These are some of my favorite blogs for small business marketing advice. Check them out and consider subscribing to them.
The Marketing Minute – Written by Drew Mclellan, one of the organizers and editors of the Age of Conversation books. Drew gives straightforward, practical marketing advice that you can use on a local level.
ConverStations – Mike Sansone thinks of blogs as platforms for conversations. Check out Mike’s blog for discussions on blogging and social media.
David Airey :: Graphic and Logo Design – David is a talented graphic artist who specializes in brand identity. Check out his blog for branding, design and logos.
Small Biz Survival – Becky McCray is a rural and small town business resource. From her liquor store in Alva, Oklahoma Becky blogs about small town business and marketing.
Brains on Fire – Big brand smarts for small brands. The talented team at Brains on Fire blogs about creating marketing movements.
Tagline Jim – Tagline expert Jim Morris has written many a successful, and famous, taglines now he blogs about the good, the bad, and the ugliness of taglines.
Struggling Entrepreneur – Podcast from former IBM’er Fred Castaneda. Fred interviews entrepreneurs about their successes, and failures, in business.
The Publicity Hound – Joan Stewart is The Publicity Hound and publicity expert. She blogs about how to use free publicity to establish credibility and get attention.
Stories That Sell – Casey Hibbard is all about staying in touch with the customer, calling satisfied customers your most powerful sales and marketing asset. She blogs about turning customer stories into effective marketing tools.
THINKing – Advertising, PR, marketing and social media from Harry Hoover and his creative team.
CoolMarketingStuff – Charles Sipe keeps his fingers on the pulse of branding and great marketing books.
Marketing Profs Daily Fix – A collection of bloggers from a variety of marketing disciplines. You’ll get a little bit of everything from the Daily Fix.
ChaosScenario – Smart marketing advice on branding, blogging and more from smart marketers Cam Beck.
Maximum Customer Experience – Kelly Erickson blogs about improving your customer service to increase your bottom line.
Bigg Success – Podcast that mixes business, entrepreneurship, marketing, and life into a daily dose of must-listen. George Krueger and Mary-Lynn Foster are the producers and hosts.
Small Business Conversations from Network Solutions – Wide variety of marketing and business advice to help small business owners grow their business.
Business Consulting Buzz – A blog that dispenses advice about how to become a consultant, but is also filled with marketing advice and profiles of successful consultants/marketers.
Brain Based Biz – Robyn McMaster knows the brain. She blogs about using your brain and mind to refresh your business and marketing.
Small Business Search Marketing – Matt McGee writes an excellent blog on how to promote your small business online.
Cat’sEye Writer Blog – Judy Dunn writes about how to show up online in unique, real ways and how to attract more visitors to your blog with compelling copy.
Seth’s Blog – In my opinion, Seth Godin is the preeminent marketing mind. Author of several best-selling books including Purple Cow andPermission Marketing, Seth dispenses daily doses of both marketing and business wisdom.
Branding Strategy Insider – The most focused marketing blog on the web and a repository of incredible branding advice. Sometimes leans toward corporate and big brands, but can still be applied to small business.
Brand Autopsy – Former Starbucks and Whole Foods marketer John Moore doles out pithy marketing observations and recommendations. He is also a great source for business book reviews.
Social Media Productivity – Kyle Lacy is every where in social media and he knows what he’s talking about. Read his blog to learn how to better integrate social media into your marketing plan.
The Direct Marketing Voice – Written by Cynthia Fedor of QuantumDigital, The DMV covers direct mail, eMarketing, and print.
The Joy of Marketing – Written by Erin Verbeck and Sarah Petty. Very big with independent photographers but good for small businesses of any type.