In an age where new channels and platforms are popping up daily, it is clear that traditional television’s reign is coming to an end. There is a new royal waiting in the wings and it’s clear that in 2017, content will be crowned king. Players like Netflix and Amazon churning out original content on a paid subscription basis and others seem to be following suit. Online video big wig YouTube is looking to join the game with a new slate of original content positioned to take over network television consumers.
YouTube chief business officer Robert Kyncl said. “We’re thrilled to announce that beginning later this year, some of the biggest YouTube creators and Hollywood names will be featured in seven new series on YouTube — bringing more can’t-get-enough-of and can’t-find-anywhere-else shows to everyone, everywhere. With these new shows, brands can be a part of content that’s generating buzz around the world.”
While some advertisers may balk at the idea of commercial free television, this is also an opportunity for advertisers and marketers. With an entirely new channel to promote product, advertisers just need to get creative. YouTube will partner with key advertisers such as Johnson & Johnson and Google Preferred. Advertisers will have the opportunity to build long term relationships with YouTube content creators that have the ability to infiltrate not only the shows audience, but the overall influence of the content creators audience as a whole.
What can advertisers do to stay up on the times? Advertisers should look to get involved with content creators and influencers. Don’t just look to put your product in front of direct selling audiences on TV and the web, put your product in the hands of trustable influencers and new media channels.
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