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Controlling all advertising on your YouTube Channel

Can it be done?

4:02 pm on Apr 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Sorry if this is the wrong forum but since you advertise on YouTube via Adwords, I thought this might be best. My question is, can you control ALL the advertising on your YouTube channel? For example, suppose you are doing a project for a nationally recognized brand like Example. and Example sells Widgets. And they want to have a national contest to see who can do the best video of using their Widgets in creative ways. However, the LAST thing they want is to have Competitor X, who also makes Widgets, advertising on their YouTube channel.

I've been hired by a company working for Example and Example has said several times, "we would want to make sure we can have ALL the advertising on that channel, even if we have to pay for it". To which the company I'm working for has repeatedly replied, "That's not going to be a problem. I'm sure they've got ways to do that."

Well, I've got my Google Adwords certification. I've been through all the help sections. I've looked for ways to do this. I don't think this is possible. _MAYBE_ talking directly to an Adwords rep you _might_ be able to work something out but I've been trying to tell the company I work for that they need to nail this down to a definitive answer and they keep thinking that there just HAS to be a way.

To complicate the matter, Example company currently does _absolutely no_ Adwords advertising so it's not like we can just have them call up their dedicated Adwords rep and use their "pull".

Does anyone know that this is definitely possible (no matter how insanely difficult to get or expensive).
6:17 pm on Apr 7, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Branded YT Channel -- Ad Control:

Also, contact a YouTube rep that is assigned to the Branded Channels area, ask them about a "Custom Branded Channel" solution.

If that doesn't get them to cough up an answer, ask about a "White-listed Enhanced YouTube Channel".

If you can commit to a media spend, bring that up after you've asked about free options.