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Branded Content & Native Advertising reports, stats and white papers.

Traffic Quality in 2019, a Deep Dive into Sharethrough’s Native Advertising Performance

  Download the full report here.   Before you read the full report, the key findings were: 1. Sharethrough is a higher quality source than Recommendation units by 10.5 percent, and Native by 37.6 percent. 2. Sharethrough’s native ads outperform traditional display ads by 61 percent. 3. When comparing the difference in quality between Sharethrough’s mobile traffic to the Global mobile traffic standard, the result is a staggering 83 percent. 4. Social Media is… Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
July 10, 2019
Beauty Research Report, Branded Content
Beauty Research Report, Branded Content

Beauty Industry, Branded Content Report

  In this report, we examine: Key metrics & benchmarks, distribution insights, content formats, engagement on social, and overall best practices. Lastly we highlight some great work we’ve seen in market. While these aren’t campaigns we’ve measured, they align with our best practices and we hope you’ll find some inspiration in them.   Key Metrics The most valuable indicators of successful campaigns are Attention Minutes, Engagement, Avg. Scrolled and Earned… Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
July 19, 2018
People vs Attention
People vs Attention

Nudge Analyzed 9 Million Paid Clicks to Branded Content, Here’s What we Found

  We analyzed 9 million paid clicks to branded content to pick out the highest quality distribution channels during Q1, 2018.   Knowing this, marketers can shape their distribution strategies and pinpoint where they should focus spend, in order to increase the attention from their audiences, i.e. get more bang for your buck.   If you’re interested in attaining the slides for this piece of research, you can find them here. Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
July 5, 2018
Travel Research Report, Branded Content
Travel Research Report, Branded Content

Travel Industry, Branded Content Report

  At Nudge we regularly explore our data for new insights and best practices to share with clients so they can better plan for and manage Content campaigns.   In this report, we examine: Key metrics & benchmarks, distribution insights, content formats, engagement on social, and overall best practices. Lastly we highlight some great work we’ve seen in market. While these aren’t campaigns we’ve measured, they align with our… Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
July 4, 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

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

How Consumption of Content Changes on Thanksgiving & Black Friday

  Something we pride ourselves on here at Nudge is our ability to analyze all of our rich data to spot the latest trends.   More specifically post-click, behavioral data.   This time, we set out to analyze how consumers consumption of content changes on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. We were able to do this by comparing the past week’s results against Nudge’s 2016 and 2017 benchmarks, i.e. macro trends vs specific holiday trends. Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
December 1, 2017
Diamond jewels representing luxury brands in native advertising
Diamond jewels representing luxury brands in native advertising

A Snapshot of Luxury in the Native Advertising Space

  Luxury advertisers have been slow to adapt to new technologies and advertising methods.   For a long time, they’ve opted to stick with what they know; print placements in the ‘right’ magazines where they feel reassured by the company they keep with other brands, i.e. brand safe environments.   With growing pressure from millennials to adapt to digital channels, the shift towards adoption has started.   We’ve picked out a few… Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
April 27, 2017

A Beauty Category – Native Research Report

At Nudge we create research reports into Native content within all categories to find out which content styles and publishers perform the best. It’s a chance to see what others are doing within your category and take learnings for your next campaign. Nudge is a native analytics tool that allows you to go beyond the click and transform your paid content campaigns. Find out more here: giveitanudge.com For reviewing all content we’ve used the Nudge diagnostic. This is a tool… Continue reading

Therese Bengtsson
Therese Bengtsson
December 2, 2015