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Category: Branded Content

All of our branded content, native advertising and paid, custom, sponsored content content.

Notable content includes How branded content drives business outcomes, The Best Native of 2021 (and the six years prior 20,19,18,17,16,15).

Best Branded Content & Native Advertising Examples of 2022

This isn’t our first rodeo – we’ve been highlighting the best branded content for years. Find more inspirational pieces from previous editions here: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015. You might also be interested in our piece on measuring the success of your branded content. 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… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
September 27, 2022

How should you invest in distribution? And what is a person anyway?

It’s a cliche to say quality over quantity. But with content, you need to unpack it a bit. First let’s explore quantity, because it really does matter. If you have invested in the content, you need to get it out there. As a guideline, you should invest (time or money equivalent) of 5 to 1. That is for every hour you invest in content production, you should invest 5 hours distributing it. Or simply allocate budgets that way. Measuring reach… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
November 16, 2021

Branded Content Examples

We feature the best content each week in our newsletter, here is a recent selection of some branded content. Feel free to also review our best of 2021 & 2020, with those pieces having links to further back. If you’re confused by the blurred lines between native advertising vs branded content, here’s an overview. To measure and get insight from your branded content use Nudge. Branded Content for TasteMade in partnership… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
May 12, 2021

Branded Content vs Content Marketing

In our Branded Content Glossary we define branded content as, content that is made for the express purpose of promoting a brand. If you took the brand out, the content couldn’t exist. And content marketing as, Content marketing, content created to educate, entertain or inform a brands potential and existing customers. Where they are different is often distribution, branded content more often tends to live on other peoples websites. However that is not exclusively true. Branded Content would… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
May 11, 2021

Native Advertising Glossary

An overview of terms often used in native advertising. See also Branded Content Glossary. Native advertising, describes the overall trend of creating advertising that is designed to fit the form and function of the site it resides on. Native content, content designed to fit the form and function of where it resides. Native display, utilizing display ad slots to show a native ad unit. Native programmatic, describes the automated buying of… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
May 11, 2021

Branded Content Glossary

An overview of terms often used in branded content. See also Native Advertising Glossary. Advertorial, similar to paid content, describes content that has been paid for by a brand.  Branded content, content that is made for the express purpose of promoting a brand. If you took the brand out, the content couldn’t exist. Custom content, describes content that has been paid for by a brand and created in collaboration with them.  Disclosure, the… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
May 11, 2021
The best native advertising examples of 2021
The best native advertising examples of 2021

The Best Native Advertising Examples of 2021

Read on to see the best native ads of 2021. When people speak about native ads, they typically either talk about native content or native display. So, in an effort to avoid confusion, I want to make it clear that in this piece, we’re concentrating on content. Throughout, you’ll quickly notice that we use additional terms that are synonymous with native content, e.g. branded content, sponsored content, and custom content. Each week, we handpick exceptional content campaigns that we’ve… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
February 3, 2021
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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
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How does sponsored content work

A brand approaches a publisher and asks them to sponsor their content. This could involve creating a new piece of content, sponsoring an existing section or the brand supplying content. The most effective way is to create the content in partnership with the publisher. Then the brand gets the benefit of delivering the story within the publishers environment, that context, and audience can easily engage in it. Further the partner can promote and distribute the content to their audience. Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 17, 2020