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“My” Daily Marketing Shortlist

I’m often asked about resources and inspiration. The articles on my old blog are just too outdated so here’s a quick updated consolidation.

Who do you follow online? Seth GodinGuy K., Gary V., Neil PatelJay Baer, etc. – many are great and if you have the bandwidth, you should follow them all. Everyone else should find those who speak the gospel for “you”. For me, at the top of my list is Ted Rubin. Do you follow him? You should. He offered me some genuine wisdom last night which actually inspired this post.

Here are my personal “Top 5’s” (*Note – this is not to say anyone I left out is not fantastic, these are just the people/pubs that resonate most with me):

  • Ted Rubin – top social marketing strategist, speaker, and acting CMO of Brand-Innovators and Co-Founder of Prevailing Path
  • Shelly Palmer – named LinkedIn’s No. 1 Voice in Technology for 2017
  • Gary Vaynerchuk – super provocative, straight hustle, smack in the face with reality – not for the faint of heart
  • Brian Solis – principal analyst at Altimeter Group, futurist, digital anthropologist, author & speaker
  • Scott Galloway  Marketing Professor at NYU Stern, named “One of the World’s 50 best business school professors”
  • Digiday – media in marketing, fashion, and finance categories – gotta love the TL;DR
  • SmartBrief – top stories curated from more than 10k credible sources & summarized direct to your inbox
  • Advertising Age – has been around just shy of a century, AdAge has legit street cred
  • eConsultancy – market research, guides, and digital mktng news + a healthy dose of international trends
  • Buffer – became a player quickly as their content game is strong

General Business and/or Life

  • Simon Sinek – also a provocative endorsement, but I feel like he gets it (plus he reminds me of my good friend Joshua Kanter)
  • Will Smith – yeah, I said it – his content is sincere, relevant, and funny AF
  • Medium – hub for the world’s most insightful writers, thinkers, and storytellers
  • Mashable – a lot of debate here as some suggest Mashable has lost its soul, I still dig ‘em
  • The Hustle – get an email each morning with all the tech and business news you need to know for the day