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Sponsored content is a type of native advertising, see the latest examples, data, research and insights in to this fast growing format.

How to verify branded content

Are you looking to verify the performance of your branded content? Then you’ve come to the right place. What makes branded content verification different to other advertising, is the art and science. Content requires consumption to be effective. And then, often you need to verify the traffic sources to the content. Often also there are technical challenges that need to be overcome. The other challenge can be the scale, often branded content has less impressions than say a display campaign. Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 31, 2022
The best native advertising examples of 2021
The best native advertising examples of 2021

The Best Native Advertising Examples of 2021

Read on to see the best native ads of 2021. When people speak about native ads, they typically either talk about native content or native display. So, in an effort to avoid confusion, I want to make it clear that in this piece, we’re concentrating on content. Throughout, you’ll quickly notice that we use additional terms that are synonymous with native content, e.g. branded content, sponsored content, and custom content. Each week, we handpick exceptional content campaigns that we’ve… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
February 3, 2021
influencer are setting up their own paywalls
influencer are setting up their own paywalls

This Week in Native Ads 2/28

One big thing Thoroughly enjoyed the content/campaigns this week from Patagonia and The Trade Desk. Brilliant. We saw this paired with Comcast acquiring Xumo. The extension, or working harder of branded content, through to OTT is a no brainer – especially when the quality of production means it is a realistic opportunity. Notable stories this week Influencers are starting to add paywalls, or going their close friends list for a fee. WSJ is launching a… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
February 28, 2020
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OTT

This Week in Native Ads 2/21

Back from NZ, with a tan that is rapidly fading. It’s been a good week, catching up and getting back in mid quarter. One big thing This week is awash with OTT stories – and you might be wondering why we would include these. But the strongest trend (and opportunity) we see is the inversion of tv and content. Branded content is being developed, then distributed via TV. A natural fit for digital brands, using the data and insights… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
February 21, 2020
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google_cookie

This Week in Native Ads 2/14

Gustaf here. Still covering for Ben, who’s not back until next week. I know… but we can get through this together, I promise! One big thing It's Valentine’s Day. When we peek under the hood at Nudge data, we notice that consumers are spending 69% longer on quizzes during Valentine’s. Curious. For more insights, such as the best time of day to advertise during the Feast day of Saint Valentine, give our… Continue reading

Gustaf Stenlund
Gustaf Stenlund
February 14, 2020
content
content

How does sponsored content work

A brand approaches a publisher and asks them to sponsor their content. This could involve creating a new piece of content, sponsoring an existing section or the brand supplying content. The most effective way is to create the content in partnership with the publisher. Then the brand gets the benefit of delivering the story within the publishers environment, that context, and audience can easily engage in it. Further the partner can promote and distribute the content to their… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
January 17, 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

This Week in Native Ads 11/15

One big thing The streaming wars have dominated stories this week – with the launch of Disney +. And what an incredible launch, 10m subs after 24 hours. The story I really paid attention to was the Cadbury Amazon Fire TV partnership. Cadbury curated a selection of BuzzFeed's Tasty recipe videos to show on Fire TV. It’s yet another blueprint for how brands are using content, as the traceable commodity between all media. My take… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
November 15, 2019
a 2021 guide to native, branded, sponsored and influencer content
a 2021 guide to native, branded, sponsored and influencer content

Guide to native advertising/sponsored content/influencer content/paid/branded content 2021

What is native advertising / sponsored content / influencer content / paid content / custom content / branded content / native content? You get the point; there are a lot of terms to describe, what can easily be put into a few baskets. The first is branded content – this is any content created for a brand by a third party, to live on their site. The key variables here are 1) a third party hosting the content. 2) disclosure. Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
November 11, 2019
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spotify-video

This Week in Native Ads 11/8

Pleased to announce the youngest young joined the family last week, thanks for the notes. We’re back to normal albeit with less sleep. ? This week is jam-packed, so save a few links, keep an eye on commentary from Darren Herman and datapoints of note. Oh and LinkedIn launched a newsletter tool? One big thing The piece that I dug the most this week is the Spotify tapping Viacom for content marketing on DigiDay. And for a number of… Continue reading

Ben Young
Ben Young
November 8, 2019