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Monetising Youtube video via Ad Agency?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by samiejg, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    I've recently received a message from what appears to be a pretty big ad agency who says they're considering using my video in one of their ads and wanted to discuss with me further on the topic.

    I'm just wondering, is this something that I should expect to monetize from? If so, what do you think would be an appropriate amount to.. I guess.. "license" my video out for?

    Incase you're curious about the quality of the video. It is a bit of an older video (me when I was a child), but it's naturally gained about 150k viewers (although over a couple years and without sharing ANYWHERES). It also generated a lot of likes and the comments are pretty great and positive. I think about 50k of those viewers came over a few days when it got posted to a huge blog.

    Anyways, just wondering what you guys think so when I start to talk business I will know what to aim for.
     
  2. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    Anyone have any suggestions? I just received an email from them with all the details and offering $2000 to use it in a commercial or something. Think I should take it?
     
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    johniscool Newbie

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    Talk to an entertainment attorney. Unless you are okay with $2k even if they make $100 million from it.
     
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    flybeta Junior Member

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    Sounds pretty good you can always ask them for more I mean they want it obviously. I would try and double it see what they counter.
     
  5. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    Yeah, that does sound tempting to try. I'm just worried about them changing their minds or something though. I wish there was a place to see how much people normally get paid for this type of stuff.

    I don't want to give out any specifics about my particular situation, but the company that the ad is getting created for is worth about 15 billion (according to nasdaq).

    I'm so lost at trying to figure out what to do. Their messages to me are saying they a "considering" using my video... but then the rest of the conversation makes it seem like they are really interested. I just don't want to mess things up for myself.
     
  6. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    I think I decided that I will first wait and see if it's a TV ad, or if it's a online video ad that goes on the companies youtube channel or something. If it's on tv then maybe I will say I want double, but otherwise if it's on Youtube maybe I'll just go along with the $2000.
     
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    Keep us posted, I would like to know how that works out.