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Not all native advertisers should do content marketing but…

Not all native advertisers should do content marketing but all content marketers should do native. Why? If you are doing content marketing, you reach a point whereby you need a fresh audience, new eyeballs on what you’re working on. That’s where native works really well, to bring in distribution (through in-feed) and context/relevance through buying content. All effective content marketers will get to this point. However, not all native advertisers can do content-marketing whether it’s resourcing, return on investment, or simply put… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
December 28, 2015
The New Math of Sustainable Investing by The Atlantic for Morgan Stanley
The New Math of Sustainable Investing by The Atlantic for Morgan Stanley

The Best of the Best Native Ads 2015

It’s been a big year for native advertising and the content which drives the industry. Each week we feature a campaign of the week, so we thought we’d end the year with a summary of the best of the best we’ve seen. Visit Intel by Nudge, a platform which has all of the world’s branded content organized in one place. Most Creative: Cocainenomics by WSJ for Netflix Netflix & WSJ smashed it out of the… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
December 17, 2015

Why Content Marketers Should Pay Attention to Attention Minutes

Have you ever woken up in the morning, rolled over, opened Facebook and clicked a few links? Chances are you have, and if you’re like me, you read and hit the back button. Scroll and click another link. Or, you’re on your computer, open a million tabs, and read the content later. Only to close the tab. This is how we consume content now. The internet is less of a journey from site to site, and more that we go… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
December 16, 2015

This Week in Native Ads 12/11

Campaign of the Week: GP100 – Excellence. Innovation. Craftmanship Source: Gear Patrol Why we like it: Creating a native gift guide for Christmas is an ideal way to bring value to readers during the holiday season. This gift guide from Gear Patrol presented by Eddie Bauer includes the top product picks of the year. It includes an Eddie Bauer jacket and subtle but effective branding. This is an… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
December 10, 2015

How to track & measure paid content with Nudge

So, you’re probably looking for a solution, that goes above and beyond what your core analytics suite has offered, to track and measure your sponsored content. And this is exactly what Nudge has built, a purpose built toolkit for tracking, measuring and optimizing your paid [native] content. Traditional analytics have been built for optimizing websites, not necessarily content. Even then they’re not comprehensive enough for clients demands. Have you ever found yourself spending hours on a simple request from a… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
December 8, 2015

This Week in Native Ads 12/4

Campaign of the Week: LIFEHACKER GIFT GUIDE Source: Gawker Why we like it: Struggling with what to get a DIYer for Christmas? This gift guide presented by Philips Norelco in Gawker, gives you a few tips on the perfect gift for your lifehacker friend. It includes a list of nifty toolkits and smart products, presented with linked buying options to various retailers. A perfect native Christmas execution.  … Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
December 3, 2015

November: Native Content Campaign of the Month

Each Thursday at Nudge we review the last week of native content campaigns to find the campaign of the week. Be that the most engaging, most creative or something a little special that stands out. Then each month we pick a campaign of the month from the weekly list. We take a closer look at the piece of content to examine why it works and what you can learn from it. For November our pick for campaign of the month… Continue reading

Hollie-Blue Allum
Hollie-Blue Allum
December 3, 2015

A Beauty Category – Native Research Report

At Nudge we create research reports into Native content within all categories to find out which content styles and publishers perform the best. It’s a chance to see what others are doing within your category and take learnings for your next campaign. Nudge is a native analytics tool that allows you to go beyond the click and transform your paid content campaigns. Find out more here: giveitanudge.com For reviewing all content we’ve used the Nudge diagnostic. This is a tool… Continue reading

Therese Bengtsson
Therese Bengtsson
December 2, 2015