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Edition #390 A breakdown on how Substack is driving subscribers, fonts in content and DHL helps rescue big cats. If you want to get a new newsletter subscriber, the best way, is to get a mention in another newsletter. The same for a podcast. Why? Because the subscriber has already made the first decision, to subscribe to that newsletter, why not another? It’s also why every YouTube host asks you to ‘like and subscribe’, to feed the recommendation… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 27, 2023

Best Branded Content & Native Advertising Examples of 2023

We’ve been highlighting the best branded content since 2015. Find more inspirational pieces from previous years here: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015. What you are seeing, are the select pieces we feature in our weekly newsletter. Subscribing to that is the easiest way to keep on top of the best work.   Get Spam by Oatly. Great example of consumer goods brand living and bringing their… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 20, 2023

YouTube Strategy

Edition #389 A Youtube masterclass on strategy, TikTok is cheaper and Robinhood to launch new media arm. This week YouTube announced free streaming channels. “A YouTube spokeswoman said the company is running a small experiment that lets a subset of viewers watch free, ad-supported channels and is using it to gauge viewer interest. “We’re always looking for new ways to provide viewers a central destination to more easily find, watch and share the content that matters most… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 20, 2023

Guide to Campaign Analytics

Campaign analytics is the process of collecting & analyzing data on advertising & marketing campaigns. The aim of campaign analytics is to provide a feedback loop for how the campaign is going, and to make adjustments to improve the overall outcomes. This can be a challenging exercise, to collect the data, and get signal from it in a fast enough time frame. Often analytics teams rely on multiple tools to get the understanding they need.  Read more: Nudge… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 17, 2023

Content Marketing Insights 2023

The latest in Content Marketing Insights, the state of content, research, data points & trends. This post is a comprehensive collection of data points and research around content, content marketing, branded content and native advertising. The stats covers performance, growth, trends for brands, content studios (publishers) and platforms. It is continuously updated, as we share new data in our weekly newsletter. If you were to sum it up, all the data reflects how consumers are responding to content and… Continue reading

Jessica Toib
Jessica Toib
January 17, 2023

2023 Begins

Edition #388 What Wall Street thinks will happen this year and what that might mean for marketers. Investment banks like Goldman Sachs release annual outlook reports, to keep their clients informed and to drum up business 🙂. This years report from Goldman is titled Heavy Fog. I thought I’d take a peek, from the lens of a CMO. What can their POV on the markets, provide as intel for marketers. After all, businesses march to the beat of… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 13, 2023