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CafePress and Political Memorabilia Mocking the NSA

The best activist does not rely on private information to promote his or her campaign. This is especially the case when CafePress is used. However, humorous marketing can resolve such difficulties.

When dealing with CafePress, customers must keep in mind the obvious threat of being tracked by the NSA. The reason why is because CafePress allows easier access to media creation. Should too much infringement occur, a lawsuit is inevitable for the company. To avoid such consequences, all you have to do is create original logos. Doing otherwise results in what happened last November when the NSA discovered a logo altering the organization’s official seal was plagiarized.

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The seal of the U.S. National Security Agency. The first use was in September 1966, replacing an older seal which was used briefly. For more information, see here and here. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Upon discovering this line of T-shirts, CafePress and its competitor Zazzle decided to take down the merchandise. Public Citizen later filed a lawsuit against the government. The plaintiff was Dan McCall, an honorable freelancer. His living depended on his unique line of shirts, coffee mugs and other political memorabilia mocking the NSA.

The government decided to take down the letters associated with their complaints. This should make marketing on CafePress an easier venture for political enthusiasts.

McCall has decided to fight back with another line for CafePress. The new slogan rips off of an original logo for Hilary Clinton’s campaign. What makes this problem obvious is how the same logo is used. The flag and font faces are the same as the PAC campaign.

Hilary and her team were not happy with CafePress and Zazzle’s moves. On June 1st, Hilary decided to send a series of letters requesting removal of the products. Both networks agreed. Public Citizen is now back to work. Paul Levy responded and as of Wednesday CafePress agreed to reinstate the artwork. Zazzle refused.

Levy also wrote letters to Hillary’s Ready campaign last week. What he wanted is for CafePress to rescind the original demand. According to him, action would result should a retraction not be made. His hope would be to receive a judgment for lost revenue and lawyer’s fees.
The attorney added how surprising such mistakes are. He feels really bad about the situation, but political enthusiasts have to learn how to create their own CafePress logos. He asserted how he did not want protected expression removed from the CafePress marketplace.

Success occurred during the midnight hour on Thursday. Ready decided it was going to retract its command requesting the removal of the items from the CafePress interface. Everything occurred on time as there was already a drafted complaint.

The Ready campaign did not comment upon our requests regarding the CafePress matter. However, the lesson of this experience should be clear: do not promote on CafePress unless you intend to create original logos. The template provided by the CafePress system can be used instead of extraneous art.

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Evernote And Linkedin Come Together To Digitize Business Cards!

It doesn’t matter if they are placed in a retro Rolodex or just stacked up neatly in a desk drawer, we all gather up business cards that we just have no clue where to place them. Sometimes, these business cards are not used right off, and you may not even recall right away, where exactly you did meet its owner or even why you did want their contact information anyhow. LinkedIn has surely become the one preferred way to get in touch with other highly qualified professionals, users still don’t give their profile URLs out to others, whenever there is networking events going on.

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Evernote for iOS icon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 2011, LinkedIn did purchase CardMunch, which is an app that permits everyone to scan, as well as, to save any business card details. Nonetheless, LinkedIn users didn’t flock at all to this service, and, therefore, LinkedIn has since paired up with Evernote. Evernote is a very popular web service that is designed especially for note taking and archiving purposes. Due to the fact, Evernote has become such an extensive legion of users, and did make business card scanning available from the year before. These are the very reasons why the partnership is so obvious to anyone. LinkedIn does come away with an added component for having professional networking. Also, Evernote does get access to LinkedIn’s network, which is comprised of 300 million members.
LinkedIn’s members will not only be able to link their accounts with Evernote right away. They can also use the Evernote app, in order to scan business cards, and to connect directly with a person’s LinkedIn profile. This is a form of contact that does permit access to their pictures, any existing job titles, and also company details. Users do also have the option of sharing any contact information with each other too. Also, in addition, after scanning any business cards. All users can decide to Geo-tag the location from where they did get the business card specifically. This is an option that will help them to remember, and to not forget, where they did meet the contact in location. Users can also write personal notes, if they so choose to, in order to go along with each entry that they do come up with personally.

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A Vistaprint Business Cards Review

When networking, I was sick of writing my business name and domain name on a piece of paper. I decided that it was time to have professional business cards, so I went to VistaPrint.com to place my order.

I took my time looking at all of the designs on the website. It took me about 45 minutes to choose my favorite design and customize it to my liking. I ordered two-sided glossy business cards that featured a full-color design. I didn’t want my cards to be boring.

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English: Dog Design käyntikortit – Business cards (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The VistaPrint business cards ordering process was very simple. All you need to do is pick out a design that you like and customize the information such as your name, company name, and job title. To make changes, all you need to do is drag and drop information and change fonts. If you feel comfortable using MS PowerPoint, you will be able to order from VistaPrint.

I was satisfied with most of the ordering process. My only complaint is that their pricing can be tricky. All of the items are advertised at a cheap price, but there are extras such as shopping charges. A 21 day standard shipping charge is $7.50 and $15.00 for 3 day shipping. Shipping is still more affordable than shipping and delivery charges from local printers, so I really can’t complain.

When I went to check out, I was given the option to order more business cards at an affordable rate. I paid $4.50 for 500 additional cards. My grand total for 1,500 business cards with heavy duty gloss card stock and full color printing was $51.46 delivered to my door. I was very happy with that price.

After ordering, I started to receive a lot of emails from VistaPrint. They attempted to sell me more items that I didn’t need. I was so annoyed by the amount of emails, that I had to use their unsubscribe function. It worried me that they were so aggressive with their selling.

About a week went by and I received my cards. While my cards felt nice, I was disappointed with one very noticeable problem. Part of the black in my logo and the text were different shades of black. You can clearly see the color difference when looking at the cards. When ordering, my screen view did not make this noticeable. I feel that this color difference ruined my cards.

I plan to reach out to VistaPrint to have the cards reprinted. I am curious as to see how their customer service is and if they will be able to reprint based on the look of the cards on the proofing screen. I’m not sure that I will order from this company again, as the high shipping costs, email spam, and color difference don’t make me feel very confident.

I’m sure many people have ordered Vistaprint free business cards, but I would be interested to hear about other online printing companies. Please feel free to share your experience with me in the below comments.

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Cyber Monday Sales On Vistaprint Business Cards

 

Cyber Monday Sales On Vistaprint Business Cards

 

Cyber Monday has arrived, which means that you will discover some of the year’s most enticing deals online today. The NRF (National Retail Federation) estimates that over 131,000,000 people will purchase products online today. This is up about two percent from the previous year.

 

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Santa Parking Only (Photo credits: www.myparkingsign.com)

 

If you have yet to do your Christmas card shopping, Vistaprint is offering fifty holiday cards for just $20. The new holiday cards from Vistaprint have over 150 new designs. Better still, you can customize the fonts, messages and colors on these cards to fit your business or family. On orders over $50, shipping is free. With all this choice, you are sure to find the perfect cards to give to your friends and family this season. Be quick though, because this deal is only offered on Cyber Monday.

 

Also, Vistaprint is offering price reductions on a range of holiday products. If you are searching for a memorable holiday gift, now is the best time to consider buying personalized items, such as mugs, t shirts and calendars. This offer can not be combined with any cash back programs. Move fast, because this offer only lasts until December 6, 2013.

 

Finally, if you wish to impress investors and customers, you can take advantage of the offer on Vistaprint business cards. For just $10, you can purchase 250 cards, and this offer expires on January 31, 2014. Vistaprint is a leading digital printing company that specializes in serving small businesses, so this deal is well worth snapping up.

 

 

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Vistaprint Free Cards: Taking Your Business To The Business To The Next Level

Vistaprint Free Cards: Taking Your Business To The Business To The Next Level

Every avid entrepreneur understands and appreciates the value a good business card. The basic objective of any business is to attract as many customers as possible, and the best way to do this is by presenting clear, presentable business cards to prospective customers. The good news is that there are several cost-free cards like vistaprint free cards.

In this era, you do not have to move around physically looking for a company to help you get your business cards. Moreover, it will save you money to order them online. All you need is a company that has established itself on the web like Vista Prints. As you would expect, a good company will give you the option of designing your cards, by specifying the fonts, basic colors and company logo; all at a reasonable fee.

A professional business card should be stylish and classy enough to attract attention from potential clients. Therefore, when designing the card avoid unnecessary information that will look like clutter. Instead, it should be precise and to the point. The company name and service and/or products should stand out.

There are certain things you may want to consider when looking for a company to make your business cards. First of all, the company should give you access to all the information you need regarding the actual process of making the order, and even reviews from other customers about the services offered. Most importantly the company should allow you to be in charge of the entire process.

You can visit Vista Print, an online business card provider with a professional team ready listens to you, mind your budget, and will help you get that business card that will take your business to the next level.

 

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10 Ways To Promote Your Book For Under $10

 

10 Ways To Promote Your Book For Under $10

 

When a person finally finishes writing a book the work is only half done at that point. In order for a book to be successful in sales a book promotion strategy has to be implemented. The following techniques can be used with Vistaprint free cards and some without the use of these cards. Many of the techniques mentioned can be done without money and definitely under a $10 limit.

1) Blogger blogs
These types of social media sites are free to create. Creating a specific blog for a book is a fast, cheap way to advertise a book.

2) Online Book Forums
Signing up at a book forum with the genre that you book is in will help in promoting your book by having a signature link back to your blog.

 

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Social Media Outposts (Photo credit: the tartanpodcast)

 

3) Facebook
One of the more popular social websites to be engaged in is Facebook, which is free, to promote your book as well.

4) Pinterest
This social media site is directed towards the business side of people where you can also promote your book at your blog.

5) Public library readings
Contacting the local public library for a free public reading of your book is also an option for book promotion.

6) Writer conventions
This is a great networking opportunity to advertise your book through Vista print free cards.

7) Classified Ads
Online and offline ads can be done very economically.

8) Hub pages
Another free social media website to promote your book with links back to your blogger website.

9) Twitter
Having a following of like-minded publishers can also help in your book promotion.

10) Book store announcements
Leaving your business card at various book stores and other physical type outlets can help in the overall scheme of things.

The implementation of any or just one of these techniques can make book promotion a success. Having access to Vistaprint free cards is also one of the traditional requirements to advertise your book where ever you may be traveling as well.

 

 

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