20 Social Media Marketing Blogs You Should Read in 2013
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.