This Week in Native Ads

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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

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 12/9

Tough week for Breitbart, losing advertisers, left right and centre. A nightmare scenario for retargeters whose ads aren’t blacklisting. But so, it’s that time of year for wraps, trends and looking ahead to 2017. This week we have IAB members predictions for the year ahead. Keep an eye out for our The Best Native of […] Read More

by , December 8, 2016

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 12/1

After a break, through Thanksgiving, it’s a double whammy mega edition this week. Fake news is the big topic, with Zuckerburg unable to articulate their approach, made worse by Ev Williams’s post on Medium. A lot of informal discussion around how it impacts the companies that rely on advertising arbitrage. Notable Stories this Week Taboola, […] Read More

by , December 1, 2016

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 11/18

Brand safety on recommendation ads is the hot topic this week. i.e. knowing that you advertise without having detrimental content to your left or right in the recommendation grid. In tandem Facebook/Google have/are banning fake news sites from their networks. This should help address the brand safety issue by reducing supply of shit ads. Could […] Read More

by , November 17, 2016

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 11/11

Trying a new section this week, gigs/jobs in the space, ping me if you’d like to add any. Hot topic this week is, what is the path to digital revenues for publishers? Replacing print advertisers fast enough. The challenge here is most of the market are focused on existing digital revenue ala musical chairs, whereas […] Read More

by , November 10, 2016

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 11/04

A crisp fall (autumn) week here in New York but lots going on: Facebook Q3 results are incredible, WSJ coverage of ad spend is very interesting. And I had a great time chatting with Patrick Keane at the LiveRamp RampUp event. Thanks if you made it. Facebook is nearing the limits of their ad load – […] Read More

by , November 3, 2016

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 10/28

After acquiring a tan in Maui, I’m back in action! Bit of focus on AMP this week post Google’s roll out across all search results. This feels like a big opportunity and equally an invisible tax people are paying by not being optimized. If you haven’t by now figured your AMP strategy, now is probably […] Read More

by , October 27, 2016