Google's James Rosenthal on Massive YouTube Use in the Living Room

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November 17, 2017
Updated 4mo ago

Google's director of global agency James Rosenthal joined Cheddar to discuss YouTube's expansion into the home and how Google's growth.

WPP's CEO Sir Martin Sorrell said Google listens better than Facebook in terms of taking feedback from WPP.

In response, Rosenthal says their relationship could be attributed to working with WPP for a longer amount of time. Rosenthal says Google has learned the best way to get stuff done is to listen, and not impose on what they think is the only way things work.

On how clients are leaning into new initiatives such as virtual reality, Rosenthal says Google would like to first get to the basics and master ROI with clients before taking them to the next level.

In the latest earnings call Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced YouTube viewership in living rooms is up to 100 million hours per day, representing a 70 percent increase year over year. Rosenthal says the numbers speak for themselves on this new way of watching streaming content.