Believe it or not, I’ve been asked what I read online. I probably go through about 30 or so blogs a day, so I figured I’d compile a list and organize them by category (but in no particular order). Enjoy!
Advertising, Marketing, PR, Media
AdFreak- Highlights the newest in strange ads, viral videos, and ad-centric cultural shifts. It’s always hilarious and I usually end up linking or liking at least one of their posts daily.
AdAge- Online presence of Advertising Age magazine, where I always find interesting and relevant articles about the world of advertising, trends in technology, and big moves within the industry. A must-read for anyone who is interested in ad-land.
AgencySpy- All the inside information they don’t want you to know about ad-land. Interesting even from an outsider’s perspective.
Brandchannel- Latest in ad and brand news. Good stuff.
Brandflakes for Breakfast- Online presence of the Humungo digital agency. Always has well-written, interesting posts about ad-land.
Denver Egotist- Denver-centric advertising news, highlighting works from the city’s natives. Part of the larger Egotist network, featuring cities like Minneapolis, San Francisco, and more. I check them all daily.
Mashable- A great round-up of daily social media news. If you haven’t heard of mashable, you’re probably not using the internet very often.
The Fight Against Destructive Spin- The online blog of Arment Dietrich in Chicago, managed by Gini Dietrich (brown-nose moment: she’s the most approachable and personable CEO I’ve ever met, online or in real life). Daily articles about PR, social media, running a business, and everything in between.
Social Media Examiner: Daily interesting articles about social media. The name says it all.
The Dog & Pony Show: A great look at advertising from someone in the business. Has comments on great ads and lots of things to say about not-so-good execution.
AdRants: Unfiltered look at advertising.
AdPulp: Another unfiltered look at advertising.
Copyranter: One last unfiltered look at advertising. I check all three of these daily because it provides a welcome rational look at the ad industry without holding too much back.
The Next Great Generation: A blog for Gen-Y, written by Gen-Y. Always nice to see people my age writing about things people my age care about. Topics are very diverse; I only added it under this category because I write for TNGG under this category.
WarmingGlow: A wonderful, hilarious look at television. Features recaps of tv shows, critiques of crappy reality TV, and much more. Also features a ton of pictures of animals dressed like humans and photoshops of said animals. AND the title is a Simpsons reference. Basically, this blog was made for people like me.
Filmdrunk: Like WarmingGlow, but for movies. Also awesome.
AvClub: The Onion’s pop-culture obsessed cousin. Features daily recaps of some of my favorite TV shows, among other cool features.
Gawker: Because New York celebrities and culture needs to be made fun of and kept in check.
WWTDD: Because life is too short to let celebrities off the hook for their moronic behavior.
TvTattle: Huge aggregate of the TV industry’s daily news. Tons of interesting articles about everything going on behind-the-scenes.
Entertainment Weekly: The online presence of Entertainment Weekly magazine. I check for the TV recaps and stay for the other entertainment industry news.
Gizmodo: Tech blog. Frequent updates on all areas of tech geekdom, featuring reviews of new phones, giant tech news, and more.
PSFK: A place to go for new ideas.
TrendCentral: A blog about what’s cool. Daily updates on the world of “awesome.”
Whatevs Dot Net: This is the reason I started a tumblr blog. There’s simply too much awesome content on the internet to not share it with everyone. This blog is for the digital native who really digs online culture (think: geeky + nostalgic + sarcastic).
SeriousEats: Great blog about food. Features recipes, reviews, and more. Keeps me hungry for more (you didn’t think I could avoid that pun, did you?)
ThisOrThat: Quick comparison site. Fun to see what is being compared (Leno vs Conan, for example). The headlines are where it’s at (sample: “Olive Garden Now Serving Knuckle Sandwiches, Breadsticks Still Unlimited”). Keeps me entertained.
Communications Conversations- Great articles by a fellow Minnesotan
Anything by Open Forum and Harvard Business Review