Twitter Link Roundup #86 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | May 19th, 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 one of a number of fun and creative advertisements. More creative and fun ads in the Social Media and Marketing section below.



Small Wins and Feeling Good –

5 Tips for Entrepreneurs on maintaining your focus: checklists rock –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: NeverLabs –

5 Tips for Entrepreneurs on maintaining your focus: checklists rock –

Small Wins and Feeling Good –

The One-Paragraph Start-Up Plan –

Seven marketing mistakes most startups make –

You Are Solving The Wrong Problem –

The right investors for the mission –

New Facebook resource center for nonprofits –

5 lessons entrepreneurs can learn from Navy SEALs –

How to Avoid the Passion Trap –

Good perspective about Microsoft’s Ballmer & reasons why a change at the top is needed –

“With luck the latest web bubble will do less damage than its predecessor” –

Big behavioral change can occur through small actions –

The False Choice Between Babies & Startups –

Research suggests entrepreneurs are not very good at making financial projections –

Turning an Addiction into a Bootstrapped Startup –

Not a good trend – word of mouth on the decline, based on recent consumer survey –

Earned media becoming more important (makes sense that this is happening) –

Very poor efficacy from Twitter ads –

Gmail to add static images to the ads shown in free gmail accounts –

Most Creative Ads Ever –

40 Awesome Photoshop CS5 Tutorials to Sharpen Your Skills –

Brochure & Flyer Designing – Tips, Construction Techniques and Design Examples –

15 Photoshop Tutorials for Designing Advertisements –

20 Apocalyptic Photoshop Tutorials –

How To Keep Your Creative Juices Flowing –

Super Creative Illustrations –

Inspirational Flyer Designs –

30+ Well-designed Tri-fold Brochures –

Most Creative Ads Ever –

60+ Must-Have Photoshop Brush Sets For Excellent Grunge Effects –

50 Business card tutorials –

20 Amazing Photoshop Tutorials For Creating Your Own Poster –

40 Big and Highly Detailed Free Icon Sets to Improve Your Designs –

10 Productivity Tips Specifically Designed for Designers –

33 Essential Resources for Developers & Designers –

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) –

30 Examples of Dotted-Style Logo Designs –

35 Stunning Blue Color Website Designs –

33 Essential Resources for Developers & Designers –

51 top travel website design examples –

60+ Cool and Refreshing Green Web Design Layouts –

40 Big and Highly Detailed Free Icon Sets to Improve Your Designs –

26 Web Designs for the Food Industry –

15 Useful Sketchbooks And Mockups For Web Designers –

Optimizing Error Pages: Creating Opportunities Out Of Mistakes –

Smarter Web Designs: Responsive and Customizable –

What You Need to Know About Usability –

Improving Usability with Fitts’ Law –

39 Beautiful Bottle Designs –

The Latest Trends In Package Design –

Crowdsourcing Moved Your Cheese –

The surprising accuracy of Minority Report 10 years later –

Useful time tool to schedule meetings around the world –

Profits per employee at Apple continue to impress and lead industry –

Netflix’s Internet Traffic Overtakes Web Surfing –

Outstanding story about D. Rose and the Chicago neighborhood – Englewood – where he grew up –

The Chilling Story of Genius in a Land of Chronic Unemployment –

An extensive interview with Seth Godin (Boing Boing) –

Interesting “futuristic” library at the University of Chicago (still houses physical books) –

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

Good NYT piece on how Drudge has managed to grow and stay popular –

Kill Math, by Bret Victor –

iPhone share of phone market in Q1: 5% volumes, 20% revenues, 55% profit –

Tons of fun facts in this summer 2011 movie infographic –

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

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