As noted by comScore in the opening of their Q1 2016 Advertising Benchmarks report:
"Digital advertising has experienced strong growth with no signs of slowing down, but in order to continue its global boom the industry needs to ensure clean ad delivery - meaning ads are viewable to the consumer and free from fraud. After all, an ad that isn't seen can't have an impact."
Based on their Multi-Platform measurement system, which measures performance across more than 300,000 digital media entities, comScore's provided a whole range of new stats on ad-blocking, invalid traffic and low viewability rates across the digital landscape. And their findings highlight some concerning results, including:
- Younger users are significantly more likely to block ads, especially young males
- Sophisticated Invalid Traffic, which requires advanced analytics to detect, is on the rise
- More than half of ads worldwide still don't have the opportunity to be seen
comScore's incorporated their findings into a new infographic - you can download the full report from comScore or check out the visualization below.