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wuffy68
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I contacted a friend who works as a talent agent for a successful Hollywood agency. He's a tech guy (FPGA board designer) turned talent agent. I'm picking his brain if he thinks there would be any celebrity interest in getting involved and perhaps funding a large folding farm in the name of the CureCoin team, and accepting CureCoin as payment in their stores and restaurants.

Stay tuned...

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Topic starter Posted : 10/08/2014 8:37 pm
wuffy68
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Update:

I have a con-call scheduled with him this Tuesday (he's been out of town).

In the meantime, here is an interesting discussion on FF about Celebrity Endorsements of F@H ...

https://foldingforum.org/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=23266&hilit=celebrity
Conversation goes from tepid, to red-hot, to "PG doesn't want to advertise F@H"
... it's all good reading.

The one reference that stands out from 2011:

New FAH viral ad campaign.  We're also working on a new landing page for FAH and a new video to advertise FAH.  This new web/video campaign is coordinated with new client/installer changes to make FAH easier to install and run, especially for those new to [email protected]

I think with all the work they've don on their installers along with penetration into the console realm, PG has become much more welcoming of broad public exposure since.

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Topic starter Posted : 17/08/2014 10:42 pm
wuffy68
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"wuffy68" wrote:
I have a con-call scheduled with him this Tuesday

Well - we had to reschedule for next week. He's flying out of LA tonight, and just ran out of time ...

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Topic starter Posted : 20/08/2014 5:01 am
wuffy68
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Update:

I received a call from my friend today. He looked at a presentation I created showing how CureCoin could boost a celebrity's brand and image - and how the entire life-cycle of CureCoin works. I received some really good input, and he agreed to review any promotional material CureCoin produces - before it gets submitted to celebrity publicists.

The main points I walked away with:

        any presentation to publicists has to be under 3 minutes long,
        and has to fully explain the benefit to the celebrity and their brand -
        before trying to explain anything about the underlying technology.

If it doesn't get past the publicist (who typically has a short attention span) it will never make it to the celebrity.

Any presentation has to be VERY high-level (limit the gobbledygook)

Also, I got a list of celebrities who could be receptive, given the right presentation.

My friend is familiar with past NIH board members (the agency that helped seed the F@H project) ... so having opened this door, we're in the right hands (even if that simply means constructive criticism and some high level exposure).

I'm hoping I can have a conversation with Lasershurt, or another founding member in the next couple of days about the details. I don't want to post the presentation because it contains copyright material (and it was put together too fast).

Anyway, keep coming back ...

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Topic starter Posted : 29/08/2014 3:29 am
KevinM
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that's awesome new Wuffy. Looking forward to hearing your updates!

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Posted : 29/08/2014 5:29 am
wuffy68
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"KevinM" wrote:
that's awesome new Wuffy. Looking forward to hearing your updates!

Had a really good conversation with Cygnus and one of the Ghostsbusters (not sure which of them it was 🙂

We discussed creating a streamlined presentation that will target publicists in the entertainment industry. The goal will be to present CureCoin in a very specif light to emphasize benefits to celebrity brands, while promoting broader adoption of CureCoin. The sub-goal is to eliminate some of the technical gobbledygook we all enjoy, but induces glassy eyed stares from otherwise intelligent individuals.

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Topic starter Posted : 01/09/2014 9:14 pm
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Hi wuffy!

This sounds interesting. I guess it isn't easy getting around the gobbledygook, but there are probably some that are more receivable to this than others. I don't know anything about celebrities but they may be just as open to something that will help humanity as much as their brand. I've read will.i.am has a focus on tech education: http://iamangelfoundation.org/

I like the term

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Posted : 02/09/2014 11:43 am
wuffy68
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"H" wrote:
That's exactly what I like about Curecoin, the possibility of the
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Topic starter Posted : 03/09/2014 8:13 am
wuffy68
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"H" wrote:
I've read will.i.am has a focus on tech education: http://iamangelfoundation.org/

BTW, thanks for the tip ... we'll hit up the whole Elephunk family if that's what it takes 🙂

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Topic starter Posted : 03/09/2014 9:17 am
wuffy68
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Update ...

Four presentations are being produced. It's a lot of work - especially without using Final Cut Pro:

  • :30 second commercial spot
  • 3:00 minute introduction for celebrities
  • 3:00 minute introduction for entrepreneurs
  • 5:00 minute technical/historical overview

They are turning out nice, informative, but not too flashy ...

Starting work on a universal contact letter for publicists, but there will likely be personalized cover letters for each contact made.

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Topic starter Posted : 10/09/2014 4:25 am
wuffy68
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Update

Moving slow and steady ... publicists letters almost ready for review. Creating charts for valuation predictions proving to be challenging.
Most difficult is to present realistic valuation (avoiding numbers that are too low, or over-exuberant).
Charts showing valuation projections from steady $0.032 all the way to $XXX's (blue sky :-).

  • Since the talent agency contact saw :30 second commercial spot, he's expressed more interest, but remains tentative - looking to find the right "fit"
  • Also have an IT "Marketing Maven" ... reviewing the presentations this week.
  • Created some T-shirt designs to send off to publicist offices - Design could also serve as CureCoin team T-shirt the team could sell.
  • Submitted slightly revised CureCoin logo for Team approval ... goal is to make it look more international
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Topic starter Posted : 23/09/2014 7:34 am
wuffy68
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Update:

Began a limited campaign with targeted list of personalities.
Goal is to consult highly influential individuals early, then progressively move down the scale of influence with time.
... this can be a lengthy, even tedious process, but keep your fingers crossed.

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Topic starter Posted : 29/09/2014 8:21 am
wuffy68
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Update:

For anyone who wants to follow some of the public marketing / outreach work:

Twitter Publicist Outreach
Twitter Community Outreach

Recent wiki article(s) related to CureCoin

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Topic starter Posted : 09/10/2014 9:02 am
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The wiki article is lovely!

Makes me dream about the wonders of the future.

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Posted : 11/10/2014 11:35 am
wuffy68
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"H" wrote:
Makes me dream about the wonders of the future.

The future is here 😉

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