Twitter Link Roundup #81 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | April 8th, 2011

Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account, I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design, web design, startups, entrepreneurship, small business, leadership, social media, marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!

The image to the left is the cover for the comic book Cat Woman, designed by Adam Hughes.You’ll find more cool comic book covers in the Random Fun section below.

How To Find Your First Customers And Grow Your Business –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week – Thumbtack Press –

How To Find Your First Customers And Grow Your Business –

11 Candid Truths About Entrepreneurship From VC Mark Suster –

Top 5 Myths about Distributed Teams –

Product design at GitHub

Lean Marketing: Don’t Believe Your Own Press Releases –

Why I Run a Flat Company –

The need for ad industry to evolve & stop complaining –

How to Create Compeling Advertising –

100 Guerrilla Marketing Advertisements for your Inspiration –

Good post by @benkunz in BusWeek about Facebook’s potential to dominate banking –

CPC & conversion rates are abysmal. Why would people “save” ads to review later? –

Specialist agencies to help w/ Facebook ads, but not atrocious conversion rates –

Interesting perspective from @malbonster about Instagram –

Are you listening? –

You need to be HUMAN, not amateur, when building communities. Good advice but wrong perspective –

Hulu On Track To Generate $500 Million In Revenue This Year –

How To Find Your First Customers And Grow Your Business –

30 Very Funny Print Ads –

Print Design Tips for Web Designers –

Mobile Form Design Strategies –

30 Best Creative and Professional Free Fonts For Designers –

34 Spectacular Beer Bottle Labels and Designs –

Hi-Res Plaster And Concrete Texture Pack –

Color Calibration for Your Devices –

The Coolest Comic Book Covers of All Time –

Worldwide Graphic Design: How Different Nationalities Design Part 2 –

FREE: 350+ Human Vector Silhouettes –

50 Simplistic, Minimal and Inspirational Fashion Labels –

45 Simple Yet Engaging Book Cover designs –

A good read about why it’s important for designers to push clients towards good design –

45+ Amazing Fashion Brochure Design Examples –

Well thought out points on building a web design community –

30 Very Funny Print Ads –

crowdSPRING creative interview: 12 Questions: Meet Troy Tessalone (USA) –

Design Trends vs. Great Design –

Legal Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template tco use today) –

Legal Contracts for Graphic Designers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) –

Sexy Logo Designs –

40 Creative Logo Designs –

Logo Design: Phones –

30 Best Creative and Professional Free Fonts For Designers –

60+ Fresh Creative Logo Designs for Design Inspiration –

30 Beautiful Logos Created With Inspirational Elements Of Nature –

Usability Best Practices For eCommerce Websites –

Huge Showcase of Detailed Interface Design Elements –

50 Blue Website Designs to Inspire and Impress You –

50 Product comparison tables in web design –

Usability Best Practices For eCommerce Websites –

Context menu design on the Web –

Fundamental Guidelines Of E-Commerce Checkout Design –

Superb Examples Of Login Forms –

Perfume Packaging – The Visual Image of Odor –

Nice Baggages and Suitcases Designs –

27 Recyclable Packaging Designs for Inspiration –

Progressive Disclosure in User Interfaces –

Usability Best Practices For eCommerce Websites –

Context menu design on the Web –

17 Ways to Simplify ‘Sign Up’ (Study) –

Phenomenal video of Q&A with Garry Kasparov at Google earlier this year –

Are you a student & love hacking software? Consider participating in Google’s Summer of Code 2011 –

Google art museum photo project –

Another good example from @benkunz showing how we reach wrong conclusions based on bad data –

Groupon is Hastening the Demise of the Newspaper Industry –

10 photographs of children from around the world and their bedrooms –

Puzzled about Dish Network’s purchase of Bluckbuster bankruptcy assets –

Not a good start to the Charlie Sheen tour. Detroit show sucked –

The Coolest Comic Book Covers of All Time –

Mindblowing aerial photographs around the world –

female Old Spice commercial parody –

Google jokes around with Gmail Motion and then someone uses Kinect to make it real –

I hope you enjoy these links! Please leave a comment and let me know what you liked/didn’t like.

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  • Adam Marsh

    As a small business marketing firm, we really enjoy your twitter roundups! We are always finding a handful of great links. Thanks and keep ’em coming!

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