Everybody… Shout!

Ideas September 16, 2011 7:35 am

I may sound like a broken record at this point… but I’m a researcher who considers herself a creative thinker.  And it’s my goal to one day figure out how to meld the research/creative process together in a more unified, cohesive fashion. (You can start singing Kumbaya now).

But really, I don’t have anything that proves I’m a creative thinker, I just like to say I’m a creative thinker. How vain!

So I was very excited to learn about EverybodyShout! and to have the opportunity to put my money where my mouth is.

What is EverybodyShout?

Shout is a radical new way for women in digital advertising to collaborate and get paid. And for companies to harness the collective wisdom of women to improve their business.

 

What differentiates shout from most other crowdsourcing sites is the fact that our community gets to know each other, virtually and in the real world. We have a clever little algorithm that puts women together based on their skills and expertise – matchmaking for professionals.

 

Another thing that sets shout apart is that each member gets compensated for what they do. For everything our community gives us, whether it’s a comment on someone else’s work or a full answer to a brief, we’ll reward them in credits. (from the about us section)

Am I in digital advertising? No. Do I have any experience in digital advertising? No. Am I interested in digital advertising? Yes. Did I think I could contribute an idea? Yes.  And the great thing about this site is that even though I have zero experience in digital advertising, I could still participate- the only requirement for joining the site and submitting an idea was… to have an idea! And to be willing to put the idea out there publicly, on the web, for anyone and everyone to see. Gulp.

What better way to learn how to test and refine my ‘creative’ chops?  Sure, I’m opening myself up for criticism- but I’m also opening myself up to a great new learning opportunity.

Because the worst failure is not even trying, right?

So drumroll please….

My first idea on EverybodyShout! 🙂 I’d love to know what you think!

Find it here!

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