By Ben Young

September 6, 2019

This Week in Native Ads 9/6

Notable stories this week

Sara Fischer calls it the Brexit Bump, FT profits $8.15m revenue up 65% YOY, mirrored by success with Guardian and News UK.

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Contently welcomes a new CEO, Pearl Collings for the next phase a growth. An exciting development and good to see.

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Outbrain integrates with Google Display & Video 360.

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Digiday gets in to product placement revenues, “‘Rainy day and sunny day money’”.

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[Long read] From content to experience to context - a buzzword debate that actually matters.

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Local Media released their branded content whtiepaper, you can download it below.

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Deals/M&A

Podcast startup apparently didn’t raise $100m? Axios digs in.

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Campaign of the week

I Feel Slovenia on NYT

Discover the treasures of Slovenia is a visually attractive piece which blends great storytelling with compelling imagery and videos. But overall, why is this a good piece? Because after reading it, I want to go to Slovenia.

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Showtime on The Daily Beast

'Who rises to the top of a pyramid scheme?' is a piece which effectively shines a light on Showtime’s new series, “On Becoming A God in Central Florida”, and links through to the brand site throughout the article.

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Smartest commentary

“Content is a more complicated challenge than anyone realizes. It’s one thing to create a great Instagram video, one solid sales deck, or a single one-sheet. It’s an entirely other thing to create consistent, high-quality content that ladders up to business goals across all of your channels, lines of business, and geographies. Very few brands have figured it out—a big reason that the top 5 percent of branded content drives 90 percent of all engagement.” - Pearl Collings, CEO, Contently

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That's it for this week!