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MrBeast stuns waitresses after tipping with actual gold bars

Published: 21/Jun/2019 20:57 Updated: 3/Dec/2019 16:59

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular YouTuber Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson is known for giving away generous amounts of cash, as seen in his viral Twitch donation and “free store” videos – but now, he’s putting a different spin on his charitable side, by using actual gold bars.

MrBeast uploaded a video to YouTube on June 21, where he tipped waitresses using a variety of expensive items, including such goodies as gaming consoles, HD TVs, laptops, and even legitimate gold bars.

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The YouTuber explained that each gold bar was worth up to $160,000 each – but he couldn’t give the full-sized bars away, on the outset.

MrBeast, InstagramMrBeast is one of YouTube’s most popular content creators, boatsing over 20 million subscribers on the platform.600https://www.instagram.com/p/ByoD3NLBX2F/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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Instead, MrBeast began his generous gratuity with miniature gold bars, which were worth up to $7,000 each.

“I know it’s tiny, but gold is expensive,” MrBeast humorously explained, going on to leave one of the miniature bars as a tip on top of a napkin which read, “$7K in gold.

MrBeast and crew hopped from restaurant to restaurant ordering nothing but water (and sometimes breadsticks), leaving behind a trail of expensive items in their wake, which made one waitress “kind of want to cry” after receiving $1,000 in cash.

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“I have tables to serve, I can’t cry,” another waitress claimed after collecting one of the $7k mini gold bars as her tip. “I don’t remember how to do my job.”

That’s not all: MrBeast even asked a pizza delivery man to pull over on the road, giving him one of the miniature gold bars as thanks for his service – a tip that the driver claimed would help him buy a new car.

Of course, the fun wasn’t finished, just yet. MrBeast went on to challenge his crew for even more cash, presenting them with an array of unsavory foods for a chance at winning the big bucks.

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YouTube: MrBeastMrBeast challenged his crew for some extra cash, which resulting in some less-than-savory reactions.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmf6T_Ewt38

This wouldn’t be the first time MrBeast has gone out of his way to make someone’s day, by far.

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The YouTuber has a wide variety of such videos, and even hopes to open a homeless shelter or food bank in the future, although no concrete plans for the venture have yet been revealed.

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Twitch staff accused of tricking streamer into promoting brands

Published: 7/Oct/2020 21:28 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 21:34

by Alan Bernal

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Twitch streamers are speaking out against the broadcasting platform for attempting to promote brands within individual chats. Content creators are slamming the practice, especially since they have no control of removing the adverts from their channel.

One longtime YouTuber and Twitch streamer who goes by ‘The Black Hokage’ noticed a staffer had dropped a message in his Chat. The purpose of the text, sent by ‘newcryka,’ was to have the streamer acknowledge the listed brand with 400 Bits attached to the post.

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He immediately took issue with the move: “Yo, are you promoting something?… You got a Twitch staff symbol next to your name, are you promoting sh*t in my Chat?”

After posting the interaction on Twitter, more streamers slammed the apparent unsolicited advertisement from the streaming platform.

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“Creators beware! Twitch staff is now going around donating spare change in an attempt to trick you into shouting out brands without proper compensation. Don’t fall for it,” The Black Hokage said.

Twitch partner and viral streamer ‘negaoryx’ responded: “Which is great, because we can’t moderate anything said by Twitch staff in chat, so we can’t even purge it… great…”

There is a function that lets people ‘/Clear’ their channels messaging log, which lets “broadcasters and chat moderators to completely wipe the previous chat history.” This feature doesn’t apply to messages from Twitch staff accounts.

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However the means, content creators and the wider Twitch community got an indication that the streaming platform could experience more intrusive marketing campaigns.

Some believe that The Black Hokage’s clip could have been a Twitch advertisement staff member testing out a new form of social engagement tactics meant for branding – and the thought isn’t unfounded.

In early August, an outside company released how its latest marketing scheme made use of Twitch’s donation alerts to get a branded sound bite played on a streamer’s channel. Their video showed multiple instances of a Twitch account surprising streamers by donating $5 to get a brand’s name and current offerings played on their page.

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The idea was immediately chastised for its way of engaging in promotion and sponsorship for a company without consulting or locking a paid deal with the individual streamer. However, despite inevitable backlash, advertisers are still trying out new methods of outreach.

The Amazon-owned streaming site has been incorporating more ways to engage audiences with branding promotions and advertisements.

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Amazon solutions for ads have directly integrated Twitch channels and streamers in the past.

“Twitch video and display media, as well as new Twitch audiences, are now available for inclusion in Amazon Advertising campaigns, and Amazon audiences are available for inclusion in Twitch campaigns,” Amazon wrote. “We’re delighted to share that we are combining Twitch’s hard-to-reach and highly engaged audiences with Amazon Advertising’s integrated full-funnel advertising offering.

Days after Amazon announced it had added Twitch to its Amazon Advertising portfolio, the streaming site announced it was testing out mid-roll ads for channels. This too was vehemently criticized by everyone from Twitch streamers to viewers, and the idea was later abandoned.

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Twitch has been experimenting with new ad campaigns that have drawn ire from viewers and streamers.

A feature that hasn’t gone back to the drawing board has been the picture-in-picture mode for ads that minimizes and mutes the main stream while playing a fullscreened promotion. This too was received with angst from viewers.

Twitch’s latest attempt at finding a more engaging way to introduce ads to its reported 17.5 million daily users has, again, created ire from its partnered content creators.

As Amazon and Twitch continue to create advertising solutions for its highly-valuable and impressionable audiences, the platform’s streamers will be on the lookout for more marketing tactics that look to benefit off of their communities.