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Yes, it's a good idea.
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No, but it's a good idea.
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Offline EEVblog

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« on: November 01, 2019, 04:46:17 am »
Someone on Youtube posted this and I think it's a hilarious idea.
Take money from all these companies that constantly ask for paid reviews and then post a real review on my EEVshill channel!
Would be interesting to see their reaction when I say "Sure, I'll do it, but it goes on my EEVshill channel".
Would of course need a large number of initial subscribers for anyone to be interested, so I'd have to announce it, get people to sign up and then sit back and wait for the suckers  ;D



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Re: EEVshill
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2019, 04:59:25 am »
Or maybe EEVpaidshill to make it really obvious?
 
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Re: EEVshill
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2019, 05:02:37 am »
EEVjunk would work for me.  :box:
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Re: EEVshill
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2019, 05:10:16 am »
EEVjunk would work for me.  :box:

 ;D

That's the trick. This wouldn't be for just junk rubbish products, I might actually give the product a glowing review if it's good enough.
What I think is an interesting experiment is how many companies would take up a paid offer to appear on a channel called EEVPaidShill or some such.

"EEVshill - The finest in Paid Shill product reviews!"
 

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Re: EEVshill
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 05:22:26 am »
LOL I love this idea.   I say do it. 
 

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Re: EEVshill
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 05:23:47 am »
It would have to be a real review. If you did a joke review where you said "it is 10x better then a Fluke", then you would probably see on the product's website "Dave Jones of EEVBLOG  says it is 10x better then a Fluke".

If you do a real review and you say truthfully "This product is actually pretty good. I would recommend it", then you get into that grey area where you are recommending a product in a paid review.
 

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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2019, 05:33:05 am »
It would have to be a real review. If you did a joke review where you said "it is 10x better then a Fluke", then you would probably see on the product's website "Dave Jones of EEVBLOG  says it is 10x better then a Fluke".
If you do a real review and you say truthfully "This product is actually pretty good. I would recommend it", then you get into that grey area where you are recommending a product in a paid review.

Sure, it would definitely be a real review in my usual style, but at the start of the video it would have something like "This is a Paid Shill review, bought and paid for by The Widget Company.". Maybe with som cash displayed in the background  ;D

So serious but piss-take at the same time.
 
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Re: EEVshill
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2019, 06:10:53 am »
It would have to be a real review. If you did a joke review where you said "it is 10x better then a Fluke", then you would probably see on the product's website "Dave Jones of EEVBLOG  says it is 10x better then a Fluke".
If you do a real review and you say truthfully "This product is actually pretty good. I would recommend it", then you get into that grey area where you are recommending a product in a paid review.

Sure, it would definitely be a real review in my usual style, but at the start of the video it would have something like "This is a Paid Shill review, bought and paid for by The Widget Company.". Maybe with som cash displayed in the background  ;D

So serious but piss-take at the same time.

You could do it with the mailbag shelf background but have wads of cash you can just stick everywhere on the shelf.  When you go to clear the desk to place he product there can just be a bunch of cash in the way that you swipe off too.  :-DD   Bonus if you do a tear down and there's cash in it.  Just have cash in every possible shot.
 

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Re: EEVshill
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2019, 06:22:26 am »
I would subscribe for the giggles.
Not sure many people would actually pay to be on the Shill channel but.
 

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Re: EEVshill
« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2019, 07:27:05 am »
Dave,
Go on...take their money  ;D
 
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Re: EEVshill
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2019, 08:14:48 am »
Realistically I'd say just do it main channel if you're going to and let them know it's honesty only, not some scripted garbage they provide. Also Cash.
 

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Re: EEVshill
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2019, 08:25:25 am »
You definitely need to have a special hat on when making these videos, just to be sure there is no cross-channel confusion.
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Re: EEVshill
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2019, 08:26:20 am »
You definitely need to have a special hat on when making these videos, just to be sure there is no cross-channel confusion.

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Re: EEVshill
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2019, 08:27:33 am »
If you do do this, would you disclose in the video the company's terms and how much they paid you?

Do they advise against publicly dissussing the terms of the arrangement or even forbid it?

I'd be interested to know where these companies draw the line of full disclosure.  :D
 

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« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2019, 08:29:47 am »
EEVShill&Chill: it's the new 'Hot or Not'  :-DD
 
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Re: EEVshill
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2019, 08:31:15 am »
If the reviews are going to be unbiased or obviously sarcastic, this could end up being a good idea. Why? -> Because many "YT influencers" will accept money in exchange for a positive "review", and when an inexperienced future customer starts googling the product, it will end up only seeing positive stuff.
This way Dave could take the $, and even if the review is not negative, it could raise awareness among potential customers that the seller is going around paying for reviews. To work this would mean that Dave needs to create the content in such a way that it can't be misunderstood or taken out of context.
 

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Re: EEVshill
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2019, 08:34:04 am »
Make David2 do it!
 

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Re: EEVshill
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2019, 08:41:31 am »
Wouldn't get very far. The first one will pull out when they see you've broken contract terms by posting something they didn't give approval for.  Or worse, defrauded them.

It's an amusing fantasy, sure, but alas, that's as far as it goes.

Unless... the point is not so much the legit ones that actually care, but the ones that don't, that don't even notice that you literally have "shill" in the name.

A good argument against that is, "any news is good news", and you're just encouraging bad behavior (indeed actively participating in it).

There's also possible fallout from your existing advertisers, who may drop when they see how you're treating others.  This seems like a lower risk, given the low-key ads you accept right now.

Of course anything done on your own, no money, no contract, that's 100% fair game.  Want to shit on whoever's spamming you this week?  Go all in!

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Re: EEVshill
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2019, 08:55:43 am »
Make David2 do it!

David2 rocks  :-+  but in this he's too nice a bloke,

it needs David1 to 'work it'  >:D


Name wise for the channel, how about      EEVshill4foodcashsexfreetestgear

Come on, all bases covered, like WHO wouldn't tune in to that?  :D

 
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Re: EEVshill
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2019, 09:23:56 am »
You definitely need to have a special hat on when making these videos, just to be sure there is no cross-channel confusion.

Hmmmm....    * mind wanders off ..... *

 

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Re: EEVshill
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2019, 09:27:02 am »
You definitely need to have a special hat on when making these videos, just to be sure there is no cross-channel confusion.

Hmmmm....    * mind wanders off ..... *



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Re: EEVshill
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Re: EEVshill
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2019, 09:30:46 am »
I would say go for it, you can probably spin it into satire,

Just need something like the beanie as a special hat

Edit: Ok brumby has me beat by a mile
 

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Re: EEVshill
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2019, 10:00:10 am »
Of course anything done on your own, no money, no contract, that's 100% fair game.  Want to shit on whoever's spamming you this week?  Go all in!

Oooh, the EEVshill channel could be devoted to the best shill request email each week!
 

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Re: EEVshill
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2019, 10:44:14 am »
So you are considering having two identities - one that is paid for doing reviews and one that is doing teardowns for the fun of it.. That is walking on a thin ice. Once people notice you are maximizing profit, you become indistinguishable from an advertiser. Do not get me wrong, there is nothing bad in making profit or advertising but I think you should focus on one identity only. Otherwise you will loose both your reputation as Dave the Engineer and as Dave the Advertiser.

And finally, why limit yourself to having two identities?
 


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