Let’s Make Some STEEM Marketing Memes!! - Social Media Campaign

in #steem2 years ago (edited)

Happy Friday!

Yes I said “Meme” and no, I have not been drinking...

Ok, so here is the deal.. we need more people talking about Steem, out there. So what better way than through memes? 😄

Now, I don’t want to hear about the actual definition of a Meme here (cough, cough Crim) I am using the term loosely for a photo with some wording that is eye catching and understandable while serving a purpose.

What purpose?

Get the STEEM name in front of people in a fun way.

Let’s make some to market STEEM and then share them, off Steem.

They can be funny, or inspirational. It can focus on any aspect of the chain that you find beneficial.

let’s stay away from “make lots of money” as it’s not really realistic and sets expectations that lead to let down and possibly people leaving in the long run.

I used the community aspect...


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Clearly I am not a professional meme maker, but you get the idea!


1). Get the STEEM name in front of people not here yet. Share to Twitter, facebook, Pinterest or whatever social media you prefer. BE SURE TO USE TAGS THAT WILL ATTRACT PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF STEEM! (While also of course including #Steem itself)

2). Use visuals to get their interest and make them curious. So let’s keep it positive 😉

3). Give a link to the Steem Telegram (https://t.me/steemnetwork) for easy onboarding and to answer questions.. plus RETENTION.


5). Have some fun... you guys remember fun, right?

You can make a post here on Steem to get the word out and get more people involved.

Plus there may be some upvotes 😱

Yep, make a good quality Steem marketing meme.. post to social media and share in the comments below and the best one may get some nice upvotes.

The amazing @acidyo already offered to give a few to the best ones, and I’m sure some other accounts will follow suit.


To qualify to receive an upvote it’s pretty simple-

1). Make a good quality original meme that markets Steem.

2). Post to your social media accounts and include:

  • use the tags #STEEM and #STEEMMemes then try to include tags that are popular outside of Steem too.

3). Then you can either;

  • make a post on Steem with your meme and links to where you posted it (twitter etc). The post should include the point of the meme and talk about this initiative as the goal is to get more people to do it. Then link it the comment below.

  • Put your meme and link to where you posted it elsewhere in the comments below (without making a post).

How will “winners” be chosen?

We will take a look at the popularity of the meme (think retweets/likes etc) and the quality etc. There may not be one decided winner, rather multiple may receive some extra upvote love. We will have to see how this goes 🙂

Don’t want to enter the contest but just want to make a meme?

Awesome! Do that, let’s all do it and then tell everyone else to do it too 🙂

Not in the STEEM telegram group yet? Get your bum over there https://t.me/steemnetwork

Meme on,


#wehavefunonfridays #nomeangirls #fridayfun


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Hahaha! Great one!

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I hope you guys aren't seriously contemplating tweeting this out, with the #MeToo movement so strong right now this is the last thing women want to see. You are going to alienate a whole lot of women with this one. But then again when it comes to making right decisions.....

I would think most people would be smart enough to separate a recognisable meme from sexual harassment. Idk because some women think very differently to me, but I doubt many women would feel alienated from a meme using a recognisable format / template.

As a women, I do not feel alienated by a very well known and hilarious meme.

It’s a joke, and not an offensive one. I agree with you 😉

No it's never a joke when the one your with stares down another women's body parts, to brush something like that off you would literally have to be in the relationship for something other than love, have no self confidence or esteem or just plain like abuse. It's not well known anywhere I know of except here where I've seen it dozen of times and it's definitely not as funny as you tend to think....unless of course you really are a man.

That meme is all over the internet and it is used for all sorts of things. I've seen it on every social media platform I'm on. It's not as obvious and recognisable as something like the Old El Paso "why don't we have both?" girl but it's a pretty common meme.

No there's no separation at all except in maybe a man's mind.

I'm a woman though...

And to me there is a massive separation between humour and the rest of life, unless the humour is being used as a coping mechanism for real life.

As a group, friends, my partner and I will play Cards Against Humanity and I have played some very very offensive cards over time but that doesn't mean I agree with those cards or think those things in real life because for me at least humour and everything else is very separate, and I believe you will find that is true for a lot of people who enjoy dark or offensive humour, but this meme isn't even that offensive. I'm quite caring in real life, but I will play funny offensive cards or making funny offensive jokes if they are funny (and sometimes in the case of the cards it is because the combination is that apt and just fits, regardless of if you agree with it).

Some people who enjoy offensive humour are people who are actually offensive people and act like dicks in real life, but that's not true for all of us.

In reality this meme is harmless either way, but there's certainly people who separate memes and other humour from real life so you can't just claim that there's no separation at all. For me, and I know for at least some others too, there is a huge separation between the two.

But your statement can't be correct, because you said "there's no separation at all except in maybe a man's mind" but I'm female.

We can disagree on whether we personally think it is offensive or not and that's probably the best thing to do here, but that statement is factually incorrect, proven by my existence.

I brought my own...it came with a drink.

I figured I'd get responses as such from my statement, especially on here where the tendency seems to always flow in the same direction from those above or who posted the posting (geez I wonder why that i$.) So I took the liberty of running this as a hypothetical question after making a another meme out of this picture after changing the words to rebranded company, owner and company....whereas so far most are in agreement with me that this isn't an appropriate meme to use unless it's aimed at men and/or other comments that one may be trying to sell an advertisement for marriage counseling it would be fine.

Okay... I don't know what you are implying here. I'm not so far "above" if you mean big people on here. I'm only 5 levels above you and we have relatively similar steem power. I'm not a big person on here. I also don't know OP either and haven't had much communication with them so this isn't something like sticking with friends either.

You also seem to be implying that both me and Justineh believe what we believe about humour because of money. That's not true, at least for me - I can't speak for OP but I can't see anything wrong logically with them just liking it so I have no reason not to believe them.

I'm on multiple platforms but my other main platform than Steemit is YouTube. If my sense of humour or attitude towards humour was affected by money, my content and my humour would be very clean because that's more ad friendly for YouTube. I only make content I want to make even if it is a poor decision financially not to sacrifice artistic integrity to meet the demands of YouTube etc and my sense of humour is intrinsically part of me and doesn't change because of money.

I just don't find the meme offensive and the reason I commented to begin with is because I don't find it offensive and I would think (at least hope) that most women wouldn't be offended the meme. Only reason I commented to begin with. Nothing to do with money or social media politics (I hate politics like that anyway and don't play the game).

For the second comment, I commented because you said the only separation exists in a man's mind and I'm part of the vagina club so that statement is factually incorrect and also ignores the experience of women like me. I also commented because it is logically wrong, proven by mine and OP's existence. It also ignores the experiences of people who do separate humour from the rest of life, because we do exist. I also really don't like this type of logic and think it is slightly insulting. A close relative went through domestic violence and if someone tried to equate a meme as being no different to what she went through I would be pissed off, because there is a huge difference between experiencing Domestic Violence and a joke (which is what a meme is). The difference is huge. There's no way I could equate a stock photo on the internet turned into a meme with sexual harassment, just like I couldn't with DV, because one is terrible and one is a joke. Equating the joke with the terrible thing is watering down the terrible thing.

As for posting the meme elsewhere, fair enough and it is good you decided to test your hypothesis, but I've seen that meme posted way more times than that on various social media websites and people typically didn't respond in a negative way, so your test is up against all those other times it has been posted and your test isn't a big enough sample size compared to how much it has been posted to mean much unfortunately.
The way your particular test went too also depended on variables such as which social media site (big differences in social attitudes, behaviors and norms between them), which sub-part of the social media site if applicable (facebook group, subreddit etc) and which business you used, as even though the meme is imo harmless, it would still be inappropriate marketing for some businesses. Context matters. It's decent for a social media site though. It's interesting you got the results you got, but it is up against every other time that meme has been posted in various forms on the internet.

Either way, like I said before, we can disagree on whether it is offensive or not. You're free to find it offensive. You do you. I do not find it offensive however, and I'm gonna stay like that (and me do me I guess... that phrase doesn't work the other way). It's more that you're saying women as a whole will be offended and equating a meme to sexual harassment, as well as saying stuff that isn't factually correct.

Either way, have fun and enjoy your time on Steem. Maybe instead of getting too in-depth about one meme, we should make our own memes... with blackjack and hookers... actually you know what, forget the memes (had to do it, Futurama was awesome). Seriously though, this energy is better spent blowing people out of the water with something awesome that we each make, meme or not. I'm not cutting you off if you still want to discuss this, but just making a suggestion. Good luck!

This made me chuckle.

The quality meme we are looking for


phahah :D

Hahahahahahahahahaha! That's epic... I gotta throw this a vote...

You've got DRAMA!

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When Steemians see an opportunity to get the Steem name out into the twittersphere...



That's exactly what we need. A Steem marketing campaign to attract new users, my saying a long time already...
That's why I started my website and blog
some months ago....
I'm definitely in and I will share good meme posts on my blog, for sure!
Let's Just Do It
Have a great day

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😂 love it

I actually won a markymark contest with this believe it or not! 😊

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nice! :)

Thank you @trayan 😁

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here is my attempt :-)

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Wish I knew how to do transparent backgrounds though!

No censorship just flagged until you have to go. Or get frustrated.

And totally feel this one. It's like the hordes of zombies are the toxic and greedy people and groups here.

There are good people. Just not enough to balance out the radical vegans that want to be fascist control freaks.

Tweeted my meme this morning http://bit.ly/2JhCwF0
Also made a post about this great initiative http://bit.ly/2H2pJVj
♨️♨️♨️♨️♨️ #STEEM #STEEMMEMES ♨️♨️♨️♨️♨️
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Here you go. @justineh
The Steem promise
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People who bought STEEM in January 2018.

Hey darling... I have a really good meme for us to spread this social media... don’t forget to check my profile! Kisses, from Naza! B0159BF2-2CA1-45A3-9303-C1F44213E6E7.jpeg

I saw Thanos and couldnt keep reading. Havent seen avengers yet somehow and dodging spoilers has become art of the ninja.

Don’t blame you 👍... hate spoilers was like that with GOT.. failed miserably my advice watch it and get it out of the way ...


May I use this? Is love to tweet it

Sure that was the whole purpose of the campaign, use it anyway you like. I am just not on twitter and nobody on my FB would be interested in Steem, most are just a small group of family and friends.

Posted it in the terminal hopefully get the passengers to blog and bragg about it ....



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Nice! I will help and give up some upvotes to top memes as well.


Does Facebook or Instagram have a cannabis strain named after it? NOPE!

Let's grow!!


If anyone wants to use my memes go ahead... partiko only allows one pic per comment. Sorry for blowing the comments up. Jk not sorry

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absolutely yes. I too have them among my assets.

They are such a good set of assets.

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This is my "I want to take Steem seriously, but also can't" type of meme.

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I have literally talked about steem every day for over 2 1/2 years to all my friends, family, and everyone that I've ever met. My family is so sick of hearing about it but they just don't believe in the cryptocurrency world.

I will continue to push it however. Also 2 featured posts? Wow you are going to grow this account faster than that tomato bush that I tried to grow in the backyard last year. Of course it never really grew at all so I guess that doesn't count.

Great job! #STEEM needs more and more believers like you. Just maybe drop the word Crypto currency and rather try #digitalmoney that they can store in a #digitalwallet. And once they get into it you'll help them convert it if they so wish. Tell them they posting to Facebook for free anyways. Why not get a little something rather.

Haha! I know how that is.. I’m in a make it fun mode though.. in fact I may do some onboarding when I go to a little local music festival that some long lost friends will be playing at. What better way to get them here than with memes? 😂

Also two featured posts


I know, I had no warning on that one. I was told they will just randomly be selecting posts that are targeting marketing or things they find beneficial for now. Hopefully it helps get the word out!

I think I could chip in with a few memes lol! Memes are a great marketing tool! The Netflix meme campaign for bird box was insanely successful! If you haven’t, I really encourage you to check it out

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Steemit in a nutshell

Was she hot though? 🤣

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I drink plenty of water on the daily 😂

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QFT! Quoted for truth on the message...

...but seriously, can we say enough already with the Uncle Adolph memes?

Hitler memes are 🔥🔥🔥

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That describes exactly what I go through :)

And then when it hits $100 you might burst a blood vessel. Lol

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Hi @justineh! Here is my #STEEMMEMES marketing campaign on #steem! Let me know what you think? (The Future of Social Media. Own your content, get social, get paid!)
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Nice idea, let's have some fun :^)

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Ok, this isn't marketing related at all but, I didn't even have to edit this one.



You’ll have to change that flag to a scary red downward arrow though.. as that is so out of date. 😜


lol... Outdated.

That's so last year... Errr Yesterday! haha

How embarrassing for young Taraz.

I know.. I almost feel bad for him...

It is hard being green....

You've got DRAMA. You are going to be a Whale!

To view or trade DRAMA go to steem-engine.com.

It is "safe" now - kind of like how "safe" the withdrawal method is.

huh. you kind of fade in and out now

🤣😂🤣😂😂🤣🤣 best comment section EVER!!

Like in Back to the Future?

Awesome, let the steem memes fly!!!


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How can I get spammy junk posts to not show up as "FEATURED" at the top of my main page?

Push that big X in the right hand corner and move on, or use another front end.


I don’t think said platform would enjoy this meme. They seem to be going quite hard these days on shadow banning/banning/other nonsense.


That lady is holding a flag, you can't flag on Steem

But but... it’s a white flag ... for peace and all that. Oh!! Maybe we need to implement white flags.. which sort of mean solidarity. We should rage to the Steemit team about this ASAP 😜

But but... it’s a white flag ... for peace and all that.

Tell it to the judge lady. You're going down for a long long time.

Cops theme tune plays in the background

Oh!! Maybe we need to implement white flags.. which sort of mean solidarity. We should rage to the Steemit team about this ASAP

Yes, that's a vital change. Get to work!

I tweeted my Memes for Steem on tweeter today..


I love steem


Haha! It’s still me.. just with more memes 😂

#steem ♨ On ! #seven77 Twitter Movements Already Started and Keep Going On and On ! 💙 ♬♬♬

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The power behind the human #STEEM Engine! Keep those pistons pumping!

Haven't done all the contest-y type stuff, but I'd made this animated gif ages ago to use as a widget on my WordPress blog, and decided to tweet this out - if anyone wants to "steal" the gif and use it, please feel free!


Installed #Adsense on my #WordPress blog in '14 & earn an average of $3.47/mnth (minus a $9.95 @Dreamhost monthly fee = loss of $6.48/mnth). Joined the #Steem #Blockchain late '17 & use the #SteemPress plugin to auto crosspost my #blogs. My account there is now worth $806.78. 😊

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I am using the term loosely for a photo with some wording that is eye catching and understandable while serving a purpose.

What purpose?
Get the STEEM name in front of people in a fun way.

¿Memes? ¿In a fun way? Something like this below? ¿Perhaps?

Funny Inspirational

They can be funny, or inspirational. It can focus on any aspect of the chain that you find beneficial.

Well yeah! hopefully mine is both: ¡funny and inspirational!

LMAO I sent this to my buddies at @canna-curate . They are gonna love it.

Well, I would have supported, but when I wanted to, I wasn't welcome. Good luck while I crush this market. Cheers!

I think Justine, together with the other top-witnesses have agreed to squeeze the last drop out of the Steemit Ponzi Blockscheme by trying to lure in as much suckers as they can, because they refuse to cleanup the shit first:

Also listen to the last 5minutes of what PSEC has to say, very important!

We all can do something about it if we unite, but those on top know we lack the self esteem to do so and they all too eagerly exploit this lack of self esteem of most Steemians. If we want to make a change, we have to REACT and UNITE and not follow like sheep to the slaughterbank.

Yes, I’m destroying Steem with memes.. it’s a true conspiracy.. please alert the authorities.

For every meme made, a fairy looses it’s wings.

Memes are coming.

I am not going to promote Steemit to anybody as long as those turning the knobs don(t show they are earnest with changing what needs to be changed here on Steemit. I invited people 2 years ago to Steemit while it was still "alive and kicking" - one of them produced high quality posts, but almost no reaction and after 7 days, you can't even monetize your upvote anymore. What has changed in the mean time? Our views have been removed by the devs: GREAT JOB. And now the top witnesses like @themarkymark no longer flag but downvote systematically critical posts, like Psecdocumentary has so well illustrated. You still can't find shit on this platform. Critical voices and channels like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Masdar_News and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RT_(TV_network) are systematically downvoted by the smearingbots of top witnesses @berniesanders, @themarkymark, @anyx etc. Posts of Smidge-tv and kawaiicrush are invisible.

This platform is a SHAME.

Steemit has first to clean up its shit and throw out those apex abusers I mentioned above and turn this into a user friendly and well balanced place, where normal users don't have to fear if they post or comment.

Steemit as it now is does nothing else than scare people away, now even more than 2 years ago.

First this place has to work properly, the top abusers need to get kicked out, and the American predator model between users needs to be replaced by a fair and balanced one.

And only THEN we can start inviting new people to this platform.

If we start promoting this platform on a massive scale today with "memes", Steemit will only make a fool of itself to the outside world and the end result would be that we would have to replace the 1 in the meme below by a 2.

"Yes, I’m destroying Steem with memes."

You know, Justineh, that almost rhymes. You're a poet and don't know it ;)

Almost... :)

Don't get suckered into this evil plot to make memes. Memes are bad!

Don't worry; I don't do memes. I'm too old and uncool for that.

Honestly, I don't think memes are bad, per se, I just find them painfully stupid.

They are not painfully stupid. Imagine trying to figure out how much you can say, either funny or serious in a couple of words and a photo.

I never understand the Memes are stupid group. They sometimes are stupid, but when done right they are brilliant.


The Achilles' Heel of the meme is that it depends on a common cultural point of reference. To a person from another culture, or even a person from the same culture but a different generation, the meme can be meaningless or, (possibly worse yet), convey a different meaning entirely.

"WE"? Go see a Doctor.

Sincerely, more people are interested in fun related ad than too serious ad most times. Example, anyone seen the latest ad from durex - goes like this; Hold door, Hodor, Harder, Harder (fun intended and an excerpt from GOT scene)

Now just add words. Don't be left feeling like a fish out of water. Join the #STEEM ocean and just steemit.com!

Good post and good idea!

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I am all for it. Great initiative. All my votes for the top commenters

Waoh this is really helpful.
Am in!

Hello, dear justineh. My name is Karla Alcala. I have been reading your post, and I must say that I enjoy them very much. I also upvote them all the time because I want you to succeed and excel in this community. I hope you do not mind becoming my follower and help me to improve with your comments.

Good idea

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it's funny that active steemians earn our deserved payment while doing what we like, including uploading memes

Too bad that more members are ran off by Steemflagrewards than we can recruit or retain.

I'd seriously fix that problem then work on marketing.

I'd enter... But kinda tired of having friends and watching them ran off. By the tribalism and control freaks.

So... Maybe one day we can fix this and get back to actually start recruiting.

Until then? I had to cancel the Portland Oregon meet-ups for a while. Why hold them if themarkymark and others abuse you.

I once had a dream of making 10k minnows myself. I've put that down and just work on helping myself and my friends.

I had hopes. Once upon a time.

I’ve been flagged over a thousand times, I’ve been called every name in the book, I’ve been bashed while trying to help and even in this post, I’m being accused of ruining this place.

Get over it and do good things, or don’t.. that’s your choice.

Nothing is fair in life, you move forward or you don’t move at all.

Lol here is your invitation to @theplayersclub

Got Discord?

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