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Although digital marketing has only been around for two decades it’s always shifting. The shifts represent societal tastes and the evolving role of technology in everyday life. As digital marketing moves toward a more tailored approach, new advertising trends are beginning to emerge.
Paying for content distribution can help you build an audience and connect with customers you may not have reached before. However, there is more to marketing success than getting your content on the right channels and platforms. In order for native advertising and content marketing to be effective, your content needs to inspire readers to click-through and share it so that it reaches more and more people.
If you’re a content marketer, there’s a good chance you’re using paid distribution. But are you paying too much for your audience? Are you using the right networks? These are important questions to consider as you scale content distribution.
You can test a variety of networks and pray for performance as some marketers do. Or you can experiment the right way using our brand new Native Ads Benchmark Report. We’ve put together a comprehensive report detailing network and industry performance across the ecosystem.
An ad blocking application stops advertising from loading on the sites you visit. Due to this software, the advertising industry has lost a projected $22 billion in revenue so far. As fewer people view them, display and banner ads are becoming less effective. According to Marketing Land a typical display ad only gets a 0.17% click-through rate. Because of all this, some marketers are taking a “sky is falling” approach. If this is you, don’t panic — native advertising is your answer.
At it’s core native is a type of advertising designed to match the form and function of the platform it appears. Since it’s start, native advertising has evolved over the last few years. Like all digital media trends, native has some misconceptions that have prevented adoption. It’s time to debunk a some of these myths so they don’t prevent you from scaling native as a channel.
If you spend enough time talking with marketers common themes start to appear. Are we creating enough content? Are we reaching our ideal customers? One of the biggest challenges customer mention is the need to generate insights. They want to know if the content they are creating is contributing towards their business objectives.