Jumpstart your Productivity – Best of the Web

With the end of the year slowly creeping up on us, we’re getting *very* excited about what’s coming in 2013.

We’ve been doing a lot of planning for the future, and we’ve also managed to squeeze in some great features this month, including: an amazing podcast interview featuring book launch advice from Tim Ferriss, a Project ABC Update, tons of webinars, and a handful of guest posts, too.

Now that November is nearly over, work days are becoming shorter and business productivity can feel a bit stunted – so this month’s Best of the Web is meant to jump-start your productivity for the final sprint until the (brief but) calm repose of the holidays…

So dive in, enjoy, and hang in there – the holidays are coming! :-)

Give Me a Break!

If you feel like your momentum has slowed, take a break and take in some motivation. Here is an inspirational article, a bit of humor, and two gems from YouTube that should perk you up a bit:

Tools and Techniques

Every month, we try to keep our eyes peeled for up-and-coming marketing trends rising to the surface of the blogosphere. This month, we were especially intrigued by some pretty novel suggestions of unexpected media platforms that can be used to market your business.

Veteran Advice

I can’t think of anyone more qualified to be offering words of wisdom than a seasoned veteran. If you want solid, tried-and-true advice, here is some insight from people who have experience in their field:

Content Marketing and the Art of Writing

If you’re a regular reader here, you know that an engaged audience is absolutely critical to the success of any small business. But without sharp and valuable content, your audience isn’t likely to give your website or blog a second look. Here’s some great advice about how to keep the sharp content coming, and your customers coming back for more.

The Science of Marketing

Effective marketing strategy is equal parts art and science. It is important to be relatable if you want anyone to buy your products, but for things to be sustainable, you have to eventually look at the numbers and listen to what the data is telling you.

Marketing in the Media

Hurricane Sandy and the U.S. presidential elections were in all of our hearts this past November, and they were also all over the news – and there have been several interesting insights about  the ways that mainstream media has been borrowing from conventional marketing wisdom…

Interviews and Kind Mentions

I want to extend an enormous “Thank you!” to all the bloggers who took the time to mention us this month on their website or blog. I hope you enjoy some of these interviews and kind mentions:

Guest Posts

And, of course, a couple of guest posts from yours truly:

Did you read anything this month that you’d like to share? Leave a comment and let us know…

Danny Iny
Danny Iny
Danny Iny (@DannyIny, +DannyIny), a.k.a. the "Freddy Krueger of Blogging", is the proud founder of Firepole Marketing. He is the author of the Amazon best-seller Engagement from Scratch! (available on Amazon, or for free in our Engagement Toolbox), and creator of the Audience Business Masterclass.


  1. Alex says:

    Now that is a valuable list of resources. Of course, seeing my post listed here is an honour, thanks Danny – glad you liked it.
    As for the other links, there is definitely some VERY INTERESTING articles I will be reading shortly.
    Ps: the slideshare post on Ana’s site was a gem, short – to the point and actionable!
    Ciao for now Mr Iny.n:)

    • Mauro D'Andrea says:

      Thank you Alex!

      I just finished reading you post about videos, and I found it extremely helpful.
      I’m going to work on video marketing in these days, so your post is exactly what I was searching!

  2. Alex says:

    Ps: you don’t make sharing your content easy, what gives?
    (I know there’s method in your madness, hence the question 😉 )

    • Danny says:

      Hey Alex, how do you mean?

      • Alex says:

        OK mystery solved. I do all my blog hopping while watching TV with the kids in the morning – on my iPad. I am now on my PC and can clearly see your sharebar there.
        Which brings me to an issue I should highlight.
        Your sharebar is not working on mobile devices!
        I have it installed and when I visit my sites on my iPad the floating bar simply becomes a static one ‘below the post’
        Look into yours my friend, because it seems that the mobile part of it is not working – meaning your missing out on a LOT of shares from people like me who generally use their iPad to blog comment..

        sweet, have a good one (after you figure it out LOL)

  3. Mauro D'Andrea says:

    Thank you, Danny, for inserting not one, but two of my posts!
    I’m honored.

  4. Yvonne Root says:

    You asked if we’ve read a post we would like to share.

    I have.

    Since writing is a large part of what many of us do in our marketing efforts (as you well know, Danny) I think your readers will enjoy this post from Melissa Donovan at Writing Forward


  5. Timo Kiander says:

    Hi Danny!

    Thank you for including my post on the list :)


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