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9 Creative Websites For Marketing Inspiration

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by Web Marketing Today. Practical Ecommerce acquired Web Marketing Today in 2012. In 2016, we merged the two sites, leaving Practical Ecommerce as the successor.

Your business’s website needs to be fresh, bold, and worthy of a visitor’s time. Reading about your industry — or visiting business blogs — sometimes isn’t enough to inspire or help generate ideas.

If you feel as though you are in a rut, there are many ways to generate creative thinking. Here’s a nine websites that can help.


Color Trends + Palettes -- COLOURlovers

ColourLovers features color trends and palettes for inspiration.

By featuring user submitted color schemes, gradients, patterns and palettes, ColourLovers provides a striking tableau that can get you thinking about a website redesign, changing up your banner ad appearance, or simply spark a thought about your products that hadn’t yet occurred to you.

New Hive

The New Hive

New Hive explores how contemporary artists express ideas in typography and imagery.

Scroll through design ideas of New Hive members and see how contemporary artists are expressing ideas in typefaces and in images.


Online Portfolios on Behance

Portfolios on Behance.

Behance is a collection of work my modern artists and designers, including interesting examples of ad layouts, landing page images, and other creative works to spark your own imagination.


Art and Design Portfolio Projects - design:related

design:related features many creative design portfolios to spark inspiration.

Typography, posters, ads, and other design related portfolios make this website an excellent idea generator for the creative process.



Industry specific searches on SlideShare demonstrate popular product presentation styles.

A search of your industry can lend some insight as to how the world is presenting products similar to your in PowerPoint-type programs. That can generate ideas for your own products, and perhaps features and benefits.



TED offers inspiration in hundreds of fields.

Expertise often breeds inspiration. In a collection of speeches and presentations by experts from a multitude of fields, you may find a quote, concept, or vision that generates a wave of new thinking about how you market your product or service.

The Inspiration Room

The Inspiration Room

The Inspiration Room provides daily inspiration for advertising concepts.

The Inspiration Room features visual presentation and insight on some of the most creative advertising concepts from around the world. A visitor may sort by theme, medium, brand and country to drill down to very specific niche ideas.

I Have an Idea


I Have an Idea is a community-driven website for those in the advertising community.

I Have An Idea is a community driven website for those in the advertising industry, discussions, blog posts and imagery create a mosaic of potential marketing ideas.

The Marketing Experiments Blog

MarketingExperiments Blog

The Marketing Experiment Blog provides insight into human behavior and can help inspire new marketing strategies.

Reading about human behavior, habits, and other building blocks of good marketing strategy can often cause a company to re-think a strategy. In pages of this blog, you’ll find a lot of quality brain-challenging ideas on who your prospect are, and what they are doing, that you should know about.

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