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This Week in Native Ads 09/26

  Campaign of the Week: Golf takes zany ride in VW native advertising This month’s advertising launch for VW’s redesigned 2015 Golf puts the car at the center of a zany online video on Funny or Die, the comedy website founded by comedian Will Ferrell. The three-minute video is a piece of so-called native advertising, a hot new format in marketing circles in which publishers host content that looks like their own but actually comes from… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
September 25, 2014

Seeking an entry level Product Manager

We are seeking a junior product manager to join our team. It’s a generalist sort of role including: product design, management and some hands on marketing. Day to day includes: – Management of product growth & refinement – Design, collateral & product – Marketing of product: content & advertising – Learning – Lots of coffee – Banter It is a design heavy role but as we’re a small team we want a dash of… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
September 24, 2014

How Evernote should use Native Ads

I’ve long been a fan of Evernote – the note keeping app, I joined way back in October 2008 but only seriously started using it the next year, and that’s the typical use case of Evernote. The percentage of people who pay in the first month is like one half of one percent. But if they use it for a year, that goes up to seven percent. In the second year, it goes up to 11 percent. Our oldest cohort, the people… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
September 23, 2014

This Week in Native Ads 09/19

The clear theme this week is disclosure, with a few articles providing different views. We’ve shared them and included a short write up on our yet to be released study.   Campaign of the Week: 6 Steps to Fewer, Shorter and More Efficient Meetings Few aspects of corporate culture are more widely disliked and ridiculed than intra-office meetings. Employees, for the most part, feel that they’re tedious. Managers openly complain about their ineffectiveness. The worst part about… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
September 18, 2014

This Week in Native Ads 09/12

Campaign of the Week: Hartford Man Offers Haircuts In Exchange For Hugs In some ways, Joe Cymerys is one of the richest men in the world, but his wealth has nothing to do with money. Although he was an accountant for decades, his most successful years have been spent giving homeless men free haircuts in exchange for hugs. Source: Huffington Post Why we like it: A heartwarming story, followed up by clear… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
September 11, 2014

This Week in Native Ads 09/05

Campaign of the Week: Watch This Dyson Tackle Serious Messes with Satisfying Ease There’s definitely something satisfying and stress relieving about conquering a mess. Dyson’s DC59 Motorhead is the perfect sidekick to battle domestic chaos. For that instantly gratifying, cathartic experience of watching a dirty disaster transform into a clean home, check out these GIFs showing the DC59 Motorhead in action. Warning: this cordless vacuum’s powerhouse moves can be mesmerizing. Source: Gizmodo Why… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
September 4, 2014