[Approved] Marketing DAO Council Member Remuneration September 22

The month of September has been one of the busiest months to date for the Marketing DAO:

  • Four out of the five Council members attended NEARCON, where they had the opportunity to meet with many grantees, many more potential grantees, and with core NF members.
  • While we expected some delays in processing due to travel times and the week packed with activities during NEARCON, we put in extra effort to ensure we cleared out as many of the pending application as possible before NEARCON;
  • We also held extra meetings per week and dedicated a lot more time than usual to be able to clear the backlog of applications. We are proud to have successfully processed over 95% of the applications that were pending by the time NF requested we pause funding (more information on this soon).

The usual procedure for assessing applications has remained constant:

  • Index all applications on a spreadsheet where we track the date (and how long has it been outstanding, prioritising the oldest proposals), each Council member’s vote, whether there are any pending questions;
  • Reviewing each proposal. This requires going down a rabbit hole of social media links, past work, etc.
  • When applicable, review past proposals reports.
  • Ask questions, provide feedback, communicate reasoning for proposals clearly
  • Vote on AstroDAO
  • Assist new applicants on the procedure to request funds from the Foundation
  • Liaise with other funding bodies NF, Human Guild, Creatives DAO, etc. when required.

There is one key changes to this Remuneration proposal;

Marketing DAO is moving from NEAR based compensation (400 NEAR) to USD based compensation $4,000ea. There are several reasons for this change:

  • Shifting to USD based compensation would put us in line with most other grants.
  • The original compensation amount at the time was agreed to be around ~$4,000. This dates back to the days when we still had NF employees as part of our Council and was the reference amount used to set the 400 NEAR valuation
  • Protracted Bear market has resulted in many months of significantly less compensation
  • The responsibility and expectations on Council members continue to increase. Demoralised and burned out Council members do not perform well.
  • The shift is still within or below the acceptable costs of administering a DAO (below 30%)

We will be making an official announcement soon regarding the current review and upcoming changes to Marketing DAO for the month of October. I’d like to thank everyone for your patience so far, we are hard at work to double down on what works and get rid of the fluff.

Let me know if you have any questions,

AVB

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Thank you for putting this together @satojandro Still supporting as much as possible here and appreciate all that has gone into keeping things moving- especially over the last few months. Big things on the horizon as well.

Supported :+1:

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@David_NEAR Is it self votes for @marketingdao-council ??

THHANKS
HINA

Thanks for your question Hina.

Marketing DAO Council members abstain from voting on their own proposals due to a conflict of interest. For instance, I do not vote on my proposals for my Youtube Channel.

The one exception is the Remuneration proposal as it includes all five Council Members it would obviously not be possible to pass if everyone abstains.

As I mention on the post, this proposal is a continuation of the remuneration arrangement that has been in place since the beginning of the year when NF members were still part of the DAO.

I’ll close by saying that we are also working very closely with NF to review and improve all processes.

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As a long standing member of the Marketing DAO council I think that it is important to focus on our key role - helping the community achieve it’s marketing goals.

We are now working closely with @jackc and @shreyas from the Foundation to ensure that we achieve best value for the funds disbursed, and to put new structures in place. I believe that this is a positive development and will benefit the community as a whole.

I am looking forward to continuing to contribute to the DAO and it’s activities.The changes in our council remuneration are also in preparation for the future, as we take on more responsibility and workload.

Happy to support

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Thanks @satojandro for posting this and including the updates for the community. I’m optimistic about what lies ahead and thankful for the Foundation’s support and input into the MarketingDAO’s operations and structure going forward so we can continue to achieve this entity’s key role – as @cryptocredit said, to help the community reach its marketing goals while also ensuring the best value for the funds disbursed.

Fully in support.

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Always Supportive and Great Marketing lead

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Hello! Thanks for a great job @cryptocredit @so608 @satojandro @Klint

Let me add some statistics.

We received 66 proposals in September :muscle:

Category Briefly Proposal Date
Creativities Near hub [Approved] NEAR Hub Marketing Support - September 2022 9/1/2022
Creativities Near hub 2 [Approved] NEAR Hub Social Media Coordinator - September-October-November-December 2022 - #2 by Dacha 9/1/2022
Creativities De3Verse [Approved] SEPTEMBER 2022 Social Media Management/Marketing & Community Building budget for De3Verse 9/1/2022
Community Near Native [APPROVED] NEAR Native Community Guild (Managing + Activities + Media Partnerships + Influencers) August 2022 9/1/2022
Music Thesociety q4 [APPROVED] TNEsociety for Q4 9/1/2022
Creativities ViaNFT [Approved] September Budget - ViaNFT 9/2/2022
Twitter $NEAR Chill&Shill [APPROVED] NEAR Chill&Shill Twitter Spaces Monthly Funding Request 9/2/2022
Community Near UA gulid [Approved] NearUAGuild Activities - September 2022 9/4/2022
Twitter Media News [APPROVED] August 2022 NEAR Media & News Guild Social Media Moderation Budget 9/4/2022
Events Near Night Trove NEKO [Approved] NEAR at NIGHT Twitter Spaces - Monthly Funding Request 9/4/2022
Games Waka [Approved] September 2022 Marketing for Waka 9/5/2022
Creativities Gambiarra [CLOSED] Gambiarra DAO - Marketing - September 2022 9/5/2022
Community Crossword [Approved] Crossword puzzle project to promote Near's ecosystem in a fun and educational way 9/5/2022
Creativities NearBook [APPROVED] Introduction + Creating NearbooksDAO 9/6/2022
Creativities Raindrop (from Creativities, moved back) [PROPOSAL] RAINDROPSDAO | Funding Proposal | September 2022 9/6/2022
Creativities Metaverse Near Fashion [Approved] September 2022. Metaverse NEAR Fashion show 9/6/2022
Music Indian Indie Music Guild [Closed] - IIMG Social Media and Educational Wing 9/6/2022
Creativities Capital guiid [Approved] Capital guild September 2022 social media and Tech team moderation Funding 9/6/2022
Creativities Octope [Approved] octópode dao social medias and creation site september/2022 9/6/2022
NFT Mascotz is a gamified Fanclub [Approved] September 22 Social Media and Marketing Budget for the Mascotz project 9/7/2022
Creativities INA DAO [Approved] Marketing INA DAO September 9/7/2022
Creativities Seven Vision [Closed] Seven Vision DAO | Marketing September 2022 9/8/2022
Games Zomland [Approved] Sep 2022 Social Media promotion budget for ZomLand P2E game 9/8/2022
Creativities Rebelwise [Closed] REBELWISE DAO | Marketing | September 2022 9/9/2022
Creativities Batik [CLOSED] NEAR Batik by Svara DAO 9/9/2022
Community Global Engagement for Ecosystem Projects [APPROVED] Global Engagement for Ecosystem Projects 9/10/2022
NFT Nifty Row [APPROVED] for Nifty Row Launch Social Media and Marketing Campaign 9/10/2022
Events Cankaya University Blockchain Society [Closed] cankaya meeting with near - october 20-21 9/10/2022
NFT Auction [Approved] The Auction Marketing DAO September 2022 9/10/2022
Community Marketing proposal [Closed] Marketing proposal 9/10/2022
Twitter Near Insider [APPROVED] September 2022 Social Media - Near Insider Guild 9/11/2022
Website Spirityut Website Creation [Closed] Spirityut Website Creation 9/11/2022
Community C1 guild [Proposal] September 2022 Social Media marketing Budget__C1 Guild 9/12/2022
Events Near Soccer [CLOSED] near grassroot 8 aside soccer tournament (for the month of october) 9/12/2022
Youtube Defi Teller (from Ecosystem) [Approved] Creating a video for Near Protocol with DeFi Teller 9/14/2022
Creativities Feminu [Approved] FEMINU DAO Marketing Monthly Financing / September 22 9/14/2022
Community Near PH [Approved] NEAR Philippines October 2022 Initiative 9/15/2022
Community Argentina gulid [Approved] Sep-Oct-Nov-Dec 2022 Argentina Guild Marketing Budget - #3 by Dacha 9/15/2022
Games Poker Space [Approved] Poker Space Marketing Funding 9/17/2022
Events Near blockchain Analystic [Closed] Near Blockchain and web3 on chain Analystic 9/18/2022
Events Near Gospel [Closed] Near Gospel Creative Workshop 9/19/2022
Events FUNAAB [Closed] FUNAAB Web3 Agricultural Department Youth Seminar 9/19/2022
Events Game Nights [Closed] Game Night - By Chop Life Inc 9/19/2022
Twitter Near Explorer [Approved] NearExplorer - September/2022 9/20/2022
NFT Uniqueone.Network [PROPOSAL] UNIQUEONE.NETWORK - UoNo NFT Marketplace (Appchain) 9/20/2022
Creativities Culinary DAO [Closed] Culinary DAO's Marketing Activities Funding Request 9/21/2022
Community Motherless Babies’ Homes [Closed] Community Onboarding through Visit to Motherless Babies' Homes 9/22/2022
Youtube Youtube Channel [Proposal] Youtube Marketing (CIS) September - October 9/22/2022
Games Araxland [PROPOSAL] October 2022 development of social media through big Gleam bounty campaign 9/23/2022
Twitter Nearity [Approved] September 2022 Social media & Content Website Hub - Nearity 9/23/2022
Community Global CC https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-budget-for-the-incursion-professionals-entrepreneurs-and-businessmen-in-the-adoption-of-the-benefits-of-near-blockchain-technology-and-its-application-in-their-business-models/29441 9/24/2022
Events Talent hunt (moved from Creativities) https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-community-onboarding-through-a-talent-hunt-program/29449 9/24/2022
Community Near meme https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-near-meme/29459 9/24/2022
Events Book launch conf https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-marketing-and-onboarding-through-ibadan-writers-conference-and-books-launch/29487 9/25/2022
Events Open web house (moved from ecosystem) https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-open-web-house-hackathon-in-the-mexican-pacific-ocean/29391 9/25/2022
Creativities Agric department (from Creatives) https://gov.near.org/t/proposla-agric-department-onboard-farming-project/29039/2 9/25/2022
Events Game night https://gov.near.org/t/revised-proposal-game-night-by-chop-life-inc/29615 9/26/2022
Community Crossword https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-crossword-on-near/29635 9/26/2022
NFT Arcnes https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-series-of-educating-youtube-videos-for-arcnes-community-and-crypto-enthusiasts/29622 9/26/2022
Games Guild X https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-october-2022-guildx-ultimate-mystery-box-competition/29654 9/27/2022
Youtube AlphaLeaks w AVB https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-alpha-leaks-w-avb-youtube-series-q4/29673 9/27/2022
Events DeNites https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-denites-week-31-oct-4-nov-2022-decentralized-event-for-web3-projects-in-lisbon/29769 9/28/2022
Creativities Fashion designers https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-fashion-designers-hang-out-with-near-in-aba-october-2022/29899 9/30/2022
Creativities Burlesque Dao Social MEdia management https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-social-media-management-october-2022/29886 9/30/2022
Community GRASSROOT SPORTS COMMUNITY https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-october-2022-near-grassroot-sports-community/29866 9/30/2022
Events Near vox pup https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-near-vox-pop/29903 9/30/2022

Top categories -

  • Creativities - 19 proposals;
  • Community - 13 proposals;
  • Events - 13 proposals;
  • Games- 5 proposals;
  • NFT - 5 proposals;
  • Twitter - 5 proposals;
  • Youtube - 3 proposals;
  • Music - 2 proposals;
  • Website - 1 proposal.

We approved 32 applications, 48.48%

Category Briefly Proposal Date
Creativities Near hub [Approved] NEAR Hub Marketing Support - September 2022 9/1/2022
Creativities Near hub 2 [Approved] NEAR Hub Social Media Coordinator - September-October-November-December 2022 - #2 by Dacha 9/1/2022
Creativities De3Verse [Approved] SEPTEMBER 2022 Social Media Management/Marketing & Community Building budget for De3Verse 9/1/2022
Community Near Native [APPROVED] NEAR Native Community Guild (Managing + Activities + Media Partnerships + Influencers) August 2022 9/1/2022
Music Thesociety q4 [APPROVED] TNEsociety for Q4 9/1/2022
Creativities ViaNFT [Approved] September Budget - ViaNFT 9/2/2022
Twitter $NEAR Chill&Shill [APPROVED] NEAR Chill&Shill Twitter Spaces Monthly Funding Request 9/2/2022
Community Near UA gulid [Approved] NearUAGuild Activities - September 2022 9/4/2022
Twitter Media News [APPROVED] August 2022 NEAR Media & News Guild Social Media Moderation Budget 9/4/2022
Events Near Night Trove NEKO [Approved] NEAR at NIGHT Twitter Spaces - Monthly Funding Request 9/4/2022
Games Waka [Approved] September 2022 Marketing for Waka 9/5/2022
Community Crossword [Approved] Crossword puzzle project to promote Near's ecosystem in a fun and educational way 9/5/2022
Creativities NearBook [APPROVED] Introduction + Creating NearbooksDAO 9/6/2022
Creativities Metaverse Near Fashion [Approved] September 2022. Metaverse NEAR Fashion show 9/6/2022
Creativities Capital guiid [Approved] Capital guild September 2022 social media and Tech team moderation Funding 9/6/2022
Creativities Octope [Approved] octópode dao social medias and creation site september/2022 9/6/2022
NFT Mascotz is a gamified Fanclub [Approved] September 22 Social Media and Marketing Budget for the Mascotz project 9/7/2022
Creativities INA DAO [Approved] Marketing INA DAO September 9/7/2022
Games Zomland [Approved] Sep 2022 Social Media promotion budget for ZomLand P2E game 9/8/2022
Community Global Engagement for Ecosystem Projects [APPROVED] Global Engagement for Ecosystem Projects 9/10/2022
NFT Nifty Row [APPROVED] for Nifty Row Launch Social Media and Marketing Campaign 9/10/2022
NFT Auction [Approved] The Auction Marketing DAO September 2022 9/10/2022
Twitter Near Insider [APPROVED] September 2022 Social Media - Near Insider Guild 9/11/2022
Youtube Defi Teller (from Ecosystem) [Approved] Creating a video for Near Protocol with DeFi Teller 9/14/2022
Creativities Feminu [Approved] FEMINU DAO Marketing Monthly Financing / September 22 9/14/2022
Community Near PH [Approved] NEAR Philippines October 2022 Initiative 9/15/2022
Community Argentina gulid [Approved] Sep-Oct-Nov-Dec 2022 Argentina Guild Marketing Budget - #3 by Dacha 9/15/2022
Games Poker Space [Approved] Poker Space Marketing Funding 9/17/2022
Twitter Near Explorer [Approved] NearExplorer - September/2022 9/20/2022
Twitter Nearity [Approved] September 2022 Social media & Content Website Hub - Nearity 9/23/2022
Events Open web house (moved from ecosystem) https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-open-web-house-hackathon-in-the-mexican-pacific-ocean/29391 9/25/2022
Youtube AlphaLeaks w AVB https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-alpha-leaks-w-avb-youtube-series-q4/29673 9/27/2022

Total approved amount in September on Astro DAO - $91 547

Category Briefly Proposal Amount
Music Adam DAO https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-august-2022-online-advertising-and-promotion-budget-for-adam-4-artists-launch/26272 $5,000.00
Twitter Near Insider https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-august-2022-social-media-near-insider-guild/26455 $7,200.00
Community Meme https://gov.near.org/t/memes-on-social-networks/26462 $700.00
Creativities OCTÓPODE DAO https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-octopode-dao-marketing-august-2022/26528 $600.00
Community Near Indionesia https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-near-indonesia-aug-sep-2022/26723 $5,550.00
Community Near Brazil https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-september-2022-near-brasil-webducation-3-0/27297 $1,200.00
Events NCD course https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-ncd-course-in-turkey/27398 $2,500.00
Twitter Nearity https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-august-2022-social-media-content-website-hub-nearity/27418 $6,900.00
Twitter Layer one https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-ready-layer-one-podcast-series-of-episodes/27521 $10,000.00
Community Near Germany https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-near-german-september-october/27591 $5,350.00
Community Near Nigeria https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-near-nigeria-activities-for-september/27645 $2,500.00
Games Near Minecraft https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-near-ecosystem-in-minecraft/27655 $700.00
Events Near2ATO https://gov.near.org/t/proposal-marketing-sponsor-for-near2ato-treasure-hunt-by-atocha-game-guild/27686 $3,000.00
Creativities Near hub [Approved] NEAR Hub Marketing Support - September 2022 $10,000.00
Creativities Near hub 2 [Approved] NEAR Hub Social Media Coordinator - September-October-November-December 2022 - #2 by Dacha Split
Community Near Native [APPROVED] NEAR Native Community Guild (Managing + Activities + Media Partnerships + Influencers) August 2022 $10,350.00
Music Thesociety q4 [APPROVED] TNEsociety for Q4 $6,200.00
Creativities ViaNFT [Approved] September Budget - ViaNFT $1,400.00
Twitter $NEAR Chill&Shill [APPROVED] NEAR Chill&Shill Twitter Spaces Monthly Funding Request $3,440.00
Community Near UA gulid [Approved] NearUAGuild Activities - September 2022 $1,350.00
Events Near Night Trove NEKO [Approved] NEAR at NIGHT Twitter Spaces - Monthly Funding Request $4,134.00
Games Waka [Approved] September 2022 Marketing for Waka $3,500.00

Information since September 2021:

Month Proposals Approved %Approved Amount
September 21 11 9 81.82% $43,350
October 21 29 23 79.31% $166,870
November 21 30 20 66.67% $45,030
December 21 31 13 41.94% $83,300
January 22 45 31 68.89% $125,280
February 22 42 29 69.05% $122,265
March 22 69 41 59.42% $176,215
April 22 55 28 50.91% $89,000
May 22 50 37 74.00% $171,000
June 22 67 37 55.22% $103,875
July 22 62 35 56.45% $183,936
August 22 74 34 45.95% $118,147
September 22 66 32 48.48% $91,547
Average 49 28 61.39% $116,909
Total $1,519,815

Full information you can find in the Marketing DAO spreadsheet.

Marketing DAO - August 21-September 22.pdf (562.0 KB)

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Well done @Dacha this is comprehensive :+1:

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Hello,

imho this does not solve the conflict of interest issue. Influence over others is hard to avoid on cases like this.
It would be wise for the talks with NF (on every vertical) to include strategies and guidelines to solve the issue. Creatives Dao implemented turnouts and still has complaints from the community, therefore a council with no turnout will face the same situation.

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Is this a monthly total remuneration? Just curious: how many hours do CMs spend on their activities?

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How come just 1 person will be receiving 4K,

Just for moderating. Lol,

Meanwhile people are attacking Creatives DAO’s proposals requesting just 5k funds for a large amount of community project.

If the people are not here, who would they be moderating?

So why is @pathfinder mute on that 🫤 I taught we could trust ur police work. Why are you mute but attacking Creatives DAO instead :slightly_frowning_face:

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Well, if this is a full-time job, like 40 hours/week, 21days/month, than it’s a decent pay.

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Then it’s a decent pay? When community Councils of about 4 or more in creatives DAO have to share 1.5k for community moderating.
Are we not all working in making the ecosystem better?

Also, when are we having new set of Marketing Councils?

Will it remain The same @Klint, etc.?

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I would strongly recommend you take up your thoughts or grievances on Creatives DAO remuneration to the appropriate forum.

Marketing DAO and Creatives DAO are completely independent of each other. We do not have a say on what the Creatives DAO approves or how much the people involved with the administration of the Creatives DAO get paid.

As for the amount of time and the work that we do, I believe that the original post and Dacha’s breakdown does a very good job at providing an insight.

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Oh so now you feel that, but want me to remind you of y’all coming to creatives Dao to have a say on us… :crazy_face:

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This is very well thought decision and need of an hour…

the process of reviewing proposals requires::
1)regular internal/external meet
2)well though decision on proposals
3)regular communication
4)keeping track of everything:
5)Focus and keeping in aligned with the near protocol mission.

The work involves in the process of reviewing 100s of proposal every month requires lot of time and focus. And then there is also internal/external meets that also consumes lot of time.

Everyone won’t see the work behind the scene​:handshake::handshake:

Great statistics @Dacha

Keep the BUIDL engine on @marketingdao-council
:handshake::handshake:

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Hi.
I saw the salary of the moderators of the creative and compared them with the salary of marketing. If we compare how it is claimed and to whom it is claimed, then it would be more correct to reduce the salary in the creative department. Now the salary in marketing has become more, now I think you can watch them. Why do you have such a division in the ecosystem? If you look at my messages better, you will see that I do not give preference to any department. I’m sorry I was away and made you miss me. There was a lot of work. Now my attention will be entirely yours.lol)))
Thx :relaxed:

Because marketing dao council is centralized, a control freak and also feel superior most time to creatives. They hate us,

Will be more to reduce 250Near @ the Rate of $3 of creatives council to $4000 of marketing council?

Now I see why u are anonymous.

:beers::beers: more?

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Good morning, what are you talking about? Thanks