Skopje, government spends half a million Euros for Google ads

Skopje, government spends half a million Euros for Google ads

Skopje, May 12, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

The government in former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has decided to spend over half a million Euros to put adverts of the country in Google.

Government spokesman, Aleksandar Georgiev, has informed that the government secretariat has signed an agreement with internet company Google for the promotion of the government in the most known search engine on the internet.

The initial value of the agreement was 270 thousand Euros, but then it went to 514 thousand Euros.

Even in the past, the government has spent millions of Euros for the promotion of the country in the foreign media.

An advertising contract was signed last year with CNN (Cable News Network), and the cost of the technical preparation of the video was 625 thousand Euros, not to mention the amount for the broadcast time on this news network. /ibna/