Monday, December 24, 2012
Native Video Ads: Silicon Valley?s Shiny New Thing Or Industry Savior?
Editor's note:?Charles Gabriel is vice president of sales for the AOL On Network. For anyone who?s attended a conference on online media or advertising, or read any of the industry trades over the last six months, the phrase "native advertising" is all but inescapable. Originally coined by Fred Wilson, it?s been evangelized into 2012?s biggest buzzword. Its advocates point to Facebook?s Sponsored Stories and Twitter?s Promoted Tweets as well as experiments from the likes of?Forbes?and?The Atlantic?as evidence of the category?s growing prominence.