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Edition #280 Brand Balance Sheets, 5/8

One big thing As we transition to the new normal, those brands that are spending, are starting to invest in marketing assets. Assets like app installs, newsletter subscribers, upper-funnel audience, training, webinar attendance. “The roughly $40 billion app-install market was “likely the most material contributor this quarter” to social media ad spend, according to Morgan Stanley analysts.” And why not, with attention up and cost per clicks down, it's a perfect storm. By my calculations,… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
May 8, 2020
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earnings-outlook

Edition #279 Weird Earnings, 5/1

One big thing What the stock market got wrong this week. Alphabet, Google, Facebook and Twitter were all up after earnings after most analysts expected a bigger hit to revenue. Yet for most firms, the virus was only an impediment for a fraction of the quarter. Advertisers won't have cut straight away – behavior would be distributed through that timeframe. What should be in focus, is how they are addressing Q2. And that speaks to the uncertainty, see below. Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
May 1, 2020
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google-chrome-cookies

This Week in Native Ads 1/17

One big thing The story this week was Google committing to a roadmap to remove third-party cookies within 2 years. This has been an internal battle for them, Google Adsense vs DoubleClick vs Chrome. Google Adsense is the traditional advertising teams’ at Google, DoubleClick is the more brand solutions and Chrome – obviously their browser. The ads teams want/need the third party cookies but Chrome doesn’t want to lose market share by not keeping up… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 17, 2020
eSports
eSports

This Week in Native Ads 8/23

One big thing I’ve been thinking about Barbell strategy this week. When people invest short term and long term. Or a big consumer media company partners with a tiny company. Or the mix between high and low risk assets. It seems in a digital world, the middle is being squeezed out. If it’s sizable, it becomes a portfolio item in a bigger company. Otherwise its small and niche. As it relates to readers, it seems… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
August 23, 2019
Buzzfeed employees work at the company's headquarters in New York
Buzzfeed employees work at the company's headquarters in New York

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 industry is facing as it evolves in his piece: Post Advertising Future. Advertising is a healthy… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 11, 2019