There are good marketers, there are great marketers, and there are some marketing communities which you want to follow and read their marketing blogs daily. There are at least five marketing blogs and websites I personally follow and try to read at least a couple of days per week. And that would be a crime if I do not share this information with you.
Reading these marketing blogs you will enlarge your marketing knowledge base, discover new marketing tools, marketing techniques. They will help you to develop your marketing strategy, content strategy, social media marketing strategy. Even if you spend just 30 minutes per day reading these blogs you will feel and see the difference in you what you do in marketing in just several months.
Content Marketing Institute
CMI was founded by Joe Pulizzi, the leading evangelist for content marketing. Joe, an entrepreneur, speaker, and author on content marketing, believed passionately that there was a better way for brands to market than how they’ve done it in the past. CMI is a culmination of those beliefs.
Content Marketing Institute is the leading global content marketing education and training organization, teaching enterprise brands how to attract and retain customers through compelling, multi-channel storytelling. CMI’s Content Marketing World event, the largest content marketing-focused event, is held every September in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, and ContentTECH Summit event is held every spring. CMI publishes the quarterly magazine Chief Content Officer and provides strategic consulting and content marketing research for some of the best-known brands in the world.
CMI website is full of information on all aspects of content marketing.
Advertising, more advertising, marketing, and advertising. That’s what you can find here. This is the best source of inspiration and creativity. Advertising Age, or AdAge, is a global media brand publishing analysis, news, and data on marketing and media.
The magazine was started as a broadsheet newspaper in Chicago in 1930. Today, its content appears in multiple formats, including AdAge.com, daily e-mail newsletters, social channels, events, and a bimonthly print magazine.
Marketing Technology Zone
These guys literally have everything you need to know about marketing, technology, branding, advertising, blogging, podcasting, social media, sales, loyalty etc. And all this great stuff is packed in a single website. You can even share some of your own ideas and articles with these guys. If you haven’t yet subscribed to their newsletter, then you have to do so!
At MTZ you will find a great podcast series for almost every marketing direction. If you want to receive fresh news and worldwide updates on what is going on in the world of marketing, this source will be perfect for you.
Search Engine Journal
SEJ is educating and empowering the SEO community by providing the freshest news and latest best practices via the industry’s smartest practitioners.
Launched in 2003, SEJ is unique in its community-based approach to search marketing content. All of their contributed articles come from real online marketing experts, both independent and in-house.
This website is a toy chest for every marketer who likes to play with search engine optimization, content, analytics, and other cool marketing toys. Even the most demanding marketer will find enough information on any topic. If you are planning to get the most of your SEO in 2019 then search engine journal will be good enough for you to stop searching for something else.
Marketing Land is a daily publication that covers all aspects of the digital marketing industry alongside sister publications, MarTech today and Search Engine Land. Daily news coverage includes breaking stories, industry trends, feature announcements and product changes at popular platforms used by digital marketers to reach consumers online.
In addition to the editorial news staff coverage, Marketing Land features contributed articles by subject matter experts across all digital marketing disciplines, filled with practical tips, tactics, and strategies for running successful marketing programs.
Similar to MTZ you can share your article with Marketing Land editors and if it fits the format then you have a chance to be included in the website feed with hundreds thousand viewers weekly.
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