Today’s Social Media Managers are tasked with everything from publicity and advertising, to boosting brand recognition, and optimizing strategies to boost SEO for their clients. That makes staying current with social media news and trends all the more important.
But with scores and scores of blogs dedicated to social media marketing, it’s difficult to know which ones to follow. Therefore, to save you a lot of time and energy, we’ve compiled a list of what we consider to be the top 10 social media blogs that will help you learn what you should know about social media marketing.
Mark Schaefer, the founder and Executive Director of Schaefer Marketing Solutions, focuses on five areas: Marketing and social media strategy, Keynote speaking, Corporate training and workshops, Content marketing measurement, and Marketing transformation. Schaefer has appeared on the BBC, CNN, CBS News, and The New York Times.
2) Jon Loomer
Jon Loomer’s blog focuses on marketing tips for Facebook. Loomer provides tutorials and plenty of examples and tips to help you grow your brand and business. If you’re having trouble with any Facebook-related business, Loomer’s blog is the place to go.
Rebekah Radice’s blog covers tips for novice marketers. Radice is an author, speaker and an award-winning blogger. Her blog appeals to people who want basic and intermediate advice on social media marketing and strategic approach to your campaigns.
Pinterest is one of the top drivers of organic traffic, and Oh So Pinteresting provides advice on how to be successful on Pinterest. Cynthia Sanchez launched the blog in 2012, and helps brands use Pinterest in their marketing strategies. Sanchez has recorded a number of podcasts on the topic of Pinterest and content marketing.
We here at Socialdraft think our blog is one of the top blogs out there for advice on a diverse number of social media topics, including top-notch tips on how to manage your marketing campaign via various social media platforms. We know their are many players in this market, and have studied and understand them. We listen to our users, and are constantly making any necessary updates and changes to our own platform.
Socially Sorted‘s Donna Moritz shares her expertise on all things social media. Moritz provides visually stimulating graphics and images with her posts and reminds readers of the increasing role of video in social media and content marketing.
Founded in 2008 by Jay Baer’s Convince and Convert is a company that provides advisors for companies in areas of digital marketing, with daily posts covering content marketing and social media. News and trends on marketingare covered in posts that appeal to new and veteran marketers alike.
RazorSocial, published by Ian Cleary, provides information on tools and technology in the social media and content marketing world. Blog posts are written by Ian Cleary and other experts, and are divided in the categories of “Blogging and SEO,” “Social Media Tools,” “Analytics,” and “Conversion Optimization.”
Peg Fitzpatrick recently co-authored the best-selling book “The Art of Social Media.” Fitzpatrick provides valuable tips on a several social platforms. Fitzpatrick urges readers to not simply repeat other content found online, but to stand out and master your unique voice.
10) Seth Godin
Seth Godin is an American author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker. In May 2009, Seth’s Blog was ranked in the AdAge Power 150 as the number 1 marketing blog out of the 976 tracked. Godin is the author of 17 books. During its first two years of release, Purple Cow sold over 150,000 copies in more than 23 print runs. The Dip was a Business Week and New York Times bestseller. Godin offers simple advice and knowledge to his readers.
Jenn’s Trends has become a globally recognized expert in Instagram marketing and the forefront blogger on Instagram marketing. Her blog has won the prestigious award of being a Top 10 Social Media Blog three years in a row. Jenn has spoke at multiple social media conferences, teaching business owners the value of Instagram and social media.
12) Pam Moore
Pam is the CEO & Founder of Marketing Nutz, a full service digital marketing, social media and experiential branding agency serving entrepreneurs to Fortune 100 organizations.
Viveka von Rosen, creator of this blog, is known internationally as the “LinkedIn Expert” and speaks to executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, corporations, Legal Firms and associations on the benefits of marketing with social media, and in particular LinkedIn Author of “LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour A Day” for John Wiley & Sons, she is also a regular source on LinkedIn for prestigious news outlets such as Forbes, Money Magazine, Mashable, Ragan, SocialMediaExaminer, CNN and The Miami Herald.
Andre Bourque (SocialMarketingFella) is Editor Emeritus of Technorati. He covers emerging trends and news in social, mobile, cloud, and related technologies.
Futurist Brian Solis is a regular contributor to leading business and industry publications including Adage, Forbes, Wired, VentureBeat, , among others. Brian is also an official LinkedIn Influencer with over 500,000 people on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook. As a sought-after speaker, Solis actively shares his vision and experiences through keynotes and presentations at conferences and events worldwide to help organizations understand and embrace the dynamics defining the rise of digital transformation, innovation, connected consumerism and digital lifestyles.