Hey all, GoodShibe here!
With our Bootstrap Service Economy starting to take shape, I think now is an excellent time for us to talk about Marketing and Advertising and how we're actually more than just a coin - why we're building a Worldwide Brand.
And why that's a great thing.
You see, I read a post today from slipstream- Reading comments on hacker news and found this interesting comment related to dogecoin...
Which got me thinking. See, traditionally, I've never been a 'sales' person or an 'Advertising' person. In fact, I have, especially when I was younger, espoused a very... uh... Bill Hicks-ish
(warning: NSFW language) approach to the topic.
So what changed?
Mostly, my perspective.
Marketing and Advertising are tools, no more or less bad than hammers or power saws. Heck, I spent all last weekend Advertising for the Lego Movie without even realizing it. (Seriously, I'm not being paid for this, but check it out, it's awesome).
But we do it all the time.
We want people to know about and appreciate the same things that we do. We tell people where to try good food, where the best grocery deals are, where the cheapest gas is, what Radio stations we like, what TV shows and movies we're watching.
If you've ever used a Foursquare-ish app to announce your location, you're Advertising for someone - doing their work for them. If you've ever raved about how awesome Game of Thrones is... you're Advertising.
Most of us don't realize it, but there's actually quite a difference between Marketing and Advertising. Advertising is only about getting the word out there - it is only a small part of the Marketing process.
But Marketing itself covers quite a large number of other factors
"Market research, media planning, public relations, product pricing, distribution, customer support, sales strategy, and community involvement." (From above, linked article)
And, whether we realize it or not, we're actively taking part in this process, daily.
Here's a brief set of examples, just off the top of my head: Market Research
- What are the other coins doing? What's Bitcoin/Litecoin/etc doing? Media Planning
- Hey, let's help get the Jamaican Bobsled Team to Sochi. Public Relations
- See our What is Dogecoin
Video Product Pricing
- How many threads exist about us watching the price and waxing poetic about where it should and shouldn't be? Distribution
- Tipping Customer Support
, for one. HowToDoge.com, DogecoinTutorial.com, all sorts of options there. Sales Strategy
- DOGE4DOGE is all about helping our coin gain acceptance locally and worldwide Community Involvement
- I'm pretty sure this one goes without saying
Where Marketing and Advertising go to the Dark Side is when it becomes about Lies. When you can't actually sell the product on its merits.
The International Brand that we're building with Dogecoin is something that WE'VE had a say in every step of the way. Our symbol, our coin, has come to represent our values of Fun and Kindness, Compassion and Camaraderie - worldwide, no matter what language you speak.
We fight for the the Underdoge - and we believe that the future of money is in showing appreciation for people, instantly, no matter where they are in the world. Financially empowering the people who are working to make their world a more fun, more interesting, better place to live.
No one person did this. You did, all of us did.
Because we wanted it bad enough.
We took a joke and made the world laugh along with us - and there is more joy and laughter and fun and kindness in the world... thanks to you.
Thanks to Dogecoin.
So while some people might scoff and roll their eyes, I feel that we should continue to pick up and use the tools that we've been given.
Because 'Money' is the least revolutionary thing about us.
We're not 'going' to change the world.
We ARE changing the world.
And we're only just getting started.
It's 9:05AM EST and we're at 81.05% of DOGEs found. Our Global Hashrate is holding strong at ~46 Gigahashes per second and our Difficulty is down from ~866 to ~713.
As always, I appreciate your support!
GoodShibe DOGE4DOGE - Bootstrap Service Economy - Shibes helping Shibes for Dogecoins - Add yourself to this list in the comments!
Huge ups to calyxa for taking the time put this crazy list in order and add categories. Thank you!!
Engineering and Industry:
Game Tutorial - On-line and Board Games:
- mojud is offering Energy Consumption Simulation for any kind of building, following most of the international regulations, including ASHRAE 90.1 (that is the most famous and used one). This includes renewable energy and energy efficiency measures.
- Panda78 is offering PLC programming in Allen Bradley.
- jfkfhhfj is offering Printed Circuit Board design. PM if interested.
- carnage123 is offering to do simple CAD design work for CNC capable machines (generating simple flat patterns and simple 3d models) for home projects. 20,000 doge an hour.
- TheOneThatSaid is offering to help improve or create physical products (design for assembley/design for manufactoring) as an mechinical engineer. Details
Graphics, Video and Art - Tutorial and Service:
- Chiajiaho1 is offering all forms of gaming tutorials from LoL, Dota2 to hearthstone!
- Fubby2 is offering to teach League of legends for Dogecoin. "I am diamond 2 in that game which is in the top 0.35% on my server." Please PM if interested.
- getjenky is offering to Duo Queue with you on League of Legends for Doge, "I'm a Platinum III player. Can't guarantee wins though, and I'd like it if we both had fun playing, I could teach you a thing or two as well."
- internobang is offering to teach you to play Go (Baduk), or help to improve your game, for 299 doge an hour! (newbies up to 10 kyus in rank!)
Hardware Repair - Tutorial and Service:
- 1923and1939 - creator and editor of the Very Much Wow Dogecoin Magazine - is offering to create incredible flyers, websites, print publications, business cards, brochures and more. Check out their work on FirstCointact.
- alex_tnt is offering 2d/3d Graphic Design. You can view his work here www.alexbarbulescu.com/CRC12 and www.alexbarbulescu.com/ProjectFiles
- cdeverett is offering to tutor or create using Photoshop. Gallery
- dansterdj is offering to do some graphic and web design work. Samples.
- hfn64 - creator of the What is Dogecoin? Video - is offering to edit any after effects or cinema 4d template to include the buyer's name/text request for Doge. They can also do professional sound design!
- justvaow is offering to teach basic Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere and/or Sony Vegas skills.
- Nicapizza is offering 3d printed things for doge. PM if interested.
- Scienziatopazzo - maker of the Epic Vote Josh Wise Video - is offering videomaking and editing (AfterEffects, Sony Vegas) for Dogecoins.
- TheLobstrosity and the_pun_fart are offering graphic design work ala Punstrosity Artworks Cooperative.
- JayeK is a photographer for the NHL and they are offering help with anything photography related.
Health and Agriculture:
- adog12341 is offering computer repair, upgrading services and more to Northwest-Indianan Shibes. "I'm very cheap as I do it for a hobby."
- BlueShellOP is offering to walk people through rooting their Android phones one-on-one for a small amount of doge. Read more here.
- justvaow is offering to teach computer building. repair and education.
- validsyntax1210 is offering cell phone repair for Dogecoin.
- SeaBassMon is offering computer services in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for Dogecoin.
- kitershibe is offering to teach kite surfing for Dogecoin.
- mat-alex is offering yoga instruction
- RadicaLarry is offering to accept doge for sleep studies and eeg. [Warning: may be very expensive!]
- XTP666 is offering to do online consultation with a Registered Nutritionist and more. Check out their website: http://www.registeredholisticnutritionist.com/
- Greek19 is offering lessons on building computers for 5k an hour
- burtnaked is offering gardening and plant advice for north american growing zones 8 all the way up to 1
- alch1mista is offering written translation work in Italian, Spanish and English.
- animeturtles offers a letter writing service from Japan for (currently) about 10k Doge
- dogememe is offering Norwegian lessons over skype. "I'm not a teacher but I'm a native speaker and I'm sure I can do a good job. I accept doge, or if you speak German, Greek, Mandarin or Japanese we can help each other." PM if interested.
- Jnk11207 is offering to tutor in Spanish for Dogecoin.
- MrGurzo is offering to give lesson in speaking Italian for Dogecoin. "I'm not a teacher but a native speaker, my level of english it's quite good".
- nvincent is offering to tutor you in German for Dogecoin.
- Kobaek is offering to translate between Latin, English, German and Danish, and teach Danish and basic German and Latin as well. And English, too, for the stray ESL.
- Greek19 is offering lessons on speaking Greek for 5k per hour
Programming and Web Development:
- aboumich is offering to teach you basic Music Theory for Dogecoin.
- djchaze is offering intro music lessons for electronic producers. Also does soundtracks for games.
- InterFlex is offering to master tracks for Dogecoin. Starting at 20k.
- KeenAnWise is offering to write jingles.
- Kobaek is offering session recordings on Irish banjo, and possibly on electric and accoustic guitars too. "Can host a class on what I know about playing the banjo as well if anyone's interested".
- mat-alex is offering music lessons/production/mixing services
- the-spb is offering to tutor many people in music theory, composing, playing guitar or piano. Price 1K-5K DOGE/hr but negotiable. PM if interested.
- BuxtonTheRed is offering their services as a mobile DJ in Hampshire, England. http://btrmobile.co.uk
- anoadragon453 is offering iPhone App Development classes over Skype. Users would need access to a Mac.
- bassitone is offering Web analytics, SEO and Google AdWords help.
- c-dex is offering a Programming Tutor Service
- FaintSpeaker is offering PHP/Web Development for Dogecoin!
- Healdb is offering to teach a class on how to program Reddit Bots for Dogecoin! Will also design a Bot for you, if you prefer: http://bots4doge.com
- poltergeistt is offering classes on cross-platform game development in Haxe
- soverydoge is offering to troubleshoot CSS / HTML issues for 62,000 D/hr. "It's my full-time job, why not help the Dogeconomy in the evening hours as well?"
- DeathRay77 is offering to give Computer Security Advice in exchange for Doge. He is a CISSP and CEH.
Writing / Editing:
- artsdruid is offering to tutor lower division classes of geology/geography/meteorology, also geography of California
Projects in need of your attention!
- 1point618 is offering to help you fix up your resume for Dogecoin. 25k for consult on how to improve an existing resume, 50k Doge to help you write a resume from scratch (includes phone time). Design help, multiple draft reviews, and added phone time available by request. No Doge will be converted: it will all be tipped and spent as Doge.
- JFColeman is offering Copywriting, feature writing, anything journalism related.
- NaldotheShibe is offering to provide script coverage or script consultation for doge. Can also do narration for doge (for video or books). "Mods can PM me for proof that I know what I'm doing if necessary."
- RedStarDawn is offering proofreading and editing for Dogecoin - "I have proofread and edited various written works from college term papers to genealogical compilations to Master's dissertations" There is a flat rate of 7500 Doge, plus a per page fee for anything over 5 pages, to be negotiated.
- the-spb is offering to tutor many people in creative writing, poetry, psychology, or most any school subject. Price 1K-5K DOGE/hr but negotiable. PM if interested.
- The DOGE League: This sounds like it could be a lot of fun for gaming Shibes and, especially, as we look to integrate the Twitch.tv tipbot that should be coming online soon. He seems enthusiastic but could use some help, any Shibes want to give him a hand?
- V8 SuperDOGE: V8 has a broad appeal around the world and might to help bring in more world-wide Shibes, which, sadly, seems to have stagnated a bit. As an added bonus, the car wrap looks hella-cool.
- DOGE4BUSINESS: ShibeShen (whom you may remember from this thread) is looking to create a store that caters to Shibes only. Buys things with Fiat but sells them ONLY in Dogecoin. He's also, specifically, asking you what you'd like to see him sell. This is a great opportunity for Shibes and a well-and-true Tycoon Doge who is willing to stick their neck out for us. Give him a moment of your time, please.
- DOGE4DEGA - 2nihon needs help from organized Shibes to help with the promotional efforts at Talladega this fall! Please go join them if you can spare the time!
Any other investors we should try get hold of? I thought that since Warren is a very charitable guy he may want to help our cause... and lets face it Dogecoin is so undervalued.
I'm not expecting a reply and I know you're a very busy man so i'll keep this short and sweet.
You will know about bitcoin and how people are investing in this 'cryptocurrency'. However Bitcoin is really built around a few investors who hold all the coins and there is no real cause/community behind it.
There is a new coin out called 'Dogecoin' (released Dec 6) which started out as a joke but now has a very strong community backing it. I have never seen a community like it. Everyone involved in this community is about helping others and spreading the love. You can check this out for yourself at http://reddit.com/dogecoin
When the Dogecoin community discovered that the Jamaican bobsled team had qualified for the winter olympics for the first time in 12 years (remember the movie cool runnings?) we managed to raise the $30,000 to send the team within 24 hours! http://www.businessinsider.com.au/dogecoin-jamaican-bobsled-team-olympics-2014-1
We've also helped a stranded indian competitor get to the Winter Olympics within 3 hours: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/dogecoin-india-shiva-keshavan-2014-winter-olympics-sochi/
The reason I thought you might be interested in this is because Dogecoin is VERY new but I believe will be the next big cryptocurrency. I have tripled my investment in 3 weeks. If you check out http://coinmarketcap.com
you will see we are #4 in the coin charts in a very short amount of time (filter non-mineable coins). If you were to invest in this currency the price would no doubt skyrocket.
We are also big believers in charity work and I know you have sponsored ALOT to charity. Thank you for this... if everyone was like you we could solve alot of problems humanity face! If you would like to hear more please let me know... I can help you get involved.. We have just set up a Dogecoin charity fund so we can help out more people in need and it would be awesome if you would like to get involved!
If you read this far thank you very much for your time.
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