Proposal “DASHTFTP“ (Closed)Back

Title:Renewal: Partnership with the Free Thought Project to Bring Dash to Millions—300 Million Impressions Already Served
Owner:TFTPROJECT
Monthly amount: 126 DASH (19996 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (3 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2018-06-18 / 2018-09-15 (added on 2018-06-15)
Final voting deadline: in passed
Votes: 64 Yes / 164 No / 7 Abstain

Proposal description

Summary
The Free Thought Project is proposing to renew our partnership with DASH in order to promote and grow the DASH cryptocurrency and continue to spread the ideas of liberty.

With the current ban on cryptocurrency advertising, our relationship is serving to undermine the establishment's control over the promotion of Dash. In spite of their attempts to silence the promotion of Dash, the Free Thought Project has promoted it to hundreds of millions of people in our individually owned network, in just the last 2 months alone. And we are doing it at a fraction of the cost of similar proposals.

The following numbers are from the beginning of the partnership on April 1 through June 11.

On the Free Thought Project Facebook reach only, we have served 278,300,628 impressions for Dash.

In direct web advertising, we have served 39,847,311 advertising impressions, along with 5,692,473 "What is Dash" video advertising impression opportunities.

That puts the total documented impressions from a single one of our sources at over 300,000,000 and all in less than 3 months.

We have sent 86,203 potential users directly to landing pages that we have coordinated with Dash Force News and Discover Dash founders to teach them about Dash and guide them in setting up wallets and adopting the use of Dash. This number is also likely understated as we are also sending traffic from Facebook which cannot be tracked on our end like the traffic from the website.

This traffic has accounted for over 74 percent of ALL traffic going to discoverdash.com and over 36 percent of ALL traffic going to dashforcenews.com. The total number of DFN visitors is going to increase over the next few weeks as we have implemented a new plan to drive even more viewers to DFN specifically.

The value added by this traffic makes the proposal for DFN and DD that much more valuable as it is being substantially more visited by our users and educates thousands of potential Dash users every single day.

Given the modest amount of this proposal, the numbers above alone make this a highly mutually beneficial relationship and illustrate a massive ROI. But when looking at our extended network, the value becomes that much higher.

The Free Thought Project is arguably one of the largest liberty-minded alternative media outlets in the world reaching over 100 million every single month on social media alone. With this DASH partnership, we have combined forces to change the face of media as we know it while exposing hundreds of millions to the power of DASH. And, as the numbers above illustrate, it is working.

But there is more. We also have hundreds of thousands of followers on other platforms that are also all branded with Dash and who receive all of our pro-Dash coverage.

FTP Youtube
FTP Google+
FTP Twitter
FTP Instagram
FTP Steemit

We also push out all of this information to our extended network whose combined audiences are in the tens of millions. Given the scope of our organic reach, the value added by our extended reach is that much more powerful.

About the Free Thought Project

The Free Thought Project went online in October of 2013. Within only months, we quickly excelled to an Alexa ranking in the top 2,500 websites in the world. In short, we filled a void in the information paradigm by refusing to report unprovable conspiracy theories and focus on government accountability, promoting alternative solutions to the problems in the state, and spreading peace and liberty. We have also been promoting the idea of cryptocurrencies since the beginning and in fact, the Free Thought Project reported on the very first vehicle sale conducted solely in Bitcoin in 2013.

As part of our current proposal, the Free Thought Project has been choosing weekly topics currently taking place within the Dash community to promote and show Dash's viability to our users. The people who've been exposed to this information totals in the millions. What's more, we are also eviscerating the ban on cryptocurrency advertising by pushing out custom videos to our networks promoting Dash and its current projects.

Our content has been shared and reproduced by Ron Paul, Kim Dotcom, WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, Joe Rogan, Rob Snyder, Big Boi, Doug Stanhope, Erika Badu, DL Hughley, Kyrie Irving and other freedom loving politicians, activists, and celebrities alike.

Coverage

While a number of alternative media outlets have gained a following by promoting conspiracy theories or aligning with a certain political party or figure when it is convenient, The Free Thought Project has taken a different approach. Our mission is to promote principles, to give a voice to the voiceless and to provide coverage of a number of angles that the mainstream media refuses to cover, or provides misleading information on.

On top of asking the difficult questions, over the course of the last 5 years, The Free Thought Project has helped people who've become victims of oppression or injustice. From exclusive reports that have helped mothers attempting to save their child's life with cannabis in places where it's illegal to parents whose children were killed by police—we believe in using our influence to right these wrongs and will continue to do so.

Benefit to Dash

Our organic reach.

In just the last two years, the Free Thought Project has received nearly 2 BILLION organic video views on Facebook alone. We have over 6 million followers of our own on various Facebook pages and belong to a network that reaches upwards of 30 million followers. In our few years on the internet, The Free Thought Project website has received nearly half a billion visits or roughly 7 percent of the entire world's population. As illustrated above, this reach is already serving to promote Dash to hundreds of millions of people.

Our social media presence is devoted solely to the ideas of freedom and, in spreading that freedom, we have grown them immensely.
Prior to the partnership with Dash, advertisers would pay us to display their ads to our organic reach. Some of these payments were upwards of $10-$15 per 1,000 views. Now that Dash is exclusively given all advertising space on our entire network, the monthly value of advertising impressions totals in the hundreds of thousands. We are asking for a fraction of that.

On top of our already massive reach, the Free Thought Project has become an industry leader in the alternative media and every time we publish an article, share a meme or create a video, there are numerous websites that aggregate our content and publish it to their outlets, expanding reach into vastly different markets and exposing those users to Dash. Some examples of other sites aggregating our articles while simultaneously promoting Dash can be seen here, here, here, here, here, and here.

Deliverables and Breakdown of Funding

As stated in the original proposal, the Free Thought Project has remained on task and continues to meet 100% of our milestones in coverage on Dash and deliverables like videos and promotions. We are also open to setting up a system in which the MNOs recommend topics for our writers and researchers to cover.

Our devoted team of professional journalists, content and video creators, and social media gurus who have grown a tiny website into a massive movement has proven that they are able to deliver a massive ROI for the Dash network.

As we have done in the past, at least once a week, TFTP will put out an exclusive article promoting DASH. We have been getting these topics from within the Dash community and some of them have taken off like wildfire.

The Free Thought Project will also continue reporting on and breaking exclusive and important information that the mainstream media refuses to cover and all of it will be branded with DASH.

Seven days a week, TFTP will create content, cover the news, help the countless victims who contact us on a weekly basis by telling their stories and seeking justice, and push this content using our massive reach—and all of it will be promoting DASH in the process.

At least once a month, TFTP will continue to create a video specifically detailing how DASH is helping to take the power of information back from the mainstream and foster not only the decentralization of money but the decentralization of information. This will be made with one of our spokespersons and professionally produced featuring a custom fade in/out designed to promote DASH.

Thanks to this partnership, DASH has since become the first cryptocurrency in the world to fund a media watchdog enterprise paving the way for history to be made.

Budget Breakdown

The Free Thought Project is seeking a long-term relationship with DASH which is why we want to provide a bargain and mutually beneficial arrangement for the investment.

As we've looked at other successfully funded projects through DASH Central, our proposal is a fraction of the cost with an exponentially higher return on investment.
For a far smaller investment, TFTP has proven that will it be able to foster this partnership indefinitely, and we are on track to bring DASH to billions of people in the very near future.

For our low monthly budget, this would bring DASH impressions to more than 100,000,000 people a month, on Facebook alone. We will also be promoting DASH on all of our platforms mentioned above, the website now features a custom DASH theme, and all traffic is directly exposed to DASH. The Free Thought Project also now officially accepts Dash as donations for our membership services.

Despite the drastic price decrease of Dash since the beginning of this project, we have adapted by cutting out the purchase of traffic as well as cutting out a position to remain on track with our milestones, while simultaneously growing our reach. This is proof we are dedicated to the promotion of Dash and the ideas of liberty and will not stray from this path.

The budget breakdown is as follows:
Web Hosting and Security: 14 Dash
Editor in Chief: 20 Dash
Social Media Manager: 20 Dash
Website Maintenance: 10 Dash
Editor: 12 Dash
Writing Team: 30 Dash
Video Team: 20 Dash

With the recent ban on cryptocurrency advertising, this partnership is proving to be a crucial tool in branding dash across multiple platforms for a fraction of the cost of even Adsense.

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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0 points,3 months ago
Dash Watch June 26th 2018 Report on
Partnership With The Free Thought Project to Bring DASH to Millions--Beat the Ban on Crypto Advertising by TFTPROJECT
https://dashwatch.org/files/1530053413427.pdf
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1 point,4 months ago
As far as marketing goes, this one seems to be delivering, and for this price is worth it.
See the amount core is requesting now and coming months and the likely hood that the cryptomarket still need to bottom out.
I would suspect it will be 2 or 3 more months before, we can really start funding proper projects such as this one.

I hope you guys will return once it possible ( in terms of price I would say once Dash is above $500 again this will be certainly funded)
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0 points,3 months ago
Thank you. We will certainly be back.
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3 points,4 months ago
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news--we'll have to find some way of notifying people in the future since the forum posts weren't enough--but if all of Core's proposals pass this cycle, these coupled with carry-overs from the previous cycle will expend the entire budget. One of Core's proposals is currently contested, so there's still a chance there will be room for a few other proposals, but I wanted to give you a "heads-up" if you don't get the voting outcomes you expected.
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2 points,4 months ago
Yeah I was hoping they would post a new proposal as I liked the first one. I got busy and forgot but I planned to tell them that it probably would not pass at the same ask as the first one. It would be lucky to pass at half the original ask and I was going to suggest 1/4 of the current ask.
This has nothing to do with a problem with the proposal just that the budget has been massively reduced and MNO are going back to basics. If the Dash price was at all time highs it would probably pass again along with a few others that have been recently defunded.
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2 points,4 months ago
thanks for the heads up guys. I figured as much. Do you think things will be different next month?
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0 points,4 months ago
Not unless the price recovers. Core will keep requesting large amount for a while to build up a buffer/reserve. There where actually 2 more Core proposal that got postponed cause the wouldn't fit this month.
There will be some recurring proposals that will be done after this cycle so there will be a little space in the budget but I suspect it will be highly contested.
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1 point,4 months ago
I've had several friends screenshot your articles to me with Dash being advertised on it. When things like that happen in your life you know a proposal is working. The stats you posted above about 74% of all traffic going to discoverdash.com coming from your site is also impressive and should be recognized.

Hope you stay with Dash as your doing great. I just went and looked at the site now again and I think it is designed perfectly in regards to promoting Dash and it being a great marriage. The John Vibes article on Dash and Alt 36 was superb as well and I believe stuff like that expands our ecosystem.

I would really like to see this stay and see you guys keep representing Dash as much as you can.
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0 points,3 months ago
Thanks bchamz, unfortunately, it looks like this cycle is a little too tough.
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