I have seen the need for advertising the brand and I know you have too. The "grass roots", "word of mouth" efforts have proven to be lacking in effect. Even though for the past year a usable sellable product was missing, the interest in Bitshares pales in comparison with the likes of other projects which will remain nameless.
With that said, I have decided I will put the delegate shares to work on helping bring more people to BitsharesX.
I don't plan on web advertising or attempting some impact through somekind of social media. I believe there are already people in charge of that.
My first target area is Silicon Valley and the surrounding Bay Area.
I have contacted Titan 360 in regards to pricing poster advertisements on B.A.R.T (Bay Area Rapid Transit).
I have contacted Lamar Advertising, BlueLine Media and CBSOutdoor about pricing billboards in the South Bay Area.
I have also reached out to RTUI for receipt advertising in the Bay Area. (Not sure if this would be a go. Haven't heard back on price and isn't the most effective way to advertise, but I'm looking for these type of alternatives).
All that said, these things cost money and the delegate role isn't even paying for the server I am currently running in order to be up 100% of the time. Also, my main advertising point would have to be the exchange and bitUSD. Both not operating on a GUI friendly level as of yet.
So at the current rate it may be a month or two before I bank enough shares and price increases to begin operating. Could be longer. I will be completely honest in that I do not want to put my own capital into this as I have already invested in the system through buying shares. If I sell my shares, I reap no reward for my efforts because my delegate pay will be going to ad costs. My effort and time will be my personal contribution to such project.
In the meantime VOTE/APPROVE skyscraperfarms.
I am a quite reliable delegate. I have a 98%+ reliability with near 400 blocks produced!
Thanks! Feedback allowed. Like it or hate, let me know.