Social media is full of influencers these days, making it difficult to decide which one is the right one to follow. So that you can learn from the best, here are the top 10 digital marketing experts to follow.
1. Gary Vaynerchuk –
He is one of the first e-commerce niche and marketing influencers on YouTube. He started doing business early in his life and his internet journey in the late 90s. He is the co-founder of winery empathy wines and VaynerMedia and chairman of VaynerX.
2. Neil Patel –
is an expert in SEO, SEM, content marketing, social media marketing, and branding. He consulted at Amazon, General Motors, NBC, etc.; he also co-founded Crazy Egg, HelloBar, and KISSmetrics. Patel was labeled in the top 10 digital influencers by Forbes.
3. Ryan Deiss –
His expertise lies in customer value optimization. He is the founder and CEO of DigitalMarketer.com and has clients like Uber, Shopify, and InfusionSoft.
4. Rand Fishkin –
He started as a blogger in 2003. He is the co-founder and CEO of SEOmoz and the founder of SparkToro. SEOmoz was opened as a consulting company which later transformed into one of the best SEO tools. He was listed among the 30 best young tech entrepreneurs under 30 by BusinessWeek.
5. Larry Kim –
He is the co-founder and CEO of MobileMonkey and WordStream. His expertise is in Facebook ads, Google ads, and SEO influencing. He shares his insights on MobileMonkey, search engine land, Moz, small biz trends, etc. Also, he is a columnist for Inc. Magazine.
6. Pam Moore –
She is CEO and co-founder of Marketing Nutz. Her expertise lies in social media marketing and conversion optimization. She started her career as a social media marketing specialist with branding and business development skills.
7. Jay Baer –
He is one of the best influencers to understand and maintain customer relations. His expertise is in customer engagement and retention. He is a keynote speaker, blogger, and bestselling author of five (5!). His digital marketing firm Convince & Convert has renowned clients like the UN, Nike, Milton, Cisco, Oracle, BestBuy, etc.
8. Ann Handley –
She is a veteran in the field of digital marketing. She is the co- founder of ClickZ.com and the chief content officer for MarketingProfs. She has written best-selling books like “everybody writes” and “content rules.”
9. Tim Ferris –
He is one of the most followed influencers on social media. His podcast is listened to by millions. He teaches digital marketing, business management, leadership, and business development. He invested in Facebook, Duolingo, Shopify, etc.
10. Kim Garst –
She has been a consultant for IBM, MasterCard, and Microsoft. Forbes included her name in the top 10 people who influence social media marketing.