One Side Project to Rule Them All

What do you do when you run out of ideas for new side projects? You create a side project that aggregates and rewards other side projects. What started as a dumb idea thrown out during a phone conversation with one person grew to a 14 person team, a crap ton of social media likes and an outpouring of support from the advertising community.

 

Recognition

AdWeek

61

Amazing Judges

$4.7k

Total Raised

538

Total Entries

1

Month from Concept to Launch

14

Creative Week Programs

3.5x

Increase from Announced Prizes

$0

Paid Media

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Website

Working with Camilla Ciappina, we built out a framework for our website then used Squarespace to develop it. Once the general structure was in place we had Grettel Aguirre create single line illustrations to bring it all together. You can view the full website here.

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Stats

Sept. 1 - Oct. 17, 2020

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23.5k+
Pageviews

2:36
Avg. Site Visit

6k+
Unique Visitors

9k+
Sessions

$0
Paid Media

 

 

Stats

Sept. 1 - Oct. 17, 2020

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23.5k+
Pageviews

2:36
Avg. Site Visit

6k+
Unique Visitors

9k+
Sessions

$0
Paid Media

 

 

Stats

Sept. 1 - Oct. 17, 2020

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23.5k+
Pageviews

2:36
Avg. Site Visit

6k+
Unique Visitors

9k+
Sessions

$0
Paid Media

 

 

 

Stats

Sept 1. - Oct 17, 2020


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23.5k+
Pageviews


2:36
Avg. Site Visit

6k+
Visitors

9k+
Sessions

$0
Paid Media


 

Stats

Sept 1. - Oct 17, 2020


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23.5k+
Pageviews


2:36
Avg. Site Visit

6k+
Visitors

9k+
Sessions

$0
Paid Media


Judging
Platform

In order to keep our judging process organized, I built a custom judging platform using Wordpress. Each judge was only given access to the pre-determined categories they were responsible for.

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Social

We made our Instagram account the hub our social media. We brought over the design language established on our website and used the grid to play with content in a way that showcased our judges, contests and programming in a natural, seamless way. Below are some of the posts.

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Media Partnership

As we were launching, we were presented with an opportunity. Advertising News website AgencySpy wanted to partner up. They created a new section on their site dedicated to Side Hustles and used entries into our contest to source their content.

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Credits

Co-Founder/CCO - Art: Josh D. Weiss (Me)
Co-Founder/CCO - Copy: Sunita Deshpande
Board of Directors/Website: Camilla Ciappina
Board of Directors/Student Contest: Bre Fernandez
Board of Directors/Student Contest: Laura Canzano
Board of Directors: Maddy Kramer
Contributor/Art Director: Grettel Aguirre
Contributor/Art Director: Jelly Marasigan

Contributor/Copywriter: Dillon Hansen
Contributor/Artist: Andrew Thompson

Contrbutor/Product Design: Yanci Wu
Contributor/Project Manager: Isaac Lee
Contributor/Social Strategist: Nico Rud
Contribtuor/Community Manager: J.L. Perez

Credits

Co-Founder/CCO - Art: Me
Co-Founder/CCO - Copy: Sunita Deshpande
Board of Directors/Website: Camilla Ciappina
Board of Directors/Student Comp: Bre Fernandez
Board of Directors/Student Comp: Laura Canzano
Board of Directors: Maddy Kramer
Contributor/Art Director: Grettel Aguirre
Contributor/Art Director: Jelly Marasigan

Contributor/Copywriter: Dillon Hansen
Contributor/Artist: Andrew Thompson

Contrbutor/Product Design: Yanci Wu
Contributor/Project Manager: Isaac Lee
Contributor/Social Strategist: Nico Rud
Contribtuor/Community Manager: J.L. Perez