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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John Wilpers showcases top trends included in new FIPP Innovation World Report
Messaging apps and chatbots are two of the main developments media should be paying a lot more attention to than is already the case, John Wilpers, Innovation Media Consulting senior US director and author of FIPP’s annual Innovation World Report, said at Digital Innovators’ Summit in Berlin today as he shared top media innovations from around the world.
20th Mar 2017
How to develop your chatbot strategy
If you have Alexa, Amazon’s intelligent personal assistant, then you probably start your morning with a conversation with a chatbot. Because let’s admit it: chatbots are already everywhere. On the one hand, we love to hate them because they are, well, not human. On the other, we love to love them because they create an interactive and personalised experience. Brands have been quick to adopt this technology. Too many media companies lag behind experimenting in this field.
16th Mar 2017
Monetising content - from distribution to subscription
Diversifying revenue streams is naturally on top of the to do list of the execs of most publishers. It is a topic that was widely covered at DIS 2017 with a number of speakers addressing the issue of monetisation from a number of differing perspectives on Day 1 and Day 2.
21st Mar 2017
Platforms as mass media, magazine media as niche and ‘why you should not outsource your future’
Published content drives daily news consumption and engagement on platforms all over the world. They (platforms) have become the new mass media. Magazine media are now in the niche media business, according to Grzegorz (Greg) Piechota, research associate at Harvard Business School and 2016 Nieman Fellow, presenting at Digital Innovators’ Summit yesterday in Berlin.
21st Mar 2017
Vivendi CEO highlights ‘five big opportunities for content creators’
There are five big opportunities right now for content creators. “Shared pain has been replaced by shared opportunity,” Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine said at Digital Innovators’ Summit 2017 today (21 March).
21st Mar 2017