YouTube Makes the Case That It Helps Build Brands

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 14/10/2011 18:40

Despite online video and commercial-skipping DVRs, companies still spend 38 percent of their advertising budgets on television ads and just 1 percent on online video. YouTube is trying to change that.

In a bid to lure TV ad dollars, YouTube is making the case to brands that online video is the best way to reach customers. It is part of the YouTube's evolution from a free-for-all Web site for goofball videos to, it hopes, a destination for professionally produced videos and the advertisers that want to appear near them.

To read this New York Times report in full, see:
www.nytimes.com/2011/10/14/business/media/youtube-makes-the-case-that-it-helps-build-brands.html

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