Ad Age Scoop: 'Reckitt Benckiser Breaks Record With $40 Million Video Buy'

Michael Learmonth of Advertising Age has just reported that "Reckitt Benckiser is pouring nearly $40 million into web video in 2010, thought to be the biggest single buy for the medium." Okay, I wish that I'd gotten this scoop, but I've got to tip my hat to Ad Age.

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Now, if you've never heard of Reckitt Benckiser, it's is a British global consumer goods company that owns of hundreds of household brands such as Air Wick, Calgon, Clearasil, Lysol, Vanish, and Woolite.

According to Learmonth, Reckitt Benckiser "is essentially doubling-down on its 2009 campaign, which was also at the time the biggest yet for web video at an estimated $20 million. New for 2010: The buy is going global, and YouTube is participating."

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Greg Jarboe is president of SEO-PR, which provides search engine optimization, public relations, video marketing, and social media marketing services. He's the author of "YouTube and Video Marketing: An Hour a Day," a faculty member at Rutgers University and Market Motive, as well as a frequent speaker at SES conferences.