Archive for September, 2011

Twitter Link Roundup #104 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | September 30th, 2011

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 Spotlight of the Week: Simple Squares

Amanda | September 30th, 2011

This week’s spotlight was a pretty controversial product at the crowdSPRING office.  When I brought it to the lunch table and announced what it was, people were skeptical, even downright cynical.  But to those that were adventuresome enough to try it, it ended up being a tasty treat. What was it, you ask?  Simple Squares.  […]

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How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Ross | September 28th, 2011

Social media gives small businesses a platform to amplify their voice and visibility among prospective customers. For many small businesses, this is a rich opportunity, as you can see in the following infographic – a look at social media use by small businesses (click image for full size version). Want to embed this infographic into […]

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Lean Marketing tips: business card as selling tool

Mike | September 26th, 2011

Just about everybody has one. Your desk has probably is littered with little piles of them. I would be willing to bet good money, that right now you have a few of your own in your wallet or purse. In the past year you have probably handed out and received literally hundreds of these tiny […]

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Twitter Link Roundup #103 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

Ross | September 23rd, 2011

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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Fun With Typography

Ross | September 22nd, 2011

I stumbled on a fun project by Alessandro Novelli, an Italian designer who created a spelling video, where each character is the initial letter of a font name. Here’s the short video: If you’re interested, here’s a nice writeup on how Alessandro Novelli created the video.

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Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Creative Semiotics

Amanda | September 22nd, 2011

Every piece of advertising or design has a root in cultural symbolism, otherwise, nobody would understand what it’s trying to say.  For example, most people brought up in a Judeo-Christian society recognize an apple as a symbol for knowledge.  Every culture has symbols like this.  The study of cultural signs is known as semiotics.  One […]

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12 Questions: Meet Dragan Lon?ar (Belgrade, Serbia)

Audree | September 20th, 2011

In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a better community. Be professional, treat others with respect, help us build […]

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The agency is Dead! Long live the agency!

Mike | September 19th, 2011

This week I will be speaking at Ad:tech London with our friend John Winsor, the CEO of Victors and Spoils. We will be discussing the future of the agency, the current business climate, crowdsourcing and the new models for delivering creative in the post-agency world. Among other questions, we will be discussing the economic impact of […]

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The United Nations and crowdSPRING

Ross | September 16th, 2011

Recently, crowdSPRING hosted a project for the United Nations Population Fund 7 Billion Actions Campaign. The Campaign was developed to raise awareness around the opportunities and challenges associated with a world of seven billion people (we are expected to hit that mark around October 31, 2011), and to inspire governments, NGO’s private industry, media, academia and […]

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