Shroud’s normal stream last night had a little bit of a twist to it as he promoted the upcoming Marvel Entertainment and 20th Century Studios film “The New Mutants” as a part of a sponsored stream segment.
Opening his stream with “#ad” in the title, it didn’t take Shroud very long to start talking about how he was going to incorporate the movie into his stream.
Being a non-endemic promotion, the advertisement of The New Mutants came in between rounds of Fall Guys for Shroud. Similar to when TimTheTatman recently promoted the movie “The King of Staten Island,” Shroud talked about the movie and showed his viewers short trailers of the movie.
Though the activation by Marvel could seem unnecessary considering the fact that they could have just bought commercial space on Twitch, the use of a personality like Shroud gave the promotion a unique level of authenticity and sincerity.
Along with talking about the movie, Shroud also had a chat command and panel below his stream where people could click links to learn more about “The New Mutants” and where they can see it when it hits theaters this weekend.
While Shroud’s seven hour stream yesterday averaged 40,577 viewers according to Twitch stat tracker Sully Gnome, much of his promotional material was done at the beginning of his broadcast before he had that level of viewership built up. When Shroud originally started talking about the movie at the start of his stream, there were fewer than 30,000 people watching.