Upworthy Claims It Can Deliver Its Positive Spin for Brands

Says ads improve perception up to 25%

At some point, you've probably come across a post from Upworthy, the publisher known for its emotional stories that make readers feel pumped up about the world. While this tactic has been shown to work for editorial articles—and has drawn guest curators like George Takei and Michelle Obama—the viral purveyors claim it can also change people's opinions about a company. And it's got the attention of clients Unilever, Gap, Pantene and Target.