We recently asked our creatives to help us out by filling in a questionnairethat would give us useful information as we prepare the site for launch.

The key issue was how much our creatives would charge for certain types of work, and how long they’d take to do the work.

The answers to these questions will help us give guideline prices and timescales to brands who are looking to commission viral campaigns.

Well, we’re delighted to say that a large number of you were kind enough to spend a few moments filling out the survey, and the results have been very interesting.

The results so far for each of the different type of viral campaign are:

1, Simple viral image (use your graphic design, photoshop or illustration skills to come up with a basic viral image).

91% of our creatives said they could do this work.
The average cost would be £250 GBP (approx $400 USD / 290 EURO).
The average timescale to do the work would be 2 days.

2, Basic Flash game (create from scratch a simple interactive Flash game, with no database integration).

16% of our creatives said they could do this work.
The average cost would be £500 GBP (approx $800 USD / 580 EURO).
The average timescale to do the work would be 8 days.

3, Flash game with database (create from scratch an interactive Flash game, including database integration).

11% of our creatives said they could do this work.
The average cost would be £1000 GBP (approx $1600 USD / 1160 EURO).
The average timescale to do the work would be 15 days.

4, 60 second Flash animation/movie (create from scratch a simple, non-interactive Flash animation).

43% of our creatives said they could do this work.
The average cost would be £600 GBP (approx $950 USD / 690 EURO).
The average timescale to do the work would be 5 days.

5, 60 second video edit (take an existing video clip and overlay it with new text, logos, soundtrack etc).

61% of our creatives said they could do this work.
The average cost would be £500 GBP (approx $800 USD / 580 EURO).
The average timescale to do the work would be 4 days.

6, 60 second video production (an entire 60 second video clip – storyboarded, filmed and edited from scratch).

41% of our creatives said they could do this work.
The average cost would be £4000 GBP (approx $6350 USD / 4600 EURO).
The average timescale to do the work would be 10 days.

7, 60 second 3D animation (a bespoke 3D animation – storyboarded and produced from scratch).

16% of our creatives said they could do this work.
The average cost would be £5000 GBP (approx $8000 USD / 5800 EURO).
The average timescale to do the work would be 13 days.

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We’d love to know your feedback on those figures. If you’re a creative,would you be prepared to do projects for those amounts?

And if you’re a brand, would you be happy to pay those prices for a viral campaign?

We’re really keen to hear your thoughts – please leave a comment on this blog.

And if you haven’t already filled in the survey, it’s not too late, click here to access the questionnaire.