Nintendo Brand Ambassador Program Possibly Ending According to Content Creators
The Nintendo Brand Ambassador Program might be coming to an end, according to popular content creator Wood Hawker in recent tweets.
It seems that the long running Nintendo Brand Ambassador Program might be coming to an end, according to Wood Hawker (of BeatEmUps and guest on The Game Chasers). He first tweeted out that Nintendo contacted him, informing him that they wouldn’t continue with his membership. Then Hawker speculated on a possible new program that could take its place:
I understand it has nothing to do with my channel or my content, but it still saddens me.Advertisement
I want to personally thank the team behind the program for the last 5 years of love and support.
There may be a new program on the way and I hope to be a part of that one instead! 🎮❤️
— Wood Hawker (@BeatemupsWood) May 29, 2020
After that, he continued to address questions from other Twitter users, including whether this would affect his channel content or relationship with the company in any way:
To clarify, this won't affect my channel or my content in any way shape or form. I have adored Nintendo from my earliest memory in life and will continue to replay my favorite games from NES to Switch and beyond until my last🙂
— Wood Hawker (@BeatemupsWood) May 29, 2020Advertisement
To answer questions like this:
As I said, no, literally nothing will change for me. In the last year Nintendo sent me two review codes. Dragon Quest 11s and Minecraft Dungeons. Both of which I bought physically for myself and gave away the codes.
I'm good! ❤ https://t.co/h5M4aQOJTe
— Wood Hawker (the Xenoblade Guy) (@BeatemupsWood) May 29, 2020
According to Nintendo Wire: “Other Nintendo-centric news outlets that have reported this story have also reached out to various brand ambassadors who have confirmed the changes, but have done so anonymously. Emails are still rolling out for all members and Nintendo has yet to issue any statements about the change.”
Hopefully the company will release a statement clearing up this matter soon. And even better, announce a new program for content creators to join. The Nintendo Brand Ambassador Program is an exclusive partner program that has content creators, social media influencers, and lifestyle vloggers/bloggers cover Nintendo-related topics and receive various perks in return.
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