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This Week in Native Ads 08/26

I loved Chad Pollitts post this week, How to Scale Native Advertising for Distribution for a couple of reasons. The first time I’d heard of this concept of Native 2.0 — the second wave of native. The idea is that more tools (like Nudge) help scale the disparate sources and bring scale to content. Second, the article itself is native content! Content so good you want to share it. It’s a great B2B reference, taking a thought leadership approach… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
August 25, 2016

This Week in Native Ads 08/19

We saw the surprising stat, 68% of publishers using editorial staff to create native, I’ve yet to dig in to this – but haven’t seen this first hand. Typically editorial have shifted across. But it does touch on a good point, if you’re a smaller publisher – how do you resource your native team. Keen to hear your thoughts, outsource? Partner? Client writes it? Otherwise check out the LinkedIn story – leveraging b2b data for native ads in the… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
August 18, 2016

This Week in Native Ads 08/12

The hot story this week is Facebook’s public stance on blocking ad blockers, launching a unblockable format… only to be re-blocked by AdBlock Plus days later… I think we’re only seeing the beginning of this story. -Ben Campaign of the Week: The Secret Life of a Long Island Military Installation Source: Atlas Obscura Why we like it: Stranger Things is the Netflix show blowing up – and this partnership with Atlas Obscura… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
August 11, 2016

This Week in Native Ads 08/05

This week we included a head to head of Facebook vs Twitter, identifying which of the two drives the highest quality traffic to your content – I won’t spoil that scroll down to see. Branded content outperforming pre-roll isn’t a huge surprise but good ammo to have in your arsenal and finally the latest trust study looks at the text link ads. Come on guys! If it’s an ad you have to disclose it – end of story. -Ben… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
August 4, 2016