The Biggest Viral Ads of 2013, Gorgeous Website Redesigns, and More in HubSpot Content This Week

Erik Devaney
Erik Devaney



stadium-fansThe bright lights and continuous camera flashes, the vivid colors of jerseys and face paint, and those eye-pleasing TV ads … oh those TV ads! 

Yes, my friends, the big game is an incredibly visual experience -- one that surprises the senses and entertains the masses (meaning the 100 million+ Americans who watch each year).

Even if you don't like or understand football, you can still be impressed by the spectacle. It's bright. It's flashy. And, to drive the point home again, it's VISUAL.

With that in mind, I've rounded up blog posts that (mostly) focus on the visual side of inbound. So sit back, relax, and let your eyes take in these visual treats.

Before & After: 6 Beautiful Website Redesigns [SlideShare]

It's a classic fairytale storyline: A froggy website gets a magical kiss from the website redesign princess, and poof! A once-lackluster site is transformed into a beautiful, lead-generating masterpiece. In this new post, we show you six stunning website transformations and explain why the "afters" are so much more stunning (and effective) than the "befores."

The PayPal Mafia vs. The Bill Walsh NFL Coaching Tree [INFOGRAPHIC]

While most folks have been thinking about the matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos, at HubSpot, we've been geeking out over a different matchup: the PayPal Mafia vs. the Bill Walsh Coaching Tree. One team is comprised of entrepreneurial billionaires. The other: some of the NLF's most successful coaches. Who will win? Check out this new infographic to find out.

How HubSpot Grew by 50% in 2013: A Year in Review

Hot off the presses, it's our annual Year in Review. Flip through the pages of this magazine-style recap, and learn all about HubSpot's major 2013 milestones. Along the way, you'll read some compelling stats (like did you know INBOUND had 5,470 attendees last year?) and see some seriously funny photos of HubSpotters in action.

Check Out the 15 Biggest Viral Ads of 2013

From Jean-Claude Van Damme doing a split between two semis, to WestJet making Christmas dreams come true, to a telekinetic coffee shop surprise, last year had some incredible viral videos. HubSpot's Dan Lyons tallies up the top 15 in this recent post from the Opinion section.

8 Excellent Reasons to Redesign Your Website

Your website is the online equivalent of a storefront or shop window. So, when prospective customers walk by (or, ya know, navigate to your site), you want to make sure you're making a great first impression. In this new post by Jessica Hill, SEO Manager at 99designs, she lays out eight reasons why your site could use a makeover.

10 Award-Winning Websites With Kick-Ass Designs

Ready to redesign your site but don't have a clear direction on what you want it to look like? Fear not: we've compiled 10 of the most beautiful website designs from around the web to help inspire you. And these aren't just our favorites: they're all winners of "Awwwards" -- an honor bestowed to the agencies behind the web's best-designed sites.

Who Wore It Best? Marketing Campaigns Edition [SlideShare]

Celebrity gossip and fashion publications love to pit celebrities against each other in their "Who Wore It Best?" sections. We've taken this idea and applied it to the realm of marketing. Instead of comparing celebs in similar garbs, we've compared companies that launched similar marketing campaigns. Matchups include Old Spice vs. OfficeMax, Google Glass vs. Samsung, and many more! Check out this post here.

12 Examples of Awesome B2B Logos

B2B companies have a reputation for being kind of, hmmm, how do I put this … boring. This is especially true when it comes to logos. It seems that professional and clean-cut approaches to logos tend to trump the more fun and whimsical ideas that might have been pitched around behind closed doors. In this new post from our Insiders section, we showcase 12 examples of B2B logos that break the mold.

What was the most interesting thing you learned this week on Inbound Hub? What do you want to see more of? Leave your feedback in the comments! 

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Topics: Viral Campaigns

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