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June 13, 2019

15 Social Media Experts You Must Follow To Grow Your Business

As every generation has embraced internet-connected smartphone/ tablet and now,spending hours using it; in order to reach out to them, digital marketing has become indispensable for almost every other business under the sun.

Amazing thing about digital marketing is, it touches multi-disciplinary topics including five (5) ‘P’s of marketing

  • Product
  • Place
  • Price
  • Promotion
  • People

Hence digital marketing aims to cover branding, content marketing, buyer persona, content distribution, product/service pricing, product marketing, and so much more.

It is whole gamut of things one need to understand in order to use digital marketing effectively. Using digital marketing effectively means, driving higher traffic, having greater engagement, getting more conversions, etc.

If you want to ride this wave, you need to look upto and learn from the masters, the best of the people in this industry to make your product/service stand out and carve your niche.

Who are the world’s top digital marketing experts, social media experts, content marketers, branding and marketing gurus? We are compiling the list. And here it is

1. Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuck Social Marketing Expert Gary Vaynerchuk
Known As
Founder and CEO of Vayner Media. Initially he has been known as a wine critic who scaled his family’s wine business. He is best known for his work in digital marketing and social media through New York based agency named VaynerX. Gary is chairman of VaynerX and CEO of VaynerMedia.
Website Twitter LinkedIn Medium
garyvaynerchuk.com @garyvee Garyvaynerchuk @garyvee
Followers Stats 1.91 M 3.04 M 296K
What’s Popular

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Top Social Media Expert - Gary Vaynerchuk

The Most Powerful Mindset For Success

2. Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki - Marketing Expert Guy Kawasaki
Known As
A Silicon-Valley based author, speaker, entrepreneur, and evangelist. One of the sales person hired by Apple to market Macintosh computer and coined term Apple Evangelism. Also sits on the Board of Trustee of Wikimedia Foundation; founder of AllTop, co-founded Garage Technology Ventures and now currently chief evangelist of Canva – online graphic design tool.
Website Twitter LinkedIn Medium
guykawasaki.com GuyKawasaki GuyKawasaki Guy Kawasaki
Followers Stats  1.44 M 3 M  77 K
What’s Popular

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“A good idea is 10% inspiration and 90% implementation.”

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“Defy the crowd. The crowd isn’t always wise. It can also lead you down a path of silliness, sub-optimal choices, and downright destruction. Enchantment is as necessary for people to diverge from a crowd as it is to get people to join one.”

TEDx Talk at Palo Alto

TEDx Talk at University of Berkeley

3. Seth Godin

Seth Godin - Marketing Expert to Follow 1 Seth Godin
Known As
Marketing Guru. He is Stanford alumni who held executive positions at dot com business. This american writer has more than 15-international best seller to his credentials and he is called as an Ultimate Entrepreneur in the Information Age (in 1998, he sold  Yoyodyne to Yahoo! for US $30 Million).

Seth is the founder and CEO of Squidoo.com and widely known for his innovative, disruptive  thoughts on marketing, leadership, advertising, new ventures.

Website Twitter LinkedIn Medium
seths.blog ThisIsSethBlog SethGodin SethGodinBlog
Followers Stats 685 K 15 K 118 K
What’s Popular

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“Content marketing is all the marketing that’s left.” – Seth Godin

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Content that builds trust is human, personal, relevant, it isn’t greedy, and it doesn’t trick people. If the recipient knew what the sender knows, would she still be happy? If the answer to that question is yes, then it’s likely it’s going to build trust

10 Rules for Success

How to Be Truly Remarkable

4. Jeff Bullas

Jeff Bullas Digital Marketing Expert Jeff Bullas
Known as
Content marketing influencer, digital entrepreneur, marketing strategist, keynote speaker and bestselling author. Jeff speaks, writes about marketing, digital content, social media, entrepreneurship and innovation among other topics.

Jeff is CEO of Jeffbullas.com Pty Ltd. which helps businesses and individuals to build brands, to leverage online branding using social media techniques, content and digital marketing.

Website Twitter LinkedIn Medium
JeffBullas.com JeffBullas JeffBullas @jeffbullas
Followers Stats 568 K 34 K 68 K
What’s Popular

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One of the biggest mistakes small business owners make is that They see social media as a homogenous entity.

Famous Article

 Why Telling Stories Can Make You Famous and Wealthy

Three Pillars to Content Marketing

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5. Lilach Bullock

Lilach Bullock - Content Marketing Expert Lilach Bullock
Known as
Content marketing guru, digital marketing speaker & consultant. Lead Conversion Expert who advocate best practices of content marketing, social media and outreach techniques.

Founder of Lilach Bullock Ltd, helps content creation and PR for B2B technology, SaaS companies  & Enterprises

Website Twitter LinkedIn Medium
lilachbullock.com lilachbullock lilachbullock @lilachbullock
Followers Stats 102 K 16 K 8.9 K
What’s Popular

10 Things to Give up

Excuses, Self-doubt, Fear of failure, Procrastination, People pleasing, Fear of success, Negative thinking, Negative self talk, Judgement of others, Negative people in your circle

How I Learned to Overcome The Fear of Not Being Liked  (TEDxBolton)

Break Free From Traditional Sales with Digital Selling (Simplilearn Webinar)

 

6. Shelly Kramer

Shelly Kramer - Digital Marketing Expert Shelly Kramer
Known As
Digital transformation expert, brand strategist; serial entrepreneur in technology ventures. She covers trends in B2B marketing and sales, digital transformation, customer experience, and marketing automation.

Founder and CEO of V3 Broadsuite [V3B] also Senior Analyst and Founding Partners at Futurum Research

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Medium
shellykramer ShellyKramer shellydemottekramer @shellykramer
Followers Stats 104 K 8 K 15.6 K
What’s Popular

I think that B2B marketers need to understand lead generation and the roles that email marketing and marketing automation can, and should, play in their success, and lobby for the budget that will help them put those things in place. Marketing teams will benefit, sales teams will benefit, and customers and prospects will benefit. But you can’t do email marketing and marketing automation without content, so understanding the right kind of content to create for each stage of the customer journey, having the ability to do (or outsource) that, and also making a commitment to creating video content are the three key things that I think it’s imperative that B2B marketers embrace in the coming year.

Reference: https://www.snapapp.com/blog/b2b-marketing-trends/

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7. Neil Patel

Neil Patel - Social Media Marketing Expert Neil Patel
Known As
The top most digital marketing influencer today. Very active on social media, Neil is known for qualitative and quantitative analysis of the digital media experiments he conducts.

At the age of 16, he created the first website; that experience forced him to learn marketing; so much so, he became very good at it and became an advocate of digital marketing. Neil is co-founder of Neil Patel Digital, CrazyEgg, Hello Bar.

Website Twitter LinkedIn Youtube
neilpatel.com/ neilpatel neilkpatel youtube/channel
Followers Stats 325 K 375 K 367 K
What’s Popular

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“Create content that teaches. You can’t give up. You need to be consistently awesome.”

Growth Hacking

How to Get 4 Million Visits Per Month With One Simple Keyword Hack

8. Tim Ferris

Tim Ferriss - Social Media Marketing Expert Tim Ferris
Known As
Author, Podcaster and TV Show Host. He built company BrainQUICKEN and sold it to private investors. His podcast show ‘The Tim Ferriss Show’ is hugely popular.

Well known early stage angel investor into technology companies such as StumbleUpon, Evernote, Shopify, TaskRabbit, etc also acts as an advisor to Uber, Facebook, etc. He coined and published famous ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’

Website Twitter LinkedIn Medium
tim.blog tferriss timferriss @timferriss
Followers Stats 1.6 M 1.4 M 109 K
What’s Popular

Quote

“For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. “Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it “eventually,” just do it and correct course along the way.”

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“Learn to be difficult when it counts. In school as in life, having a reputation for being assertive will help you receive preferential treatment without having to beg or fight for it every time.”

How to Master Any Skill By Deconstructing It

How to Create Better Morning Routine

9. Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin - Top SEO Expert Rand Fishkin
Known As
Founder of Sparktoro; ex-CEO and co-founder of SEOMoz, wrote a book Lost and Founder. Rand was one of the early proponent and advocate of how search engine result page works as he started writing, conversing about search engine optimisation. The thing that was just another (but useful valuable) blog initially, without any vision, turned into knowledge but, host of product suite and got list into Inc 500 companies.
Website Twitter LinkedIn Medium
sparktoro.com @Randfish Randfishkin @randfish
Followers Stats 423K 94 K 54 K
What’s Popular

Quotes

Don’t conflate revenue with success, especially not long term. Many of the best things we’ve done have cost or lost money in the short run, but built a better brand over the years because of it.”

“Tell a story. Make it true. Make it compelling. And make it relevant.”

How the Future of Web Marketing Changes the Startup Game

Unconventional Ways to Win

10. Oli Gardner

 Oli Gardner- Digital Content Marketing Expert Oli Gardner
Known As
Co-Founder of digital marketing tech company – Unbounce . He claimed to have seen more landing pages than anyone on the earth.

Oli is also a well regarded key-note speaker covering topics around branding, digital marketing, landing pages and conversions among others.

Website Twitter LinkedIn Medium
.unbounce.com oligardner oligardner @oligardner
Followers Stats 32.1 K 9 K 7.7 K
What’s Popular

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 Oli Gardner- Digital Content Marketing Quote

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 Oli Gardner- Digital Content Marketing Quote

Four Corners of Conversion

The 12-Step Landing Page Rehab

 

11. Andrew Warner (Mixergy)

 

Andrew Warner - Digital Marketing Expert Andrew Warner
Known As
Founder of Mixergy, where he interviews successful Internet entrepreneurs to teach others what they learned. Mixergy has been very popular among entrepreneurs as well as wanna be entrepreneurs.

He also founded, ran and sold a dot com/internet era company named ‘Bradford & Reed’ that was generating revenue of whooping US$ 38+ million.

Website Twitter LinkedIn Medium
mixergy.com @AndrewWarner andrewwarne @andrewwarner_26131
Followers Stats 35.5 K 1.1 K

What’s Popular

The Common Key Factors of Successful Entrepreneurs After 1000+ Interviews


How to Beat Procrastination

 

12. John Lincoln

John Lincoln
Known As
Co-Founder, CEO
MBA, UCSD Teacher, Bestselling Author, Influencer, Industry Leader and Expert Digital Strategist
Website Twitter LinkedIn Medium
ignitevisibility.com @johnelincoln John Lincoln John Lincoln
Followers Stats 194.7K 21.5k 7.7 K
What’s Popular

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13. Daniel Gilbert

Daniel Gilbert
Known As
Daniel Gilbert is founder and CEO of Brainlabs
.Daniel was named #1 in PPC Hero’s Most Influential PPC Experts in the World list (2018), one of the most influential people in digital by Econsultancy (2018), and was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (London, 2018).
Website Twitter LinkedIn Medium
brainlabsdigital.com Dangilbertppc Dangilbert Daniel Gilbert
Followers Stats 127.9K 23.4 K 1.4 k
What’s Popular
 

In-housing, Media Transparency & Marketing Basics

Daniel Gilbert,Brainlabs,Interview @ DMX Dublin 2018

 

14. Cyrus Shepard

Cyrus Shepard
Known As
He worked as Lead SEO for Moz intermittently from 2012-15. Today he runs his own SEO company known as Zyppy.
Website Twitter LinkedIn Medium
zyppy.com Cyrus Shepard Cyrus Shepard Cyrus Shepard
Followers Stats 62.7 k 8.7 k 5.3 k
What’s Popular
 

Google Ranking Factors with Cyrus Shepard

Cyrus Shepard Presentation at Peepcon 3.0

 

15. Solomon Thimothy

Solomon Thimothy
Known As
Solomon Thimothy is a serial entrepreneur, and marketing expert with an obsession for growth. He is the co-founder of OneIMS, a Chicago-based inbound marketing company. Recently, he founded Clickx, an all-in-one marketing analytics platform for small and medium-sized businesses. Solomon started his marketing career over 12 years ago with a single focus: helping businesses grow their presence online and thrive in a digital world.
Website Twitter LinkedIn    Facebook
thimothy.com sthimothy Soloman Timothy Solomon Thimothy
Followers Stats 27.7 k 6.5 k  2.5 k
What’s Popular
 

COMMON PROBLEMS STARTUPS FACE

Street-smart vs. Book-smart: How To Leverage Your Natural Inclinations?

 

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