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In-Game Ads Needn’t Be Disruptive

Gamers don’t like it when advertising gets in the way of play, as illustrated by the furore around the unskippable ads recently introduced to NBA 2K19’s loading screen. Many game developers aren’t keen on disruptive Digital Advertising either. They work hard to create incredible gaming experiences and understandably don’t want them spoilt by intrusive, ugly, and unnatural ads. Yet advertising provides an essential revenue stream that allows developers to keep producing creative and innovative games for tomorrow’s players.…

Interview with Giuseppe Caltabiano, Head of Content Strategy, EMEA & APAC, Contently

"The modern customer experiences content that brands have aimed toward them, based on a complex profile of their habits, preferred devices and the challenges they face."Tell us about your role at Contently and the team and technology that you handle. I’m Contently’s Head of Content Strategy for EMEA and APAC, and in the role I advise B2C and B2B clients on high level content marketing strategy. What draws you to DMEXCO this year?  It’s my very first edition. I have always wished to attend and for many reasons I…

TechBytes with Matt Trotta, GM, North America, Playbuzz

Matt Trotta GM, North America, Playbuzz We were moved by the significant disruptions in the market for user-generated content and storytelling platforms. To understand the true definition of 'success' for marketing technology platforms in this space, we interviewed Matt Trotta, GM, North America, Playbuzz.Tell us about your journey and how you landed at Playbuzz? The majority of my career has really taken place in the branded content space. Perhaps most notable is the 6.5 years I spent at BuzzFeed, where I saw the…

Interview with Allison Stern, Co-Founder and CSO, Tubular

"Data is one thing, but insights are the key to the recommendations on what people really want. Nobody wants data on its own."Tell us about your role at Tubular Labs and how you got here. What galvanized you to co-found Tubular Labs? I founded Tubular Labs six years ago. I was always passionate about media, wanted to be in the media industry. When I was in college, I ran the TV station, then went out to Los Angeles and had an internship at 20th Century Fox. There, I realized that my passion was actually for the business…

The Most Overlooked Necessities of Branded Content

Although native advertising and content marketing are not new concepts, growth in both areas has been impressive in recent years—and that growth shows no signs of waning. In 2018, BI Intelligence estimates that native advertising revenue in the US will hit $21 billion, up from $17.3 billion in 2017. But despite growth, the development and distribution of branded content has never been as confusing and complicated as it is today. Content distribution options, both paid and otherwise, have proliferated, and yet firm…

Mastering the Science of Creating Simple-Scalable-Effective Branded Content

In 2018, Branded Content Has Changed Its Course to Driving Home Better Bespoke Creatives. These Branded Content Garner a Genuine Response to the Content Marketing Campaigns, Demonstrating a Publisher's Ability to Distribute High-Quality Content to Premium Customers Branded Content is an effective medium to promote a product or a service effectively on a website and social media. With the perils of Fake News and malvertising pushing marketers and publishers towards negative branding, it's time to lay clear ground rules for…

B2B Buying Disconnect: Are You Targeting the Right Set of Customers?

While Authenticity and Validation Through Independent Resources Are Key Factors For All B2B Buyers, It's Even More Important for Millennial Buyers, Says Megan Headley of Trust Radius In a recent report on B2B SaaS buying trends, TrustRadius revealed major disconnects and key opportunities for vendors in the industry. The report, titled "The 2018 B2B Buying Disconnect", included the vendor perspective, enabling a direct comparison between how vendors attempt to influence buyers versus how buyers make purchasing decisions.…

SourceMedia Debuts New Suite of Branded Content Products

Marketers Can Utilize Branded Content to Drive Marketing Outcomes, Push Customers Through the Sales Funnel SourceMedia, a digital business information and performance media company serving senior decision-makers in finance, technology, and healthcare, announced the launch of a new set of Branded Content offerings. The new offerings equip marketers with the ability to dynamically target B2B audiences with branded content in the form of native advertising. The products also position SourceMedia to capitalize on the demand…