List of the best advertising and design blogs and books (according to me)

Question:
Hi there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and tell you I really enjoy reading your articles. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same topics? Thanks a lot!

Answer:
Here’s a list of my personal go to blogs, sites, and books about the industry, make sure you bookmark them 😉

 

Confessions of a creative recruiter:
Cecilia is the best. I think I read her entire blog in one sitting one day, her advice is very spot on.
http://creativerecruiter.blogspot.com/

Baby food for creatives:
Neisha is a copywriter so you’re in for a treat, her posts are so fun to read and very helpful.
http://www.babyfoodforcreatives.com/

Hello you creatives:
Great source of inspiration.
http://helloyoucreatives.com/

Futurising:
Another great source for news and inspiration, and the people behind this are awesome.
http://futurerising.com/

WTF Creatives:
A blog about getting (and keeping) your foot in the door in the ad industry. (Not just for juniors)
http://wtfcreatives.com/

Breaking in Book:
Hear it from the CDs themselves.
http://breakinginbook.com/?wref=bif

Ad Teachings:
Great inspiration and advice from the amazing Suzanne Pope.
http://www.adteachings.com/

Pick Me (book)
Breaking in advertising and staying there. (One of my favorites)
By Nancy Vonk and Janet Kestin
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0471715573

Seth Godin’s Blog:
Very smart and interesting posts. His blog is like exercise for your brain.
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/

Copyranter:
Hilarious Ad posts.
http://www.buzzfeed.com/copyranter

Agency Spy:
Industry News
http://www.mediabistro.com/agencyspy/

The Dieline:
Package Design inspiration
http://www.thedieline.com/

Everything Design
Great source of sites about the industry all over the world (this one’s a gem)
http://piccsy.com/everything-design/

Brand New
All about Identity Design.
http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/

Steal like an artist (Book)
A must read for every creative.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0761169253

Hey Whipple Squeeze This (Book)
The bible of creative advertising.
http://www.amazon.com/Hey-Whipple-Squeeze-This-Creating/dp/1118101332/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375719277&sr=1-1&keywords=hey+whipple

The useless web
Real fun way to waste time.
http://www.theuselessweb.com/

Of course there are many more to add to this list, if you know of a gem, please add it in the comments!!

Love,
Brook

 

 

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