While many of you would be doing fantastic with your social media celebrities campaigns and carving results, Twitter has always been a tough one to strategize. You might be fascinated by top trending list, featuring your favorite brand, current affairs topic or even a #IndVPak match streaming live. Your tweet is observing almost a nil engagement, may be due to most of your friends aren’t interested in chirping, or maybe you mistimed the tweet while it the hashtag was on trend.
From doubling its super short and crispy 140 limits to the length of 280, Twitter used the platform to the best, at and when such events happened. Knowing and learning about this super topical platform, where things can go in vague, or they can boom like a plague, it is imperative for every social media professional or individual, to know the sphere inside out.
We have chinned up and compiled some of the top marketing influencers on twitter who are chirping it smart, loud and clear. Reading out here are the top 20 best Social Media Celebrities to follow on twitter influencers from marketing domain which every digital marketer should follow.
- Kim Garst (@kimgarst):
Kim is an international best-selling author and international keynote speaker. Apart from being a highly effective marketing strategist and digital marketing consultant to brands like Microsoft, IBM, and Mastercard, Kim has also been part of Forbes ‘Top 10 Social Media Influencer’ club. When not consulting brands and entrepreneurs to grow, Kim loves to spend her leisure time with God, friends and family. She’s also a fan of hockey, by the way.
- Marsha Collier (@MarshaCollier):
One of the top-selling e-bay authors, Marsha had penned 48 books across multiple segments viz., social media commerce, online customer services, e-commerce, e-bay and so on. Being a radio personality, she’s a successful founder of her tech radio podcast. Marsha has won numerous awards and accolades also a member of Forbes Top 10 Futurist list. On another side, she’s a StarTrek nerd too.
- Sean Gardner (@2morrowknight):
An author of ‘The Road to Social Media Success’, a certified bestseller and a handbook on social media game, Gardner’s incredible reach is a testament to his influencing abilities at leveraging social media and digital marketing for sharing his extensive knowledge bank with his audience. From Forbes to Entrepreneur and Buzzfeed have all profiled Gardner at times.
- Chris Brogan (@chrisbrogan):
Chris is a sought-after keynote speaker, business advisor and the New York Times bestselling author of nine books and counting. He has consulted brands like Disney, Coke, Google, GM, Microsoft, Cisco, Sony USA, and many more. Furthermore, he has also been featured in Forbes list of ‘Must-Follow Marketing Minds of 2014’.
- Brian Fanzo (@iSocialFanz):
Change Evangelist, millennial’s keynote speaker, digital marketing & social media strategist, Brian made it to our must follow twitter handles. Apart from his lightning-fast tweets, he also hosts a digital marketing podcast for @FOMOFanz and @SMACtalk.
- Pam Moore (@PamMktgNut):
CEO and Founder of Marketing Nutz and Social Profit Factor, training and digital; media agency, Pam helps entrepreneurs and Fortune 50 brands to develop and implement integrated digital marketing strategies and help them achieve measurable results. She has been to Forbes list of ‘Top 10 Social Media Influencer’. Beaches are what Pam loves and spend her time with family there.
- Glen Gilmore (@GlenGilmore):
Time ‘Man of Action’ and Forbes Top 20 Social Media Influencer, Glen is an Army veteran and also leading a social media marketing firm – Gilmore Business Network. He’s also an adjunct professor of digital marketing security, and privacy and social media. His domain also lies in digital transformation, technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT).
- Ted Rubin (@TedRubin):
Ted is one of the leading social media strategist and keynote speaker, and a must follow CMO. His enthusiastic, energetic and undeniable attitude towards his connection had inspired people to network with him. He has authored books on social media and digital marketing named as ‘How to Look People in the Eye Digitally’ and ‘The Age of Influence Selling to the Digitally Connected Customer’. He is an active CMO of Brand Innovators and co-founded ‘Prevailing Path’ – a digital marketing firm.
- Meghan M. Biro (@MeghanMBiro):
CEO of Talent Culture and conducting a weekly Twitter chat as #WorkTrends every Wednesday; Meghan is a Forbes analyst and globally renowned HR tech brand strategist, digital maverick in talent management. She also hosts a podcast and sought after for her ideas regularly by leading HR and technology brands.
- John Jantsch (@ducttape):
John Jantsch is a small business marketing consultant, speaker, and author of Duct Tape Marketing, Duct Tape Selling, The Referral Engine and The Commitment Engine. He is one of the most sought-after marketers in small business space.
- Jeff Bullas (@jeffbullas):
If you’ve not followed this digital maverick yet, then you’re missing out the big. Jeff is one of the most successful and famous minds in the digital marketing world. His blogs and other content have been widely accepted by most of the marketers today. #1 Global Content Marketing Influencer’, Forbes Top 20 Influencer of CMOs, #1 Global Digital Marketing Influencer, is amongst his several achievements. And if you want to learn digital marketing inside out, he is a must follow marketer.
- Larry Kim (@larrykim):
Founder of Word Stream and Mobile Monkey, Larry is a notable columnist for Search Engine Land, Marketing Land, Inc. Magazine, Medium, and CNBC. He is one of the famous unicorns in marketing and also voted as most influential PPC expert for multiple times.
- Ann Handley (@MarketingProfs):
LinkedIn influencer, Digital marketing pioneer, keynote speaker, writer and an author to Wall Street Journal best-selling book – ‘Everybody Writes, Ann is an active partner and head of content in MarketingProfs.com and inspires marketers to create marketing magic for their brands.
- Stephanie Clegg (@StephanieFrasco):
Stephanie is a blogger and a social media freak who loves to travel around the globe. She’s also a community manager and VP (Content) at convertwithcontent.com.
- Brett Relander (@BrettRelander):
Brett is a leading growth hacker, social media, mobile, and digital marketing consultant and founded ‘Launch and Hustle’ – a digital marketing agency based out in Dallas Texas. He has been on the list of ‘Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer’, and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, and Social Media Today.
- Guy Kawasaki (@GuyKawasaki):
Guy Kawasaki is one the famous Amercian marketing expert and a former chief evangelist of Apple. He’s also a principal evangelist at world-famous graphic designing portal – Canva.com. He has written thirteen books as of now which have been both New York Times and Wall Street Journal’s best sellers.
- Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee):
Gary Vaynerchuk is another American entrepreneur who is disrupting the marketing world with his thought leadership. He is an author and speaker in digital marketing and social media. He also leads two of his co-founded firm named Vayner Media and VaynerX.
- Ann Tran (@AnnTran_):
Ann is an internationally recognized influencer, keynote public speaker, and luxury travel writer. She was also featured in Forbes list of Top 10 Social Media Influencer, and one of the regular columnists of the Huffington Post.
- Viveka von Rosen (@LinkedInExpert):
Apart from keynote speaker, evangelist, and a digital marketing specialist, Viveka is known as a famous LinkedIn expert. She educates brands and businesses with social media and online marketing, especially with LinkedIn. She was also listed as ‘Huffington Post Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs, Forbes 20 most influential women in social media and many more. She is the author of ‘LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour a Day’, ‘LinkedIn Security: Who’s Watching You’, and ‘LinkedIn 101 Ways to Rock Your Personal Brand’.
- Melonie Dodaro (@MelonieDodaro):
Melonie is Canada’s #1 LinkedIn expert, a digital marketing and social media specialist, a keynote speaker, social selling trainer and an entrepreneur who is currently the C.E.O of Top Dog Social Media. She is also an author of the best-selling book – ‘The LinkedIn Code’.
Although we are not labeling the list as an exhaustive one, following the profiles mentioned above will surely help you in leveraging your digital marketing strategies, social media, and content marketing.