Soita Mummolle


The power of social media!

This week I had two very positive feedbacks about Soita Mummolle and about my choice of experimenting with social media and guerrilla techniques to create the campaign.

First, I posted a call for donating crochet hearts to Soita Mummolle on Ravelry.com, a social network fr crocheters and knitters. Result? Already 4 people contacted me asking for the address and encouraging me for the campaign. People from US, Australia… who still were feeling this issue so near and wanted to give their contribution! These awesome hearts will be used in our guerrilla campaign, they will have even a more special meaning now… totally rad!

Second, I received a batch of supporters pictures holding the Soita Mummolle sign from Jyväskylä: I don’t know any of these persons, so it was a totally energizing surprise to receive their pictures! They printed the SM from Flickr and took photos with it… I couldn’t hope in anything more grassroot-cool than this! By the way, you can see the pictures, taken by Inkery Kautto, on our Flickr’s photostream.

Soita Mummolle FTW!

And now I will be happily offline for Midsummer’s celebrations – in the middle of a finnish forest haunted by mosquitos! Back online on Monday, and I hope to see some new faces next Wednesday, for Soita Mummolle Street Action #4 (go to our Facebook page for the usual details and signing up).

Stefania



soita mummolle fan shirts & bags
May 27, 2010, 2:24 pm
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Do you want to help spreading the Soita Mummolle’s message? Do you want a nice present for your grandma, grandpa, special one or to your grandchildren? Get today your Soita Mummolle (or Soita Ukille) t-shirt or shopping bag… And be sure to have one before 11th August 2010, the Soita Mummolle Päivä!

This is the address of the online shop: http://soitamummolle.spreadshirt.fi/

So far me and my colleagues in Decode Research Group were the only ones who had the Soita Mummolle t-shirt. But since so much people stopped me on the street asking me “Where can I buy that shirt?”, I decided to make them available for everybody.

Soita Mummolle will use the sales income to cover the campaign expenses, while the surplus will be donated for good causes (read later on our blog where the money will go, I will keep you transparently informed step by step… and if you have good ideas to what activities/charities destnate the moment just email me!). So I am not trying to milk your money, no worries!
According to the website policies where the online shop is hosted -spreadshirt.fi-, Soita Mummolle will receive only a percent of the money you pay for the shirt. And it will be payed every 4 months, only if the amount is the total income at least 50 €. Most of the price you pay will just cover the production costs.

In case the sales are too low and the site won’t pay anything to Soita Mummolle, well, at least you got an awesome t-shirt or bag and helped spreading our motto around! 🙂

Stefania



Soita Mummolle Street Action #1 was a great kickstart!

Today the first of the Soita Mummolle Street Actions took place in the centre of Helsinki: thanks to the great weather and the cheerful spirit of the participants who showed up to the flash-mob the Action was the best kickstart one could wish!

One team in Kamppi and one team in Esplanadi, we collected many support pictures today, causing surprise, smiles and interest in many passers-by. You can check already almost all the pictures in lower resolution from Facebook, while on Flickr you can find so far most of the hi-res pictures from Esplanadi.
I am waiting for the hi-res pictures to be sent back to me from the other “action-photographers”, so if you want to download the photo of you we took just be patient for some more few days! 🙂

Over 70 people shown their support to the campaign in one hour, donating their picture: so, if you are reading, thank you very much! The mood was nice and some of you were so enthusiast that we got a lot of positive energy. 🙂
The other big “thank you” goes to the action-photographers of today, Maija, Ville, Yanhaun, Anne and Dhiraj: you were great and you’ve done a very good job!

For everybody who is interested to join us in the next round, the calendar of the next Street Actions is this:
2.6
16.6
30.6
21.7
28.7
4.8

I will publish soon the event page on Facebook, and you can sign up for any of this dates with this Google Spreadsheet.
Sign up, it will be as cool as today, if not more: things can only improve!

Stefania