Creative Crowdsourcing Leader eYeka Releases 2017 Industry Report and Welcomes the Age of Ideation

01 JUNE 2017, PARIS, FRANCE
Summary
One year after celebrating the 10th birthday of crowdsourcing, eYeka publishes 2017 State of Crowdsourcing report, highlighting the accelerated pace of change of an industry that has entered the “Age of Ideation” and predicting evolutions of creative crowdsourcing in the coming years.

One year after celebrating the 10th birthday of crowdsourcing, eYeka publishes 2017 State of Crowdsourcing report, highlighting the accelerated pace of change of an industry that has entered the “Age of Ideation” and predicting evolutions of creative crowdsourcing in the coming years.

For its third consecutive edition, the report reflects the recent evolutions and current uses of creative crowdsourcing for innovation and marketing by the world’s leading brands. Beyond analyzing the overall public creative crowdsourcing activity, its users and its applications, it also provides examples of new operating models and a checklist for brands to evaluate potential creative crowdsourcing vendors.

Some of the key findings:

  • Creative crowdsourcing is becoming increasingly specialized across content crowdsourcing and ideas crowdsourcing.
  • Ideas crowdsourcing represented 68% of publicly available creative crowdsourcing contests on creative crowdsourcing platforms, growing by 43% over 2015, whereas content crowdsourcing was increasingly happening behind the scenes.
  • Innovation was the most frequent and fastest growing application with a 59% share of 2016 ideation contests and a 60% growth over 2015, followed by Marketing & Communication ideas (34% share) and Design (7% share).
  • FMCG brands were the most active users with a 43% share of 2016 ideation contests and an activity growth of 40% over 2015.
  • Crowdsourcing operating models are running up, either more integrated, or ecosystem and platform-based.
  • Emerging trends include new business applications of crowdsourcing, more diverse ideation formats and scopes, and more confidentiality management options.
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"“One year after celebrating its 10th anniversary, the creative crowdsourcing industry has not only experienced fast growth and wider adoption by brands, but also an impressive expansion of its applications. As the industry reaches higher levels of maturity and enters the “Age of Ideation”, we celebrate the emergence of new operating models and look forward to yet another year of interesting developments in 2017.”" François Pétavy, CEO eYeka
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    François is CEO at eYeka
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About eYeka

Rather than offer brands the conventional approach of a few familiar creative eyes to help solve important marketing & innovation challenges, eYeka connects brands & agencies with a global community of 383,926 highly creative sets of eyes.

The community then competes to deliver the best fresh and relevant ideas in creative contests. Each individual creator brings their unique and fresh perspective to these contests enabling more & better original ideas, in just a matter of days.

By combining the collective intelligence and creative power of our global community with a strategic perspective, eYeka has become the trusted creative partner to many of world’s best loved brands such as P&G, Unilever, Coca-Cola and Nestle.

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