Resources & my favorite things

Melanie Deziel Drinking Coffee

Allison Hopkins Photography

Below is an always-evolving list of native advertising resources, products, companies, tools, courses and more that I love.

Native Ad Resources 

The Overlap League is my newsletter with native ad news, examples, events, job postings and more.

Brandtale is a must-have tool to look up digital native ad examples by advertiser, publisher, recency and ad category.

The Content Strategist is my go-to site for native news. It’s Contently’s digital magazine about content marketing.

The Content Marketing Institute has content, events, trainings and more related to content marketing.

Subscribe to Chief Content Officer Magazine (CCO), a FREE publication put out by CMI.

Here’s my recommended book list for every journalist new to native advertising, and a book list for every marketer new to native advertising. Some great reads on there!

Here’s a list of some of my favorite Twitter chats that will sharpen your native ad instincts.

These are the top podcasts for anyone working in native advertising. Get out there and subscribe!

Professional Must-Haves

Whenever I travel, I have my AWAY suitcase in tow.

I use Freshbooks for managing all my invoices and payments. This link gets you a free month!

I host my website with BlueHost. If you use this link, you can get it for just $3.95/month.

If you’re in need of imagery for blogs or other content, check out iStock!

I love being able to snag a Breather room for a quiet call or meeting when I’m out an about in the city.

I love working in coffee shops. Coffitivity is cafe background noise to bring the shop to you.

Canva is a must-have if you like making graphics but aren’t… graphically inclined. So easy.

I started my speaking business after taking Booked And Paid To Speak Master Class. Try the free email course to start.

Other Things I Love…

Moleskine notebooks are my favorites, but I like these Black n Red notebooks too.

Writing with these Sharpie felt-tip pens makes my writing look fancy and important. I like that.

I’m a huge fan of Amazon Prime, and use my free shipping so often it’s almost embarrassing! Check it out, if you’re not a prime member yet:

*Some of the above links are affiliate links, which means I’m like an ambassador — I get a small bonus when I refer new customers, at no extra cost to you. Since I only recommend things I really use or love, hopefully this is a win-win!