Branded Content Finds Home On Portals, Social Sites

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MediaPost, 10/25/10

Taking branded content to consumers at portals or on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter has emerged as an answer to the problem of finding or aggregating the perfect audience. That’s because the audience already exists and it gives companies one-on-one conversations that provide an opportunity to fundamentally change how they market themselves.

The portal Yahoo in the past two months launched destinations for three top brands: American Express: Business Solutions; Ram Truck: Ram Country on Yahoo Music; and State Farm: Ready, Set, Dance! And, updated new features on Bank of America: Financially Fit. Then in April, Toyota launched Who Knew? on Yahoo News.

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