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Anyone Media Network

YayWay: The Trusted Social Network

Regulation Crowdfunding
Menifee, CA
Social Media
Accepting International Investment
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A One-Stop Social Network that Makes Directly Connecting with Your Favorite Friends and Influencers Easy and Safe

Invest in YayWay

Anyone Media Network is a Southern California corporation formed to produce a product called "YayWay".


Trademark and Patent: Anyone Media Network owns the Trademark for the name YayWay, and also has patents pending in the U.S., Europe, India and China.


Entertainment industry veterans and business magnates alike make up the formidable team behind YayWay.  Founded by musician / Platinum songwriter and industry executive Charles Simmons, YayWay plans to provide a streamlined connection between fans and their favorite celebrities (we call them influencers). Our vision is for YayWay to become known as the trusted social network with the real Influencers. 


With the YayWay app fans will no longer have to scroll through multiple sites to search for their favorite influencers. Our vision is for YayWay to be known as the one stop app where fans can purchase their favorite influencer's music, concert tickets, products, and also watch their videos, see their bios, and simply connect. 


"With your help, YayWay can be THE PLACE".

The Offering

Investment

$0.10/share of Common Stock│When you invest you are betting the company’s future value will exceed $15.5M


Perks

$100+ —  a YayWay Travel Mug.


$500+ —a Yayway Travel mug and a custom embroidered YayWay hat.


$1,000+ — a personalized signed picture by NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon, a Yayway Travel Mug and a custom embroidered YayWay hat. 


$5,000+ — a choice between an embroidered  duffle bag or an embroidered 15in. Laptop briefcase bag, an embroidered YayWay hat, a YayWay Travel Mug, and a personalized signed picture by NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon.


$10,000+ — a football  and a personalized picture both signed by NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon, and a choice between an embroidered  duffle bag or an embroidered 15in. Laptop briefcase bag, an embroidered YayWay hat, and a YayWay Travel Mug.


$25,000+ — a video chat with Warren Moon, a football  and a personalized picture both signed by NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon, and a choice between an embroidered  duffle bag or an embroidered 15 in. Laptop briefcase bag, an embroidered YayWay hat, and a YayWay Travel Mug.


$50,000+ — a flight and hotel, dinner for 2 with Warren Moon, David Meltzer and the team, a picture taken with Warren Moon, David Meltzer and the team, and a football  and a personalized picture both signed by NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon, and a choice between an embroidered  duffle bag or an embroidered 15in. Laptop briefcase bag, an embroidered YayWay hat, and a YayWay Travel Mug.


*All perks occur after the offering is completed.

At YayWay, it's our Mission to change the way we communicate with those who inspire us. By building a world of better media, and by allowing influencers & their fans to directly connect and fully express their creativity together, we hope to inspire others to do even greater things.

The Problem

With social media and the content that drives it reaching new plateaus, the number of channels out there claiming to be “celebrity (influencer) resources” has reached ridiculous levels.


The harsh reality is that nearly all of these pretenders offer false information – with some even built to scam and steal from their followers. This huge gap in fan-celebrity interaction is the pain in the marketplace that is the impetus for YayWay.


With so many new channels and sources for content, how do fans know they have an authentic connection? How can fans engage and gain access to everything they love when it is scattered across 20 channels?

The Problem for Fans

  1. With so many new channels and sources for content, how can fans know they have an authentic connection to their favorite influencers?
  2. How can fans engage and gain access to everything about the influencers they love, with all content related to their favorite influencers scattered across so many channels?

The Problem for Influencers

  1. Influencers' identities are being used by pretenders, and searching for an influencer can lead to a potentially dangerous scam.
  2. If 70 to 80 percent of all social media traffic is celebrity driven, why do major platforms like Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook turn a profit on celebrity produced content without splitting the revenue? And why do these social networks make it increasingly difficult for influencers to reach audiences they’ve built to profit in other ways?

Scammers have been copying celebrities' identities and websites. This has caused problems for fans who want to follow their favorite celebrities and influencers. Yayway's goal is to provide a solution to this problem.

Ricky Fowler Scammed on Instagram

Above, legendary professional golfer Ricky Fowler addresses his followers on Instagram, warning them about an imposter account that using his good name to scam unwitting fans.

Cybercriminals consistently take advantage of consumer interest around award shows, new movies and TV shows as well as the latest cultural trends driven by celebrities. These criminals capitalize on the public’s fascination with celebrities in order to lure the public into sites laden with malware. This year, searching for a celebrity name coupled with the search term “free app download” resulted in the most instances of malware-laden sites.


“Today’s consumers often are completely unaware of security risks when searching for celebrity and entertainment news, images and videos online, sacrificing safety for immediacy,” says Paula Greve, director of web security research at McAfee. “Cybercriminals prey on consumers’ addiction to breaking news and leverage this behavior to lead them to unsafe sites that can severely infect their computers and devices and steal personal data.”


Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan and other famous names have been used by scammers. Many fans have shared recent encounters with scammers masquerading as popular country superstars with us on Facebook.


For example, Lisa wrote in to say that she’d received a couple of these messages earlier this week: "I have had several Facebook friend requests from ‘country music stars’ [saying] that I had liked their FB page. One was supposedly Tim McGraw, and the other was supposedly Trace Adkins. They thank me for being a fan, develop a little conversation, then tell me the security company they have been using is closing, and they need a dependable person to receive and hold their briefcase."


"Said briefcase allegedly contains a HUGE sum of money, concert tickets, etc… The briefcase will be delivered to me via a courier service, and I must pay the fee to get the briefcase, which will be returned to me tenfold. The fee? $800+!!!!!!! Please let people know. I notified local law enforcement who didn’t care. The [scammers] actually got very ugly when I refused."


While Lisa’s experience shows that the names of Tim McGraw and Trace Adkins are reportedly being used by scammers, it isn’t limited to those two country stars. Nor is this kind of scam a new thing.


As far back as 2012, Luke Bryan took to his Facebook page to warn fans about fake profiles that crooks were setting up in his name: “Hey y’all, PLEASE SHARE THIS! I just want to let everybody in on something. There have been a lot of issues with fake Facebook profiles of me. This is the only profile I use for correspondence. I don’t have a personal page. If you are friends with another Luke Bryan, unfriend them and don’t believe any of the messages.”


With so many new channels and sources for content, how do fans know they have an authentic connection? How can fans engage and gain access to everything they love when it is scattered across 20 channels?


I, Charles Simmons, went online to search for myself and my content only to discover there where many fake doppelgangers out there. There were many people with the same name, a couple of people pretending to be me, and several people auctioning off and selling my music without my permission. I began pondering what I could do to stop and change this.


That was the moment I began to formulate in my mind the artist / fan collaboration idea. I wanted to find a way to personally reach and engage with my fans in a real way, with a personalized and true connection. I wanted them to know it was really me, I wanted them to know the true places to purchase my music, my merchandise, my events and I wanted them to be aware of the scams. After watching increasing numbers of fans being fooled by fake concerts, and “Insta-Scam” profiles being posted, my partner Bill Shook and I knew something had to be done. 


Let's find a way to eliminate fans being scammed, or getting caught up in a money scheme by someone pretending to be their favorite celebrity, athlete or brand.

The Solution

Our Vision Is For YayWay to Be A One Stop Social Media Network Platform Where Friends, Fans & Influencers Can Create, Collaborate, Inspire and Connect.

The Solution for Fans

  1. Our plan is for the YayWay™ app to make it very easy for fans to find and connect with Influencers that inspire them.
  2. By eliminating the need for fans having to search multiple sites for their favorite influencers' content, validating the influencers ,and putting all their content in one place, YayWay prevent fans (especially teens) from being tricked into turning over personal information to bogus sites.

The Solution for Influencers

  1. Our plan is for YayWay to be a place where influencers can combine their existing multi-platform online assets into a single uniform network of similar brands, increasing exposure and brand awareness.
  2. Our plan is to protect influencer’s profiles and accounts on YayWay from scammers, doppelgangers, and from people trying to set up fake influencer accounts.
  3. Our plan is to verify every influencer account through our verification system.
  4. YayWay’s plan is to offer celebrities an aggregated source to deliver information to their fans and to give fans assurance that they’re getting authentic info from their favorite influencers.

No Celebrity or Influencer Is Immune

Chris Pratt had to warn followers about a 'pervy dude' impersonator.

Oprah warns her followers about scam impersonators...

YayWay has a great opportunity to succeed because social media use is not decreasing, it is escalating. 


We live in a celebrity-driven culture that generates a sense of access to famous people through social media channels. This has the potential to be a virtuous circle: the better engagement celebrities (influencers) have with their fans, the easier it is to bring issues to celebrities' (influencers’) attention, thereby making it easier to find out when they take action. 


With social media and the content that drives it reaching new plateaus, the amount of channels claiming to be “celebrity (influencer) resources” has reached ridiculous levels.  The harsh reality is that nearly all of these pretenders offer false information – with some even built to scam and steal from their followers.  This huge gap in fan-celebrity interaction is the pain in the marketplace that is the impetus for YayWay. 


YayWay's one-stop platform offers celebrities an aggregated source to deliver information to their fans, and it gives fans assurance that they’re getting authentic info and an authentic connection to their favorite Influencers. YayWay will try not to allow fake news, extremist messages, fake doppelgängers or pornography.

Social Media is Only Becoming More Important

By 2020, more than 7 out of 10 U.S. internet users will use social networks.

Source

  1. CONSUMER-GENERATED CONTENT HAS GROWN UP: The integration of the Internet into consumers’ everyday lives has transformed the way they consume, create, and share content—especially how they make purchasing decisions. Consumer-generated content (CGC) is the key to the next phase of marketing that brings all these concepts together
  2. THE MOBILE FUTURE HAS ARRIVED, AND IT’S HEADED IN-STORE: Consumers purchase more than 1 billion smartphones yearly, exponentially expanding the consumer’s “power” to research, communicate, and do business. Mobile devices must be the focal point for companies. 
  3. SEARCH IS EVOLVING; ARE YOU READY?: Busy consumers have no time to scroll through pages of competitive Google results. They’re looking for a reliable indicator that they can trust: it’s reviews, and it has changed searching forever. 
  4. CONSUMERS WANT A SEAMLESS SHOPPING EXPERIENCE: Retailers should no longer fear the mobile-enabled shopper who researches, reviews, and compares prices, but instead realize this as an opportunity to provide helpful, targeted CGC content in the retail channel. 
  5. VISUAL CONTENT IS CHANGING THE GAME: Nearly 75% of online users are active on social channels, sharing opinions, ideas, and especially product-related photos. Brands have a huge new opportunity to connect with consumers visually and emotionally via CGC in the form of social photographs. A little over a year ago, both Twitter and Facebook began beta-testing “buy” buttons, which appear alongside certain tweets and posts and allow users to make purchases with just a click or two, without ever leaving the networks.

Source

Our Product

Version 1.0 of our app is currently live in the App Store, but we're really excited about the completely redesigned version that's coming soon...

An Unmet Need

We could not find any social media app that currently protects users from someone pretending to be their favorite Influencer. We could not find any app that offers a one-stop experience with their favorite influencer's verified products.

YayWay's Business Model

  • The YayWay app is free to users.
  • There are two levels of celeb, influencer, artists and brand subscription:
    • Basic
    • Paid Premium. 
  • Digital Advertising (promoted stories)
  • Enterprise Package
  • Additional Advertising Options:
    • Featured Home-Page Advertising (pay per week/month): Relevant providers show up on a special homepage row displaying their mini profile among other relevant featured providers.
    • Premium Search Slots (pay per click): Premium providers are placed in a unique pool and have the ability to show up first in search results, assuming criteria is matched. 
    • E-commerce: 20% commission from all music sales sold directly through YayWay. YayWay will receive a 3% revenue from all influencer and business sales in the influencer and business section of YayWay.

YayWay Team

In the Press

The Financial Wake Up Show with Daniel Choi
December 16, 2017

Daniel Choi host of The Financial Wake Up Show interviews Charles Simmons, Founder / CEO of Anyone Media Network, Inc / YayWay.

YAYWAY – SOLVING “INSTA-SCAM”
October 16, 2014

YayWay is a new revolutionary clutter-free, easy-to-use web-based app that plans to connect fans to their favorite celebrity, athlete, event, TV, film, representatives and brands.

Offering Summary

Maximum 1,070,000* shares of common stock ($107,000)

*Maximum subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See 10% Bonus below

Minimum 100,000 shares of common stock ($10,000)

Company Name

Anyone Media Network, Inc.

 

Corporate Address
26100 Newport Rd A12, Suite 133, Menifee, CA. 92584
 

Description of Business
YayWay is a new social media network that Plans to make it easy and safe for the connected generation of engaged friends, fans and influencers to Create, Collaborate, Inspire and Connect. 
 

Type of Security Offered
Common Stock
 
Purchase Price of Security Offered
$.10
 

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor)
$100












Perks*

$100 — YayWay Travel Mug.

$500 —a Yayway Travel mug and a custom embroidered YayWay hat.

$1,000 — a personalized signed picture by NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon, a Yayway Travel Mug and a custom embroidered YayWay hat. 

$5,000 — a choice between an embroidered  duffle bag or an embroidered 15in. Laptop briefcase bag, an embroidered YayWay hat, a YayWay Travel Mug, and a personalized signed picture by NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon.

$10,000 — a football  and a personalized picture both signed by NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon, and a choice between an embroidered  duffle bag or an embroidered 15in. Laptop briefcase bag, an embroidered YayWay hat, and a YayWay Travel Mug.

$25,000 — a video chat with Warren Moon, a football  and a personalized picture both signed by NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon, and a choice between an embroidered  duffle bag or an embroidered 15 in. Laptop briefcase bag, an embroidered YayWay hat, and a YayWay Travel Mug.

$50,000 — a flight and hotel, dinner for 2 with Warren Moon, David Meltzer and the team, a picture taken with Warren Moon, David Meltzer and the team, and a football  and a personalized picture both signed by NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon, and a choice between an embroidered  duffle bag or an embroidered 15in. Laptop briefcase bag, an embroidered YayWay hat, and a YayWay Travel Mug.

*ALL PERKS OCCUR AFTER THE OFFERING IS COMPLETED


The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Anyone Media Network, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders (with ≥ $1,000 invested in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign) within 24 hours of this offering going live.

StartEngine shareholders who have invested $1,000+ in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign will receive a 10% bonus on this offering within a 24-hour window of their campaign launch date.  This means you will receive a bonus for any shares you purchase.  For example, if you buy 1,000 shares of Common Stock at $0.10 / share, you will receive 100 Common Stock bonus shares, meaning you'll own 1,100 shares for $100.   Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors receive their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$43,117.00 USD
$17,360.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$43,117.00 USD
$17,360.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$3,200.00 USD
$67,810.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$14,283.00 USD
-$36,219.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

Notice of Funds Disbursement

over 1 year ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Anyone Media Network has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Anyone Media Network be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

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