Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton – The story their ad creatives tell

As the political race heats up, we are finding that the ad creatives being placed tell a story about the candidate, their shift in campaign strategies, and how they position themselves against their competition. Using MediaRadar, we were able to look at ad creatives over time in order to figure out how their story unfolded. Let's look at Bernie Sanders vs. Hillary Clinton over the past year.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens– What did MediaRadar pick up on?

It's been a little over 2 weeks since the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released. Nearly 10 years after the last live-action Star Wars film, the film garnered exponential attention and excitement, peaking our interest in how marketing for one of the biggest releases of 2015 was approached. Here's what we picked up:

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Traditional Broadcasters vs. Cable Sites: Are there “best practices” when it comes to online video advertising?

Since the emergence of online video, advertisers have been testing the water with which lengths are the most profitable , and yet, nothing seems to be concrete just yet in the world of online video advertising. However, we are capable of uncovering trends regarding video length already set by traditional national broadcaster and cable networks. Here's what we can report on so far:

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Automakers Use Advertising to Drive Sales

We were so excited to work with MediaPost’s Marketing Daily to discuss our data regarding the state of auto sales. What we found out was fascinating and right up our alley! It turns out, auto companies boosted their digital spend this year, increasing their online advertising behavior. All six automakers increased their online advertising, here’s the breakdown: GM placed on 68% more sites, FCA-80%,Nissan Motor-90%, Honda-73%, Toyota-67%, and Ford, coming in the lead with a whopping online ad boost of 97%. Read the full article here where MediaRadar CEO, Todd Krizelman, discusses how automakers increased their online presence through native advertising.

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MediaRadar’s CEO– from past to present: get to know Todd Krizelman

Before Kevin Systrom and Mark Zuckerberg, there was Todd Krizelman, one of the youngest Internet sensations of the first dot com boom. In 1995, as a 20 year old student at Cornell, he cofounded a social media company called TheGlobe.com, based in New York City. TheGlobe.com allowed users to engage with one another through chat and games, while also being able to publish their own web pages. On its first day going public, shares flew from $9 to $97! But, in 2 years, the stock would only be worth $2.

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MediaRadar is compared to ‘legal’ insider trading

On August 10, 2015, New York Post compared our ad tracking software to what one would consider insider trading–except legal! After Wall Street professionals got wind of our tool, an advertising tracking tool capable of predicting how well a company will fare at a given time, they started warming up to the idea of MediaRadar.

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Programmatic native: Tragedy of the commons?

An emerging new trend in native advertising combines the value of native with the easy placement of programmatic. But who is this favorable for?

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A Response to Brian Colbert’s Native Advertising Op-Ed in Digiday

Brian Colbert’s op-ed in Digiday about defending native advertising’s premium value gets the message right: if publishers get caught up in the hype, native’s value could go the way of the banner – and take a lot of hard-won brand trust with it. Just how close are we to this adpocalypse? The answer is in the data.

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Marketers in Many Verticals Are Choosing Native

With comedian John Oliver’s tasteful takedown of native advertising still ringing in the ears of many digital advertisers and publishers, many have been wondering how common native advertising is today. Our recent native advertising research shows that native advertising is being embraced by digital publishers and advertisers across numerous publishing and advertising verticals – not just viral news sites and large consumer brands.

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