Nowadays it seems everyone has an e-newsletter, a Facebook page, a Twitter page, a YouTube channel, etc. etc. As an inquisitive marketer I'm always hungry for information and I admit I have a "To Be Read" folder in my Outlook that is never read (it's impossible to find that spare 1/2 hour a day). And once or twice a year, that folder is emptied without a second thought.
|"An entertaining must-read." - Brenda Meller|
I'm sure there are tons of great articles and nuggets of information. But there's also a lot of recycled info that's pretty useless, or worse, outdated.
If you're a marketer like me, you like to keep a pulse on what's hot and what's current, and also keep an eye open for what's next.
There's a great e-newsletter that I opened today that inspired this blog entry: from Springwise.com.
Read and subscribe here: http://springwise.com/weekly/2010-07-28.htm
Here are just a few trends they highlighted in this week's and last week's issue. I'm citing the sentences that summarize each story the best, and that piqued my curiosity.
- "31Projects is a new online platform that helps connect such graduate students with companies and organizations in need of business expertise."
- "Luxe Home Swap allows people with high-end dwellings to swap accommodation with others all over the world."
|This could be yours... for a swap.|
|Apparently he can get his own doggie bag.|
- "FIDO FACTOR — Fido Factor is a US directory of dog-friendly restaurants, venues, bookstores and other establishments."
I hope you enjoy the read. And I'd love to hear your favorite marketing / inspiration sites, too. Because watching trends will never go out of style.