I get an e-mail from my TGS “contact” (and I do use the term contact loosely here) the other day, and I was accidentally sent the pre-canned bullshit e-mail for a different partnership company that he represents. It works a little something like this..
I have a partnership through TGS. TGS has their backend (link to the youtube network essentially) covered by a different company named Maker Studios. MS (coincidence that MS also stands for multiple sclerosis?) drives the backend for a number of different youtuber partnership companies which is part of the reason why you see so many different partnership offers. They’re all leeching or daisy chaining their way into ill-informed youtuber’s back pockets.
Anyway, so as per usual I’ve been attempting to get in touch with my only contact at TGS and when he finally does message me back he spews out not only some pre-canned automatic e-mail that centers around a completely different partnership company that isn’t TGS, but ignores everything else I’ve messaged him about in addition to insisting on calling me Bill (which I’ve explained several times is not my real name).
The good news is that he did set me up with someone who is supposed to answer questions so we’ll see what happens. I guess it can’t get much worse, but then again never say never.