A while back -- OK, a long while back -- a subscriber asked us to look into sponsored content. What were the trends? What was more common, one-offs or comprehensive packages? Are agencies increasingly "owning" sponsored content for their clients? In response, we produced a deep-dive with resources designed to help brands and agencies make the best decisions possible.
[SWMS contributor Clay Patrick writes:] Sponsored content can be a very daunting investment (at least it was to me when I first learned about its cost) but offering target audiences a controlled message with a massive credibility boost presents a significant opportunity.
Sponsored content is a tool in the toolbox. Considering the expense, it's smart to know exactly what one hopes to accomplish with it, and that it's the right tool for the job. To that end, our sponsored content deep-dive spotted five prominent themes/purposes in 2021. Maybe one of them will work for you.