YouTube Endorsement and Changes in the Web 2.0's Advertising Industry

Taruna Budiono, Agus Triyono


The internet provides an alternative for product owners to advertise with new media. Web 2.0 is an advanced phase of Internet technology that allows users to contribute to Internet content, which ultimately makes the Internet interactive. This study provides an overview of how YouTube channel endorsements change the advertising process and patterns of interaction between advertising industry players. This study describes three patterns of interaction that occur in the advertising industry in the context of YouTube channel endorsement. Media Ecology Theory is used as a foundation for thinking, while the research model used is Case Study. Data were obtained through in-depth interviews with five sources who worked in the advertising industry. Three of them work in advertising agencies, and two other sources work as YouTubers, and in a Multi-Channel Network company. The research found how YouTube channel endorsement altered patterns of interaction and production processes in the advertising industry. YouTube channel endorsement also brought new players in the advertising industry, namely Multi-Channel Network.


Advertising; endorsement; YouTube; web 2.0

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