Teens love YouTube. Do advertisers?


There’s no better sales pitch than a horde of screaming teenagers. YouTube’s stars, like, Hannah Hart, Smosh and Fine Brothers, may be relatively unknown to the mainstream, but teenagers are rabidly obsessed.

As it happens, a rabidly obsessed following of teenagers is valuable to advertisers. And so on Wednesday night, YouTube [fortune-stock symbol=”GOOG”] smartly put those teenagers on display for a crowd of 2,400 besuited advertisers at its NewFront ad sales event. Teens filled the first several rows of the Madison Square Garden presentation, adding a massive helping of “Woooooo”s to just about everything YouTube CEO Susan Wojicki said.

“The number of people visiting Youtube is up by 40% year on year,” she declared. Wooooo!

“Watch time is growing by 50% year on year.” Wooooo!

“YouTube reaches more 18 to 49 year olds on mobile alone than any cable network.” Wooooo!

“Fans,”Wojicki quipped, “feel free to do that whenever I…

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