Native Advertising

Why Newsletter Business Is Booming for Morning Brew
February 10, 2020 at 11:03 am

Business newsletter company Morning Brew grew revenue by 333% last year, from $3 million in 2018 to $13 million in 2019. Co-founder and COO Austin Rief shares a closer look at how the company has expanded to reach nearly 2 million subscribers – and why it will continue to bank on email.

Branded Content: Possibilities, Pitfalls, and Predictions
January 14, 2020 at 9:54 am

A seismic shift happened in the 2010s: Platforms took control of audiences away from publishers and brands. The result is the need to pay-to-play, which comes with a host of challenges. Brands need to find ways to efficiently expand their reach, while publishers need to create sustainable revenue streams that don’t fully rely on volatile…

Offer, Don’t Ask: The Mindset That Earns Audience Trust
December 30, 2019 at 2:06 pm

Publishers and advertisers have an inherently intertwined relationship. So much so, they sometimes mirror each other. But publishers need to remember that although they rely on and have shared goals with advertisers, they are not advertisers. If publishers lose sight of this, they also lose (or never develop) the trust of the audiences they need…

New Year, New Law: How Publishers Can Prepare for CCPA
December 3, 2019 at 11:08 am

On Jan. 1, publishers will wake up with more than a champagne-induced headache and an unachievable New Year’s resolution – they will have an additional data privacy law to comply with in the form of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). With the regulation still being finalized, and some ambiguous provisions open to interpretation, many…

3 Ways to Make B2B Content Marketing More Engaging
September 17, 2019 at 7:45 am

Though your subject matter may be complex, your content is most effective when it’s simple for the consumer to understand. Websites, white papers, and other forms of content must deliver a clear, valuable message – and do so in an engaging way – for potential buyers to pay attention.

Content Marketing Suffers From Cognitive Dissonance
September 10, 2019 at 12:18 pm

Content marketing is generally practiced by brands that already have firm identities, but their use of content marketing has its own cognitive dissonance. Is it doing good or doing evil? Do its creators know? Its inherent struggle is based on monetization, in more ways than one.

4 Ways to Restore Value in Publisher-Advertiser Relationships
August 8, 2019 at 11:31 am

The symbiotic relationship between advertisers and publishers dates back hundreds of years to the rise of print mass media, when branded advertisements emerged as a means of funding the handbills and newspapers that educated the general public, both in the U.S. and abroad. Throughout the centuries, the relationship between advertisers and publishers has evolved gradually.…

How Bon Appétit Is Driving Engagement and Revenue with Its OTT App
June 18, 2019 at 12:24 pm

Food lifestyle brand Bon Appétit has developed a recipe for viral long-form video series on YouTube, with its "Test Kitchen" editors starring as hosts. Now the Condé Nast publication is translating its YouTube success to its brand-owned OTT app. Here's how the team is marketing the OTT app, developing new series, and driving revenue.