Twitter Link Roundup #164 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | February 1st, 2013

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!

For many people (including me), the Super Bowl is about commercials, not the game. Although the ads are always hit or miss (mostly miss), there have been some gems over the years. The above ad from Apple in the 1984 Super Bowl helped make Super Bowl advertising must-see TV and redefined how companies leverage the Super Bowl to promote their products. It’s considered by many to be the best Super Bowl commercial of all time.

Lean Business Tips: Hiring Contractors for Fun and Profit(ability) – http://crowdspring.co/X7WYGx 

The 7 Worst Marketing Blunders Small Businesses Make | Forbes – http://crowdspring.co/Yzi31G 

“Empower Your Small Business”, crowdSPRING’s smallbiz newsletter: content marketing, lean biz, more – http://crowdspring.co/11gTp1O 

3 Mistakes Small Businesses Make When Marketing – http://crowdspring.co/YzifhC 

Obvious but Hard Lessons in Small Business Advertising – http://crowdspring.co/XPIytZ

Seth Godin: Why Small Businesses Fail | Inc. – http://crowdspring.co/11m0I8C 

The State of Business To Business (B2B) Content Marketing In North America – http://crowdspring.co/11fWDmr 

What Does It Take to Make Content All The Time? – http://crowdspring.co/WimMCs

8 Startup Founders Reveal Their #1 User Acquisition Tactic | Treehouse – http://crowdspring.co/X8hnv9 

What is the good balance between searching product-market-fit and working on growth? | Quora – http://crowdspring.co/11a1NQJ 

If, Why, and How Founders Should Hire a “Professional” CEO | Reid Hoffman – http://crowdspring.co/WseyqG 

The State of Business To Business (B2B) Content Marketing In North America – http://crowdspring.co/11fWDmr 

6 Startup Lessons From Designers At Pinterest, Fuseproject, And Behance | Co.Design – http://crowdspring.co/Yzi8SZ 

Avoid the 50/50 co-founder model – here’s why – http://crowdspring.co/QkHuen 

What is “Growth Hacking” really? — What I Learned Building… — Medium – http://crowdspring.co/118iWPm 

How We Got Through The “Trough Of Sorrow” – http://crowdspring.co/WyNm9V 

What is the good balance between searching product-market-fit and working on growth? | Quora – http://crowdspring.co/11a1NQJ 

Content Marketing Presents Uncertain Future For Publishers – http://crowdspring.co/119CKNU 

Be Vulnerable | Feld Thoughts – http://crowdspring.co/Wy94uq 

Are You Doing Your #1 Job as an Entrepreneur – http://crowdspring.co/WyKwBA 

Chicago’s Exploding Tech Startup Scene: Second to None – http://crowdspring.co/XHcmbg 

6 Things You Need to Pivot Successfully – http://crowdspring.co/XHSyVm 

Horowitz: The Most Important Quality In An Entrepreneur Is Not Honesty Or Integrity – http://crowdspring.co/X8gDWR 

Lean Business Tips: Hiring Contractors for Fun and Profit(ability) – http://crowdspring.co/X7WYGx 

8 Startup Founders Reveal Their #1 User Acquisition Tactic | Treehouse – http://crowdspring.co/X8hnv9 

Research–You’re Doing It Wrong. How Uncovering The Unconscious Is Key To Creativity | Co.Create: – http://crowdspring.co/XGcYxV 

Streaming Shakes Up Music Industry’s Model for Royalties – http://crowdspring.co/119XCZR 

10 Tips for Building an Open Agency Business Model | Digiday – http://crowdspring.co/WC5C20 

Amazon Set To Sell Advertisers On Its Customer Purchasing Data – http://crowdspring.co/YlFDPy

The State of Business To Business (B2B) Content Marketing In North America – http://crowdspring.co/11fWDmr 

Mobile Marketing: 50 Percent of Marketers Have No Idea – http://crowdspring.co/XHcveP 

Content Marketing Presents Uncertain Future For Publishers – http://crowdspring.co/119CKNU 

30 Best Print Advertisements | Smashing Hub – http://crowdspring.co/XG84kv 

What Does It Take to Make Content All The Time? – http://crowdspring.co/WimMCs

It’s Time To Call Out Fraud In The Adtech Ecosystem | John Battelle’s Search Blog – http://crowdspring.co/XGRctX 

It’s Time to Re-Invent Public Relations – http://crowdspring.co/XGQGfq 

30 Funny and Clever Print Ads | Grafix Designs – http://crowdspring.co/115uxik 

10 New Creative Adobe Illustrator CS6 Tutorials | DesignSphere – http://crowdspring.co/115lX31 

18+ Excellent Photoshop CS6 Tutorials to Learn | CollegeGFX – http://crowdspring.co/115nw0Z 

30 Great Brushes You Must Have | Queness – http://crowdspring.co/X8ls2C 

Popular Lies About Graphic Design | Brain Pickings – http://crowdspring.co/YCzApT 

30 Inspiring Brown Business Card Designs | iBrandStudio – http://crowdspring.co/W3toSl 

Redesigning Google: how Larry Page engineered a beautiful revolution | The Verge – http://crowdspring.co/XG8cjY 

30 Best Print Advertisements | Smashing Hub – http://crowdspring.co/XG84kv 

Research–You’re Doing It Wrong. How Uncovering The Unconscious Is Key To Creativity | Co.Create: – http://crowdspring.co/XGcYxV 

18+ Excellent Photoshop CS6 Tutorials to Learn | CollegeGFX – http://crowdspring.co/115nw0Z 

Free and Advanced Digital Painting Tutorials | Designs Madness – http://crowdspring.co/Yzkqll 

60 High Quality Free Photoshop Patterns and Textures – http://crowdspring.co/W3rSzB 

20+ Double Sided Business Cards for Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/XG79As 

40 Advertising Posters For Design Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/115tTS0 

Modern & Beautiful Packaging Designs | youandsaturation – http://crowdspring.co/XG7svi 

25 Free Chunky & 3D Fonts | Speckyboy – http://crowdspring.co/115mvWz 

Most Popular Commercial Fonts for Web Designers | Designmodo – http://crowdspring.co/XGbWSy 

50 Best iPhone and iPad Apps for Designers | REPUBLICOF3 – http://crowdspring.co/XGc7xd 

Stunning cultured packaging designs – http://crowdspring.co/XG6HCo 

10 don’ts when designing for email | Webdesigner Depot – http://crowdspring.co/X8miMB 

10 New Websites Every Designer Should Know | Inspired Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/XGcOqi 

25 Free Serif Fonts – http://crowdspring.co/XGbFiF 

30 Funny and Clever Print Ads | Grafix Designs – http://crowdspring.co/115uxik 

Yet another Showcase of Beautiful Typography and Text Effects | CollegeGFX – http://crowdspring.co/115lnCy

25 High Quality & Free Textures Packs – http://crowdspring.co/115uaEr 

50 Gorgeous Branding Layouts | GoMediaZine – http://crowdspring.co/XG8ffK 

40 New Free Photoshop Textures – http://t.co/j8Km9U6A 

Plastic Business Cards Inspiration – 29 Unique Examples – http://crowdspring.co/X8kJOL 

Ranking Nike’s 20 Iconic Sneaker Designs Of The Last 20 Years – http://crowdspring.co/YjWguS 

Best Free Textures of 2012 | Texturezine – http://crowdspring.co/Yj2ECz 

Legal Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) – http://bit.ly/1ySfi

Legal Contracts for Graphic Designers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) – http://bit.ly/XTLkS

25 Examples Of Fresh Logo Designs 3 – http://crowdspring.co/XG6b7w

35 Book Based Logo Designs – http://crowdspring.co/XG6C1C 

50 Gorgeous Branding Layouts | GoMediaZine – http://crowdspring.co/XG8ffK 

30 Logo Design – Creative and Inspiring Logos – http://crowdspring.co/115ng1W 

25 Free Chunky & 3D Fonts | Speckyboy – http://crowdspring.co/115mvWz 

25 Free Serif Fonts – http://crowdspring.co/XGbFiF 

Amazing Progress Bar Design Inspiration – http://crowdspring.co/Yj2pY7

Beautiful Progress Bar (Loading Bar) PSD Designs | InstantShift – http://crowdspring.co/YzkIbJ 

30 Creative Implementations Of CSS In Web Design | Top Design Magazine – http://crowdspring.co/XG72Fj 

20 Examples Of Large Background Images In Web Design | Who Design Today – http://crowdspring.co/115lz4F 

Mobile UI Design Inspiration: Charts And Graphs – http://crowdspring.co/WAr2dK 

Fresh and Creative CSS Tutorials | Design Dazzling – http://crowdspring.co/115pG0o 

Most Popular Commercial Fonts for Web Designers | Designmodo – http://crowdspring.co/XGbWSy 

Creative Techniques for Single-Page Websites – http://crowdspring.co/XG6NKe 

Amazing Responsive Web Design Examples for Inspirations | Designs Madness – http://crowdspring.co/115uQtp 

40 New Free Photoshop Textures – http://t.co/j8Km9U6A 

25 Web Designs With Clever Fixed Header Effects – http://crowdspring.co/115uDq7 

The Role of Table Layouts in Responsive Web Design | Webdesigntuts+ http://crowdspring.co/XG7cwk 

25 High Quality & Free Textures Packs – http://crowdspring.co/115uaEr 

The Ultimate UX Design of: the Sign-Up Form | Designmodo -http://crowdspring.co/X8kSlo 

Creative Layouts and Interactions in Web Design | Codrops – http://crowdspring.co/115jtlp 

35 Inspiring Examples of 404 Page Design – http://crowdspring.co/115n2I6

60 High Quality Free Photoshop Patterns and Textures – http://crowdspring.co/W3rSzB 

30 Best and Most Popular Fireworks Tutorials Every Web Developers Must Learn – http://crowdspring.co/XG5VVS 

Best Free Textures of 2012 | Texturezine – http://crowdspring.co/Yj2ECz 

Web Designers Need To Remember Typography Influences Usability – The Usabilla Blog – http://crowdspring.co/X8ozaE 

10 don’ts when designing for email | Webdesigner Depot – http://crowdspring.co/X8miMB 

Simple Web Design Tips Every Designer Needs to Know – http://crowdspring.co/YzkykG 

Ultimate jQuery Plugins of 2012 | Tutorial Lounge – http://crowdspring.co/Yj2F9H 

4 Seriously Cool Ways Nonprofits Are Using Crowdsourcing – http://crowdspring.co/YtYM1A 

How Newegg crushed the “shopping cart” patent and saved online retail | Ars Technica – http://crowdspring.co/WsjtIg 

What Does It Mean to Be Comfortable? – http://crowdspring.co/VoBLce 

Dodge Turns to Crowdsourcing to Sell Darts – http://crowdspring.co/11a6Lgt 

Why Apple Is Losing Its Aura | Co.Design – http://crowdspring.co/11j8dgC 

The Power of Habit Investments | zenhabits – http://crowdspring.co/11gJkC2 

Here’s How Seth Godin Writes | Copyblogger – http://crowdspring.co/WyQW3L 

192 Thinkers Each Select the Most Elegant Explanation of How the World Works – http://crowdspring.co/WsE1jV 

Redesigning Google: how Larry Page engineered a beautiful revolution | The Verge – http://crowdspring.co/XG8cjY 

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

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