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Marketing Reading List: 6 Blogs We Read Religiously

Want to know what marketing experts read? Below are the blogs my team and I rely on to keep up-to-date on trends, new social media platforms, and effective tactics. Think of this as your marketing reading list – I’m sure you’ll find it as useful as we do!


Why we love it: Each blog post is packed with blogging tips based on what has worked and why. Many of the authors are bloggers who actually make their living off their blog, so there are lots of great stories about how to monetize your own.

A recent blog post we loved: 4 Things I Learnt as a Blogger Working at an Influencer Marketing Platform


Why we love it: This is where I go for serious thought-leadership pieces on marketing. I learn a lot from marketing strategist Mark Schaefer and his contributors (Mars Dorian is a favorite).

A recent blog post we loved: Content marketing strategy: Start with questions, end with insights

Social Media Examiner

Why we love it: One word: details. This blog never fails to deliver detailed tips and strategies, complete with images, to ensure you can replicate the author’s success (lots of contributing bloggers at this blog, all experts in their field).

A recent blog post we loved: 7 Tips for Improving Online Sales Using Social Media

Social Media Today

Why we love it: The variety of topics covered can’t be beat, and it’s a great source of interesting and useful infographics. One caveat: the writing can be uneven.

A recent blog post we loved: 30 Reasons Why Video is THE Medium for Social in 2017 [INFOGRAPHIC]

HubSpot Blog, Marketing

Why we love it: In my humble opinion, this is the best marketing blog out there. Between the quality of the content and the spot-on tips, strategies, and insights, this one is a must-read for me.

A recent blog post we loved: 4 Common A/B Testing Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

SmartBrief on Social Business

Why we love it: SmartBrief is actually a newsletter that curates articles from around the web on a specific topic. I like their Social Business newsletter because it focuses on how small businesses can use social media effectively.

A recent blog post we loved: How I turned $1,000 and a Pickup Truck into $3 Million in Revenue

While you’re busy with your marketing reading list, don’t forget that it’s time to think seriously about upping your game in 2017. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation – and find out how we can help.

  • Mark Schaefer
    Posted at 18:04h, 17 December Reply

    Thanks so much for the shout out! (Could not find social sharing buttons on your site but will share!)

    • Monika Jansen
      Posted at 09:16h, 19 December Reply

      Thanks Mark. I’ve been reading your blog for eons – really, really enjoy it. Also – you’re right about the social share buttons! D’oh. I’ll get them added asap.

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