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March 12, 2013

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

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Social media is now mandatory for businesses. I’m always trying to keep pace with the evolving social media marketing landscape, and reading many of the fantastic blogs out there helps me stay on top of best practices.

Here are some that I read on a regular basis — I think you should, too! The authors all have unique voices and offer timely information about tools, strategies, and trends that you can use to jumpstart your social media marketing efforts.

Convince and Convert (Jay Baer)

Jay has consulted with more than 700 companies on digital marketing since 1994, including Caterpillar, Nike, California Travel & Tourism Commission, Billabong, and 29 of the Fortune 500. He was named one of America’s top social media consultants by Fast Company magazine, and the Convince and Convert blog is ranked as the world’s #1 content marketing resource.

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

Jeff Bullas

Jeff is a consultant, coach, mentor and speaker. He works with companies and executives to optimize their online personal/company presence and brand with digital marketing and social media. He writes about many social media topics, including Twitter, blogging, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and inbound and content marketing.

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

SocialMouths (Francisco Rosales)

Francisco works at Plural, a small digital marketing agency with big clients like Playstation, Toyota, T-Mobile, and HTC. They produce everything from websites to online ad campaigns to mobile and Facebook Apps. He collaborates with small businesses via SocialMouths, creating blogging and social media strategies to help them get traffic and convert to sales. Francisco redesigned my blog a couple of years ago — doesn’t it look great?

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

Heidi Cohen

Heidi provides intelligent insights on social media tactics and trends. She simplifies the complex concepts behind today’s evolving digital marketing challenges into an easy-to-understand format. Her articles offer valuable tactics that readers can readily apply to their current marketing plans to better engage prospects, customers, and the public.

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

Web Ink Now (David Meerman Scott)

David is a marketing strategist, bestselling author of eight books including three international bestsellers, and a professional speaker on topics including marketing, leadership, and social media. His blog is a top worldwide marketing blog. David writes for Huffington Post and regularly contributes to many print and online publications.

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

Logic + Emotion (David Armano)

David is Managing Director for the social-digital practice at Edelman Digital Chicago. Widely known as a digital veteran,  he leads one of the most talented teams of social strategists, community managers, technologists, and creative minds in the industry. He is a very influential voice on social media for business. He shares insights, ideas and opinions on doing business in a connected age in his personal blog, Logic + Emotion.

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

We Are Social

We Are Social is an agency that focuses on innovative, creative, and effective social media marketing and communications. Their international team is composed of over 300 people across eight offices. The firm’s blog contains all sorts of useful information and analysis of social media trends and tactics.

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

ViralBlog

ViralBlog provides a daily stream of social media trends and inspiration through case studies and other interesting articles. It is a thought-leading global blog that has been sharing opinionated marketing related stories on a daily basis since 2007.

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

Danny Brown

Danny talks about everything from social media, PR, and marketing, to making the most of the various online tools and communities. He shares his thoughts about social media and how it impacts your personal and professional life. You can also find out what other people are saying and the different ways that they use social media.

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

Likeable Media

Likeable Media is a an award-winning social media and word-of-mouth marketing agency. Their blog keeps readers current on industry trends and new tools, while also providing strategies and tactics for using Facebook and social media marketing.

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

Pushing Social (Stanford Smith)

Stanford writes about content marketing, blog promotion, blog marketing, and blog design. He offers a wealth of practical, real world social media advice — his ideas and suggestions are easy to digest, enabling readers to get lasting results.

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

Mack Collier

Mack is a social media strategist, trainer, and speaker who specializes in helping companies better connect with their customers via social media. He is a highly sought-after speaker on social media and customer engagement topics.

 20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

Social Media B2B

SocialMediaB2B’s goal is to become the foremost news and discussion site about social media’s impact on B2B companies. It is a group blog, with regular and guest contributors publishing articles on a variety of subjects.

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

Soshable (JD Rucker)

JD is a a writer, a social media strategist, and an executive for a firm that offers complete Internet marketing solutions. His blog contains a lot of useful information and observations to enhance your social media marketing efforts.

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

Techipedia (Tamar Weinberg)

Tamar is a digital and social media strategist and author of The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web. She writes about strategy and execution, blogger outreach, reputation management, video marketing, and search engine marketing (SEO, link building, and Pay Per Click Marketing).

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

Blonde 2.0

Blonde 2.0 is a one-stop-shop for companies that want to enhance their product offering and positioning plus achieve maximum brand awareness and online buzz. Their services and blog posts help brands understand how to use social media tools effectively in order to carry their messages to their target audience and engage with consumers while creating positive brand awareness.

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

HubSpot’s Inbound Marketing Blog

HubSpot’s all-in-one marketing software helps more than 8,000 companies in 56 countries attract leads and convert them into customers. Whether your site is hosted on their platform or not, their blog is a fantastic source of information about inbound marketing, with a multitude of tips for attracting visitors to your content.

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

DreamGrow Social Media

DreamGrow is an Internet marketing and social media agency. Their blog is a great source of social media marketing information you can apply right now, and offers tools and tricks to boost your social media marketing effort and achieve better, measurable results.

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

The B2B Guide to Social Media

The B2B Guide to Social Media aims to be the definitive resource on how organizations in B2B markets can harness the power of social media. Edited by Heather Baker, founder of B2B PR and social media agency TopLine Communications, and other guest editors from within the B2B marketing industry, the blog includes contributions from colleagues and industry experts.

20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013

Jon Loomer

Jon writes excellent in-depth articles about Facebook marketing. His focus is to help you make a difference with social media, specifically Facebook, and his post are always very informative and immediately useful.

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Which social media marketing blogs do you read? Please leave a comment and share!

This post was originally published by Pam Dyer, author of Pamorama. Reprinted with permission.

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  • http://twitter.com/pushingsocial Stanford Smith (@pushingsocial)

    Thanks for including Pushing Social on this list. This is an amazing list filled with people who are passionate about helping their reader’s succeed. There are few new people that I didn’t know about! Time to update my reader!

    • http://heyo.com Alex Shamy

      Our pleasure, Stanford! Would love to see how Heyo can continue to work with PushingSocial moving forward- alex@heyo.com

  • http://www.jonturino.com Jon Turino

    There are some good suggestions here. Thanks for the info. I subscribe to several already. I also write at http://jonturino.com/blog on marketing topics if you’d like to visit.

    • http://heyo.com Alex Shamy

      Hey Jon – Thanks for the feedback! Do you write all of your own content? – Alex

      • http://www.facebook.com/JonTurino Jon Turino

        Yes, I do. I will sometimes write about something I’ve seen on the web and include a link to it but 90% plus is original content.

        • http://heyo.com Alex Shamy

          Great to hear that, Jon – We would love to publish one of your posts to help get you some extra exposure. Let me know if you’re interested: alex@heyo.com

          • http://jonturino.com Jon Turino

            I’m definitely interested, Alex. Happy to “donate” an existing one, modify an existing one if you’d like or create something new on a topic of your choice.

  • http://gravatar.com/kellyjenne45 kellyjenne45

    Great list! I already follow a lot of these blogs but Blonde 2.0 is a new one to me- thanks! A couple that I often find myself on is Steamfeed.com & Grotraffic.com/blog

    • http://heyo.com Alex Shamy

      Will definitely have to check those out, Kelly. What types of content are you trying to learn more about? – Alex

  • http://twitter.com/DannyBrown Danny Brown (@DannyBrown)

    Thanks for the kind inclusion, Pam, and great to see Francisco and Jon here too, two very worthwhile additions to anyone’s reader. Cheers!

  • http://twitter.com/jaybaer Jay Baer (@jaybaer)

    Thanks so much Pam. A terrific list!

  • http://myliferefund.blogspot.com Anna Mawrick

    Very useful list if blogs. all are full with rich informative content and post.

  • http://myliferefund.blogspot.com Anna Mawrick

    hi

  • http://govirtualassistant.com/ Jeff

    This is an excellent and informative list, thanks for compiling and sharing it!

  • http://www.sji-inc-blog.com Beth M. Wood

    Excellent list! I am a big fan of Jay, Jeff, Heidi & Likeable – and now have some new names to add to my list – thanks! One name I would add to this list without question is Ted Coine (@tedcoine) – his blogs are always relevant, interesting and spot-on. Thanks for the share!

    • http://heyo.com Alex Shamy

      Thanks for contributing, Beth! Next year we may need your help to update the list 😀 Alex@heyo.com

  • http://jameswatson12.tumblr.com Peter

    Great post.. Thanks for sharing such informative post with us.. Waiting for your next post.. Keep Posting..

    • http://heyo.com Alex Shamy

      Another featured post from Pam on the way, Peter! Thanks for the comment – Alex

  • http://astonsocial.com.au/ gleedan

    I think this top 20 blogs is really helpful in promoting your businesses. As we observed nowadays, social media is a very powerful tool in promoting your business.

  • http://www.talkaboutcreative.com.au/seo-content/social-media-marketing.aspx Talk About Creative

    Thanks for posting this list it is great to update my list and keep it current.

  • http://www.cimatti.it Andrea Cimatti

    Thanks for this interesting post. I read carefully all your points and I agree with what you say in general. Only one thing. Shouldn’t all companies be on facebook at least to protect their company name – stopping others from misusing it? I have a few customers that do only just that.

    • http://davidageorge.brandyourself.com/ David A. George

      That’s very true, Andrea. Facebook also has some rules preventing someone from impersonating you or your brand on their social network. This is where you could start in case something like that happens: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/274459462613911

  • http://www.mediahunter.com.au/ Social Media Consultant @ Craig Wilson

    Hi …. Great list of top Social media blogs, i am reading Likeable Media and Jeff Bullas blog every day. I found quick updates about the social media marketing and different strategies of improving our social campaign.

  • http://www.chaacreek.com Chaa Creek

    Copyblogger.com and hubspot.com are two the two blogs that I read everyday!

  • Matthew

    This weblog provides valuable information to us to learn Social Media Marketing. I really appreciate it.

    • http://heyo.com Alex Shamy

      You bet Matthew – what are you reading up on social marketing for – do you have a website? – Alex

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