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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USA Today’s #AmericaWants Twitter Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

USA Today

USA Today

USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. It was founded by Al Neuharth. The newspaper vies with The Wall Street Journal for the position of having the widest circulation of any newspaper in the United States, something it previously held since 2003.

According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the paper has 1.9 million copies as of October 2009. USA Today remains the widest circulated print newspaper in the United States.

Idea & Objectives:

The #AmericaWants hashtag contest was conceived by Social Media strategist Alex Nicholson as part of USA Today’s larger “What America Wants” brand campaign, designed to illustrate USA Today’s connection with the American experience and readers’ engagement with the brand on multiple media platforms.

The charity that had the most retweets of the message “#AmericanWants [charity name] to get a full-page ad in USA TODAY” with its name in the tweet between Tuesday, April 13 and Friday, April 16 was declared the victor.

Who’s the lucky winner? An anti-depression non-profit organization: To Write Love on her Arms:

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