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The Native Chronicles: Flexibility and A/B Testing

The term “set it and forget it” is anathema to digital advertising. Whether it’s a homepage takeover, pre-roll video, or a private marketplace, no campaign is simply set up, pushed out into the Internet, and then left to fend for itself. Regardless of format, the best digital advertising campaigns are…

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The Straight Story: Native, Content Marketing and the Publisher’s Place

Advertisers and publishers across the board understand that while advertising keeps the digital publishing world's lights on, content is what brings the audience to the goods. Marketers persistently beat the drum for content marketing, and publishers recognize how content marketing initiatives can potentially take users' willing engagement with sponsored content…

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The Native Chronicles: Creative Revival

The first banner ad is both a thing of legend and of infamy. The latter because it launched a revolution of skyscrapers, page takeovers, interstitials, animated Flash units and other interruptive contrivances that users have learned to loathe. But the first banner ad—a spot for AT&T on Wired.com in 1994—is…

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Native SSPs Gain Steam: How Native Is Steering Into Programmatic Channels

Native advertising is no longer just the topic du jour or an interesting addition to a publisher’s revenue strategy. Native is the wave of the future, embraced by both advertisers and publishers in the quest for relevancy and engagement. But diving into native can be trickier than it appears. The…

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Audience Extension for Publisher Marketing: Know Your Objective

Although audience extension campaigns are really about creating inventory by accessing third-party sites, they tend to have multiple purposes.The advertiser may be trying to reach a highly granular segment with limited on-site presence. The publisher may have limited pre-roll video inventory, so they will hunt down their audiences in third-party streams. The…

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Does Native ‘Perform’? Sharing Metrics Advertisers Understand

As publishers are clamoring for solutions to offer more native ad inventory, their reasoning makes sense, intuitively: Native performs better, because users can consume it seamlessly along with content.But try telling that to advertisers in so many words. Advertisers have long been skeptical about the metrics behind stories of superior…

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Content Heads Off-Site: Leveraging Audience Extension for Publisher Marketing Efforts

Not terribly long ago, audience extension seemed like more of a pipe dream than a reality for publishers. Though retargeting has been around since the early days of http cookies, it’s only in the last five years or so that the technology has caught up with its promise, enabling publishers…

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Native in the Walled Garden: Native PMPs Take Root for CafeMedia

The combination of private marketplace deals and a native ad strategy together sounds like a clear winner for publishers. It’s the digital media equivalent of a Scrabble double word score, or dropping the chocolate in the peanut butter, or the falafel burrito on the menu at a little Mexican/Middle Eastern…

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