Advertising on UGC Sites

comScore has published the results of a study on consumer response to ads in different formats/properties. Not surprisingly, Gen Y and those close to them are showing different propensity to engage with and trust an ad than the older population.

Based on the results, it is clear that major media advertising dollars will increasingly move to UGC properties. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. The transition can be aided by technology that protects brands from exposure to undesirable content. An example of this type of technology is AdSafe, launched recently by our own THCN (The Health Central Network).

About Simeon Simeonov

I'm an entrepreneur, hacker, angel investor and reformed VC. I am currently Founder & CTO of Swoop, a search advertising platform. Through FastIgnite I invest in and work with a few great startups to get more done with less. Learn more, follow @simeons on Twitter and connect with me on LinkedIn.
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2 Responses to Advertising on UGC Sites

  1. Pingback: Where do social media passions intersect with advertising effectiveness? « Lightspeed Venture Partners Blog

  2. Anubhav says:

    Content is now the fastest commodity on the web. It is being produced and consumed by the users in an infinite cycle. The future of content is with users. I have an interesting video to showcase the same and future of media at

    http://likeiknowit.wordpress.com/2008/05/14/prometeus-the-media-revolution/

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