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  • administrators | Tip uncle_muddy

    PCUK

    _The first feathercoin fundraiser was for Prostate Cancer UK, an idea born from a meet up in early 2014 where a group of us standing around chatting about how crypto currencies could help with raising money for charities on a global bases due to the very low transaction fees. Prostate Cancer UK was chosen as the charity for two reason, firstly crypto is predominately a male oriented field and secondly feathercoin was born in the UK, so it just clicked and made sense. _

    _​We carried out on-line raffles, lotteries, and local fundraiser at out meets ups for 3 months resulting in a massive donation of over 9,000FTC being donated to in late March 2014. _


  • administrators | Tip uncle_muddy

    So mate, had a heavy one yesterday and my brain is not really working anymore… I have written a little to get you started on the PCUK one


  • | Tip null

    So mate, had a heavy one yesterday and my brain is not really working anymore… I have written a little to get you started on the PCUK one

    Cheers man! I’ve added it!


  • | Tip mnstrcck

    We should decide on our lead angle - then move for three of four supporting points.

    Lead Angle along the lines of - “Feathercoin, through thick and thin” [gist of it]

    Quotes from Pete/Ruthie/Chris covering our evolution through trials and tribulations.

    Focus on our community - Pete can support [in a positive way] his focus on building an open community where anyone is invited to participate. Not naming any names or drawing attention to LTC drama. POSITIVE throughout. Focus on contributors, their independence, initiatives [raffle and donations etc. etc]

    Focus on our marketplace - We’ve built a successful and fast growing online marketplace platform from the ground up with volunteers.

    Focus on our growth - especially with merchant adoption. Success story blurbs. T-shirt store, Wine, UKMark’s SMS wallet ++

    Supporting Quotes:

    “We’ve never considered how much the alternative cryptocurrency world would change in the year since Feathercoin has been started. It’s great to see how the technology has evolved, and the different applications/uses it is being implemented for.”

    “We are proud to be part of such a revolutionary technology.”

    “We have gained a lot of knowledge and experience when it comes to security and emerging trends.”

    Emotional Impact:

    Openness, Confidence, Security, Stability, Experience, Friendly

    Calem has a good idea of covering points. Emotive engagement with logical supporting points.

    Easy to read and a clear and succinct voice.

    Let’s get some opinions in! I’m going to try and monitor this thread in my spare time, so please bear with me!

    Ruthie/Pete please correct some points I’ve made. Let’s get our chronology and talking points straight so no one can nitpick it.


  • | Tip null

    Should UNOCS be mentioned as well… Some might point the finger if we avoid the subject all together?

    I came in well after that so I know very little about the event.


  • | Tip Ruthie

    Another email from the magazine

    _Ruth,

    Can you please pass this onto Peter Bushnell when you have an opportunity? We are unfortunately on a different time-zone than him so it’s been difficult lining up a conversation…

    Hello Peter and Feathercoin Team,_

    _I wanted to include some additional information on our magazine: _

    Attached is our advertising rates Media Kit that I’m happy to go over with you.

    An advertorial style article as a promoted coin of the month would help promote your company to a wide audience in the investment community, individual investors, and the general public in local, national, and international markets through our global distribution network on our web-site we are launching within a week, and in our magazine (launching June 1st).

    The announcement of our magazine will be distributed through Bloomberg, Dow Jones, Reuters, Wall Street Journal (full page press release), and through Asia Corporate News (3500 websites, 8000 media organizations, 1.5 million professional desktops in 70 countries) - this is the kind of global publicity that companies simply cannot buy at our exceptional advertising rates; payable using almost any crypto currency, including Feathercoin (helping to reduce costs for our writers).
    We’re very interested in placing your company on our third issue as an advertorial and as a Featured Coin for August 2014. Feathercoin will be featured for the month on the web-site and on the magazine, and when we do our blast through the Reuters and other network, you can expect a lot (tens of thousands or more) of people jumping to utilize your coin and mining it.

    We are expecting a massive push for issue #1 and #2 with many advertisers and contributors already lined up (including MasterCoin, BlackCoin, BTC China, BitPay, and prominent writers in our community). For a write up on Feathercoin, please make it 1200-1500 words for a longform feature that we will display next to the advertisement.

    I’ve attached our Submission Guidelines for you as well.

    Let me know if you have any questions on the advertising kit, Feathercoin team.

    Let’s arrange a time for a call at your earliest convenience, Peter. You can reach me at 1 (604) 368-2994 in Vancouver BC, Canada. I can go on Skype for a call most times of the day and evening.

    _Warm Regards,
    Nathan Wosnack
    Sr. VP of Business Development
    Crypto Biz Group
    (604) 368-2994

    Regards,
    Nathan Wosnack
    Sr. VP of Business Development
    Crypto Biz Group_


  • | Tip Ruthie

    I have not responded yet.


  • | Tip mnstrcck

    Ruthie, can you upload the media kit rates?

    Here’s the weird thing. At first he offered to do a feature, which we would write, but made it sound like it was a free thing we can send to them and they would put up. And now he’s changed his story to doing an advertorial [with a longer article] which he’s wanting money for.

    This rings alarm bells.

    I want to see their rates. But it’s a bit shady to me that they want to push something as an article for money. It’s grey area. It’s also unlikely they’ll have the required analytics to show us why they’re worth their rates [since they haven’t launched]. Promises of where it is being pushed out to and what not doesn’t really work.

    I’d be weary of putting any kind of money into this.


  • | Tip Ruthie

    Submission Guidelines ans Media Kit attached


  • | Tip mnstrcck

    Hey - these rates are incredibly high. For those prices we can get multiple professional press releases written for us and pushed to the same channels they are offering - instead we have to write our own. And it should be noted that just because they can push out to all of those wire agencies, it doesn’t mean that the release will be picked up.

    It’s literally just one press release in an ocean of press releases, every single hour of every single day.

    I’d wait to see how successful their “magazine” becomes in terms of recognition and traffic after three to six months, before it would even be worth considering throwing money on the table. Just my opinion though.


  • | Tip kris_davison

    Yes sounds fishy to me too.
    Very specific numbers for a magazine that had not launched and no website to speak of.

    Still worth writing the article tho. See where we can put it. Did we get much press for the pcuk charity work? May be worth sending a PIC and a summary to a few local papers?


  • | Tip null

    I would get back in touch with em’ and see if the original offer of a 700 word free article is still up for grabs.

    At the very least this is making us get something together that could be used for many things.


  • | Tip mnstrcck

    +1 Calem - we should reach out and clarify. If there’s no strings attached to the original article offer, we should take it.

    And as for the charity raffle, would anyone be able to compile a list of local and regional publications to send a press release to? UK based I’m assuming. We could write something up - “Human Interest” type of thing - and get in touch with the editors.


  • | Tip Ruthie

    Right, shall I email him asking if the offer for 700 words for free is still available? (just checking that no one else is doing so.)


  • | Tip null

    For sure Ruthie if you could. That would be really great ahy.


  • | Tip Ruthie

    Cool 🙂


  • Regular Member | Tip zerodrama

    set up a blog

    write it up

    spam it everywhere

    enough with all this shady crap


  • | Tip null

    Sorry for bumping this around so much… I think its better here as opposed to to the crowd sourcing section.


  • Regular Member | Tip T4rQu1N

    +1 Zero’s suggestion. We probably don’t need to pay for any printed press releases, at least not yet; I think our reputation stands on its own. A developers blog, or some such, with regular (if only minor) updates would keep the masses engaged, much in the way that the newsletter has.

    It would be nice to have articles written up for each learning curve/challenge faced, which we can use as a body of evidence to any potential investors/journalists should they come knocking…


  • | Tip null

    Well let’s finish this article off so we have a have a history or ftc bio page where people can read about our trial and tribulations.