Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ottawa Marketing Blogs and Ottawa Business News

If you're looking for Ottawa marketing blogs, there aren't a lot of them out there. Marketing blogs in Ottawa tend to edge more towards technology news than marketing itself. This lack of marketing-oriented blogs in Ottawa is, in fact, why the Daily Breakthrough was born. We're hoping to fill a gap, because there's a lot that goes on in this city.

As an Ottawa marketing firm, there are a few blogs in Ottawa we do like to read to keep up with marketing news in our fair capital city. Of course, these blogs make up only a percentage of the marketing blogs we're subscribed to - obviously a lot of what works in other cities works in Ottawa.

There are two main Ottawa marketing blogs I read:



Techvibes: Technology News in Ottawa

Techvibes is an international blog, but it has a section dedicated solely to the Ottawa region. The blog is called "Technology News in Ottawa," but there's a fair amount of marketing information you'll find within it. Unlike many blogs, there aren't a lot of how-to posts, but you can pick up a lot from their more opinionated posts.

Mike Kujawski's Blog

Mike Kujawski specializes in public sector and non-profit marketing, and his blog reflects that. Ottawa's a government city, so obviously that's a big part of the marketing that goes on here.

Other Ottawa Blogs:



Ottawa Start has a massive list of Ottawa blogs. Rather than simply copying the list they have, which wouldn't help anyone, I'll go over what I occasionally read.

I like to check out SEO Education just to see what sort of tips they come up with. This SEO blog is a lot like the Daily Breakthrough in that there are a lot of introductory and how-to posts which would be super beneficial for clients. It's interesting to see what tips they come up with and think are valuable for someone learning SEO.

Obviously not a blog, but I have the Ottawa Citizen in my RSS reader (Vienna, becaue it's awesome). I don't subscribe to the Ottawa Sun, because we get a hard copy here at the office. The other newspaper I read online is the Ottawa Business Journal. It's the best source for Ottawa business news (not necessarily related to marketing, though).

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As you can see, there's not a whole lot of Ottawa marketing blogs or websites I read. A lot of the marketing information I get comes from blogs in the United States - it's as applicable here as anywhere else. For Ottawa marketing news, I tend to get a pretty good insight working at an Ottawa marketing firm, but I still like to see what a few other marketers in Ottawa are saying or thinking.

Of course, for Ottawa marketing news, it's my professional marketing opinion that you should really be subscribing to the Daily Breakthrough blog. That big RSS link is just over yonder, to the right.