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7 key takeaways from IAB’s study on in-feed sponsored content

  1. Despite demographic and content differences, business and entertainment news users are highly receptive to in-feed sponsored content if it is relevant, authoritative and trustworthy.
  2. General news users are the least receptive but also said that they can have a positive experience if the advertising is relevant, authoritative and trustworthy.
  3. Well done sponsored content can enhance the credibility of the site and the site’s credibly can enhance the perceived credibility of the in-feed sponsored content (33% lift in perceived credibility of the sponsored content when on credibly perceived news site)
  4. The fit between the site and the brand is critical to success with consumers.
  5. In-feed sponsored content is least useful for generating new brand awareness. 
  6. In-feed sponsored content is most useful for established brands that seek to enhance and differentiate their image, deepen existing consumer relationships, to launch brand extensions.
  7. The best in-feed sponsored content tells a story and fulfills the human need for a compelling narrative. 

Read the full study here.

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