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List of Experts By Channel

Following industry experts keeps you up to date as well as inspired with new ideas and possibilities you can take to your business and your clients’ businesses. The industry changes quickly and continuing education on each of the marketing channels we use in the Duct Tape System will make you more valuable to your clients.

Here’s a list of industry experts John Jantsch recommends following to stay on top of the ever-changing industry.

General 
MarketingProfs

Learning changes lives. That belief is at the heart of everything we do at MarketingProfs. It informs every decision we make. We serve marketers like you. People who care about people, practices, results. Our real-world education is practical, hands-on, and approachable, designed to meet the most in-demand skills. Learn More

QuickSprout

Quick Sprout was originally started in early 2008 by Neil Patel, the world’s leading online marketer. Over the years, Neil built Quick Sprout into one of the top sites for online marketing. Learn More

ConversionXL

Learn from the top 1% marketing practitioners to become one. CXL Institute gives you advanced level skills in digital marketing, conversion optimization, digital analytics and customer acquisition. Learn More

Marketing website 
Resources

Resources. Learn More

Content platform
Jay Baer - Convince and convert

Providers of social media strategy, content marketing and word of mouth strategy to the world’s most interesting brands. We use a framework of four success pathways to show brands how to methodically optimize digital marketing programs to make them remarkable. Learn More

Copyblogger

Since January 2006, Copyblogger has been teaching people how to create killer online content. Not bland corporate crap created to fill up a company webpage. Valuable information that attracts attention, drives traffic, and builds your business. Copyblogger founder Brian Clark has been building businesses with online content marketing since 1998. Learn More

Content Marketing Institute

Content Marketing Institute (CMI): Our mission is to advance the practice of content marketing, through online education, print, and in-person events. CMI was founded by Joe Pulizzi, the leading evangelist for content marketing. Joe, an entrepreneur, speaker, and author on content marketing, believed passionately that there was a better way for brands to market than how they’ve done it in the past. CMI is a culmination of those beliefs. Learn More

BuzzSumo

Data-driven Content Marketing: Discover what resonates with your audience using BuzzSumo to research, amplify, and monitor your content. Visit their informative blog here. Learn More 

CoSchedule

Get global visibility across all your marketing efforts with CoSchedule. Make your team happy. Deliver projects on time. Stay focused. Services: Drag and drop calendar, Customizable color-coding, Headline analyzer, Email marketing, Social scheduling. Learn More

TOPRank

A full service B2B content marketing agency helping companies attract and engage with smart, creative and results-driven marketing. Its robust blog focuses on B2B marketing issues. Learn More

SEO
Brian Dean - Backlinko

Backlinko is the place for next-level SEO training and link building strategies. Backlinko is an SEO blog that focuses on actionable SEO tips. Learn More

MOZ

The industry’s top wizards, doctors, and other experts offer their best advice, research, how-tos, and insights—all in the name of helping you level-up your SEO and online marketing skills. Learn More

Search Engine Land

Search Engine Land and its sister publications, MarTech Today and Marketing Land cover all aspects of digital marketing, advertising technology and the martech landscape. Daily news coverage includes breaking stories, industry trends, feature announcements and product changes at popular platforms used by search marketers to reach consumers online. Learn More

Search Engine Journal

Search Engine Journal is dedicated to producing the latest search news, the best guides and how-tos for the SEO and marketer community. Educating and empowering the SEO community by providing the freshest news and latest best practices via the industry’s smartest practitioners. Learn More

Yoast

Yoast writes about several topics like Content SEO, Technical SEO, Analytics, eCommerce and WordPress. Learn More

SEMRush

The SEMRush’s Digital Blog is an innovative resource for content strategy, content marketing, SEO, SEM, PPC, social media and more. Learn More  

Local SEO
BrightLocal

The Local Blog offers the latest tips, news and expert guidance on local marketing. Learn More

MOZLocal

The Moz Local Blog Category focuses on small business local marketing needs. Learn More

Mike Blumenthal

The founder of GatherUp and the king of local, Mike’s blog explores all topics regarding local digital marketing with an emphasis on Google Local news and tools. Learn More

Social media
Social Media Examiner

We help millions of marketers discover how to best use social media marketing to connect with customers, generate awareness, and increase sales. Learn More

Social Fresh

Social Fresh is a social media training and analysis company. Our goal is to inspire and support the social media industry. Social Fresh produces the highest quality social media events and analysis. Learn what social media can really do for your business. Learn More

Social Media Today

Social Media Today is an online community and resource for professionals in marketing, social business, communication, customer experience, content marketing and digital strategy, or any other discipline where a thorough understanding of social media is mission-critical. Powered by Industry Dive, SMT fosters conversation among social media professionals about the world of social media, online community, social marketing, digital media and more. Learn More

Buffer

Social scheduling software, its blog covers digital marketing topics along with workplace culture articles. Learn More

Email marketing
MailChimp

Mailchimp was designed as an alternative to the oversized, expensive email software of the early 2000s. It gave small business owners who lacked the high-end tools and resources of their larger competitors access to technology that empowered them and helped them grow. As their product and team continues to grow, one thing stays the same: the founder’s mission to empower the underdog. Learn More

Email on Acid

Use Email on Acid to test your emails across clients, apps, and devices, and improve your email marketing workflow. Leading email render testing platform. Blog categories include, Email Development, Email marketing, Company News and Industry News. Learn More 

Marketing Land

Marketing Land is an aggregate of ongoing industry news, product releases, Google updates, Mobile, Analytics and more. Learn More

Paid search
Word Stream

The Word Stream blog is filled with tips and tricks to get the most out of your online advertising. Learn More

PPC Hero

PPC Hero provides tips on the expert skills and management techniques of successful pay per click advertising management. Learn More

Jon Loomer

Jon Loomer offers a blog and podcast chock full of tips and tricks to get the most out of your Facebook advertising. Jon was our Pre-conference speaker in 2016. Learn More

Unbounce

The Landing Page and Conversion Optimization Blog. Learn More

Google Ads

News, tips and information on Google Ads. Learn More

Sales Enablement
Jeb Blount

Jeb Blount is one of the most sought-after and transformative speakers in the world today. Author of eleven books. Visit his blog and podcast for sales advice and tips. Learn More

Sales Hacker

The Largest Community for Modern Sales Professionals focused on B2B sales. Learn More

Jill Konrath

Jill Konrath is a sales strategist, speaker and the author of the sales books Selling to Big Companies and SNAP Selling. Get fresh sales strategies and learn new sales techniques that actually work in today’s volatile economy. Learn More

Hubspot Sales Blog

HubSpot’s blog of expert inbound sales content for today’s sales organization. Learn More

Customer Experience
ZenDesk

Zendesk Inc. is a customer service software company headquartered in San Francisco, California, USA. It’s blog offer content on better customer service and experiences. Learn More

Customer Think

Extensive blog resource covering a myriad of aspects surround the customer experience, leadership,  technology, engagment and more. Learn More

Joey Coleman

Joey’s First 100 Days® methodology helps fuel successful customer experience endeavors at companies and organizations around the world. It’s a system designed to dramatically increase your customer retention and, as a result, your bottom line. Follow his blog for customer retention ideas. Joey was our Pre-conference speaker in 2018. Learn More

Jay Baer

Jay Bear founded Convince & Convert in 2008. Jay has advised more than 700 brands since getting started in online marketing in 1993. He is also the New York Times best-selling author of six books, the most retweeted person in the world among digital marketers, the second-most influential person in content marketing, and a certified BBQ judge. Learn More

CRM
Hubspot

From this main page you can click on Resources and be led to its extensive blog as well as Ebooks. Learn More

Nimble

Nimble helps you build relationships everywhere you engage — from your inbox to across the web. This blog covers a myriad of digital marketing topics along with CRM best practices. Learn More

Insightly

Insightly is the #1 CRM software for Gmail, G Suite and Outlook. Marketing, Sales and Projects together at last on one cloud-based unified platform. Its blog offers insights, tips, and thought leadership. Learn More

Marketing Automation
Zapier

Daily advice on productivity, workflow automation, company building, and how to get more done with less work. Learn More

ActiveCampaign

Marketing and sales automation tips to help small businesses get more customers. Learn actionable marketing strategies that grow your business. Learn More

Hubspot

Hubspot’s blog covers many topics along with marketing automation. Learn More

Analytics/AI
Annielytics

Blog written by Annie Cushing is dedicated to reading, interpreting and getting the most out of data. Learn More

Occam's Razor Blog

This blog written by Avinash Kaushik, author, Digital Marketing Evangelist – Google, Co-founder – Market Motive. shares actionable insights from the intersection of Marketing and Analytics. Free knowledge that gets you promoted! Learn More

KISSMetrics

Focused on data, Kissmetrics was built to help product, marketing and growth teams increase conversions, engagement and retention. It’s site speaks more about the product but you can follow along with their content and webinars on Twitter or Facebook. Learn More

CrazyEgg

Use Crazy Egg to see what’s hot and what’s not, and to know what your web visitors are doing with tools, such as heatmaps, recordings, A/B testing & more. Content revolves around getting the most out of every website visitor. Learn More