Posts by contrastblack

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  • Helped improve Envato sites by detecting a security issue
  • Member of the Envato Team
  • Helped several times protecting Envato Market against copyright violations
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contrastblack
Envato team
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Congrats guys, well deserved!!! :)


Congrats guys! I wonder what’s the little green card under the cup? :bashfulcute:

That’s the instructions for the keep cup :D

2778 posts
  • Helped improve Envato sites by detecting a security issue
  • Member of the Envato Team
  • Helped several times protecting Envato Market against copyright violations
  • Taught a course or tutorial on Tuts+
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contrastblack
Envato team
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Following you guys on Twitter now :) @Patchesoft :D

Hey Patchesoft! Good to hear :)


Following you guys on facebook and twitter @celestialaeon

Enjoying the content mix so far? :)


You guys could make something likes “item of the day” on facebook. Each day one item would be nice for subscribers and authors ;)

That’s a great idea! Question of the day for you: how would you balance 8 different types of items in a 7 day week? :D Also, I’m a bit concerned about reaching saturation point for promotional content in the process… which would negatively impact relevance :)


Liked your Facebook page a long time ago, I mostly like the interviews / success stories from Envato authors. Really inspiring and push myself.

I wish you could narrow the focus of social channels. Right now I see there are a lot of stuffs involved in just 1 channel.

Btw, are you planning to open the social account on Dribbble.com? I believe this channel is a quite logical for Envato items.

Cheers,
Tony.

Hey Tony,

Thanks for the feedback! The major challenge with these channels is exactly the one you’ve identified: balance. The same content that may seem relevant to some, is completely uninteresting to others, and as such, needs to be well balanced out with relevant content for them :) This is also the reason for which you see a lot of different content. It’s tricky, but one can’t sway into a too focused area without risking to affect the rest of the audience.

Regarding your question – no immediate plans, no. Also worth noting, Due to the nature of Dribbble, it doesn’t make much sense to treat it as a social network, when in fact, it’s meant for people to submit their own work in progress, through their own accounts. Hope this makes sense :)

2778 posts
  • Helped improve Envato sites by detecting a security issue
  • Member of the Envato Team
  • Helped several times protecting Envato Market against copyright violations
  • Taught a course or tutorial on Tuts+
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contrastblack
Envato team
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@azzaroco : Bucharest meetings sounds good to me. I know 3 more authors who are from Bucharest.. Best regards, Stefan
(or a Starbucks coffee :P )

I like what you did right there :D

Would love to chat more about this in a parallel thread so we don’t hijack this one :)

2778 posts
  • Helped improve Envato sites by detecting a security issue
  • Member of the Envato Team
  • Helped several times protecting Envato Market against copyright violations
  • Taught a course or tutorial on Tuts+
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contrastblack
Envato team
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Hey :)

What about other social networks such as Instagram or Pinterest? For example I’ve followed @insideenvato on Instagram but I’m not sure if it’s your official account or not? :)

Cheers,
Iman

Hey Iman, I’m pretty sure it’s official :)

I just need to mention this – there are different focuses for each of the channels, the ones I’ve linked to in the first post are strictly Envato Market related, whereas the others are more general. Been considering for a while whether Pinterest/Instagram would be a good idea for the Market side, but seeing as they’re very visual-centric, it might not be the case. Will have a think about it! :) Thank you.


I follow Envato on Twitter since a long time. The communication is good. Always fresh and interesting news. It made me discover the CodeCanyon HTML5 Ad contest which I joined :)

On Facebook I’m following Envato since some months. I was surprised to see that they reacted to posts of mine on my own Facebook page, just because I mentioned them.

Thumbs up from me :)

Hey ilove2design!

Thank you for your feedback :) Glad you’ve found those posts useful btw. Oh, and mentioning us is a sure way to get our attention ;) In the future, depending on the quality of the posts and several other criteria, there might even be some direct sharing to increase exposure. Positive feedback such as the one you just provided only helps us better understand what we’re doing right, and should perhaps do more of…

Thanks again!


Following/Liking/+1’ing since like always, also subscribed to Envato’s Youtube channel :bigsmile:

Hey Marius,

Glad to hear! Josh has been doing an incredible job on the video-content side of things indeed :) I can only take credit for sharing some of that awesome content across to our channels :D


I’m already following all social channels from Envato. :) It would be great to see some more design related articles on Facebook.

Hey styleWish,

Thank you for this! Our aim was to get a better focus on design from the inside out so to speak. The majority if not all design related content we’ve shared thus far stems from within the community, or is in one way or another connected to its members. This will only further improve and amplify in the following months :)


liking the social networks! subscribed to every one, thanks contrastblack, doing a great job too! This is probably the best way to stay on top of things here :)

Hey Typps,

Thanks a lot! Glad you’re enjoying the experience. We’re constantly trying to improve the balance of the content types we’re sharing, which sometimes proves rather tricky, considering the huge amount of content that’s both worth sharing and sometimes urgent, so your feedback is more than appreciated :)

Don’t hesitate to shoot over a message on Facebook or @mention :D

2778 posts
  • Helped improve Envato sites by detecting a security issue
  • Member of the Envato Team
  • Helped several times protecting Envato Market against copyright violations
  • Taught a course or tutorial on Tuts+
+23 more
contrastblack
Envato team
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Hey Calin, thanks for the update! I’ve been following Envato on Google+ (my favorite platform) and overall it looks good, but there are quite a few things that could be improved. Since I’m very active on Google+ (via my personal profile), I’d be happy to provide feedback and some practical tips to help make the page a lot better, so feel free to get in touch if you’d like! :)

Don’t mind if I do! :) Thank you. We haven’t focused strongly on G+, but it’s something that I’d personally like to improve upon.

2778 posts
  • Helped improve Envato sites by detecting a security issue
  • Member of the Envato Team
  • Helped several times protecting Envato Market against copyright violations
  • Taught a course or tutorial on Tuts+
+23 more
contrastblack
Envato team
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Thanks for the reply, contrastBlack :)

No problem!

2778 posts
  • Helped improve Envato sites by detecting a security issue
  • Member of the Envato Team
  • Helped several times protecting Envato Market against copyright violations
  • Taught a course or tutorial on Tuts+
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contrastblack
Envato team
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When I am all motivated, leave home early, get to where I need to be… and the elevator is broken (again) :(

2778 posts
  • Helped improve Envato sites by detecting a security issue
  • Member of the Envato Team
  • Helped several times protecting Envato Market against copyright violations
  • Taught a course or tutorial on Tuts+
+23 more
contrastblack
Envato team
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Hi, I follow your facebook page and i like it. Specially I like the video posts embed from youtube (modern style, nice stories).. So more video from Envato is needed)

Hey CRIK0VA! Thanks for your feedback, we love the Envato Stories as much, so they’re always shared across :) Will look into having some additional Market related video content in the future!


Hi friends, please forgive me if this soudns weird.

Now it seems Envato has 3000+ Followers on Twitter, 111000+ likes on Facebook.
And how many subscribers on Envato’s emailing list?

Hey Bedros, I don’t have that data unfortunately, as it goes outside of the scope of this thread. These are the new channels that had been launched, as I mentioned, not too long ago, and haven’t been promoted in any way. Thanks! :)


Is this a follow you, follow me invite? [removed] ...go!

Hey Stockwaves! Sorry, this isn’t one of those threads (as there are others for that) :) Do feel free however to @mention us on any of them with interesting content ;)

2778 posts
  • Helped improve Envato sites by detecting a security issue
  • Member of the Envato Team
  • Helped several times protecting Envato Market against copyright violations
  • Taught a course or tutorial on Tuts+
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contrastblack
Envato team
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Hey everyone! Some 6 months ago you might recall we’ve had a major effort to better emphasize the Envato brand through the inclusion of all marketplace pages under the “Envato Market” umbrella. As part of this effort, we’ve launched new social media channels some of you might already be familiar with.

Brief History

As some of you may also recall, I could frequently be found in and around the forums before this launch, but have since been busy managing everything related to these channels. I would appreciate you checking them out, and of course following/liking/+1’ing :)

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, I’ve linked to the channels below! They’re a good source for inspiration, promotion reminders, community related content, featured items and more. We’ve specifically made no noise about this over the last couple of months, so that we can better balance the content output. Our fully organic growth suggests we’re doing something right, so it was time to lift the veil!

Follow our social channels here:

Twitter | Facebook | Google+

Oh, you’ve already done that?

Let me know! I’d love to make some connections between Forum members and our Social Channels.

Of course, there is always room for further refinement and improvement, so I’d love to hear more about what you’d like to see shared across these channels, things you’re particularly interested in, things you’ve liked that were previously shared and so on and so forth :)

Thanks!
2778 posts
  • Helped improve Envato sites by detecting a security issue
  • Member of the Envato Team
  • Helped several times protecting Envato Market against copyright violations
  • Taught a course or tutorial on Tuts+
+23 more
contrastblack
Envato team
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Suntem 23 deja. 23 care au dat join :D. Am facut un request pentru Envato Meetup Kit. Revin cu detalii

Mi-as fi dorit mult sa ma alatur si eu la primul meetup la noi… dar ajung pe acasa abia prin Iulie :( Distractie placuta si va rog frumos, multe, multe poze :D

EN Sad I won’t be able to make it, but happy it’s taking place! Do take heaps of pictures please :D

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