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Topic: Contests

Meet the Hero Designer Who Publicly Shamed Showtime for Asking Him to Work for Free How Dan Cassaro's tweet became a rallying cry

When Showtime invited Dan Cassaro to join a design "contest" he felt amounted to milking professionals for free work, he let the network—and the world—know how he felt about it. The…

August 19, 2014, 12:39 PM EDT

Pinterest Clamps Down on Contests to Keep Them From Getting 'Spammy' Rules have been unclear and unfollowed, site admits

Just a few months after Facebook finally eased off its restrictive contest guidelines, Pinterest seems to be taking the opposite approach. In a recent round of policy revisions and clarifications,…

October 25, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

Make an Ad About Truth in Advertising, and You Could Win $5,000 Publisher holds contest for John Kenney's first novel

Truth in advertising? Bwaa ha ha ha ha! Actually, that's the title of a new first novel by former Ogilvy & Mather creative exec John Kenney. The book is about…

March 4, 2013, 9:29 AM EST

Virgin's Most Frequent Flier This Year Will Win a Trip to Space Quite a prize for carrier's new contest

As prizes go, it doesn't get much better than this. Virgin America, Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Australia are holding a contest in which the person who logs the most miles…

September 4, 2012, 1:22 PM EDT

Meet the Three Products That Just Won a Place on Walmart's Shelves 'Get on the Shelf' contest wraps

Walmart's "Get on the Shelf" contest, which saw more than 4,000 inventors and small businesses compete for the chance to get their product into Walmart stores, has wrapped up, and…

May 16, 2012, 4:12 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Will Pay You $100,000 If You'll Just Please Move There City resorts to plain bribery

How much money would it take to lure you to move to Pittsburgh? How about $100,000? Some wags in SoHo would probably say no amount is enough. STFU, SoHo! The…

November 11, 2011, 1:53 PM EST

'Reader's Digest' Wants Your Life Story in 150 Words or Less Jane Lynch gets things rolling

Oh boy, do I have a contest for you long-winded Facebookers and personal bloggers. It's called, "Your Life: The Reader's Digest Version." The venerable magazine is willing to shell out…

August 17, 2011, 1:37 PM EDT

Short Film With Split Personality Wins Nokia N8 Contest

Dear J.W. Griffiths: Congratulations on winning the Nokia Shorts 2011 Competition for Splitscreen: A Love Story! We were blown away—blown a-way—by your inventive storytelling in which a guy and gal unite…

June 29, 2011, 11:02 AM EDT

Get your creative juices flowing with Kotex!

Warning: This post is about vaginas and periods. Behold the Kotex menstrual pad above, which I designed myself! Yes, U by Kotex is holding a period-based design contest called the…

April 6, 2011, 1:11 PM EDT

Wieden + Kennedy rules the TED ad contest

TED has named the 10 winners in its inaugural "Ads Worth Spreading" contest. There's really one big winner, Wieden + Kennedy, which placed three videos among the top 10—for Chrysler,…

March 3, 2011, 4:45 PM EST

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