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4 May 2015

Unlike traditional forms of advertising (e.g. billboards, banner ads), content has the unique ability to educate consumers about a new product or service through in-depth storytelling. Having experimented with an array of online promotion strategies, digital upstart Plated — which empowers foodies to cook chef-designed recipes at home — learned that content often drove the most knowledgeable and interested consumers to its website. Taboola partnered with Plated to promote its unique story on premium publisher websites around the web, matching its branded content and positive third-party media coverage with relevant audiences that were steeped in “content consumption” mode. The highly cost-effective campaign generated a significant boost in Plated’s new customer sign-ups, and we published a case study detailing the results. Key highlights include: Plated achieved a 75 percent drop in CPA (cost-per-acquisition) on Taboola through rigorous A/B testing and optimization. With Taboola, Plated generated over 1 billion impressions in January […]

1 April 2015

Following up on Part 1 of our recap, NBCUniversal News Group’s Elisabeth Sami joined us at Taboola’s global headquarters in New York City to speak with WIRED Contributing Editor Spencer Reiss about her role as SVP of Strategy and Business Development. Her team oversees both esteemed news brands (NBC News, MSNBC, and CNBC) and digital news start-ups (Breaking News, Stringwire, NowThis). Media has always been driven by technology Throughout the talk, Sami expressed a tone of optimism about the future of media. Although digital consumption is impacting network TV viewership, news consumption is growing overall, creating an opportunity for news organizations to continue investing in and reaching audiences across platforms. The NBCU News Group constantly identifies new ways to deepen engagement with consumers. That might be through news feeds on Twitter and Facebook, on smartphone or tablet apps, or on set top box applications through connected TVs. Reiss asked whether […]

22 December 2014

Last Wednesday, Taboola participated in one of PluggedIn BD’s popular monthly roundtables to discuss the topic of Content Distribution. The wide-ranging conversation included executives from a variety of companies, spanning established media (New York Times, WIRED) to new media (PlayBuzz, Huffington Post) to content marketing firms (NewsCred, Moveable Media) and content distribution platforms (including Taboola). With such a big topic, and a wide cast of perspectives, the discussion underscored how much change is occurring in the online content space, and how the blurring of roles and buzzwords seems to be a constant reality. Jason Sylva, Executive Director of Audience Development at the New York Times, explained how the country’s paper of record is now both a content marketing seller (T Brand Studio is its in-house advertorial team) and a buyer (having placed native ad buys on sites like BuzzFeed). Kik Messenger strategic head Devrin Carlson-Smith confidently predicted that “whoever wins […]

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