Archive for July, 2010

Twitter Link Roundup #49 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | July 29th, 2010

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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Small Business Marketing: Web Design Best Practices and Tips

Ross | July 28th, 2010

We’ve recently discussed several useful topics for small businesses and startups, including naming your company,  how to make you taglines stand out from the crowd., and tips for buyers looking for logo design. Today, we’ll cover web design marketing best practices and tips for small business. Most businesses, from one person start-ups to small and […]

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Small business love: trucks, pop-ups, and nomadic goodness

Mike | July 26th, 2010

Even in non-recessionary times it can be difficult to get a new business off the ground. Start-up costs are high, investors are keeping the purse-strings tied tight, and customers are not exactly spending with élan. The restaurant business, traditionally a hothouse for entrepreneurism, suffered greatly in the current downturn but is rebounding, with industry-wide sales […]

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Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics and Old Spice

Ross | July 23rd, 2010

A few weeks ago, Wieden + Kennedy began executing a ground-breaking social media campaign on behalf of its client, Old Spice. The foundation for the campaign was set when Old Spice introduced during the Superbowl, the “Old Spice Man,” played by  Isaiah Mustafa, a television actor and a former NFL wide receiver. Mustafa, playing “The […]

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How Would Pablo Picasso Paint The Letter “P”?

Ross | July 22nd, 2010

What if some of the world’s most respected artists, including Picasso, Monet, Dr. Seuss, Dalí, Van Gogh and 21 other famous artists were each asked to paint a letter of the English alphabet – in their own unique style? How would each of their letters look? crowdSPRING’s Audree Rowe wrote and illustrated a fun book […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #48 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | July 22nd, 2010

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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Small business and startups: engage your customers the old(spice)-fashioned way

Mike | July 19th, 2010

Customer loyalty is critical to all businesses, and this loyalty can be built by small businesses by engaging their audience with their own brands through content creation. Blog posts, videos, advertising, and social media interaction should be designed to serve a larger engagement strategy. The last few weeks have seen an explosion online, on TV, […]

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: YES+

Laura | July 16th, 2010

College can be a really difficult time for young people, so can the time right after you graduate. All of a sudden there’s this great big world, tons of decisions, and a whole lot of competition to score that dream job, meet “the one” and hopefully leave something positive behind. With this comes a load […]

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Crowdsourcing The Indian Rupee Symbol

Ross | July 15th, 2010

A few years ago, the British Royal Mint crowdsourced the design of new coins. That competition attracted 4,000 entries from 500 people. Anyone was eligible to compete. Specially invited artists, Royal Mint engravers and artists from other countries competed with people of all ages, from everywhere. Today, a jury selected by the Indian government picked […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #47 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | July 15th, 2010

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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