Danny Sullivan informs about a Wall Street Journal article, Google gains on goal of controlling and targeting TV commercials. WSJ reports, “Google Inc. has established a toehold in pursuing of one its next big ambitions: controlling which television ads viewers see and tailoring them to consumers' interests.”
The Mountain View, Calif., company honed the highly profitable Internet model of search advertising — that is, selling ads targeted directly at consumers based on the terms they enter into Web search engines. Last year, the eight-year-old company racked up more than $10 billion of revenue by brokering online ads for itself and its partners.
Google has been showing keenness about targeting TV commercials. This seems to be the first conscious step they have taken in that direction.