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Barstool Sports Tailgate
Barstool Sports Tailgate

This Week in Native Ads 1/31

A crisp edition this week – but big news on the Barstool Sports side. I'm out next week and following but you'll be in good hands with an edit from our own Gustaf. One big thing It’s Super Bowl week – and somehow I haven’t seen any of the ads (yet). When we peek at Nudge data, we see that attention on all branded content goes up around the Super Bowl. The halo effect lifts boats for all brands… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 31, 2020
publisher revenue
publisher revenue

This Week in Native Ads 1/24

After a couple of meatier weeks this is a lighter edition – but do spend it checking out the campaigns of the week, both excellent. Notable stories this week Revcontent introduces native video marketplace. Employees sharing TikToks behind the scenes. Facebook has barred an Israeli firm that claims it can “subconsciously influence” people, because it is allegedly using fake accounts on social media platforms. Instagram… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 24, 2020
content
content

How to create a media plan

A media plan outlines the schedule of activity, what is going on, how much (or impressions) and the cost. Google Sheets or Excel are very handy tools for running this. They may not be as pretty but they are practical and effective. See this media plan template. You can also translate this into a presentation, as a lighter, prettier, simpler version. But building out your media plan in a spreadsheet makes the… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 17, 2020
how to measure
how to measure

How to measure brand awareness

The simplest easiest way is to survey your intended audience. To establish if they know of your brand. This could be prompted or unprompted. For example which of these car brands do you recognize? Or what car brands do you know? Doing this pre and post-marketing and advertising activity or engagement from your clients will help establish – how your work has driven brand awareness. Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 17, 2020
measuring marketing success
measuring marketing success

How to calculate ROI in digital marketing

Return on investment in digital marketing is a hot topic and isn’t one that is easily answered. At least not at first glance. A very simplistic view is what went in and what went out. i.e. We spent $500k on marketing. What did we get? The output or impact then has to be linked to the companies objectives. Which should have a dollar amount assigned to it. For example, we needed to grow the awareness of… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 17, 2020
content
content

Content Marketing Strategy Example

Download our example and give it a go. It’s that simple. Here’s how you use it: Print it out. Fill it in.Take it to stakeholders, get their feedback.Adjust.Then chat with some peers, what do they think.Adjust.Then re-circulate with everyone. An effective content marketing strategy will make everyone’s jobs easier and ensure you are being productive and not just busy. Further reading on Content Marketing Strategy. Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 17, 2020
measuring marketing success
measuring marketing success

How to measure marketing ROI

Once you have established a succinct marketing strategy and objectives, establishing the return on investment is easier. You look at all your inputs, how much did you spend or invest in resources. Then look at the outputs. The proviso here, is often money is invested in a year but the return can be a multi-year payback. Which is often forgotten. That’s simple in principle. So how do you measure it? Often through a mix of measurement… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 17, 2020
measuring marketing success
measuring marketing success

How to measure Content Marketing ROI

When Isaac Newton established the first law of motion, every action has an equal and opposite reaction, he probably didn’t have content marketing in mind. But it’s a useful thought to have in mind when thinking about return on investment.  Establishing ROI in three simple steps works like this: 1. You need to start with, what did we give the market, or what resources did we expend.  2. Identify to what end, what goals were you trying to… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 17, 2020
content
content

How to create great content for your website

The classic question, how do I create good content for our website? Let’s get back to basics, customers and future customers visit your website with goals in mind. Jot these down. Then look at what content could help them achieve those objectives, faster, easier, more effectively. A way to work backward on this is to go interview a few customers to understand their purchasing journey. Why did they buy? What else did they consider? How did they… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 17, 2020
content
content

How much does sponsored content cost

The cost can range dramatically, up to $250k for a custom piece on The NY Times. However, the whole campaign could be much more. Another grouping would be around $25k – $75k. With the upper end getting you a piece on BuzzFeed. Then, trade magazines will be a bit lower with packages often $7.5k-$15k. Often with a lead generation or webinar opt-in attached. Working with influencers can then range again from as low as $50 and up. Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 17, 2020