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by sbriggman » Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:24 pm

I like the images. Did you produce those yourself or hire someone to? Very cool to see your project progressing here!
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by Andy_Sinclair » Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:50 am

Hi Sal,

We work with a designer (and have since our inception) - he is talented, quick and cheap :-)

I like running a blog of the project - I have found feedback from crowdcrux to always be fair criticism (which is required), and as I have got a lot of inspiration from the site it is nice to put something back.

And it certainly focuses the mind to write things down - even if it is only as an aide memoire!

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by Andy_Sinclair » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:13 am

Hi,

I have spoken to a lot of potential supporters about crowd-funding and to be honest most don't have a clue.......

So I have decided that we might have to take them by the hand and lead them through the crowd-funding maze...

I have produced what I am (in private) calling an 'idiot's guide' - comments would be welcome.

Best wishes,

Andy

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by Andy_Sinclair » Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:14 pm

Top tip - a picture paints a 1000 words

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by Charles » Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:01 am

This is looking good, Andy.
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by Andy_Sinclair » Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:24 pm

Hi,

Video (version 2)


A quick thanks to Charles for his input!

So version 2 is better, but still needs a number of major changes - some elements are too long and we will have to reshoot some of the words, as I don't think I have quite got over how exciting this project is for the orchestra! Having said that I am pleased with camera angles and the overall feel.

The Kickstarter page is coming along nicely and the last visual elements The Team/The Rewards/The Composer are being finalised by the designer.

Then it is our for peer review before we ask Kickstarter to approve the project - although I can't see any problems there.

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by Andy_Sinclair » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:57 pm

Hi,

21 Days until launch.....

OMG getting the jitters today!

Project page is almost complete! Video is almost complete!

Well I don't mean complete, but close enough to send out for feedback - so someone other than my immediate team is going to see the project page........... a tad nervous!

What are board members views on Prefundia or Pitchfuse?

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by Charles » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:23 pm

Andy_Sinclair wrote:What are board members views on Prefundia or Pitchfuse?

Cheers,

Andy


I've looked at them only very briefly. Neither has a particularly large following on Facebook, at the moment (Prefundia has 500 likes, PitchFuse has 25 likes). But, that is as likely an indicator of sheer newness, as it is an indicator of anything of substance.

Neither seems to allow you to create your project space there, simply by logging in with your Facebook account, which strikes me as counter-productive for those sites, and not particularly intuitive for that section of the online masses that are basically Facebook users first, and not particularly online-techno-literate, overall. Many online sites, these days, allow for that ease of entry into their site, but these two remain outliers (in fairness, though, most sites are - but, if your object is to make it easier to transition into becoming a crowd funding person, then both sites are lacking, to some degree).

PitchFuse touts itself as being in beta, which implies something - what, exactly and specifically, I'm not sure.

Of the two, I think that Prefundia's GET STARTED button is likely to be more persuasive to someone that is fence-straddling on whether to create a crowd funding project or not, compared to PitchFuse's Learn More button. But, that doesn't really tell you which is better than the other. Why PitchFuse makes it take one link click longer to get to creating a project off its most visible link on its front page, is beyond me. There is the other link located at the very top of the page, but my eye is drawn to the other button, just the same. Sal Briggman favors feedback about his websites, hence why I bother to post this comment at length.

When you actually click on a project image, I think that PitchFuse site is more informative at a glance, with the various share buttons handy at the top of a project page. But, since it suffers from text overlap, as evidenced in this example:

http://pitchfuse.com/project/the-incred ... gtopia/421

...it becomes clear why PitchFuse is still in beta - because they are still working out all of the kinks in it.

I know very little about either site, and I know that Kickstarter, itself, will allow you to create a draft project page. Prefundia and PitchFuse serve a similar purpose, but do they let you launch your project live directly onto Kickstarter, itself? If not, then the primary advantage to either would be as mechanisms to allow you a means to get the word out, and to gather feedback about your project, but the advantage to you would then likely lie in their respective site traffic flow and advertising of your project. But, that's just speculation on my part off the top of my head, as I try to give you some on the spot feedback to your question.
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by Andy_Sinclair » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:54 am

@ Charles

I was of a similar opinion that they serve the same purpose as the Kickstarter preview page - I have looked at a number of projects on Pitchfuse and they seem to have few comments, so as a driver of traffic to a campaign I think they are to new to make any significant impact - maybe over time these sites will come into their own!

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