Detroit Lions Podcast is creating Detroit Lions News/Opinion Blog and Podcast
73

patrons

$298
per month
Before we do anything else, we need to thank the great community at /r/DetroitLions for their support and encouragement so far.  This project and its growth has been a direct result of the great feedback they've provided since June of 2015.  We've gotten an amazing podcast off the ground and are even #1 when you search Detroit Lions on iTunes.

Now, we're looking to build upon that success.  We have brought on 7 writers and an editor to help us take our contribution to the Lions community to the next level.  Our goal is to become your go-to location for news, opinion, and information related to the Detroit Lions.  There are 2 key pieces to this goal:

  1. We want to provide a place for aspiring journalists and writers (who also happen to be Redditors) to "find their voice" and do the job they are training to do in a place that provides a wide viewership while also giving them opportunity for near-instant community feedback and interaction via Reddit.  This is a place for these folks to build a resume and launch their careers.
  2. We want to bring new users into the Detroit Lions community on Reddit.  This is a form of outreach and a way to grow the subreddit user base such that we can ensure that we are the largest, most active, and best informed Detroit Lions fans anywhere on the internet.
Building upon this success is going to require a serious facelift for the website (we're not just a podcast anymore) and access to high quality digital media assets.  This is where we need your help.

So far, this has been a labor of love that Chris has graciously funded, and now we have all of the expansion pieces in place, except for one - Digital Media rights.

I'm not sure if you've ever tried to license digital media, much less NFL-related digital media, but it costs more than you might predict; significantly more.  This is where we have hit a roadblock.  There isn't funding available to provide this crucial portion of the new experience.  We need your help to get that funding.

Additionally, as we thought about various ways to raise funds, we decided that we didn't want to ask more than once.  Death by a thousand cuts might be standard for Lions fans, but it isn't the way we want to work.  So we decided to add a few studio upgrades into the mix here to help ensure that we provide the very best quality podcast and guests to our listeners.

This is not (and never has been) a money-making venture, but we want to make this the very best it can be.  Anything earned here will go directly back into the project and be re-invested to ensure we bring you the very best product we can.  For this, we turn to you...
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
38 patrons
A donation of $12 per year is nothing to sneeze at.  If you feel passionate enough about this to spend even a dollar per month it helps us get to our goals.  Everybody runs under a salary cap, we appreciate that you drafted us, even if its for a buck a month.  Know that you'll get a hearty 'thank you' from us for your support.
Pledge $6 or more per month
23 patrons
This is the Sam Martin level of help.  Every team needs a punter, the uninitiated won't recognize him until he doesn't show up.  We need our punters, they are the ones that will help get us over the top.  Those who commit at this level will gain access to any bonus content we create as well as earn that hearty 'thank you' for their support.
Pledge $9 or more per month
12 patrons
So you think you are a gunslinger, do you?  Well that's good, this is our Stafford level of support.  We're going to need you to help us hit our targets.  At just over $100 per year, you are a dead-eye.  Supporters at this level will gain priority access to any bonus content we create as well as earn that hearty 'thank you' for their support.
Pledge $20 or more per month
3 patrons
This is where the rubber really hits the road.  Support us at this level and we will send you a kick ass podcast bumper/window sticker that you can use to show all of your friends that you are a supporter of the Detroit Lions Podcast and website.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
This is the 'Bobby Lane Curse' level of donation.  Don't be afraid, we need to show him that his curse doesn't mean anything to us any more.  Drop us a line with $50 of support and we will give you all of the benefits of the previous levels, but we'll also give you a shout out, by name, every month, on the podcast.  Its really the only way to exorcise this damn curse once and for all!
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
There are 100 reasons why we shouldn't do this...  This level of support accrues all previous benefits and also gives you the naming rights to the studio we broadcast from.  It is possible to have multiple names, and each of them will be mentioned at least once per month (the best ones getting more than one mention).  We will use all names submitted by those that support us at this level, but multiple months of support get more prominent recognition.  I just can't see this going well for us...
Pledge $600 or more per month
0 patrons
Case just told me that you are rustling his jimmies (in a good way).  This is a most generous gift and gets us to our basic monthly goal in a single donation.  You would be a true patron at this level and we will acknowledge you accordingly.  This level accrues all of the benefits of the previous levels, but also receives a signed football from the whole DetroitLionsPodcast.com team.
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
0 patrons
Wow, someone loves us enough to fund us at our second level monthly goal?  You are simply amazing.  This level of support accrues all of the previous benefits as well as a prominent advertisement on our website.  This also includes an ongoing ad on the podcast.  This is a great way to drive traffic to your business as well as to advertise to a motivated and passionate group of Lions fans.
Pledge $2,000 or more per month
0 patrons
This is the patron saint level of donation, and the rewards are representative.  You will accrue all of the benefits of the previous levels and upgrade/add full podcast sponsorship (3 ads per episode), prominent ad space on the website, signage at the live events, and naming rights (subject to approval) to the live shows.  Longer term relationships at this level accrue more benefits.
Goals
$298 of $600 per month
This goal will support the re-face of the website and allow us to subscribe to a high-quality digital media subscription service.  Hitting this goal is key because it is table stakes for our expansion and will give our writers and editor the tools they need to provide the very best content for our visitors.
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Before we do anything else, we need to thank the great community at /r/DetroitLions for their support and encouragement so far.  This project and its growth has been a direct result of the great feedback they've provided since June of 2015.  We've gotten an amazing podcast off the ground and are even #1 when you search Detroit Lions on iTunes.

Now, we're looking to build upon that success.  We have brought on 7 writers and an editor to help us take our contribution to the Lions community to the next level.  Our goal is to become your go-to location for news, opinion, and information related to the Detroit Lions.  There are 2 key pieces to this goal:

  1. We want to provide a place for aspiring journalists and writers (who also happen to be Redditors) to "find their voice" and do the job they are training to do in a place that provides a wide viewership while also giving them opportunity for near-instant community feedback and interaction via Reddit.  This is a place for these folks to build a resume and launch their careers.
  2. We want to bring new users into the Detroit Lions community on Reddit.  This is a form of outreach and a way to grow the subreddit user base such that we can ensure that we are the largest, most active, and best informed Detroit Lions fans anywhere on the internet.
Building upon this success is going to require a serious facelift for the website (we're not just a podcast anymore) and access to high quality digital media assets.  This is where we need your help.

So far, this has been a labor of love that Chris has graciously funded, and now we have all of the expansion pieces in place, except for one - Digital Media rights.

I'm not sure if you've ever tried to license digital media, much less NFL-related digital media, but it costs more than you might predict; significantly more.  This is where we have hit a roadblock.  There isn't funding available to provide this crucial portion of the new experience.  We need your help to get that funding.

Additionally, as we thought about various ways to raise funds, we decided that we didn't want to ask more than once.  Death by a thousand cuts might be standard for Lions fans, but it isn't the way we want to work.  So we decided to add a few studio upgrades into the mix here to help ensure that we provide the very best quality podcast and guests to our listeners.

This is not (and never has been) a money-making venture, but we want to make this the very best it can be.  Anything earned here will go directly back into the project and be re-invested to ensure we bring you the very best product we can.  For this, we turn to you...

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
38 patrons
A donation of $12 per year is nothing to sneeze at.  If you feel passionate enough about this to spend even a dollar per month it helps us get to our goals.  Everybody runs under a salary cap, we appreciate that you drafted us, even if its for a buck a month.  Know that you'll get a hearty 'thank you' from us for your support.
Pledge $6 or more per month
23 patrons
This is the Sam Martin level of help.  Every team needs a punter, the uninitiated won't recognize him until he doesn't show up.  We need our punters, they are the ones that will help get us over the top.  Those who commit at this level will gain access to any bonus content we create as well as earn that hearty 'thank you' for their support.
Pledge $9 or more per month
12 patrons
So you think you are a gunslinger, do you?  Well that's good, this is our Stafford level of support.  We're going to need you to help us hit our targets.  At just over $100 per year, you are a dead-eye.  Supporters at this level will gain priority access to any bonus content we create as well as earn that hearty 'thank you' for their support.
Pledge $20 or more per month
3 patrons
This is where the rubber really hits the road.  Support us at this level and we will send you a kick ass podcast bumper/window sticker that you can use to show all of your friends that you are a supporter of the Detroit Lions Podcast and website.
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
This is the 'Bobby Lane Curse' level of donation.  Don't be afraid, we need to show him that his curse doesn't mean anything to us any more.  Drop us a line with $50 of support and we will give you all of the benefits of the previous levels, but we'll also give you a shout out, by name, every month, on the podcast.  Its really the only way to exorcise this damn curse once and for all!
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
There are 100 reasons why we shouldn't do this...  This level of support accrues all previous benefits and also gives you the naming rights to the studio we broadcast from.  It is possible to have multiple names, and each of them will be mentioned at least once per month (the best ones getting more than one mention).  We will use all names submitted by those that support us at this level, but multiple months of support get more prominent recognition.  I just can't see this going well for us...
Pledge $600 or more per month
0 patrons
Case just told me that you are rustling his jimmies (in a good way).  This is a most generous gift and gets us to our basic monthly goal in a single donation.  You would be a true patron at this level and we will acknowledge you accordingly.  This level accrues all of the benefits of the previous levels, but also receives a signed football from the whole DetroitLionsPodcast.com team.
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
0 patrons
Wow, someone loves us enough to fund us at our second level monthly goal?  You are simply amazing.  This level of support accrues all of the previous benefits as well as a prominent advertisement on our website.  This also includes an ongoing ad on the podcast.  This is a great way to drive traffic to your business as well as to advertise to a motivated and passionate group of Lions fans.
Pledge $2,000 or more per month
0 patrons
This is the patron saint level of donation, and the rewards are representative.  You will accrue all of the benefits of the previous levels and upgrade/add full podcast sponsorship (3 ads per episode), prominent ad space on the website, signage at the live events, and naming rights (subject to approval) to the live shows.  Longer term relationships at this level accrue more benefits.