BuzzFeed always seems to be the first online publication that comes up when people want to talk about smart, creative approaches to “native” advertising, so here’s a cool example of what the site is doing with advertisers — it’s partnering with GE to allow readers to navigate the site in “Flight Mode.”
The campaign was designed to promote GE Aviation’s presence at the Paris Air Show, a weeklong industry event that ends today. In Flight Mode, BuzzFeed becomes a grid of articles, and readers fly over that grid in a little plane. When they alight on a headline that interests them, they just hit the space bar and they can read the article in the normal view.
I don’t know if I’d always want to navigate BuzzFeed (or any other site) this way, but for a few minutes, at least, it’s novel and fun.
President and COO Jon Steinberg…
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