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My Top 33 Digital Marketing Blogs

33 top digital marketing blogs and email aggregators subscribed to and routinely read by Jay Baer of Convince and Convert.
Aug 22, 2014 - - 15920
From MediaBistro, this publication is devoted to everything happening at Facebook. They have a Twitter version too, but I find only Facebook changes their minds enough to warrant a platform-specific blog that I'll ready daily.
Aug 22, 2014 - - 15399
Brand Savant

Musings on data and statistics and marketing and business from Tom Webster of Edison Research. Sadly, Tom doesn't write as often as I'd like. The good news is that he guest posts at Convince & Convert sometimes (here's his killer archive)



Aug 22, 2014 - - 17715

This blog has gotten hugely popular in a short period of time because the content is fascinating, topical and useful. Proud investor in this company, am I.

Aug 22, 2014 - - 13670
Contently Content Strategist

I'm really impressed with these guys. Solid info every day for the advanced content marketer.

Aug 22, 2014 - - 17186
Content Marketing Institute

The powerhouse of the content marketing industry. Strong information and insights, delivered daily. Great job by Michelle Linn and their editorial team keeping the quality consistently high on this multi-author blog. Looking forward to seeing some of you at Content Marketing World soon (I'm speaking Wednesday, September 10).

Aug 22, 2014 - - 16032
Convince and Convert

Hey that's us! I only write a couple of our ten weekly posts, so I definitely read Convince & Convert every day. Subscribe via email here:

Aug 22, 2014 - - 17499

One of the originals, and still one of the best. A must-read, in my estimation. I owe these guys a huge debt, too, because they've helped me a lot with my own blog.

Aug 22, 2014 - - 14002

Good and getting better all the time. Thought-provoking insights from a pan-digital perspective. Heavy agency flavor.

Aug 22, 2014 - - 13523
Duct Tape Marketing

From John Jantsch and occasional guest contributors, everything that gets published here is worth examining. We work mostly with medium and large businesses at Convince & Convert, but I still learn a lot from Duct Tape and their scrappy, small biz sensibilities. John's new book: Duct Tape Selling is killer, too.

Aug 22, 2014 - - 14010

Solid, broad-based digital marketing coverage with a research bent. Very strong in European perspectives too. I'm working on a cool new project with these guys. Stay tuned for more on that!



Aug 22, 2014 - - 14213

From my friend the author, speaker, and college professor Mark Schaefer and a good crew of guest writers. {Grow} is a place to find conversations about topics that aren't covered in the more news-oriented blogs. Also a great example of a multi-author blog that somehow maintains a consistent editorial voice.



Aug 22, 2014 - - 12787

Remarkable volume of useful content. Essentially defined what a B2B blog could (and should be). These guys live and breathe Youtility (which is why they are mentioned in my book)

Aug 22, 2014 - - 16722
Ignite Social Media

I don't read that many blogs written by a single agency, but Jim Tobin and the crew at Ignite seem to consistently come up with interesting approaches that I don't see everywhere else. Bravo! Jim's book "Earn It, Don't Buy It" is full of TRUTH, too. (I got to write the foreword).

Aug 22, 2014 - - 16805
LinkedIn Pulse

The email I get each day from LinkedIn Pulse consistently has links to blog posts written (on the LinkedIn platform, typically) that I want to read, but people I don't read enough. Also great for discovering new talent and fresh voices.

Aug 22, 2014 - - 14157
Marketing Agency Insider

About 50% of our consulting business at Convince & Convert is on behalf of agencies. Paul Roetzer and his team at PR20/20 write this massively useful blog about all things digital agencies. Terrific advice from the trenches. Paul has a great new book as well (lot of those these days!) called "the Marketing Performance Blueprint"

Aug 22, 2014 - - 14145

Hundreds of articles across dozens of categories. Breadth of topics and authors can make this a little bit hit or miss, but the weekly #SocialSkim roundup post from Angela Natividad is required reading. Overseen by Ann Handley, whose new book "Everybody Writes" is the best book on the subject since Stephen King's "On Writing"

Aug 22, 2014 - - 15005

Must-read for media observers. A delicious, curated mix of tech and pop culture. Great trend watching.



Aug 22, 2014 - - 14269

Recently bought by LinkedIn, I'm a huge fan of Newsle. Daily email that sends me updates and news about people to whom I'm connected on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn. If you haven't used this, check it out.

Aug 22, 2014 - - 14609
PR Daily News

From Ragan, a nice aggregation of posts of interest to public relations folks. Curated from other sources, and some original content.



Aug 22, 2014 - - 14099

Maybe my favorite email to receive each day (other than Quartz, which didn't make this list because it's not about digital marketing). PSFK is like Willy Wonka marketing. Amazing case studies and super interesting experiments from around the world. I find a TON of my Youtility examples for keynote speeches from PSFK.

Aug 22, 2014 - - 13355

My preferred tech news, geek, gadget site. Not strictly digital marketing per se, but terrific at keeping me up on broader tech and social media issues.

Aug 22, 2014 - - 16033
Real-Time Daily

From MediaPost, a blog and daily email about RTM and real-time, programmatic media buying. Most of this one isn't super relevant to me, but every once in a while there's a great nugget that I've never seen anywhere else.

Aug 22, 2014 - - 17867
Six Pixels of Separation

I'll never be as smart as Mitch Joel, or as prolific. Thoughtful brilliance flows on this blog like water from a tap. The wide topical array makes it such that not every post is for every reader, but stick with Mitch and you're guaranteed to receive something worth your attention on regular intervals.

Aug 22, 2014 - - 13064
Social Fresh

The name fits. Fresh content for social media and digital marketing professionals. I consistently learn stuff from this great blog. Heavy contributions from Nick Cicero (my co-host on the Social Pros podcast) are a differentiator.

Aug 22, 2014 - - 16987
Social Media Examiner

Outstanding tactical coverage of all things social media, from Mike Stelzner and his excellent team. Great virtual events too, including Social Media Success Summit (I'm the closing keynote)