Empire Avenue Strikes Back #EmpireAve

Duleepa Wijayawardhana

Statement from founder and director of Empire Avenue Inc.  Duleepa Wijayawardhana

Congratulations to the Empire Avenue Community!

The Dev Team has asked for me to put a post on behalf of the organization:

We’ve hit 800 in those who have upgraded to become Leaders .

Volunteers and Moderators are here to help make Empire Avenue fun. Admins and Moderators chat regularly with the Dev and Support team at Empire Avenue and continue to share what is practical, what is possible.

We sincerely, Board Directors and all, thank you, the entire community for being positive and helping move Empire Avenue forward through your activity, comments and support for new players. We also acknowledge the invaluable work that our Admins and Moderators and particularly our hard working Team Leaders group have done and will continue to do voluntarily! Thanks to the voluntary organizational work of our Admins and Moderators we have been extremely impressed with the metrics of our site through this Summer and we are looking forward to them continuing through the Winter!

The Summer of Fun and September activities were refreshing, energizing, and engaged both active and casual players. The data on activity, mission engagement and feedback, and revenue ALL show that these are positive for the site. People are here to have fun! What you’re doing is working. Keep it going.

And of course Sir Rudiger Esquirel  joins Dups by saying

The Team Leaders ROCK! Special thanks to the team leaders, volunteers, and community who have driven Summer of Fun (and now Fall) activities!

I, Sir Rudiger, can not claim all the credit for this NUTFABULOUS news from Dups: “The Summer of Fun and September activities were refreshing, energizing, and engaged both active and casual players. The data on activity, mission engagement and feedback, and revenue ALL show that these are positive for the site. People are here to have fun! What you’re doing is working. Keep it going.”

I must give credit to the dedicated team leaders (e)STEVENJH, (e)ERINBOYKIN, (e)INKBOTDESIGN, (e)KNIKKOLETTE and (e)ROBBYBA who have helped with organizing, supporting, and promoting events weekend after weekend.

And, to the super-volunteers who have led so many events, including the amazing (e)NANCE who is always first to volunteer for everything from organizing events to recruiting volunteers and (e)EDUPRENEUR of [X]PendaPalooza fame along with [X]Bar and the army of volunteers who have helped on all the events. And, (e)DESDAUGHTER and all the #EAvGangstas for creating and managing the monthly Full Moon Event. I have had to use all my #SQRLPOWER to think of new silly moon missions each month.

All this activity has been overseen (and managed day to day ) by our volunteer Brand Admins – Lynn O’Connell , David Sanger , Steven L Johnson , Richard Townsend , Kita Champion and  Vince Perriello who collectively would like to thank everyone who plays Empire Avenue.

Sir Rudiger Testimonial Video Challenge

RudigerVideo

Ready to tell the world why YOU play Empire Avenue?

The Sir Rudiger Testimonial Video Challenge is a contest for Empire Avenue players interested in sharing their experiences as an Empire Avenue player to show both new and/or existing players why they should join (or come back) to enjoy the Empire Avenue platform and all it has to offer.

This contest has 6 categories:
1.Number One Benefit of Empire Avenue: What’s the number one benefit of playing Empire Avenue?
2.Share Your Story: Why do you play Empire Avenue? Do you have a favorite EA feature?
3.Empire Avenue Leaders”: Are you an Empire Avenue Leader? What’s the best benefit? How has it helped your game?
4.Content Discovery”: How do you use Empire Avenue to discover new content?
5.Empire Avenue & Your Business or Cause”: How have you used Empire Avenue for your business or cause?
6.Networking & Connections”: How has Empire Avenue helped you to make connections, build your social media presence, or learn new approaches? Have you built any personal or business relationships as a result from joining EA?

Not a video wiz? Thats ok! If you know how to take a video with your phone, tablet or use your computer’s webcam, you can still enter!

You can read more here

 

Empire Avenue Mission Mania has begun #EAv-Missions

One of the most powerful aspects of Empire Avenue is the ability to run missions .

MISSION MANIA 

Ready, set, DOUBLE your daily dividends by doing missions!

UTC: Aug 22 0100 => Sept 2 0100 (EDT: Aug 21 9:00 pm => Sept 1 9:00 pm)

What do you need to do ?

* Do at LEAST 11 missions in every 24 hour period to trigger dividend bonuses

What will you earn ?

* You’ll earn an extra 2% payout on dividends UP TO 100% (or 50 missions)
* You MUST maintain positive feedback — negative feedback will disqualify you for that 24 hour period
* GIVE POSITIVE & NEGATIVE FEEDBACK TO YOUR MISSION COMPLETERS — this is the time to recognize the people who go above and beyond by giving your mission extra attention.

HERE’S HOW FEEDBACK WORKS:
* No feedback = ONE positive
* Positive feedback = TWO positive
* Negative feedback = One negative

So, if you don’t take time to give feedback, you are automatically giving positive feedback. That’s fine as long as you understand how it works.

 

What are missions?

Missions is a feature on Empire Avenue that allows players to discover new people, content, and brands in which you can get rewarded for viewing a piece of content with eaves or vees that you can use throughout the site.

Can I Force People To Take My Mission and require action? 

No, you can’t. You can only encourage people to take your mission and view the content. A mission is completed when a person clicks the button and goes to your content with intent to read. Action such as liking, sharing, or commenting is optional and up to mission completer

The video is taken from the Empire Avenue wiki  here

 

The Empire Avenue Share-A-thon Winners 2014 #EAv-Blogathon

 

THE WINNER

Paul-Sp-2

 

Paul Spoerry
(e)PAULSPOERRY

Paul not only entered two blogs — he shared his and EVERY entry widely, frequently, and with enthusiasm.
As the Grand Prize Winner of the Share-a-thon, he’ll receive 20 million eaves from Empire Avenue and a 10 million eave investment mission from EAvLeaders.

Follow Paul on Twitter

2nd Prize

RobertRiley

Robert Riley
(e)TRUTHTRANCE

Sharing all the blogs everywhere is a big job, but Robert Riley was up to the task! He went a GIANT step further by compiling ALL the blogs into one easy-to-share slideshow.
He’ll receive 15 million eaves from Empire Avenue and a 5 million eave investment mission from EAvLeaders.

Follow Robert on Twitter 

3rd Prize

StewartMarshall

Stewart Marshall
(e)STEWARTMAR

Third place winner, Stewart Marshall, shared his blog and his rivals widely. Plus, he created a Pinterest board to get even more exposure for all the blog entries.
He’ll receive 10 million eaves plus a 5 million eaves investment mission from EAvLeaders

Follow Stewart on Twitter

 

ABOUT

Three weeks ago Empire Avenue invited everyone to promote 48 blog posts authored by members  , a big thank you to  everyone who took part.

Congratulations to our worthy winners !!!

The Empire Avenue Blogathon Winners 2014 #EAv-Blogathon

 

THE WINNER

Hunain

Hunain Naseer

Professional Content Developer, experienced in Copywriting, Content Marketing, Editing, Blogging, Graphic Design and WordPress.

(e)HUNAIN  The Ultimate Social Tool – An Empire Avenue Guide for Beginners

I had read about Empire Avenue but hadn’t tried it until a week ago, and now that I have, I wish I had signed up earlier. We all know how important social media is, but it has become considerably difficult to use effectively without spending a lot of time, and in some cases, money. Regardless, whether you’re a blogger, content developer, writer or marketer, you cannot afford to ignore social activity, connections and engagement, which is where Empire Avenue comes in.

Follow Hunain on Twitter

2nd Place

RICKThomas

Rick Thomas

SEO and Social Media Marketing for Ft Myers Small business by Rick Thomas, Social Media/SEO Consultant. Internet Advertising for Ft Myers Florida Small Businesses. Company Facebook Page Creation and Management

(e)SEOFTMYERS Empire Avenue, Gamification, And Social Media Traction

In early March of 2012 I first heard of Empire Avenue, but didn’t really know what it was, it had been explained to me as a cross between Farmville and Linkedin, a description that fairly misses the mark, but at least leans in the right direction. A few weeks later, while on a business trip to Washington DC, I found time to make a side trip to Frederick Md. to meet with a group of SEO’s and social media strategists that I had both networked with for years, and one or two I’d worked closely with on several projects. That is where I got the real scoop on what Empire Avenue is, and why it is so useful! While the trip to Frederick cost me two consecutive half days, on a trip where optimal use of every minute was vital, it ultimately proved to be one of the best decisions I ever made!

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3rd Place

ChrisM

Chris Munro

I am a transplanted New Englander living in Fuquay-Varina, NC, I blog/tweet about a wide range of topics: sci-fi, philosophy, science, history, politics, secularism, literature, pop culture, and … basically whatever interests me.

(e)CDOGZILLA 4 Reasons #EmpireAvenue is the Best Game You’re Probably Not Playing

Two questions first:

1. Do you use one or more of: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram, Flickr, LinkedIn, or Foursquare?

If you don’t use at least one of those, you may want to skip the rest of this; however, if you use one or more (especially if more), then you may want to read on.

2. Do you play any casual, browser-based/mobile app games?

If you do, then Empire Avenue (EAV) may well be the best game you’re not playing.

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THE REWARDS 

As the Grand Prize Winner of the Blogathon, Hunain will receive 20 million eaves from Empire Avenue and a 10 million eave investment mission from EAvLeaders,
Rick will receive 15 million eaves from Empire Avenue and a 5 million eave investment mission from EAvLeaders and Chris 10 million eaves from Empire Avenue and a 3 million eave investment mission from EAvLeaders

ABOUT

Three weeks ago Empire Avenue invited members to write blog posts about the site and 48 people responded , a big thank you to  everyone who took part.

Congratulations to our worthy winners !!!

 

Judging

Brain Hawkins-2

We are grateful to Brian Hawkins (e)HOTBLOGTIPS who has judged the competition

Brian is an experienced blogger at HotBlogTips.com focusing on content creation, social media marketing, relationships and influence.

 

Category Winners (2 of 2) – Empire Avenue Blogathon #EAV–Blogathon

Three weeks ago Empire Avenue invited members to write blog posts about the site and 48 people responded , a big thank you to  everyone who took part.

We are grateful to Brian Hawkins (e)HOTBLOGTIPS who has judged the competition

We are now releasing the second set of category Winners

HOW TO PLAY EMPIRE AVENUE

Sally Witt (e)SALLYKWITT How To Get An Effective Start

Paul Spoerry (e)PAULSPOERRY  Empire Avenue and Social Media Missions

FUNNIEST

Ron Callari (e)RONCALLARI Going Nuts For Squirrelly Memes (2014 Update) 

MOST VISUAL

Detlev Artelt (e)DET  WHY EMPIRE AVENUE ?

Best Ode to (e)SQRL 

Andy Kaufman’s Kavalkade Krew Wanderin Poet (e)KADOHINST  Empire Avenue Players ~ (E)SQRL

We will announce the top 3 blog posts on Monday 

EMPIRE-AVENUE

Empire Avenue Share-A-Thon Supersharers and Bloggers #EAv-Blogathon

Writing a blog post is the first step , the next step is attracting people to read it which means getting the word out.

This is the true strength of Empire Avenue , members will actively promote each others blog posts extensively.

So after our Blogathon competition this is what happened next .

Everyone got involved , our special thanks go to the people mentioned below

SUPERSHARERS

All the enthusiasm and support for the Share-a-thon made it very very hard to select the SuperSharers!

Judging was based upon scope of sharing – the more networks, the better – and the impact of shares.

Each winner will receive 5 million eaves, to be awarded next week.

Pieter Collier                           (e)BEREN
Keith Gill                                   (e)DIGITALKEITH
Red Boating                            (e)REDBO
Heinz Dobernig                       (e)SOLOMO
Vedarth Deshpande               (e)VEDARTH22
Erik van Erne                           (e)MILIEUNET
Gary Loper                              (e)GLL
Heather Koroll                       (e)ICYSTARS2
Mithu Hassan                          (e)MITHUHASSAN
Michael Vincent                     (e)SPEEDYHEALTH
Airgeadais Trust                    (e)AIRGEADAIS
Erin Boykin                             (e)ERINBOYKIN
Remo Pollastri                      (e)REMPOLLA
BogDan Wrzesinski              (e)GODSENT247
Barbara Klein                         (e)LATEBLOOMERS

Share-Collage

 

BLOGGERS WHO BLOG AND SHARE

Wow! Bloggers not only took time to write a blog about Empire Avenue and share to their fans – -most went one step further and shared other entries, too!

There is a 3-way tie for first place – each winner will receive 5 million eaves, to be awarded next week.

Semen Frish (e)7A

James Meyer (e)JAMESMEYER

Andrew GirdWood (e)GIRDY

There is a 5 way tie for second place! Each winner will receive 3 million eaves next week.

Kavalon Gilliam (e)KAVALONTHATS , Reg Ervin (e)RDEECO , Liz Hall  (e)PAINSPEAKS , ron sidwell (e)LEFTYRONBO and Erick Strobel (e)LOANS .

Honorable Mention

There was so much competition in this category that Blog-a-thon winners were excluded. Clearly, their sharing paid off!

Not only did they share their own blogs widely, they shared ALL the other blogs as well. Job well done!

Detlev Artelt                        (e)DET
Robert Zarywacz                 (e)ROBERTZ
Chris Munro                         (e)CDOGZILLA
Sally Witt                               (e)SALLYKWITT
Charles Perkins                   (e)CPERKY
Ron Callari                            (e)RONCALLARI
Leo Basic                              (e)LEOBASIC

We’d like to thank ALL the bloggers for entering and promoting their blogs, the contest, and other entries.
Fortunately, EVERYONE is a winner in this contest! All bloggers with accepted entries will be invited to the Winner’s Circle community next week.
They will receive a bonus 1 million eaves.