Five days ago, I made a post about the awesome talk I had with @andrarchy regarding how best to support the marketing efforts of Steem, Steemit, and the community as a whole.
So just a quick update on what I plan to do.
We're going to war, people. But before we do, I think it's important to establish a strong foundation from which to stage our battles. And that starts with providing the community with the tools and resources to grow things organically.
But that's not all.
For the past 6 months, morale has been stupid. Just stupid. And everyone and their dog has an opinion about the reason. It's the market. It's Steemit. It's the bots. It's the secret clubs. It's the 1%.
Ho-Lee Crap. The promised land is just over the next hill, and we're all standing around arguing about who gets to hold the flag.
So you know what? You get a flag. And you get a flag. And you? Yeah, you get a flag. EVERYONE GETS A FLAG! YAY! The first act of the pre-launch of the preliminary entity known as Steem-Studio is to get everyone a flag.
Hearts and minds. That's where it starts. THAT'S the foundation. THAT'S how we build something that the world has never seen.
For many of us, Steem stopped being "social media" a long time ago. It's no longer something you "plug into", It's a friggin' lifestyle. It's part of what defines you. That's pretty nuts, right? But here's the thing. That's our secret sauce.
Any marketing professional can tell you that the ultimate goal is to convert non-users into users into product evangelists. Then those evangelists become influencers. In today's day and age, you get enough influencers, and you're ready to topple empires.
Are you with me so far?
So, STAGE ONE: Get everyone a Flag.
We'll do this by outfitting our troops with as many Steem branded assets as possible. Everyone on this platform could and should be a walking, talking billboard. Both physically and digitally. The rest of the world will soon feel un-cool for not being part of the revolution. And since they want to be cool too, they'll join in.
STAGE TWO: Get everyone some ammo.
The troops are now commandos, but you can't send soldiers out into the battlefield with no weapons! At this point we'll get serious about infographics, custom templates, quick launch resources for dapp owners and developers.
STAGE THREE: Win
Press Releases. Surgical strike campaigns. Analytics. We'll establish specific goals, execute pre-planned strategies, then move on to the next objective.
But first, baby steps.
And luckily for you, the first baby step means FREE STUFF for you!
You're a WINNER! Here's what you get:
Do you have a Steem-based website or Dapp? Let's stick a badge on it! Add that Steem-related ALT text. Add those back links to steem.com. Passively increase Steem's ranking in the interwebs and look fancy in the process!
Are you excited? But wait...there's MORE!
Wallpaper for your desktop! Wallpaper for your iPad! Wallpaper for your mobile device! If people aren't asking you "Hey, what's that cool thing on your screen?" then something is wrong. Wave your flags, dammit! WAVE THEM!
So when I get more time, I'll finish up the landing page. I'll promote the @steem-studio account. Everything will be more officialized. Once I find the right people who can "steem" along at a consistent pace, you can count on a regular batch of assets hitting you every couple of weeks. You are free to use all assets however you see fit.
In the meantime, you can access any/all assets from this Dropbox link:
So what are you waiting for? Go grab a flag.
It's time to kick butt.