Fluence Lists

Today we released “Fluence Lists” – a new feature to help you organize and keep track of people who can help you with your promotional needs.

Featured Fluence listsLet us know if you want to be on these featured lists. You can create your own lists by clicking the ‘Add To’ button on any profile row or page.


Add To Fluence Lists


From the profiles page, you can see lists of people you follow on Twitter or SoundCloud and are connected to on Facebook and Gmail. (More networks coming soon!)

Fluence Lists


You can also see the people on Fluence you have previously submitted to and quickly reconnect with the ones who have liked or shared your submissions. The more you use Fluence, the more powerful it gets.

Creating lists is enormously helpful in segmenting people who can be useful in your pre-release and post release promotions. Create your own lists and share them with your colleagues and friends who are looking for help in promoting their art, products, and ideas.

Get started creating your own lists here and if you have yet to try Fluence yourself you can signup here with $5 free credit. We have much more for you coming soon!


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Promoting Kickstarter Campaigns with Fluence

Promoting Kickstarter Campaigns with Fluence


Kickstarter is a leading force in the creative community and have successfully crowdfunded over 84,000+ projects with over 1.6 billion dollars pledged. Many have requested the ability to promote their Kickstarter campaigns through Fluence, and today we’re happy to announce native support for all Kickstarter campaigns.

Now when creators are looking to promote their Kickstarter projects beyond their initial circles, they can use Fluence to send their campaigns to curators around the world who can connect them to new audiences. We hope Fluence can make more Kickstarter campaigns achieve their goals quicker and go beyond their initial funding aspirations.

Check out a few inspiring Kickstarter projects already taking flight across Fluence like this creative 3D sound platform ENVELOP.

Former Beauty & The Beast star Amber Skye’s Kickstarter Project



Start promoting your own Kickstarter projects in Fluence with $5 free credit when you sign up.

Get started on Fluence with $5 free credit

Promoting Vimeo Film and Video with Fluence

Promoting Vimeo Video with Fluence

Our friends at Vimeo have built a high-quality platform for the creative community to promote their beautiful videos. Many in the Fluence community have requested that we accept native Vimeo support, because it’s their first choice in video playback given Vimeo’s refusal to pollute people’s attention with disruptive ads on their video. We are happy to announce the addition of native Vimeo video links into Fluence to help the creative community connect on their own terms.

One mesmerizing short film from Kim Pimmel on Vimeo has already caught the attention of Fluence curator and film expert Nic Baisley.

Nic Baisley from Film Snobbery Gives Feedback - Vimeo


Here’s a look at a collection of featured film and video experts we’ve compiled to celebrate adding Vimeo to Fluence.

Featured Film & Video Experts on Fluence

Thanks to your helpful requests we’ve also recently added support for Bandcamp, and soon we’ll expand to support Kickstarter campaigns. More on that soon!

We highly recommend exploring Vimeo if you haven’t already, and you can start promoting your Vimeo films on Fluence with $5 free credit.

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Fluence embraces the Internet of Money and now accepts payments in bitcoin

We’re happy to announce that we now accept payments in bitcoin at https://fluence.io.


What is bitcoin?

Born out of the near collapse of the world economy in 2008, bitcoin allows you to pay for stuff without going through those pesky banks. This is world-changing stuff as the current banking system is incredibly unfair. Banks borrow money from the government for virtually nothing (< 0.25%) and then rent it out to the rest of us for more than 50 times that much. Merchants who want to accept credit card payments are forced to handover almost 3% of the transaction + $0.30 on top. We’ve come to accept this as a necessary cost of doing business — there needs to be some centralized authority responsible for evaluating who can be trusted and settling the accounts right? Well — with the invention of bitcoin and its ever increasing adoption around the world, things no longer have to work this way.

Why is Fluence using it?

At Fluence, we’re excited about Bitcoin not just because of lower transaction fees, but because we see it as a kindred spirit to our own fledgling marketing technology. Fluence levels the playing field by allowing anyone to promote their work directly to the people who can help the most; those with an existing audience and demand for their attention who would otherwise probably ignore email sent to their overflowing inbox. These “oversubscribed” people set a price for their time and attention to review media submissions and provide helpful feedback and advice, as well as share on Twitter or Facebook when they come across stuff they genuinely enjoy. Fluence provides complete transparency about what happens when each user engages with your media. This is radically different from traditional PR or an advertising agency which charges much higher fees and often provides little insight into exactly what you’re getting for your money.

How do I pay for promotions using bitcoin?

You’ll need a Coinbase account to use bitcoin on Fluence. When you submit a media URL to Fluence (we currently support YouTube, Soundcloud, Vimeo, Kickstarter and Bandcamp links and will roll out support for any URL in the near future), you can choose who you’d like to send it to. You’ll be prompted to connect your Coinbase account when you go to pay for your order. Your account will be charged the latest BTC to USD conversion rate and if any of your targeted reviewers do not actually review your media within two weeks, you will be refunded in USD which will be converted into BTC and deposited back into your Coinbase account.

What’s next?

Today we’re allowing you to use your bitcoin wallet at Coinbase to fund your Fluence account but we still actually operate in USD. This is not ideal for many reasons. We run a global attention marketplace and having to exchange currencies between buyers and sellers in different countries can incur excessive transaction costs. Everyone would save money if we operated entirely in bitcoin within Fluence and just let people add or remove funds in their home currency if they felt the need to. One concern is that users would be subject to currency risk due to the fluctuating value of bitcoin, but it’s not just BTC that’s depreciated significantly in the past year. The recent volatility in global currency markets only reminds us more of the benefits we could reap by transacting purely in the bitcoin realm, incurring virtually zero transaction costs along the way.

In an upcoming blog post, we’ll outline a roadmap for how we get there and identify other steps we could take to refactor Fluence into a decentralized autonomous organization. If this sounds like fun to you — then please join us and let’s work together on it.

Where do I sign up?

Sign up now to receive a $5 credit (~0.02 BTC) and get started promoting your media today.

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