Bloomberg, missing from Democratic debate stage, uses pricey ads to try to grab the spotlight

Posted on AllSides December 20th, 2019
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elections, Presidential elections, Democratic debates, campaign ads

Billionaire presidential contender Mike Bloomberg did not garner enough supporters or donors qualify for Thursday night’s Democratic debate, but he had a different kind of megaphone in the form of a YouTube banner ad — one of the most expensive and widest-reaching digital advertising slots.

The Bloomberg campaign’s 24-hour ad campaign on YouTube, which boasts a reach of 2 billion viewers per month, was the latest effort by the wealthy candidate to flood the airwaves to make up for his late entrance in the presidential race.

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