Jokers In The Pack

Written by Kuber Chopra

Joker crowdsourcing2In Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight, the villainous Joker uses crowds to facilitate anarchy.  He crowd sources his rebellion via a twisted yet innate understanding of the collective. That it fails is a function of how the culture of popular commerce feels guilty about any social deviation.  

The evil shall not succeed and even the Dark needs to be a Knight. Yet, until the annihilation of the metaphorical Gotham City is avoided, each one of us holds our breath. Our acumen of the world we live in assures us that someone would press the panic button.

Even as crowd sourcing platforms mushroom around us, some would succeed and most will fail.  The jokers in the pack have an innate understanding of the crowd they’re going after., are the ones who come to mind immediately.

From Crowdsourcing platform as a brand point of view, a pen sketch of the crowd is important. Ayn Rand’s popular phrase “Collective Soul” comes in handy when applied literally rather than with an egoist context the book (The Fountainhead) itself presents.

The Target group principle of marketing is adapted to Target Aspirations. Thereby suggesting, that to  build and sustain a user base, we need to apply principles of community building far more than merely mainline advertising.

Is my crowd philanthropic? Is it opportunistic?  Skilful/creative maybe, or is it Ambitious? Could it be a combination? Often.

Philanthropic-Opportunistic –

Philanthropic-Ambitious –

Creative – Opportunistic –

As the space gets crowded, local and rich, the answer to this fundamental question and a Joker like understanding of your crowd can help you erect a brand amongst crowdsourcing products.


Crowd Sessions Corporate Crowdfunding


Crowdsourced Innovation &
Prize Challenges for Sustainability

Don't forget to share this post!
About Author

About Author

Kuber Chopra

Kuber Chopra runs Rasta, a Youth Marketing Advisory with the ambition to take youth brands to young people not- so -traditionally. He's accumulated 5 years of brand management, advertising and consulting experience in India and U.K. Rasta is designing proprietary systems to harness the power of crowdsourcing to gain consumer intelligence in the largest youth market.

You may also like

How to Use Crowdsourcing in Financial Services

How to Use Crowdsourcing in Financial Services

The past 12 months of pandemic lockdowns and disruption to business through a mass of people working from home has posed a myriad of financial issues across all industries. Apart from internal financial struggles, companies might also be finding it difficult to gather...

Speak Your Mind


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

Design Your Next Successful Prize Challenge

Design Your Next Successful Prize Challenge

E-BOOK Includes:

- 7 key Step Framework Guide

We have broken the process down to a template of seven key steps to ensure results.

- 7 key step Workbook

We created a workbook template to get actionable steps and a clear overview of your next prize challenge.

Get your Rewards ready! E-BOOK on it's way to your inbox!