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This Week in Native Ads 12/23

Closing out the year, I touch on the luxury opportunity and the rise programmatic direct, both discussions are interlinked around transparency for advertisers. Where are ads showing and are the numbers real? Fake news isn’t helping! Notable Stories this Week Another metrics mishap from Facebook. This time Instant Articles. Methbot, large-scale video advertising fraud. Video can be very dubious, especially on mobile. There’s a nice commentary on this article too, grounding the… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
December 22, 2016

This Week in Native Ads 12/16

Twas the week before the last week of the year – and last minute campaigns were going out left right and centre, whilst some of us were lucky enough to begin to slip away for the holiday season! It was a quiet week on the release front but some good posts for the year ahead. Yesterday, we launched The Best Native Ads of 2016, take a look, please share. And grab our slides… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
December 15, 2016

The Best Native Ads of 2016

What a year it’s been! As we close out the year and look to 2017 here are some of the best examples of native advertising. How did we find these? Each week we share campaigns of the week in This Week in Native Ads and we’ve measured thousands of native campaigns throughout the year. This year picking the best was harder than ever before, the bar has gone up, some of the standards set… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
December 15, 2016

This Week in Native Ads 12/9

Tough week for Breitbart, losing advertisers, left right and centre. A nightmare scenario for retargeters whose ads aren’t blacklisting. But so, it’s that time of year for wraps, trends and looking ahead to 2017. This week we have IAB members predictions for the year ahead. Keep an eye out for our The Best Native of 2016 released next Thursday, December 15th. Join the webinar to hear our discussion and analysis. Notable Stories this… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
December 8, 2016

This Week in Native Ads 12/1

After a break, through Thanksgiving, it’s a double whammy mega edition this week. Fake news is the big topic, with Zuckerburg unable to articulate their approach, made worse by Ev Williams’s post on Medium. A lot of informal discussion around how it impacts the companies that rely on advertising arbitrage. Notable Stories this Week Taboola, Fake News is everyone’s business. Co-founder of Reddit bags on native ads whilst pushing their own… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
December 1, 2016