A list of INCREDIBLE RESOURCES… curated by Yours Truly.
People of FBH Blog - Flint Brand House’s Tumblr Blog housing a treasure chest of marketing, communications, PR, digital strategy and branding news, tips, tricks and guides.
Marketing Mag *Canadian* (Digital Edition) - Marketing is the voice of Canada’s marketing industry. It is comprised of special reports emphasizing insight, analysis, context and debate. From media planning and buying, digital marketing, and television to reports on multicultural marketing, agency rankings and the out of home industry it’s all there to keep the industry informed and inspired. They also have a great Resources section that is filled of power-aid for marketers.
Ad-Age - The latest marketing and advertising news.
DIGITAL MARKETING RESOURCES
Mashable - the largest independent news source dedicated to covering digital culture, social media and technology.
Ad Age Digital - The latest digital news (and news feeds from Ad Age Partners such as Crain’s).
Hubspot - Fantastic resource with frequent (FREE!!) whitepapers on inbound marketing, social media, SEO, Twitter, lead generation and web analytics.
Social Media Examiner - Social Media magazine designed to help marketers and businesses discover how to best use social media tools like Facebook, Google+, Twitter and LinkedIn to connect with customers, generate more brand awareness and increase sales.
TOURISM MARKETING RESOURCES
Canadian Tourism Commission Stats & Figures Reports - Vital for marketers in hospitality and tourism industries, the CTC posts their latest statistical reports on tourism performance along with market / product / industry reports, trends and outlooks. This is so helpful. (You can also sign up (RSS or Email) to receive these reports automatically).
Wanderlust Blog - Discussions around what drives people to choose where they go and how to build integrated marketing programs to attract them — using the internet, social networks, direct marketing and mass media.
PR + PROMOTIONAL (EVENT) RESOURCES
BizBash (Toronto) - BizBash exists to inspire effective special events and meetings by sharing the latest ideas and strategies and providing essential tools and resources.
CNW Canada Newswire - Canadian News Wire.
Now Magazine - Submit Event listings to this free publication hip with the hipsters and urban city folk.
Metro News - The reading material of TTC mobs and UOT procrastinators.
TORONTO - SPECIFIC RESOURCES (EVENTS, ETC)
Toronto News 24 - Toronto News Wire.
Toronto Tourism Press Releases- Press & Media Releases from Toronto Tourism. Also includes event listings.
City of Toronto Special Events Media Room - Toronto’s Special Events Media Room with event listings.
TIFF - Official Press Releases from the yearly Toronto International Film Festival.
Demilked - Demilked milks the world’s most creative minds and makes you tasty inspiration cocktails by mixing industrial design, technology, concepts, advertising and a little bit of web design.
CONTENT / BLOG RESOURCES
PSFK - Source for ideas + inspiration.
NOWNESS - NOWNESS previews the latest in fashion, art, cinema, entertainment, culture, music, gastronomy, design, travel, and the world of luxury.
The Creators Project - The Creators Project is a global network dedicated to the celebration of creativity, culture and technology.
GOOD - A 21st century collaboration of people, businesses, moms, kids, artists, organizations, policymakers, students, teachers, and engineers. All united in one simple idea, each elevated by being connected. Since 2006, GOOD has been producing a magazine, videos, and events. Why does this matter to a marketer = Insightful + a great Qualitative resource. Enjoy.