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Kickstarter and the Potential Decrease of an Audience

Rob Sutter
As someone who has backed his fair share of Kickstarter projects last year, it's understandable why the platform gained traction. The independent gaming scene is one of the most bustling and, due in part to various services, the creation of unique experiences is made that much more possible.
Kickstarter and the Potential Decrease of an Audience

PotatoStock and the Lessons of Looking Past Platform

DouglasSMF
In July 2014, Zack Brown turned to the crowd-funding site to ask for $10 for the ingredients for a potato salad, which he had never made before and didn’t want to waste money on. This isn’t a usual request on Kickstarter – proposed projects range from smart networked home security devices to wireless GoPro chargers.
PotatoStock and the Lessons of Looking Past Platform

Will Kickstarter "Potato Salad" Projects Ruin Crowdfunding?

Socialbarrel
There is a high chance that you haven’t been online lately, if you haven’t already heard about the infamous “Potato Salad” project. Started a few days ago by Zack Brown, the Potato Salad Kickstarter project simply stated “Basically I’m just making potato salad. I haven’t decided what kind yet.” Unfortunately, once someone earns a few bucks with something that went viral, everyone has to get on the “money wagon.”
Will Kickstarter "Potato Salad" Projects Ruin Crowdfunding?

The Step-By-Step Guide to KickStarter Crowdfunding Success

anand.smartdata
Over the weekend, I talked to Ross Currie, an established Identity Management consultant from Perth, Australia. But between September to December of last year, Ross did something completely outside his comfort zone. He launched a Kickstarter campaign for his project Squishy Forts – the world’s first Pillow Fort construction kit. Ross’s goal was to reach $25,000 in crowdfunding. Instead, he was able to push the overall funding past $67,000.
The Step-By-Step Guide to KickStarter Crowdfunding Success

Kickstarter & 3 Reasons "Shovel Knight" Got It Right

Rob Sutter
This past Thursday, the highly anticipated independent video game "Shovel Knight" was released across both Nintendo and computer platforms. As a title that got its start due to Kickstarter, it grew in popularity until it became the hottest project to come out of this crowdfunding platform.
Kickstarter & 3 Reasons "Shovel Knight" Got It Right

3 Talking Points Following Success on Kickstarter

Rob Sutter
You've just successfully funded your product or service on Kickstarter. It might have taken you a couple of attempts, especially if you are a newcomer to your industry. There are a select few Kickstarter campaigns that not only reach their goals the first time around but completely blow by the goals in question.
3 Talking Points Following Success on Kickstarter

The Guide to Kickstarter and Crowdfunding [INFOGRAPHIC]

Daniel Zeevi
To run a successful Kickstarter campaign you need to tell a great story to win the hearts and minds of citizens across the Web. Make sure you have an intricate marketing campaign planned to promote your Kickstarter as soon as it’s launched by getting it consistently shared on sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
The Guide to Kickstarter and Crowdfunding [INFOGRAPHIC]

SXSWi Panel Recap: Humanizing Your Brand Through Effective Community Management

ChristiannaG
One of the first sessions I attended at SXSWi was “Structuring Community During Exponential Growth,” which featured community managers from Kickstarter, Airbnb and SoundCloud. This panel focused on the development of the community manager. Here are the highlights.
SXSWi Panel Recap: Humanizing Your Brand Through Effective Community Management

The Need for Better Regulation in Crowdfunding

Rob Sutter
It’d be easy enough to say, “I support crowdsourcing as long as the person behind it is doing it for the right reasons,” but what exactly does this entail? Is someone’s project instantly better than someone else’s because their name is not as recognized as that of another?
The Need for Better Regulation in Crowdfunding

3 Social Media Tips for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Jessica Chesney
We all wish there were a magical “fund” button that could fund our projects with just one touch. *SMACK* Wake up, your project isn’t going to fund itself! Determine which networks your brand should be a part of, join them, stay active and round up the end of your campaign with a social countdown.
3 Social Media Tips for a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign