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October 22, 2015
Everyone from the biggest brands to newer start-ups just trying to get their names out there are finding bloggers to be a great place for all kinds of advertising from sponsored posts to contests and giveaways.
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January 28, 2015
Advertorials have been around for a long time in print, television and radio. However, as content marketing has moved online and become more main stream, a new form of advertorial was born.
January 21, 2015
Mention sponsored articles and you’re likely to be met with looks of confusion or distrust. Maybe using a different term will help. Sponsored editorial content falls into the native advertising spectrum and deserves your attention if you haven’t already considered it.
December 01, 2014
With more brands moving from content marketing to marketing content, sponsoring articles on blogs and major media outlets are beginning to raise the brows of many marketers.
November 11, 2014
Advertorials (sponsored articles) are not new. However, for content marketers it represents one of many different promotion channels that can get branded content in front of new audiences.
September 18, 2014
At the Social Shake-Up, Mike Federle, the COO of Forbes; Carl Lavin, the homepage editor of CNN Digital; and Mary Ellen Egan, the Senior Content Director at Social Media Today, tackled how journalism and publishing are evolving in a panel titled “When Your Customers Become Your Contributors: Brand Journalism Meets Traditional.” To kick off the panel, Simon asked, “In the social age where anyone can publish anything, anywhere, any time, what is a media brand? Is it a platform, is it a publisher?”
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August 19, 2014
The sponsored content wasps are swarming! Every day I get pitches from companies seeking to pay me to feature their products on my blog, or even pay for entire posts about their products. Not only is the number of requests increasing, the amount of money being offered for these posts is going up too. Would you accept paid sponsored posts on your blog?
August 16, 2014
Sponsored content is the latest revenue opportunity for traditional publishing, raising the age-old question of church and state. This article dives into what sponsored content is and the ethics surrounding it, and why it matters to marketers and publishing.
August 01, 2014
For publishers and lifestyle websites that target moms, sponsored content can be a powerful marketing tool. Its form can range from quick articles to total site takeovers, and it allows consumer brands to tap into the audience of well-known publishers. As a publisher, how do you ensure that readers will trust and value this sponsored content?
June 16, 2013
According to a 2012 Survey by IZEA, Social Media Sponsorships are increasingly being used by brands and marketers to reach out to influencers. Here are some takeaways from this report.