The best way for anyone to stay on top of any news, events and information around almost any topic imaginable in the 21st century is Reddit. Hands down. Most digital marketers know this already so I won’t waste too much time proving the point here. If you don’t know this, it’s okay. Here’s a five minute synopsis to get you up to speed.
The real trouble with Reddit, even for marketers who are familiar with the platform, is its unfriendly UX and search feature.
It’s very difficult to find the subreddits you should be following.
To help give you a head start with finding marketing subreddits, here’s a list of 21 you should probably be subscribed to if you’re not already …
192,218 subscribers; a community for seven years.
This subreddit dives into topics related to web design: HTML, CSS, JS, layout, UI, graphics, etc.
135,752 subscribers; a community for seven years.
This subreddit is for entrepreneurs, wantrepreneurs and anyone who just wants to put their mark on the world and make it a little more awesome.
134,677 subscribers; a community for six years.
This is the place to discuss startup problems and solutions, although the community welcomes people from all “backgrounds, level of expertise and business experience.”
83,339 subscribers; a community for seven years.
/r/marketing is for “interesting marketing discussions,” as it says in its “About” section. If you have a question or want some feedback on your campaigns, it can be a great resource to connect with your peers.
40,114 subscribers; a community for seven years.
Questions and answers about starting, owning and growing a small business. The topics and businesses can range wildly, but you never know when a useful idea or topic will pop up.
34,702 subscribers; a community for six years
A place for both surveys and polls to be posted. Research studies for school purposes are welcome just as much as opinion polls that just popped into your head.
This subreddit is also a place for people who enjoy responding to surveys to gather and help people obtain responses for their research.
Questions about a mild level of statistics or wording of surveys are also permitted.
30,598 subscribers; a community for three years.
A community built for discussion around SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
24,425 subscribers; a community for seven years.
Intended for interactive advertising and marketing professionals who are actively engaged in social media and community-oriented websites around the world.
21,200 subscribers; a community for seven years.
/r/Advertising is Ground Zero for ad creators, students, copywriters, affiliates and anyone else who is finely honing their reverse banner blindness for professional reasons.
20,120 subscribers; a community for seven years.
Everything you need to know about sales, selling, business development, lead generation, prospecting, how to close the deal and how to get referrals for the next deal.
6,805 subscribers; a community for seven years.
Have a question about marketing? This is your place to ask.
5,576 subscribers; a community for two years.
This subreddit is dedicated to blogs. Post links to interesting blogs, blog posts or resources about blogging.
5,182 subscribers; a community for seven years.
Information and discussions related to pay-per-click advertising. The primary focus is Google AdWords and Bing Ads, but other advertising platforms are acceptable, such as Facebook ads.
5,122 subscribers; a community for six years.
This subreddit is for those people involved in the study, research or international business.
4,376 subscribers; a community for two years.
A subreddit dedicated to web analytics and the latest data reports.
4,234 subscribers; a community for five years.
Taking your entrepreneur game to the next level. No beginners. Only for the most elite entrepreneurs.
3,458 subscribers; a community for seven months.
The affiliate marketing community for Redditors provides information for marketers on topics such as SEO, PPC and traffic generation.
2,940 subscribers; a community for five years.
A place for great tips, tricks and advice all about copywriting.
2,647 subscribers; a community for six years.
General discussions about the ad operations (AdOps) community. Whether you’re here for ad serving, a digital publisher, a digital agency or just general digital media, this can be a helpful and active community.
1,568 subscribers; a community for two years.
In 2015, email still has the best returns, regardless of what you’ve heard about social media. The inbox is the most personal connection you can have with your customer, and email marketing maximizes the effectiveness of that connection. Learn more about connecting to your customers through email with this subreddit.
1,227 subscribers; a community for five years.
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