Author Topic: Bitshares now has a professional PR initiative  (Read 27006 times)

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Offline QJ

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I know James has a very good reputation among our eastern community members, and I am sure that is well deserved. Because of this, I will give him the benefit of the doubt that his intentions are pure and just.

The questions are fairly asked. I was just wondering what are socalled "pure and just" intentions? what intentions are not? As long as it improves the current situation of Bitshares, by even a little bit, wouldn't it be great for the share holders? Or does it matter if they are pure and just intentions?

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Good intentions, rough execution.

Solution:

I support crypto_prometheus to speak for 'The Spokesman' in the West.

This may well yield the best of both worlds.

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To win we must first make it to the finish. While this leaves a bad taste in all of our mouths there is a reason corporations do this. It works. This community has seen the horrific affects of open discussion in the form of, "The Post Heard Around the World". To paraphrase a  pop culture expression, "Don't hate the player hate the game". We must adapt to an irrational and reactionary world.

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Probably for the best. Hate to say it, but Dan and Stan both have a history of making off the cuff posts on these forums which result in shareholder confusion and a loss of confidence, despite their good intentions.

That said, the English in that blog post was pretty rough. Crypto_prometheus nailed it, and I would love to see James reach out and address his inquiries.

Offline onceuponatime

The "Spokesman" could use the self-awareness to realize he needs an editor himself. Awkwardly written.

I really miss Stan's posts.

Offline btswildpig

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TL;DR (real world version)

If you are a Core Developer and wish to state an opinion about anything, use a pseudonym.


I see no problem with this, as long as opinions still get posted.

hmm...guessing which core dev you're ....kidding  :P 

On the other hand , if Core Dev post something sensitive with their own account would get different reaction from posting with pseudonym account , then I think it speaks more about the prejudice of their role and how that would affect public opinion . 

If god forbids Core Dev posted something that we as a community must object to , but under this kind of prejudice , we may even say : What a good idea .....   That alone would erase the meaning of community input .
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Good move I think. Blog post written with an unnecessary bearish review of the current BitShares situation though.

Also its spelt Bitshares everywhere instead of BitShares  :-*
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I know James has a very good reputation among our eastern community members, and I am sure that is well deserved. Because of this, I will give him the benefit of the doubt that his intentions are pure and just.

However, I have to say that I his post on Bytemaster's Blog today did not have the signs of a good, professionally written piece of PR. It had several grammatical errors, awkward sentence structures, and tended to read like a damage control piece.

By "public relations", does he simply mean "speech advisor" ? His list of (7) decrees to limit the speech of the devs is appropriate and understandable in the context of private advisory, but a PR professional would never have posted something like that publicly.

That said, I wonder if James would be open to answering a few questions....

1. Is he only working in an advisory capacity to the devs, or does he plan to try and coordinate with all BitShares delegates?

2. Where is his operation based - China or the US? How much time will he focus on western markets, vs. eastern markets?

3. Does he plan to aggressively pursue relationships with western media contacts? Does he have any experience with Public Relations in the United States or Europe?

4. How soon can we expect Press Releases distributed over 1st tier western wires like PR newswire, Business Wire, or PR Web? This is a cornerstone to good PR, but is relatively expensive ($250 - $1000 per Press Release). Is he receiving funds from "Invictus" (aka. BM), or will he be relying entirely on delegate pay?

Keep in mind that good Public Relations means a steady and consistent feed of information, in order to help to "shape" the narrative. Let us keep a close eye on how well this job is handled...
« Last Edit: February 25, 2015, 04:21:17 am by crypto_prometheus »
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Offline btswildpig

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I believe this is going to be good for the market cap as everything will be much more professional and similar to the way real businesses work, but something doesn't feel right with Dan submitting to group think and filtered answers...

It was the case for a long time , you know , any answer regarding the tax or legal issue or something implicating those issues are filtered by group think of lawyers and tax consultants . If not careful , it may leave some door open either  ...
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Offline joele

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Even bad news is good news.  Well that's how big corporation works. +5%

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I believe this is going to be good for the market cap as everything will be much more professional and similar to the way real businesses work, but something doesn't feel right with Dan submitting to group think and filtered answers...

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Offline bobmaloney

TL;DR (real world version)

If you are a Core Developer and wish to state an opinion about anything, use a pseudonym.




I see no problem with this, as long as opinions still get posted.
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