Posts Tagged ‘innovation’

Design Lessons from a Pizza Craving

Lauren Nelson | September 12th, 2016 o-dominos-japan-heart-pizza-facebook

It’s just about lunchtime around Chicago, which means our minds are, inevitably, turning to food. Lots of food. Glorious food. And for this particular crowdSPRINGer, pizza is sounding pretty good right now. But because we tend to think a lot about design at crowdSPRING (duh), I found my mind wandering to random design questions related to […]

Read full post »

The Creativity Conundrum: An Ugly Mix of Endorphins and Self-Sabotage

Lauren Nelson | September 6th, 2016

Whether you’re a graphic designer, marketing executive, or entrepreneur trying to launch the next big thing, we all have something in common: we’re creative souls. That creativity may not always manifest in the same way, but without an active imagination, none of us would ever achieve anything worth anything. Though science certainly plays a role […]

Read full post »

Wind Up Your Productivity and Creativity by Winding Down

Lauren Nelson | August 19th, 2016 clear-your-mind

In today’s world, a huge premium is put on staying busy. How many hours are you working? How much are you getting done during those hours? What are you doing that’s productive when you’re not working?     These questions aren’t necessarily bad. You want to make sure you’re making progress towards goals. But that […]

Read full post »

How Meredith Grey Can Revitalize Your Marketing Efforts

Lauren Nelson | August 15th, 2016 greys1

It happens to the best of us. Your marketing gets stuck in a rut. I’m not talking about a website that needs an overhaul or an ad campaign that needs a refresh. I mean things just get stale. You’re doing everything right, technically speaking, but you’re not getting results because your perfectly adequate strategy is […]

Read full post »

In Defense of the Renegade Marketers

Lauren Nelson | August 9th, 2016 innovation

With the dawn of social media and explosion of internet access across the globe came a revolution in marketing. New channels were available with larger audiences, more segmentation opportunities, and a myriad of engagement opportunities. The possibilities were endless. Indeed, we’re still exploring them. But with these possibilities came no small amount of chaos. Curious […]

Read full post »

A Look Inside the Fascinating Cannabis Branding and Marketing Boom

Lauren Nelson | July 19th, 2016 6a00d8341c630a53ef0120a686382b970c-600wi

  For all the stereotypes about lazy, hapless stoners out there, those peddling green in states where recreational or medical marijuana use is legal sure know how to hustle. Make no mistake: the legal marijuana industry is booming, creating huge business opportunities and massive tax revenue incomes for their communities. As Forbes reports: The size […]

Read full post »

Twitter Link Roundup #296 – Terrific Reads For Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers and Designers!

Ross | March 11th, 2016

What motivates us to do or not to do something? Here’s a terrific talk by Tony Robbins on the “invisible force” that motivate everyone’s actions. Now, we hope you enjoy another great set of links and articles that we shared with you over the past week on our crowdSPRING Twitter account (and on my Twitter […]

Read full post »

Facebook, Cookies, and Marketing: How To Prevent Your Small Business From Stagnation

Arielle Kimbarovsky | February 24th, 2016

At some point, even the most successful businesses hit a wall. Sales plateau, the customer base stops growing, morale is low, and revenue is either flat or falling. The best companies – and the best entrepreneurs – find ways to overcome such stagnation. The challenge often isn’t in finding ways to quickly increase customers and […]

Read full post »

Twitter Link Roundup #295 – Terrific Reads For Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers and Designers!

Ross | February 19th, 2016

It’s  difficult to beat the sincerity and purity of a cute three year old singing “Part of Your World” from the Little Mermaid. The video above will  put a smile on your face. Now, we hope you enjoy another great set of links and articles that we shared with you over the past week on […]

Read full post »

The Surprising Ways a Distributed Team Can Help Your Company Succeed

Arielle Kimbarovsky | February 10th, 2016

I love working with people from around the world and truly believe that distributed teams provide huge benefits for small businesses and startups. I’m not alone to think so – according to a study updated in September 2015, the number of people working remotely risen 103% in the past year. Still, even as the number […]

Read full post »