oh-no-justin-bieber-is-on-the-cover-of-forbesfor-investing-in-startupsSo we’re all busy talking about “branded content” right now, but we don’t really have much in the way of research demonstrating how effective if can be. Forbes has been in that game longer than most, and they just commissioned a study from IPG Media Labs to prove that their stuff is worth the money. Let’s review.

After customers read five pages from the Forbes online BrandVoices project, IPG concluded that they were:

  • 41% more likely to express an “intent to buy” the brand’s products
  • 28% more likely to report having a favorable view of the brand

Here are the key numbers in our minds:

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