Twitter Link Roundup #103 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | September 23rd, 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!

It’s always fun to see creative advertising – especially in unusual places. Here’s an ad for an online job search company, on the side of a fuel pump at a gas station. More creative ads in the Social Media & Marketing section below.

Practical advice for your next tough negotiation –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Creative Semiotics –

The two ways to build a product, according to Bezos –

Creating Your Brand Identity (or Maybe Recreating) –

crowdSPRING’s Small Business Spotlight of the Week: Hands Occupied –

Sage advice for startups on picking a PR representative –

26 Popular Business Card Designs for Startup Entrepreneurs –

Should you launch (your company or new product/service) at a conference? –

Odds Are, Your Startup Probably Isn’t a Platform –

Love seeing all the VC activity in the Chicago area!

Giving Due Diligence Calls Their Due –

Several good funding tips for entrepreneurs – Early Funding Mistakes Can Be Fatal –

Excellent post by @micah about mentoring entrepreneurs –

An Inside Look at how a VC Evaluates Startups –

Why Entrepreneurs Can’t Sleep –

The two ways to build a product, according to Bezos –

Creating Your Brand Identity (or Maybe Recreating) –

Love this post by @jtwinsorabout facing obstacles or becoming irrelevant –

Practical advice for your next tough negotiation –

What Steve Jobs Is Like In A Meeting –

Excellent @Scobleizerinterview with Color – and pretty cool pivot (100% Facebook integration) –

Outstanding tips … Be interesting (and other ways to help land a job/internship at a startup) –

Great questions for the advertising industry: part 1 (by @edwardboches) –

Social Media’s Impending Flood of Customer Unlikes –

Quality of mobile experience on landing pages impacts adwords ad quality (and cost) –

9 examples of crowdsourcing, before ‘crowdsourcing’ existed –

Google+ has opened the doors to everyone –

33 Beautiful and Inspiring Print Advertisements –

55 Amazing Billboards That Will Surely Catch Your Attention –

40 New Free Fonts for Your Designs –

33 Beautiful and Inspiring Print Advertisements –

55 Amazing Billboards That Will Surely Catch Your Attention –

33 Useful Photoshop PSD Freebies for the Web –

Ten Best Financial Management Tools for Freelancers –

How to Create a Kick Ass CD Packaging Design –

Impressive Collection Of Free Photoshop Brushes –

Top 10 : Must-Have Apps for a Graphic Designer –

Car emblems: the history and the emotion behind them –

Fun With Typography –

8 Simple and Useful Tips for Kerning Type –

Cool Examples Of Postcard Designs –

Great Resources On How To Choose The Perfect Typeface –

Graphics in Photoshop: 6 Beginner Tips for Web Designers –

10 Educational Videos to Introduce You to Typography –

Developing Balance in Web Design –

On Kickstarter, Designers’ Dreams Materialize –

How Metrics Can Make You A Better Designer –

10 Tips for Designing Better Infographics –

50 Creative and Unusual Business Cards –

26 Popular Business Card Designs for Startup Entrepreneurs –

crowdSPRING designer interview – 12 Questions: Meet Dragan Lon?ar (Belgrade, Serbia) –

50 Creative Designs and Shapes of Hang Tags –

Exciting Typographic Book Covers –

Nail Packaging –

60 Stunning and Awesome Examples of Smoke Art –

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) –

Insipiring Showcase Of Fabulous Origami Inspired Logo Designs –

Fascinating Fish Logos –

8 Simple and Useful Tips for Kerning Type –

30 Superb Examples Of Colorful Logos –

35 Clean and Minimal Logo Design Inspiration –

30 Examples of Sign-Up Web Forms for Design Inspiration –

45 Brown Website Design Showcase –

Important for software designers – users rarely change their settings –

Improving The Online Shopping Experience, Part 2: Guiding Customers Through The Buying Process –

Design Inspiration: Orange Websites –

A Showcase of Creative Texture Based Web Designs –

15+ Inspirational Examples of Website Redesign –

Well Designed Threaded Comments Sections in Webpages –

50 Color-Creative Website Designs –

Web Forms How-To Part 1: Simplicity –

20 Great Examples Of Typography In Web Design –

40 Beautiful and Creative Blue Website Showcase –

Login / Registration Form: Ideas and Beautiful Examples –

Illustration On the Web – Brilliant Examples to Inspire You –

Best Approach to Mobile Website Design –

Key Points to Remember when Designing Child-Oriented Websites –

How To See the Invisible –

Not surprising – placebos often work as well as real medicine. Very interesting –

So creative … A complete history of the Soviet Union, arranged to the melody of Tetris –

How Apple will build a hologram –

You are what you eat. Literally?

On Kickstarter, Designers’ Dreams Materialize –

Interesting question with 3D printing technology: is printing a gun the same as buying it? –

Good summary of our discussion yesterday on the Future of Publishing panel in Chicago –

Bold & interesting move by Netflix to spin-off its DVD by mail business –

Can Apple change television technology the way they’ve innovated in the computer space? –

Very proud to announce that over 100,000 designers & writers now work on crowdSPRING –

Work by crowdSPRING designer seen by hundreds of millions of people –

Why Reed Hastings Should be Applauded for Netflix Split –

Netflix’s YouTube explanation about pricing/service changes. Comments are very negative –

Dream trip: VirginGalactic. $200k to go into space –

I suspected Einstein was an overachiever. He was wrong about the speed of light, for example –

Apple Donates Refurbed Original iPads To Teach For America Teachers –

HP’s ousted CEO will take home $25 million ( –

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

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  • Calypsobay

    Great Post. This is so helpful, especially I do SMM.

  • Chad B

    Wow! Very useful links. I’ve added this to my bookmark. Thanks for sharing.

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