Social Media in Contemporary Marketing: YouTube Advertising for the Guerrillas
HARSHITA GUPTA & SAUMYA SINGH
Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad, India
Media Watch 8 (3) 413-422, 2017
The guerrillas of the modern day marketing arena have been eyeing the innovative strategies to promote their products. They aim to grab the maximum attention with least amount the capital spent. This is what guerrilla marketing revolves around. YouTube has evolved as one such platform. It is being used as a powerful medium by the marketing managers to advertise their products on a world-wide stage by less spending. The paper throws light on the effectiveness of YouTube as a guerrilla strategy to know what attributes in a YouTube advertisement attracts the viewers to view and like it. Content analysis of fifty advertisements on YouTube of the consumer electronics segment has been done to know how the audience response to this new form of advertising platform.