What are the best online resources for marketers to discuss their trade? Like-minded marketing pros get together in the following sites to refine their content strategy.
There are few safe places left for marketers to talk shop without being confronted by a siege of self-promotion. Thankfully, there are still marketing communities run by -- and filled with -- passionate marketers looking for real solutions to real problems.
We've collected five of the largest and most active marketing communities on the web. These are welcoming forums for posting questions and getting answers, lending a helping hand and networking with other professionals.See also: How to Network with LinkedIn InMail
1. Warrior ForumDiscussions
: 7,441,549Members logged in (as of writing)
: 11,910Warrior Forum
is one of the oldest and most heavily trafficked marketing forums. It's been active since the '90s and has grown so popular that Freelancer.com recently purchased the site for $3.2 million
last April. Beyond participating in marketing discussions, users can post blogs, keep track of fellow marketer contacts and form social groups.Discussions to check out
2. Digital PointDiscussions
: 737,895Digital Point
offers a comprehensive platform for discussing marketing and business-related news and trends. It boats the greatest number of discussions and members on this list, and, additionally, offers a great platform to promote content
.See also: 5 Things You Can Do in 5 Minutes to Promote Your ContentDiscussions to check out
3. Money MakerDiscussions
has a comparatively modestly sized community, but it's populated by friendlier and more supportive users. Beyond offering a bevy of marketing-related discussion forums it offers searchable member profiles and exclusive "VIP" forums -- available for $40 per month.Discussions to check out
: 537,859Members logged in (as of writing)
V7N is tailored towards web marketers, designers and coders, giving it an edge to marketers increasingly concerned with content design
. It offers frequently updated forums and an expert user base.Discussions to check out
is exclusively focused on digital marketing. The site claims a membership of more than 600,000 professional marketers and has particularly active marketing discussion forums.Discussions to check out
There's no doubt the advertising and marketing industries have evolved to reach a tech savvy, internet friendly audience. Take advantage of these lesser-known marketing sites and forums to keep up with the rapid changes.
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