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This Week in Native Ads 07/29

Campaign of the Week: Defy Hunger Together Source: Wall Street Journal Why we like it: Together with the WSJ, Mini is going on a journey across America in support of Feed America, watch as they visit different communities and raise funds along the way. It’s an easy to grasp story with a public benefit and a different cadence to what you normally get on the WSJ.   Quote of the… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
July 29, 2016

Native Content Best Practices

Make the most of your native content investment by embracing these best practices. Make the brand integral This story couldn’t exist without the brand being present, it should feel natural for the end consumer to make the connection to the brand. A great example of this is a collaboration between Puma and Refinery29. Read our write up here. Content Length Half the battle is getting attention, once someone has decided to click on your content, look to hold it. Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
July 25, 2016

This Week in Native Ads 07/22

Campaign of the Week: Digital Innovation and the Future of Flight Source: Business Insider Why we like it: This piece of sponsored content by GE is a custom article including insights on the challenges and opportunities facing the aviation industry. Taking a dense subject Business Insider have created a long form piece of content that feels snackable and easy to digest. Also with a large portion of this… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
July 21, 2016

Three Ways Mobile Impacts Your Content

1) Load time is life and death If your content doesn’t load fast you lose the user. This is an invisible tax you’re already paying but not realising. Slow load time can result in as high as 50% drop off in people intending to read your content and actually doing that. 2) People scroll slower On desktop people can skim a lot easier and scroll a lot faster. On mobile we find people scroll a lot slower. Less fluff more… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
July 20, 2016

This Week in Native Ads 07/15

Campaign of the Week: South London Hosted By Artwork Source: Hosted By Why we like it: Solid example of native content done right, helps you explore South London and get a sense of what’s going on – why you’d like it. To fully experience it you can book an AirBNB.   Quote of the Week: [The thing holding native back] “We’re still in… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
July 14, 2016

This Week in Native Ads 07/08

Campaign of the Week: Journey to the Hop Source: The Weather Channel Why we like it: It’s stinking hot right now and the Weather.com execution with Goose Island is perfect timing. Hot weather and refreshing beverage. This piece goes into how weather impacts the production of hops in their beers. Well timed and integrated.   Quotes of the Week: “Simply put, native advertising… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
July 7, 2016