Twitter Link Roundup #85 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | May 12th, 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 above is an energy drink bottle design. More creative and fun bottle designs in the Industrial Design section below.



Good thoughts on teams and accountability –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: The Umbrella Initiative –

Excellent read for entrepreneurs – How to Avoid the Passion Trap –

Outstanding post by @azaaza & good read for entrepreneurs – You Are Solving The Wrong Problem –

What It’s Like To Be An Entrepreneur – Network After Work –

5 Tips for Entrepreneurs: in praise of train schedules –

Good thoughts on teams and accountability –

Your idea is overrated –

Working Together Is Better Than Working Alone –

The Co-Founder Mythology –

Innovation calls for face to face contact –

Marketing Inspiration: 100 Clever and Creative Advertisements –

Facebook sponsored ads fare better than FB traditional ads –

Good article arguing that cause marketing is worth the risk for brands –

Not surprising that more affluent consumers use social networks differently –

28 Creative Automotive Advertisements –

Good article on ranking algorithms & inner workings of Yandex (Russia’s Google) –

Agencies want Facebook to provide better analytics. I hope they don’t hold their breath –

Excellent WIRED article about Quora and the challenges Quora faces moving forward –

Interesting perspective arguing that focus on ROI is dangerous because it ignores advertising creative –

Confusion about what to measure and definition of success continues to hold back social media spending –

15 Useful Infographics For Designers And Developers –

Top 10 Most Notoriously Hated Fonts –

25 Tutorials for Creating Detailed Graphical Text Effects –

30 Stunning & Creative Uses of Typography in Print Ads –

66 Desirable Photoshop Brush Sets For Creating Colorful Lighting Effects –

15 Useful Infographics For Designers And Developers –

41 Free Texture Packs –

crowdSPRING’s designer interview – 12 Questions: Meet zaxgarner (USA) –

28 Creative Automotive Advertisements –

Best of, Free Vector Business People Silhouette Packs –

Professional Practices They Don’t Teach You In Art School: Portfolio – What Do You Really Need In It! –

33 Tutorials to Design Your Own Business Cards –

Ultimate Collection of Free Feather Photoshop Brushes –

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) –

40 Awesome Music-Inspired Collection of Logo Designs –

Top 10 Most Notoriously Hated Fonts –

24 Smart Logo Color Designs –

Creating a Logo: Sketchpad to #Illustrator (Process) –

50 Seriously Awesome and Creative Contact Forms –

Effective Website Help Systems: Tips and Examples –

Innovative Techniques To Simplify Sign-Ups and Log-Ins –

39 Ridiculous Things To Do With CSS3 Box Shadows –

Creative Packaging: 100 Artistic Bottles That Showcase Effective Branding –

Industrial Design Web Links Review April – Design Juices

34 Examples Of Vodka Bottle Designs –

Seth Godin on why access to easy self publishing changes the book publishing industry –

‘Crowd’ backs start-ups, artists –

If accurate, remarkable projections of how much Kindle contributes to Amazon’s revenues/profits –

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

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