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This Week in Native Ads 9/20

One big thing Plucky companies are taking on the big guys, with Nativo launching their self serve branded content tool and Polar with Washington Post launching Zeus Prime, enabling buying direct social display from publishers. Both efforts show the commitment but also collaboration to bring new solutions to market. Hats off to all. But the big guys aren’t slowing down either, with Amazon launching sponsored display as a… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
September 20, 2019

This Week in Native Ads 9/13

One big thing This week we saw fresh investment in Group Nine and Atlas Obscura, both showing promise that strategic partners see in the space. The common thread between the two companies is a good mix of uncorrelated revenue. Atlas Obscura has branded content, the Airbnb investment will rapidly grow ‘affiliate-like’ revenue and book deals. Group Nine has tv/content deals with The Dodo, Facebook revenue with NowThis and then affiliate with Thrillist. As well as its first book deal with… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
September 13, 2019

This Week in Native Ads 9/6

One big thing Given the post Labor Day rush and short week this week is a bit lighter. Would love readers feedback, on serving the newsletter as a story. Here’s the link, thanks to Nws.ai. We also shared our progress in a special edition if you’d like to take a peek. Notable stories this week Sara Fischer calls it the Brexit Bump, FT profits $8.15m revenue up… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
September 6, 2019