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Getting started with TDA

To register, simply go to this link and complete the registration form.

When you fill in the necessary information, click on the Register button and you’ll be taken to your dashboard.

If you created a profile, you can log in by clicking the Login button in the top-right corner of the website.

You’ll be taken straight to your dashboard.

You can edit your information by accessing the dashboard and clicking on Client Details on the left.

Make sure to go through all of the categories:

  • Main Info
  • About your Organization
  • Industry Focus
  • Locations and Geographic Focus
  • Contacts

Your profile is private and only people within your company who you give access to will be able to see it.

When you submit a project proposal, agencies won’t have access to your company’s name, your name, or any other contact information if you choose to keep it private.

In the first round of pitching for your project, agencies will contact you by submitting pitch applications for your project through TDA.

The agencies which you choose for the second round of pitching will get access to the contact information that you have previously selected and will be able to contact you directly in order to prepare their second version of the pitch.

All agencies can be found within the agency archive.

To open the agency archive:

  1. Click on the Menu button in the top left corner
  2. A dropdown menu will appear. Click on Agencies and you’ll be taken straight to the archive

Expertise are the digital services that you can request.

They can be anything from web development, web design or social media advertising, all the way to blockchain and machine learning.

All agencies can be found within the case study archive.

To open the case study archive:

  1. Click on the Menu button in the middle at the top
  2. A dropdown menu will appear. Click on case studies and you’ll be taken straight to the archive.

All agencies can be found within the article archive.

To open the Article archive:

  1. Click on the Menu button in the middle at the top
  2. A dropdown menu will appear. Click on articles and you’ll be taken straight to the archive.

Finding Agencies to work with

All agencies can be found within the agency archive.

To open the agency archive:

  1. Click on the Menu button in the top left corner
  2. A dropdown menu will appear. Click on agencies and you’ll be taken straight to the archive

Expertise are the digital services that you can request.

They can be anything from web development, web design or social media advertising, all the way to blockchain and machine learning.

To filter agencies, first navigate to the agency archive. When you do, there will be various filtering options:

  • Expertise
  • Technology Expertise
  • Geographic Focus.

You can also sort agencies by:

  • Content Relevance: agencies which published an article or a case Study most recently
  • Membership Level: shown in the order of Gold, Silver, Bronze, and then free members
  • Score: sorting by agency score, which is the average of case study scores
  • Publication Date: latest created profiles show up first
  • Agency Experience
  • Alphabetical order: A-Z

When you find an agency that you like and you’d like to keep up with their work, you can add them to your favorites.

This won’t be public and agencies aren’t notified when someone adds them to their favorites.

To favorite an agency:

  1. Open their profile
  2. Click on Add agency to favorites

To view your favorite agencies, open your dashboard and click on Favorite Agencies on the left side.

No, the list of your favorite agencies isn’t public and agencies aren’t notified when someone adds them to their favorites.

Verified case studies can be easily identified because they have a score from 1 to 5 displayed next to them.

The default sorting for agencies is by content relevance.

This means that whenever an agency publishes a piece of content (a case study or an article) and our editorial team approves it, they’ll jump to the top of the list.

The other sorting options are:

  • Membership level: shown in the order of Gold, Silver, Bronze, and then free members
  • Score: sorting by agency score, which is the average of case study scores
  • Publication date: latest created profiles show up first
  • Agency experience
  • Alphabetical order: A-Z

The best way to evaluate an agency is to open their profile, read about them and the services they offer, and go through their published work.

Verified case studies are the most important type of content, since they will tell you which types of clients the agency has worked with in the past.

Articles can tell you how up-to-date the agency is with the latest trends and developments in their expertise.

Every agency-client fit is different, but the most valuable assurance you can get is through verified case studies about past clients from your industry.

If an agency has already worked for a similar client and have done a good job, then they have proven themselves as someone who understands your industry and the challenges that come with it.

The pitching process consists of two rounds on TDA:

  • The 1st round, where you only provide a general description of the project and your contact details aren’t disclosed. Agencies create their pitches. Then you select a handful of agencies which can proceed to the second round.
  • The 2nd round, in which the selected agencies get your contact information, along with a more detailed description of the project. Agencies then submit a more structured pitch for you and your respective project. Based on that, you simply select the agency which submitted the best solution and seems the best fit for you.

At this point, you and the agency take things off the platform and you treat them as you would normally treat any other partner.

To post a Project Proposal:

  1. Log into your Dashboard and click on Project Proposals on the left side.
  2. A dropdown menu will appear and you can click on Publish New Project Proposal.
  3. You’ll be taken through the entire process in a few simple steps.

Any agency with a premium membership will be able to pitch for you project, but it will be up to you to decide which one gets the job!

How you structure your project proposal is entirely up to you. If you want to disclose a lot of information in the first round, you are free to do that.

However, the idea is to screen applicants quickly in the first round and pick the ones who are the best fit for the second round. At that point, you’ll be able to give them more details which will help them in creating a more detailed pitch.

Your second round project proposal should include more information about your company, goals of the project, deliverables and so on.

It should enable the agency to fully structure their pitch with budget details, timeline, and anything else your project might require.

Of course! If you need any help, feel free to contact us via the chat feature in the bottom right corner of the website at any time.

We’ll try to get back to you as soon as possible.

This depends on the situation. However, the best practice is to choose agencies whose pitches you liked the most, and who you see as the best fit for you.

This will vary from one project proposal to the other, but there is no set number. Choose everyone that you like and then you’ll get!

After the second round of pitching, you’ll be able to talk to agencies directly.

Then you can ask them everything you are interested in, and you’ll be able to compare and contrast them in order to make the right choice.

If you don’t like any of the solutions that agencies have pitched, you aren’t obligated to choose one.

You can extend the deadline of your project proposal and wait for more agencies to apply, or you can publish a new project proposal with more details which will help agencies make a pitch more in-line with what you are looking for.

When you find the right agency for your needs, you can end the project by accessing your dashboard and navigating to Project Proposals and then to Published.

There, you can simply click on the end project button next to the project that is no longer active.

We do not disclose any information regarding the potential trade secrets in your project brief.

If you do not put that information into the fields provided on TDA, the agencies applying (and ourselves) will not see this information.

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