The use of content marketing and native advertising is on the rise and is expected to grow more in the future. But the lack of standard guidelines for branded content creation and distribution has caused confusion and some reluctance on the part of marketers and agencies in building out branded content campaigns.
Significant efforts are being made by the buy-side in evaluating different offerings, which causes more confusion, and distracts from higher level discussions like effectiveness and optimization.
The new guide released by IAB aimed to help marketers identify the different branded content creation and distribution options that are available today and to understand the key factors should be considered upfront to ensure that all branded content/native advertising buy meets strategic objectives/KPIs.
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