Create a video ad

Every business has a story to tell. Bring yours to life with YouTube video ads.

Lights. Phone. Action.

Making a video ad doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive, and all kinds of production styles, tools, and techniques can work. In fact, a simple video shot on a phone might be the best way to showcase what makes your business unique. However you choose to do it, there are YouTube resources to help you make your ad great.

Your guide to video creative

Your guide to video creative

The video you use is one of the biggest factors in how well a YouTube campaign performs. Before you start filming, take a look at a few popular video techniques that can help your business stand out.

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YouTube creative directory

YouTube creative directory

It’s easier than ever to connect with creative partners and take the guesswork out of creating video. Whatever your need or budget, our global directory of YouTube experts can help you make a great ad.

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The ABCDs of effective video ads

The ABCDs of effective video ads

Attention, Branding, Connection, Direction – these are the four principles of creating effective YouTube video ads. This ABCDs guide has recommendations to help you put our data-backed best practices to work.

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See what’s working for other businesses

These successful YouTube ads show that you don’t need a big budget to make a big impact.

Set up a YouTube channel

Once you’ve created an ad, you’ll need a YouTube channel where you can host it. A YouTube channel is free and it only takes a few minutes to set up.

Get started with YouTube Ads

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