Effective Spend Speaks on YouTube Advertising at Social Media Week Austin

This February, Social Media Week came to Austin for its third and biggest year yet! Social Media Week Austin (SMWATX) brings together marketing, media, and technology professionals from more than 50 countries with a curiosity and passion for new ideas, innovations and emerging trends in social media.

Effective Spend’s own Natalia Wulfe and Jared Scott were among the more than 100 speakers on this year’s agenda, which spanned three full days of social media presentations from the industry’s top thought leaders.

In their YouTube Advertising presentation, Natalia and Jared shared their own experiences using YouTube ads to promote their recently launched YouTube channel, Effective on Amazon.

YouTube Advertising

In their session, Natalia and Jared shared practical insights for getting started with YouTube advertising, including audience targeting, ad formats, success metrics and much more!

The presentation laid out two distinct strategies. The first, geared toward content publishers, focuses on promoting your channel or video content with YouTube Video Discovery ads. This strategy uses keyword targeting to serve ads within the YouTube search results, reaching an audience that is actively searching for topics related to your video content.

The second YouTube advertising strategy is geared toward eCommerce companies that are focused on driving sales online. This strategy combines Google custom intent audiences with the powerful TrueView for Action ad format to target customers that have recently been shopping for your product. The TrueView ad format incorporates three different call to action elements to help drive engagement and conversion.

Courtney Smith

Courtney is a graduate of the University of North Texas where she received degrees in Digital Retailing and Merchandising with a minor in Marketing. She now contributes to the management of eCommerce paid search campaigns, internal marketing, and Effective on Amazon. In her downtime, Courtney enjoys exploring the Austin area's popular nature spots.