Displaying thought leadership and often referenced, Social Pro Daily leads the way in the realm of social media news. They release blog posts about the latest in social media news (always with their own take on the update), and also creative thoughts surrounding all-things-social. Here are two examples of the thought-leadership content they release:
Why Social Commerce Isn’t Exploding Yet
Can Influencer Marketing Impact Sales Growth in the Automobile Industry?
Highly referenced, Social Media Today is a clear leader in social media news and social media thought leadership. They often have the inside scoop on tests that social media platforms are experimenting with, as well as fun spins on the news. Here are two examples of the kind of content you’ll see from Social Media Today:
On Snapchat’s Ad Performance, In Comparison to Industry Benchmarks
This is not only a post about Snapchat’s ad performance (because that would be too easy!) Instead, it compares Snapchat’s ad performance against the ad performance of several other social media platforms.
What Facebook’s New ‘Jobs’ Feature Means for Marketers: A Recruiter’s Perspective
Supremely beautiful and well-known, Forbes doesn’t only exist to release business news and thoughts. It is also one of the top social media news sources for marketers today.
Although you won’t always see off-beat, creative thoughts, Forbes consistently passes along credible information.
Another well-known publication for one genre of content also pushing its way in the social media news realm is Entrepreneur. They don’t just stick to news, though. Entrepreneur branches out into some really fun content. If it weren’t for their frequent pop-up ads, I might just sit in their site all day!
Here are a few examples of the fun:
Biggest Social Media Fails of 2017
How to Keep Younger Team Members on Task Instead of Snapchat
Not only does the Social Media Explorer have a plethora of content, they also make it entertaining to scroll through their feed. It’s definitely one of the coolest social media resources I’ve come across.
TNW is no secret to you, I’m sure. It’s a leader in releasing quality news for the digital media fans. If you’re hoping to get social media news, specifically, TNW’s Apps category is the place to be.
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If you’re looking for a wide range of digital-media based topics, Business Insider is a great resource. Here, you’ll find everything from:
The top 5 predictions for the future of digital, to
Google AMP bug that is inflating traffic metrics, to
Donald Trump’s favorite TV shows
Much in line with their other content, the Huffington Post Social Media blog is filled with gossip and introspective thought. So, this is the site to be on if you’re looking for unique headlines like:
I’m Liberal, But I Joined Almost 30 Pro-Trump Facebook Groups, and
How To Share Your Political Views On Social Media Without Losing Your Job
Fun is the name of the game at Social News Daily! You’ll find some stream-lined posts, like “Seven Steps to Build a Strong Brand on Twitter,” and also unique posts, like “Is Reddit the New Alcoholics Anonymous?” Have fun!
Experience and Stats from Social Media Tools
A social media scheduling tool also known for radical company culture, sharing content about how to be top-of-the-line on social.
A tool focused on increasing your traffic and connecting with leads, Hubspot’s mission is to teach business owners how to use all social media platforms to the highest success.
An automated social media scheduling tool that has one of the most beautiful blogs you’ve likely seen!
A social media scheduler that shares social media strategy and advice several times a day.
A social media scheduler, customer service and analytics tool that also shares content about social platform best practices.
A full-service social media tool that schedules content, monitors social media mentions, allows you to reply to followers on numerous platforms and provides analytics. Their blog shares tips for all of the above.
A social analytics tool sharing how to level up in social media and other marketing methods.
A leader in content strategy, CoSchedule shares tips on how to standout on social media.
Primarily sharing thoughts on Pinterest and Instagram due to the fact that their tool supports those two platforms, Tailwind shares tips on how to make the most out of your time scheduling to social.
A tool that helps you collaborate throughout the content creation process and also share posts on social media, Contently is a master when it comes to all things content production and content marketing.
A tool used to automatically send curated content to your Buffer or HubSpot queues, Quuu’s blog has some really slick guidance on how to keep your social queue up-to-date and interesting with minimal effort (so you can spend more time engaging).
BuzzSumo is a giant in the digital industry. Known for their blog title images with Sumo wrestlers and a killer content popularity tool, they also come out with really useful content that helps marketers find their way in the changing age of social media.
Quick List of Social Media Influencers and Agencies Who Also Write Great Content
Wide Range of Content
These 74 social media resources are sure to give you a full scope of what’s new in social media, and what decisions you can make to thrive in social media marketing.
Do you have any favorites I missed? Leave a comment so others can explore it.