Native advertising is a highly effective tactic that gives an ad the same tone and appearance as other content within a publication. You've probably seen native ads in the form of a sponsored article written to emulate editorial content or a display ad nestled among recommended content at the end of a blog post.
But while native ads give small businesses a huge opportunity to promote their products or services (while earning potentially massive brand recognition), failing to follow native advertising rules can land your brand in hot water — both with your customers and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Despite the risk, a whopping 37 percent of publishers are not native-compliant, according to MediaRadar. To meet your marketing goals without incurring hefty fines or losing customer trust, here are three things you should always do: