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YouTube stardom just got a lot closer to the real thing.

YouTube stars are going to get their own promotional TV spots and premium-priced ad rates as part of an effort to package online video stars like they’re traditional TV celebrities, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki tells Ad Age. Meanwhile, YouTube has announced plans to package up its top 5 percent best-performing content and sell premium-priced ad commitments against those channels in advance, reportedly at rates that rival those of traditional TV networks.

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um, i do not know if Pewdiepie will be that well received outside of Youtube... just saying, imagine his screeching on TV.
     
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Lol, I'm just imagining what would happen if Youtube used my videos for this.

Giant bus ads nationwide and hour long TV spots of a deranged horse eating chocolate.

All while staring at the most horrifying hands in existence. lachen.gif
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This seems kinda dumb...
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Lol, I'm just imagining what would happen if Youtube used my videos for this.

Giant bus ads nationwide and hour long TV spots of a deranged horse eating chocolate.

All while staring at the most horrifying hands in existence. lachen.gif
You're saying that like it's a bad thing?
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YouTube "celebrities", seriously?

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You're saying that like it's a bad thing?

You're saying that like it's a good thing...and it's not. X_x

Either way, this whole celebrity thing sounds like a horrible idea...with annoying consequences.
Edited by DVLux - 4/16/14 at 4:47pm
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YouTube "celebrities", seriously?

Yeah exactly...

What is this world coming to rolleyes.gif
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YouTube "celebrities", seriously?

Yeah exactly...

What is this world coming to rolleyes.gif

Not sure why it's so far fetched. Some of the people on YouTube attract a better viewership than lesser received TV shows. They obviously don't get the weekly viewership that your big channels and shows get, but regardless, the appeal and viewership is there.
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You're saying that like it's a good thing...and it;s not. X_x
Every other YouTuber becoming a celebrity would be a bad thing, frick is the exception.

Imagine if you saw a full size billboard ad of him licking a giant gummy bear! biggrin.gif
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