#amreading: Week Two

Sometimes, there can be a dry spell when I don't find articles all that compelling, and that seemed to be the case last week. I also had a pretty hectic week, so it's possible I may have missed a few gems. Here are my favourite marketing articles from this past week. 

Don't Wait for Inspiration to Strike: 7 Methods to Spark Creativity via Hubspot 

I already talked about inspiration, but Hubspot's article had some really great, and unconventional methods for sparking your creativity. 

Canadian flag emoji included in Apple's new, racially-diverse character set via CBC 

I'm definitely an advocate for diversity so I was happy to see Apple acting on the call for more diverse emojis. Nothing is more powerful for people of colour than seeing themselves reflected, especially in technology and social media. Also, yay to adding the Canadian flag!

#Bufferchat with Caty Kobe on Community Building via Buffer

I sadly had to miss the #Bufferchat with Kimberly Reynolds (Social Media Examiner) this week because migraines, but I was a part of the one with Caty Kobe last week. The recap features many of the tweets from the chat. Can't wait for the next one! 

How to Easily Write Better Emails [Infographic] via Hubspot

I love a good infographic and this one is a really great one. I am particularly happy about the section emphasizing when to use cc, bcc, and why you shouldn't reply all (!!). Though I've been writing emails for awhile, over ten years, these are some great tips and reminders for even the most adept email writers. 

5 Tips for Getting an Employer to Support Your Pursuit of a Degree via Careerealism

While the thought of doing another degree takes me back to too much coffee, not enough sleep, I do think I'm probably heading back for a Masters degree. However, the expense often requires people to work at least part time. This article gives good tips on getting your employer on board and how more education can help benefit them. 

17 Places To Promote/Share Your Blog Post After Hitting Publish via Webspokn 

Tip blogs can be hit or miss, and while some of places listed here were common knowledge to me, there were a few places I hadn't considered. The blog serves as a pretty useful checklist for online spaces to share your blog and amplify its reach. 

What do you think? Did you enjoy these articles, or did I miss any? Sound off in the comments!