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This Week in Native Ads 09/05

Campaign of the Week: Watch This Dyson Tackle Serious Messes with Satisfying Ease There’s definitely something satisfying and stress relieving about conquering a mess. Dyson’s DC59 Motorhead is the perfect sidekick to battle domestic chaos. For that instantly gratifying, cathartic experience of watching a dirty disaster transform into a clean home, check out these GIFs showing the DC59 Motorhead in action. Warning: this cordless vacuum’s powerhouse moves can be mesmerizing. Source: Gizmodo Why… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
September 4, 2014

This Week in Native Ads 08/29

Campaign of the Week: 19 Ways To Make The Most Of Summer In New York Before It’s Over Summer is when New Yorkers come out to play. The New York Lottery partners with BuzzFeed to make sure you get the most out of summer with a classic list format. Source: Buzzfeed Why we like it: Timely (end of summer), actual utility – people are thinking about what to do in the long… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
August 28, 2014

This Week in Native Ads 08/22

Campaign of the Week: There Are Two Shapes Of Shoes Men Should Never Wear Ever since we wrote about avoiding square-toed and overly-pointy shoes — because they look unnatural and are the most obvious signs of cheaply-made, mass-produced footwear — we’ve received many questions about what shape(s) to look for. Source: Business Insider Why we like it: It’s the right strategy for the brand, they tap in to a business audience at… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
August 21, 2014

This Week in Native Ads 08/15

Campaign of the Week: reForm When blogging platform Medium published Re:form on Tuesday, its latest “collection,” readers may have notice something entirely new to the site: advertising.   Source: Medium Why we like it: BMW expressing their brand values through their placement, also embracing the medium community by supporting a topic rather than a specific post. We’ll watch this as it progresses.   Quote of the Week:  … Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
August 14, 2014

This Week in Native Ads 08/08

Campaign of the Week: Peek Inside This Entrepreneur’s Zen Home Before becoming an entrepreneur, Mike Del Ponte spent several years traveling the world volunteering and working in microfinance. The influence of global cultures blended with modern minimalism shows in the space he currently inhabits in San Francisco. Pieces sleek and digital are placed comfortably alongside the raw and colorful collections from global travels. Source: Mashable Why we like it: The article fits in… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
August 7, 2014

This Week in Native Ads 08/01

Campaign of the Week: Amazingly Humanlike Robot Able To Commit Thousands Of Mistakes Per Day Saying they have been able to replicate human behavior more closely than ever before, researchers at MIT unveiled Tuesday a remarkably advanced robot that is capable of committing thousands of mistakes per day. Source: The Onion Why we like it: The idea of bringing The Onion satire through to a piece of sponsored content is great.   Quote… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
July 31, 2014

This Week in Native Ads 07/25

Campaign of the Week: You Take A Picture Of Your Food And Tag It. What You Get Is Less Hunger Tag your food pictures with #mealforameal (bonus if you spell it out in mustard) and share this thing. We’ll be helping those in need in the time it takes you to take a picture. Source: UpWorthy Why we like it: Part of an integrated campaign, this is a great use of native to draw… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
July 24, 2014

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

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