BuzzFeed’s Tasty Cooks Up A Full-Funnel Campaign For Scotch-Brite

Although Tasty, BuzzFeed’s popular food property, commands a ton of reach, it wants advertisers to know that it’s also a performance play. BuzzFeed is making a concerted effort to prove the efficacy of its media, particularly on high-traffic properties like Tasty. “We didn’t set out to build a shopper marketing offering, but because of ourContinue reading »

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How Broadcasters Hope To Make Money From Live Online Newscasts

A handful of major news companies are trying to figure out how live news broadcasts fit in digital media. The challenges are steep. Streaming live news requires large, ongoing investments, and it’s difficult to monetize audiences, as live news can be a hotbed of brand safety concerns. Plus, Facebook’s recent algorithm shift lowered the ratioContinue reading »

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Publishers Adapt To The New Realities Of The Facebook News Feed

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Publishers are rethinking their Facebook strategies in the wake of LittleThings’ sudden shutdown on Tuesday. While LittleThings is the first pub to fall victim to Facebook’s news feed algorithm change, it is likely not the last. Many pubs play Whac-A-Mole with the news feed, optimizing article and video content to fit the whims of a fickle FacebookContinue reading »

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Twitter Turns A Page In Live Video As Publishers Rethink Traditional TV Distribution

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Twitter is gunning to become publishers’ platform partner of choice, and it’s leveraging live video as a way to capture content – and dollars – currently flowing to the duopoly. This week, Bloomberg debuted its 24/7 global news network TicToc on Twitter after reaching nearly 8 million people during Bloomberg TV’s live stream of threeContinue reading »

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BuzzFeed Lays Off 100 As It Reorgs Business For Programmatic, Commerce

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BuzzFeed laid off 8% of its domestic workforce, or 100 people, Wednesday as the company diversifies beyond native advertising. Recode first reported the cuts. With 25% of revenue in 2017 coming from programmatic, affiliate links, commerce and non-native ads, many staffers working on the branded content side are being let go. Despite building a nine-figure revenueContinue reading »

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After Avoiding It For Years, BuzzFeed Finally Plots A Programmatic Road Map

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The publication that shunned banner ads reversed course last week when BuzzFeed added programmatic ads. The decision came down to two factors: increased advertiser demand for programmatic and a better user experience, said Ken Blom, BuzzFeed’s VP of branded distribution, who leads the 30-person team that will handle the programmatic logistics. “We don’t want toContinue reading »

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