Tagged With "brands"

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Member incentives for bringing brands to Narrative

Malkazoid ·
A question for the team! Do you have anything in mind along these lines? Something to make it worthwhile for members to bring brands to open a channel on Narrative? A small percentage of the revenue raised from the channel fee, and channel activity, for example? 5%? I'd love to hear people's thoughts on this. Programs like this could help the network and its revenue grow at a much faster clip, which in turn would accelerate user adoption.
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Re: Brand owner vs Niche owner

Ted ·
Niches and brand channels are completely independent, so there should be no issue with having a Yankees niche and a Yankees brand channel. We'll make it clear on niches that they are member-operated, with no direct affiliation to any actual brands/companies.
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Brand owner vs Niche owner

mrgoodsett ·
One year after launch, Narrative is a big success. Many business brands want to do business with Narrative. The New York Yankees want to set up a brand, however, there is a niche named New York Yankees, could the brand and niche exist together? or would the Yanks be out of luck(hopefully-go Dodgers)?
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Ted ·
Oh yes... and Go Dodgers!
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Emily Barnett ·
@Ted have you confirmed with a Trademark lawyer that there is no issues here. Or is this speculation, based on your whitepaper.
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Brands and niches overlap thoughts

Malkazoid ·
Some questions have come to mind. - Can a brand like Samsung purchase a ‘Samsung’ niche and use that instead of a Brand Channel? Seems to me that might be an abuse of the intention behind separating Brands and defining them as being governed by different dynamics compared to niches? If we want to prevent this from happening, how do we go about it? - can a brand publish its content both to its own channel and to niches? Would it cost them to do so? I would see value in them being able to...
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Dias Flac ·
The way I understand it, brand channels are set aside so that the owners are able to moderate and control the content in the channel. If samsung bought the Samsung niche, they won’t be able to stop me, you, or anyone else to post on that niche since it’s public.
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Malkazoid ·
Not all corporate entities are flush with big budgets for this sort of thing... I could see a whole tier of businesses seeing value in buying ghetto niche instead of the brand channel? Mainly wondering if this would be a Bad thing or not, within the designs of the Team?
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Emily Barnett ·
Yes @Dias Flac that is my understanding too. I think that they will just pay for the brand and have the autonomy rather than try to save a bit of money...although who nows for sure!
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Emily Barnett ·
that is true....
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Malkazoid ·
Hilarious - my predictive text on my stupid phone turned ‘the’ into ‘ghetto’. But the sentence kind of still works!
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Malkazoid ·
But I thought content on niches had to be owner approved also?
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Dias Flac ·
Nah, it’s moderator approved not owner approved. The owners do hire the mods so I guess that’s why you intepret it that way.
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Malkazoid ·
Ok got it! Thanks!
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Rosemary ·
Here I am with my coffee, popping in to answer @Malkazoid question and you guys have already answered perfectly! Awesome. Thanks for taking the overnight shift
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carlos ·
Que debo hacer con el nicho que compre
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Getting Ready to Design Something Cool!

ericnovak ·
Looking forward to creating some great swag for all of us- my day job is a designer, so I gathered up some inspiration from the current Narrative brand and I'm ready to rock and roll!
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Re: Brand Channels -> Publications

Malkazoid ·
Hey @Ted Interesting move and great to ponder how to make the terminology clearer. Honestly, I don't feel like publications gets us all the way there. It is such a generic term that it blurs the boundaries with what goes on on niches. After all, publishing happens on them too, and the control one gets from having a Brand Channel is actually expressed in the 'Brand' part of that designation. Brand publications would get us there but it is too long, and clunky. I don't have a solution - just...
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Brand Channels -> Publications

Ted ·
Hi everyone- We're making a terminology change for Narrative. What we used to call "brand channels" will be renamed "publications" going forward. There is no change to the feature or purpose of those channels, but we feel that using the term "publications" more accurately reflects what those channel types represent. After all, the the main reason to launch a "publication" in Narrative is to have complete control over your channel- who can post to it, who can moderate it, and even installing...
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Re: Brand Channels -> Publications

Mark Hollingshead ·
Is there a need to have an generic name like Channel or Domain, and then subsets of that like clubs, government, publisher, brands, etc., so that different fees can be utilized, solving some of the variants we discussed about Brand Fees?
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Mark Hollingshead ·
Any decisions as to cost of Publications?
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Ted ·
Not yet, but getting closer to a decision.
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Ted ·
Yes, exactly. The spec will hopefully demonstrate that what we are doing is real, though obviously until we get to beta I'm sure there will be doubters.
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Malkazoid ·
Great to hear a new spec is on the way, BTW. Something we've been discussing on Telegram today - if sharing this spec with the world could also include some form of progress metering for each aspect, that would really help the community and the world at large feel the forward motion. Nobody has any idea of the great progress I am sure you are making every week... I'm sure there are aspects of it that you might want to not reveal too soon, but I am also sure there is a way to still...
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Emily Barnett ·
Hmmm...nope. I don't like this change, but for different reasons than @Malkazoid stated. I addressed the topic of moderators and if they were like editors before, and the levels of control. I have been informed that yes moderators are a bit like editors and they have control over content. Owning a Niche is a business. I have expenses and I must market it, etc. Control is also important to me. I want my moderator to decide what is good enough to PUBLISH via my niche, on to the internet. I do...
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Malkazoid ·
Hey Mark, Thanks for all of these thoughts and the time you took to convey them. I particularly like the term 'domain' - for brands. I think it is a big step back in the right direction, compared to 'publications'. It brings us back towards specific meaning about what makes brand channels different from niches. Control yes, and that extra touch of cachet which a brand or established business would appreciate as reflecting positively on their activities. Startups will appreciate it because it...
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Mark Hollingshead ·
I like the comments of @Malkazoid and @Emily Barnett . And I see the motivation of the @Narrative Network Team to make name that markets the right intention of Brands/Publications. When I think ahead, I see some issues. Especially, if we can get to video, and psiphon away YouTube creators and even main stream creators, along with magazine, newspaper, book publishing. A hurdle I keep thinking about is order. The need to find things as I dive in to find great content to experience. I may be...
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Mark Hollingshead ·
@Malkazoid , glad you clarified the duly use of categories and search. I ment both and thought it but failed to state that. As far as general vs subs, and you liking both, I'm mostly still problem solving that duplicate niche question. With the headache it can be for the Tribunal to hold court on so many duplicates and the general Niches able to always complain about Subs, this could be eliminated if the niche had to be more specific. ie. The tourist to Vegas will search and get more choices...
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Malkazoid ·
Excellent! I look forward to having the problem of too many niches! It will mean Narrative has grown substantially! This is part of the appeal of being more permissive with niche specificity or lack thereof: it allows more room for people to choose the niche the way they conceive of it, and at the same time, that allows for addressing a bigger plurality of content seekers. I remain convinced that even though you personally have no interest in a general Las Vegas niche, many people will.
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What Kind of Contributor will you be?

Emily Barnett ·
As we get closer to the launch of the Narrative platform that enables us to publish content, accrue or dissipate our reputation, and earn financial compensation for our creativity, I pose the question to you all "what kind of contributor will you be?" Will you build a content-maker brand for yourself? Both aesthetically and subject wise? Will you be a generalist... writing about what ever strikes your fancy and find the appropriate niche to present your work on? Or do you plan to be a...
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Re: What Kind of Contributor will you be?

Mark Horler ·
Yes, I suppose to some extent the (or at least a) question is: How niche is any given niche? I definitely want to try out some new stuff, since I spend all day banging on about my specialist area. And I think that would be a worthwhile investment occasionally for me, regardless of how well it does, because it's a kind of creative crop-rotation, preventing the depletion of the top-soil of my imagination and creativity. On the other hand, branching out can all too easily become simply...
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Re: What Kind of Contributor will you be?

Emily Barnett ·
I too am not fully decided. I definitely want to hone in on my given topics of expertise, but there are so many interesting Niches being proposed that I do feel I may stretch my creative wings a little bit. I guess it kind of depends how much I am doing this to earn financial gain vs creative outlet. I may find I like writing and producing imagery for a format that doesn't support much rewards, and have to determine if it is worth the investment of time, or if the creative richness is enough.
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Re: What Kind of Contributor will you be?

Mark Horler ·
It's a good question, but not one I entirely have an answer to just yet. I suppose the best I can do at the moment, is hope to be a 'good' contributor. What that means in practice, I think depends a great deal on how the format and function of narrative actually turns out in the end.
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Re: What Kind of Contributor will you be?

Crystal ·
Because I see myself as a creative who follows her curiosity, I think creativity will be how I relate my content to whatever subject matter I may be interested in and write about. I am really going to try to be consistent with my writing and Narrative is going to be my main outlet to share on (besides my own website.) My first priority will always be to get myself going and stop being such a perfectionist, and after time, doing so will get me in the right spot to start thinking in terms of...
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Re: What Kind of Contributor will you be?

Michael ·
I really like the concept of Narrative, and how it offers an alternative to Big Social, so I'd like to contribute to it in that sense --in the broader sense. I'm rebuilding a boat this winter, so I'll be documenting that process to the best of my abilities here on Narrative. I'll also be traveling (by boat) to a remote Island next spring/summer/fall to start the process of building a cabin, so I'll probably document that journey as well. I'm really fascinated with the transition from fossil...
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