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Native Advertising vs Branded Content

How do you tell the difference between native advertising and branded content? Branded content is where content is developed by the brand, for distribution. Sometimes it is created by an influencer, who shares it with their networks, or shares it on the brands owned networks. i.e. a DJ creates a track for your company and shares it via SoundCloud. Native advertising, is where that content is promoted on other websites, or prominently within the site it is shared on. Think… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 18, 2016

Native Advertising vs Content Marketing

What is the difference between native advertising and content marketing? The analogy I like to give, is that native advertising is like the icing on the cake. Brands create content that lives on their properties. That is content marketing. The cake. Brands go and promote this content, with ads that adapt to the form and function of the site they live on. This is native advertising. The icing. Content marketing, is the use of content to educate and inform the… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 18, 2016

This Week in Native Ads 1/15

Campaigns of the Week: Gaming the American Dream Source: Wall Street Journal Why we like it: This custom feature for Showtime’s new show “Billions” is a fun and creative way to attract a new audience. It includes interactive games, an article and engaging visuals. This is a well crafted sponsored piece, inviting the reader into the world of hedge funds and ends with the premier episode of… Continue reading

Therese Bengtsson
Therese Bengtsson
January 14, 2016

How to use Nudge Conversions with SumoMe

We use SumoMe to build our email list and encourage white paper downloads throughout the Nudge site. Their product suite is great, for helping convert people from your content. Nudge’s attribution pixel, works inside SumoMe, simply create a conversion in your Nudge dashboard. Take that pixel and drop it in your Scroll Box, or Welcome Matt under ‘Tracking Pixels’ like such: Then, you can track which content drives conversion through the panel. i.e. I can see this post… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 13, 2016

The challenge of paid content distribution

Content distribution networks do what they say on the label, they distribute your content so you get more eyeballs on it. The big challenge – which everyone wants to know is, what are the quality of those clicks? Often they can be cheap, come from a variety of sources, from high end publishers to viral click sites. Not that this is always the case – but what can you do to ensure you’re getting quality clicks? Bid higher, chances are… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 13, 2016

Why Nudge is the right tool for native

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 client for a report? This post explores the features you need from your native analytics tool so that you can prove ROI to clients, optimize your content to hit targets and save yourself time on each report. Unique Metrics Nudge is focused on paid content so the… Continue reading

Hollie-Blue Allum
Hollie-Blue Allum
January 12, 2016

Native advertising vs Sponsored Content

In our Branded Content and Native Advertising Glossary we define each. Native advertising, describes the overall trend of creating advertising that is designed to fit the form and function of the site it resides on. Sponsored content, similar to paid content, describes content that has been paid for by a brand. Content may or may not be directly related to the brand. You would say Sponsored Content is a type of Native Advertising, colloquially it… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 11, 2016

If you’re using Time on Page, to evaluate content you’re doing it wrong

Time on Page, measures when you arrive on a page and when you click off, the difference between those two. But what happens is that with a bounce rate of 30-40%, or even higher on amplified content (70-80%) that calculation is done off a small percentage of the visitors to the content. i.e. take this example, we amplified our post The Best Native Ads of 2015 with Yahoo Gemini. The top url, is our piece of content,… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 11, 2016

This Week in Native Ads 01/8

Campaigns of the Week: Here’s How to Uncap Real Flavor in your Kitchen with Wooden Cap Recipe Hacks Source: Eater Why we like it: This campaign on Eater for Cholula hot sauces, is a great example of how CPG brands should approach native content. Rather than just sponsoring a section of a site, make your brand integral to the piece of content. This piece includes… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 7, 2016

How does native advertising work?

Native advertising is ads that are designed to fit the form and function of the websites they exist in. You can see some examples here. How do they work? For in-feed type ad units, the campaign set up process goes like this: A URL or piece of content is put in to a native ad generator, which generates a customized ad, or multiple variations, that will fit across different sites and devices. This is then ad-served by a native ad… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 7, 2016