NEW YORK, USA — DoubleVerify (“DV”) (NYSE: DV), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, and Comscore, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOR), a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, today announced a preferred partnership between the two measurement leaders to develop a best-in-class, integrated media quality verification and audience measurement solution to allow advertisers to seamlessly measure the impact of their full media plan.
With this partnership, DV and Comscore will work jointly to power a new measurement solution that combines data from the DV Authentic Ad™, a proprietary, MRC-accredited metric that verifies ads are fully viewed, by a real person, in a brand-suitable environment, and within the intended geography, with Comscore Campaign Ratings, Comscore’s industry-leading, cross-platform audience measurement solution offering deduplicated reach and frequency across TV, connected TV (CTV), desktop, and mobile. By combining the power of the DV Authentic Ad™ and Comscore’s 15 years of measuring audiences across screens, the joint solution aims to allow advertisers to view campaign results across platforms, knowing the audiences were free of invalid traffic, delivered in-view and to the right geography and brand environment.
“Measuring advertising reach is increasingly confronted by questions of veracity in the digital world,” said Mark Zagorski, CEO, DoubleVerify. “Digital fraud, conflicted verification solutions and growing identifier friction are challenging traditional measurement. In partnering with Comscore, we are addressing the issue head-on – developing an industry-first measurement solution that combines media quality verification data with audience data to help advertisers maximize campaign performance and drive real business outcomes.”
“The industry is simultaneously facing three key megatrends: the search for more accurate deduplicated audience measurement, the mainstream emergence of streaming, and evolving privacy standards,” said Bill Livek, CEO, Comscore. “By partnering with DoubleVerify and pairing Comscore Campaign Ratings with their media quality verification data, we can better support the industry with this unique product, and help brands and agencies maximize media quality and performance within their campaigns.”
DV and Comscore plan to launch the joint offering as early as the second quarter of 2022 for a select group of customers.
DoubleVerify will discuss the partnership at its analyst and investor day on Friday, February 25, 2022, at the New York Stock Exchange in New York City. The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET, and is expected to conclude by approximately 12:30 p.m. ET.
Additionally, Comscore will share more details about the partnership on Monday, February 28th at 5:00 p.m. ET when it reports financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2021.