Do you know how much it cost to get a crypto influencer for your ICO promotion on social media platforms? Here’s the surprising answer!
ICO (Initial Coin Offering) operators don’t really like to disclose the amount they are spending on marketing, although promoters usually prefer to delay discussions related to prices ’til after they’ve had the chance to make a sales pitch as précised figures are hardly discussed in public. However, John McAfee (cybersecurity pioneer) has spent all his life resisting convention, and now he is operating an ICO marketing service, McAfee Crypto Team.
Company’s Official Statement
According to the official site of the company, McAfee Crypto team is a full-service ICO promoter as it offers:
- Whitepaper support
- Web optimization
- Strategic advice
The cost for many of the services is not listed; however, clients will have to pay $105,000 to get McAfee tweet about their ICO, which will be sent to its 811,000 followers, at least few of them will be probably bots.
According to the website:
“John McAfee’s tweets are by far the most influential in the field of cryptocurrency. Few leaders in the Crypto community can come close to Mr McAfee’s reach into the heart of the cryptocurrency investor community.”
Dubious Claims by McAfee Crypto Team
Furthermore, the website makes suspicious claim that this is one of the most inexpensive ways of marketing a cryptocurrency project. The site also claims:
“Given Mr McAfee’s price of $105,000 per tweet, the cost per investor reached is the least costly of any marketing avenue in the Crypto world. Considering only his own followers, the cost per investor reached is $0.13. Considering his reach beyond his own followers, the cost per investor reached is frequently less than a penny. This is orders of magnitude less than any other approach.”
Even with the heavy price tag, the company still claims that so many projects are showing their interest that now the company has to establish a $750 registration fee to stop staff from being dazed with applications. While responding to opponents, McAfee refused to accept that he has sold out and stated:
“They say I sold out ’cause I use my tweets to promote, but the last 200 ICOs that lined up, we rejected 195 and chose 5.”
He added, he promotes only those projects that he believes in as he tweeted:
“I only promote what I believe.”