Native advertising is here to stay. It has become a crucial part of many publishers’ business models. Native ads can best be described as sponsored articles or videos that resemble traditional editorial work but indeed are paid for content. However, some fear audiences could be misled into thinking they were actually consuming independent journalism, not realising that somebody has a vested business interest in what they’re consuming.
In a time and age when sound business models for financing online publishing are scarce, native ads are a shimmer of hope - and already account for a big chunk of digital ad revenue. US technology company Contently, in conjunction with the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism and Radius Global Market Research, asked audiences what they thought could help foster trust and make native advertising acceptable.
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