UPDATE 7/14/09: I’ve now put all marketing automation blogs on a single page.
In my previous post I listed the Top-10 Demand Generation blog by marketers and consultants. Today I’ve put together a list of vendor blogs. Most of these vendors blogs really get ‘online marketing’, so they talk about best practices rather then just touting their products, and they post regularly.
In alphabetical order:
- ActiveConversion B2B Marketing Blog
This is my new discovery. Recently, they are writing more posts, and some good ones too! For example, I like Six Steps to Punching Above Your Weight.
- Eloqua Marketing Insights and Digital Body Language
For Eloqua I’m following two blogs. I really like their CTO Steve Woods’ blog: Digital Body Language. The corporate blog is a little more corporate, but some good articles.
- Genius.com B2B Marketing for Faster Sales Blog
Genius publishes some good best practices posts, combined with some company-related news.
- Hubspot Internet Marketing Blog
Hubspot is probably both the most active and most popular blog of this list. It is about Internet marketing: very interesting posts about SEO, PPC and Social Media.
- Market2Lead Marketing Automation and Lead Management blog
The Market2Lead blog got a boost when Kevin Joyce joined the company. He writes in-depth posts on Marketing Automation best practices.
- Marketbright blog
On average every week Mike Pilcher publishes an interesting post. Lately he has published a couple of interesting though leadership posts, most recently with Ardath Albee (her blog was in last week’s Top-10 ).
- Marketo Modern B2B Marketing Blog
Marketo publishes a steady stream of interesting articles, now including articles written by Maria Pergolino from the Inbound Marketer blog (also on the earlier Top-10 ).
- Pardot Corporate Blog and Adam Blitzer’s B2B Marketing ROI blog
Pardot’s corporate blog has practical tips for email marketing, landing pages, search engine optimization and marketing automation. Marketing VP Adam Blitzer posts less frequently but goes more in-depth.
- Reachforce: The B2B Lead
Reachforce publishes almost daily Lead Generation tips. They’re numbering them, and they are at #230 now!
- ReadyContacts Lead Data Management blog
This blog focuses on B2B list building, not surprisingly, because that’s what ReadyContacts focuses on.
- Silverpop Engage B2B Blog
Will Schnabel has published some really good pieces, such as “5 Tips to Improve Efficiencies Using Lead Management Solutions“. Lately they have been publishing some customer case studies and guest articles, so I hope they will again publish some in-depth articles.
Sorry, can’t help it: every time I try to make a top-10, I end up with 11 and find it impossible to choose which one should go. So 11 it is :- )
Again, let me know your suggestions for other blogs. I’m pretty sure I still have to discover lots of cool blogs.