The effectiveness of native advertising can make it deceptive, endangering journalistic credibility, say a group of 56 anonymous journalists and advertising and public relations executives interviewed by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder and Baylor University.
“While the responses we heard about the efficacy of native advertising is alarming, it does have some truth to it that we, as advertisers, have to deliver good content,” Erin Schauster, an assistant professor of advertising at CMCI, said. “We have to deliver content that the audience wants to engage with. We just have to do it in a respectful, transparent, honest way.”
Our very own "Native Advertising Trends 2016 - the NEWS Media Industry” was published in September as the largest, most comprehensive native ad survey in the news media industry to date. The findings are based on answers from 156 news media executives (each representing their own company) in 48 countries. You'll learn about their budget expectations, what they see as the biggest threats to native advertising as well as what the most effective ways of doing native advertising are according to news media executives. The report is made in collaboration with INMA.