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    crowdSPRING Needs Your Vote, Will Do Anything (Any-thing) to Get It

    WIRED Small Biz Competition begins December 1, 2008; Will go down in history as the day the social media landscape turned the color crowdSPRING

    CHICAGO - 2-Dec-08 GMT-

    — crowdSPRING, the online marketplace for creative services, announced today that it will do everything humanly possible to win the WIRED Small Biz Program. Beginning today, crowdSPRING asks anyone with an entrepreneurial or creative bone in their body to band together and vote for crowdSPRING in a competition against four other small business owners hoping to win the $40,000 grand prize. The five finalists’ videos are posted here for the world to see, and as we all know, there can only be one winner.

    “In the startup world competition is fierce, and the WIRED Biz Program is no different,” said Ross Kimbarovsky, co-Founder of crowdSPRING. “We are going to do what we do best and “take it to the streets,” leveraging our online community to help us win what is rightfully ours.”

    As the premier online destination for creative services, crowdSPRING is infiltrating the web 2.0 world encouraging bloggers, Tweeters, Facebookers and anyone else who believes in the power of the people, to vote for them. crowdSPRING understands the value of the online world and is working hard to get the word out about this exciting opportunity not only for crowdSPRING, but for creatives and buyers from around the world. Here’s what you can do to help:

       • Vote early and often! Make your voice heard and help crowdSPRING bring this one home!    • Tell your friends, family members and even your enemies to vote for crowdSPRING. Actually, scratch the enemies – we don’t want them getting back at you by voting for crowdSPRING’s competitors instead.    • Donate some of your favorite social networking real estate to the cause. TinyURL a link to the voting page as your Facebook status, Twitter your heart out until you develop tweet-laryngitis, or produce your own big-budget YouTube feature film about how the world will be a better place when crowdSPRING wins. Seriously, a movie like that ends up paying for itself.    • Blog about it. We can virtually guarantee that this will be your most commented on blog entry, and will likely propel you to your rightful position as King (or Queen) of the blogosphere.    • If you’re a creative, visit crowdSPRING.com and check out the projects to design the ad that will be used if crowdSPRING wins. You too can make an indelible mark on this historic competition!    • Tattoo of the crowdSPRING logo on your forehead, and wear a t-shirt that says “Click here to vote.” Make sure you hyperlink the text, and get ready to be touched by strangers.    • If you live in Chicago, stop by crowdSPRING’s West Loop offices and play a game of ping pong or Rock Band against Ross or Mike, the two founders. They’ll explain first-hand why you should vote as they let you win.

    On behalf of the nearly 10,000 creatives and 100,000 entries continuing to expand the crowdSPRING marketplace, we thank you advance for your support!

    About crowdSPRING

    crowdSPRING is an online marketplace for creative services. For buyers, crowdSPRING is a place to post a creative project, watch the world contribute ideas and choose the one they like. For creatives, crowdSPRING is a global stage for creativity where title and experience don't matter.

    crowdSPRING is a privately held company based in Chicago. For more information, visit www.crowdspring.com.

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