Announcing The WF Avatar Contest Winner...

Profile picture of the author Adam Carn by Adam Carn Posted: 10/30/2009
To the mods: This thread is Internet Marketing related. Here I'll be
discussing how effective each avatar is in branding it's owner.


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My Top 5 Warrior Forum Avatars

1) Username: Dan C. Rinnert (Winner!)



I chose Dan's avatar as the winner because I think it really
stands out. It's eye catching, fun and even professional. Did
you know that that's actually a drawing of Dan? Who said
you need to use your photograph? This is a great example
of branding yourself.


2) Username: M2 - Marketing Consultant



Check this out, the background matches the forum background.
This logo avatar really merges in. The owner really took avatar
branding a step further. With the name being M2 and the
subtitle "Marketing Consultant" this a avatar oozes
professionlism.


3) Username: Black Hat Cat



Let's analyse the name... "Black Hat Cat." Three words that
are short, rhyme and are only one syllable creating a real
powerful identity. Now let's look at the avatar. A cat wearing
a black hat... Genius. Instantly recognisable. I love it. Only
one problem. the avatar could be slightly better designed.


4) Username: tomw



Now if you want to use your own picture this is a good example.
The picture quality is great, very sharp, the pose is good, the
angle is good and the black and white effect really brings out
the clarity of the picture. Professional.


5) Username: BrianMcLeod



I like this avatar a lot. The face really stands out from the black
background and stares right at you. Kinda spooky, almost
magician like. Great contrast. Memorable, works very well.
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There you have it, my Top 5 Warrior Forum Avatars. I hope you
found this contest and excercise useful and Dan, PM me Paypal
address.

Thank you for participating
Adam Carn
#announcing #avatar #contest #winner

  • Profile picture of the author Spencer Jones
    Spencer Jones
    How about mine?

    Thanks anyway for bringing this up...
  • Profile picture of the author Brad Gosse
    Brad Gosse
    Black Hat Cat is my fav
  • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
    Adam Carn
    Originally Posted by Spencer Jones View Post

    How about mine?

    Thanks anyway for bringing this up...
    Thanks Spencer, your avatar is quite intriguing!

    Adam
  • Profile picture of the author Killer Joe
    Killer Joe
    Now you know why some of us don't use our real pictures.

    Those avatars of Tom and Brian just make some of the mere mortals here look like refugees from a failed reality TV show. And that's a shame. And it's also why I don't use my real photo here.

    I'd hate to make Tom and Brian feel like they are part of the above group.

    :rolleyes:

    KJ
  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    Allen Graves
    What do they win?
  • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
    Adam Carn
    Originally Posted by Brad Gosse View Post

    Black Hat Cat is my fav
    The cat's even got a bow tie!

    Originally Posted by Killer Joe View Post

    Now you know why some of us don't use our real pictures.

    Those avatars of Tom and Brian just make some of the mere mortals here look like refugees from a failed reality TV show. And that's a shame. And it's also why I don't use my real photo here.

    I'd hate to make Tom and Brian feel like they are part of the above group.

    :rolleyes:

    KJ
    Haha, don't be silly, I didn't pick anyone for their looks, looks don't matter, if you want to use your photo in your avatar it's the way you take it that matters. Like the pose, the angle, the dress, the background, the colour, the contrast etc.

    Thanks,
    Adam
  • Profile picture of the author Adam Carn
    Adam Carn
    Originally Posted by Allen Graves View Post

    What do they win?
    Those are my Top 5 avatars I've seen on the forum, the winner (#1) wins $25.

    Thanks,
    Adam
  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    HeySal
    Interesting contest Adam. I'm going to be having pics taken in a bit and will be changing my avatar (update - that one's 3 years old). It was good to get some perspective on this one. I'm not artistic and it's nice to have some guidelines to go by.
  • Profile picture of the author DianneC
    DianneC
    Originally Posted by Adam Carn View Post



    4) Username: tomw



    Now if you want to use your own picture this is a good example.
    The picture quality is great, very sharp, the pose is good, the
    angle is good and the black and white effect really brings out
    the clarity of the picture. Professional.



    Since mine is black and white also I will have to see if I can get it to look sharper.

    Adam,
    Can you please PM me to let me know if I should go with this AVATAR or find a different one? Thanks in advance for your input.

    Dianne
  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Kay King
    Michael Mayo made my surfer girl avatar I've used for a long time - now he's made one of me all grown up! A bigger version is in my profile if you want to see the gorgeous gams.

    kay
  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    BrianMcLeod
    Hey cool... Thanks, Adam!

    I think you should be able to nominate yourself, dude.

    Your avatar reminds me of a Nagel portrait...

    Very Miami-Vice style 80's retro vibe. : )

    Way more creative than my "Dr. Evil" shot... lol.

    Best regards and thanks again,

    Brian

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