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Hearst-Argyle Television Inc agreed with Google Inc to become the first television industry reseller of the Google AdWords advertising program. The company said it would use its Web sales force to provide marketers in its 26 local markets access to Google AdWords.
Hearst-Argyle to Become Reseller of Google Ads Program [reuters.com]
Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. today announced a new strategic agreement with Google in which Hearst-Argyle will become the first television industry reseller of the Google AdWords(TM) advertising program.
Hearst-Argyle Television sales reps can now resell Adwords...Hearst-Argyle Television owns 29 local tv stations and owns 30 big sites.
Google AdWords now has access to a lot more small and medium sized businesses.
Meanwhile, Adwords resellers (aka Agencies) in EMEA are seeing the end of Best Practice Funding (BPF) in 2008 to ensure a "level playing field" for all.
One of the off-quoted reasons by Google staff for the drop in EMEA agency commission previously and it's termination after 2008 is because "there's no such industry commissions paid in the US so why should EMEA agencies get it"?
The smell of bulls**t from Mountain View does reach as far as Europe guys.
Google appoints a US reseller/agency of ads presumably for some commission