Are you looking for a way to stay in the loop with the latest in the industry, learn what is working and what isn’t and be inspired? These popular, digital marketing experts are a must-follow. Whether you are just getting started in the industry or you are a veteran, you are bound to learn something new every day from these experts.
Joe Pulizzi is arguably the granddaddy of digital content marketing. He is the founder of Content Marketing Institute, a leading training platform for content marketing professionals. Stay updated on all things content marketing by following Joe on Twitter.
Gary is probably the most popular internet entrepreneur of his time. As early as 1997, he was able to use the power of the internet to transform his family’s $3 million wine business to a $45 million wine powerhouse. He is the owner of a successful social branding agency whose clients include New York Jets and Pepsi. Vaynerchuk is relevant to you if you are looking to sell online using social media or to monetize your brand.
Neil Patel is the co-founder of several online companies including Hello Bar, KISSmetrics, and Crazy Egg. Wall Street describes him as one of the top online influencers while Forbes rates him as a top 10 online marketer. Neil is especially a great source of content for SEO and content marketing.
Jay Baer is the founder of Convince and Convert, a leading social media website. It’s not enough to just skim through Baer’s valuable articles on his website; find him on Twitter to stay ahead of industry trends, especially developments in the world of social media.
Anita Perez-Valdez may be a little less-known compared to other digital marketing experts but she is at the top of the game when it comes to crunching data. She was one of the first Google Adwords professionals and is the co-founder of TopSpot Internet Marketing. Anita is the go-to expert for online marketing data geeks.
Ferriss popularized the concept of the ‘four hour week’ and he is considered somewhat of a crossbreed between a Buddhist monk and Jack Welsh, according to the New York Times. From learning how to launch and manage a successful online business, to networking, to personal development, Ferris is probably every digital marketer’s daily boost of inspiration.
Brian Clark may not have a personality as bombastic as Ferris’ or Vaynerchuk’s but he is a silent force to be reckoned with when it comes to all things copywriting. He is the founder of the popular blog, Copyblogger, which was recognized as one of the most influential blogs in 2014 by Advertising Age and the Guardian. There’s also a reason why Forbes celebrated him as a Top 10 Online Marketing Expert and his Twitter feeds voted as The Top 20 Must-Read In 2015.
Jeff Bullas is known for his simple, down-to-earth educational content that gently introduces you to the fast-moving world of digital marketing. Bullas is relevant to you if you are looking for an industry veteran who is easy to connect with, easy to understand and who can teach you a thing or two about online marketing.
Kim Garst is the founder and CEO of Boom! Social, a popular blog and consulting firm. She is also the author of “The Quick and Easy Guide to Branding Your Business and Creating Massive Sales with Pinterest” and constantly appears as a top media influencer in Forbes lists, Inc.com lists and women in tech lists.
Rand founded the popular Moz blog but what really makes him a top digital marketer is his weekly Whiteboard Friday blog series that focuses on SEO and marketing and that attracts thousands of marketers. No one lives, breathes, eats, and teaches SEO better than Rand. Follow him on Twitter if you are especially keen on the technical bits of SEO.
Heidi Cohen is yet another industry veteran with diverse experience in marketing. Cohen is a great personality to follow for her authentic, simple and relevant content on social media marketing and digital marketing for all types of industries.
Known as the ‘Queen of Facebook’, Mari Smith has a secret hack for everything about Facebook. In fact, Mari is Facebook’s official trainer for Facebook’s Boost Your Business training events across the U.S. Mari is also a Forbes top five social media influencer. Any smart marketer should follow Mari for tips, hacks, industry trends and insider insights.
Are you looking to sharpen your LinkedIn marketing skills without the fluff? You should add Melonie Dodaro into your go-to experts list to tap into her vast and relevant insights on all things LinkedIn. Dodaro is the founder of a leading social media agency and blog. With over 15 years in digital marketing, she knows the ins and outs of the industry.
Ekaterina is the author of the bestselling “Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg” and is recognized as a top social media influencer. She is one of the truly no-fluff social media experts and is listed as one of the most influential business people on social media alongside Arianna Huffington, Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates.
Of course if you are reading this you’ll be following me already 🙂 I’m CEO of a Jiggle Digital, a popular digital marketing agency and I manage marketing campaigns that reach tens of millions each week. I’ve also written several books on marketing and have appeared in the national press as an expert on digital marketing and e-commerce. I’ll be especially helpful to new digital marketers who are looking for a simple, basic introduction into the industry.
Every smart marketer knows that great, relevant, insider information comes not from being in contact with just anyone but from following the right people. These are just a few who will certainly help you stay abreast with the fast moving digital space.