Deutsche Telekom reinforces its strategic relationship with Google offering Google Adwords
May 15, 2012
- Deutsche Telekom becomes the first multi-national telecom operator to offer Google AdWords across multiple countries
- Agreement broadens Deutsche Telekom’s portfolio for small and medium-sized businesses
Deutsche Telekom announced today that it has extended its strategic partnership with Google to offer Google’s AdWords advertising platform to small and medium sized enterprises. The agreement is the first Google has entered into with a multi-national telecom operator offering Google AdWords across multiple countries and applies to Deutsche Telekom’s entire European footprint.
Currently, search advertising represents one of the fastest growing segments of the total on-line advertising spending, expected to grow by 12,7 % on average by 20151. With Google AdWords, Deutsche Telekom provides small and medium-sized enterprises with a complete turnkey solution. It allows them to focus on their business and meanwhile boost their sales, when potential customers are searching for their products or services via Google.
With this co-operation, Deutsche Telekom enriches its comprehensive portfolio of services for small and medium-sized enterprises. It is also in line with Deutsche Telekom’s strategy to invest in new businesses and pockets of growth.
"Our partnership with Google builds on Deutsche Telekom’s existing relationships with small and medium-sized businesses and encourages them to use online advertising to find and target new customers, whether they are just around the corner or across the globe. By adding Google AdWords to our comprehensive portfolio, we further improve our customer value proposition across our footprint," says Dr. Gunnar Pahnke, Vice President Strategy Execution Europe at Deutsche Telekom.
"We're excited to be entering this new phase in our strategic alliance with Deutsche Telekom. The Premier SMB Partner programme was created to help small and medium sized businesses that don’t have the time or resources to manage their online advertising campaigns. Deutsche Telekom will be able to offer AdWords advice, expertise and experience to businesses wishing to reach new customers online", says Carlo D’Asaro Biondo, Vice President of Southern Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa Operations at Google.
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About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with over 129 million mobile customers, almost 34 million fixed-network lines and 17 million broadband lines (as of March 31, 2012). The Group provides products and services for the fixed network, mobile communications, the Internet and IPTV for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has over 235,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 58.7 billion in the 2011 financial year - more than half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2011).
Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner Program
The Google AdWords Premier SMB Partner Program connects experienced AdWords partners with businesses that want expert help in creating, managing and optimizing their online advertising campaigns. Google works with a limited number of Premier Partners in each market, who show proven ability to help bring Google’s advertising solutions to small and medium sized businesses. Premier SMB Partners benefit from direct access to Google and support of all kinds - executive, technical, sales, marketing, account and partner management.
More information about the program is available through following link:
AdWords is a cost effective, efficient way for businesses of all sizes to advertise their products and services at exactly the time their customers are looking for them. Using the cost-per-click (CPC) model, businesses can select and bid on keywords related to what they are selling and pay only when an interested user clicks on their ad. Advanced targeting options, customizable ads, and detailed reporting enable advertisers to evaluate the benefits and performance of their cost-per-click advertising efforts. More information is available at www.adwords.google.com.
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