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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).

Nicholas Jackson, Creative Director and Branded Content Specialist
Nicholas Jackson, Creative Director and Branded Content Specialist

An interview with Nicholas Jackson, Creative Director and Branded Content Specialist

Nicholas Jackson is a Creative Director living in Brooklyn. His work is concentrated in branded content, interactive design, advertising and branding. Over his career Nick has worked with clients such as Philips, GE and Shell and worked for companies such as SapientNitro, The New York Times and The Washington Post. Today, Nicholas consults for brands, publishers and content studios to help make their content processes smoother, collaborative and creative.   See examples of… Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
May 16, 2018
The Atlantic
The Atlantic

Native Can Convert, Here’s How

A guide to native content success in partnership with The Atlantic.     Introduction   Native content is an emerging industry. With many brands leaving the experimentation phase and looking to scale their initiatives there is a greater emphasis on demonstrating success.   Nudge works with partners to delivery transparency and efficiency in content advertising, banners were a simpler paradigm for advertisers and content has introduced new challenges.   Read… Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
May 11, 2018
GE
GE

General Electric Case Study

Background   In August 2014, working with digital agency Barbarian, GE launched “Drop Science,” a music track produced by DJ Mathew Dear. The track sampled sounds from some of the world’s most powerful machines manufactured by GE. Accompanied by a YouTube video documentary, the track launched on SoundCloud, and both rapidly spread across the Internet and around the world.     From previous campaigns, Barbarian knew it faced a challenge not only in measuring… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
May 11, 2018
Don Julio
Don Julio

Don Julio Case Study

Background   In February, Protein ran a native advertising campaign across multiple publisher sites for advertiser Don Julio. The campaign incorporated three pieces of paid content on Design Milk, Lost At E Minor & FACT Magazine.   Our Objective   To provide a consistent measure of performance on the paid content across the three publishers.   What We Did   Nudge-powered share buttons were installed on each piece of sponsored content using a simple javascript… Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
May 11, 2018

On Earth Day, Consumers Spend 89% Longer on Articles

  Earth Day is the world’s largest environmental movement and brands have been showing their support over the past few years.   In this piece, we look at some of our favorite environment-based campaigns.   We also share insights, backed by Nudge data, on the best performing content formats, which distribution channels to back, and the most impactful time of day for distribution (split by devices) for Earth Day. Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
April 18, 2018
Dear Gus, Campaign by Procter & Gamble and The Players’ Tribune
Dear Gus, Campaign by Procter & Gamble and The Players’ Tribune

An interview with Jeff Hull, the Effie-Winning Branded Content Specialist

  We spoke with Jeff Hull, Effie-winning CD/copywriter specializing in brand content.   Jeff has lengthy experience in brand-level video, events, digital, print and other platforms and has worked for a wide variety of clients including AT&T, Volvo Trucks, Anheuser Busch-Inbev, Raytheon, Chemours, the National Association of Realtors, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Dell EMC and many others.   He is currently working freelance with T-Brand, the Washington Post Brand Studio and The Players’ Tribune,… Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
February 22, 2018

On Valentine’s Day, Consumers Spend 69% Longer on Quizzes

  Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us!   Some people will look to spoil, others will want to be spoiled. Some will spend the day curled up on the couch eating crisps, wishing for the the day to be over…   I’m no dating expert, but I do know a thing or two about advertising; more specifically branded content campaigns [feel free to take a moment to appreciate my seamless transition]. So, in this post… Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
February 9, 2018
Super Bowl 2018, branded content
Super Bowl 2018, branded content

Super Bowl | Ad Predictions, Content Formats & Distribution Insights

  Post Summary: The Top Performing Content Formats Best Time of Day to Drive Traffic, by Device 7 Super Bowl Campaigns Ad Predictions, Super Bowl ’18 Methodology   The Super Bowl is coming up later this week, and without advertising, Super Bowl would be like Donald Trump without a tan…   …Impossible.   As you may know, we have a tremendous wealth of data here at Nudge, and this… Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
January 31, 2018

The Best Native Advertising Examples of 2018

It’s this time of year again, when the best brands and publishers are awarded for all of their hard work. When the kings and queens of branded content (aka sponsored/native content) are crowned champions… I’m of course talking about the best native ads of 2018. Throughout 2018, we’ve picked extraordinary campaigns, which we’ve spotlighted in This Week in Native Ads (sign up to the newsletter here). Being included in This Week in Native Ads, automatically gets you… Continue reading

Jessica Toib
Jessica Toib
January 16, 2018

The Best Native Ads of 2017

Wow, how is it already time to review 2017’s best native ads? This year has flown by! I do love this time of year though; being able to take a step back and look at the year in review reveals which path the industry has taken and makes me wonder: where are we going next? So, how did we make sure we surfaced the best ads? Each week of the year, we share the latest campaigns of the… Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
December 18, 2017