Tag Archives: Crowdsourcing

Crowdfunding

Recently my good friend Danny decided that he wanted to travel to Columbia and provide medical care to the impoverished, underserved communities. In order to get the proper resources to make it to Columbia, Danny has decided to use a crowdfunding service to support his goal (don’t worry, I won’t be soliciting you for donations […]

From Digital Audit to Digital Strategy: Quick Guide to Assessing a Brand’s Performance (Part III)

On Part II of this series, I discussed how companies can conduct a quick, yet thorough SEO audit of their brand(s) to understand whether their website has the content, structure and standing to attract desired target audience. This post will focus on the third lever to generate strong consumer engagement – brand communities. Specifically, on how […]

Every Industry Needs Crowdsourcing!

We are starting to see many startups emerge with a crowdsourcing model. Think about the graphic below: These companies grew rapidly in their respective domains. They didn’t need much infrastructure to get going, because the key ingredient that they all needed to become global powerhouses was in place all along. What is that key ingredient? PEOPLE! People that […]

Twitter Gets It Right: #SmartGirlsAsk

“What are you wearing! Who did your makeup and hair!”—questions we have all heard being asked at red carpet awards shows. While these awards shows are supposed to be about celebrating and rewarding the hard work and dedication of actors, many red carpet events instead end up being focused on the designer of outfits, the […]

Social Media Stories to Make You Smile

A few weeks ago, I tweeted about Humans of New York photographer and his use of social media to raise money for underprivileged school children. I found his story so powerful that I wanted to look into other instances of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding to reach a common goal. I love reading heartwarming stories where the […]

Toast, Potter, Starbucks, etc. — How I expect Social Media to progress from reports, shares, and brainstorms to collaborations

2009 – Eating Toast My initial experience with social media was one of resignation rather than expectation. Entering high school in 2009, the beginning of Facebook’s climb into becoming commonplace, or “boring” as we discussed last week, my first experience was one of annoyance as “Facebook” was constantly dropped in conversation. Dedicated to books, and harboring a […]

Some interesting crowdsourcing businesses

We discussed the sharing economy and some crowdsourcing businesses in last week’s class. I love most of the example companies we talked about like Airbnb and Uber. It reminds me of some other interesting companies that we didn’t have a chance to mention but I really want to share with you guys. A photo-sharing app […]

Poll: Is Crowdsourcing a Problem-solving Technique or Just Another Marketing Campaign?

In the last decade crowdsourcing has become a critical tool for businesses to solve some of their biggest problems. Crowdsourcing can effectively and efficiently solve business challenges in IT, product development, operations, and other functions. According to Google (a crowdsourcing genius), the definition of crowdsource is: “obtain information or input into a particular task or […]

Could you work in a place like this?

I’m talking about the crowd-sourced workplace. In 1913 Henry Ford introduced the assembly line for the Model T.  It changed the factory workplace. It had an enormous impact on efficiency by moving the work from one worker to another until it became a complete unit. It remains in place for many manufacturers to this day.   The […]

Quora.com – A Treasure Trove of Crowdsourced Expert Knowledge

Have you ever wondered, “What’s the best way to escape the police in a high-speed car chase?”  or “What’s it like to be a self-made millionaire before the age of 25” or “What was it like to be in the World Trade Center at the time of the 9/11 attacks”. The curious child in all of […]