50+ Blogs, Newsletters, Podcasts, and Video Channels


You’re busy sufficient doing the work. You don’t have the time to seek for content material that may assist your content material and advertising and marketing.

So, we requested the CMI group in our e-newsletter and on social media for his or her favorites. We additionally pitched entrepreneurs on Qwoted to share their prime picks.

And so they didn’t disappoint, offering over 50 go-to sources within the type of blogs, newsletters, podcasts, and video channels. Right here’s what they needed to share. (We grouped them by content material sort in alphabetical order.)


Content material Advertising Institute

The CMI weblog is a must-read for anybody seeking to keep on prime of the most recent digital advertising and marketing traits, and it offers sensible suggestions for creating partaking content material. I particularly love how the CMI integrates professional insights with real-world situations, permitting our staff to implement the methods in our day by day workflows. It’s not only a principle; it’s real-world recommendation that impacts our advertising and marketing technique. — Diana Zheng, head of selling, Stallion Specific

CMI covers all kinds of subjects and lets me keep updated with present traits and happenings within the business. Skilled however entertaining, it’s principally impartial concerning the traits, which helps me type my very own opinion primarily based on info, not overhyped as many advertising and marketing sources on the market. — Sabina Muminovic, content material advertising and marketing supervisor, GenePlanet


For instructional websites, I like Copyblogger rather a lot. It has a lot to supply these new to the sphere however affords some refresher objects for me within the copywriting and academy programs. The weblog has opinions of different programs which might be useful, and it contains every little thing I have to find out about programs, together with pricing. I can sustain with schooling simply with out having to do all of the analysis into the most effective, up to date programs. — Baruch Labunski, CEO, Rank Safe


They typically have stable details about such a wide selection of subjects in gross sales and advertising and marketing, and even when they aren’t all instantly related to my job, something there can no less than not directly affect my eager about my job. — Emma Lieberman, content material supervisor, Influence Networking


Moz weblog is my trusted supply for diving deep into all issues website positioning. Their core give attention to SEO permits them to supply unmatched schooling by in-depth guides, case research, and experiments. Studying Moz teaches me learn how to analysis key phrases, construction websites, repair technical points, and actually grasp website positioning to maximise my shoppers’ visibility. Their insights are invaluable. — Alex Adekola, CEO and founder, Prepared Adjuster


An instantaneous standout is a selected weblog publish from OnCrawl on topical authority. It’s a bit prolonged however extremely useful. We use it as a part of the onboarding for the company. This weblog makes the topic of topical authority comprehensible due to the way it breaks down every step for the reader whereas additionally sharing case examine knowledge and necessary insights. — Cameron Harvey, digital advertising and marketing govt, and Rupert Morris, founder and managing director, The Munro Company

Orbit Media Studios

Andy Crestodina all the time shares sensible recommendation in his weblog, as properly. I’m a long-time Andy fan! — Michelle Garrett, guide, Garrett Public Relations

SE Roundtable

Barry and his staff have been protecting all issues digital and website positioning for over 20 years. It’s the most dependable supply of intel. — Steve Peron, co-founder, Collective42

Search Engine Land

If I’m in search of details about how to do that or that with website positioning or pay-per-click, I’ll in all probability find yourself studying one thing on SEL. — Mark Whittaker, proprietor, Whitmark Digital

website positioning E book

He posts a few times a yr, however they’re epic items breaking down the business. — Steve Peron, co-founder, Collective42

Search Engine Journal

SEJ is the last word insider useful resource with regards to staying present with the continually evolving world of website positioning … They break down and analyze all the brand new bulletins, traits, and modifications that we have to find out about. Whether or not it’s understanding a brand new Google patent or reacting shortly to a core algorithm replace, SEJ interprets what it means for website positioning technique. Additionally they do an excellent job spotlighting area of interest areas like voice search, e-commerce website positioning, content material technique, and extra with actionable suggestions. The contributors are all seasoned practitioners who take a look at theories in the actual world. — Edlyn Collanto, B2B advertising and marketing analysis specialist, UpCity

Sword and the Script

Frank Robust does SO a lot legwork to have a look at the know-how within the PR and comms fields and in addition opinions printed research. It’s so helpful to me in my work. I typically quote/hyperlink to his work in my very own weblog, e-newsletter, and displays. — Michelle Garrett, guide, Garrett Public Relations

Belief Insights

They’re my go-to supply for analytics and AI. The data is nice, however I’ve additionally labored with them instantly on a couple of initiatives, so I do know they stroll the stroll. Additionally they publish my go-to e-newsletter, podcast, and video for the topic. — Brooke B. Sellas, CEO, B Squared Media


Axios Communicators

Axios Communicators e-newsletter by Eleanor Hawkins is considered one of my favorites. She covers trending tales within the communications/PR world and shares insightful takes from leaders she interviews. — Michelle Garrett, guide, Garrett Public Relations

Content material Advertising Institute

CMI as a result of it’s an authority within the area, offers trusted info, and asks intriguing questions that make me assume. Honorary mentions embody theSkimm (superior writing), The Cult of Copy (refreshingly completely different tone of voice), and Psychology of Advertising and Development・Design (all of them instructing me one thing new/helpful, good case research). — Sabina Muminovic, content material advertising and marketing supervisor, GenePlanet

Well-known Campaigns

For me, this podcast is simply pure pleasure, having the ability to see how creativity can transfer the needle for a marketing campaign whereas being a part of the cultural zeitgeist. — Methuselah Marava, digital advertising and marketing govt, upMention

The Fintech Occasions

It’s the easiest way for me to remain on the heart beat of technological transformations in banking and monetary providers. Getting these curated clips and analyses in my inbox lets me spot necessary traits like open banking, digital lenders, and blockchain purposes as they emerge. I can then apply these fintech improvements to assist my monetary shoppers adapt and seize new alternatives. — Alex Adekola, CEO and founder, Prepared Adjuster

Development Every day by Advertising Max

It speaks to the enterprise of working a advertising and marketing company. There are methods to rent, individuals to fulfill, ways to deploy, and even the most effective artistic executions so as to add to your swipe file. — Robert Brill, CEO, Brill Media

This text shares extremely related subjects round advertising and marketing, social media, and business updates. This can be a incredible e-newsletter to learn to remain updated on all issues content material advertising and marketing. — Morgan Goettge, founder, Morgankg.com

The Hustle

They’ve an enormous number of enterprise and tech information, advertising and marketing and gross sales sources, and random enjoyable hyperlinks. Their voice of their writing stands out for being so informal and stuffed with character but educated, just like the John Oliver of newsletters. And even when what they’re writing about isn’t in any respect associated to something I do professionally, it’s all the time fascinating. — Emma Lieberman, content material supervisor, Influence Networking

Lenny’s E-newsletter

It’s an e mail that you just wish to learn (think about that!) as a result of it’s filled with insights that you would be able to apply on to your work, not simply filler content material to make you are feeling such as you’re staying on prime of traits. The e-newsletter is easy, to the purpose, and devoid of the standard clichés that plague most advertising and marketing recommendation. — Edvardas Mikalauskas, senior content material advertising and marketing supervisor, Omnisend

Advertising Brew

The day by day e-newsletter offers the most recent information and insights into the advertising and marketing world. What I recognize about Advertising Brew is its skill to distill complicated advertising and marketing traits and information into digestible, actionable insights. It covers a variety of subjects, from website positioning methods to the most recent in social media advertising and marketing, all of that are essential to my function. The e-newsletter additionally options interviews with business leaders, offering distinctive views and helpful recommendation. It’s a must-read for me, because it retains me knowledgeable and helps me keep forward within the fast-paced world of selling. — Vicki Morillo, head of selling, Cordless.io

MarketingProfs At this time

They often embody fairly a couple of sources spanning a number of subjects. I recognize this construction as a result of not each useful resource or subject is relevant to my efforts. By providing choices for webinars, articles, experiences, and extra, I can decide which areas I ought to give attention to.

I additionally recognize that they don’t restrict themselves to only content material. They frequently handle adjoining fields like PR and comms, AI, coaching, and extra advertising and marketing methods. In an business that’s sure to all the time want recent views so as to develop and take a look at the boundaries, tying different points into the content material advertising and marketing area is a incredible strategy to get individuals considering outdoors the field. — Sydney Lamoureux, content material lead, Leadhub

MKT1 E-newsletter

Emily Kramer began it as a e-newsletter for product advertising and marketing managers, nevertheless it now covers a lot extra. I like that the content material feels very relatable, supplying you with the thought you’re not the one one who faces a specific problem. It additionally provides you suggestions and instruments on learn how to method it. — Daria Kepa-Inexperienced, advertising and marketing director, Cytora

Morning Brew

A while in the past, I signed up for Morning Brew, a advertising and marketing e-newsletter, which is a effective learn addition to the morning espresso break. It’s compact, incorporates trending information from the US and the world, and is my day by day dose of data to maintain up with the occasions happening on the planet of selling.

I additionally love that Morning Brew incorporates a “mind activator,” often a brief and fast crossword or another mini-puzzle, which provides you the endorphin enhance and helps you get within the day with a pointy thoughts. — Jan Kawecki, founder and advertising and marketing supervisor, F1blast.com

Muck Rack Every day

It provides a rundown of the headlines and takes from journalists. — Michelle Garrett, guide, Garrett Public Relations

Taking part in Favorites

Jay Acunzo is a dude who will get it about writing, storytelling, and connection, and it totally doesn’t matter that it’s for enterprise somewhat than artwork. I completely haven’t stopped speaking about him and his concepts since I noticed him at Content material Advertising World this previous yr, and I’m positive my staff is getting sick of it, however he’s proper in regards to the core metric being resonance somewhat than attain. — Emma Lieberman, content material supervisor, Influence Networking

Search Information You Can Use (Maria Haynes)

Marie Haynes’ e-newsletter, podcast, and search bar are by far the most effective content material that I sustain with every week. She covers a myriad of subjects however has primarily been targeted on website positioning and AI. Her e-newsletter is a should as a result of you may study probably the most up-to-date details about the advertising and marketing business, and it covers all the modifications, regardless of how huge or small. — Brittany Betts, CMO, FloridaPanhandle.com

Stacked Marketer

They do an excellent job summing up the most well liked subjects within the final 24 hours. I imagine they’re internationally primarily based, so that you get a cosmopolitan view of digital advertising and marketing. — Steve Peron, co-founder, Collective42

Whole Annarchy

Ann Handley’s e-newsletter is instructional, superbly written, and flat-out enjoyable. Her e-newsletter is a mannequin for a way I’d like to put in writing my e mail newsletters. — Mark Whittaker, proprietor, Whitmark Digital

Very Good Copy

It’s the embodiment of storytelling, with all the time recent views, actionable suggestions, and recommendation, and so, so human and relatable. — Sabina Muminovic, content material advertising and marketing supervisor, GenePlanet

A number of picks

Adam P. Newton, supervisor at NRG, says he enjoys the newsletters created by Jay Acunzo (Taking part in Favorites), Ann Handley (Whole Annarchy), Ted Gioia (The Sincere Dealer), Kristin Kobes Du Mez (Du Mez Connections), and CMI. He likes the subjects mentioned, the writing type, and their respective frequencies. As a author, I’m drawn to different writers and the way they use their voices to speak with their readers. Sure, the content material is necessary, however I’m extra drawn to how individuals share than what they’re sharing,” he says.

Along with MarketingProfs, Sydney Lamoureux says, “The CMI newsletters will all the time be pillars of inspiration and information for me, together with huge business leaders like SEJ and The Tilt.”

Heidi Cohen of the Actionable Advertising Information E-newsletter says she’s a fan of Joe Pulizzi’s Orangeletter, Ann Handley’s Whole Annarchy, Scott Monty’s Timeless and Well timed, John Warner’s The Biblioracle Recommends, and Austin Kleon’s e-newsletter.


Brokers of Change

Brokers of Change was the primary podcast I ever listened to on the subject of digital advertising and marketing. I liked the host, Wealthy Brooks, and his skill to essentially interact his visitors. I additionally liked that the visitors have been practitioners themselves and that they offered actionable insights for smaller accounts, not simply firms with deep pockets. I liked the podcast a lot that I traveled to Portland, Maine, seven years in the past to attend the Brokers of Change Convention and obtained to fulfill the host and several other of the podcast visitors in individual. — Lindsey Black, CMO, (un)Frequent Logic


Though this podcast is on an extended streak of working archived episodes, I like the way in which Seth Godin presents info in methods I don’t typically take into consideration. — Mark Whittaker, proprietor, Whitmark Digital

GaryVee Audio Expertise

Gary Vaynerchuk’s insights into the world of selling and entrepreneurship are invaluable. His distinctive perspective, mixed together with his expertise in constructing companies, offers a wealth of data. The podcast covers a variety of subjects, from social media technique to buyer engagement, all of that are related to my function. It’s a must-listen for me as a result of it retains me up to date on the most recent traits and offers actionable suggestions that I can apply in my work. — Vicki Morillo, head of selling, Cordless.io

The Edward Present

Edward Sturm is a tech tinkerer and development hacker who actually pokes across the edges of social media platforms to seek out alternatives. — Robert Brill, CEO, Brill Media

Lenny’s Podcast

The podcast dives into advertising and marketing methods that work with out the standard fluff or overhyped guarantees. Lenny doesn’t faux to have all of the solutions or declare to revolutionize your advertising and marketing in a single day. As an alternative, the podcast affords grounded, sensible suggestions that may enable you to enhance your content material technique and see higher outcomes. It’s refreshingly trustworthy and surprisingly sensible, making it a uncommon discover in a swamp of selling mediocrity. — Edvardas Mikalauskas, senior content material advertising and marketing supervisor, Omnisend

Market Your Genius

Total, I discover myself going to Market Your Genius extra typically than different podcasts as a result of it covers a variety of subjects. It has visitors, and the host does properly in taking a deeper take a look at the topic. I actually appreciated the one about making nice gross sales and the opposite about creating leaders inside your organization. — Baruch Labunski, CEO, Rank Safe

Advertising Faculty Podcast

The dynamic Neil Patel and Eric Siu host a fast-paced present that’s preferrred for busy professionals. They talk about varied advertising and marketing subjects, and I take notes on their podcast throughout my commute. Sensible recommendation and business insights they supply match completely with our advertising and marketing targets, serving to us keep forward of the competitors. — Diana Zheng, head of selling, Stallion Specific

I actually like this podcast as a result of the episodes aren’t too lengthy, and all the subjects are extremely related to present traits. — Morgan Goettge, founder, Morgankg.com

Income Vitals

Income Vitals modified the way in which I take a look at advertising and marketing. It was the primary content material piece I got here throughout that articulated the problem practically each marketer struggles with—the marketing-qualified lead. When the MQL metric was created, it was extremely helpful however over time it degraded and have become the objective versus means to a objective. The staff at Income Vitals share a wealth of data and all the time present an fascinating perspective on advertising and marketing technique, ways, and channels. — Daria Kepa-Inexperienced, advertising and marketing director, Cytora

Scrappy ABM

Scrappy ABM is a more moderen one for me. As I’m in advertising and marketing for a small- to medium-sized enterprise, I like the host’s method to utilizing the instruments you have already got to implement an efficient ABM technique. Many ABM-focused podcasts advocate buying costly instruments that take no less than six months to implement, whereas this one provides you “performs” you may implement straight away. — Lindsey Black, CMO, (un)Frequent Logic



When you’re in search of assist with Google Analytics or Google Tag Supervisor, Julius Federowicz’s movies have the solutions. — Mark Whittaker, proprietor, Whitmark Digital

HubSpot Academy

I can’t ignore the significance of HubSpot Academy’s YouTube channel within the video world. Not solely do they supply deep dives into advertising and marketing ideas, however in addition they provide step-by-step tutorials. Whether or not you’re simply beginning or an skilled marketer seeking to enhance your advertising and marketing expertise, they’ve obtained you coated. — Diana Zheng, head of selling, Stallion Specific

Semrush YouTube channel

It’s a game-changer for honing my website positioning expertise and studying the most recent greatest practices. The step-by-step video tutorials are extremely helpful for understanding the platform’s numerous options. However extra importantly, Semrush’s specialists reveal optimization and content material creation methods to enhance my shoppers’ findability and site visitors. Implementing just some suggestions has already moved the needle on rankings and conversion charges. — Alex Adekola, CEO and founder, Prepared Adjuster

Social Media Examiner

The channel primarily focuses on social media advertising and marketing. I like this channel as a result of it options a wide range of specialists who give attention to completely different elements of social media. — Morgan Goettge, founder, Morgankg.com

Different go-to sources

Santi Clarke, director of content material and communication at Duda, says she likes to discover different routes for advertising and marketing upskilling. “I’ve discovered the Advertising AI Institute Neighborhood on Slack to be a helpful useful resource for entrepreneurs seeking to hold tempo with the fast fee of change in AI and advertising and marketing. It’s an excellent place to get the most recent AI information, instruments, and methods, in addition to join with like-minded entrepreneurs,” she says.

Christopher S. Penn, chief knowledge scientist at TrustInsights.ai, is a fan of B Squared Media’s buyer expertise content material that reveals up in its e-newsletter, weblog, and Brooke Bytes YouTube channel. He additionally enjoys the Social Media Examiner’s podcast Advertising Company Present.

A number of nominators targeted on the person somewhat than the content material model. Michelle Garrett says Gini Dietrich of Spin Sucks is a must-follow on LinkedIn for her useful articles.

Sabina Muminovic cites something written by Robert Rose, “I like his non-nonsense method, balanced and backed-by-arguments perspective, and lots of helpful items of recommendation. All the time a delight to learn his ideas.”

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