Resources & my favorite things

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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 Native Ads Network is a great partner to easily distribute content through premium publisher sites.

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

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 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.

Courses I Recommend

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

If you’ve got a book in you, you might like Self Publishing School. 90-day course to get that book written!

Digital Tools I Swear By

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 use Pixabay for finding rights-free images for use on blog posts and other graphics.

Typorama ($2.99) is a great mobile app for making quick quote posts for Instagram.

Other Things I Love & Recommend

I use Thrive Market for all the hard-to-find healthy products I love. Here’s 15% off your first order.

I recently re-joined ClassPass, which lets you attend classes at hundreds of fitness studios. It’s great for people like me who need the variety to stay excited about fitness. Get $30 off your first month with my link if you want to try it!

I’m a new subscriber to Birchbox! Check it out for yourself or gift a subscription with my referral code here!

I wear my custom black Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars with blue accents everywhere. (Customizing is free!)

Alex n Ani bracelets are my gift of choice. I wear this Make Your Mark bracelet from my mom every time I speak!

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!