BlackBerry launches BBM Sticker Factory for artists who want to reach a wider audience


Canadian company BlackBerry has just announced the immediate availability of a new portal for artists who create BBM stickers and want to tap into a bigger audience. Since their release back in 2014, BlackBerry held loads of BBM sticker contests that helped grow the database.

At the same time, these contests gave many artists the opportunity to show their work to a wider audience. Since the BBM sticker contests have been so popular among artists, BlackBerry has decided to keep one going all year long.

Thanks to the new BBM Sticker Factory portal, anyone can now submit their stickers for review. If BBM reviews the proposed sticker and thinks that it's good enough, it will be published and posted on the global BBM Sticker Shop in Discover for users worldwide to download and share.

Moreover, BlackBerry announced that at the end of each month, it would offer prices to the creators of the top five most popular sticker packs. Among these awarded prizes, the Canadian company offers a chance to share in the sales of the stickers.

In order to submit your sticker(s), you need to create an account on the BBM Sticker Factory portal, but you don't need to have a BBM account. Also, participation is free of charge, and you can submit as many sticker packs as you want.

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8 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This is a pretty odd thing for BlackBerry. This is something I could see Whatsapp doing

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is something that could have a lot of potential for BlackBerry.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This is something that seems out of place for BlackBerry.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

Glad to see that BlackBerry is trying something different with their stickers. It has the possibility to be quite beneficial for the artists involved and BlackBerry.

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Sticker factory, I still don't get it. I understand BBM is popular for people who don't want to use a blackberry device but want a secure communication channel if the other party has BBM, but this is just odd.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

BBM is extremely popular in a few places in the world like Indonesia, for example, that also prefer pkb devices like BlackBerry provides (now provided through licensees). It even has a healthy dose of cross-platform love. BBM is not just something that's used by enterprises and governments, so I can see why BlackBerry has created this. It's great to see them doing different things and adding different features like curated global news content and games (among other things), to BBM.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

BBM isn't as popular here in the US, which is one of the main markets when it comes to smartphones. As I already said once before, BBM is a great choice for people who don't want to go the BlackBerry handsets route, but still want a secure communication channel that can work across many platforms.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22075; Member since: May 28, 2014

BBM is extremely popular in other markets when it comes to smartphones, like Indonesia, for example. Thankfully, the U.S. market does not equal the world. As I have said several times, BBM is the best IM client, IMO, and it has a large user base cross-platform, in addition to its BlackBerry handset love.

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