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Browse our range of effectiveness studies for insight into newsbrands’ ROI, context and influence

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From finance to motors - all you need to know about newsbrands’ advertising effectiveness across different sectors

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An in-depth look at the effectiveness of newsbrands’ advertising online in print and online, plus how they work together to maximise ROI


Projects in this section explore the value of the newsbrand environment and look at the performance benchmarks for newsbrand advertising.

Context matters

A brain science study revealing why ads in quality editorial environments are more effective

Newsworks and the Association for Online Publishing (AOP) partnered with Neuro-Insight to investigate the effect of context on brain responses to identical ads.

White paper: The power of context

Research by Newsworks & Magnetic

Newsworks and Magnetic team up to explore the quality context published media provide and how it affects brand advertising, including new analysis of the IPA databank by Peter Field.

Paying (for) attention

by Mike Follet

Mike Follett, managing director of Lumen, demonstrates the advantages of the quality digital newsbrand environment, as evidenced by eye-tracking.

Viewable ads don’t always get viewed, but digital newsbrands provide a quality inventory and out-perform all other sites on attention, getting noticed earlier and viewed for longer.

The impact of site design, number of ads, available formats and relevant content on attention help explain why digital newsbrands deliver 80% more viewable impressions actually seen than non-newsbrand sites.

Attention in a quality environment

by Lumen

Lumen eye tracking research demonstrates the power of newsbrands to capture attention across both print and digital platforms. The findings explore the value of newsbrands’ quality environment and how newsbrand content creates attention for advertisers.