Proposal “PressForTruth“ (Closed)Back

Title:Press For Truth Exclusive DASH Sponsorship
Owner:DanDicksPFT
Monthly amount: 50 DASH (13617 USD)
Completed payments: no payments occurred yet (3 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2018-05-19 / 2018-08-16 (added on 2018-05-15)
Final voting deadline: in passed
Votes: 213 Yes / 138 No / 37 Abstain

Proposal description

Dash Proposal

ABOUT PFT: Press For Truth was founded in 2006 with the goals and intentions of becoming Canada’s top news outlet, providing information that the mainstream media of the day was not willing to touch. Since then under the guidance of it’s founder Dan Dicks, PFT has emerged as Canada’s #1 alternative media platform with over 400k followers on social media, 165k subs on Youtube (and growing fast) bringing together activists, researchers, film makers and movers and shakers who are fed up with the status quo and who aren’t afraid to counter the propaganda coming from the mainstream establishment media.

For example PFT began covering the topic of cryptocurrencies since 2013 when it was just a “fringe” topic of discussion on TV. Back then Dan attended Bitcoin conferences interviewing the top names and figures in this space which contributed to the general publics acceptance of decentralized platforms. Since PFT’s inception Dan has produced 5 documentary films earning him multiple awards having traveled to multiple countries as a result to receive these awards. To this day Dan is still very actively producing video content (daily videos) which includes the goal of educating the public about the many benefits of blockchain technology and decentralized platforms.

SPONSORSHIP PROPOSAL: DASH, much like PFT has emerged as a powerful tool in aiding people to free themselves from the clutches of government control and rule by the international banksters. We feel it’s a match made in heaven therefore we propose that DASH become the exclusive sponsor of Press For Truth. Two years ago with zero sponsorships Dan managed to build a studio in Vancouver BC where he produced daily content and a weekly live show amassing tens of millions of views on YouTube alone! With the support of DASH as the exclusive sponsor to PFT we believe that together our drive and determination will be able to accelerate our viewership and the promotion of DASH at lightning speed and reach. 

WHAT DASH GETS IN RETURN: Press For Truth has cornered the Canadian market. There is no other alternative media platform in Canada that compares to the level and scale of what we do. We are currently putting out videos on a daily basis and with this sponsorship will be able to triple that too approximately 2 to 3 videos a day all branded with a DASH watermark and with mention of the benefits of DASH. At Press For Truth our following is growing on other platforms as well such as Steemit, DTube, DLive, Minds and Bitchute all of which will gain exposer to DASH through our videos that get uploaded to each platform on a daily basis. We also intend on getting the viewers involved by providing incentive for them to start a DASH wallet in order to receive promotional giveaways and various contests by giving away $500 to $1000 in DASH twice a month (with for example $500 being distributed out to the first 25 signups giving each person $20 in DASH each). Another contest we plan to run in an effort to get new people involved and to normalize Dash being used as money is to provide a “how to” page on our website as a guide to explain to people not only how to start a wallet but more importantly how to buy things with their Dash…then users who tag us on twitter showing what they bought with Dash will receive a Dash reward!

On top of that we will produce a DASH spotlight video at least once a month with an exclusive focus on DASH, what it provides, how it works and how to get involved by interviewing key people in the space and by producing slick well edited documentary styled videos to promote DASH. We feel that with DASH as the exclusive sponsor of PFT we will help expand it’s visibility and reach on a global scale but more particularly to the Canadian market which is massive and where there is currently a void for this space which we can help fill.

We are asking for 50 DASH per month for a three month period which will go towards the expansion of the platform by bringing on an east coast correspondent and an editor to help with the tripling of our video production output with promotion of DASH all along the way.   

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2 points,1 month ago
Dan you have my vote. I appreciate you interviewing Joel on your channel last year in July. I think in relation to other proposals in the growing 'youtuber' category this is fairly priced. I see you have covered the Cannabis legalization movement in Canada very well and I believe your platform would be a perfect communication vehicle to propagate the financial freedom Dash provides by highlighting our strategic business partners such as Alt 36. I also think interviewing key individuals in the Dash eco-system would be of great benefit to our cause. If people aren't seeing & hearing about Dash then they certainly aren't thinking about it. The liberty movement is now the crypto movement. If people want freedom we must have alternative media on our side regardless. Good luck.
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3 points,1 month ago
I was impressed with the intricacy in Dans Cannabis piece regarding Canadian cronyism in licensing and his foreshadowing of a few popular people in the industry that haven't quite learned that voting isn't voting if its not on a blockchain. I have a competing proposal this month but felt like wishing you the best of luck as I have enjoyed your work.
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1 point,1 month ago
Press For Truth's website labels their contributors as "political activists." This is not necessarily a deal-breaker if the kinds of politics contributors push for is simply better money. But in this case, the "politics" in question go far, far beyond that. Not something Dash should be associated with.
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2 points,1 month ago
That was written over 10 years ago when I did have other contributors (I'm not even sure where it actually says that on my website other than in a google search...btw a new website is being built as I write this to update where I'm at today) as it is now I alone am the sole contributor. I just recently started working with an east coast correspondent who is currently contributing about 1 video a week but other than that what you're getting is me....Dash would not be associating with "political activists" but rather me, a journalist and award winning documentary film maker.
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1 point,2 months ago
More "alt-media" that is going to push away normal people? Awesome! /s

This is what happens when you start funding any joker that walks in and talks smooth. We have seen no returns from blowing millions on Ben Swann and we will see no returns from funding any other media company that has virtually no one reading it.

As a side note, yall keep calling these people journalists, they aren't. What stories have they broken? This is a site full of poorly written opinion pieces.
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0 points,1 month ago
To name3,
So....you prefer to get your news from.....CNN? MSNBC? CBS? These outlets do not provide news. They provide propaganda. Alt-media is where it's at.

Voting yes, and at an attractive price no less.

solarguy
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3 points,1 month ago
With all due respect "alt media" is where the world is going as more and more people are realizing they are being lied to and manipulated with propaganda from the mainstream media that kowtows to the status quo and the so called "normal people".

I am not Ben Swann. I launched independently over 12 years ago and have built up a good following and a great deal of respect from those who actually know what I've done and can do.

On your side note, I have no control over what people call or refer to me as, it's called a reputation which I don't own as any reputation consists of other people's thoughts which I have no control over. I hired some writers a number of years back to help me produce more content but have since stopped working with all of them as I focus exclusively on producing video content that I want to produce and that my viewers have come to love and appreciate. We in the "alt media" as you refer to are growing at a fast rate and I am willing to associate my good name with Dash to further the cause of liberty through decentralized platforms that I feel are doing good for the world hence submitting this proposal.
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4 points,2 months ago
Dan is a good guy and well respected journalist that deserves a shot to see what he can deliver. Yes!
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4 points,1 month ago
Thank you, I can and will indeed deliver everything mentioned in this proposal and more all I ask is for a chance to prove myself! Thank you for the yes vote
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3 points,2 months ago
voting YES
Dan, I too am very familiar with many hours of your work for probably a decade at least! (I live in Australia). Like Ben Swann, you have generally been supportive of cryptocurrencies and I like the way you support multiple platforms including Steemit etc.
I love the Dash contest idea and user experience within this proposal, and the Dash rewards. We need Dash in peoples wallets. "Hands on experience".
As you will know via Ben Swann, not all proposals get funded. I certainly wish you all the best with this one. Good luck :-)
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2 points,2 months ago
Thank you for your vote and support!
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3 points,2 months ago
Dan, ive been watching ur work for quite a while. i fully support the work of independent journalism like Benn, Josh, Luke and Yourself. The new indi media.
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2 points,2 months ago
Thank you! Your support is very greatly appreciated!
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