A While Ago
crowdSPRING admin
Project Comment 22-Jan-10 5:26 p.m. GMT
Hi all, Unfortunately, this project didn't receive the minimum 25 entries and so we need to make good on our guarantee and give the buyer their money back (including our own fee, for the record). Please know that we take both our buyers' and creatives' happiness very seriously. We make our buyers take a risk by forcing them to pay ... (more)
Hi all,
Unfortunately, this project didn't receive the minimum 25 entries and so we need to make good on our guarantee and give the buyer their money back (including our own fee, for the record).
Please know that we take both our buyers' and creatives' happiness very seriously. We make our buyers take a risk by forcing them to pay up-front without having any idea what they'll receive in return. And we balance that risk by guaranteeing that they'll be rewarded by receiving at least 25 entries to choose from.
Unfortunately, sometimes a project just doesn't get the minimum number of entries. It could be because of a low award, a lack of feedback from the buyer or it could have simply been an unpopular project with creatives. Either way, rest assured that we do everything we can to minimize the number of projects that go unawarded. We know that you invest your time and effort on these projects and it's frustrating to see them go away.
Finally, you have our word that we spoke to this buyer personally and tried to find a different solution but, at the end of the day, this was their decision.
We hope you understand,
The crowdSPRING crew
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johnmarleth buyer
Entry Score 20-Jan-10 1:46 p.m. GMT
The buyer scored entry #7 by namra a 2.
namra creative
Entry 16-Jan-10 4:10 p.m. GMT
Disclosure: I created everything in my entry and I didn't copy anyone else's concept. (?)
namra creative
Entry 16-Jan-10 4:09 p.m. GMT
Disclosure: I created everything in my entry and I didn't copy anyone else's concept. (?)
namra creative
Entry 16-Jan-10 4:08 p.m. GMT
Disclosure: I created everything in my entry and I didn't copy anyone else's concept. (?)
cdallabetta creative
Entry 16-Jan-10 3:23 a.m. GMT
Disclosure: I created everything in my entry and I didn't copy anyone else's concept. (?)
cdallabetta creative
Entry 16-Jan-10 3:21 a.m. GMT
Disclosure: I created everything in my entry and I didn't copy anyone else's concept. (?)
cdallabetta creative
Entry 16-Jan-10 3:13 a.m. GMT
Disclosure: I created everything in my entry and I didn't copy anyone else's concept. (?)
crowdSPRING admin
Project Comment 14-Jan-10 11:05 a.m. GMT
johnmarleth - hey, we noticed that you haven't left any feedback in a couple days so we thought we'd drop you a quick note. Remember, buyers who leave good, consistent feedback get TWICE the number of entries that other projects do. And besides, the way the creatives will know what you want is if you tell them! So get in ... (more)
johnmarleth - hey, we noticed that you haven't left any feedback in a couple days so we thought we'd drop you a quick note. Remember, buyers who leave good, consistent feedback get TWICE the number of entries that other projects do. And besides, the way the creatives will know what you want is if you tell them! So get in there and let them know what you think of the entries so far. Trust us on this one - you'll be glad you did... (less)
crowdSPRING admin
Project Comment 13-Jan-10 11:05 a.m. GMT
johnmarleth - hey, we noticed that you haven't left any feedback in a couple days so we thought we'd drop you a quick note. Remember, buyers who leave good, consistent feedback get TWICE the number of entries that other projects do. And besides, the way the creatives will know what you want is if you tell them! So get in ... (more)
johnmarleth - hey, we noticed that you haven't left any feedback in a couple days so we thought we'd drop you a quick note. Remember, buyers who leave good, consistent feedback get TWICE the number of entries that other projects do. And besides, the way the creatives will know what you want is if you tell them! So get in there and let them know what you think of the entries so far. Trust us on this one - you'll be glad you did... (less)
crowdSPRING admin
Project Comment 12-Jan-10 11:05 a.m. GMT
johnmarleth - hey, we noticed that you haven't left any feedback in a couple days so we thought we'd drop you a quick note. Remember, buyers who leave good, consistent feedback get TWICE the number of entries that other projects do. And besides, the way the creatives will know what you want is if you tell them! So get in ... (more)
johnmarleth - hey, we noticed that you haven't left any feedback in a couple days so we thought we'd drop you a quick note. Remember, buyers who leave good, consistent feedback get TWICE the number of entries that other projects do. And besides, the way the creatives will know what you want is if you tell them! So get in there and let them know what you think of the entries so far. Trust us on this one - you'll be glad you did... (less)
crowdSPRING admin
Project Comment 11-Jan-10 11:05 a.m. GMT
johnmarleth - hey, we noticed that you haven't left any feedback in a couple days so we thought we'd drop you a quick note. Remember, buyers who leave good, consistent feedback get TWICE the number of entries that other projects do. And besides, the way the creatives will know what you want is if you tell them! So get in ... (more)
johnmarleth - hey, we noticed that you haven't left any feedback in a couple days so we thought we'd drop you a quick note. Remember, buyers who leave good, consistent feedback get TWICE the number of entries that other projects do. And besides, the way the creatives will know what you want is if you tell them! So get in there and let them know what you think of the entries so far. Trust us on this one - you'll be glad you did... (less)
crowdSPRING admin
Project Comment 10-Jan-10 11:05 a.m. GMT
johnmarleth - hey, we noticed that you haven't left any feedback in a couple days so we thought we'd drop you a quick note. Remember, buyers who leave good, consistent feedback get TWICE the number of entries that other projects do. And besides, the way the creatives will know what you want is if you tell them! So get in ... (more)
johnmarleth - hey, we noticed that you haven't left any feedback in a couple days so we thought we'd drop you a quick note. Remember, buyers who leave good, consistent feedback get TWICE the number of entries that other projects do. And besides, the way the creatives will know what you want is if you tell them! So get in there and let them know what you think of the entries so far. Trust us on this one - you'll be glad you did... (less)
crowdSPRING admin
Project Comment 9-Jan-10 11:05 a.m. GMT
johnmarleth - hey, we noticed that you haven't left any feedback in a couple days so we thought we'd drop you a quick note. Remember, buyers who leave good, consistent feedback get TWICE the number of entries that other projects do. And besides, the way the creatives will know what you want is if you tell them! So get in ... (more)
johnmarleth - hey, we noticed that you haven't left any feedback in a couple days so we thought we'd drop you a quick note. Remember, buyers who leave good, consistent feedback get TWICE the number of entries that other projects do. And besides, the way the creatives will know what you want is if you tell them! So get in there and let them know what you think of the entries so far. Trust us on this one - you'll be glad you did... (less)
crowdSPRING admin
Project Comment 8-Jan-10 11:05 a.m. GMT
johnmarleth - hey, we noticed that you haven't left any feedback in a couple days so we thought we'd drop you a quick note. Remember, buyers who leave good, consistent feedback get TWICE the number of entries that other projects do. And besides, the way the creatives will know what you want is if you tell them! So get in ... (more)
johnmarleth - hey, we noticed that you haven't left any feedback in a couple days so we thought we'd drop you a quick note. Remember, buyers who leave good, consistent feedback get TWICE the number of entries that other projects do. And besides, the way the creatives will know what you want is if you tell them! So get in there and let them know what you think of the entries so far. Trust us on this one - you'll be glad you did... (less)
crowdSPRING admin
Project Comment 7-Jan-10 11:05 a.m. GMT
johnmarleth - hey, we noticed that you haven't left any feedback in a couple days so we thought we'd drop you a quick note. Remember, buyers who leave good, consistent feedback get TWICE the number of entries that other projects do. And besides, the way the creatives will know what you want is if you tell them! So get in ... (more)
johnmarleth - hey, we noticed that you haven't left any feedback in a couple days so we thought we'd drop you a quick note. Remember, buyers who leave good, consistent feedback get TWICE the number of entries that other projects do. And besides, the way the creatives will know what you want is if you tell them! So get in there and let them know what you think of the entries so far. Trust us on this one - you'll be glad you did... (less)
crowdSPRING admin
Project Comment 6-Jan-10 11:05 a.m. GMT
johnmarleth - hey, we noticed that you haven't left any feedback in a couple days so we thought we'd drop you a quick note. Remember, buyers who leave good, consistent feedback get TWICE the number of entries that other projects do. And besides, the way the creatives will know what you want is if you tell them! So get in ... (more)
johnmarleth - hey, we noticed that you haven't left any feedback in a couple days so we thought we'd drop you a quick note. Remember, buyers who leave good, consistent feedback get TWICE the number of entries that other projects do. And besides, the way the creatives will know what you want is if you tell them! So get in there and let them know what you think of the entries so far. Trust us on this one - you'll be glad you did... (less)
maciejfrolow creative
Entry 4-Jan-10 12:04 p.m. GMT
Disclosure: I created everything in my entry and I didn't copy anyone else's concept. (?)
pixelwarehouse creative
Project Comment 3-Jan-10 5:44 p.m. GMT
Hi John,no problems tackling a shoot but the brief as read is very open ended, Is this award just for a test shoot ... quote..."We will send sample books for photography." If a full shoot for $300....and surrender of all rights 1. Please specify in the brief exactly how many total individual books do you require shooting (you could be ... (more)
Hi John,no problems tackling a shoot but the brief as read is very open ended,

Is this award just for a test shoot ... quote..."We will send sample books for photography."

If a full shoot for $300....and surrender of all rights

1. Please specify in the brief exactly how many total individual books do you require shooting (you could be expecting 10's or 100's - it's not clear)
2. Are you expecting all book images to be cut-out,adjusted,colour corrected & supplied with clipping paths in layered files?
3. If you require books back will you be paying for the return postage after shooting?
4. Have you budgeted for a professional model and model release clearance?

All is helpful extra info for the creatives to assess before committing to undertake a shoot. (less)
Weboptica creative
Project Comment 2-Jan-10 9:21 p.m. GMT
I am available for the photography in this project. Models are
available and will cost an additional $250. This will involve
my having all books available to photograph in one session.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Mike Healey
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