CIRCUMVENTING CENSORSHIP: STEEMDRIVE BILLBOARDS TAKE FLIGHT ONCE MORE!

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Billboard artwork by @beekart

With the advent of Smart Media Tokens currently in the works, the Steem platform is well on its way to becoming a supportive ecosystem for token creation and a catalyst for diverse projects and services. Steemdrive.com in association with @buildteam aim to spearhead the welcome party with a grand re-opening of the @steemdrive global billboard crowdfunding campaign! Join us in creating this spectacular event once more, every vote counts, every supportive comment and donation will help grow our small ripples into tidal waves of change and awareness of crypto communities to the world!

A WORD FROM THE CEO - @thecryptodrive

You may have heard in recent news that the internet and social media giants, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Google are starting to ban crypto related ads from their services; making it increasingly difficult for ICO's (Initial Coin Offerings, similar to company IPO's) to reach their target audience.

In my opinion, this is a strategic, anti-competitive corporate move, with the sole purpose of slowing down the growth pace of the competition, under the guise of public morality and deciding for people that ICO's are all bad because a few are scams.

We live today in a pseudo-socialist, patronising society where we aren't even allowed to make use of our own common sense and reason, our media consumption is censored according to what corporations and governments tell us is good or bad for us ... this is totally against the disruption and freedom which blockchain and cryptocurrencies have awakened us to.

ICO's provide the economic stimulus for innovation and allow individuals and talented teams to seek funding to disrupt these global players with newer, fairer services, there is little doubt as to why they are not being well received on these monopolistic, centralised platforms.

In July 2016, the @steemdrive project was born from a grand dream to create an impact and make a statement to the world, and with the help of local liaisons, successfully crowdfunded a mammoth billboard campaign which raised nearly 50 000 USD to erect billboards, flighted over three months in three different cities across the globe - Durban - South Africa, Chicago - USA and Auckland - New Zealand.

There were considerations whether these campaigns were efficient and performance traceable compared to social media, but today we see it as a viable media alternative to resurrect and give blockchain a voice once more in spite of the looming censorship in other mediums.

Billboard agencies have long suffered sales declines due to the internet and social media alternatives, but are surprisingly affordable considering the grand presence and real-world validity billboards offer advertisers, these agencies make for sympathetic advertising partners.

The @steemdrive team, in conjunction with buildteam.io will be creating a holistic marketing solution for blockchain projects and ICO's on the Steem platform with billboard crowdfunding assistance combined with content visibility via Steemvoter guilds voting support coupled with development support for Steem and SBD payments integration as recently implemented on the socialwallet.io ICO funding page.

With Smart Media Tokens (SMT's) potentially launching later in 2018; which will allow branded tokens to be created on the Steem chain, the Steem blockchain community is thus poised to become the first port of call for new innovators; offering token creation, an already existing crypto-savvy, captive user base in conjunction with guidance, support and advertising services offered by the resident @buildteam and @steemdrive initiatives.

Join me and our teams @steemdrive and @buildteam in laying down the building blocks for the future, let's innovate, disrupt and inspire! Together we can be amazing!

Sincerely,

Ricardo Ferreira

| @thecryptodrive
| BuildTeam CEO
| Social Wallet Advisor


Social Wallet Billboard Crowdfund

Billboard artwork by @beekart

Our first billboard ressurrection campaign will be targetted at promoting socialwallet.io, a revolutionary P2P crypto payments platform with a vision to facilitate cryptocurrency payments over existing social media networks, empowering users to send currencies to their contacts or to people in need simply by knowing what their social media identity is. This zero knowledge recipient model eliminates the need for having to know the recipient's wallet address to send them funds.

The use-cases for Social Wallet are practically endless, from tipping to charities, promotions, giveaways, cryptocurrency airdrops, paid advertising consumption and near instant global funds transfers to name a few; revolutionising how money is sent.

Social Wallet is currently in the ICO phase, with their WIRE tokens available for purchase at discounted rates on the socialwallet.io website. check out the videos on their YouTube channel and review the whitepaper on socialwallet.io for more information.


YouTube Video - Social Wallet Can Change the World

Join @buildteam, @steemdrive, Social Wallet and the Steem community in promoting cryptocurrency across the globe!


Steemdrive Billboard Liaisons - @theprophet and @theprophet0

Steemdrive liaisons are tasked with evaluating potential billboard sites, getting the team in touch with the relevant billboard agencies, providing insights and overviews on the prospective locations and taking proof of flight photography and video if or when the agencies are unable to supply.

For our first resurrection campaign, we enlist once more @theprophet0 and his father, @theprophet, who now live in Warren Buffet's hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, the misconceived farm and "corn capital" of the USA.

Omaha, and Nebraska are generalized to be a very dull, boring, farm-dominated area; but it's actually quite the contrary. Omaha is home to college sports fanatics as Omaha plays host to the College World Series at Creighton Prep University every Summer, where it reels in well over 250,000 bodies. Additionally, as stated before, Omaha is the home to an established entrepreneur, Warren Buffet who has amassed over 88.9 billion in capital; currently ranked the third richest person in the entire globe. Buffet is an Omaha native where he purchased a home over 50 years ago.

Furthermore, you may have heard about the most opportunistic central location of the world ...Silicon Valley! Omaha is referred to as the "Silicon Prairie" because of the enormous amount of job opportunities, however, on a slightly smaller scale compared Silicon Valley.

Omaha is a perfect position for a billboard campaign with the aggregate amount of millennials living here, who already dominate the cryptocurrency market. Corresponding research has shown that Millenials are addicted to social media, so what's better than putting a billboard representing both a social media where you get paid and a revolutionary way to transact cryptocurrency within existing platforms?

Below we have two locations listed for potential billboard sites for this campaign. We have decided to put it in the hands of the STEEM community to decide which location to select, and we will outline special details about each so Steemians can make educated decisions. Similar to @theprophet0's Chicago Billboard Campaign, users are encouranged to vote on the comment(s) which represent the location of their preference; in the comment section below. After the post has paid out, the votes and funds will be collected to pick a winning location which, will be detailed in the Proof-of-Flight Billboard post following the successful flighting.


Option 1: Billboard Outside of Warren Buffet's Home

Option 1, as stated above, is located just a short 15 minutes away from Buffet's residence. We must note that Omaha is commonly referred to as the "15 minute city", being you can get to about any special place within 15 minutes. This billboard location also boasts the title of "One of the busiest Intersections in Omaha". Located off 119th Street and Pacific, the board will approximately reel in just under 160k impressions on a weekly basis. Option 1 is priced at $3000 a month

Media/Style: Permanent Bulletin/Digital

Panel Size: 14' 0" x 48' 0" Spec Sheet

Facing/Read: West/Right

Number of slots: 6

Dwell Time: 10

Est. spots per day: 1332


Option 2: Billboard Located Just off the Interstate

Option 2 would be very impressionable to daily commuters, and getting back to before, we would assume many of them are millenials; meaning both of the sponsored platforms could generate enormous leads. Not to mention, the billboard agency, this is their newest billboard and it's an absolute hit location. According to LAMAR, option 2 is estimated to have impressions on just under 100k Omahaians and travelers. Furthermore, this billboard is located in Northwest Omaha, more specifically, 109th & Maple Street. This billboard rakes in a price tag of $3000 for a four week period.

Media/Style: Permanent Bulletin/Digital

Panel Size: 14' 0" x 48' 0" Spec Sheet

Facing/Read: East/Right

Number of slots: 6

Dwell Time: 10

Est. spots per day: 1332


How to Crowdfund a Billboard!

Step 1: Vote the main post, 100% Vote Power will donate the most rewards to the campaign.

Step 2: Similarly, vote for the billboard of your preferrence in the comments section, or vote for all of them.

Step 3: Recruit and spread the word - resteem and share on social media.

Step 4: Have crypto to spare?! Donate Steem or SBD directly to the steemdrive Steem account or use blocktrades.us to convert from other crypto.

Donations of 200 USD equivalent or more in crypto, made in the first 5 days will have their Steem account mentioned in the post in the Sponsor and Donations sections below. Businesses or projects who donate this amount or greater may send us a memo to the steemdrive Steem account with a hyperlink to their logo they wish us to display.

We are looking for longterm sponsors, please send us a memo if you are interested.


Sponsors








In association with @buildteam, sponsoring a huge Steemvoter Guild Vote



Sponsoring a 100% @smartsteem bot upvote!







Sponsoring a 100% @adsactly upvote!


Donations

@thecryptodrive - 200 Steem

@cryptomancer - 200 Steem

@reggaemuffin - 200 Steem


Terms and Conditions

@steemdrive will retain 25% of the total post, comment and donation rewards as facilitation fees and to reward the liaison team and billboard artists. Steem Power earned on these posts will be powered down and the balance after the deduction of fees will be retained for future campaign kickstarts.

@steemdrive reserves the right to hold additional campaigns should insufficient funds be raised.

Should surplus funds be raised, at the discretion of the team, additional billboards depicted in this campaign will be ordered and/or the campaign flight time extended; if a surplus still remains, @steemdrive may at its discretion procure other advertising and media exposure or retain the surplus for future crowdfunds.

@steemdrive reserves the right to substitute billboard locations according to availability at the time of order.

@steemdrive reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time without notice to suit its operational needs.


WARNING: Do not vote any other billboard campaigns other than those posted on the @steemdrive account, historically copy-cats created similar campaigns to defraud users which never actually came to fruition. This campaign is guaranteed by @thecryptodrive (Top 20 Steem witness).

Do not vote on comments which try to solicit billboard selection votes, other than official comments from the @steemdrive account.


NB: VOTE THE MAIN POST AND VOTE YOUR FAVOURITE BILLBOARD LOCATION(S) BELOW IN THE COMMENTS.


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Yes very good effort but no pointer to registration on the billboard? Interested persons should be properly guided, that is essence of messages.

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wow!

This is a parasite magnet.

Look below it's a damn barnacle colony!

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It was good to learn something good

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hello to all contributing a little help, and as a graphic designer I think that the number 1 fence is better designed is more visible in the distance because of its large and red letters we can also appreciate the formality and seriousness of the information provided. so my vote is for this fence without a doubt the number 1

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Your article sir already reach 2k+ upvotes keep up the good work sir @steemdrive

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vhelp me also to make money here plz all people

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Well basically you post, like ans share some good content and earn steem coins in return

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how are you brother ? I see your post is very interesting to permit me to follow you, in this steemit in the company so that we can be stoned each other in pursuit of his points. thank you

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VOTE FOR OPTION 3 ON THIS COMMENT

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These 2 billboards just almost the same, only the location differs but i think option 2 is best!

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I voted for Option 2 also...very nice location.

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option 2 is also the best for me brother..

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@elizahfhaye Brother, you have many Steem Power. If you made us an Upvote, I would have been very happy. Please give me an Upvote on my behalf. Waiting for your Upvote.

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it's look like the 2 is much important than the first one, looks much stronger, how about you guys?

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I voted for Option 2. very nice location

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This idea is one of the best ive heard on steemit...its time to decentralize the offline, awareness like this will really let some to know what they missing...option 2 is a go go...it wont only bring impressionon the people of the state but also to foreigners and passersby...the publication will be huge...I really wish my upvote could create an impact to this project. Good one to the @steemdrive team

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both of the options were good but I think Option 2 would be better
based on the location option 2 is more applicable to be seen because it is located in a crowded place and lots of people would've noticed it ...

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defo this one its clearer and closer to the road!

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Voted on option 2.. The visibilitily of the billboard seems like on the eye level if your driving. Just saying 😊

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This is indeed a very great idea! To think of our busy world today, some have no extra time to check the web especially people whose on-travel from place to place.
I think the best Option is the #2nd one: Billboard Located Just off the Interstate
Since the Billboard is to promote Steemit to everyone, making it available to wide range of people is always the best choice. Not only the residents in this place can see it but also those who's coming from other places.

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Although I enjoy the cheekiness of option 1, it would not have as much as an impact unless it received media coverage. We have to think of the big picture (no pun intended) so let's go down the route with the highest results.

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locationwise, option 2 might have an edge from the other option

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from very away you can seen it ....but not truly visiable

Let's crowdfund a Steemit billboard then! I'm sure many would pinch in and we would have it done by the end of the week.

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I would :)

Upvoted. Hope my upvote helps propagating the Steemit to everyone. Steemit is great platform but we need to bring the awareness to everyone. A great idea guys

Donated my vote.

Warren buffet Hates Crypto

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He doesn’t hate crypto. He simply said he doesn’t understand it and that’s fair. He’s old and it’s not going to to matter to him because he only has so many years left

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True, though he has said with confidence he will never buy any, so I hope people don't think it'd make some difference in that regard

I'm not exactly a whale or dolphin so, I hereby donate 5 STEEM for Crypto Liberty! Every bit helps right?

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You will be an orca in no time :)

Love to see Steemians getting together to crowdfund projects here!

I think the social media giants are right in banning ICO related ads. The truth is that there are tons of projects that are scams. There are teams with people who have no past credibility, projects that don’t be even have a minimum viable product and products that don’t even solve real problems.

If you look at the dotcom boom, there were tons of websites and companies with insane evaluations. Companies with no customer base or revenue.

An approach ICO's could take is creating content that educates people in a way people can understand and connect to the mission. They can also leverage authorities in the crypto space and collaborate with them.

I honestly don't think billboards are the best way to market, but it doesn't hurt.

From how you described on the billboard options, I think option 1 is good because it has more visibility for huge number of populace and that places than be reached within a short or minimal period of time.
So, this program will eventually remove enterprises like Western Union, Hollester, and other money transfer establishments? But the entity must have an account correct? Otherwise how can it be received? I do think, however, this innovation is great.

I hereby donate 200 Steem for Crypto Liberty!

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I also hereby make a matching pledge of 200 Steem for the cause. Power to the people!

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@reggaemuffin Brother, you have many Steem Power. If you made us an Upvote, I would have been very happy. Please give me an Upvote on my behalf. Waiting for your Upvote.

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I wish the platform fastest go. thanks

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Why not just advertise on sites like steemit?

amazing initiative. This will make steem even better

Of course option 1 ..

VOTE FOR OPTION "1"

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I hope you will choose the Philippines to put Crypto awareness Billboards also especially in the Metro Manila Area...Good luck and God bless @steemdrive

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We can do in future campaigns. Thanks for your support, namaste!

Great initiative. I prefer option 2 as it stands a great chance of making an impression when the same people see it over and over again.

OPTION 2

The largest audience seems the most important to me.

I'd love to know how you get so many comments... I'm lucky to get 20 and you have over 375...

Interesting post ! What I can do is resteem your post @steemdrive.

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Please do thanks!

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hi, I am working on Sbdgiveaway program and pay fees from 50 to 70%
I am looking for

I love this, the world is heading away from capitalism and control and towards decentralisation and this is just the beginning

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It's amazing what we can achieve together, blockchain is the web that unites us into a formidable force.

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wow safe once you. that good job

I think this is great, this is definitely going to have a positive impact for Steem

can you provide the link to your data which supports SNAP is shunning crypto advertisements, we're not seeing that.

https://steemit.com/money/@harpooninvestor/new-york-magazine-just-don-t-understand-a-snap-vs-facebook-story

Good luck. I think you are doing a great job. Keep up the outstanding work to make us all rich!

Both are in the right location but i think i will vote option 2 for the wide spread of Steemit community.

I hope they will succeed and everything will be just fine. I wish you a successful development project.

And in relation to the Pseudo-socialism that they comment, I believe in socialism, and every socialism is different from the context where you live or see it or with which you have contact at a certain moment, but I think the strategy is not to generalize, socialism cybernetics and information is necessary and has been a key to blockchain.

Option 1, sounds perfect for the amount of people who travel that area and at any time will be watching the go, for my part has more visibility.

@steemdrive I think our biggest strength is the digital campaign and strategy, we are better at that and most of the population uses technology, not to mention a

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Postingang yang sangat menarik, saya menyukai ini. Thanks

VOTE FOR OPTION 1 ON THIS COMMENT

Finally facebook has access to my financial data yay. Bye bye Lamborghini ads ;)

I vote for option 2.

Voted for option 2 it's extremely cool..
Keep it up @steemdrive impressive post
Love it

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i love billboards an i love stremmdrive

great stuff. I like option 1.

I want to do something like that. Everyone will pray for me

excellent post you have my vote

Vote Option 1

VOTE FOR OPTION 2 ON THIS COMMENT

I like the writing of your article is very interesting people to comment on your article ,,,
I want tips and tricks from you ,, please help

does steemit have twitter and facebook etc accounts for advertising itself?

Wooh! Fight the System!

Steemdrive Billboard Liaisons great them for steemit worker .very good job freiend .
@pakhi

It definitely calls my attention.

Good post information you thank you please you vote and follow me @marlindaswari

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Leaving comments asking for votes, follows, or other self promotional messages could be seen as spam.

Your Reputation Could be a Tasty Snack with the Wrong Comment!

Thank You! ⚜

Soy Nuevo por aqui, me gustaria quien sabe de alguna pagina donde se explique bien para Venezolanos como usar y generar ingresos.

muy buena información

To me, the best option is the 2.

up vote & follow me @imammugi

This is quite comprehensive and educative.

I will Support option 1
I would have love to donate but my steem power is still small since am still new on this platform.

Thank you all

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No worries, you vote itself means a lot. Thanks so much.

This is outstanding! I absolutely love the GREAT STEEMIT COMMUNITY & its very helpful post to all about crypto currency you have a great knowledge about all digital currency.

Nice Billboards Design..

me registre hoy y este articulo me ayudo mucho ya que estaba cometiendo varios errores y voto por la opción 2

I get heart attack when i see lot of of upvote from important people in the steemit community...

The cryptocurrency community is getting very creative. Nothing can stop humankind from it quest for freedom. A paradigm shift is happening now. Great post.

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soon everyone will surprise

Something new.

Is for you! Thank you for that information,
transparency and quality are the keys to a successful platform

Omaha, somewhere in middle America..

Nebraska? Why don't we put one across the street from MIT or WPI?

Buffet's house is the best option as that might generate some media coverage if you play it right and that is free advertising.

This is very interesting....thanks for post.

Vote for option 2 on this commenthqVIUl2.png

if this vote reach 50+ I'll promote this

Your post is very good, so after I read your post, direct my spirit to do as you appear. Thank you friend. I wait for your next posting ....

GO OPTION 1!! Let's let the global power elite know we are in their back yard. I have reblogged and upvoted. Good luck!

Great post.

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vote for option 0ne

Woah Amazing!! Great to see the platform growing and all these new projects coming to fruition!! Heres to more success down the line for smart media token development!

It was good to learn something good

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Very grand and big content you published this content is helpful for all the stemians and i liked this content because i love this content thanks @abdt upvote and resteemed

This is honestly an amazing program, if I had Steem to donate I would now. However, I will definitely be willing to give in the future.

Good, it's very nice and incredible. I like your opinion.

awesome information, i will go 2nd option. thanks

both looking same billboard. i think only different is the places . anyway i agree with option 01

Vote on this comment if you think this will help!

how many of you voted for only to earn steem.
if really read the post and vote the post, how much worth of this post, then that is good. this is really good to here. thanks for this valuable information.
and last i vote for both options.