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Native Advertising vs Branded Content

How do you tell the difference between native advertising and branded content? Branded content is where content is developed by the brand, for distribution. Sometimes it is created by an influencer, who shares it with their networks, or shares it on the brands owned networks. i.e. a DJ creates a track for your company and shares it via SoundCloud. Native advertising, is where that content is promoted on other websites, or prominently within the site it is shared on. Think… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 18, 2016

Native advertising vs Sponsored Content

In our Branded Content and Native Advertising Glossary we define each. Native advertising, describes the overall trend of creating advertising that is designed to fit the form and function of the site it resides on. Sponsored content, similar to paid content, describes content that has been paid for by a brand. Content may or may not be directly related to the brand. You would say Sponsored Content is a type of Native Advertising, colloquially it… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 11, 2016

Not all native advertisers should do content marketing but…

Not all native advertisers should do content marketing but all content marketers should do native. Why? If you are doing content marketing, you reach a point whereby you need a fresh audience, new eyeballs on what you’re working on. That’s where native works really well, to bring in distribution (through in-feed) and context/relevance through buying content. All effective content marketers will get to this point. However, not all native advertisers can do content-marketing whether it’s resourcing, return on investment, or simply put… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
December 28, 2015

A simple yet effective guide to using native content in your marketing funnel

Great native content can drive conversions, it isn’t just about brand awareness. Here’s an example of a recent Time Inc and Warner Bros collaboration on the ‘Batman v Superman’ movie. Using this piece of content as a starting point we’ll look at what a native content funnel for the entertainment category looks like. The goal is to drive awareness for the upcoming movie, engagement and then ticket sales for the opening. Entertainment Native Content… Continue reading

Hollie-Blue Allum
Hollie-Blue Allum
October 8, 2015

Best practices for placing native ad content

In this post we share a few insights we get by providing analytics for native ad content.  Keep in mind this is a nascent industry so standards are still being developed but this is a place to start. Evaluate the technology stack You want to check for a few things: On your native ad content, how long do you get this space for? Also are other advertisers going to get to bid on ad space on it? We see too… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
November 11, 2014

88% brand recall on custom native ads

As a by-product of a recent study, we found that of the participants that identified sponsored content as an ad, 88% could recall the brand in the article. An astonishing result. We recruited participants to read sponsored content and answer a short survey afterwards. Of the questions, one was to identify who the ad was for. There were a two key content types: 1) Thought leadership in the brands area. 2) Interview series brought to you by the brand. Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
October 7, 2014

Netflix goes native: A whitepaper on Netflix’s Native Ad Investment in the New York Times & Wired

A recent article on DigiDay concluded that only 9% of marketers are very confident about their Native Ad metrics. Thus Netflix’s well documented recent investment in Wired and New York Times Native Ad products provides an opportune case study to bring these measurement challenges to life. This whitepaper is aimed to help brands evaluate their own native ad investments and learn more about native ad measurement. Using Nudge, we were able to get a picture of how each… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
July 7, 2014

A guide to Content marketing’s #1 goal – Brand Awareness

Advertisers seem to be on a perpetuating hunt for the new innovative spot for their marketing message in order to reach brand awareness. Ads are basically everywhere; in the taxi, on the train, billboards, magazines, public bathrooms and even all the way onto our bare skin, and we see them as much as 5000 times each day. So how are companies standing out in the crowd, and how do they avoide to cross… Continue reading

Mikaela Johansson
Mikaela Johansson
April 14, 2014

Visual Storytelling – Why use it?

Digital marketing has in recent years created higher expectations for both customers and employees due to all the different ways they can be reached. Social media plays a big part in this along with the fact that people more or less carry a mobile device on their person at all times. Studies have shown that people pick up their phones 150 times per day, and emails are checked 30 times per hour. With all that content going around the internet,… Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
March 27, 2014