a group of exploding fireworks shaped like a heart in the night skySummer is such a great time of year – the sunshine brings lighter spirits, every weekend welcomes a backyard BBQ and all sorts of fun outdoor activities abound. With Fourth of July celebrations in full swing this week, we thought we’d set a firework display of our own by sharing SocialTrendSpotters’ top summer superlatives. In case you’ve missed some of the top blogs from this year, do not fear: your fellow SocialTrendSpotters have cast their votes on the highlights. As you kick back this weekend, reminisce with us on a few reads that have been this year’s favorites:

This Year’s Hottest Topic: Marketing 
Cart Before the Horse: Marketing Strategy vs. Tactics
New Thinking on How to Engage Customers

Most Re-Tweets
Fire and Rain – How Nonprofit Niceness Gets in the Way of Progress

Most Talked About Video – Suzanne’s TEDx
Everyone Can Be a ChangeMaker

Best Blog for Your Summer Beach Reading List
The Times They are A-Changin’: “The Mission-Driven Venture” Shares Strategies for Social Entrepreneurs 

Most Popular Guest Blog
5 Leadership Lessons from Coach K

Most Likely to Come Back on #ThrowbackThursday
“CliffsNotes” for Investors: Writing a Strong Prospectus

Drop us a line with your summer superlatives for your favorite blog, and we will tweet about it. Enjoy a sizzling Fourth of July weekend! Join us next week for the latest trends on one of our favorite new issue areas – two-generation programs.

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