Twitter Link Roundup #165 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More Ross | February 8th, 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!

One of the most talked about ads from last week’s Super Bowl was from Go Daddy (above). On the strength of that ad, Go Daddy had its biggest sales day ever. Interestingly, the actors had to do 43 takes for their kiss. Actor Jesse Heiman thought he was a very lucky guy to share the spotlight with Victoria’s Secret model Bar Refaeli. That’s an understatement.

The Small Business Content Marketing Paradox –

Seth Godin: Why Small Businesses Fail | Inc. –

2013 Super Bowl Marketing and Small Business: More in Common Than You Think! –

10 Tips To Help You Get an Awesome Logo For Your Business | BizSugar –

The 4 Personality Types Every Startup Needs | ONStartups –

We’re All Too Busy … Missing Amazing Opportunities | Daniel Burrus –

Four hours of concentration | The Endeavour –

What are the coolest startup culture hacks you’ve heard of? | Quora –

Help the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs: Hire One | Small Biz Daily –

Want To Successfully Recruit For Your Startup In 2013? Focus On Developers, Data And Big Problems | TechCrunch –

What is Product Management? | Sachin Rekhi –

Don’t Hire Entrepreneurs; Hire Entrepreneurial Spirit | HBR –

Hire the Right Type of VP Marketing — Or You’ll Just End Up With a Bunch of Blue Pens with Your Logo –

Why Innovators Love Constraints | Harvard Business Review –

The Best Approach To A Board Package | Feld Thoughts –

Why Content Marketing is Not Branding | Copyblogger –

How to Optimize Every Decision in Your Life and Accomplish Nothing | LinkedIn –

Evolution of a Founder: Lessons I have learned | Om Malik –

Valuations in the Series A and Series B Market are Booming –

Why Apple Is Losing Its Aura | Co.Design –

You Really Don’t Know if Your Market is Too Small For Quite a While | saastr –

Who You Sit Next to Matters More Than You Think –

How Monoprice Is Eating The Tech World From The Inside Out –

Avoiding Undue Diligence: My Strange Approach To Angel Investing –

Why Amazon Is Special and Apple Is Not—in 1 Paragraph | Derek Thompson-The Atlantic – 

Failure Is Not The Worst Outcome, Mediocrity Is | LinkedIn –

An Ode to Distributed Teams | iDoneThis blog –

How Amazon Trained Its Investors to Behave | Justin Fox-Harvard Business Review –

The Small Business Content Marketing Paradox –

The Reality of Facebook Promotions –

All marketing metrics are relative | Christopher S. Penn –

Hire the Right Type of VP Marketing — Or You’ll Just End Up With a Bunch of Blue Pens with Your Logo –

2013 Super Bowl Marketing and Small Business: More in Common Than You Think! –

Why Empathy Matters in Marketing – 

Design Trends to Avoid In 2013 | Dzinepress –

25 Fresh and New Adobe Illustrator Tutorials –

5 Product Design Principles from Apple | A.R.Karthick –

20 Highly Useful Free Sets of Vintage/Retro Photoshop Brushes –

10 Outstanding Creative Business Cards –

50 Free Handwritten Fonts You Should Have | Crazy Pixels –

40 Wonderful Free Vintage And Retro Fonts –

100+ Free Blurred Backgrounds –

40 Amazing Geometric Designs in Graphic Illustration –

20+ Fresh Free Fonts for Your Next Designs –

50 Mini Square Business Cards Design –

Fascinating Technical Product Designs –

28 Remarkable Examples Of Typogaphy Design | Graphic Design Junction –

20+ Free Texture Packs | DesignSphere –

Removing Interface Elements: Should You Ask The User Or Their Browser? | Smashing UX Design –

43 Free Pattern Sets | Splashnology –

Creative Text Styles in Video Game Logos | Design Tickle –

35 Amazing Fashion Illustrations | You The Designer –

Innovative Examples of Typography Ads | Designs Madness –

20 Unusually Creative Custom Sticky Notes Design –

10 examples of skeuomorphism in design | Design Reviver –

How to Create Vector Sketch Using Photoshop and Illustrator – Illustrator Tutorial | Vectorboom –

How to Illustrate a Screw-bolt and a Nut with 3D Effects in Illustrator | Vectortuts+

Legal Contracts for Software Developers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) –

Legal Contracts for Graphic Designers Who Hate Contracts (w/free contract template to use today) –

40+ Unique And Creative Logo Design Tutorials | takedesigns –

10 Creative Ground Breaking Logo Design –

36 Creative Examples Of Blue Logo Design | NaughtyDesigner –

20+ Fresh Free Fonts for Your Next Designs –

50 Free Handwritten Fonts You Should Have | Crazy Pixels –

Answer to What are the best resources for learning bleeding-edge web, UI and UX design? | Quora –

Amazing Responsive Web Design Examples for Inspirations | Designs Madness –

Leveraging Typography in Web Design –

40 Nice Examples web Fonts for Inspiration | Dzinepress –

50 Groovy Contact Us Pages with Fabulous Designs –

20 Clean and Minimal Ecommerce Designs –

Admin Dashboard Design Inspiration – 23 Examples –

25 Web Designs With Clever Fixed Header Effects | CollegeGFX –

20 Fresh Sites With Amazing Scrolling Effects | Design Shack –

Best Responsive Web Design Resources for Designers –

500+ Free UI Icons (PSD + PNG) | Graphic Design Junction –

Eight UX Design Trends for 2013 | UX Magazine –

25 Inspirational Responsive Web Designs for Freelance Designers | FreelanceFolder –

30 Inspiring Examples of Web Design | Graphic Design Junction –

Why crowdsourcing should become part of a company’s sustainability DNA | Guardian –

Peter Diamandis Says Enterprises Must Crowdsource to Compete –

Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail | Jessica Lahey-The Atlantic –

The Endangered Fate of Barnes & Noble | Peter Osnos-The Atlantic –

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

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