Crowd Valley. Cash Mobs: Will They Save American Small Business? News February 24, 2012 Cash mobs are perhaps one of the more interesting things to happen to small businesses in the United States in the past year.
The idea is so new that as of writing, no one has made a Wikipedia page on it. Urbandictionary.com on the other hand, is more up-to-date. For who didn’t bother to click that link, you can think of cash mobs as “flash mobs” with a socio-economic slant. Cash mobs semi-spontaneously organize people into spending money in small businesses in their community. Cash Mob in Miramichi, New Brunswick. In towns all over the United States, you’ll find the debris of modern urbanization. For better or for worse, the strip-mall effect (or “Wal-Mart Effect” as investigative reporter Charles Fishman called it in his book) has undoubtedly made a huge impact on everyone in the United States. The convenience of having everything you could possibly need in one place with generous parking (and possibly a Starbucks), was unprecedented for many consumers.
An investigation: Some thoughts. I've been looking at Crowdfunding resources online over the last few days and I have a few thoughts in my head in response to some articles that I wanted to just get written down before they get lost for good.
The thoughts below aren't fully realised - the purpose of writing them down at this stage is just so that I open them up as ideas for later consideration and so that they exist in written form so I don't forget them. Once you've had a read please feel free to comment. Following an excellent and informative lecture/seminar/presentation from the co-founder of the crowdfunding platform/portal IndieGoGo, Slava Rubin, at the SheffDocFest Convergence Catalyst conference (phew) in December I stumbled upon a similar presentation by other co-founder Danae Ringelmann on Youtube: Whilst the presentation is excellent in itself (and I advise anyone interested in CF to watch it) some questions arose about points made in the latter part of the video. (Watch from 16:58 for about a minute).
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PLEDGESTREAM. Crowdfunding Ads. The Innovative Platform Is Deemed as the Arrival of ‘Crowdfunding 2.0’ New York, NY (PRWEB) December 08, 2011 Last week, Adbacker, an extraordinary, new company was launched amidst a swarm market of crowdfunding platforms.
The venture immediately attracted attention with its surprisingly simple idea that sets it apart from the rest in the crowdfunding world. In fact, it seems so effective that it could set new standards in crowdfunding and in online advertising simultaneously. A number of experts are already view it as the arrival of ‘Crowdfunding 2.0’. Adbacker has deemed itself the first platform for launching self-financing, self-spreading online campaigns aimed at helping those with salient messages spread the word, without breaking the bank. So how does it work? Several social initiatives groups have already jumped on the bandwagon, recognizing the benefits of crowd-funded advertising.
So, when your next great idea hits, you spell it out on a banner and launch it with Adbacker. Comments: