Native Advertising

Using Editorial to Spot Business Opportunities
May 4, 2018 at 11:33 am

When I wrote about launching a paid newsletter recently, it was interesting, though unsurprising, that the idea came from an editor. Actually in this case it was a staffer who had moved from editorial to a business department, but clearly someone who still had the editorial eye. I made that transition early. As co-editor of…

4 Church-and-State Scenarios Publishers Must Consider in the Digital Age
March 16, 2018 at 12:56 pm

Some pundits have claimed that publishing’s so-called “separation of Church and State” is a relic of the Golden Age of Print. But given recent trends in marketing and digital publishing, plus the need to consider WWGD (What Would Google Do?), not letting our commercial interests taint our editorial coverage may be more important than ever.…

A Bunch Of Digital Publishers Bought Cheap Traffic And Later Found Out It Was Fraudulent
January 2, 2018 at 12:46 pm

This summer, Ozy.com, a news site that’s raised more than $35 million in funding from high-profile investors, published a group of articles in an ongoing series about how companies and entrepreneurs are trying to be a positive force in their communities. The content was created as part of a partnership with JPMorgan Chase, whose logo…

How to Solve Native Advertising's 33% Renewal Rate Problem
November 21, 2017 at 9:00 am

Native advertising -- also known as custom or sponsored content -- has exploded in the media business, and native campaigns are expected to quadruple in number from 2013 to 2018. Where banner ads are easily ignored or blocked, native advertising engages readers and is more effective at driving them towards a desired action. But there…

How Hearst Pivoted to Native & Programmatic Advertising
November 8, 2017 at 10:49 am

In the past three years, Hearst Magazines has dramatically transformed its online advertising strategy, says Heather Keltz, VP of ad operations and ad product. “Three years ago programmatic ads and native were a small percentage of our advertising revenue, and now they’re a majority of what we’re making for ad revenue overall.” The shift to…

At Hearst, Programmatic & Native Ads Earn Majority of Ad Revenue
November 8, 2017 at 10:36 am

In the past three years, Hearst Magazines' online ad revenue has shifted dramatically from traditional, direct-sold display ads to native advertising and programmatic, says Heather Keltz, VP of ad operations and ad product. Native ads and programmatic once represented a small slice of Hearst's overall magazine revenue; now they drive the majority of ad revenue.…

Washington Post's Important Insights on Selling Native Advertising
October 9, 2017 at 1:53 pm

Annie Granatstein, head of WP BrandStudio at the Washington Post, knows how to run a native ad team and how to turn a profit. Here, she pours out some of her important knowledge on selling native advertising. In your experience, what are the biggest challenges for publishers when selling native advertising? Clients don’t always understand…

Press Release: HousingWire launches HW Content Solutions, Naming Sarah Wheeler Managing Editor
September 19, 2017 at 1:58 pm

DALLAS, TX (September 19, 2017) — HousingWire just announced the formation of HW Content Solutions. Led by Managing Editor, Sarah Wheeler, HW Content Solutions will be focused on brand journalism solutions that allow brands to reach HousingWire’s desirable audience of mortgage and real estate finance decision makers. Sarah Wheeler, Managing Editor,…

8 Trends & Takeaways From the FUSE Media Summit Keynote
September 14, 2017 at 9:54 am

At the inaugural FUSE Media technology summit in September 2016, publishing executives and tech providers came together to discuss ways in which technology was helping to resuscitate a publishing industry in flux. Attendees were treated to a prescient forecasting of media trends from FUSE Media conference chair Jeffrey Litvack, who at the time was interim…