I'm always curious what other people read and who they follow, so I figured I'd share my list for anyone who's interested in what I pay attention to!
Everything is focused around marketing, sales, growth, and entrepreneurship.
I spent a great deal of time (like 5x more than I anticipated) curating this list because I wanted to make sure that everyone and everything I was recommending would be relevant. I ended up (believe it or not) cutting down the list drastically in an effort to only share those who are active and who are producing the best content out there.
This list could have been a lot longer, but I've done my best to make it as concise as possible so you too can find great content and connect with great people.
I owe a lot of my career and knowledge to these people and blogs, and all that they've produced to help me become the marketer I am today.
I think they can help you too.
Hiten is a serial entrepreneur with a long list of achievements in the SaaS space. I open his curated newsletter every time.
Steli is the CEO of Close.io and has the best sales advice I've come across.
Brian is the founder of Reforge, was the VP of Growth for HubSpot, and writes for many prominent publications.
Eoghan is the CEO of Intercom and always has great things to share on Twitter as well as on the Intercom blog.
Des is the co-founder of Intercom and is very active in the content and marketing of Intercom. His twitter and internet activity are full of golden nuggets.
Alex is the founder of Groove and is sharing his journey to $10M in annual revenue.
Neil is a serial entrepreneur and is constantly putting out helpful content related to digital marketing.
David has a library of content for entrepreneurs. He definitely doesn't shy away from getting in-depth or sharing opinions.
Tomasz is a VC at Redpoint and shares great content for entrepreneurs, mostly about being data-driven.
Jason is the founder of SaaStr, a VC, and the former founder of EchoSign. He's incredibly active on Twitter and Quora.
Harry is the creator of the Twenty Minute VC podcast and is always sharing great insights from other founders and investors.
Christoph is an investor at Point Nine Capital and has great essays about SaaS.
Brad is an investor and shares a wide variety of thoughts on his blog, sometimes related to companies, and sometimes not.
Lincoln positions himself as an advisor for "customer success-driven growth" and writes about marketing, sales, and customer success.
Scott is the founder of OpenView and always catches my attention on Twitter.
Joel writes on all things SaaS related and has built up a great library.
Ivan is the CEO of YesGraph and writes great content on startups, marketing, and the future of tech.
I know what you're thinking: "Casey Neistat? What is he doing here?" The guy is an amazing storyteller. Besides an impressive filmmaking career, Casey built and sold Beme, is starting a new company called 368, and is a tech aficionado. He's down to earth, incredibly creative, and an unconventional businessman—all things I like.
Andrew writes about growth. He's written over 650+ essays that have been featured in publications and continues to publish great insights.
Ryan writes about super-tactical advice for marketing, customer acquisition, and growth for startups.
Sujan is a serial entrepreneur and somehow always producing new content at an impressive rate.
Noah is the founder of several companies and always creating great blog, youtube, and podcast content. I'm a fan of Noah, and he's always sharing great stuff.
I'm a fanboy. Uncle DC, if you're reading, props to you and the crew at Drift. David co-hosts the Seeking Wisdom podcast and his social game is unmatched.
Dave is the VP of Marketing at Drift. Dave is creating an impressive career for himself as a VP at Drift, one of the fastest growing startups ever right now. He's always sharing great video, audio, and written content. Dave also has a strong social game!
Lars is all about growth. Follow him for tactics and techniques to try out for your own business.
Dharmesh is the co-founder of HubSpot and occasionally writes thoughtful pieces about entrepreneurship, startups, and SaaS.
Josh is the founder of Baremetrics and is one of the few great generalists who can somehow design, code, and market.
Morgan is the co-author of Hacking Growth and talks about all things growth.
Val is an email marketing consultant, but not just any email marketing consultant. She's the one that will actually help you see amazing results. She's also super helpful and worth a follow in all places.
Courtland is the founder of Indie Hackers, my favorite online community and helping people create profitable businesses.
Claire is the co-founder of UserList, the founder of Love Your Customers, co-founder of Forget the Funnel, and was the Director of Marketing at Calendly. Zoinks, if that's not enough reason to follow her, I'm not sure what is!
Aaron is a SaaS veteran and specializes in onboarding.
Dale is one of my personal heroes. Founder of Sevenly, StartupCamp, and now RelearnChurch.org, Dale is the person I go for life and spiritual advice.
It's pretty incredible that a guy who only posts about his daily blog has 657k followers. That just goes to show you how great his blog is.
Amy is the co-founder of Stacking the Bricks, helping people create profitable online businesses.
Pat is the founder of Smart Passive Income and helps people earn money online. I'm a fanboy of Pat and hope to meet him in person someday (I live in San Diego too, Pat!)
Tim is the Head of Marketing & Product Strategy for Ahrefs. He's also the founder of Bloggerjet.
Ed heads up content at Chartmogul and does a fantastic job creating in-depth content on SaaS, tech, and growth.
Grow.co is a uniquely curated newsletter focused on growth, across industries.
The SaaS Roundup is a great curated list of the best content they can find that week. Their blog is also fantastic.
They share great, easily-digestible content on marketing, sales, and growth.
Their blog, Inside Intercom, has some great posts about, product development, design, and customer engagement/success.
They have an incredible blog sharing their journey to $500k in monthly revenue, and after it’s success they’ve created two other blogs, one about customer support and another one specifically for the product.
Close.io’s CEO, Steli Efti, writes many great articles about sales, has an awesome free startup sales course as well as a lot of short videos on their YouTube channel.
Created by Sean Ellis, early growth marketing at Dropbox and Evenbrite, and also founder of Quaraloo. You can find tons of awesome content for entrepreneurs such as AMAs, videos, discussions and curated posts.
Indie Hackers is full of great user generated content, a thriving community, and data on profitable online businesses.
Their blog is full of resources about this topic including infographics, guides and webinars.
They’re well known for being insanely transparent, both within the company and to the public. On their blogs you can find everything from legal documents to current buffer metrics.
They have a very good blog and a some incredible resources about customer engagement and customer success.
Ahrefs has, by far, the best content on SEO and content marketing than any other blog on the internet. I have a deep respect for Tim Soulo and the team over there for what they've built and the content they share. I can't express enough how great Ahrefs' blog is.
They have great content on conversion optimization, analytics, and data-driven marketing. My go-to for CRO.
It's all about content marketing, and great content marketing at that. The blog is an extensive library of useful content at any level.
CopyHackers is devoted to copywriting. Joanna Wiebe has created the industry-leading resource for copywriting.
They have an impressive blog full of content on growth, customer service, culture, and product strategy.
User Onboarding has great teardowns and essays on onboarding sequences and tactics.
Bite-sized tips on distribution and growth.
The latest strategy, hacks and discussion from the world's leading growth practitioners.
The best new products, every day. It's a place for product-loving enthusiasts to share and geek out about the latest mobile apps, websites, hardware projects, and tech creations.
This is the one outlet I use for broader business news. It's a quick (under 5 min) read about the latest business news from Wall St. to Silicon Valley.
They send a daily email with a handful of the important stories in business, tech, and culture that you should probably know. The Hustle has some of the best copywriting I've seen and it's always great content about tech.
A newsletter by Carney, it's a curated list of handpicked marketing content.
Hopefully this list has been helpful! If there's anyone you want to make a case for that should be on this list (even if it's yourself!) feel free to reach out.