Welcome to the first cloud-based software platform dedicated entirely to idea-generation. Ideasicle Open allows you to generate ideas quickly and easily by tapping into your own networks of creative people.
All right from your computer.
We call it "Expert Sourcing" and we've been tapping into our collection of brilliant creative experts for our clients since we pioneered this method of idea-generation in 2010.
We think it's time to share the benefits of virtual ideation with the world.
Just sign up for an account and everything you need to bring creative people together chomping on a problem is at your fingertips.
Start by opening up a job page and Ideasicle Open creates a spontaneously generated and password-protected url for the idea-generating to happen.
Here you get to play Bill Belichick and craft the perfect team of four experts for your idea needs. Maybe it's a promotional project and you want two PR people but you also want two creative people from your agency. Boom. They can be anywhere in the whole world. Other planets coming soon.
Now it's time to inspire your team of four experts with a video and/or a PDF of your creative brief. We like posting video briefing at Ideasicle because it adds a human element to the process. Nothing fancy, just a talking-head video right from your computer's camera. You can walk through the creative brief and fill in the gaps with information that didn't fit in the brief or other creative considerations.
You've invited the experts, you've inspired them with a brief, now sit back and watch the team start populating the Idea Page with ideas. They will be able to post ideas, see each other's ideas, and build upon each other's thinking. This is the heart of "Expert Sourcing." It's not a competition like crowdsouring, it's a team effort.
Once your team has exhausted their gray matter or your deadline has passed, you can go into Ideasicle Open, select your favorite ideas and export those ideas into our Idea Sharpener, where you can work to craft the copy, give the idea a catchy title, add a representative image, and get these ideas ready to share with your organization or your client.
Since 2010 we have found that virtual idea-generation is not only a convenient and fast way to get teams connected and coming up with ideas, but in many ways it's better than live, in-person brainstorms. Lots better. Here's why.