We’ve heard folks doing a variety of loopy issues simply to get a few likes and retweets on Twitter however that is the primary time somebody had supplied free cash to random folks simply to get them to retweet a submit.
Mothership reported that the founding father of Japan’s second-largest on-line buying web site, Zozo Inc, determined to offer away cash to 100 random followers.
On 5 January 2019, Yusaku Maezawa launched a giveaway whereby he requested his followers to retweet a submit and the deadline was on 7 January 2019.
Following that, he promised that he’ll give out a complete of 100 million yen (approx. RM3.7 million) to 100 fortunate followers who retweeted his submit. So, this implies every of them will get roughly RM37,000.
On the time of writing, Maezawa’s submit has garnered greater than 5.four million retweets and it has damaged the file for essentially the most retweeted submit on Twitter. His tweet has surpassed the earlier file held by a university pupil Carter Wilkinson who requested retweets for a year’s supply of free chicken nuggets.
The tweet that Maezawa’s followers wanted to retweet is proven beneath the place he mentioned, “To take part, all it’s a must to do is comply with me and RT this tweet.”
— Yusaku Maezawa (MZ) 前澤友作 (@yousuck2020) January 5, 2019
The submit additionally included a picture of “a person on a rocket silhouetted in opposition to a full moon”, which is in fashion of the long-lasting ET poster.
In keeping with Mothership, the person on the rocket might probably symbolise Maezawa, who’s the primary passenger on a flight to the moon which is scheduled for take-off in 2023.
Including on, he defined that the transfer was to point out appreciation to his loyal clients. FYI, the giveaway got here after “Zozotown’s distinctive new 12 months gross sales”.
On eight January 2019, Maezawa introduced that he was already within the technique of narrowing down the winners and they are going to be notified through Twitter quickly. Then, on the identical day at 11.54am, he introduced that each one the winners have been chosen and notified. Fortunate them!
— Yusaku Maezawa (MZ) 前澤友作 (@yousuck2020) January 8, 2019
Following the success of the competition, Maezawa famous that he might maintain one other giveaway once more. Woohoo, time to hit that comply with button!
He had even set up a poll on Twitter inquiring the kind of prizes his followers would like if there was one other giveaway.
Properly, that is positively an attention-grabbing solution to get folks to take part in a giveaway and we additionally congratulate everybody who has received the prize cash from this giveaway.
What do you concentrate on the giveaway? Would you might have joined it in case you had the possibility? Tell us within the feedback beneath!
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