I think that Envato should hold a contest to see who can create the best ad and marketing campaigns for the various marketplaces and the Envato network as a whole. Here’s why…
We have a TON of incredibly talented people, from all walks of life here. We have the the unique ability/opportunity to pool our resources and begin creating the greatest ads ever for the types of services and products we all provide collectively. Just think of all the amazing video graphics, stunning photography and music available to us for this purpose, not to mention everything else you can get your hands on here.
As with any great business and/or community in this world, all you need to do is get it in front of the right people for it to grow and prosper. Give people a reason to share the messaging and the growth becomes exponential.
We are an online community that is unrivaled in many ways. We can make the ads that will bring the people here. We can make these ads cool and impressive enough for people to WANT to share them. Envato can reward us for making it happen, because the campaigns will increase earnings across all marketplaces.
It’s not just outsourcing marketing efforts. It’s an opportunity to show off the talent here! And a great way to allow Envato the opportunity to see what else our community is capable of!
Absolute worst case scenario, we end up with a bunch of really impressive ads that can be used by the people who made them to increase their own brand awareness and lots of awesome new collaboration teams to help the network grow even more.
Let’s up our game and grow together!
If you like the idea, please +1 so this thread stays active and visible. Maybe we can make it happen if there is enough excitement built-up around it!
Can we please get this thread bumped? It’s been a long while since we had a big round of authors connecting outside of Envato. Lots of great collaborations and ideas have been born out of this thread. Let’s keep it going!!
+1 Glad someone brought this idea back up to the surface. Hope it happens. I think we all want it.
I nominate this thread because it has helped so many of us connect to each other outside of the Envato network and grow together in ways we never would have been able to otherwise.http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/lets-build-up-our-social-networks/43445
Best of luck to everyone entering!
Great idea and a wonderful way to further extend community engagement amongst the creatives!
Brilliant stuff, Tim. I remember you and I having a conversation about this very thing a few years ago. Glad you’ve distilled it so succinctly. I hope that it’s something we see happen very soon, as it’s truly beneficial to everyone!
Two approvals this week, 4 and 4.5 days respectively.
I’ve tried organizing a local meetup here in Portland via email with some folks, but wanted to gauge interest here in the forums, as it seems like people need more of a push to really make this happen!
I have organized and hosted events like this for many, many years here in Portland and can handle the basics for us all.
If you would like to get together with other Envato authors and buyers for an afternoon/evening, please reply to this thread so we can get our next meeting on the calendar and scheduled in a place that will accommodate our numbers. Let us know what marketplace you you mainly produce for or buy from.
This next meetup will be focused on introductions and networking, as well as swapping stories and enjoying some cold drinks (Because it’s freaking HOT here right now!). Future meetups will include special guest presentations, etc.
Looking forward to hearing from all of you who are interested!