The Top 10 Corporate Blogs of 2014

by Nick Cicero on Oct 02, 2014
Top 10 Corporate Blog Awards: Nominations | Finalists | Top 10 Winners

corporate-blog-awards-socialfreshIn anticipation of the upcoming Social Fresh Conference in San Diego later this month, we put out a call to you, our Social Fresh community, asking for nominations for the best company blogs of 2014.

The submissions came in fast and furious. In total, nearly 100 company blogs were nominated. 

After narrowing the first round of nominations down to the top 20, we recruited a team of expert judges who took their time to scour through each finalist’s blog.

They looked at three main categories:

Calls To Action – Is the blog actively trying to convert a user in some way? This might be an email signup, a white paper download link, or even a simple CTA to watch, share or comment. Is there a clear business strategy being executed?

Content Quality/Consistency – Is the blog actually providing value? Is the content good and appealing to readers? Is the company regularly producing content?

Audience Engagement – Are there any comments? Are there a lot of social shares? Are people online talking about the content? Is there an audience engaged with the content.

Our Judges

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We have teamed up with five industry thought leaders on blogging, marketing and business who evaluated the submissions compiled by our Social Fresh Staff (Note: judges recused themselves from scoring any blogs they have any affiliations/previously worked with/written for).

Thanks to each of our judges for their support of this process.

AND NOW TO THE WINNERS

All of the blogs nominated this year are worthy of highlighting in their own way, but these are our top 10 of 2014. Let us know what you think of the results in the comments.

1. Buffer Social (Buffer)

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2. KISSmetrics

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3. Inbound Hub (Hubspot)

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4. Simply Measured

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5. First Round Review (First Round Capital)

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6. Post Planner

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7. Socially Stacked (ShortStack Lab)

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8. The Whole Story (Whole Foods)

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9. Modern Marketing Blog (Oracle/Eloqua)

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10. The Abandoned Cart (SalesCycle)

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Who are your favorites?

Who do you think should have made the top 10 that didn’t?

Post Author

Nick Cicero is the Editor at Social Fresh and a Digital Marketing Consultant. Formerly of Expion and Livefyre, Nick has experience building social campaigns for Sony PlayStation, Winn-Dixie, Eminem, Teen Vogue and more. He’s a fan of playing...

  • ShortStack

    Wow! Beyond honored to make this list! And to be among such great company and good friends. We follow and share content from all of these blogs, frequently. Congrats to everyone and thanks again for including Socially Stacked!

  • Andrea Puhak

    Congrats to all my fellow marketers on this list! Truly honored to be among such great company :) Cheers everyone!

  • http://www.postplanner.com/ Scott Ayres

    Sweet list and super proud to have our blog at Post Planner on it! Great group of blogs.. Thanks guys!

  • NicoleMillerbooks

    Wow such an incredible list full of amazing companies and killer content! Thank you so much including Buffer on this list — we’re so blown away and grateful for all the support and love here! :)

    Cheers!
    Nicole
    Community Champion at Buffer

  • Amanda Batista

    Great list of smart, fresh blog content! Thanks for the inclusion of the Modern Marketing Blog. Happy to be in such great company here!

  • Bridget Quigg

    Pumped to see Simply Measured in the top 10. We’re honored. Thanks, Social Fresh and judges. We’ll keep working hard in 2015. Congrats to all 10 winners!

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  • http://socialfresh.com/blog Jason Keath

    Well deserved. Thanks!

  • http://socialfresh.com/blog Jason Keath

    Hi Andrea. What company do you work for?

  • http://socialfresh.com/blog Jason Keath

    Glad to give Post Planner some love as always. You guys do a great job!

  • http://socialfresh.com/blog Jason Keath

    Our pleasure Nicole. But these were community nominated and judged by the experts. So we don’t deserve ALL the credit.

  • http://socialfresh.com/blog Jason Keath

    Definitely. Thanks for creating great content!

  • http://socialfresh.com/blog Jason Keath

    Keep it rocking.

  • Andrea Puhak

    SaleCycle :)

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