Hi again @nonsensetwice and @Links - I’ve away on holiday to celebrate my birthday and have been in Denver at MCON all week, sorry there’s been some time between my last post.
“I want to point out that I recognize that you continue to address concerns despite having gained quorum for the proposal on this forum. That speaks to your willingness to gain full community support, and–at least for me–gives weight to your statement about this not just being a money grab. I appreciate your continued engagement and look forward to reading the updated proposal.”
Thanks for kind words @nonsensetwice. We remain committed to helping build out a new v2 AMA process for bDAO that will built to last and hopefully provide bDAO a much needed ARR source that will help bolster and increase BANK price.
“are the same people who recorded/produced/edited these example AMAs going to continue on for this AMA proposal? On the call we had, you mentioned that WildFireDAO would be doing post-production, so I wondered.”
As I told you on our call @links, I’ll be taking over post-production for AMA v2 until we can fully transitions this to bDAO.
“What does “really successful” mean? The view counts on the AMAs are maxed out at 457 on the idols AMA, is this your metric of success? Or is it something else?”
You’re asking for KPIs, but just like most v1 projects, we didn’t keep track of any months ago as they weren’t relevant to the success of the project.
The Idols AMA is the #2 most watched video on the bDAO youtube, the AMAs were well received by bDAO (not sure, were you around at that time? maybe you remember them?) hundreds of attendees joined us in discord, and the Twitter spaces were also attended by hundreds of bDAO members and interested parties. The projects who participated were grateful and were satisfied with the outcome. bDAO earned revenue from these projects. It was a win-win for everyone involved. This v2 will be taking this up a level or two.
“What kind of reach are the sponsors you’ve been talking to looking for?”
So far, they’re just interested in sponsoring and haven’t asked about KPIs. From my own experience so far, this is quite common when good bizdev leads the charge. I’m sure some sponsors will be asking for KPIs eventually.
“On our call, you also mentioned that you would be trying to market these AMAs to the communities that we host/interview. Can you describe a bit more how the marketing will work?”
Typically, co-marketing includes social sharing and campaign planning. We’ll be asking our partners to market to their community, usually via Discord/Twitter engagement and additional posts highlighting the project/partnership. Co-marketing plans typically end up being the same thing across the board, regardless of project.
“Most of my questions have NOT been answered (even though some have been), and therefore I would consider the diligence that was done on this project NOT to have been thorough.”
Technically we’ve answered a majority of your questions way before this post - given the large amount of questions you’ve asked so far in this thread as well as over voice sync. The earlier part of my post answered the remaining few.
“I’ve asked for a document describing use of funds, which you have not provided.”
We’ll be presenting this to the grants committee.
“From what I understand, this 30% will need to go to contributors to continue running the project. So it could end up being considerably LESS than other projects.”
The intention of the project is to create AMA v2 and set up an ARR vehicle that will provide bDAO with a source of funding indefinitely in order to help with BANK price. When the time comes to transition this project to bDAO, we’ll work closely together to make sure that both parties win and bDAO isn’t left out in the cold - which is the whole point of this. Does this make sense to you?
“So your team will use the grants to pay for your time to produce/promote the first round of AMAs, and then drop the project without any plan for funding the guilds who you want to transition the work to?”
What? Why would we do this?
This is what I am talking about. You continue to attribute malicious intent towards us.
bDAO was my first DAO ever. Jaris is actively involved in multiple areas of bDAO. Mgoes just did a presentation to DAOlationships last week. We wouldn’t just ‘drop’ this without a plan for the bDAO transition and you suggest it as if we’re malicious actors attempting to screw bDAO over. This isn’t some cash grab and don’t plan to just ‘disappear’.
The answer to your question is no.
90% of voters want this project to happen, and I believe we’ve been very cooperative in working through this with the community to ensure the desired changes are made, including answering a significant amount of mostly well-intentioned questions (even though, as was mentioned earlier, we aren’t required to answer any more questions at this point).
Thank you for everyone who has read this thread and asked great questions regarding our proposal. We eagerly anticipate bringing you the final product!