Manila, Philippines – Digital lifestyle network Summit Media has teamed up with content creator revenue accelerator Bent Pixels Asia (BPA) to expand the media group’s YouTube ad solutions, which includes monetising its pre-roll ad inventory for the YouTube channels of its online magazines.
This comes after Summit Media is currently foraying into growing its YouTube channels as their new digital direction.
Through this strategic partnership, BPA and Summit Media will offer advertisers ‘Reserved Media’ – an ad solution that allows advertisers to target Summit Media’s YouTube channels, and enables brands to exclusively run their pre-roll video ads for full share of voice roadblock for a given period of time, effectively owning Summit Media’s sought-after, quality audience and ad inventory on the platform.
Some of Summit Media’s YouTube channels including Esquire Philippines, Top Gear Philippines, Cosmo.ph, PEP.ph, Yummy, Preview, SPIN.ph and Spot.ph among others will be onboarded onto BPA’s network of premium YouTube creators.
BPA is part of Hepmil Media Group, a leading technology-driven media network that owns PGAG, a local leading comedy content platform.
Lisa Gokongwei-Cheng, Summit Media President, said, “Summit Media is very excited to be a partner of Bent Pixels Asia to sell our YouTube inventory directly to advertisers. Both groups have always stood for innovation in a rapidly changing industry, and we look forward to helping our clients reach their goals together.”
Meanwhile, Erwin Razon, general manager of BPA, commented, “We are excited to offer brands the opportunity to reach the quality and premium audiences of Summit Media on YouTube through our Reserved Media Solutions. With the content expertise of both BPA and Summit combined, we will continue to grow the network’s reach on the platform to cater to larger audiences that will be valuable for brands to target with premium media buying opportunities.”
BPA will also provide YouTube channel development programs to Summit Media, including workshops, best practices, and tools to help them sustainably grow the reach and subscriber base of its brands’ channels and produce quality content to engage their audiences.