Why are you saying that once every 30 minutes is enough? If 500 new viewers come in a 20 minute window, and leave without announcement, they may have no idea who is doing all of this work to help the tournament go on, or sponsoring these players, or what they can do to have a chance to play in future tournaments.
If even one of those people go, saying something was worth it.
Once every 30 minutes is too scarce. I don't see how you interpreted what I said as disagreeing with how often Conrad advertised for sponsors.
First off, it is very unlikely if they don't stay around for more than twenty minutes that they would care enough to help the sponsors. All you have accomplished by advertising in that space, to catch those people, is to annoy the actual viewers. You do not need to shove advertising down people's throats. And no, if only one person, or perhaps even twenty, goes out of that group of "500", the opportunity cost
of advertising more frequently is too high.
That being said, maybe once every 30 minutes is too scarce, but its not out of the ballpark. If I were actually trying to generate business for sponsors, I would make sincere and informative statements about those sponsors once every 25-30 minutes, and in-between rounds that did not have much to talk about. So I don't annoy the people that are more likely to help my-my sponsor's cause.
A good tip, if you see an upsurge within 15 minutes of the last time you advertised, say, an additional 1,000 viewers to the streams viewer count, then wait 10 minutes before talking about the sponsors. They get the gist of what is going on, and then hear about what made it possible.
As for my interpretation; You're justifying the amount of advertising Conrad did when you clearly have no idea how good
advertising works, or economics for that matter.
Edited by Thing_one, 06 February 2012 - 09:57 AM.