Ben Young
Ben Young
December 4, 2014


Campaign of the Week:

Land Rover – The Vanishing Game

With unknown pursuers hot on his trail, Alec Dunbar prepares for a night in the wilderness. Armed with knowledge he gleaned from his experience prepping for the epic war film Exit Wound, Alec procures vital supplies from the local outfitter — clothing perfect for weathering the unforgiving Scottish moors.

Why we like it:

Campaign built on Tumblr, utilizing various publishers audiences to spread it. In this case Vox, a newsfeed link goes direct to video content. Smart distribution with all roads leading to the core property.

Source: Vox Creative


Quote of the Week:

quote dell Source: News Cred



Diageo wades into native ads with Baileys shot into Guardian content

Diageo is exploring native advertising opportunities, partnering with the Guardian’s branded content division to create and host ads based on the publisher’s most popular lifestyle articles.

Source: The Drum


Advertising company Outbrain files for possible Nasdaq listing -WSJ

Advertising company Outbrain Inc filed confidentially with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in November seeking preliminary approval to list on the Nasdaq Stock Market, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources. Outbrain, which publishes content recommendations on websites, is expected to seek a valuation of around $1 billion if a decision is made to go ahead, the Journal cited one person as saying.

Source: Reuters


Inside T Brand Studio, The New York Times’ native ad unit

Many publishers may see native advertising as their savior, but The New York Times has approached it with great ambivalence. In introducing the Times’ first native ad product, the publisher, Arthur Sulzberger, sent employees a letter that read more like an apology than a new product announcement. The ad product may be “relatively new and can be controversial,” Sulzberger wrote in his letter, but is necessary to help “restore digital advertising revenue to growth.”


Source: Digiday


Sponsored Content: 12 Tools to Help You Get Started

With more brands moving from content marketing to marketing content, sponsoring articles on blogs and major media outlets are beginning to raise the brows of many marketers. There is no shortage of famous examples. From The Atlantic’s Scientology debacle to The New York Times’ Netflix ‘Orange is the New Black’ partnership, sponsored content isn’t just here to stay, it’s growing in popularity. The numbers bear this out, too.

Thanks to @ChadPollitt for the mention.

Publishers-Embrace-Sponsored-ArticlesSource: Social Media Today


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Jobs at Nudge:

Also, we are hiring, looking for a VP of Sales and additional Engineers to join the team.

Email if you’re interested.

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