Ozy’s board initially praised Ozy’s handling of the issue. “Management has been made aware of the incident and we fully support the way it was handled,” hedge fund manager Marc Lasry, who is Ozy’s chairman of the board, told The Times on Sunday. But on Tuesday, Ozy’s board hired a law firm to investigate the company’s business practices and leadership team. And on Thursday Mr. Lasry resigns as presidentHe said that Özy needs someone with more experience in crisis management and investigations.
As documents and interviews on “The Carlos Watson Show” suggest, questions about Ozy arose among some people long before meeting with Goldman Sachs.
After Mr. Bessey and Ms. Clements split, the producers made the show to fit YouTube Originals post-production requirements, but according to two of the show’s former producers, they believed it would air on the platform like any user-generated video. on condition of anonymity to protect business prospects.
The marketing campaign for “The Carlos Watson Show” featured billboards and posters in New York and Los Angeles. These ads contained striking quotes with misleading statements. qualifications. One such quote, attributed to the Hollywood website Deadline, calls Mr Watson “the best interviewer on television.” This statement was included in a Deadline article dated 31 July 2020, but was taken from a statement by Mr Rao praising Mr Watson. Another The quote described Mr Watson as “Anderson Cooper meets Oprah.” This line, attributed to the Los Angeles Times, is taken from an advertisement supplement Ozy published in that newspaper.
Mr Bessey and another person working on the program said the marketing was aimed at potential investors and executives in television and advertising, rather than general audiences. The campaign seems to have worked, at least on one front. Chevrolet and other major companies were among the sponsors of “The Carlos Watson Show”.
Some of the videos on the “The Carlos Watson Show” YouTube channel have been viewed less than 100 times, while others have had hundreds of thousands or more than a million views. These numbers, and the small number of comments on most videos, “could indicate a pay rise,” according to an analysis by Tubular Labs, a company that monitors viewers for online videos.
It’s common for companies to pay YouTube to place automatically pop-up ads before videos, which increases views. Tubular Labs suggests Ozy may be using this tactic in his videos.