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This Week in Native Ads 11/15

One big thing The streaming wars have dominated stories this week – with the launch of Disney +. And what an incredible launch, 10m subs after 24 hours. The story I really paid attention to was the Cadbury Amazon Fire TV partnership. Cadbury curated a selection of BuzzFeed's Tasty recipe videos to show on Fire TV. It’s yet another blueprint for how brands are using content, as the traceable commodity between all media. My take… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
November 15, 2019
a 2021 guide to native, branded, sponsored and influencer content
a 2021 guide to native, branded, sponsored and influencer content

Guide to native advertising/sponsored content/influencer content/paid/branded content 2021

What is native advertising / sponsored content / influencer content / paid content / custom content / branded content / native content? You get the point; there are a lot of terms to describe, what can easily be put into a few baskets. The first is branded content – this is any content created for a brand by a third party, to live on their site. The key variables here are 1) a third party hosting the content. 2) disclosure. Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
November 11, 2019
content marketing tactics by nudge
content marketing tactics by nudge

Content Marketing Tactics [continuously updated]

This is a list of Content Marketing Tactics that are continuously updated. I (like you) have been in this place of going, right I’m not hitting my targets, we need to do something new. I should see what else is new out there. So in this post, we cover some of the latest content marketing tactics, but also some of the tried and tested. If you are indeed in that mindset, do check out our… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
November 8, 2019
spotify-video
spotify-video

This Week in Native Ads 11/8

Pleased to announce the youngest young joined the family last week, thanks for the notes. We’re back to normal albeit with less sleep. ? This week is jam-packed, so save a few links, keep an eye on commentary from Darren Herman and datapoints of note. Oh and LinkedIn launched a newsletter tool? One big thing The piece that I dug the most this week is the Spotify tapping Viacom for content marketing on DigiDay. And for a number of… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
November 8, 2019
Content marketing tools
Content marketing tools

Content marketing tools [continuously updated]

Content marketing continues to evolve and so do the tools which help power it. There truly are many talented people, building little tools and apps but also platforms. Here we’ve compiled a list to help navigate. A couple of sites as useful resources are UseFI and ProductHunt. The former helps see what other brands have declared they use. And ProductHunt is where creators share their latest tools. So worth keeping an eye on what’s new. Here are our top tools:… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
November 6, 2019
Content-Marketing-Strategy-Examples
Content-Marketing-Strategy-Examples

How to create a content marketing strategy that works

In this post, we cover what a content marketing strategy is, effective content strategies, examples, and also look at the nuances of certain scenarios. This post, like many on our blog, is continuously updated. So if you have any feedback, we’d love to hear it. We also include a template for your content marketing strategy at the bottom for you to use. What is content marketing? Content marketing is using content to provide value to your potential customers,… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
November 6, 2019
How to articulate the ROI of your content
How to articulate the ROI of your content

Content Marketing ROI

In this post we establish what your content ROI is, how to calculate it and explain it to others. What is Content ROI? What the return on investment of content boils down to is this: does it deliver the business outcome that you require? Pretty simple. How do you define those outcomes? That’s the more tricky part. But it typically comes down to a few buckets, awareness, interest, desire and… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
November 1, 2019

This Week in Native Ads 11/1

Colin here. I’m filling in for Ben as he prepares for child number two. One big thing There’s starting to be a flood of brand interest onto TikTok. It is, put simply, one of the most interesting and creative spaces on the Internet right now. Not surprisingly, the platform is experimenting and is in the nascent stages of building out its ad and sponsorship products. Right now, it’s basically just an opening screen that a… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
November 1, 2019