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We need a writrer.
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 ++
“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.”
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.
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.
Another email from the magazine
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.
Sr. VP of Business Development
Crypto Biz Group
Sr. VP of Business Development
Crypto Biz Group_
I have not responded yet.
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.
Submission Guidelines ans Media Kit attached
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.
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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?
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.
+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.
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.)
For sure Ruthie if you could. That would be really great ahy.
set up a blog
write it up
spam it everywhere
enough with all this shady crap
Sorry for bumping this around so much… I think its better here as opposed to to the crowd sourcing section.
+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…
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.
Feathercoin story begins on April 16th 2013. - please check out some early articles about feathercoin here is one example, http://thebitcoinnews.co.uk/2013/05/31/bitcoin-competitor-feathercoin-prepares-to-challenge-alternate-currencies/ I have taken this from Mirrax’s thread https://forum.feathercoin.com/index.php?/topic/2407-press-response-links-to-articles-interviews-and-write-ups/
first 51% attack that we know of came in the run up to our first meet up and our first ever transaction at The Oxford Blue July 20th 2013, if my memory serves me correctly we had 3 51% attacks in that week alone.
I think we had 2 more following closely behind.
After much debate Advanced Check Pointing the block chain became our solution.
Link and Flux - I’m sorry I do not know much about these projects and things get too techenical for me
Forum hack - Dec 13, was exactly that, we were already in the process of changing the website and the hack led us to getting more secure forum software.
Cheers for the idea’s. I’ll continue building on what I have when i get a day off next. I’ll see if I can finish this myself, i just may need to ask the community for idea’s from time to time.