50 most successful influencers in Social Media Marketing you should follow

To help entrepreneurs and marketing specialists improve their skills in marketing, we at InnMind prepared list of TOP-50 influencers in Social Media Marketing. Follow them, learn from the “Gods” of Social Media Marketing and implement!

If you want to upgrade your skills in Social Media Marketing, you should definitely follow those experts: they write about trends in marketing, give tips to entrepreneurs, they are authors of blogs, famous speakers, book writer, they are featured on TV and radio… And there are reasons for their popularity — they got tremendous experience to share with you!

Follow them and learn from the best:

  1. Mary Smith’s Blog
    ​Mary Smith is one of the world’s leading social media experts. Mary published a lot of books where she shares her experience, she was working for Facebook. She has something to teach you!
  2. Jeff Bullas
    Jeff Bullas is an entrepreneur, who works with personal brands, helps and teaches people and companies to optimize personal brands, social media and digital marketing.
  3. Ron Sela
    Ron Sela is a Profit-Driven Marketer specializing in digital B2B marketing. His articles were published in marketing journals like Social Media Today and SEM Rush.
  4. Danny Brown
    Danny Brown is a husband, father and writer. He has a lot of professional experience and big list of Notable Mention and Awards. Just look at his blog and benefit from reading his articles.
  5. ProBlogger.net
    Darren Rowse is a blogger with 14 years of experience! In the beginning blog was a hobby and then Darren became a full-time blogger and started ProBlogger. If you dream of making your living from blogging, then you should definitely check this website!
  6. John Bonini
    John Bonini can transform website copy to drive more conversions and sales. A lot of experts in marketing call him a professional in content marketing. Listen to his podcasts and increase sales.
  7. Gary Vaynerchuk
    Gary Vaynerchuk took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, is a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist. He hosts #ASKGARYVEE Show and you can ask him questions about social media, entrepreneurship, startups, and family businesses.
  8. Violeta Nedkova
    Violeta Nedkova helps to open a business based on unique character, skills of founder. Her strategy is very different from other marketing influencers’ ones. For example, she says marketing doesn’t have to be a pain. If you want to bring something special in your business get acquainted with this girl!
  9. Amy Porterfield
    Amy Porterfield’s publications have already been added to our list of 69 posts to make you Social Media Expert. She is a really great social media expert and generates interesting and useful content. Implement her recommendations for your website and feel the difference.
  10. Drew Neisser
    Drew Neisser is a founder and CEO of Renegade, the NYC-based socially inspired marketing agency that has been helping CMOs to find innovative ways to cut through since 1996. Drew shares his huge experience in his podcasts, his book and interviews.
  11. Francine Allaire
    Francine Allaire was named as one of the “Top 20 Most Influential Women” by Forbes to follow on Twitter for business, marketing and technology advice. Her blog has emphasis on social business, partnership, sales and customer experience.
  12. Heidi Cohen
    Heidi Cohen provides you with marketing insights on social media, content marketing and mobile. Every article includes valuable insights along with practical tips and tactics you can easily apply to your current marketing and business plans.
  13. Brian Solis
    Brian Solis is an award-winning author, prominent blogger/writer, and keynote speaker. Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business and society. His articles published at Adage, Forbes, Wired, VentureBeat. Brian is also an official LinkedIn Influencer with over 500,000 followers on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook.
  14. Jenn Herman
    Jenn Herman brings you relevant social media and business trends and discusses their applications, implications, and benefits. She became a globally recognized expert in Instagram marketing and the forefront blogger on Instagram marketing but also can help you with other social media marketing.
  15. Peg Fitzpatrick
    Peg Fitzpatrick has over 1,500,000 followers in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and YouTube. She published her first book The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users with her co-author Guy Kawasaki.
  16. Neil Patel
    The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 online marketers. He was recognized as a top among 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 by the United Nations.
  17. Drew McLellan
    The Wall Street Journal calls him one of 10 bloggers that every entrepreneur should read! His clients was Nabisco, IAMS pet foods, Kraft Foods, Meredith Publishing, John Deere, Iowa Health System, Make-A-Wish, and a wide array of others.
  18. Avinash Kaushik
    Avinash Kaushik is and author of two best-selling books: Web Analytics 2.0, Web Analytics: An Hour A Day. He has his own educational startup MarketMotive and he is currently the Digital Marketing Evangelist at Google.
  19. Kikolani
    Kikolani is a website of Kristi Hines, who is a certified digital marketer. Topics she specializes in include analytics, content marketing, conversion optimization, email marketing, inbound marketing, local marketing, marketing tools, reputation management, search engine marketing, social media marketing & advertising.
  20. Matthew Woodward
    The web site of that man says : “I publish high quality tutorials & case studies like you have never seen before!” And he means it. In his blog you will find “How to start a successfull blog an make money online Step by step”, “The 6 figure product launch cheklist” and lots of other useful things.
  21. John Rampton
    He is a serial entrepreneur, connector, and a founder of Due.com. Rampton was ranked as №3 of the Top 50 Global Online Influencers and one of the Top 10 Most Influential PPC Experts in the World for 3 years running.
  22. Chris Stoikos
    Best known for his hilarious viral videos, which generated 130M views and $10.5M in sales in the past year alone as part of his venture Dollar Beard Club. Stoikos has also appeared on NBC’s Shark Tank and generated millions in revenue for various product launches.
  23. Ann Handley
    Ann Handley is a veteran of creating and managing digital content to build relationships for organizations and individuals. She has been named by Forbes as the Most Influential Woman in Social Media and one of the Top 20 Women Bloggers. And her book Everybody Writes is a WSJ bestseller.
  24. Branden Hampton
    He is the king of social media, having built over 33M followers. He’s also the CEO of the social media marketing company One Penny Ad Agencyand co-author of How to Set Up Your Business for Under $1000. “Traditional media is over. Online influence is your only option” — says Branden.
  25. Brian D. Evans
    Brian D. Evans is an Inc 500 entrepreneur and the founder and CEO ofInfluencive, an online publication read by millions of young entrepreneurs. His company, BDE Ventures, was the 25th fastest growing advertising and marketing agency in America.
  26. Nathan Allen Pirtle
    Nathan Allen Pirtle is a prolific social media specialist responsible for worldwide trends. He’s worked with high profile clients like Nicki Minaj, MTV, and VH1. He reaches millions of Twitter followers each month.
  27. Leonard Kim
    Leonard Kim is a personal branding expert. He went through the pass from being almost homeless to becoming a personal branding expertwhose content has been read over 10 million times. He has amassed a social media following of well over 250,000 people. He’s been featured in too many publications to name that a Wikipedia page was made about him.
  28. Deep Patel
    Deep Patel is a serial entrepreneur, and the bestselling author of A Paperboy’s Fable, dubbed as the ‘best book for entrepreneurs in 2016’ by Entrepreneur Magazine. Patel has spoken in front of Fortune 500 CEOs, worked on viral Kickstarter campaigns, and consulted top-tier brands about marketing to Millennials.
  29. Pat Flynn
    Pat Flynn is an entrepreneur, blogger, speaker and podcaster, best known for his website Smart Passive Income. SPI has one of the most dedicated podcast fan bases in the world with millions of monthly listeners.
  30. Amy Vernon
    Amy Vernon is an internationally renowned social media strategist, rated by Mashable as one of the top social media mavens to follow. She is also an established blogger, consultant and speaker known for her critiques of the social marketing space.
  31. Jason Stone
    Jason Stone is known by almost 2M people around the world as @Millionaire_Mentor on Instagram. Stone has successfully launched multiple 6 and 7 figure Instagram platforms and and is becoming a well known social media influencer and marketer. Here is his story: From Engineer to Millionaire Mentor: Jason Stone Tells All

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