SOURCE: Junta42

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April 12, 2010 06:30 ET

New Junta42 Top Content Marketing Blogs Released -- Convince and Convert Takes First

Jay Baer's Social Media Blog Leads Junta42's 350+ List

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - April 12, 2010) -  For success in social media today, businesses must have an interesting and compelling story to tell. That means, without content marketing, social media doesn't do much for businesses. Jay Baer knows that as well as anyone.

Today, Junta42, the leading service that finds turnkey content marketing experts for businesses, announced the updated Top 42 Content Marketing Blogs. Reviewed by Junta42's team of custom-content experts, the list of over 350 blogs includes some of the best-known marketing blogs, as well as up-and-comers that are shaping the content marketing conversation. This quarter's top content marketing blogger is Jay Baer, author of the Convince and Convert blog.

"This is our eighth release of the Top Content Marketing Blogs and Jay has been steadily moving up the charts over the last few quarters," said Joe Pulizzi, Junta42 founder and co-author of the book, "Get Content Get Customers." "Jay's Convince and Convert and the rest of the Top 42 are helping to define the entire content marketing industry. Both large and small brands are beginning to understand that creating a compelling story and sharing it with customers is essential to today's marketing."

Since 2007, Junta42 has been providing the Top 42 Content Marketing Blog list. Unlike other blog lists that focus solely on traffic and popularity, the Junta42 team reviews each blog individually on the basis of the following: 1) Relation to the field of content marketing, 2) Substantive value, 3) Regularity and 4) Google page rank.

The Top Five Blogs Include:

   1.  Convince and Convert, from Social Media Consultant Jay Baer
   2.  Conversation Agent, from Brand Strategist Valeria Maltoni
   3.  Online Marketing Blog, from Lee Odden, CEO of TopRank Online Marketing
   4.  Web Ink Now, from best-selling author David Meerman Scott
   5.  Writing on the Web with Patsi Krakoff, co-founder of the Blog Squad

More about the Junta42 Top 42 List.

About Junta42
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