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Native Ad Transparency – Are We Clear?

Sep 11, 2014 - Native advertising continues to dominate the digital marketing scene, but are the ads easily identifiable to consumers? And when the content is good, does that even matter? Comments

Why Blogging Still Matters: Data, Distribution, and Ownership of Content

blogs-blogging-sm Sep 5, 2014 - Blogs are still important tools for brands because they allow marketers to maintain full control of their content, and the analysis they can run on that content. Comments

Did Native Advertising Just Have the Best Summer Ever?

nyt-native-ad Sep 4, 2014 - Native advertising really seemed to come into its own this summer, with major campaigns generating mainstream buzz about the up-and-coming ad format. Comments

Facebook Cracks Down on Click-Baiting Posts in Favor of Quality Content

facebook-brand Aug 26, 2014 - The social media giant is looking to curtail posts with click-baiting headlines, and many in the industry say this update could have a huge impact on sites like Upworthy and BuzzFeed. Comments

Beyond Banners: Two Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

Advertising word cloud Aug 18, 2014 - This column, guest authored by Steven Stein, senior vice president of sales and strategy at 33Across, explores the new formats of display advertising, and the challenges and concerns that come along with them. Comments

Top Tweets From the 2014 Video Marketing Summit

tweet-twitter-question-bubble Jul 29, 2014 - Sometimes the best way to recap an event is through attendees' tweets that highlight some of the best insights gleaned from the keynote speakers. Here's a look at what speakers from Google, YouTube, and BuzzFeed had to say. Comments

A 217% Lift Every Content Marketer Should Be Getting, But Will You?

Tested Jul 25, 2014 - Taking the time to test different headline options could give you a huge boost in the amount of traffic your content marketing can generate - it's worth the extra time and effort to test. Comments

Interactive Native Ads Deliver the Best of the Web

interactive-shutterstock-132876065 Jul 17, 2014 - Between interactive sponsored features on websites and the rise of the Visual Web, interactive native ads are poised to make big moves in the digital marketing space. Comments

Jack Daniel’s Second #SummerSwarm Adds User-Friendly Features

jack-daniel-s-summerswarm-ii Jun 9, 2014 - A photo-sharing campaign for Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whiskey has returned for a second summer with new elements to make it easier for Millennials of legal drinking age to participate. Comments

The Rise of Content = The Resurrection of Publishing

digital-publishing Jun 6, 2014 - The rise of content marketing means that as a publisher, you hold the keys and power to the future. Comments

The Social-TV Connection That’s Redefining Content Partnerships Online

social-media-tv Apr 24, 2014 - As traditional television reinvents itself in the image of modern-day media, it's changing the rules of content production and distribution on the Web - without social media, TV is stuck in the past. Comments

Twitter to Kill @ Replies and #Hashtags?

BuzzFeed Twitter No At-Reply Mar 24, 2014 - Could you imagine Twitter without @replies or #hashtags? It seems Twitter is considering eliminating both, even though they are deeply ingrained within Twitter user culture. Comments

The Changing Rules of the Facebook Game

rules-shutterstock-105825518 Feb 19, 2014 - With the increasing importance of imagery and visual content across many social channels, most of the mainstream social properties are facilitating and rewarding the use of visuals and images in both paid and earned content streams. Comments

3 Ways to Drive Growth in the Publishing Industry

growth-and-success-arrrows Feb 14, 2014 - How do you get people to talk about your content to that point that they share it and you start driving massive growth? These three tips will help you do just that. Comments

VIDEO: What Should Digital Marketers be Focused on in 2014?

2013-to-2014-year-in-review Dec 16, 2013 - Greater investment in video and mobile, as well as a stronger customer journey through better story telling are just some of the recommendations from our industry experts on key focal points for 2014. Comments

Six Best Practices to Steal from Native Advertising

mentos Sep 17, 2013 - Six lessons we can learn from the explosive growth in native advertising –and apply to whatever marketing we do, native or not. Comments

Is BuzzFeed's Boom Making Brand Blogs Go Bust?

Boom Aug 27, 2013 - BuzzFeed's president says company blogs are so yesterday. If BuzzFeed is the future of content marketing, is owned media the past? Comments

Pepsi Next is on the Clock of Lists at BuzzFeed

buzzfeed-listiclock Aug 16, 2013 - As the world turns and time fades away, Pepsi Next would like you to enjoy a running series of sponsored posts on BuzzFeed's ListiClock. Comments

What You Need to Know to Go Native

email-images May 31, 2013 - We will always have "ads" as we have come to know and love them, but we are also seeing the opportunity to talk to consumers in longer and more meaningful formats. Comments

BuzzFeed Beefs Up Video With Social Lab, CNN Deal

buzzfeed-homepage May 28, 2013 - BuzzFeed today announced plans to beef up efforts to create more viral video content, with the creation of a social video lab and a content deal with CNN.com. Comments

IWNY: Creative Alive and Kicking in Era of Native Ads

internetweek May 23, 2013 - With all the talk about data analytics in the advertising business, it can often seem creative is dead. Not so, said executives gathered on Tuesday to discuss social advertising at Internet Week in New York. Comments

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