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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 with… 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 getting… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
July 3, 2014

This Week in Native Ads 06/27/14

Native Ad Campaign of the Week: Digiday breaks out Native Ad Inception: Two native ads for native ads. A Native Ad inside a Native Ad. TripleLift and Yahoo both pulling out this ad inception on DigiDay. Source: DigiDay +  DigiDay Why we like it A clever idea by both companies, using a Native Ad to spread their content on Native Ads.  Good to see them leading by example. Quote of the… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
June 27, 2014

This Week in Native Ads 06/20/14

Native Ad Campaign of the Week: Netflix’s Orange is the New Black NY Times Native Ad A nearly 1,500-word native ad for Netflix’s original series “Orange is the New Black” appeared on The New York Times website last Friday. It’s among the first native ads from Times’ newly minted T Brand Studio. The ad uses video, charts and audio to supplement text about female incarceration in the U.S. Source:… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
June 19, 2014

The Power of Emotion in Content Marketing – What makes it Shareable?

The best way to engage with your audience and potential customers is via content marketing. It’s handy when you want to improve your search rankings, increase brand loyalty, engagement, visibility, and driving social sharing and interaction. Emotional engagement is a fundamental aspect in every successful content marketing strategy. Right now, one of the biggest trends in content marketing is visual storytelling; people share information, videos, pictures and other types of media with each other all the time. As… Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
April 11, 2014