Ideavibes Crowdsourcing and Civic Engagement


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Ideavibes Crowdsourcing and Civic Engagement

  1. 1. Citizen Engagement through the Crowd<br />Paul Dombowsky<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br /><ul><li>Introductions
  3. 3. Citizen Engagement in the age of Web2.0
  4. 4. Crowdsourcing as a citizen engagement tool
  5. 5. Examples
  6. 6. The Ideavibes solution
  7. 7. Implementation Process
  8. 8. Pitch
  9. 9. Wrap-up</li></ul>4<br />
  10. 10. Citizen Engagement in Web 2.0 for Ottawa 2.0<br /><ul><li>There are lots of one way conversations happening:
  11. 11. Blogs
  12. 12. Apartment 613
  13. 13. TransitOttawa
  14. 14. Sun & The City
  15. 15. West Side Action
  16. 16. URBSite
  17. 17. Tea Party of Ottawa
  18. 18. Spacing Ottawa
  19. 19. Podcasts
  20. 20. Inner City Podcast
  21. 21. Spacing Podcast
  22. 22. Make no mistake – your citizens want to be involved in transforming the City of today to City 2.0.
  23. 23. Where is the engagement? Where is the innovation happening?</li></ul>2<br />
  24. 24. Wrap-up Quote<br />Our commitment to openness means more than simply informing the citizens of [Ottawa] about how and what decisions are made. It means recognizing that government does not have all the answers and that public officials need to draw on what citizens know from the diversity of experiences they have had, to move our communities forward. <br />We believe that after all, the crowd will take care of the crowd.<br />2<br />
  25. 25. Engagement – Who Participates?<br />4<br />
  26. 26. Who is your crowd?<br />CITY<br />Engagement<br />Targets<br />4<br />
  27. 27. Crowdsourcing<br />Defined<br />Crowdsourcing is an engagement process whereby organizations seek input from either open or closed communities of people, either homogenous or not, to contribute ideas, solutions, or support in an open process whereby the elements of creativity, competition and campaigning are reinforced through social media to come up with more powerful ideas or solutions than could be obtained through other means.<br />Why Bother?<br />Organizations have a difficult time engaging with their communities to strengthen their relationship and be citizen focused. Internal or external, the community has ideas that can be harnessed that come from diverse backgrounds, experiences and education. <br />2<br />
  28. 28. Innovation: Crowdsourcing vs The Survey<br />4<br />
  29. 29. The Appeal<br />4<br />Crowdsourcing surfaces new perspectives<br />Invites participation from nontraditional sources <br />Infuses real energy into the process of generating ideas and content<br />Empowers people when they feel their voice is being heard<br />Technology can enable participation by disenfranchised (ie. PCs in libraries/shelters with citizen engagement campaigns)<br />Builds engagement and relationships with new audiences<br />
  30. 30. Example 1: Citizen Engagement<br />NYC Citizen Engagement Program<br />6<br />
  31. 31. Example 2: Citizen Engagement in SF<br />San Francisco Engage4change Citizen Engagement Program<br />(2 weeks)<br /><ul><li>No. of Engagements = 2252
  32. 32. Referrals = 64% from Twitter
  33. 33. Cost = 500 ice cream cones ($1,000)
  34. 34. HumphrySlocombe’s Crowd= 320,000 twitter followers and Facebook Friends</li></ul>6<br />
  35. 35. Example 3 – Product Development - Branded<br />IdeaStorm was created to give a direct voice to Dell’s customers and an avenue to have online “brainstorm” sessions to allow them to share ideas and collaborate with one another and Dell. Their goal through IdeaStorm is to hear what new products or services you’d like to see Dell develop.<br />In almost three years, IdeaStorm has crossed the 10,000 idea mark and implemented nearly 400 ideas! <br />6<br />
  36. 36. Example 4: Product Development - Inventions<br />Quirky is an all in one product development shop for inventors.<br />6<br />
  37. 37. Example 5: Conference Agenda<br />Ignite uses crowdsourcing for the source and crowd directed agenda at an upcoming event.<br />6<br />
  38. 38. Ideavibes Citizen Engagement Platform<br /><ul><li>Easy to set-up and deploy
  39. 39. Able to run multiple campaigns at once
  40. 40. Can run Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding Campaigns
  41. 41. Build stickiness and community around those that engage (sign-in and see past votes, comments, ideas)
  42. 42. Hosted solution (in Canada)
  43. 43. Able to be implemented on existing website or set-up in new, destination site
  44. 44. Social Media connected
  45. 45. One of few sub $1000/month solutions</li></ul>4<br />
  46. 46. How Does Ideavibes Compare?<br />Enterprise Collaboration or Idea Management<br />Large – multi-functioning platforms for Idea Management<br />Integrated into change management and process improvement lifecycles<br />Middle-tier Focused Crowdsourcing Apps<br />Purpose-built customizable apps focused on crowdsourcingand crowdfunding<br />Departmental employee corporations<br />Multiple crowdsourcing and crowdfunding campaigns<br />Ad-hoc website or Social Media widgets<br />Developed by web teams with basic functionality<br />Functionality as opposed to business process driven<br />4<br />
  47. 47. Implementation Process<br />4<br />
  48. 48. It all starts with a Question or Problem<br />4<br />Needs to be:<br />Clear and compelling<br />Not leading<br />Allow for open innovation<br />Encourage participation<br />Allow for outliers to feel comfortable<br />
  49. 49. The Pitch<br /><ul><li>Ideavibes Crowd Engagement Platform @ $899 per month
  50. 50. Support in building and launching the campaign $800 - $6000 depending on support required:
  51. 51. Build and implement social media plan
  52. 52. Build and implement media plan around campaign
  53. 53. Video success story
  54. 54. Media outreach following initiative to discuss success</li></ul>4<br />
  55. 55. Thank you<br />Paul Dombowsky | 613.878.1681 |<br /><br />