Introducing: Native Ad/Content Marketing At Future Startup

Introducing: Native Ad/Content Marketing At Future Startup

About 7 months ago, we launched, in beta, our branded content studio at FS called Storylab.

At Storylab, we design, produce and distribute powerful stories for affluent, influential, engaged, tech-savvy audiences in Bangladesh.

In short, our native ad service turns mere ads into meaningful and compelling articles, reviews, and stories and helps build a meaningful connection with your audience.

We distribute the stories through the FS website, newsletter, and social channels.

If you are interested, simply fill out this form, our team will reach out to you.

Product Details

  • FS native ad is a form of paid/sponsored content (i.e. articles, stories) that we develop in collaboration with brands and publish on our website and social channels.
  • FS Native ad is designed in a manner which adds value to your target audience as a brand and is non-disruptive in manner.

You can use our native content ad for:

  • As part of your ongoing marketing/advertising campaign
  • Thought leadership pieces
  • Educational content
  • Product review
  • Explainer for a product/feature
  • Explainer for an offer
  • Custom content series
  • Whitepapers
  • Reports
  • Content-based microsite

Distribution – we make sure your stories reach your target audience

  • Future Startup website (
  • FS Weekly Newsletter (goes to over 3200 subscribers every week)
  • Future Startup social channels such as Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter etc

A few examples of our previous native content ad:

A few of our other valued content partners: G&R, Dhaka Bank, Ispahani MIrzapore Tea, Flight Expert Bangladesh, Hub Dhaka, Bd Venture Limited, e-Courier, BRAC Social Innovation Lab.

How we develop native content

We develop the native stories in collaboration with your marketing and brand team taking your campaign objective into consideration, then distribute through our platforms i.e. website and social feeds.

  • Understand your KPI
  • Produce powerful content
  • Use sophisticated distribution techniques
  • Report after the campaign

On the top of that, these stories remain live at FS for the lifetime. (note: our native ads are editorially independent and produced by our content studio, Storylab and maintains strict ethical guideline)

Why native ad

  • The sponsored native content format allows your brand to tell a little story about your work, brand, and company — sometimes directly selling the product or service, other times offering relevant information in your field (ready for some retirement planning or a wonderful tour of lifetime?), still others conveying a feel-good pro bono message (content about how much a company cares) which is often can’t be done through a banner ad. (Poynter)
  • It allows brands to engage constructively with its target audience and educate them when it is required for providing engaging content.
  • According to Share Through Native Ads result in 2X more visual focus than banners and are read in the same way as editorial headlines.
  • Reading a Native Ad headline yields 308X MORE time of consumer attention than processing an image or banner.
  • Native ads registered a 9% higher lift in brand affinity over banner ads and an 18% higher lift for purchase intent over banner ads
FS Story lab Native ad Pitch Deck

FS Story lab Native ad Pitch Deck

Our audience


  • Who: Entrepreneurs, startup founders, business and tech professionals, investors and analysts, academicians, entrepreneurial-minded young professionals and students
  • Age: 25-34 years old – 53.84%, 35-54 years old – 20%, 18-24 – 23.92%, male 75%
  • Location: Bangladesh – 72.3%, USA – 7%, India – 4.9%, UK – 1.8%
  • Industries: startups and tech, VC/PE, Analysts, banking/finance, telecom, FMCG, Infrastructure, Marketing, media etc.

More granular details:

  • Executives to senior leaders: All telecom operators, major banks, MNCs and local conglomerates, major FMCG companies – Ispahani, Unilever, Kazi Food, Rahimafrooz, ACI, Meena Bazar, PRAN, Nitol Niloy, and more, Brac and many leading NGOs, and more.
    Startups and teams in Dhaka
  • Media and publication: the Daily Star, Prothom Alo, and more
    We do extremely well with business and tech students and grads from leading public and private universities in Bangladesh
  • Analysts at consultancies, PE firms, and VC firms
  • A growing number of academicians read us and use our materials in classrooms

Find out what we can do for you: please fill out this form, our team will get in touch with you or email us at [email protected]

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