With banner blindness and ad-blocking software on the rise, native advertising is growing rapidly. And while there are plenty of thorny issues, Young & Shand co-founder Ben Young thinks that’s a good thing for marketers.
Author Ben Young
Niche publishers have sold their audiences based on the premise that their readers are valuable. The problem has been that this was eroded by extended audiences, interest and behavioral targeting. But native advertising allows niche publishers to sell integrated campaigns, rather than selling rapidly commoditised space, says Ben Young.