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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 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. The years just started! We’ll come back and update this.  … Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 20, 2023

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
December 12, 2022

Guide to Native Advertising

Advertising that is designed to fit in with the environment in which it is served is native advertising. Ads that fit in. Rather than trying to put a round peg in a square hole, the ads are catered to where they are displayed. If you are new to native advertising, here are some articles we’d recommend: Best Branded Content & Native Advertising Examples of 2022 Glossary of native advertising terms How to Win at Native Advertising Before… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
November 4, 2022

What are the best practices when it comes to branded content?

In executing branded content initiatives, here are some best practices to consider: 1) The brand should be integral to the content. If you took the brand away, the content wouldn’t make sense. This is a strong pillar to achieve. 2) Trust your partners. Your partners who are often creating the content, are the people who create content day in day out for the audience. Trust them and give them creative room, to deliver on your objectives. 3) Set tight… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
November 4, 2022

Is Branded Content effective?

Here are some of the data points supporting the growth of branded content. Consumers are significantly more likely to understand why they’re shown native ads compared to ads on Facebook (57% vs 52%). – MarTech Advisor (August 7, 2019) This understanding extends to trust with 22% of consumers trusting native ads versus 17% trusting Facebook ads. 28% of consumers have clicked on native content in the past six months. Native Discoveries are considered educational, interesting, and relevant. [Via Sharethrough Study]… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
November 4, 2022

Best Content Hub Examples of 2022

Each year since 2015 we have posted examples of the best branded content & native advertising executions. Within these are some of the best content hubs. What makes a content hub good? Well it represents the brand well, speaks to the customer effectively and has good content. Good content defined by content, that serves the customer and the brands objectives. So it’s a win/win. This is a hard balance to juggle. Let us know which you liked the best… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
November 4, 2022

How do you deliver quality branded content at scale?

Creating an internal scorecard, briefing and quality control is how you can deliver quality branded content at scale. Any at scale system requires a balance between providing guidance and freedom for creators to create the best content. In fact, a good brief, help shape up and give them constraints to operate within.  1) Internal scorecard Your internal scorecard, is how you can tell if a piece of content delivers on your objectives or not. It should be tailored to… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
October 14, 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