Top 10 must read blogs on content marketing this Holiday season

Since we are almost at the end of the year, we decided to get nostalgic and give you the best current blogs to read on content marketing. Some of the best content marketing strategies are given in these sites.

1. Copyblogger

Copyblogger started when the term content marketing was not even introduced yet. They began in 1998 and Copyblogger officially started off in 2006 by a guy named Brian Clark. Today, you will see many blogs churned out, providing useful content and smart copywriting along with solid products and services. It gives a rich pool of information to brand managers and B2B content marketers
Some good blogs, 2014:
>> The Simple Flaw People Forget When Trying to Grow a Business
>> 12 Examples of Native Ads (And Why They Work)

2. Content Marketing Association

Content Marketing Association gives insights and expertise to agencies who are new entrants to the world of content marketing. They provide research, education, advice, support events and training for content marketing.

3. Content Marketing Institute

The Content Marketing Institute provides practical advice and includes lot of how-to guidance videos. The site is filled with insights and advice from experts to guide you if you are stuck with any topic on content marketing. The videos are very lucid and self-explanatory. It has got some serious research and stats.
Some interesting topics:
>> Content Marketing NEXT: How to Get a Greater Return on Your Content
>> A Content Marketer’s Checklist: Editorial Calendar Essentials

4. Social Media Examiner

There are top social media experts guiding you to build a successful social strategy. You have all the news you need to optimize your content marketing on social platforms. Social Media Examiner also hosts marketing podcasts on iTunes.
>> How to Create a Successful Business Blog
>> 8 Ways You Can Create a Winning Instagram Profile

5. Lee Oden

Lee Odden has developed content for the DMA SEM Certification Advanced Course and the DMA Social Media Marketing workshop. His ebooks are absolutely a delight for content marketers. They are knowledgeable and add value to your content marketing campaigns.
Industry recognition for Lee Odden:
>> Top 5 Most Retweeted by Digital Marketers
>> Top Strategist in Digital Marketing
>> Top 15 Social Media thought leaders

6. Ann Handley

Ann Handley has a unique way of writing blogs and explaining the complex in a simple way that narrates a story. You can expect original, wicked content ideas.
Some Topics:
>> Twitter helps me get my lost book back, and what you can learn from it
>> 13 Writing Rules

7. Convince and Convert

Convince and Convert help work better at social media and content marketing through audits, creation of strategic plans, workshops and coaching, setting up and configuring metrics and tracking, and ongoing advice and counsel. The USP of this site is their Killer guest bloggers, illustrations and distinctive thought leadership.
Some topics:
>> 3 Unique Ways Brands Are Approaching Content Creation
>> The Best Video Content About the Greatest Feeling on Earth

8. Jason Chesters

Jason Chesters provides a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Search Engine Optimisation and offers help on how you can do SEO yourself with some hard hitting real case studies.
>> 28 Expert Bloggers Reveal Their #1 Content Marketing Technique

9. Heidi Cohen

Heidi Cohen specializes in Social, mobile, and branding. The blogs are well written and crisp.
Some topics:
>> 31 Advanced Blogging Tricks
>> Convince Your Boss To Use Video Content Marketing

10. Moz Blog

MOZ has plays a great role in the content marketing and SEO revolution since a long time. Their blogs are exceptional and have a good community following.
Some topics:
>> Developing Innovative Content: What You Need to Know
>> How to Include Influencers in Your Content Strategy
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