Proposal “ScalingUpPublicityWithAmandaPMBC“ (Completed)Back

Title:Scaling Up Publicity with Amanda + PMBC
Owner:amanda_b_johnson
One-time payment: 48 DASH (3151 USD)
Completed payments: 1 totaling in 48 DASH (0 month remaining)
Payment start/end: 2017-11-18 / 2017-12-18 (added on 2017-11-21)
Final voting deadline: in passed
Votes: 31 Yes / 0 No / 0 Abstain

Proposal description

PROPOSED: Hire Amanda and the publicity team at PMBC to execute a year-long, multi-step strategy to get DASH coverage in the mainstream publications, podcasts, and television stations which cover consumer tech.

Please see 5 minute proposal synopsis here:




Price breakdown:

PMBC monthly fee = $11,000
Amanda monthly fee = $6,000

TOTAL PRICE = $17,000 (or 43 Dash at $297/Dash [Oct. 21's 30-day-moving-average], + 5 Dash proposal fee)

Thank you and please ask any questions you might have below!

-- Amanda

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Discussion: Should we fund this proposal?

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0 points,1 year ago
Well done Amanda. Welcome back!
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1 point,1 year ago
Great to see you back!
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0 points,1 year ago
no-brainer vote, Amanda is DASHGIRL, glad to see her again.
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0 points,1 year ago
Easy peasy YES
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0 points,1 year ago
Good to have you back Amanda!
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2 points,1 year ago
This will work-saw her and her partner in Austin at a meetup and they both had such a great presence about them. Radiating, focused! This will work-your going to do great Amanda!
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0 points,1 year ago
That's great to hear, thank you.
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4 points,1 year ago
2 no votes? How dare you!
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3 points,1 year ago
Must have been a tragic mistake... please don't drink and vote guys.
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0 points,1 year ago
lol
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1 point,1 year ago
You have my support.
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1 point,1 year ago
Great to hear.
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0 points,1 year ago
Welcome Amanda, you are reborn as a Fenix bird. You look great.

I love that you have been targeted to go on local TV and then national USA, to see if you plan to do something like that in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, etc. Countries that have English as their native language.
Dash is globlal, we do not have to forget to always think big to get small triumphs.

You have to train your strengths and disguise your weaknesses for the 'big screen'.

A big challenge!!

You have my support 'Fenix bird'. :)
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0 points,1 year ago
Great point you bring up.

In my initial discovery call with PMBC, this was brought up. I start officially conferencing with them beginning December 1st, so I imagine we'll have a more honed strategy on that front (as in, English-speaking markets without restrictions, or with them?) I'm assuming no restrictions is better, but I'll wait to hear what my new support staff at PMBC thinks before making an affirmative decision about that.

Once I get some more of these details, I plan to share them with the community (so within 2 weeks). Thereafter, I plan to share updates each month as a part of my proposal -- as in, I'll likely just include a new video in my monthly proposals where I detail what's been going on and what's planned.
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0 points,1 year ago
Good News Amanda! Missed you. You guys did a great job, I hope you can resume with this project.
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0 points,1 year ago
Thank you.
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0 points,1 year ago
Great to have you back Amanda. Missed you all these months. Hope you haven't sold you Dash. BTW can you add some more text in your description. Voted !!!
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0 points,1 year ago
What text would you like, in particular?
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1 point,1 year ago
This is the best news, YES all the way!
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0 points,1 year ago
Great to hear.
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1 point,1 year ago
Great to have you back!
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0 points,1 year ago
Thanks!
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7 points,1 year ago
Amanda, you are not average. You made me see we are after something -big- here. Very happy you are back. You look rested :)

As much as I liked them already, will PMBC also be assisting in the production of your podcasts?

I wouldn't mind paying half a year upfront to save some work. Also, considering the value of your previous contributions, your personal fee is very modest -almost in the scale of reimbursed voluntary work- compared to some other efforts. Please don't be embarrassed.

A grateful fan
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0 points,1 year ago
Agreed!
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6 points,1 year ago
Agree with sentiment. This is a very modest amount and I would also vote yes for double of the personal fee.
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2 points,1 year ago
Thank you for this input.
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3 points,1 year ago
Hi, Paul. Thanks for the question.

Please let me clarify -- I won't be producing any content of my own. When I referenced "podcasts," the goal is to get guest spots on the podcasts of others.

Sorry about my awkward phrasing -- I ought to have been more clear.

So to re-state: I won't be producing regular content of my own, but rather, seeking to contribute content to the text publications, podcasts, and televised broadcasts of others. PMBC will handle all of the solicitation, booking, and communication for me -- which I believe will be hugely helpful.

Hope you are still in favor of this. Thanks!
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3 points,1 year ago
So honored :)

Sorry for misunderstanding but I understand now. You are gonna be a Hollywood star :) You were -again- so modest.

I will configure a Google Alert with your name to follow all publications!

Of course you have my support.
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15 points,1 year ago
A million times yes.
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4 points,1 year ago
You have a million masternode? OMG! Joking but hope I have that much to vote yes right now
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2 points,1 year ago
Edit: Wish not hope
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9 points,1 year ago
Amanda,

A few questions about the finances. If I missed the answers in the video, my apologies.

1) So the plan is to resubmit a new proposal each month, for twelve months, using the current 30-day moving average for Dash each time to determine the amount asked, correct?

2) Is the $17,000 amount fixed for the 12 months, or is there a chance that either you or PMBC will change your rates during the year?

3) Regarding the Dash price flucuations, will you pay PMBC $11k of Dash each month based on when you pay them, or will you pay them $11k of Dash based on the 30-day moving average at the time of the proposal? Or have they locked in the amount of Dash they will get each month? The reason I ask is that if the price of Dash plummets and you have to pay them $11k, then the amount of Dash you get might be considerably less than you planned. Are you both susceptible to the price fluctuations, or just you?

Thanks!
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6 points,1 year ago
Hi, Eric.

1) Yes, that's correct. Does that seem like a good idea?

2) Yes, the $17,000 is fixed for the 12 months. There will be no rate changes from PMBC or myself.

3) I will pay PMBC $11,000 in DASH on the first of each month. So I guess I bear the risk of currency volatility myself between treasury payouts and the first of each month.

This is my plan, but I'm very open to any suggestions you have on improving any of it.

Thanks for your great questions, Eric.
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5 points,1 year ago
I think monthly is a good idea. My sense is that most MN owners don't favor long-term proposals anymore, and the price fluctuations make them problematic anyway. Because of your history, you stand a good chance to get approval each month. It does waste an additional 5 Dash each month, but I don't think that's a major concern (at least not for me).

I think your setup is probably the best under the current system (using the 30-Day moving average is a good idea). Since you are already trusted, it's likely that if you really got nailed with a Dash downturn that you could ask to recoup it in a later month...unless we think you are the reason for the downturn, of course. :)

Good luck with the proposal - it sounds promising. I'm going to go check out PMBC now; they already impress me with their willingness to accept Dash directly.
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1 point,1 year ago
I'm glad to hear you think this proposal plan and pricing strategy is a good idea. Thanks for the input.
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5 points,1 year ago
Great questions, I did not even think about that. I would be comfortable with a 3 month proposal next time. Month to month is cool too though. Whatever is easiest.
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1 point,1 year ago
Hi Amanda! Actually your appearance on Jeff Berwick's channel in January or February 2017 was my first time hearing of Dash and made me research it - which lead to the fact that I have voting rights on here. So ... how should I vote on this .... hmmm. Just kidding, its a YES.
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2 points,1 year ago
Wow, really?! Dang -- that really is my favorite thing to hear. That someone was able to buy a masternode due to hearing my work.

My highest congratulations for your stellar investment. :)
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5 points,1 year ago
It's a bargain, and an easy yes. I understand and appreciate why you would fix your salary for a year, but if I could fiddle with your proposal, I would at least have an option to revisit your salary in 6 months. If you can demonstrate a dramatic ROI on your PR efforts, then you're worth more money. Alternatively, if the ROI looks as good as I suspect it will, I will vote yes for double or triple the salary a year from now.

solarguy
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0 points,1 year ago
Thanks for this input, I will consider it for the future.
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0 points,1 year ago
it's good to have you back amanda, this sounds like great value for money to me. I think it will make a difference and do some good. Voting yes.
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0 points,1 year ago
welcome back
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0 points,1 year ago
Thank you.
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-1 point,1 year ago
Dash now a lot more than 297$ :)
But anyway welcome back and good luck.
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1 point,1 year ago
WELCOME BACK!
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0 points,1 year ago
Thank you.
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0 points,1 year ago
Yes! I am happy to see this proposal. I think you would make a great media spokes person for Dash.)
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0 points,1 year ago
By the way, it was really nice to meet you at the Texas Bitcoin Conference and I hope to see you again at future conferences.
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0 points,1 year ago
Yes, me too, thanks! Though of course I don't know who you are from your username. :)
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1 point,1 year ago
"0 no" at the moment. :-)))
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2 points,1 year ago
That's a first for me, ha ha. We'll see if it stays that way. :) There were 3 "no" for a while there, but damn -- they appear to have changed their mind!
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2 points,1 year ago
Great to have you back Amanda!
I love your new proposal and will vote yes.

Just a point that that you probably already are aware of:
Please make sure you are in sync with the overall positioning, identity etc from the Ogilvy and Mather marketing work.

Cheers!
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2 points,1 year ago
Yup, I believe that is a must. If/when this proposal passes, I'll be reaching out to the contract-holder of both Wachsman and Ogilvy to establish how we can all reinforce one another's efforts as much as possible. Thanks for the input.
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1 point,1 year ago
Yes!
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0 points,1 year ago
hello amanda, awesome! I´m preparing something quite similar over here in germany, austria and switzerland and received a small roadmap including all tasks we/they will have their hands on. Do you have something like this so we can compare timing, budget and contents? I would be very happy to cooperate to create an international buzz :-)
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0 points,1 year ago
My contract with PMBC begins on December 1st, and I'll have weekly strategy calls with them. So I would definitely like to help re-inforce the efforts of as many others as possible, and vice versa. So kindly contact me again come mid-December and I'll see if we can't find overlap in that sort of thing. Thanks!
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1 point,1 year ago
I accept Dash too! ha ha ha! I love Amanda's proposals. Voting Yes!
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4 points,1 year ago
Great to see you back! Your fee is a no-brainer given past performance and impact - As for PMBC, do they have any case studies or tangible results (i.e. metrics by which they measure a successful PR engagement) they usually see for clients that they can provide? I didn't see any on their website or social media, but I could be missing them. Thanks!
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5 points,1 year ago
I don't have access to any of PMBC's case studies, no.

The reason I picked them is that my conferencing with them -- in comparison to the conference calls I had with four other agencies -- left me with the impression that PMBC was both A) not afraid of the blockchain (you'd be surprised how many out there are), and B) possesses sufficient know-how and industry connections to give me the foundation I need to let me do the rest.

I hope that answers your question at least in part, and I will definitely come back and link to any public case studies should I find them.
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0 points,1 year ago
Great! In thinking about my own experience in being promoted to by PR agencies...I think it's largely dependent on the "product" that they're trying to publicize. In your case, it's clear to me (and it seems like everyone else!) that you have a great (and remarkable in the most literal sense of the word) product, and thus I would expect great results!
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0 points,1 year ago
What will you do with the extra Dash if its value ends up being higher than $297 when the proposal clears?
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0 points,1 year ago
I will do the same thing I would have done if Dash had dropped below $297 -- keep doing the job. In fact, I'd probably save it to help cover my losses in any future months that Dash's price drops below the 30-day-moving average conversion rate for that month.

That's what it means to take on volatility risk onesself.

Usage of a 30-day-moving average helps reduce the risk, but certainly doesn't eliminate it.
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0 points,1 year ago
In the future I'd be more comfortable if you gave yourself a higher fee but take less risk.
Maybe charge double but offer to give back what you don't need to cover the budgeted amount.
So let's say charge $8,000 instead of $6,000, make the proposal for double that ($16,000) and then give back what's left over after taking $8,000 worth of Dash once the proposal is paid out. Does that make any sense?

Probably the easiest way of "giving" it back is to just lower next month's proposal by that amount.
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1 point,1 year ago
I hope she got herself a weekend at a spa
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0 points,1 year ago
Ha ha, that's very nice, thank you.
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3 points,1 year ago
Let me think...... how about YES!!!
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1 point,1 year ago
Love is... no "No"-votes on your proposal :-)
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0 points,1 year ago
That's a first for me. We'll see if I can keep it up. :)
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2 points,1 year ago
As with everyone, I sincerely appreciate your contributions in the past.
However, if I may offer some constructive criticism, if you are seeking to be a public face of Dash and go on national TV, I would hope that you can get over the "uhhs" and "umms". I counted 23 in this 5 minute video. Not sure if this is rust and/or laziness for not doing a few takes but it's not your best work.

I just re-watched your interview with the Bitcoin Meister and you did a great job there, preaching like a boss.
I just hope you haven't lost your desire for excellence over the last 6 months.
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5 points,1 year ago
You bring up a good point -- the importance of presentation.

This is another reason I've selected PMBC for my publicity firm -- one of the first things Ola brought up in our conference call was the need for media training. She has media trainers on-staff whom I'll be directed toward before I ever get in front of a guest spot camera.

I was relieved to hear that Ola recognizes some of my weaknesses already and fully intends to train me through them.

Thanks for bringing up this important point.
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2 points,1 year ago
I’m sure that Amanda, in a national TV setting, would be well prepared for the moment as the PR firm have said that she would work up from local radio stations and such. Amanda is a pro, she will be fine, and an excellent representative of Dash Nation, as always.
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-1 point,1 year ago
It indicates sincerity to me. Also she is presenting this to us, MN owners. And she has to defend something embarrassing, her salary.

Coming to mention, do you even own Dash - enough to weigh in- , or are you just bashing a competitor? In that case your 'constructive' criticism is not very much appreciated here.

I think you are just a little jealous, her coming on national television and all..
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0 points,1 year ago
Welcome back!
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1 point,1 year ago
YES YES YES
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1 point,1 year ago
but i will like seeing atleast a 3 Month proposal for nut Burning that 5DASH every Month its better you add it to your payment also you are the most trustet person in the Comunity my 2 cents of it.
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2 points,1 year ago
I would vote yes if I was a MNO. Amanda has proven her ability to produce high quality content and the amount asked is very fair.
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1 point,1 year ago
Obviously yes.
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2 points,1 year ago
Ok
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1 point,1 year ago
Sounds very interesting, I'm sure you'll deliver a quality product. I eagerly await the full text of your proposal!
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0 points,1 year ago
Amanda (and man-servant?) are back...yesssss. And even stronger now with more support. Had a big grin on my face while watching your pitch. Looking forward to see more. And I am so happy that you are willing to accept our DASH. What else can I say, without transmitting the impression that I am a nerd in love or sth....take my Yes and good luck you guys :D
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0 points,1 year ago
Wow. Glad you're back! Happy to support you in this!
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0 points,1 year ago
So glad you are back. I learned a lot about Dash from you when I was getting started and now I get to vote for your proposal as payback!
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0 points,1 year ago
hells yes!!! glad to have you back Amanda!
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0 points,1 year ago
Thanks!
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0 points,1 year ago
The OG is back and better. Your campaigns have always been of great success, I think you could definitely become a national influential person. You’ve always been very relatable in many ways and make crypto as hard as it is to understand, easy to digest. best of luck amanda!
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2 points,1 year ago
Thanks very much.
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