I am always on the hunt for good and innovative uses of Social Media tools. My latest website project was filmstormers.com Created by my friend and film student Owen Davies and his friends of movie enthusiasts. The group creates script contests and crowdsources the most popular one by using Facebook. No fancy survey platform or elaborate crowdsourcing application – simply by asking their Facebook community.
Owen was kind enough to explain:
The concept behind Filmstormers is the YouTube channel where you can choose the content.
Now that is quite a mouthful so let me break down the concept for you.
We find scripts that would make great 3-5 minute videos. We then take those scripts and put them up for vote on our Facebook page using the “Question” feature available on posts. We have found this contest to be incredibly valuable from a marketing perspective. The last three contests we have ran have all exceeded our expectations. The contests themselves are easily shareable and have a tendency to go viral. The lasts three contests we have ran have all exceeded 1200 impressions per day for 3-4 days. We host all the scripts on our website so the traffic goes directly there. When the contest has settled we then go and bring the script to life. The final video is then hosted on our YouTube channel.
Working Late by Gail Hackston
We have managed to maintain our forward momentum in our social media growth this way. It is an amazing project to take on and I have found it to be incredibly fulfilling to build a community.
Image credit: Filmstormers logo courtesy of filmstormers.com
[action color="green"] [actiontext] To support Filmstormers [actsub]please consider a donation[/actsub] [/actiontext] [actionbutton url="https://www.paypal.com/ca/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_flow&SESSION=yOjCJq9W1sTgdjVvLvUpDCt4eEJ_vzk3FU1tC39Cs5ePaeU-LVsVf5mEClG&dispatch=5885d80a13c0db1f8e263663d3faee8d8494db9703d295b4a2116480ee01a05c"] Donate [/actionbutton] [/action]