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Design Turnpike

5 Days Ago

Help Me Get To 1,000 Followers! + Win A Metal Print Of My Work

Hello all,

I have a genuine FAA-produced 36" x 24" metal print of this license plate map of the USA to give away.

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/license-plate-map-of-the-united-states-design-turnpike.html

To enter, please follow me on FAA (442 followers and counting, but I'd love to get to 1,000), send out a link to the piece above on one of your social media channels (FB, IG, LinkedIn, etc.), and then come back here and comment letting me know that you did both. Once we reach the goal I'll use a random number generator to award the metal print to one of you.

Thanks in advance!

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Elisabeth Lucas

5 Days Ago

Will you follow us back if we follow you on FAA?

 

Tony Singarajah

5 Days Ago

Hello Design!
Turnaround the turnpike and first follow an FAA member, then they will be happy to follow you.

 

Matthias Hauser

5 Days Ago

Hi DT, sure thing! I already followed you on FAA, here is my Tweet: https://twitter.com/hauserfoto/status/1316378655464009728

P.S. I'm a long time fan of your work! :-)

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Meet me: Matthias Hauser | Creating Art | Helping Artists

 

Design Turnpike

5 Days Ago

Great, thanks Matthias!

 

You have over 500 followers to go....

 

I followed you. Good luck in reaching your goal.

 

Design Turnpike

4 Days Ago

Thanks Darice!

 

Dora Hathazi Mendes

4 Days Ago

I have already followed you, but Tweeted your map on my @DoraHathazi Twitter account and also Pinned it.
Does that count?

What if I win, will you ship it to Portugal? I am quite good in winning things somehow, just sayin` ... :D

Good luck for reaching your goal, but I have doubts that 500+ will do it for you on FAA.. I dont think even that many member visit the forums...

 

also, will you follow back? we followed you a long time ago (love your work), but you never followed back, so we go and delete any other FAA artist who does not follow back when we follow them. it should be mutual back scratching! Like mask wearing, most effective if we BOTH wear them...most effective to get new followers if one follows one back...

 

Design Turnpike

4 Days Ago

Thank you Dora!

 
 

Design Turnpike

4 Days Ago

Thanks Shelli!

 

Design Turnpike -- you keep thanking other artists but have not responded if you will follow back! We all want more followers!!

It is perfectly OK if you choose not to do so, but you are asking for help -- so please be honest and transparent. People can know they are then helping you, but you will not necessarily help them in return. Or maybe you will - so please respond so people know. Thanks!

 

Douglas Brown

4 Days Ago

Followed and Tweeted, I’ve tagged you in to the tweet. Great art and it would be a privilege to own your metal print licence plate map. Good idea.

 

Design Turnpike

4 Days Ago

I followed you before your recent post, College.

Thanks Douglas!

 

Thanks Design Turnpike...appreciate it and good luck getting to 1000. You art is amazing and we have been fans for a long time.

We are looking to get to 500 ourselves and will follow back anyone who follows us. No really cool metal print map though!

 

Jeff Folger

4 Days Ago

DT, you I would think know, that having FAA followers doesn't really mean much money wise.
I only follow a few on here but have 800 +/- followers. I also dont ask anyone here to follow me on here. If they do its because they find my work pleasant to look at or something else... who knows.

What I would think that matters is that we shared a link to your work to our followers... now there is real value.

You already outsell me by a factor of 3 or more, so you offering a chance to win a metal print to access my social media followers... I rarely advertise to my followers but I almost never share something to them that I dont see value in it for them... I'm currently between 50-60k on my SM channels and if you want to purchase a tweet or a FB post let's talk $$.

Not answering the folks who want a simple follow back as to whether you would follow them seems a bit... aloof?

Followership here is our peers (for the most part) and that means respect and that is something to be earned.

 

Design Turnpike

3 Days Ago

Typed in several different responses, Jeff, but I didn't like any of them.

So let's just say: feel free to participate or not, either way is fine!

 

David Bridburg

3 Days Ago

Jeff,

I do not care what DT gets out of it.

Surprised we can now self promote this way in the forum.

Usually you see some artist with 10k visitors, and 753 followers. I get a kick out of that.

DT you gots the opposite problem? That's because were have been doing your job of marketing elsewhere.

I can not imagine you are not at the top of your search results anyway.

......actually, I did look about four months ago......you were in some sort of mix......

DT good luck, but I do not think you need it.

Dave

 

Design Turnpike

3 Days Ago

Thanks David, I'm always looking for the next way to get the word out about my work and get quality links, shares, etc. Prizes like I'm offering usually help. My entire business is built on word of mouth, SEO and social media links. I have an ad budget of zero. 90 out of a hundred ideas (maybe even this one) don't pan out, but the 10% or so that do have paid me well for a dozen plus years.

 

Abbie Shores

3 Days Ago

I was asked by someone not in the thread, to interfere.... er... get involved.

But I think it has all been said. If you self promote here and do not reciprocate I am not going to get involved in how people react to it as long as, (like College), it is politely pointed out. We do not allow self promotion in the forum for that very reason.

I let this continue as you may get a very nice prize

 

Jessica Jenney

3 Days Ago

Don't really understand the point of asking for followers?

 

Matthias Hauser

3 Days Ago

Quite interesting discussion so far. I think my part, but will not say anything, except of this one point:

Anyone that wants to learn more about how to market her/his work may consider subscribing to DTs newsletter. Always fun to read:

Matthias Hauser Fotografie: Sonstiges für Blog und Website &emdash;

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Meet me: Matthias Hauser | Creating Art | Helping Artists

 

Design Turnpike

3 Days Ago

Thank you Matthias! I like to keep it fun and try lots of new hooks.

 

Design Turnpike

3 Days Ago

Thanks Abbie - I underestimated how controversial a giveaway might get!

 

Elisabeth Lucas

3 Days Ago

Interesting choice of words "once we reach that goal".

It really benefits you more if "we" do not reach that goal, doesn't it? As long as you have less than 1,000 followers, you will continue get free advertisement. Is that why you didn't answer my question if you will follow back?

Since you have been with FAA for a long time, surely you must be aware of the fact that there are discussion threads where artists follow each other? But wait, then you wouldn't get the free advertisement!

 

Tina Lewis

3 Days Ago

So is this self promotion and is it allowed?

 

Tony Singarajah

3 Days Ago

Self promotion is one thing, giving a prize by lottery?? Is it allowed now??
Isn't is the same as magazine promotion by a Dr. (Who?) and gift??
🤔

 

Not a bad promo idea but the term "can of worms" comes to mind. May I design a promotion with a print of Ben Franklin as the prize? Just sayin.

 

David Bridburg

3 Days Ago

DT,

If you follow close to 3000 people, many will follow you back, you will sail over 1000 followers.

That is how most people do it, when they have 10k visitors. LOL

Dave

 

Dora Hathazi Mendes

3 Days Ago

You got around 5 new followers in two days, if you go in this rhythm, you can conclude maybe in less than a year.
Will we remember that you have to pick a winner? :) will check back in a year :D

 

Marcio Faustino

2 Days Ago

I don't usually participate in such things because I never win. But I will follow you just to help you and the eventual winner to get their prize.

I am also following everybody who commented above me.

 

Marcio Faustino

2 Days Ago

If Design Turnpike doesn't get 1000 until Christmas I will pic a winner to send one of my postcards or one of my books as a prize

You don't have to follow me to win... But it would be nice if you help by showing your prize in social medias... :)

 

Dora Hathazi Mendes

2 Days Ago

Exciting Marcio, now we have two prizes! Just followed you and everyone else above just in case :)

 

Design Turnpike

2 Days Ago

Thanks to those who recently followed!

 

Elisabeth Lucas

2 Days Ago

Thank you so much, Marcio! I love your flower photos and I promoted three of them on Pinterest :)

 

Marcio Faustino

2 Days Ago

Elisabeth,
Thank you.

 

David Bridburg

2 Days Ago

DT,

You are only following 58 people.

Dave

 

Jessica Jenney

1 Day Ago

Can I win a metal print of MY work? ;)

 

Design Turnpike

1 Day Ago

After reading through the comments once again, i’ve decided that my metal print giveaway would be better suited to a different audience. So, consider this little experiment complete. If you’ve already followed me and tweeted out to social media, and you feel so inclined, please Unfollow and delete your promotion.

 

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