While I might not have blogged as much as I would have like over the last year (a common problem with most), the amount of stuff I read, listened to and watch certainly went up a few notches. I’m increasingly finding there’s more I want to read than I have time for.
I wrote some time ago about sharing my ‘daily inputs’ so advertisers know when’s best to get in touch. Expanding on this a bit more, I thought I’d share the top 5 articles/podcasts/videos from the last year that have inspired me the most. It wasn’t easy to compile.
In no particular order:
1) The blueprint of a content organisation - I’ve followed Michael Brito for a few years now. He’s someone who truly understands the what makes organisations tick and what they need to do to become open, effective and innovative businesses.
2) Social business adoption in the workplace - My ex-Dachis Group colleague, Kieran Kelly produced a superb and detailed overview of what organisations need to consider (beyond mere evangelism) when getting employees to adopt social practices.
3) Here’s what smart companies get that others don’t - I stumbled across articles by Jay Daragon and the relationship economy over the summer and his posts really opened my eyes to the changing nature of work and how ‘social’ is playing a role.
4) Pretty much every Twist image podcast from Mitch Joel – If there’s anyone working in marketing and communications who hast listened to Mitch Joel’s podcast series, you need to have words with yourself. There’s so much to learn from people who Mitch interviews. The podcasts have a very relaxed ‘let’s talk about what the industry is doing in a down to earth manner’ feel to them.
5) With the unerring focus on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and the like, I’m always amazed about how other networks such as LinkedIn but more importantly Slideshare get overlooked. I spend a lot of time on Slideshare and stumbled on this deck from Julian Cole on comms planning. Highly recommended.
Right, now to press publish before I change my mind again…
(Pro tip: I use Pocket to bookmark my things I come across on the web)