This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 3/8

  One big thing Will everything online move to a pure pay for performance model? It strikes me that as retargeting has taken a hit on publisher revenues it’s been buoyed by affiliate content drives. This precision reduces the take but will keep focus on what actually works.   Notable stories this week Mark Zuckerberg […] Read More

by , March 8, 2019

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 3/1

  The Ligatus acquisition might have snuck under your radar but this is notable consolidation in Europe. For American readers they are the TripleLift or ShareThrough of Europe (headcount of 180 vs 230) but they’d already been acquired by Bertelsmann the publishing/broadcasting group. This is much more common in Europe.   The deal was for […] Read More

by , March 1, 2019

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 2/8

  One big thing I want to speak on the pace of change.   Twitter this quarter is changing their reporting metric to mDAU, monetizeable daily active user. The market did not like it.   Imagine if they had used this number a few years ago when Jack first came back. They would have been […] Read More

by , February 8, 2019

Strategy & Tactics

The measurement problem facing modern marketers

It is 2019, and measurement is more of a moving target than ever. The industry, platforms, and content are all in flux.   Lets take a look at recent data points we’ve seen:   – 87% of ad execs say they hold back spending on media and platforms due to poor measurement. – MediaPost   […] Read More

by , February 4, 2019

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 1/18

Before your snowy weekend here’s the latest in native and content. ❄️   One big thing Tim Cook called on the FTC to help tidy up the use of our data. “The Federal Trade Commission should establish a data-broker clearinghouse, requiring all data brokers to register, enabling consumers to track the transactions that have bundled […] Read More

by , January 18, 2019

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 1/11

We’re back! And this year an additional 5,700 brands begin adopting native and branded content (per MediaRadar data), whilst existing brands are renewing at higher rates, there’s a lot to be optimistic about.   One big thing I don’t buy the post advertising narrative but Derek Thompson digs in to some of the challenges the […] Read More

by , January 11, 2019

Nudge, Strategy & Tactics

How Nudge Can Help Your Programmatic Buying

At Nudge we believe in content, and our platform was created out of a need to understand how content performs when it becomes advertising. Building a successful brand stems from the relationship brands develop with their consumers. Content that is rooted in meaningful storytelling meant to inspire, educate, and entertain is a great tool for […] Read More

by , January 7, 2019

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 12/21

  Happy Holidays! This will be the final installment of the year. As you read this I will be somewhere over the Pacific Ocean to New Zealand for a decidedly summer Christmas and New Years.   Looking back at the audience we’ve grown since starting this humble, passionate newsletter, I’m so grateful for the notes […] Read More

by , December 21, 2018

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 12/7

Consolidation is in the air as the end of year looms and lots of data on how the native/content business is growing.   Notable stories this week Native still has (plenty) of room to grow. What if all that TV money isn’t coming? A great post by Mike Shields. Facebook to cut 55% revenue share […] Read More

by , December 7, 2018

This Week in Native Ads

This Week in Native Ads 11/2

  One big thing No one big thing this week — it’s the turn in the quarter where the rush is on pre thanksgiving. At least that’s what I’m telling myself? Enjoy this weeks edition.   Notable stories this week NBCU makes cutbacks laying off 50 in their ad sales team. Programmatic's legacy pricing structure […] Read More

by , November 2, 2018