Unlike many other digital news sites, Buzzfeed decided not to run banner ads from the beginning. An early proponent of the brands as publishers movement, Buzzfeed instead encouraged advertisers to create native advertising content that would integrate seamlessly into Buzzfeed’s homepage news feed. In this interview with Cannes TV, founder Jonah Peretti talks about the [...]

Unlike many other digital news sites, Buzzfeed decided not to run banner ads from the beginning. An early proponent of the brands as publishers movement, Buzzfeed instead encouraged advertisers to create native advertising content that would integrate seamlessly into Buzzfeed’s homepage news feed. In this interview with Cannes TV, founder Jonah Peretti talks about the secret to the publisher’s success in the new era of social news and native ads.