Marketing and branding

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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1 Percent Inspiration, 99 Percent Perspiration

Ross | August 11th, 2008

“Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration” – Thomas Edison. It’s one thing for artists to be inspired by the work of others. It’s quite another to simply borrow without permission or compensation, what someone else has worked hard to create. Last week, Mike posted an article about Girl Talk – the stage […]

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Inspiration?

Mike | August 8th, 2008

There have been some wonderful discussions taking place in the forums on the subject of concept-copying and the ethics of incorporating existing ideas or images into one’s own work. It’s fascinating to listen to the different perspectives and to understand this small piece of the creative process. I am not an artist, but one need […]

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Your Biggest Fans

Angeline | July 23rd, 2008

Today, we are very excited to announce a collaboration with heavy metal gods Judas Priest for creating their official online tour poster. They are a band that’s been around since the 1970’s and have sold over 35 million records worldwide. There’s a lot to be said about Judas Priest’s longevity in an industry where so […]

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Not-So-Creative Design: EcoGeek vs. Intel

Angeline | July 17th, 2008

A while ago, Ross began an interesting primer on Concept Copying, an issue which often comes up in the design world (Look for him to finish up Part 3 shortly). Regardless of whether creatives are graphic designers, musicians, or filmmakers, they all draw inspiration from other works. Take a band like British rock act Oasis, […]

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Cell phone ads for all my friends!

Mike | July 16th, 2008

The NY Times recently published some data on cell phone text advertising. In May, almost 20% of cell phone users received one or more ads in the form of text messages. Yikes. But this does bring up some interesting possibilities for our community and perhaps opportunity is bubbling. Instead of text messages, why not graphic […]

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