This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 12/14

One big thing Vanity Fair wrote a thoughtful piece about how everyone’s media and publishing darlings are preparing for pain. The fall has been swift for a lot of players like Mic, Lenny Letter, and Rookie. And the pain has rippled throughout the entire industry with lots of layoffs. Part of this was the pivot […] Read More

by , December 17, 2018

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 12/7

Consolidation is in the air as the end of year looms and lots of data on how the native/content business is growing.   Notable stories this week Native still has (plenty) of room to grow. What if all that TV money isn’t coming? A great post by Mike Shields. Facebook to cut 55% revenue share […] Read More

by , December 7, 2018

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 11/30

We made it, we survived Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday!   One big thing Reductionism. The art of reducing complexity to improve what remains.   I was chatting with some analysts this week – and they think the martech space is going to get a lot of consolidation (on the tech side). And to […] Read More

by , December 3, 2018

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 11/16

  One big thing Brands should adopt billable hours – but link that to the outcomes they need to create this year. I.e each hour could be worth $100k in growth.   The timesheet has been a staple of ad agencies for decades. The business model dictates that they need to know where every hour […] Read More

by , November 16, 2018

Strategy & Tactics

Killing Wasted Spend: how to staunch the bleeding of digital dollars and reignite growth

  Imagine, for a moment, an industry outside of digital advertising where waste was as commonplace.   You turn on CNBC in the morning to watch in horror that the aluminum market managed to misplace 7 billion dollars worth of the commodity. Vanished without a trace. Or that 800 million bushels of soybeans disappeared overnight. […] Read More

by , November 16, 2018

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 11/9

Welcome to all new readers who have joined this past week and a big congrats to the the winners at the Native Institute Awards.   One big thing Ari Paparo’s piece on How business models change incentives in marketing technology is spot on. (CPM, usage, percentage of speed, SAAS).   It’s often an underlooked decision, […] Read More

by , November 9, 2018

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 11/2

  One big thing No one big thing this week — it’s the turn in the quarter where the rush is on pre thanksgiving. At least that’s what I’m telling myself? Enjoy this weeks edition.   Notable stories this week NBCU makes cutbacks laying off 50 in their ad sales team. Programmatic's legacy pricing structure […] Read More

by , November 2, 2018

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 10/26

  One big thing It’s been earnings week, so a lot of noise around Amazon vs Google, Snap, Twitter. Oath being flat.   The narrative has shifted ever so slightly, from taking tv budget, to budget from each other. Especially on Amazon vs Google. Data and privacy has put everyone under the limelight.   The […] Read More

by , October 26, 2018

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 10/19

This week I spoke at AdTech Connect on where content meets advertising, how to make smart decisions from your data and shared our NZ to NY story. I’d love to speak at more events, let me know any you’d recommend.   One big thing Consolidation in branded content is coming. From Lauren over at BI, […] Read More

by , October 19, 2018

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 10/12

  This week, we here at Nudge celebrated surpassing 3.2 billion impressions in 2018. A big thanks to all of those that helped us get there!     Notable stories this week How fraudsters are hiding as real DSPs. An enlightening read. And the FBI seeks help in a media-buying probe. How the BBC ties […] Read More

by , October 12, 2018