Brands use Blast Buzz to get matched with people to co-create and amplify buzz about their products and services on Facebook and Twitter. It takes 1-2 minutes to set up a campaign for buzz-creation. After reviewing people's posts or tweet offers for their campaign, brands choose to approve or reject the offers. Once posts have been approved, brands reward people with Buzz Coins based on the number of engagements they have achieved with the post.
People, also known as influencers, use the app to find campaigns for products and services that interest them and write one-off Facebook post/tweet proposals for those campaigns. Once the posts go live, they automatically get rewarded in Buzz Coins based on the engagements that their posts receive. The Buzz Coins can be redeemed in cash or in prizes in exchange for points accumulated. Anyone with a Facebook or Twitter account can become an influencer.
No – everything happens from one app. You simply choose between two different logins.
Blast Buzz is completely free for individual users and for brands it costs as little or much as they are willing to spend on running a blast campaign. The app itself is free to download.
No. Anyone can download and use the app.
Your nearest supermarket. Actually, Blast Buzz on iOS is available in the U.S. App Store and on Android in the U.S. Google Play Store. International expansion will gradually follow
At launch, Facebook and Twitter. We will be adding additional social media platforms soon.
Blast Buzz is convenient to use from both smartphones and tablet devices. However, when testing we did notice that for companies it may be more convenient to use it from a tablet device – hint, hint
Not long at all – you will be able to get going as soon as you have either linked your social media account with Blast Buzz (individual users) or signed up using your e-mail address (brands).
As an individual user, we request that you must be at least 18 years of age to use the app. Otherwise it’s not possible for you to get paid for blasting.
As a company, we require you to be registered.
When setting up a campaign for buzz-creation, brands determine their budget and amount of Buzz Coins that people can earn per engagements. Engagements count as likes, shares, comments and link-clicks from Twitter or Facebook. Buzz coins can later on be redeemed for cash or in different prizes.
Blast Buzz is a product of Blast Innovations, Inc. – a disruptive software development company founded in Northern California in January 2014. Consisting of four very versatile founders, we believe that it’s about time to shake up things in the advertising world by combining technology with word-of-mouth marketing. Our point of view is simply the fact that the most efficient way to advertise your product or services is through your customers – that’s what encouraged us to create Blast Buzz.
Our aim is to be there for you as much as we can when using our services. Therefore, please do not hesitate to reach out to us whenever you feel that you could use our support – there’s no such thing as a silly question! Whenever in doubt, just get in touch with us via our ‘Contact’ section and we will try to be as quick and as efficient as we possibly can to respond.
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Kerstin built her first website when she was 8 years old and experimented with game-development at age 12. In high school, she landed a summer job abroad in Greece initially in sales and thereafter as the advertising manager for one of Europe’s main summer music festival destinations - Starbeach. During her time at university, she lead both the entrepreneurship and marketing societies, worked as a market researcher and consultant for Turtle Wax and served as the Regional Chair for NACUE in the UK. Simultaneously, she started her first business specializing in online clothing retail; worked as as a SEO analyst and took up a role as an academic writing mentor. In 2013, she gave a TEDx talk in the UK, was awarded with the Degree of Change Agent from Draper University and accepted an award from Lancaster University for her extra curricular achievements.
Mark worked as an Engineer at Cisco for 10 years. He studied Computer Engineering at California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo and happens to be a pretty clever guy who can develop almost anything.
John worked 5 years at Adobe on the Flash Player and Flash Authoring team. He studied Computer Engineering at California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo. Don't mess with John, because he knows Kung Fu!
Michael has worked in the Computer Networking field for 15 years as an Architect and a Manager. Michael holds a Masters degree in Computer Engineering from California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo. Michael is currently training for the 2016 Olympics but thinks that he might be too old to compete.
Timothy C. Draper is the founding partner of Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Previous successes include:
Skype, Overture.com, Baidu, Parametric Technology, Hotmail, PLX Technologies, Preview Travel and Digidesign