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There are some content discovery campaign mistakes we see advertisers make over and over again. Sean Survodel shares some of the worst from 2016.
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Did fake news have a material effect on the recent US election? It’s the subject du jour, with recent discussion about the creation and distribution of fake news from industry leaders like Jeff Jarvis, Ev Williams, Fred Wilson to media companies such as Bloomberg, WSJ, NYTimes. There is no shortage of insightful opinions. All sharing the hope of bringing awareness, conversation and eventually a process to solve the fake news problem. To me, asking whether companies such as Facebook, Twitter, or Taboola are media companies or technology companies is just a question of semantics. The debate shouldn’t be what industry you align with as a company. The real issue at stake is – are we accountable for what we distribute? Let me divide the conversation into two separate parts. Both equally important, but very different. Part One: Should intentional confusion (Fake News) be allowed? Short answer: no. Let’s define it. […]
I started Taboola 9 years ago this month because I couldn’t find anything to watch on TV and I thought with so many choices, TV shows should actually find me. With the overwhelming amount of information in the world, I imagined there were billions of people in the same boat and saw an opportunity. The future would be a reverse version of what search engines solved. Instead of expecting people to search for information, we would create a way for information to find people in a curated and personalized way. Our vision from day one was to build a new category called “Discovery” side by side to Search and Display, connecting people with information they may like and never knew existed. We spent the first few years of Taboola focusing on cracking the code of recommending videos based on a user’s content consumption behavior. We’ve been fortunate to have seen […]
Data is the primary attribute that separates digital media from other marketing channels. While traditional media leave marketers relatively in the dark when it comes to advertising performance, a digital content marketing campaign allows brands and agencies to learn which customers saw their content and how they interacted with it. With all of this information at their fingertips, digital marketers have the unique opportunity to not only optimize content creation and distribution for the best results, but also to personalize their campaigns based on the wants and needs of individual users. Here are a few pointers for using data and personalization to improve every aspect of your content campaign, from beginning to end. Ideation: Let Customer Data Tell You What Topics Your Content Should Cover There’s no longer a reason for marketers to merely guess what topics their target audiences are interested in. As LUMA Partners put it in its […]
Here are a few pointers that can help marketers and publishers unlock the full potential of native advertising, without sacrificing efficiency or scale.
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 […]