Twitter Link Roundup #104 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | September 30th, 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 graphic above is one frame from an infographic on how small businesses are using social media.  You’ll find that infographic and other articles focusing on social media and marketing, in the Social Media & Marketing section below.

How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] –

Lean Marketing tips: business card as selling tool –

Spot on post by @msuster on why super pro rata rights are not a good deal for entrepreneurs –

More about super pro rata stock rights – this one from @bfeld-

The Downside of Perfection –

Only 14% of Fortune 500 were venture backed –

Lean Marketing tips: business card as selling tool –

Startups in Chicago check out this new Q&A site – Chicago Founders –

How Small Businesses Are Using Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] –

Facebook redesign driven by ad revenue, says @benkunz(I agree) –

American Design Firms: Too Old or Too Fat? –

It turns out people might not like paying real money for fake money as much as we thought –

Inspiration from Google Zeitgeist 11 (by @edwardboches) –

How an ad agency evolves in the digital age (by @edwardboches)://

Lean Marketing tips: business card as selling tool –

Some serious privacy questions about Facebook tracking – logging out of Facebook isn’t enough –

Rebranding Your Logo – Why and What Works –

Hulu showing 4x as many ads as YouTube (with far fewer videos/views) –

The 10 Coolest Ads Ever To Appear In Times Square –

Advertising Ideas and Examples to Inspire You –

New Set Of Creative And Funny Ads –

40 Examples Of Very Creative Ads –

20 Great Examples Of Poster Designs –

500+ Beautiful Booklet Print Design Inspirations & Resources –

How Metrics Can Make You A Better Designer –

Create a Glamorous Vintage-Style Poster in Photoshop –

10 Unique and Eye-catching Photoshop Typography Tutorials –

20 Car Brochure Designs That Will Drive You Crazy –

15 Beautiful And Imaginative Vases –

Print Inspiration From Designers For Designers –

55 Brilliant Letterpress Business Cards –

20 More Tileable and Seamless Pattern Sets (500+ Patterns) –

Advantages in Using Vector Graphics in Designing –

Designing With Tablets in Mind: Six Tips to Remember –

25 Unique Packaging Designs –

40 Best Textured Backgrounds –

The 10 Coolest Ads Ever To Appear In Times Square –

9 New and Free Fonts For Your Design –

19 Unusual Examples of Typographical Artwork –

20 Gracious Product Packaging Designs –

Top Tips and Secrets from Talented Vector Artists –

40 Examples Of Very Creative Ads –

30 Amazing And Revolutionary Concept Designs –

Drive-By Advertising: Then and Now –

30 Free Sparkle Photoshop Brush Sets –

Creative Brochure Designs: 40 Delightful Samples That Worked –

Advertising Ideas and Examples to Inspire You –

Font Collection: 10 Free Geometric Sans-Serif Fonts (Vol. 2) –

500+ Sticker Design Inspirations & Resources –

How to Apply Light, Shading, and Shadow to Round Objects – Psdtuts+

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) –

A Showcase of 30 Quirky, Hand-Drawn Logos –

Font Collection: 10 Free Geometric Sans-Serif Fonts (Vol. 2) –

Rebranding Your Logo – Why and What Works –

9 New and Free Fonts For Your Design –

14 Tips in Designing Impressive Dark Website Backgrounds –

10 Ways to Be a More Productive Web Developer –

Tips in Using Background Pattern for Web Design –

30 Best Examples of New Web Interface Design –

Fun with stick drawing –

The Toaster Project: A DIY Quest for the Origins of Stuff –

One point for crowdsourcing: Gamers solve protein structure of AIDS-like protein –

Character Animator’s Animated Pitch for a job at Pixar –

Roger Ebert says Netflix is smart — and if you invest, it’s time to buy.

Netflix signs streaming deal with DreamWorks –

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

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  • Brian Johnson

    Thanks for the links, some of this stuff is really great! Also, I wanted to through out that I question the one facebook statistic at the top that says 51% of users are more likely to buy a product from a brand they follow or are a fan of. 

    Does that even mean anything? You follow brands that you really like, so obviously you are more likely to buy from them. There are other ways to interpret this statistic, but it seems to me that most of them would be impossible to prove, or just equally meaningless. 

  • Ross Kimbarovsky

    Brian – it’s survey data, so is generalized, but is a high enough number to suggest value for brands in engaging customers. Put another way – would a brand rather advertise to a group of people MORE likely to buy their products, or a random group of people?

  • Deanna Lawrence

    Very interesting collection…thank you!

  • Virtual Business Assistant

    Hi Thanks for the share and I have book marked this page so that I can use it forever to find blogs on every aspect.

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