Gizmodo Facebook Portrait Contest — Sam Spratt Gets Creative

Are you bored of your Facebook profile picture? Do you want a funky, original and unique portrait of yourself instead? Well, Gizmodo has exactly what you are looking for! (Sadly though, the competition is now over and you’ll have to find a way to convince Gizmodo to do another)

Sam Spratt- Rosa Golijan Painting

Sam Spratt- Rosa Golijan Painting

Campaign Idea & Objectives:

If you are wishing for a better Facebook profile photo and if you enjoy the illustrations done by artist Sam Spratt, then you would have loved Gizmodo’s latest contest, because it left fourteen lucky folks with profile photos custom-painted by Sam.

All you had to do was head over to a Gizmodo Facebook fanpages and leave a comment on the “Comment here for a chance to win a Sam Spratt illustration of yourself!” threads on any of them. Your comment would have served as an entry into a random drawing for the paintings.

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Is Facebook’s Dominance in Danger? BBC Reports

Facebook Compared to Countries

Facebook may have 500 million friends, but it also has many, many rivals – including some huge ones in some of the world’s largest and fastest growing economies“.

The reports argues that there are new emerging competitors that threaten Facebook’s “All-Mighty” status: Local Facebook-like platforms and social gaming platforms such as The Great Indian Parking Wars, Orkut and Ibibo.

“While all the hype in the West is on the social networking giants such as Facebook and Twitter, consumers of some of the world’s fastest growing economies are embracing local champions.”

Read more on the report here.

What do you think: Do you agree with the main idea of the report? Do you believe that a similar platform is able to win the competition with social media giant, Facebook?

Looking forward to your comments down below…

Post-Off: 5 More Types of Facebook Friends!

We present to you “5 More Types of Facebook Friends” as a post-off. Let us know which type you think you are :)

Lay’s vs. Pringles: Can Social Media Alter Your Taste Buds?

An attempt to try and separate social media users’ efforts from brand efforts and compare similar brands in terms of the amount of effort and resources they are REALLY investing in order to deserve the exposure they are getting! For my first two brands, I chose Pringles vs. Lay’s.

Apple’s iPad is Causing Workers to Kill Themselves!

Apple’s iPad is Causing Workers to Kill Themselves!

"Apple manufacturer Foxconn was taking extraordinary measures Wednesday to safeguard its business and workers following a spate of suicides at its sprawling plant in southern China." Here's something even more interesting: Workers have reportedly been told to sign letters promising not to kill themselves and even agreeing to be...

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Apple iPhone 3GS Ad – On Hold: Now That’s an Ad!

The social iPhone is here and it's fully equipped to overshadow any phone you have ever used or owned!

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Top 10 Addictive Facebook Games Which Can Drive You Nuts!

Top 10 Addictive Facebook Games Which Can Drive You Nuts!

Goo Maze

My advice to you is as follows: If you work, go to school, have a family, have friends, or even have a life at all, I urge you not to play more than one of the following games in the same day. Trust me, the results are amazingly terrifying! :)

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Dramatic Chipmunk Starring in New LG Campaign [video]

Advertising appeals used as their best! LG should be given kudos for their proper utilization of a combination of different appeals:humor, sex and emotional!

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Samsung Swype vs. iPhone: Faster touch typing… not! [video]

Swype is a simple input method for touchscreens developed by Swype Inc. It basically positions itself as a competitor to the "regular" mobile phones which utilize touchscreens, mainly the iPhone!

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Who’s Here App – Free Phone Calls on Your iPod and iPhone!

As we relentlessly and yet unconsciously speed into a technology-based life style, competition amongst technology related brands, tools, systems and platforms soars higher; bringing us a new, fresh and innovative pool of ideas for the future.

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