AIP-195: Forever Apes // Upgrade #6 // ApeCoin Media Collective - Connecting Communities And Creators

Forever Apes // Upgrade #6 // ApeCoin Media Collective - Connecting Communities And Creators
Category: Core: Brand Decision
Submitted by: Forever Apes (Team:@12GAUGE, @Brazy, @phibacka31, @A Raving Ape, BRYTE)

ABSTRACT

Our community is creating some fantastic content… if you can find it. This proposal presents the idea that the Forever Apes team create the ApeCoin Media Collective. An informative website for all media pertaining to the Yuga + shuttle friends ecosystems. This personalized hub will include a flexible schedule with times that allows creators to edit their show time and have it be reflected in real time.

We will showcase info for all related media including a scheduling page with info, links, creator bios, broadcast channels, etc. Visitors will have the opportunity to subscribe to content that interests them most for a personalized content feed.

Consolidation of this media will benefit content creators, the ApeCoin community, and give newbies a reliable source to onboard from. This is the first of several roadmap items that will be phased out over multiple AIPs.

AUTHOR / TEAM DESCRIPTION

Brazy and 12GAUGE // Ben Wadolowski & Treven LePage, We co-founded a digital agency and grew it to 30+ people before stepping away last in 2021 to focus on web3. A Creative Director, Brazy has 15+ years of experience in graphic design. 12GAUGE has a background in Video Production and has been actively producing digital media for 10 years.
Brazy portfolio
12GAUGE Portfolio

Phil, Raving Ape & Bryte - Educators and content creators within Web3. Together they are known as Bored TV, a Yuga focused content stream that highlights builders and creatives within the ecosystem. They share backgrounds in media, while Phil specifically has worked in the radio and recording industry.

MOTIVATION

This lack of discoverability is apparent on Twitter especially when Twitter Spaces goes down. A side effect of this is stagnant growth for creators making it difficult to monetize their content in a meaningful way.

This programming guide combined with ApeCoin’s Twitter reach of nearly 400k will introduce you to new creators and allow them to continue to serve their communities.

KEY TERMS

Vetted content - All creators will be eligible to submit their channel providing they have a 3 month history of creating content and are in good standing with the community with no red flags.

Shuttle Friends - Includes BAYC, MAYC, Meebits, Punks, WOW, Nouns, Toadz, 10ktf, Otherside, and Cool Cats.

ROADMAP

Future plans & AIPs:

  • Creator compensation
  • 24/7 Stream with rotating hosts
  • Original content
RATIONALE

It is our belief that ApeCoin has the potential to be the most culturally relevant token in the world and content creators are a vital part of this journey. Visibility is the biggest problem content creators face at any stage of their development, this hub will assist with that. Additionally our team will lend creative support in an attempt to elevate production value to those in need. This will be THE place to go for people looking to connect with their community and keep up to date.

SPECIFICATIONS

This hub will feature a flexible schedule that allows creators to edit their show time and have it be reflected in real time.

Scheduling page with info, links, creator bios, broadcast channels, etc. Visitors will have the opportunity to subscribe to content that interests them most for a personalized content feed.

Types of media covered:

News - Links to all relevant news letters and outlets

Tutorials - Education is an important element of a sustainable web3

Music - Catalog of musicians who are using their IP

Podcasts - The F’ing Metaverse and more

Video Streams - Combination of YouTube and Twitch

Twitter Spaces - Links to all scheduled and impromptu spaces

Featured section - Rotating selection of featured creators

STEPS TO IMPLEMENT

With a core focus on usability, our goal is to encourage growth, education and connection between creators and their communities by giving everyone a central platform to connect to through their content. The UX approach will be closely modeled after the Yuga News website, for an optimized experience on both desktop and mobile with a focus on ease of use. By creating a simple, direct and trustworthy hub, we will help facilitate the connection between content creators and community at scale.

TIMELINE

The estimated concurrent timeline for the above steps is as following:

  1. Onboard Creators [Ongoing]
  2. Web UX / UI [2 Weeks]
  3. Web Design [4 Weeks]
  4. Web Development [6 Weeks]
  5. Launch [12 Weeks]

OVERALL COST

This section highlights the rough cost structure for the ApeCoin Media Group which includes all areas of production including everything from design, development and 1 year of maintenance, outreach, and onboarding.

Action requested from Ape Foundation - We are asking for @ApeCoin to tweet about this platform upon completion followed by tweets twice a month to feature creators and introduce new users to this platform.

Payment in 100% ApeCoin is preferred.

Total Estimate: $85,000 USD PAID IN APE
Budget Breakdown

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Hi @12GAUGE,

Your topic will be automatically closing in less than 24 hours. Are you content with the feedback received, or do you wish to extend community discussion for a further 7 days?

If we do not hear from you within 48 hours after your topic closes, your topic will be moved straight to the AIP Draft process.

We look forward to hearing from you.

-Escape

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This topic was automatically closed after 7 days. New replies are no longer allowed.

Thank you @12GAUGE for your ideas. A moderator will get in touch with the author to draft the AIP in the appropriate template. Once the AIP is drafted and meets all the DAO-approved guidelines, the proposal will be posted on Snapshot for live official voting at: Snapshot

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments. @12GAUGE please see your messages for the next steps.

-Escape

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Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

Our team has reviewed and discussed @12GAUGE’s AIP Draft and have sent a list of initial questions. We await answers.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-Escape

Hi ApeCoin DAO Community,

@12GAUGE has responded to our questions and they are in our review once again.

Follow this Topic as further updates will be posted here in the comments.

Kind Regards,

-Escape

Hello everyone,

Just a quick update that we have sent out a list of follow-up questions to @12GAUGE and will be awaiting their response.

Follow this Topic for further updates when available.

Best,
-mallard

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Hello again,

A very quick update this time, we have received answers to the questions and I have passed them along to the team for their further deliberation. Will keep this Topic updated as this progresses.

Best,
-mallard

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Hello everyone,

Just another quick update that we have sent out another follow-up list of questions to @12GAUGE and will be awaiting their response.

Follow this Topic for further updates when available.

Best,
-mallard

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Hello everyone,

An update here to confirm that we have received the answers from @12GAUGE and will have the team review them.

Stay tuned for further updates.

Best,
-mallard

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Hello everyone,

A follow-up update here to inform that the draft above has been altered by @12GAUGE including a change in the requested funds and budget allotment. Do be mindful to read through the changes to be fully informed regarding this proposal.

Best,
-mallard

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Heyo @mallard,

Now that the proposal has changed, wouldn’t it be worthwhile to re-open the topic for comments?

Asking for a friend (yes, I spell this out).

Cheers
SSP✊🏽