Archive for November, 2009

Good Old Fashioned Personal Branding

Laura | November 18th, 2009

It seems these days that it’s almost impossible to stay alive as a new shark diving into an ocean of bigger sharks unless you’re Kanye West or Lady Gaga. As I thought about that I realized they had one thing in common, they had branded themselves, which seems to be the only way to get […]

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Is Your Marketing Tail Wagging The Dog?

Ross | November 17th, 2009

A few days ago, I listened to a radio interview of Andre Agassi – widely considered one of the greatest tennis players ever. When Agassi started playing professionally, he ran 5 miles every day to stay in peak condition. When Agassi hired a trainer, the trainer asked Agassi why Agassi ran 5 miles. Agassi’s response: […]

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Dear Buyer (redux), or 4 tips for posting and managing your crowdSPRING project

Mike | November 16th, 2009

Seven months ago I wrote a post and shared some data which I hoped would help crowdSPRING Buyers to find success and happiness with their projects on the site (well maybe not happiness, but you get my drift). Well, since then we have had more than 5,800 new Buyers registered, had over 336,000 more entries […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week

Bethany | November 13th, 2009

DeParis Redinger At just two people, DeParis Redinger is a boutique investment banking firm doing a lot more than just investment banking. Naturally, when I came across their posted project for a web design on crowdSPRING I was intrigued and had to do some research and find out what they were all about and it’s […]

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The coming flood

Pete | November 12th, 2009

Bethany’s post about the difference between ‘traditional PR chicks’ and ‘startup PR chicks’ reminded me of two great quotes that (as a ‘startup marketing dude’), I try to remind myself of daily. The first is a tenent from Guy Kawasaki’s great The Art of the Start. He puts it pretty simply: don’t let the bozos […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #20 – Design, Small Business, Social Media And More

Ross | November 12th, 2009

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and […]

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PR for Start ups – Green Eyed Monster or Underdog?

Bethany | November 11th, 2009

In the past few months, I have attended more networking events for PR, startups and social media than I ever thought even existed.  At each event I feel like I’ve learned something, taken away some great tips and even made some great connections with other PR professionals in Chicago.  When talking about my position and […]

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Choosing Technologies for Your Web Startup (Part 1)

Tal | November 10th, 2009

You have a great idea, a viable business model, and investors lined up. Now, you need to build your web site. Likely, you’ll start by hiring a consultant or consulting firm. Consultants can be valuable resources, and good relationships with them can be key to growing your company. The unfortunate flip-side is that bad advice […]

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crowdSPRING’s Inaugural SPRINGY Awards

Bethany | November 9th, 2009

What a difference a year makes!  We’ve had a pretty amazing year here at crowdSPRING – we’ve seen some amazing company’s making the switch to the crowdsourcing platform, we’ve paid out $2.5 million in awards to our more than 40,000 creatives and we’ve expanded our office personnel.  We’re feeling pretty darn loved and lucky and […]

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