Lots of creators have approached us about getting messages from marketing or promotion services that promise backers. Bottom line, we think that for most projects, these services aren’t necessary. However, if you’re considering working with one of these services, make sure to thoroughly research them first, and check the following:
- Get details on the exact services that they provide. Are these things that you and your team could do on your own?
- Check their track record. Look up reviews, and if possible talk to other creators that have used these services to ask them what worked and what didn’t.
- Read more of our tips on what to consider before working with a marketing service.
- If you feel that any of these services might be spamming you, please let us know by marking these messages as spam or by contacting our Support team.
Please note: Creators are not allowed to directly, or indirectly through the use of a third party, inflate or otherwise misrepresent the number of or amount pledged by backers. Paying a service to manufacture fake backers for your project, or violating our rules against self-funding in any other capacity, will lead to project suspension, account restriction, or more.
Kickstarter doesn’t explicitly endorse or have an affiliation with any advertising, promotional, or marketing services. If someone makes you think otherwise, please let us know.