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WSJ Makes ‘Faustian Pact’ with Native Advertising

Apparently there’s no resisting the allure of native advertising these days. The latest converts to ads in sheep’s clothing? USA Today and the Wall Street Journal. The latter’s surrender is the more interesting of the two, given the low opinion of native … Continue reading

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Washington Post Opens the Kimono for Stealth Marketers

As stealth marketing – a.k.a. native advertising, branded content, sponsored posts, brand journalism, blah blah blah – has wormed its way into both online publications and mainstream media outlets (it’s all here, if you want to get technical about it), publishers … Continue reading

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The Sneak in Review: The Future of Native Advertising Is . . .

Once around the park, James, and don’t spare the sources! It’s all-native-all-the-time in the ad biz nowadays, with everyone – marketers and news media alike – jumping on the ads-in-sheep’s-clothing bandwagon. Exhibit Umpteen (via MediaPost’s Online Publishing Insider): 2013 will be … Continue reading

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The Sneak in Review: Native (Advertising) Intelligence

The Reading Room at the Global Worldwide Headquarters of Sneak Adtack is starting to fill up, so the hardtracking staff is offloading these ads ‘n’ ends. Start with this piece from the New York Times: Promoting Its Own Products, a Magazine … Continue reading

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Journalists Screwed Twice by Native Advertisers

So it’s not bad enough that native advertising – those ads in sheep’s clothing tricked out to look like editorial content – is slowly chipping away at the authority and credibility of real journalism. Now it’s also chipping away at … Continue reading

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Prediction: Native Advertising Will Eat the Net

Well that didn’t take long, did it? Via MediaPost: Native Advertising Predicted To Dominate Digital In 2014 Say goodbye to the stigma associated with native advertising. Following The New York Times’ official embrace of the once-controversial ad format, J.P. Morgan is predicting … Continue reading

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Apparently ‘Ethical Native Advertising’ Is Not an Oxymoron

The hardtracking staff at Sneak Adtack rarely has anything good to say about native advertising, those ads in sheep’s clothing that trick out marketing material as editorial content. But here’s the exception that proves the rule. From FishbowlNY: Daily News Secretary … Continue reading

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Native Advertising Isn’t All That Viral? No Matter – It’s Still Dangerous

Smart piece in Adweek about the virality of native advertising. Native Advertising Wasn’t Really So Viral in 2013 New Sharethrough report shows how few sponsored stories popped  Are we so sure that all this sponsored content is worth the trouble? Native advertising … Continue reading

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Public Editor Brands NYT’s Branded Content a ‘Delicate Balance’

As the hardtracking staff previously noted, the New York Times has been preparing to jump into the native advertising pool along with the rest of the sink-or-swim set. According to Advertising Age, the recently installed Times executive VP of advertising, Meredith Kopit … Continue reading

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Vanity Fair – or Foul? – in Native Advertising Launch

Say hello to yet another mainstream publisher that’s gone native (advertising). From today’s New York Times: A Message That Tries to Blend In AS Madison Avenue continues debating the pros and cons of a hot trend in marketing known as native … Continue reading

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