Welcome! As a marketing strategist, implementer and data analyzer, I devour blogs and enjoy bloggers. Microblogging at Twitter as BarbaraKB since March 2007 (and since May 2008 as CatholicMeme) teaches me the human information feed, conversation and power of engagement with others at Twitter. Perhaps you should follow me there and join the conversation? In September 2010, I started blogging again at my company’s new blog.
I keep up with family, friends and some colleagues in Facebook. Find out more about my professional life at LinkedIn. Inspiring and teaching web sites, established media channels and bloggers about various online marketing, advertising and social media strategy grabs all my online time. So, seriously, that is my commitment: other people’s (especially writers) sites!
Consuming various marketing, social media and advertising blogs for well-over ten years has taught me who I can (and cannot) trust online. I have compiled a list of my favorite blogs & sites for general marketing, advertising, search engine marketing, social media along with podcasting and video information. All are in my reader because these are online professionals who are responsive to the changing market. Also, I admire their honesty with me and others. Perhaps they should be in your reader too?
Seth Godin – Consistent marketing inspiration. Seth keeps me going.
Lee Odden – Practical and up-to-date site about online marketing. Nice guy.
MarketingProfs - Enjoy the varied marketing voices found there. Huge resource.
Darren Rowse – Problogger knows consistent blogging promotion.
Brian Clark – Copyblogger will force you to write more effectively.
Liz Strauss – Teaches and develops better blogger communities.
Social Media Strategy
Chris Brogan – Nicest guy in social media. Really.
Tamar Weinberg - One of my first (& continuing) “socnet” friends.
David Armano – Great agency design guy. Nice hats too.
Geoff Livingston – PR strategist. Never minces words. Loves baseball.
Beth Kanter – Online marketing strategy for non-profits.
Search Engine Marketing
Danny Sullivan – No one better for detailed understanding of search.
Jill Whalen – Jill teaches copywriting for the *best* SEO results.
Bruce Clay – Follows many search engine and SEM issues.
Advertising & Affiliate Marketing
Interactive Advertising Bureau – Standards for online advertising
Steve Hall – AdRants watches online advertising world.
Jeremy Schoemaker – Shoemoney knows who pays. ‘Nuf said.
Podcasting, Video and Technology
C.C. Chapman – Podcast for podcasters.
Steve Garfield – Videocast for videocasters.
iJustine - Best lifestreamer.
Michael Arrington – TechCrunch keeps up with all the tech start-ups.
TechMeme – What are all the tech blogs discussing?
Kevin Dugan – Local blogger posting about PR and social media.
Cincinnati Women Bloggers – Yes, I meet bloggers in my city.
New Media Cincinnati – Monthly meeting for local new media.
Social Media Breakfast – Meetups for local social media professionals.
PodCamp Ohio – Yearly New Media Unconference in Columbus, Ohio.