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This Week in Native Ads 07/18

Campaign of the Week: Five Ways Good Design Can Help Your Business Good design is good business. Now more than ever this well-worn phrase, coined by long-time IBM Chairman-CEO Thomas Watson Jr., is worth repeating. In an increasingly competitive business landscape, design is the new battleground and the success of your business depends on it.   Source: AdAge Why we like it: It’s a great piece, that lines up and extends… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
July 17, 2014

This Week in Native Ads 07/11/14

Native Ad Campaign of the Week: Why Your Next Airplane Might Be 3D Printed By 2020, GE Aviation will produce more than 100,000 manufactured components for its line of commercial and military engines. Source: Forbes Why we like it: Great piece of content, thought leadership focus and ties back to the audience EMC is trying to reach. Quote of the Week:  Source: B2C News:  Here’s What It Looks Like When… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
July 10, 2014

Netflix goes native: A whitepaper on Netflix’s Native Ad Investment in the New York Times & Wired

A recent article on DigiDay concluded that only 9% of marketers are very confident about their Native Ad metrics. Thus Netflix’s well documented recent investment in Wired and New York Times Native Ad products provides an opportune case study to bring these measurement challenges to life. This whitepaper is aimed to help brands evaluate their own native ad investments and learn more about native ad measurement. Using Nudge, we were able to get a picture of how each… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
July 7, 2014

This Week in Native Ads 07/04/14

Native Ad Campaign of the Week: Summer To-Do Calendar by Leinenkugel Don’t let the summer pass you by! Find inspiring BuzzFeed posts for every important date and make the next few months memorable. Source: Buzzfeed Why we like it:  It’s timely with summer here, has real utility showing summer event and brand tie in with Leinenkugel Summer Shandy.  Clean, simple well executed.   Quote of the Week: Source: BeetTV   News:  Is Google… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
July 3, 2014

This Week in Native Ads 06/27/14

Native Ad Campaign of the Week: Digiday breaks out Native Ad Inception: Two native ads for native ads. A Native Ad inside a Native Ad. TripleLift and Yahoo both pulling out this ad inception on DigiDay. Source: DigiDay +  DigiDay Why we like it A clever idea by both companies, using a Native Ad to spread their content on Native Ads.  Good to see them leading by example. Quote of the… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
June 27, 2014

A whitepaper on Netflix’s Native Ad Investment: New York Times & Wired

A recent article on DigiDay concluded that only 9% of marketers are very confident about their Native Ad metrics. Thus Netflix’s well documented recent investment in Wired and New York Times Native Ad products provides an opportune case study to bring these measurement challenges to life. This whitepaper is aimed to help brands evaluate their own Native Ad investments and learn more about Native Ad Measurement. Using Nudge, we were able to get a picture… Continue reading

Willem Ockhuysen
Willem Ockhuysen
June 25, 2014

This Week in Native Ads 06/20/14

Native Ad Campaign of the Week: Netflix’s Orange is the New Black NY Times Native Ad A nearly 1,500-word native ad for Netflix’s original series “Orange is the New Black” appeared on The New York Times website last Friday. It’s among the first native ads from Times’ newly minted T Brand Studio. The ad uses video, charts and audio to supplement text about female incarceration in the U.S. Source:… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
June 19, 2014

What are native ads?

The Native Ad Market is growing rapidly, I’ve heard comments such as ‘I’ve never seen a shift happen so quickly’. The numbers suggest a $4.6b market by 2017. So what are native ads? But before we race ahead – what are Native Ads?  73% of marketers admit to being confused by it. Simply put, they are ads which are native to the platform they are displayed on. Instead of picking a one size fits… Continue reading

Willem Ockhuysen
Willem Ockhuysen
May 29, 2014

Protein sees real time success with Nudge

Protein ran three pieces of paid content for Don Julio across three different publishers. By integrating Nudge they had access to a dashboard which gave them a consistent measure of performance across all three platforms in real time. No more waiting six weeks for reports. For the first time they had viewability on the earned impressions and virality of the content. They were able to clearly highlight which advertorial was the most effective from a media investment point of view at any… Continue reading

Mikaela Johansson
Mikaela Johansson
May 21, 2014

Nudge partners with OutBrain

We’re excited to announce our partnership with OutBrain. What do they do? Links to your content appear as recommendations at the bottom of articles on top publisher sites where people are looking for something new to discover. OutBrain facilitates this. This means we’re able to use Nudge to help optimize and leverage your content campaigns. How we work together We help you understand your best content and can auto optimize your OutBrain campaign to only invest in… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
April 16, 2014