TrueView To The Rescue: Homer Simpson’s “Mr. Plow” Business Is Saved In New Ad For YouTube
YouTube also says the number of SMB advertisers on the platform has doubled in the past two years.
YouTube’s newest pitchman is Homer Simpson in a new ad targeted at small and mid-sized businesses. The new “Homer Simpson saves the day with YouTube” ad went live Thursday and is the result of a YouTube collaboration with FOX and Gracie Films.
In the video spot, Homer’s nascent snow plowing business, “Mr. Plow,” is saved when daughter Lisa puts up a TrueView ad campaign on YouTube. With his locally targeted video ad showing on screens all over town, Homer’s (landline) phone starts ringing off the hook with new business.
YouTube also said that for the first time, small and medium-sized businesses make up the majority of the advertisers on YouTube and that the number of SMB advertisers has doubled over the past two years, according to internal data from Q4 2013 to Q4 2015.
Watch the new YouTube ad here: