Innovation That Matters

Brainstorming service uses Twitter to crowdsource ideas overnight

Publishing & Media

If two heads are better than one, it’s hard to argue with the premise of crowdsourcing, which taps multiple brains for a common end. Now offering such capabilities overnight is Ideas Culture, an Australian firm that puts creative thinkers around the globe to work via Twitter to solve a client’s problem by morning. Businesses with a challenge to solve can enlist Ideas Culture’s “Ideas While You Sleep Service” to get a pack of ideas along with an evaluation matrix and implementation plan by 10 a.m. the next morning. After registering, they need only submit their challenge online by 4 p.m. By 6 p.m., Ideas Culture gets the challenge out to its Twitter-based Ideas Agents, who spend 15 to 30 minutes each on the problem. There are more than 200 agents from eight countries on the books, and each earns AUD 100 for four sessions, according to a report in the Age. Problems tackled so far have included recruiting more male customers for a singles matching service and increasing attendance for professional development events, The Age reported. Pricing—normally AUD 880—is now AUD 495 through a special trial offer. Is there no stopping the power of the Twitter-enabled crowds? London’s Royal Opera House is another organization that apparently doesn’t think so. For more on putting that power to work for your brand, check out’s briefing on foreverism. Time to start thinking in 140 characters! 😉



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