A dog balances a donut on his head, something unexpected and unusual when you’re looking for marketing inspiration.

3 Unusual Places to Look for Marketing Inspiration

It’s not unusual to hit a wall in small business. It happens all the time. A simple problem that you think will take 30 minutes to fix takes a week, then a month. That one piece of information you need is inaccessible because of a recent software update. Deliveries are stuck because of the weather. You got a new puppy, didn’t sleep, and can’t focus on your usual to-do list.

It seems crazy, but this is the best time to do some big picture thinking and to seek out some marketing inspiration. I reached out to the Content Marketing community on Reddit and asked: “What piece of content do you keep going back to year after year?”

These were their three top answers.

1. Key and Peele

This dynamic duo is not only hilarious, they also offer valuable insight into moments that most of us miss or dismiss. Whether you’re a frequent traveler or a fresh take on workplace relationships, their skits are a great way to refresh your mindset and solve some problems.

2. Calvin and Hobbes

Calvin and Hobbes is one of the most beloved comics of all time. We wrote a post for small businesses inspired by a handful of these comic strips. If you’re looking for some inspiration, or just need a break during your busy day, this may be just the blog you’re looking for.

3. Homestarrunner.com

Full of funny toons and videos, this site is hilarious and inspiring. If you teach a class, manage social media, or spend a lot of time on email, you can grab inspiration and comic relief from Trogdor the Burninator.

Jana Rumberger is a writer and content manager for Selz ecommerce. She has expertise in strategy, selling products online, and small business solutions. Jana combines diverse experience in education, creativity, and manufacturing to craft engaging content.

In addition to her writing, she is an active visual artist and foodie in Portland, Oregon.

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