Brands as publishers is the latest marketing movement as we see more and more brands creating original content on owned channels. Much like the beginnings of social, clients are grappling with measurement. Should success be accessed from a marketing perspective or a publisher? The answer lies somewhere in between.
Take a look at content marketing network, Contently’s latest findings above. The thoughtful piece outlines 4 keys to calculating the ROI like considering engaged time and repeat visitors which is something our friends over at Chartbeat have put into action.
Content marketing platform, Contently raised 9 million to empower brands as publishers. The self-service model connects writers with agencies and publishers to produce brand content whether they be white papers, sponsored articles or blog entries. While the industry seems to be shifting towards programmatic, there is also equal interest in custom, native experiences, putting Contently in a sweet spot. The Lab conducted some research on branded content on behalf of Forbes last year that found it to be most successful on publisher sites opposed to the brand’s own channels.