Growth & marketing
- Overview of the NEAR Protocol and its support for growth.
- Different funding programs available to developers building on NEAR, such as MarketingDAO.
- Events and opportunities to connect with the NEAR community.
NEAR Foundation's Role Around Marketing Support
Welcome to the NEAR Protocol Growth & Marketing Resources Wiki Page! This one-stop hub is designed to provide projects building on NEAR with the available growth & marketing resources, opportunities, and initiatives in the ecosystem to help you maximize your project's visibility and success. As you navigate the vibrant NEAR ecosystem, you'll find various community marketing outlets, AMA/Twitter Spaces initiatives, podcasts, and much more to propel your project's growth.
Marketing and community engagement play a pivotal role in the success of any project, so be sure to explore, learn, and leverage these resources to build a strong presence, foster meaningful connections, and drive your project forward!
For those integrating with or building within the NEAR ecosystem and needing NEAR branding, please refer to the official branding guidelines.
Overview of best practices and proven strategies for growth & marketing your projectVisit Link
Enables new projects entering the NEAR Ecosystem to request marketing supportVisit Link
Publication guidelines for top stories and project launchesVisit Link
The largest marketing & news platform in the NEAR ecosystemVisit Link
Sign up for information on upcoming pitch eventsVisit Link
NEAR ecosystem focused digital marketing and social media agencyVisit Link
Promotion of NEAR ecosystem projects to the NEAR communityVisit Link
Social media marketing support focused on the NEAR ecosystemVisit Link
Collaborate with all the developed and ongoing developing NFT dapps on NEAR.Visit Link
Curated Twitter list of the many accounts focused on pushing out NEAR ecosystem newsVisit Link
Community Spaces/AMA Resources
Web3 podcast focused on the NEAR ecosystem. Educating users and bringing together the communityVisit Link
Anon | Long-form, open-ended, conversations with some of the top minds + builders on NEAR ecosystem.Visit Link
a podcast interviewing creators forging a new path for themselves and others on the internetVisit Link
Events, AMAs, influencer outreach, translation, promotion & marketingVisit Link
Russian-based events, AMAs, influencer outreach, translation, promotion & marketingVisit Link
Free live educational content series tailored to teaching developers the latest tooling, SDKs, and APIs across the NEAR EcosystemVisit Link
NEARWEEK has established itself as a prominent news & amplification platform in the NEAR ecosystem, having built out a suite of services and tools for teams to effectively promote their projects. These include:
NEAR Ecosystem MarketingVisit Link
For wider visibility into upcoming events, launches, Twitter Spaces, campaigns, etc... Make sure to submit yours!Visit Link
NEARWEEK's NEAR ecosystem swag shopVisit Link
For Twitter Spaces and podcast recordings & discovery. Make sure to upload yours!Visit Link
This is the easiest way to make sure that your news is picked up by NEARWEEK for inclusion in the daily and weekly newsletter.Visit Link
The MarketingDAO is a Near Community-run organization of globally distributed marketing professionals, creatives, and NEAR enthusiasts who engage with the Near Community to facilitate the allocation of Community funds for marketing activities under $10 000. The Marketing DAO was established as a key pillar on the road to decentralization of the Near Ecosystem and empowers the NEAR Community to access funding for marketing activities furthering the overall growth and expansion of the NEAR ecosystem.
Interested in Applying? Please read:
Understand the Marketing DAO and how to get involvedVisit Link
Guidelines for Assessment MarketingDAO ProposalsVisit Link
If you are planning a GTM push or looking to host an event in partnership with NEAR - a side event alongside a major crypto event, a launch event, etc. - and want to explore funding opportunities from NEAR Foundation to support this, please follow the workflow outlined below:
Ideally, please try to complete and submit with 4 weeks overhead to allow for review
Community event grants enable ecosystem projects to be their own event leads/sponsors.Visit Link
Community Events T&Cs
Please note that the NEAR Community Events Terms and Conditions apply to participants of community events (such as quizzes, AMAs, contests, competitions, Twitter Spaces etc.) hosted by the NEAR Foundation.
There are several entities in the NEAR ecosystem that can provide legal support in the web3 space:
End-to-end managed corporate & legal structuring solutions that are specifically tailored to web 3.0 projects and their digital entrepreneursVisit Link
Legal Nodes connects founders with multiple legal professionals, all in one place.Visit Link
Provides a legal framework for DAOs including establishment, accounting, and paymentsVisit Link