SPIRITIN.COM - IDOLS NEVER DIE - is the first social network to tribute people who passed away and keep their memories alive.
Do you have any Idol or know any person who has already passed away and you want to honor but can’t find a way to do that? Someone you want to keep on remembering and honoring?
What if you could relate this person to other fans, family members, and friends by creating a virtual community? And for free? Spiritin is a real opportunity to keep people’s legacy alive. Anyone can create a profile of someone who has passed away, feeding it with its biography, vídeos, music, teachings and having the possibility to pay for virtual gifts and goods.
Surprisingly this social network was created for remembering loved ones who have already gone, for example Michael Jackson, Lady Dai or even a family member. It offers the possibility to pay different types of gifts, such as sending flowers, lighting up candles, and sending messages, as well as a wide range of smart memory gifts.
Based on a user-friendly interface in a collaborative way the users will find a virtual environment for registering their deepest feelings and get connected with fans, friends and family. Another very important detail is that you can generate income besides creating a Spiritin. As a real collaborative social network, partners already can develop their own products to be given to any Spiritin, creating a bigger variety of gifts and memories, receiving 50% of the net sales of these products, in the most real concept of web 2.0.
WHAT IS IT ?
In this step you will find information about the Brand Builder, who is asking you to propose a Solution for the challenge. He introduces himself (as a Brand of course :) The more you understand about the Brand, the more chances you have to create what is wanted.
IMPORTANT: There is a possibility that the Brand Builder prefers not to disclose who he is, usually for confidentiality reasons. Such Briefs will be published in an anonymous way. In this case the Brand Builder will say as much as he feels comfortable saying.
Here are two EXAMPLES
In case there is no problem with disclosing the identity (VISIBLE):
“NMN -No More Nicotine- is a Brand that promises to counteract the damages to the skin that can be caused by smoking. NMN is distributed in pharmacies and drugstores and its price positioning is middle-high; it is mainly promoted through professional endorsement and is not massively advertised.”
In case the Brand doesn’t want to disclose his identity (ANONYMOUS):
“Brand counteracting the damages to skin caused by smoking. Its products are distributed in pharmacies and drugstores with a middle-high price positioning; they are mainly promoted through professional endorsement and are not massively advertised.”
In summary: Who is your client (in a visible or “anonymous” way :)
!!! Update as of October 13, 2009 !!!
Please notice that besides the $800 prize from BootB, the winner will have all its gifts placed at Spiritin.com to sell, and will receive 50% of the gift net Sales.”
To propose 100 new gifts (being 25 animated ones) For example:
∞ Candles - 10 different items
∞ Flowers - 10 different items
∞ Drinks and Beverages - 10 different items;
∞ Saints - 10 different items
∞ Foods - 10 different items
∞ Animals - 30 different items (Fishes - Birds - Dogs - Horses - Cats, ...)
∞ Others - 20 different items (use your imagination :)
!!! The end of update!!!
WHAT IS IT ?
This is the task the Brand Builder asks you to accomplish. If you don’t understand it, you are completely out of luck !
“We ask the Creators to develop a print advertising campaign in order to increase Brand’s visibility. It will be used in national magazines this spring.”
In summary: It’s the objective of the client, therefore your objective too !
To everyone who has idols, friends or family members who passed away. People with heart and feelings that can be touched by an emotion gift and clean layout.
WHAT IS IT?
People that the Brand Builder wants you to entertain and persuade to think, feel or do something using your creation. Usually you will read about their age, sex, social level and behaviors. You should always keep that information in mind while creating, as the target audience is the final recipient of what you create.
“Smoking girls and women who would like to quit smoking but can’t. Usually health-conscious adults who care about their looks. They feel guilty about smoking because they know it is harmful. They read books about it. This is a real problem for them: it’s like “My brain wants something, but my body acts of its own accord”. They don’t relate to my brand, they are just waiting for a trustworthy “helping hand”.
In summary: Get under their skin !
The gifts must transmit lifestyle, humor or relationship between people and their idols, friends and family members that passed away. Imagine Michael Jackson: what people would like to send to him? And to your grandfather? Your best friend? An Idol?
WHAT IS IT?
The thing that the Brand Builder wants to make the target audience think/feel/do because of your creation.
Here are some very concrete examples:
∞ Some things people can think/feel:
- There is a new Brand (or product or idea or...) out there
- This Brand is better than the alternatives or than it used to be
- This Brand is worth paying more for
∞ Some things people can do:
- Start buying the Brand’s products
- Buy the Brand more often
- Stock more products of the Brand in their outlets
The above written examples are very concrete whilst often the proposition of the Brief is emotional. That’s even better as it can be more inspiring!
“We’d like to encourage smokers to use NMN in order to minimize the damage to their health while they are keeping giving up smoking (especially if they’ve already tried and failed before).”
In summary: Get inside their brain !
Gilgamesh was a historic king of Uruk, in Babilon, a place which nowadays is called Iraq. He lived around 2.700 b.c. Many histories and miths were written about him, and the complete and lasting version was written around 2000 b.c. for Shin-eqi-unninni in 12 tables of rocks found in the ruins of Assurbanipal King of Assiria's library, in Ninive. So, you are presented to the oldest human writer. The Gilgamesh history talk about the fight of a man who searched for immortality. Shin wrote about Gilgamesh: "He recovered the knowledge of all times before the flood. He traveled far away, away from exhaustion. So he recorded his history in rocks". That means he’s become immortal by words recorded in rocks. And today he is immortal by words formed by bits and transferred into a web-site. Gilgamesh really succeeded in search for the immortality. Try searching for his name on Google and you will see that 4700 years after, he is immortal as ever. Ain’t this what everyone wishes, to die, but be known for ever? Is the Spiritin the modern way to record history, like it was with the rocks? Is it possible to keep yourself imprinted in the history? To any person who Google himself, we think that the answer is YES!
WHAT IS IT?
This is the key to achieving the objective. It is what supports the proposition and makes it believable. Usually it is a rational statement.
“Every cigarette you smoke is causing damage to your appearance. A recent study took several pairs of identical twins where one twin was a lifelong smoker and the other had never smoked. The smokers’ skin was a quarter thinner than that of non-smokers, and in some cases there were differences of up to 40%. NMN contains thinning-blocking anti-oxidants which counteract the effect of nicotine on the skin.”
In summary: You are looking for arguments? You’ll find them here!
∞ Spiritually responsible;
∞ Remembering ancestors;
∞ Caring for the past achievements and successes;
WHAT IS IT?
It’s who the Brand is. Yes... who!
Treat the Brand as a human being, as it has its own personality. To know the personality of the “client” is fundamental in order to provide a tailor-made job. So, read carefully the listed adjectives...
“Scientific, trustworthy, result-oriented, ‘a party’ to achieve your goals.”
In summary: Imagine the live person !
The virtual products will be offered at www.spiritin.com so the fans can pay tribute to their idols in the form of virtual goods. You can check the examples on the gift browser. http://spiritin.com/web/spirit in/home/1. That gifts will be all changed by the new ones.
WHAT IS IT?
A list of places (or media, or things) where the target audience will see the outcome of your creation. In this step sometimes the Brand will also acknowledge you how much he plans to invest into production. This information will give you an insight whether to create a BIG project or make it small... :)
“This campaign is going to appear in lifestyle- and health-focused women magazines of New Zealand, during the spring of 2009. We plan to invest 500,000 USD, which means approximately buying 100 single pages.”
In summary: Consider the medium !
ACCEPTED FORMATS FOR THE GIFTS
1) Static Gifts: .PNG with transparent background
2) Animated gifts: .SWF
Additional Information: The winner will get, besides the $800 prize, 50% of the virtual gifts net sales. For more information check http://spiritin.com/web/user/develop
If the Brand has preferences or technical requirements that your Solution has to match, you will find them here.
Here are some items that you may find in this section:
∞ Guidelines or mandatory inclusions (do’s and/or don’ts)
∞ Business objectives
∞ Market and competitors overview
∞ Good and bad samples
Depending on the Brief, you may also find some files attached with a logo, pictures of product(s), a template that you should use in order to submit your ideas, or any other file that the Brand wants to share with you. So, study the attachments before starting creating.
In summary: Anything else you need to know (not written in the 7 steps before) !