This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 2/24

This week I got out of the big smoke and headed to Chicago & Boston to talk native with existing and soon-to-be clients. It’s the best part of my job — sitting down, helping people adopt native. The common thread is what I touched on last week, there’s a bunch of brands still sitting on the fences, […] Read More

by , February 23, 2017

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 2/17

We see a native acquisition (with more in the works I hear), WaPo launches a new native unit – and BurdaForward releases insights on how native content drives attitudinal shifts. Notable Stories this Week NY Times looks to programmatic ad sales in international markets. Related, the Director of Programmatic from NY Times, Sara Badler, will […] Read More

by , February 16, 2017

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 2/10

It’s a cold and blustery day in NY as I write this week’s Week in Native! A strong thread of conversation as we kick off 2017 is — who is gonna win native? As the industry hits an inflection point, in a winner-takes-the-majority kind of market, who is going to do that? The brands that won […] Read More

by , February 9, 2017

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 1/27

With the past week dominated by Trump headlines – we’ve all simply got on with it. Polar released some great data around the future of premium branded content and who will grab the lion share (premium publishers). Google shares some info on how many publishers it has banned – and T Brand Studio gets vocal […] Read More

by , January 26, 2017

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 1/19

Whilst Medium shutters ads WordPress.com is expanding theirs, their little known programme WordAds added video this week. Of course the scale is completely different but interesting. Notable Stories this Week Programmatic native ads are growing – but banner habit is hard to break. My 2 cents – it’s too hard to buy programmatic native, make […] Read More

by , January 19, 2017

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 1/13

Axios kicks off this week with a fresh start and smart approach to native. I like this, a well-curated site and content will attract advertisers. Take a look at the campaigns of the week, increasingly we’re seeing more and more brand integration, to brand safe environments. Whether it’s a hub or email. Notable Stories this […] Read More

by , January 12, 2017

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 1/6

Welcome to 2017! Medium’s downsizing has everyone talking, I shared my thoughts below. Great data points this week, and it seems everyone’s just rolling up the sleeves and getting in to helping native scale, addressing the barriers raised in late 2017. Notable Stories this Week Why SSPs never gained traction among China’s publishers. The ad […] Read More

by , January 5, 2017

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 12/23

Closing out the year, I touch on the luxury opportunity and the rise programmatic direct, both discussions are interlinked around transparency for advertisers. Where are ads showing and are the numbers real? Fake news isn’t helping! Notable Stories this Week Another metrics mishap from Facebook. This time Instant Articles. Methbot, large-scale video advertising fraud. Video […] Read More

by , December 22, 2016

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 12/16

Twas the week before the last week of the year – and last minute campaigns were going out left right and centre, whilst some of us were lucky enough to begin to slip away for the holiday season! It was a quiet week on the release front but some good posts for the year ahead. […] Read More

by , December 15, 2016

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The Best Native Ads of 2016

What a year it’s been! As we close out the year and look to 2017 here are some of the best examples of native advertising. How did we find these? Each week we share campaigns of the week in This Week in Native Ads and we’ve measured thousands of native campaigns throughout the year. This […] Read More

by , December 15, 2016