Marketing and branding

I Was Paid To Say That But I Would Have Said It Anyway

Ross | December 16th, 2008

“Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) This isn’t another post about Chris Brogan’s Dadomatic blog. That subject has been capably covered by others, including Scott Henderson, Jeremiah Owyang, Ben Kunz, and Chris Brogan. What this post is about: Robert Scoble asserted yesterday that it’s […]

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Talk With People, Not To Them

Ross | December 8th, 2008

A few days ago, I read an interesting essay by Steven Hodson on The Inquisitr – Is social media becoming a social mess? In his essay, Steven wrote about the avalanche of conversations occuring in social media. “It is beginning to feel like we are just having conversations for converstaion sake – to make some […]

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Somali Pirates And Lessons About Negative Publicity

Ross | November 24th, 2008

Today, hardly a day passes without a news report about how Somali pirates have managed to impact one of the most important sea trade routes in the world. In 2008 alone, pirates have attacked 90 ships and have successfully captured 14 of them. Recently, they seized a Ukrainian freighter transporting military equipment and a Saudi […]

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10 Useful Marketing Tools For Freelancers

Angeline | November 11th, 2008

This was a blog post I originally wrote for Fuel Your Creativity – a great design inspiration site. The site’s owner, Adelle Charles, is an established graphic designer who has guest blogged for crowdSPRING before. Check out her post – Typography is Sexy. It’s not easy being a freelancer. Sure, there are perks such as […]

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“Personal Brand” – An Exercise In Linguistic Olympics?

Ross | October 13th, 2008

People find reasons to disagree about many things. Sometimes, what appear to be substantive disagreements turn out to be little more than smoke and mirrors. Take for example the subject of “personal brand”. David Armano’s new “Brand U.0 Blog focuses on personal brands. Chris Brogan recently listed 10 articles from his blog about personal branding. […]

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I’m A Mac. I’m A PC.

Angeline | September 23rd, 2008

Well-known UK graffiti artist Banksy once said, “The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people.” It’s true that the advertising industry consists of many talented writers, designers, and other creative types, and the outcome can be quite remarkable. For the computer giants, the […]

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The Measure Of A True Professional – Demo Conference

Ross | September 9th, 2008

Yesterday, crowdSPRING was privileged to present and launch our new product – crowdSPRING Pro – at the Demo Conference in San Diego, California. Let me offer a few thoughts on why we were privileged to present at Demo: 1. Professional team. From the moment we received an initial call from the Demo team earlier this […]

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Inspiration and imitation

Chris | August 20th, 2008

In our continuing discussion of copyright, imitation and inspiration, I’ve decided to throw in my two cents. Hi, I’m Chris, one of the developers here at crowdSPRING. While I may spend most of my days making and breaking portions of our site, I did manage (and still try) to dedicate a small portion of my […]

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