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Kathleen Booth, VP of Marketing, Prevailion
Kathleen worked at IMPACT as the VP of Marketing after successfully exiting her own digital marketing agency, which she grew from startup to HubSpot Platinum level partner. Throughout her career, she has overseen the development and implementation of marketing and lead generation strategies for hundreds of companies, created award-winning inbound marketing campaigns, and spoken at marketing conferences throughout North America.
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Liz Murphy, Director of Web & Interactive Content, IMPACT
As IMPACT’s Director of Web & Interactive Content, Liz is obsessed with helping businesses and industry leaders create addictive online content experiences. She also works closely with in-house contributors and IMPACT partners as an editor, content strategist, and sounding board, to help them bring their own stories to life.
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Content Strategy & How-To Advice by Content Marketing Institute
"While [Content Marketing Institute] is full of practical, how-to guidance, you’ll also find insight and advice from the experts, and an active community for discussing the latest news, information, and advances that are moving the industry forward."
"At IMPACT, we believe that inbound is a mindset, a philosophy, and a culture. To be inbound is to be helpful, with an obsession with leading others to be successful themselves. As a publisher, that means we work tirelessly to bring you the most helpful daily insights, context, and expertise possible, so you can be successful and grow your business in a digital world."
Learn More, Be More, Improve Your Marketing Right Now by MarketingProfs
"Since our founding in 2000, we've produced tens of thousands of marketing resources. (So many that even our editors have a hard time keeping up!) That's why we've set up our resource page so you can search, refine, and find exactly what you're looking for."
Your Guide to the Social Media Jungle by Social Media Examiner
"The world’s largest social media marketing resource, Social Media Examiner® helps millions of businesses discover how to best use social media to connect with customers, drive traffic, generate awareness, and increase sales. Our mission is to help you navigate the constantly changing social media jungle."
"At Moz, we believe there is a better way to do marketing. A more valuable, less invasive way where customers are earned rather than bought. We're obsessively passionate about it, and our mission is to help people achieve it. We focus on search engine optimization (SEO). It's one of the least understood and least transparent aspects of great marketing."
SEO, Search Marketing News & Tutorials by Search Engine Journal
"Educating and empowering the SEO community by providing the freshest news and latest best practices via the industry’s smartest practitioners. Launched in 2003, SEJ is unique in its community-based approach to search marketing content. Virtually all of our contributed articles come from real online marketing experts, both independent and in-house."
"We provide original analysis on the latest happenings in the social media industry. Social Media Today is a leading industry publication operated by Industry Dive. Our journalists spark ideas and shape agendas for 5+ million decision makers in the most competitive industries."
News on Search, SEO, & Search Engine Marketing by Search Engine Land
"In addition to the editorial news staff coverage, Search Engine Land features contributed articles by subject matter experts across all digital marketing disciplines, filled with practical tips, tactics, and strategies for running successful marketing programs."
"Thoughts from industry experts and the GatherContent team on content, strategy, and collaboration. Since GatherContent launched in 2012, we've helped tens of thousands of teams, across 135 countries, avoid hours of pain. We continually strive for a better way to organize, structure, produce, manage and migrate content for web projects -- fighting the good fight against bad content."
Conversion Optimization & Marketing Blog by ConversionXL
"Our mission at CXL is democratizing elite know-how. The knowledge and insights possessed by the top 1% used to be out of reach for most people. At CXL, we’re making that knowledge accessible for anyone with enough drive and motivation to take advantage of it."
"Hi. I’m Seth Godin. I’m a teacher, and I do projects. For more than thirty years, I’ve been trying to turn on lights, inspire people and teach them how to level up. This blog has been appearing daily for more than a decade. One day, if we meet, I hope you’ll share with me your favorite posts."
Where 40,000+ Video Marketers Go to Learn by Vidyard
"Video is changing the way businesses connect and communicate in an increasingly digital world. The Vidyard Blog is your one-stop destination to learn everything about video marketing, video production, video selling, video for support, and much more!"
7 Active Inbound Marketing Communities & Groups to Inspire Me
Online Geniuses, an SEO & Digital Marketing Slack Community
"Online Geniuses is the largest Slack community for marketers. Join discussions with thousands of industry experts. These are VCs, CEOs, marketing managers, and experts from every niche. With thousands of posts a day you can ask and answer questions around SEO, PPC, email marketing, Affiliate marketers and much more. Plus, we have special events like our weekly CRO teardowns and considered the best Slack community for AMAs."
"Along with the latest actionable advice, tactics, and strategies, we share unique thought-provoking perspectives and personal, real-life stories of the triumphs (and tribulations) that come with growing through inbound. Currently, we have more than 4,000 members in our community."
"We created this Slack group as a place for any and all HubSpot users to congregate, share ideas and ask questions.There are channels for all of the different Hubs (marketing, sales, and service), plus feeds of every product update announcement and HubSpot User blog post."
"This community is the go-to resource for companies who want to create a video culture in their organization, insource their video production, and truly be the best educators in their space. Please use this group to share what you're working on, collect research, and get feedback. Please do not use this group to solicit content, products, or services."
"Daily briefing on digital marketing and media trends. Data-driven and timely for decision makers who need to keep up with the shifting media and marketing landscape. Also includes eMarketer FYI -- partner webinar announcements, whitepaper offers, best practices guides and research briefs."
"Every two weeks I send out a (literal) letter about things I’m doing or things I believe are worth sharing. I’ll share new writing, useful ideas, fresh links, and some high-spirited shenanigans—delivered direct from me to your inbox.It’s free. And 100% spam-free. Unsubscribe whenever you want.I love getting letters. Maybe you do, too?"
"Get the highlights of the most important daily news delivered to your inbox every weekday morning, combining Ad Age reporting with key developments from other sources, plus our ICYMI roundup of the week’s best every Saturday."
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7 Unforgettable Inbound Marketing Conferences & Events to Attend
INBOUND hosted by HubSpot (Boston, Massachusetts)
"INBOUND is a community of people who are passionate about marketing, selling, and delighting customers in an inbound way. Our annual event and year-round media platform inspire and educate hundreds of thousands of people so that they—and their businesses—can grow better."
IMPACT Live hosted by IMPACT (Hartford, Connecticut)
"IMPACT Live is the most immersive, high-energy learning experience for inbound marketers and business leaders. Over the course of two fully immersive days, Marcus Sheridan and the IMPACT team, along with invited experts, will teach you the digital marketing and sales playbook that the most successful companies use to drive significant revenue growth and become true inbound organizations."
Content Marketing World hosted by Content Marketing Institute (Boston, Massachusetts)
"Content Marketing World is the one event where you can learn and network with the best and the brightest in the content marketing industry. You will leave with all the materials you need to take a content marketing strategy back to your team -- and -- to implement a content marketing plan that will grow your business and inspire your audience."
B2B Marketing Forum hosted by MarketingProfs (Location Changes Annually)
"MarketingProfs B2B Forum is more than just a quirky (not-so-little) conference. It’s the place where leaders, innovators, and people who make things happen gather to learn about the latest in B2B marketing and share the secrets to success. (Plus belly laughs, creative networking, shenanigans, and marketers-off-the-clock antics.)"
Social Media World hosted by Social Media Examiner (San Diego, California)
"Experience three phenomenal days with the best social marketers, discover the latest tactics and master social media in 2019. Join thousands of fellow marketers and influencers at the mega-conference designed to empower you with business-building ideas -- brought to you by Social Media Examiner."
Traffic & Conversion Summit hosted by Digital Marketer
"Digital marketing changes FAST. And that's why every year, for the last 10 years, thousands of the world's smartest marketers have descended upon San Diego, California to learn what's new, what's hot, and what's actually working RIGHT NOW in digital marketing. Now, it's your turn. If you're a marketing professional, agency owner, consultant, or entrepreneur, Traffic & Conversion Summit is YOUR event. Welcome home."
HYPERGROWTH hosted by Drift (London, Boston, & San Francisco)
"HYPERGROWTH is the fastest growing modern business event on the planet, bringing together the next generation of leaders to share their strategies for building, selling, and marketing products in a customer-centric world."