and consumer behaviour 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 behaviour at massive scale. This approach helps media companies monetise 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. Shares of comScore stock are currently traded on the OTC Market (OTC: SCOR). For more information on comScore, please visit comscore.com

About CTR

CTR is a leading market information and insight provider in China, and a joint venture company between CITVC and Kantar Group, one of the world's largest market research, insight and consultancy networks. As the foremost provider in China, CTR integrates local expertise with cutting-edge research technology and innovative thinking to meet clients' needs for 360° media intelligence monitoring at all touch points, and analyse consumer responses to marketing across all kinds of media, provide in-depth profiles of consumer products and markets, as well as strategies for retail service management. With over 870 full-time professional researchers and interviewers, CTR manages China's largest monitoring network covering 500 cities and serves over 2,000 brand and media owners as well as advertising agencies across the country. For further information, please visit www.ctrchina.cn.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including, without limitation, expectations as to the financial and operational effects of the MMX family of products. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to: the features and characteristics of the products, the rate of development of the digital marketing intelligence, Internet advertising and e-Commerce markets; the growth of the Internet as a medium for commerce, content, advertising and communications; and the acceptance of new products and methodologies by the industry, including existing and prospective clients. 

For additional discussion of risk factors, please refer to comScore's respective Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings comScore makes from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), which are available on the SEC's website (www.sec.gov).

Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date such statements are made. comScore does not intend or undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or new information after the date of this press release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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