As a woman in media, I think it’s extremely important to stay up to date on the daily in regards to industry news. Here is my list of the best free websites and resources every woman in media should know about, so you can stay on your A+ game!
The Best Websites That Also Have Industry Newsletters
I’m pretty much addicted to these websites and their newsletters below, and here’s why.
The Ad Contrarian: Bob Hoffman is the brain behind Ad Contrarian, and his no bs approach to marketing and advertising is completely refreshing, as well as hysterical at times.
He’s always good for a heavy dose of honesty, and I find that he’s not afraid to say what a lot of people tiptoe around.
MarTech Today: MarTech Today hits on all pieces of the marketing technology landscape, and I really enjoy the articles they feature from people they consider experts on certain subject matter.
Digiday: Digiday does a great job of keeping on top of everything going on in digital media, and they’re my go-to read while drinking my first cup of morning coffee. I love that they feature points of views from agencies, publishers, and brands.
They also make some pretty excellent podcasts!
Ad Exchanger: Ad Exchanger focuses on marketing and digital advertising, and I like that they feature marketing and advertising experts from publishers, agencies, and data providers.
They do an excellent job of addressing things from all parts of media through featuring such a diverse group.
Loose Threads: Loose Threads pairs up with leading retailers, brands, and real estate companies to provide an in-depth look at the current consumer economy.
If you’re looking for something to really help you stay on top of direct to consumer, they’re it.
The Best Podcasts Worth A Listen
These are my top podcasts to listen to if you’re a woman in media. I definitely think they’re worth a listen!
Strictly Business: This one is by Variety, and I love that it focuses on business, entertainment, and media.
The Digiday Podcast: This is what I was telling you about earlier. This is released weekly and focuses in on trending issues and stories that affect publishers, agencies, and brands alike.
A16Z: This one is brought to you by the venture firm from Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz. They talk about tech, culture, and news, but they also feature some very interesting founders.
Making Marketing: This is another Digiday podcast, but it focuses entirely on marketing. They feature industry leaders that share their insights into their strategies and decisions.
Bre is a female millennial go getter residing in New York. One part entrepreneur, one part geek, she obtained her degree in Textile/Surface Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology.
She has held some exciting roles in both fashion as a designer working for brands like Victoria’s Secret and Henri Bendel, as well as in ad tech working for publishers like Ziff Davis.
Today she operates her own luxury label Bre Avery, along with Chip Chick Media which reaches millions of women each month.
Bre is passionate about teaching women how to build a business and be an entrepreneur, in addition to keeping her readers informed of the latest technology trends and exciting products to improve their lifestyles.
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