Google has signed a deal with Clear Channel Communications that will allow Google to place ads on Clear Channels’ radio stations.
Drew Hilles, Google Audio’s national sales director says:
This radio partnership with Clear Channel is a pretty big statement that Google is in the radio industry to stay and have a big impact.
Google has extended its online ad dominance by purchasing DoubleClick, and recently reached into the satelitte market via a deal with EchoStar.
The new deal calls for Google to sell a guaranteed portion of the 30-second spots available on Clear Channel’s 675 radio stations in top U.S. markets.