The New York Times (NYT) is to boost the effectiveness of its mobile native advertising formats with the launch of ‘Mobile Moments’, the first phase of a “long-term” plan to boost mobile revenues.
Enabled via the NYT app, the mobile user will see relevant material based on the particular content they search for at specific times during the day.
The Times’s commercial content group – T Brand Studio – will be responsible for the creation of user-specific text or ‘Screenplays’ that will make up the personalised content.
The new ad product is set for launch this Autumn.
“Mobile Moments is the first phase of a long-term mobile native advertising solution that will continue to evolve,” said Sebastian Tomich, senior vice president of advertising and innovation at NYT.
“Mobile Moments continues The Times’s progression into tailored journalism following the creation of one-sentence stories on Apple Watch, and Morning Briefing – an advice-giving feature that readies readers for their day.
“Our solution is three-fold: present bigger, better and more dynamic mobile creative; provide context for the mobile creative (where there is no adjacency); and tailor the mobile creative to the readers’ needs,” he added.
It follows the news that Yahoo recently looked to develop its native ads offering with the acquisition of Polyvore.
Set up in 2007, Polvyore is a social shopping site allowing users to collate fashion and beauty products, and share them with the online community for possible purchase. Yahoo is said to have paid $230m for the company.