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Community Opinion - Ads by FanDuel?


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It has the possibility to be a win/win but a fairly short lived one. Sure, they can get a TAD more exposure from a tech based Youtube channel but I don't see them getting the type of traffic they would be wanting in return. 

 

Depending on how much they are fronting upfront or if it's a "you get x% from the 1200 unique visitors we got from your channel" - Would filling it with another sponsor fit the ad spot better?


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It seems like a confusing and ill met match for LMG's content in all truth, but I'm speaking from my own taste more than anything. I don't mind the advertisement and if it benefits LMG as a whole I don't mind it, but sports based advertisements for a typically PC gamer based audience doesn't seem like a terribly nice fit.


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I want to say yes as it'd be another revenue stream but the audience really doesn't match up imo.

Minor thing for me: The cross section of tech heads / people that would gamble on sports seems to be quite small so it may be a fairly small revenue stream for you guys.

Major thing for me: It's effectively a gambling site sponsoring a content creator with the majority of the audience being under the age of 18 and easily influenced. 

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Thanks for your feedback :)

That's the goal of this thread - to see how relatable they may be to you guys. I know it isn't a perfect fit at first glance, but I wanted to get some feedback from everyone and see what the general consensus would be (or if there would be one).

hm. ok iv looked at it more now.  with a doof account.

to be honest. idk.  pay. to play games, to get payed ?

looks a bit dogy.   what kind of promotion would they/you offer anyway ?

 


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Okay, I'm someone who gets sick and tired of watching TV and every commercial break there's a football fantasy football add. Please don't.

I really think I'd stop watching because its just gotten annoying. Also in my mind

Sports & Tech don't go together. Thank you for giving us a say on this ad though. Believe me, If it gets you guys money I'm all for it but these fantasy football ads are so sketchy its not even funny.

I hear fantasy football ads everywhere. Its beyond annoying this time of year. ffs I cant even block those ads from playing on pandora anymore.

I think you could get a better sponsor and if you do choose to take them on just make sure Linus doesn't do any of that
"There's big cash prizes every week" bull-shit because I really hate it. Its honestly click-bait. 

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Okay, I'm someone who gets sick and tired of watching TV and every commercial break there's a football fantasy football add. Please don't.

I really think I'd stop watching because its just gotten annoying. Also in my mind

Sports & Tech don't go together. Thank you for giving us a say on this ad though. Believe me, If it gets you guys money I'm all for it but these fantasy football ads are so sketchy its not even funny.

I hear fantasy football ads everywhere. Its beyond annoying this time of year. ffs I cant even block those ads from playing on pandora anymore.

I think you could get a better sponsor and if you do choose to take them on just make sure Linus doesn't do any of that

"There's big cash prizes every week" bull-shit because I really hate it. Its honestly click-bait. 

Exactly this. No matter how popular a fantasy sport site is, I would never trust it. Very sketchy in my opinion. Not to mention FanDuel doesn't have the best reputation, either.


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There site is blocked here by local ISP/Gov xD 


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Thanks for your feedback :)

That's the goal of this thread - to see how relatable they may be to you guys. I know it isn't a perfect fit at first glance, but I wanted to get some feedback from everyone and see what the general consensus would be (or if there would be one).

You have a certain responsibility towards your viewers. If fanduels age restriction mechanism is anything, like on comparable gambling sites, then you're promoting gambling to minors. Things you promote on LTT are seen as good or reliable by your viewers. Let's take Crunchy Roll as an example. This was a perfect fit, since as you can see, a lot of teenagers who are interested in technology or gaming like anime. Why not just stick with sponsors that are relevant to your viewerbase. You have a young audience, and the fact that you insist on beeping out swear words shows that you realize that you have this responsibility for them. It boils down to this: Do you want to change your demographic and make content for a more mature audience or do you want to keep making content aimed at a young audience which has made you so successful. This is the factor, you should choose your sponsors by.


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You have a certain responsibility towards your viewers. If fanduels age restriction mechanism is anything, like on comparable gambling sites, then you're promoting gambling to minors. Things you promote on LTT are seen as good or reliable by your viewers. Let's take Crunchy Roll as an example. This was a perfect fit, since as you can see, a lot of teenagers who are interested in technology or gaming like anime. Why not just stick with sponsors that are relevant to your viewerbase. You have a young audience, and the fact that you insist on beeping out swear words shows that you realize that you have this responsibility for them. It boils down to this: Do you want to change your demographic and make content for a more mature audience or do you want to keep making content aimed at a young audience which has made you so successful. This is the factor, you should choose your sponsors by.

Wow. Couldn't have said it better. Great job on explaining that.


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I don't watch ads.

but if i did, more money for LTT

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You have to first ask if anyone here is actually into fantasy sports (i don't even know what it is). From my experience, people that're big tech lovers don't really like sports that much.

 

Maybe a strawpoll or something similar, to see if anyone actually would use that site?

 

I personally couldn't care less about sports, but that's just me.

Good insight. Thanks :)

 

well if it puts bread on the table then it don't really matter :)

but honestly, we should see if anyone else has used fanduel here

It does though. We want to make sure that anything we're promoting to you guys is something we can stand behind and something that may appeal to a large portion of our audience. If it doesn't make sense for you guys, then it doesn't make sense for the advertiser to spend their money on our channel. That helps literally no one (speaking from a long-term perspective of course).


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Good insight. Thanks :)

 

It does though. We want to make sure that anything we're promoting to you guys is something we can stand behind and something that may appeal to a large portion of our audience. If it doesn't make sense for you guys, then it doesn't make sense for the advertiser to spend their money on our channel. That helps literally no one (speaking from a long-term perspective of course).

yeah i think you should decline it, it's not gonna be relatable enough to your viewers

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Thanks for the support :) but that is only one of many factors we consider when evaluating potential ad deals haha :P

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Good insight. Thanks :)

 

It does though. We want to make sure that anything we're promoting to you guys is something we can stand behind and something that may appeal to a large portion of our audience. If it doesn't make sense for you guys, then it doesn't make sense for the advertiser to spend their money on our channel. That helps literally no one (speaking from a long-term perspective of course).

Honestly, I've never heard of Fanduel and actually forgot what it was called while writing this. Any adverts you guys do for them would do zero in terms of causing me to use their service, or whatever it is they do exactly. Fantasy sports are not something I'm at all interested in. While I don't mind you guys advertising for anyone. Anything not based around my specific interests (tech, medicine, psychology, school, working out) won't cause me to want to use their thing or whatever it is. I would recommend looking for advertising deals with tech related things. Also, maybe you could find a specific sponsor for Channel Super Fun. (A website where you an buy cool/fun things, a games service, something like that?) I haven't got anything specific in mind.


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You have to first ask if anyone here is actually into fantasy sports (i don't even know what it is). From my experience, people that're big tech lovers don't really like sports that much.

 

Maybe a strawpoll or something similar, to see if anyone actually would use that site?

 

I personally couldn't care less about sports, but that's just me.

I've heard of it? But I have literally no idea how it works, as well as giving zero cares about sports in general. I can only speak for myself though.


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I've heard of it? But I have literally no idea how it works, as well as giving zero cares about sports in general. I can only speak for myself though.

I really don't care about most of them... About a week ago there was a semi-final European championship (basketball). At the time i was at one coffee shop, helping my sister that's working there, and everyone was literally glued to the screen, while i had my back turned to it, playing a game on my phone (only turning around a few times to check the score)... I care that much about sports...


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I really don't care about most of them... About a week ago there was a semi-final European championship (basketball). At the time i was at one coffee shop, helping my sister that's working there, and everyone was literally glued to the screen, while i had my back turned to it, playing a game on my phone (only turning around a few times to check the score)... I care that much about sports...

IKR? I'm like "Wait... Why am I supposed to care about this?" :)


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IKR? I'm like "Wait... Why am I supposed to care about this?" :)

All i'm seeing is people running around, usually chasing a ball. There are some interesting tidbits, but they're even less than 1 min long... 

 

No thanks. For 90 min. (one football match), i can read at least 30 pages (depends on the book), or watch a movie, or do something that will actually entertain me :D


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personally i don't think gambling is something that LTT should be promoting.

 

that does not mean I'm going to unsub because you ran an add for that company. but then again a lot of people might be upset.

 

plus there is a lot of young, very young members in this community and it might be unfair of them if you guys start promoting adult only thing.

 

Think about this, If i saw my kid watching a video that promote something that's out of his age. there is a chance that he or she is not going to watch again. 

 

also a lot of people seem to have concerns about spam, redirects and other shady stuff. may be take a second look. 

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Even if Fanduel is a legit site with good reputation (I never used it) it could make your content look sketchy for new viewers, because so many sites of this type are shady.

If you are not desperate, I would look for another sponsor!

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I don't like it cause gambling site, and a lot of people here don't play or watch sports ( chess is not a sport people ).

I would say find another sponsor.


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Not all of the audience is American so it will appeal to a smaller margin. Thats the same deal with Ting. Unless it is counting sports from around the world less people would take note.


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