Once upon a time, YouTube gunnies could make a living at their craft. Then, without warning, the don’t-be-evil subsidiary slashed their cut of the ad bucks by well over 50 percent. Recently, they cut it some more. Tim Harmsen of the Military Arms Channel and his video compatriots have decided that they’ve enough and they formed a new platform for their creative content. full30.com launches with an all-star team: The Military Arms Channel, 22Plinkster, IraqVeteran8888, and InRange TV form the basis of this new venture, promising “family friendly content.” It works like this . . .
The Full30 user subscription system notifies subscribers via email immediately when one of their favorite channels uploads a new video, and the site delivers video seamlessly across all mobile and desktop browsers.
More importantly, at least for the ballistic content creators . . .
The Full30 platform also offers very unique video advertising opportunities for the firearms industry, who have been blocked from valuable pre-roll advertising on YouTube, and Facebook. The pre-roll and banner ad server on Full30 now opens the door to firearm brands looking to capitalize on the extraordinarily high click through rates, and unmatched brand exposure video advertising provides.
Geiselle Automatics and Aguila Ammunition have signed on. (For more info on ad sales contact Tim@Full30.com.)
For the moment, the firearms-flavored YouTubers will still post material on YT as well, gradually shifting to shorter “teaser” videos that link their tens of thousands of followers over to full30.c0m. How long the internet giant will allow that to go down – without killing their channels – is anyone’s guess.
The new site doesn’t offer embed codes for blogs like TTAG now, so we can only grab stills for heads-ups as and when. Which sucks. But that will be fixed in the fullness of time. Until then, and anyway, you can subscribe for email updates. We suggest you support MAC and his team by doing so.