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comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) is a global leader in measuring the digital world. This capability is based on a massive, global cross-section of more than 2 million consumers who have given comScore permission to confidentially capture their browsing and transaction behavior, including online and offline purchasing. comScore panelists also participate in survey research that captures and integrates their attitudes and intentions. Through its proprietary technology, comScore measures what matters across a broad spectrum of behavior and attitudes. comScore analysts apply this deep knowledge of customers and competitors to help clients design powerful marketing strategies and tactics that deliver superior ROI. comScore services are used by more than 800 clients, including global leaders such as AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo!, BBC, Carat, Cyworld, Deutsche Bank, France Telecom, Best Buy, The Newspaper Association of America, Financial Times, ESPN, Fox Sports, Nestlé, Starcom, Universal McCann, the United States Postal Service, Verizon, ViaMichelin, Merck and Expedia. For more information, please visit www.comscore.com.
Gian Fulgoni is chairman and co-founder of comScore Networks. Mr. Fulgoni brings more than 35 years of leadership experience to the comScore Networks team. From 1981 to 1998 he served as president and CEO of Information Resources, Inc., the international market research company, where he grew the firm’s revenues at an annual compound rate of 40 percent to levels in excess of $500 million per year. In 1996, IRI was recognized by Advertising Age as the largest U.S. market research company.
Long involved with the growth of hugely successful technology businesses, Mr. Fulgoni served on the boards of US Robotics and Platinum Technology prior to their respective acquisitions by 3Com and Computer Associates in multi-billion dollar transactions. More recently, Mr. Fulgoni was a member of the board of YesMail, prior to its acquisition by CMGI.
In 1991, Mr. Fulgoni was named Illinois Entrepreneur of the Year for his efforts in guiding the development of IRI’s InfoScan service and was the recipient of the award again in 2004 for his efforts in founding and building comScore. He is the only person to have won the award twice. In 1993 and again in 2005 he was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 1992, he received the Wall Street Transcript Award for outstanding contributions as CEO in enhancing the overall value of IRI to the benefit of its shareholders. Educated in the U.K., Mr. Fulgoni holds a master’s degree in Marketing and a B.S. in Physics.
Nielsen is a global information and media company with leading market positions and recognized brands in marketing (ACNielsen) and media information (Nielsen Media Research), online intelligence (NetRatings and BuzzMetrics), business publications (Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter and Adweek) and trade shows. Our clients rely on Nielsen’s information, insight, and analysis for their sales and marketing solutions. Nielsen measures markets and trends at the retail level, in the home and on-the-go. Nielsen also measures the audiences for all types of electronic and print media, on all available technologies, from iPods to newsprint. Nielsen is a privately held company active in more than 100 countries, with headquarters in Haarlem, the Netherlands, and New York, USA. For more information, please visit www.nielsen.com.