Content’s Evil Twin: Advertorial

B2B Memes

In other words, an advertorial. When I was in traditional publishing, I fought to set limits to advertorials, but ultimately had to tolerate them. In my liberated state, though, I can finally say it: Advertorials are evil.

Lewis DVorkin: Content Marketing or Advertorial?

B2B Memes

So when DVorkin talks about integrating his advertisers’ content-marketing efforts into the Forbes brand, I worry that he’s really talking about advertorial. Related posts: Content’s Evil Twin: Advertorial. Is Lewis DVorkin a visionary or a sell-out? I can never quite make up my mind. That’s never more true than when he writes about content marketing, as he did last Monday.

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Lewis DVorkin: Content Marketing or Advertorial?

B2B Memes

So when DVorkin talks about integrating his advertisers’ content-marketing efforts into the Forbes brand, I worry that he’s really talking about advertorial. Related posts: Content’s Evil Twin: Advertorial. Is Lewis DVorkin a visionary or a sell-out? I can never quite make up my mind. That’s never more true than when he writes about content marketing, as he did last Monday.

8 Signs You're Writing an Advertorial, Not a Blog Post

Hubspot

Growing your website traffic through your blog is a great thing-- until thinly-veiled advertorials infiltrate your content. Advertorials are an advertisement disguised as an editorial; they are articles that appear to be informational but are actually intended to promote a product or service. The biggest problem with advertorials is that they hurt your company’s credibility and turn away interested website visitors.

Branded content just another shade of fake news?

Biznology

Surely one missing element in what we used to call “advertorials” is the absence of a genuine, humanized brand voice. Remember blogging for business? Better still blogging by brands? A great deal of what we now call “content marketing” can be traced back to basic business blogging where a brand built audiences by attracting informed search to valuable, relevant content.

The Herb Schmertz Era: When Public Relations Had Some Balls

Marketing Craftmanship

Under his regime of “creative confrontation,” Schmertz applied a number of innovative and controversial tactics including: Introduction of modern-day advocacy advertising, or “advertorials,” which first appeared on the OpEd page of the New York Times in 1970. The Mobil advertorials eventually were published weekly in several leading daily newspapers over the course of three decades, and serve as the template for what the PR profession now calls thought leadership.

White Papers are Not Dead. They’re on Life Support.

Marketing Craftmanship

The evolution of white papers from bona fide content into self-serving advertorials has been validated by vertical industry trade publications, in which companies, for a fee, are permitted to “feature” their white papers in a special section. Have Marketers Killed This B2B Golden Goose?

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Stop the Insanity. Fire Your PR Firm in 2014.

Marketing Craftmanship

And it always includes exposure in advertorials (regardless of the sponsoring publication’s stature) and feature articles in pay-to-play vanity publications…because you gain no credible 3 rd party validation. The attribution is unsupported, but Albert Einstein is often credited with the quote: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.”

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What Brands Need to Know Before Starting a Content Marketing Campaign

Modern Marketing

Remember the Advertorial? You can think of the humble advertorial that appeared in magazines and newspapers (back in the day when people actually read magazines and newspapers) as the forerunner of today’s “sponsored content.” The worlds of advertising and editorial, once separated by a metaphorical (if not literal) wall at all media companies, are now blurring in very strange ways.

5 Must-Watch Google Webmaster Videos for the B2B Marketer

KoMarketing Associates

What does Google think about advertorials, native advertising, and editorial content? An advertorial is another word for a paid editorial written for advertising purposes. The Google webmaster team views advertorials as deceptive when they lack transparency about their marketing intent. B2B marketers shouldn’t disregard advertorials, but instead look to the broader (non-SEO) impacts they stand to gain such as building brand recognition and driving leads.

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Today's Most Popular Content Marketing Tactics

Everything Technology Marketing

In contrast, the least commonly used content marketing tactics are advertorials (11 percent), community management & threading (12 percent), and virtual events (18 percent Here is another sneak preview of the new B2B Content Marketing Report that will be released later this month. We asked over 30,000 members of the B2B Technology Marketing Community on LinkedIn about their most popular content marketing tactics.

B2B Blogs Your Prospects and Clients Hate to Read

BOP Design

These are the types of blog posts your company should avoid creating: Advertorials. This is how advertorials often make readers feel. Stay away from creating advertorials that have a salesy angle and only discuss your firm’s products or services.

Three 2017 B2B sales and marketing video trends: it’s time to make your move

Biznology

Less advertorial. More conversational, less advertorial. Here’s where I think B2B sales and marketing video is headed this year. More conversational. More formats. More interactive. I think the traditional categories of testimonial, webinar, explainer, etc. are becoming less relevant. What’s important is using the medium effectively. Here are a few ideas for different kinds of video.

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How Print Publications Impact B2B Content Marketing Development

KoMarketing Associates

Even print-based advertorials, where the intent should clearly be understood as promotion, were considered of higher quality (at least by those surveyed), than all but one of the four forms of digital publication choices offered. Earlier this month, MarketingSherpa’s chart of the week covered survey results on the types of content sources B2B marketers trust most, as they pertained to the quality of the source publishing third-party contributed content.

B2B Blogging Trends We Expect to Die Out

BOP Design

Advertorial Content in Disguise. That’s not valuable content (unless it’s on a sales brochure), that’s an advertorial! We cannot wait to see advertorial content that masquerades as helpful, educational content die. An alternative to advertorials: Instead of listing the features and benefits of a product or service, focus your content on understanding the end user’s problem or pain point and give away information to help them solve or address it.

3 Ways You Can Leverage Content Marketing in Your Sales Automation

Scoop.it

The roots of content marketing have been around since before the Internet – with what is now called the “advertorial.” Content marketing as it is typically used today is the Internet version of the advertorial. If you’ve spent any time reading digital marketing blogs in the past few years, you have probably heard the buzzwords “content marketing” and “sales automation” mentioned.

26 Google Webmaster Tools Videos Addressing Common B2B Link Building Questions

KoMarketing Associates

What About Advertorials? Advertorials (IMPORTANT). What are Advertorials? Last week we wrote a best practice guideline for a client, on how to acquire quality links in today’s SEO environment. In preparation, I wanted to review a history of changes and shifts we’ve experienced and also validate, through third party and search-specific references, why we recommend certain tactics and best practices.

Welcome To The Age Of Ad Blocking

Marketing Insider Group

One example of native advertising is advertorials found on BuzzFeed or Forbes sponsored by brands. Con: While ad blockers can’t block advertorials, they can block the paid placements that direct people to the branded content. Ad blocking has been a super hot topic in marketing this year. And become the hottest topic in marketing the last week or so as Apple released the latest mobile OS for iPhones and iPads that allows mobile ad blockers.

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Rethinking the Role of “Advertisers”

B2B Memes

Related posts: Lewis DVorkin: Content Marketing or Advertorial? Writing last week for the Nieman Journalism Lab , Ken Doctor analyzed “ The newsonomics of the Quartz business launch. ” It should be required reading for every B2B journalist and publisher. In identifying the key aspects and implications of the business news startup from Atlantic Media , Doctor touched on a number of key points for any business-oriented publication.

19 New Featured Sources on the B2B Marketing Zone

Webbiquity

Writing on the Web ( Ning Advertorial Business Blogging Online Marketing Linkedin Landing Page ). B2B Memes ( Advertorial Ethics Publisher Magazine Intent Advertising Media Article ). Content’s Evil Twin: Advertorial , Wednesday, July 14, 2010.

Only B2B - Untitled Article

Only B2B

A few examples of traditional demand generation (if viewed in the light of outbound strategy) would be cold calling (telemarketing), email marketing, print advertorials, trade shows etc. Demand Generation and Inbound marketing: The new couple in town! There are lots of articles that compare demand generation (as an outbound marketing strategy) and inbound marketing only to give a gold medal in marketing Olympics to the latter.

How to Market to Millennials

Onalytica B2B

So, in order for a brand to market to Millennials they must not only know who their influencers are, but they must look to engage with them in an organic way as Millennials hold the ability to see through sponsored posts and paid for advertorial amongst influencers.

How to Drive Engagement and Conversions Through Content Marketing

Hatchbuck

UGC establishes social proof for your product – most people can recognize when content is advertorial in nature (though, if it’s high-quality, they don’t really mind). More than 80% of people have purchased a product or service as a result of consuming business content, according to a study by Clutch. People in different parts of the sales funnel consume different types of content. So, how can your business format its website and content to both engage and sell?

Marketing With Content: The Next Step for Brands

Contently

people largely treated content marketing as a euphemism for things that have been around for a long time: custom publishing, advertorials, owned media. I have done hundreds of interviews in the eight years that have passed since I co-founded Contently. And every time, without fail, the interviewer asks me, “What is the definition of content marketing?”

Only B2B - Untitled Article

Only B2B

The famous Wall Street advertorial used storytelling and sold $2 billion worth of subscriptions and ran from 1975-2003. Finally, 5 things in email marketing campaign which actually work. We can only wish this was true, but we have all been there thinking about – Why doesn’t my email marketing campaigns generate results? My readers don’t seem to open my emails! frustration*. But, email marketing has the highest ROI of all marketing channels. They are like the elixirs of marketing.

Rethinking the Role of “Advertisers”

B2B Memes

Related posts: Lewis DVorkin: Content Marketing or Advertorial? Writing last week for the Nieman Journalism Lab , Ken Doctor analyzed “ The newsonomics of the Quartz business launch. ” It should be required reading for every B2B journalist and publisher. In identifying the key aspects and implications of the business news startup from Atlantic Media , Doctor touched on a number of key points for any business-oriented publication.

The B2B Marketing Guide to Paid Content Distribution

Digital B2B Marketing

Print Advertorials. Too some, this is just the granddaddy of today’s native advertising, but print advertorials continue to allow much more of a sales spin than many publications will accept as a sponsored post or native published article. A number of B2B trade publications offer the email equivalent of an advertorial, allowing you to share an entire article or perspective in email instead of an additional click away.

Landing Pages: Get Readers to Take Action

Writing on the Web

Landing Pages: Where to Publish Your Advertorial. How do you get readers to take action? Short answer: a landing page. Also known as a sales page, squeeze page). You can’t get results from all the content you’re creating and publishing on your blog, e-newsletter, social media sites, unless eventually you send people to a landing page and ask them to take action. Otherwise, you may be creating a great brand, great thought leadership, great content… and so what?

The 2 Rules of Sponsored Content

Marketing Insider Group

Advertorials have been around for a long time. Welcome to my 2nd day coverage of Content Marketing World. Yesterday we covered the content quantity vs. content qualit y debate. Today, i am participating on a panel discussing Sponsored Content. There’s a lot of debate these days around sponsored content and the more recent term of “native advertising.”. Many like to point out that sponsored content is nothing new.

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Earned media influencer outreach is alive and well

Biznology

I know I have been a little dark-hearted over the last few years when it came to earned media outreach and how it’s been corrupted by ubiquitous bought-and-paid-for reviews, essentially pro-company advertorials. As I mentioned last month in Influencer Marketing Tools of the Trade , Dan Krueger and I are in the midst of an earned-media blogger outreach campaign on behalf of Skinny & Co.

All-Time Fantasy Marketing Team: 7 Experts Share Their Draft Picks

Modern Marketing

Caesar is credited with being the creator of the advertorial. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Over the long weekend, football fans will participate in hard-fought, strategy-heavy fantasy football drafts. Some play for cash, most just want the bragging rights. It got me thinking, what if you could draft anyone – alive or not – into an all-time fantasy marketing team? Who would be your first pick? So I decided to pose this question to some notable marketing geeks. The result was an ecletic mix.

Sales & Landing Pages Using Wordpress: Learn How

Writing on the Web

Landing Pages: Where to Publish Your Advertorial. If you want to learn about formatting sales and landing pages using Wordpress , please register for the free Webinar I’m hosting Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 4 p.m. I’m interviewing Suzanne Bird-Harris, developer of the WP Sales Page wizard. We’ll show you how to easily publish pages using your Wordpress platform. The class is on the phone and on the Internet, your choice. Can’t make the call?

Infographic: A Brief History of Content Marketing

Contently

In 1895, John Deere published the first issue of The Furrow , an agricultural magazine that published print advertorials. People often talk about content marketing like its the flashy new gadget in a marketer’s toolbox. While the practice has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few years, the principles of content marketing have been around for centuries.

When Facts Fall Short: Why Brands Need a Point of View

Contently

It was a fairly standard advertorial, presenting the facts (or “facts”) a brand wants the consumer to know. Almost four years ago, The Atlantic published a native ad, sponsored by the Church of Scientology, titled “David Miscavige Leads Scientology to Milestone Year.” ” Twelve hours later, the post was removed from the site. download it here if you’re curious'> 1.

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Brand Journalism Trend Heats Up in UK

B2B Memes

Because these new types of publishers want to avoid “clunky advertorial, laden with overt brand value and PR messages,” they will be hiring experienced journalists to build an audience of loyal customers. In a blog post today, Ian Burrell, the media editor for The Independent offered fresh evidence that, at least in the UK, the growth of brand journalism (i.e., journalists moving into content marketing ) is more than theoretical.

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The State of Native Advertising: Are Pinterest’s Paid Promotions a Bad Idea?

Marketo

The classic examples are advertorials, usually full-page ads in magazine that are meant to look like articles – you know, the ones with “ADVERTISEMENT” or “PROMOTION” written discreetly in one corner. While advertorials are still widely used, the decline of print media has given rise to a new type of native advertising: digitally integrated ads.

Content Marketing Results: Landing Pages Rule

Writing on the Web

Landing Pages: Where to Publish Your Advertorial. How do you get readers to take action? Short answer: a landing page. Also known as a sales page, squeeze page).