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This Week in Native Ads is a curated weekly newsletter to help make you smarter on all things native, branded content and the shifts in marketing.

This Week in Native Ads 8/25

Another news meaty week, if you didn’t catch WPP earnings (tldr, traditional businesses have slowed spend and WPP hasn’t kept up to date), this means more activity in digital, to catch up. Notable Stories this…

Ben Young
Ben Young
August 25, 2017

This Week in Native Ads 8/18

This week yielded a few data points from an IPSOS + Polar study on the impact of native content, keep them handy for your next pitch deck. I riff on how we need to push creativity in native and…

Ben Young
Ben Young
August 18, 2017

This Week in Native Ads 8/11

Google starts to put pressure on publishers with bad ad experiences ahead of its Google Chrome ad filter. Step in step with their native roll outs. Outtake, ad blocking has only really driven more revenue to the big guys.

Ben Young
Ben Young
August 11, 2017

This Week in Native Ads 8/4

My final week in NZ, it’s a market in the state of rapid catch up, some conversations -> it’s growing rapidly, others are about to flip the switch. Heading back to the northern hemisphere, where it’s been a bit…

Ben Young
Ben Young
August 4, 2017

This Week in Native Ads 7/28

OutBrain acquired Zemanta, a native dsp that buys across most native providers, opening up OutBrains data exposure to right across the industry. Smart. Gameloft makes some noise about their native offering, as we see TV consumption continue to evolve…

Ben Young
Ben Young
July 28, 2017

This Week in Native Ads 7/21

I end this week on the far side of the earth here in Wellington, New Zealand. As native players in the US are contemplating dropping the word native (as it’s the new normal) being in NZ, it’s a good…

Ben Young
Ben Young
July 21, 2017

This Week in Native Ads 7/14

I spoke on a Spark Foundry panel yesterday, it was a good reminder that many brands are yet to even get their feet wet in native content. Which segways into the Business Insider story – around how brands are…

Ben Young
Ben Young
July 14, 2017

This Week in Native Ads 7/7

Google finally opens up native inventory across Adsense. This is big and probably the tipping point of native getting mass adoption. Not that there will be a flood straight away but it’s signal that native is moving through the…

Ben Young
Ben Young
July 7, 2017

This Week in Native Ads 6/9

I’ve been thinking about context, context matters immensely with native. The wrong context with the right audience can be such a wasted opportunity. The way to understand what context is working best comes down to understanding how well the…

Ben Young
Ben Young
June 9, 2017

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