Ad Age’s Power150 list of marketing blogs–top 20 as of July 4, 2011 shown below– proves the world has plenty of topnotch marketing blogs.
And yet, after a cursory investigation of the list, no one is covering my niche: the discovery and sharing of cutting edge, quirky, cottage industry techniques by marketers doing their own creative, unorthodox or just plain desperate thing. For now, this appears to be a subject no one has claimed. No one but me.
As for my compatriots listed below, Ad Age DIGITAL ranks a total of 1186+ marketing bloggers all judged by a range of numerical data on a daily basis. Click here (it takes a second to load) for the complete list.
The Top 20 list is worth checking out. I can recommend Copyblogger and Chrisbrogan.com Some of the others listed above are business operations that hit you up for a monthly subscription fee. Many feature guest bloggers rather than posts from the founder. Rand Fishkin (SEOmoz) and Jay Baer (Convince&Convert) are examples of highly knowledgeable pros who’ve grown so popular they require a monthly fee or rely on a retinue of guest bloggers. Still, no one beats Rand Fishkin for SEO expertise. And Jay Baer remains state-of-the-art on the ever changing world of social media.
As we all know, life is short and summer is sweet. Still, I hope you’ll take the time to check out a few that pique your interest. It pays to have experts like these to consult when it’s time to step up your efforts.
About the Author: Maureen Fischer is QuirkyMarketing’s author and resident conversationalist. She provides content marketing–both strategy and execution– to clients in a range of industries.