Wiener Appointed CEO of Measurement Company comScore

Livek becomes vice chairman and special advisor
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Bryan Wiener

Bryan Wiener

Having completed a re-audit following the disclosure of accounting issues that took nearly two years, comScore named Bryan Wiener as its new CEO.

Wiener had been chief executive of ad agency 360i. He succeeds company founder Gian Fulgoni, who returned to the post as it navigated its financial issues, and retired in November. 

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The company Bill Livek, executive vice chairman and president will transition to vice chairman of the board and special advisor to the CEO. 

Livek became part of comScore when it acquired Rentrak. Combining Rentrak, which measured the TV business, with digitally focused comScore was expected to create a potential challenger to Nielsen. But focusing on accounting issues stalled comScore’s momentum. 

"I'm energized by the opportunity to join comScore during this pivotal moment for our business and our industry," said Wiener. "In a world where people are increasingly consuming media across platforms, the need for a trusted, objective and consistent currency to measure audience and advertising ROI only grows. comScore is uniquely positioned to provide this new model, as it has the scalable data, technology and history of innovation to power the industry's future." 

The changes are effective May 30.

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