More Big Advertisers Suspend Google Ads Over Offensive Videos

By jneff@adage.com (Jack Neff)


Another wave of marketers has suspended advertising on YouTube or in some cases other Google properties in what’s shaping up as an unprecedented revolt against the world’s largest digital media player over ads placed with objectionable content.

General Motors, Walmart, Pepsico and FX Networks on Friday joined brand marketers that include Johnson & Johnson, Verizon and AT&T, which earlier in the week said they’ve halted YouTube advertising over brand-safety issues.

The Association of National Advertisers also issued a statement Friday supporting “several ANA members” that “have suspended their advertising on Google websites, including YouTube, after some ads were placed near objectionable content including hate speech and terrorist-oriented websites”

Another wave of marketers has suspended advertising on YouTube or in some cases other Google properties in what’s shaping up as an unprecedented revolt against the world’s largest digital media player over ads placed with objectionable content.

General Motors, Walmart, Pepsico and FX Networks on Friday joined brand marketers that include Johnson & Johnson, Verizon and AT&T, which earlier in the week said they’ve halted YouTube advertising over brand-safety issues.

The Association of National Advertisers also issued a statement Friday supporting “several ANA members” that “have suspended their advertising on Google websites, including YouTube, after some ads were placed near objectionable content including hate speech and terrorist-oriented websites”

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Source:: Advertising Age – Digital