Friday Fun Facts – The “Springy” Awards Mike | March 6th, 2009

As a small business startup we spend a great deal of time looking at and analyzing data to help us drive strategy, make adjustments, and better understand our customers. We try hard to not be robotic in our response to numbers, but rather to let them inform our decisions and our direction. Here is the sixth in a serial discussion of some of the data we look at internally…

We set a new record the other day when a project closed with a HUGE number of entries. It started me thinking… Which projects on cS in our first 10 months in business have broken new ground, crossed new frontiers, and parted new waters (um, OK maybe not parted waters…). These are certainly worthy of recognition. Wait, not just recognition – how about an award? The envelopes please…

  • To the project with the most entries: 729
  • To the project with the most comments left by a Buyer: 612
  • To the project with the most creatives participating 166
  • To the project with the highest ratio of comments to entries: 4:1
  • To the project with the largest award paid out: $4,000
  • To the project with the largest increase in an award once a project was underway: $700
  • To the project with the largest new award added once a project was underway: $500
  • To the crowdspring Creative with the most projects awarded: 48 (forgive me for using this two blog posts in a row, but this person was awarded another project since last week!)
  • To the crowdSPRING Buyer with the most projects posted: 10
  • To the single day with the most projects posted: 34
  • To the single day with the highest award total paid out: $16,525
  • To the single day with the largest number of Customer Service requests received: 99
  • To the single day with the largest number of site visits: 10,227

Now recognition and awards are all well and good, but the accomplishment that inspires us the most is the way our community has grown in a short ten months. We came out of our Beta last May with just over 200 registered users and today we have more than 21,000 Buyers and Creatives using crowdSPRING! (To save you the calculation on that one, it comes to around 70 new users per day!)

Now if only we had a little statuette to hand out. Anyone up for designing the “Springy” award?

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  • iamtiff

    OOOooooo designing the “Springy” Award would be a fun project!

  • davidharris

    Wowza over $16k in a day, Interesting stats there Mike. Maybe add a razzie nom to see who’s the worst buyer =D Mwuahahaha!

  • kylecole

    Just got a springy reading these stats. Way to go cS!!!

  • crowdSPRING

    Thanks all for the kind words. I smell an annual blog post coming and can’t help but imagine how Ross will look on the red carpet…

  • grafismo

    good idea, including worst not feedback project :-)

  • vibes35

    Very interesting as always!
    I would be cool if the website (the new and improved) would have a link to dynamic totals on any given day – hour – minute – of the stats provided!

  • Enhancephotos

    I have someone I’d like to nominate as worst buyer. lol

  • Fontinalis

    The stats are interesting. And I like that you focused on the positive notes (skipping on worst buyer, worst creatives, etc.). We don’t need that.
    It is interesting because it enables us to see where we are in there, compare the profile of a given project with the stream of things happening.
    Growth has its good sides and bad sides. Now that you are biking without the little wheels in the back, and picking up speed, managing that speed/growth is your next challenge. Congrats! and Good luck!

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