BuzzFeed Launches New Ad Format to Further Monetize Its Big Social Reach

BuzzFeed's made a name for itself with a cross-platform distribution model that relies heavily on publishing to social platforms. Now, it's looking to leverage that reach for more brand dollars. During a keynote at South by Southwest Interactive, BuzzFeed's marketing chief Frank Cooper unveiled a beta test of an ad format dubbed Swarm. It allows advertisers to run campaigns simultaneously across all of his company's Web and mobile properties and six of its social platforms: Snapchat Discover, Vine, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr. "Instead of forcing all your traffic and spending all your resources to drive people to your owned and operated platforms, why not go to where they are," Cooper said. "We've done it, and in doing that we've built this power of an audience that crosses these different platforms." Cooper added that Swarm is a "cross-platform strategy that's designed to light up our entire network in a big, coordinated post." He didn't mention pricing for the ad unit during his address, although it's safe to say it will cost a premium compared to other BuzzFeed buys. NBCUniversal was the first to test the ad format to promote the movie Sisters, which stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. One week before the flick was released in December, the film studio ran ads across all of BuzzFeed's social and Web properties, resulting in BuzzFeed content making up three of the movie's top 10 pieces of content on Facebook that were tagged with the film's hashtag. "We're... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

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