Each week on the Internet there are vast numbers of pages written about marketing strategy generally and social media marketing in particular. To give you an ideal vantage over this wealth of information written by experts in the field, we are going to draw your attention to our favourite articles from the previous week. Here is our pick of the best from May 5th to 9th:

1. Where to start with marketing automation – Social Media Explorer

2. 10 Tactics to Improve Blog ReadershipThe Moz Blog

3. How to think of good ideasHubSpot

4. Co-creation: 7 steps to the next evolution of content marketingSocialmedia.biz

5. How to get approval for marketing strategy shiftsConvince & Convert