Add Focus To Your Conversion Insights
Get 14-day free trial

50 Best Digital Marketers You Should Follow 20 January 2016 | Piotr Koczorowski

List of experts

Click on the expert’s name to go to their section

  1. Brian Clark
  2. Matt Cutts
  3. Danny Sullivan
  4. Amy Africa
  5. Michael Hyatt
  6. John Rampton
  7. Sean Gardner
  8. Seth Godin
  9. Jeff Bulas
  10. Avinash Kaushik
  11. Drew Hendricks
  12. Heidi Cohen
  13. Mari Smith
  14. Larry Kim
  15. Chris Brogan
  16. Ann Handley
  17. Gary Vaynerchuk
  18. Darren Rowse
  19. Sandi Krakowski
  20. Wil Reynolds
  21. Arnie Kuenn
  22. Lewis Howes
  23. Pete Meyers
  24. Andrea Vahl
  25. Joe Pulizzi
  26. Jon Loomer
  27. Aleyda Solis Duarte
  28. Kim Garst
  29. Chris Ducker
  30. David Airey
  31. Kristi Hines
  32. Derek Halpern
  33. Ryan Deiss
  34. Matthew Barby
  35. Pam Moore
  36. Howard Jacobson
  37. Murray Newlands
  38. Pat Flynn
  39. John Lee Dumas
  40. Andrew Betts
  41. Matt Sawyer
  42. Tim Grice
  43. Jay Abraham
  44. Dan Kennedy
  45. Rich Schefren
  46. Brad Fallon
  47. John Reese
  48. Ewen Chia
  49. Dennis Goedegbuure
  50. Brendon Burchard

Welcome to People You Should Follow!

This week we’d like to present you the crème de la crème – the best of the best when it comes to internet marketing.

Some of them do not need introductions, but there are gems that share unique insights that haven’t been beaten to death yet.

Anyone with “marketing” in their job description should get on with the list! Here we go: 50 Best Digital Marketers You Should Follow.

We prepared a handy list on the left – use it to navigate the list!

Brian Clark

Brian Clark

Founder and CEO of Rainmaker Digital, Creator of CopyBlogger

Brian Clark is a serial entrepreneur based in Boulder, Colorado. He’s the founder and CEO of Rainmaker Digital (formerly Copyblogger Media), and the host of the Unemployable podcast.

Brian built three successful service businesses using online marketing techniques before moving to a completely online business model when he started the site Copyblogger in 2006. The eventual result of that move — Rainmaker Digital — is an innovative company that provides the advice and solutions that empower people to successfully grow their businesses through social media and online marketing.

Twitter: @brianclarkWebsite: rainmakerdigital.com

Matt Cutts

Matt Cutts

Distinguished Engineer at Google

Hi, my name is Matt Cutts and I joined Google as a software engineer in January 2000. I’m currently the head of Google’s Webspam team.

Before Google, I worked on my Ph.D. in computer graphics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have an M.S. from UNC-Chapel Hill, and B.S. degrees in both mathematics and computer science from the University of Kentucky.

I wrote the first version of SafeSearch, which is Google’s family filter, and I’ve worked on search quality and webspam at Google for the last several years.

Twitter: @mattcuttsWebsite: mattcutts.com/blog

Danny Sullivan

Danny Sullivan

Founding Editor at Marketing Land & Search Engine Land

Danny Sullivan is a Founding Editor of Search Engine Land. He’s a widely cited authority on search engines and search marketing issues who has covered the space since 1996.

Danny also serves as Chief Content Officer for Third Door Media, which publishes Search Engine Land and produces the SMX: Search Marketing Expo conference series. He has a personal blog called Daggle (and keeps his disclosures page there).

Twitter: @dannysullivanWebsite: searchengineland.com

Amy Africa

Amy Africa

Internet marketing leader at Eight by Eight

Amy Africa has been in the forefront of web usability studies, web design improvement, and successful E-Commerce for over 20 years. Amy has been widely published in industry magazines and e-zines.

An engaging, entertaining speaker, she has been featured at web conferences around the globe. Her depth of knowledge, backed by intensive field testing and web user studies, has earned her the reputation of a voice to be heard on Internet topics ranging from site improvement and mobile strategies to analytics and email marketing.

Amy has pioneered many successful web marketing initiatives in such areas as usability, mobile strategies, email programs, navigation, landing page optimization, shopping carts and abandoned carts that are making her clients much more profitable. She is one of the best web marketers today because she combines incredible direct marketing skills with proven web techniques.

Twitter: @amyafricaWebsite: eightbyeight.com

Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt

New York Times Bestselling Author, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World

I am the author of the New York Times bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. It is also a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon bestseller.

I am the founder and CEO of Intentional Leadership, an online leadership development company. We help overwhelmed high achievers get the clarity, confidence, and tools they need to win at work and succeed at life.

If you want to stop drifting and start designing your life, you are in the right place.

Twitter: @MichaelHyattWebsite: michaelhyatt.com

John Rampton

John Rampton

Serial enterpreneur

Hey, my name is John Rampton. I’m a serial entrepreneur. I love helping people in addition to building amazing products and services that scale.

John was recently named #3 on Top 50 Online Influencers in the World by Entrepreneur Magazine as well as a blogging expert by Forbes. Time Magazine recognized John as a motivations speaker that helps people find a "Sense of Meaning" in their lives. He currently advises several companies in the bay area.

John loves helping others succeed online. It's all about helping and giving back. It brings me joy in my life. You'll also find that when you give to people that it always comes back.

I blog about my success and my epic failures on Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc, TechCrunch, Huffington Post and many more.

Twitter: @johnramptonWebsite: johnrampton.com

Sean Gardner

Sean Gardner

Forbes #1 Social Media Power Influencer, Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author of "The Road to Social Media Success"

CO-FOUNDER of the pioneering, Huffington Post "Twitter Powerhouses Series"​, which has interviewed hundreds of people in diverse fields – technology, business, health, philanthropy, travel, food and more – since 2010, and has been an influential voice in the social media conversation.

THOUGHT-LEADER: He has given keynote addresses and presentations on digital strategy at NATO Headquarters, the annual Google Conference, the Smithsonian Institution, and at annual conferences in cities on 3 continents, including London, Amman, Kuala Lumpur, Toronto, Istanbul, Belgrade, Hamburg, Kazan (Russia) and, Bangalore (India). Forbes'​ #1 Social Media Power Influencer, he's also been honored as one of the world's top marketers, writers, thinkers and social good advocates.

Twitter: @2morrowknightWebsite: huffingtonpost.com/2morrowknight

Seth Godin

Seth Godin

Marketing bestseller author

SETH GODIN is the author of 18 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. You might be familiar with his books Linchpin, Tribes, The Dip and Purple Cow.

In addition to his writing and speaking, Seth founded both Yoyodyne and Squidoo. His blog (which you can find by typing "seth" into Google) is one of the most popular in the world.

He was recently inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame, one of three chosen for this honor in 2013.

Recently, Godin once again set the book publishing industry on its ear by launching a series of four books via Kickstarter. The campaign reached its goal after three hours and ended up becoming the most successful book project ever done this way.

His newest book, What To Do When It's Your Turn, is already a bestseller.

Twitter: @ThisIsSethsBlogWebsite: sethgodin.com

Jeff Bulas

Jeff Bullas

CEO at Jeffbullas.com Pty Ltd

Jeff is a social media marketing blogger, keynote speaker, digital strategist, consultant and best selling author.

He works with companies and executives to optimize their online personal and company brand through social media channels and other web technologies.

His blog which is found at jeffbullas.com is about all things to do with social media, content and digital marketing.

He has spent most of his business career involved with information technologies, telecommunications and the web.

Twitter: @jeffbullasWebsite: jeffbullas.com

Avinash Kaushik

Avinash Kaushik

Author, Blogger, Digital Marketing Evangelist

Avinash Kaushik is the co-Founder of Market Motive Inc and the Digital Marketing Evangelist for Google. His prior professional experience includes key roles at Intuit, DirecTV, Silicon Graphics in the US & DHL in Saudi Arabia.

Through his blog, Occam's Razor, and his best selling books, Web Analytics: An Hour A Day and Web Analytics 2.0, Avinash has become recognized as an authoritative voice on how marketers, executives teams and industry leaders can leverage data to fundamentally reinvent their digital existence.

Avinash puts a common sense framework around the often frenetic world of web analytics and combines that with the philosophy that investing in talented analysts is the key to long-term success. He passionately advocates customer centricity and leveraging bleeding edge competitive intelligence techniques.

Twitter: @avinashWebsite: kaushik.net

Drew Hendricks

Drew Hendricks

Contributing Writer at Inc., Forbes, Entrepreneur, National Wildlife Federation and Mother Nature Network

I am an experienced marketing professional and social media strategist with more than five years of experience in creating successful campaigns for clients. During this time, I’ve had the opportunity to work with clients in a wide variety of industries, from colleges and career schools to medical professionals.

I am also a freelance writer and have contributed to a variety of different publications including Forbes, The Huffington Post, National Wildlife Federation, Technorati and many others on a variety of different topics. I’m also the CEO of Infographics.Space which is a digital advertising agency that specializes in creating top of the line infographics.

Twitter: @DrewAHendricksWebsite: drewahendricks.com

Heidi Cohen

Heidi Cohen

Chief Content Officer at Actionable Marketing Guide

Integrated marketer who creates profitable products and programs that deepened and extended customer relationships to build brands and businesses for The New York Times Digital, Cendant's Cheap Tickets The Economist, Bertelsmann’s Bookspan, Citibank and Columbia House.

Provide innovative marketing and branding strategies that increase revenues, drive brand awareness, and solidify customer relationships.

As a senior executive recently said, “When you meet with Heidi, you will get at least 5 new ideas to grow your business.”

Twitter: @HeidiCohenWebsite: heidicohen.com

Mari Smith

Mari Smith

Facebook Marketing Expert | Social Media Influencer | Speaker | Author

I built my platform with a strong background in Internet Marketing since 1999, growing my email list and then adding Facebook and other social media channels in 2007. My approach is these two simple things:

1) I strive to consistently deliver valuable, actionable and relevant content that helps my audience of business owners, executives, entrepreneurs and working professionals achieve their personal and professional goals.

2) I practice what I preach as an International Keynote Speaker specializing in Relationship Marketing. In short, I truly see my audience not as followers or fans – but as real friends!

WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU: Being likeable, credible and trusted by millions of followers online enables my corporate clients to align with me as a Brand Evangelist or Spokesperson that can put a positive, passionate and enthusiastic face to your product, campaign or service.

Twitter: @MariSmithWebsite: marismith.com

Larry Kim

Larry Kim

Founder of WordStream, Inc.

Larry's background has been in software engineering, software product management, and Internet Marketing (particularly PPC, SEO and Social Media Marketing), for several widely-used software productivity tools over 10 years. Larry's prior roles include:

  • Director of Marketing, DataDirect Technologies.
  • Director of Marketing, Altova.
  • Various Software Engineering & Search Engine Marketing Consulting Jobs

Additionally, Larry is the author of 4 Award-Winning Books on Software Development, and a blogger for the Wordstream Blog, Search Engine JournalMarketing Profs, Search Engine Watch, Small Biz Trends, Search Engine Land, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Online Marketing Institute, MediaPost, Marketing Land, Hubspot, Moz, Social Media Today, Linkedin and dozens of other business, technology, and internet marketing publications. He's also a top 20 contributor at Inbound.org, and authored the most shared PPC article of all time.

Twitter: @larrykimWebsite: wordstream.com/blog/larry-kim

Chris Brogan

Chris Brogan

CEO, Owner Media Group, New York Times and Wall Street Journal International Bestselling Author & Business Advisor

Chris Brogan is CEO of Owner Media Group , providing simple plans and projects for business success. He is also a highly sought after professional speaker and the New York Times bestselling author of eight books and counting, including his forthcoming book, Insider: Strategies and Secrets for Business Growth in the Age of Distractions.

Twitter: @chrisbroganWebsite: chrisbrogan.com

Ann Handley

Ann Handley

Author of "Everybody Writes" and "Content Rules," Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs

As the world's first Chief Content Officer, Ann Handley speaks and writes about how you can rethink the way your business markets.

Cited in Forbes as the most influential woman in Social Media and recognized by ForbesWoman as one of the top 20 women bloggers, Ann Handley is now the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs, a training and education company with the largest community of marketers in its category.

She currently has more than 200,000 followers on Twitter and writes about content and marketing at the highly entertaining AnnHandley.com.

A pioneer in digital marketing, Ann is the co-founder of ClickZ.com, which was one of the first sources of interactive marketing news and commentary. She started her career as a business journalist and editor.

Twitter: @MarketingProfsWebsite: marketingprofs.com

Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk

CEO, Entrepreneur, Investor, Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Jets Fan

Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M investment fund.

Gary also currently hosts The #AskGaryVee Show, a way of providing as much value as possible by taking questions about social media, entrepreneurship, startups, and family businesses and giving his answers based on a lifetime of building successful, multi-million dollar companies. The show is also available as a podcast on iTunesStitcher, and SoundCloud.

Twitter: @garyveeWebsite: garyvaynerchuk.com

Darren Rowse

Darren Rowse

Blogger, Speaker, Author, Podcaster and Online Entrepreneur

Blogging was a medium that I stumbled upon by accident in 2002 after following a link in an email from a friend. Little did I know that just 18 months later I'd be one of the world's first professional bloggers and making a living from blogging.

Out of writing a personal blog that covered everything from politics, to religion, to cultural observations I launched Digital Photography Blog in 2003. This quickly grew in both readership and I began to experiment with making a little money from it to pay its server costs. In time it grew into a part time job and then into my full time focus.

Today I work on two blogs – Problogger.net, Digital-Photography-School.com which are read by around 5 million visitors per month.

Twitter: @probloggerWebsite: problogger.net

Sandi Krakowski

Sandi Krakowski

Facebook Ads Expert, Copywriter, Speaker, Social Media Consultant, Author, Dreamer

Sandi Krakowski is a popular social media influencer, author and speaker who is passionate about teaching how faith works in the workplace, and how that alliance can effectively help anyone run a successful business and have an incredible, meaningful life.

Krakowski has spent more than two decades working successfully in online marketing and business development, A noted Facebook marketing expert, she was named by Forbes as a “Top 20 Online Marketing Influencers of 2014,” “Top 20 Women Social Media Influencer” and a “Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer.” She has helped build 11 notable companies by utilizing her experience in eCommerce, Internet marketing, direct response marketing, publishing, book creation, copywriting, sales and management, team development and leadership.

Twitter: @sandrikrakowskiWebsite: arealchange.com

Wil Reynolds

Wil Reynolds

Founder of Seerinteractive.com

I love using the web to do marketing, I love doing that for great companies, and I love doing that with a team of caring and awesome people. That's all. I'm a simple guy, a guy who loves his job, his clients, and his team.

Knowing that we do no outbound marketing for ourselves means that our clients stick and in theory they are our sales force, that is what I am most proud of. The thing I am equally as proud of? Our track record of helping our team to grow professionally and personally at SEER. From fun trips like six flags or sushi making classes to professional development like classes on organizing and prioritizing to industry conferences (we have sent most people to once conference every 12-18 months with many going to 3-4 a year) all over the country and the world.

Today we work with clients large and small, established to emerging, domestic to international.

If you are reading my profile and are interested in working with us, please hit me up, I'd love to chat with you.

Twitter: @wilreynoldsWebsite: seerinteractive.com/blog

Arnie Kuenn

Arnie Kuenn

CEO at Vertical Measures, a frequent speaker & author of Content Marketing Works: 8 Steps to Transform Your Business

Arnie Kuenn is the founder and CEO of Vertical Measures and the author of Accelerate! and Content Marketing Works. More professional history on Arnie can be found in his Executive Team Bio. He was named 2013 Interactive Person of the Year by AZIMA (Arizona Interactive Marketing Association) and continues to be a thought leader in the realm of content marketing and strategy. Arnie is a frequent content marketing instructor and trainer at numerous conferences, workshops, and seminars such as those listed below and is available for your event upon request.

Twitter: @ArnieKWebsite: verticalmeasures.com

Lewis Howes

Lewis Howes

Host of The School of Greatness Podcast | 7 Fig Entrepreneur Coach | NYT Bestselling Author | USA Team Handball Athlete

I am a lifestyle entrepreneur that teaches small business owners, freelancers, and entrepreneurs how to make a full time living doing what they love.

Most of my students make 6 and 7 figures a year by applying basic online marketing principles to growing their business.

I started out playing professional football then transitioning into the business world.

Since then I've written a number of books, invest and advise in start ups, built a multi million dollar company and sold it for 7 figures… and much more.

The School of Greatness podcast reaches 650,000 people monthly and frequents the top 50 on iTunes each month.

I interview the worlds influencers and leaders in innovation, business, social change, and stepping into your greatness.

Twitter: @LewisHowesWebsite: lewishowes.com

Pete Meyers

Dr. Pete Meyers

Marketing Scientist at Moz

As Non-resident Resident Marketing Scientist at SEOmoz, my job is to make data cool. I've always believed that the best ideas and the best data are useless unless you can communicate them, and so it's my mission to explore strange new data and boldly blog where no one has blogged before.

Prior to SEOmoz, I've been a nearly lifelong coder, cognitive psychologist, and reluctant entrepreneur. I've worn many hats, but never a beret. I’ve always been fascinated by putting the right tools to work for people, whether it’s technology or the human mind.

Twitter: @dr_peteWebsite: drpete.co

Andrea Vahl

Andrea Vahl

Social Media Consultant, Strategist, and Speaker – Specializing in Facebook Marketing

I am a Social Media Consultant and Speaker who is passionate about helping small businesses understand and leverage the power of social media to actually grow their business.  I co-authored the book Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies and  I was the Community Manager for Social Media Examiner for over two years.

I also double as Grandma Mary – Social Media Edutainer, but more about her later.  I’m also the co-founder of Social Media Manager School, an online training course that has helped over 500 students learn how to start their own business as a social media manager or consultant.

I love speaking and training and speak at many events all over the country and on webinars.  Find out more about hiring me as a social media speaker.  I have been a guest blogger for Social Media Examiner, Copyblogger, and a contributor to iBlog Magazine.

Twitter: @AndreaVahlWebsite: andreavahl.com

Joe Pulizzi

Joe Pulizzi

Founder at Content Marketing Institute, Author of Content Inc., Speaker & Entrepreneur

Joe Pulizzi, author, speaker and evangelist, is a content marketing expert dedicated to helping companies grow profits by creating better content. One of the founders of the content marketing movement, Joe launched what is now the Content Marketing Institute back in 2007 as a true online resource for those interested in content marketing and brand storytelling. Joe started using the term "content marketing" back in 2001.

CMI publishes Chief Content Officer magazine and produces Content Marketing World, the premier international event for content marketing – now the largest content marketing event in the world. CMI also produces additional CMW events in Europe and Australia.

Twitter: @JoePulizziWebsite: contentmarketinginstitute.com

Jon Loomer

Jon Loomer

Facebook Marketing Strategist | Facebook Ads Optimization | Facebook Metrics Master | Consultant | Blogger

I started Jon Loomer Digital in the fall of 2011 with the goal of helping other businesses maximize "social media that makes a difference." In a little over 17 months, I've built a profitable, self-branded business around a website that has generated 4 Million page views.

In January of 2013, JonLoomer.com was recognized as one of Social Media Examiner's Top 10 Social Media Blogs of 2013. It is simply the most complete online resource of advanced Facebook marketing tips and tutorials, updated on nearly a daily basis.

Offline, my area of expertise is Facebook Business Coaching.

Twitter: @jonloomerWebsite: jonloomer.com

Aleyda Solis Duarte

Aleyda Solis Duarte

International SEO Consultant & Founder at Orainti

With more than 7 years of experience doing Search Engine Optimization for European, American and Latin-American companies, I'm an International SEO Consultant -service that I provide through my company Orainti-, co-founder of Tribalytics -a social influencers marketing tool-, and a Moz Associate.

I've had the opportunity to participate as a speaker in SEO conferences and talks such as MozCon in Seattle, SearchLove London, SMX London & Munich, SES London, SEO Campus Paris, BrightonSEO, KahenaCon Jerusalem, OMCap Berlin, Congreso Web, Congreso SEO Profesional, Search Congress Barcelona or Campus Party Valencia.

Systems engineer with an E-Commerce Master by the University of Salamanca, I also collaborates as a teacher in the Search Engine Master of the Pompeu Fabra University, the SEO Master at KSchool in Madrid and blog for State of Digital.

Twitter: @aleydaWebsite: aleydasolis.com

Kim Garst

Kim Garst

Live Streaming Strategist ♦ Social Selling Pro ♦ Twitter Expert ♦ Keynote Speaker ♦ Brand Ambassador

I have owned an online business for 20+ years and have built my reputation as a leading authority on digital marketing and specifically, social selling over the past five years. I focus heavily on speaking and training business owners worldwide on social selling strategies.

On January 13, 2015, my newest book, Will the Real You Please Stand Up: Show Up, Be Authentic, and Prosper in Social Media was launched and, on day one, become an international best seller in multiple categories.

I am extremely passionate about sharing my knowledge around digital media, social media and especially, social selling as a way to grow your business.

Twitter: @kimgarstWebsite: kimgarst.com

Chris Ducker

Chris Ducker

Virtual CEO, Serial Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author, Blogger, Podcaster

In 2000 Chris up-rooted himself, and moved to the Philippines where he has resided since – currently overseeing the daily operations of his group of companies, the Live2Sell Group which houses three subsidiaries and almost 300 full-time employees.

As someone that has the uncanny ability to empathise extremely well with other like-minded entrepreneurs, Chris is also a highly sought after international keynote speaker, as well as a popular entrepreneurial blogger and podcaster.

Chris has been featured in Entrepreneur countless times, as well as in Forbes, Inc.com, Business Insider, the Huffington Post and has graced the covers of Empowered Entrepreneur and Foundr magazines. He recently made Entrepreneur Magazine's Top 50 Online Marketing Influencers of 2014 list.

Twitter: @chrisduckerWebsite: chrisducker.com

David Airey

David Airey

Graphic designer, writer

If your company needs a distinctive and enduring visual identity, one that brings you closer to your business goals by attracting your ideal customers and colleagues, it’ll be a pleasure to hear from you.

I’m a graphic designer and very occasional writer who specialises in the design of brand identities. Self-employed since 2005, I work from my studio in Bangor, Northern Ireland, where I enjoy collaborating with companies of all sizes all over the world.

Twitter: @DavidAireyWebsite: davidairey.co.uk

Kristi Hines

Kristi Hines

Freelance writer, blogger, and ghostwriter specializing in blog content, ebooks, and lead magnets for businesses.

I am a freelance writer and professional blogger who has been covering business and online marketing topics since 2008.

After establishing my blog Kikolani, I began to expand my reach by contributing popular online publications including Search Engine Journal, Search Engine Watch, and Social Media Examiner. Around the same time, I entered the world of freelance writing and started working with awesome companies including KISSmetrics, Sprout Social, and Unbounce.

Since then, I've had the pleasure of helping many more amazing companies with content development including American Express, Bigcommerce, Capital One, CrazyEgg, Digital Marketer, FreshBooks, HubSpot, iAcquire, and SumAll. My freelance writing portfolio contains over 1,000 articles that have generated over 700k social shares.

In addition to developing content, I have an audience of over 100k fans and followers across Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and Pinterest. This allows me to distribute the content I create for clients to help them reach new audiences and grow awareness for their businesses, products, and services.

Twitter: @kikolaniWebsite: kirstihines.com

Derek Halpern

Derek Halpern

Entrepreneur

Derek is an expert marketer and entrepreneur.

After building several successful websites in various niches (entertainment, fashion, etc.), he’s refocused on what he loves most: Building and Marketing Businesses.

You’ll find that his approach to marketing is effective. He developed it over the past few years, and it has helped him build a few wildly popular websites, one of which attracted more than 1,000,000 pageviews in a single day.

More specifically, he uses the perfect blend of data driven marketing (conversion rates, academic research, and personal case studies) and content marketing to get traffic, attract customers, and sell products online.

Twitter: @derekhalpernWebsite: socialtriggers.com

Ryan Deiss

Ryan Deiss

Ryan Deiss is the Founder of DigitalMarketer.com…He Knows How To Sell Stuff Online

Hi, I'm Ryan Deiss…I sell stuff on the Internet.

Ryan Deiss is the Founder and Publisher of DigitalMarketer.com, and Managing Partner at Idea Incubator LP. Ryan has launched over a dozen business in the media/publishing space, and today he spends most of his time advising companies on how they can use digital marketing to get more leads and customers.

Twitter: @ryandeissWebsite: digitalmarketer.com

Matthew Barby

Matthew Barby

Global Head of Growth & SEO at HubSpot

An award winning digital marketing specialising in developing growth strategies for businesses of all sizes. Previously worked with Blue Chip companies through to local businesses across a range of industries.

Industry speaker and lecturer for the Digital Marketing Institute, as well as a regular columnist for a number of marketing publications, including Marketing Land, Moz and Search Engine Journal.

Has been featured on Entrepreneur.com, Forbes, The Guardian, Social Media Today, TechRadar and many more.

Twitter: @matthewbarbyWebsite: matthewbarby.com

Pam Moore

Pam Moore

CEO / Partner / Co-Founder Social Media Digital Marketing Agency / Keynote Speaker

Who is Pam? A passionate marketing, social media, brand and internet enthusiast with 15+ years experience building brands, communities and businesses with winning integrated Go To Market and Social Media Strategies and tactics to increase awareness, sales, and maximize ROI in both B2B and B2C markets.

Expert in developing and executing comprehensive marketing, business and social media strategies that deliver results, drive revenue and positive ROI.

Social media consultant dissects & transforms mundane technical, boring content into a compelling customer value message that drips with relevancy and leaves people wanting more!

Twitter: @PamMktgNutWebsite: pammarketingnut.com

Howard Jacobson

Howard Jacobson

Health Writer | Online Marketing Strategist | Business Coach | Shaman | Ecological Gardener

Howie Jacobson, PhD is the author of AdWords For Dummies, published by Wiley and available wherever fine books, cheesy calendars, and overpriced brownies are sold. Or you can save yourself a trip to the mall and get a copy from amazon.

Howie has been teaching students and advising clients on profiting from AdWords since 2003, which is like 28 years in the real world.

He has taught internet marketing and sales strategy at the Glazer-Kennedy Peak Performers Meeting, Ken McCarthy’s System Seminar, Perry Marshall‘s AdWords Seminar, and Vital Learning’s annual conference.

He is the creator of Leads into Gold, a home-study course on direct marketing and lead generation and is a co-creator of The System Seminar’s Smart Beginners Course.

He is the creator of the Look Over My Shoulder (LOMS) AdWords Success Video Series, the AdWords Checkmate Method, Traffic Surge, and AdWords Ball.

Twitter: @askhowieWebsite: askhowie.com

Murray Newlands

Murray Newlands

Entrepreneur, Founder Due.com , Venture Advisor at Nothingsfund, Contributor Forbes

Murray Newlands FRSA is an entrepreneur, business advisor and speaker. Newlands is also an adviser to the Draper Nexus Network of Things Fund that invests in IOT companies. He gives practice advice from the 1000’s of pitches he has heard for entrepreneurs and startups to grow their companies, get investment and succeed.

Newlands received a Bachelor of Laws and he is qualified as a Lawyer. He gained his Green Card by being recognized by the US government as an “alien of extraordinary ability.” Newlands is the author of “Online Marketing: A User’s Manual” published by John Wiley & Sons.

Twitter: @murraynewlandsWebsite: due.com

Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn

Owner of Flynndustries, LLC

I currently blog at The Smart Passive Income Blog which has recently become one of the fastest growing blogs in the online marketing and blogging industry. I also host The Smart Passive Income Podcast, which was at one point the #3 overall business podcast in iTunes, ahead of podcasts from well-known public figures and authors, including Oprah, Suze Orman and Jim Cramer.

My blog and podcast is about how I experiment with making money online and what I've learned along the way – making sure to reveal all aspects of the particular business I'm focused on, the good and bad, the wins and the losses, so that others who may be interested in getting started with their businesses online will have a truthful, transparent, authentic and non-hyped look into what is involved and what to expect.

As a result of my experiments and case studies on my blog, I have built several other businesses including an iPhone application development company, a number of niche sites, and an income stream from affiliate marketing on the site as well.

Twitter: @PatFlynnWebsite: smartpassiveincome.com

John Lee Dumas

John Lee Dumas

Founder of EOFire

John Lee Dumas is the Founder and Host of EntrepreneurOnFire, awarded 'Best of iTunes 2013'. John interviews today's most inspiring and successful Entrepreneurs 7-days a week and has been featured in Forbes, INC, & TIME Magazine.

John has turned EntrepreneurOnFire into a business that generates over $200,000 a month & shares all the detials via his monthly income reports at EOFire.com/income.

John also founded the #1 Podcasting community in the world; Podcasters' Paradise; a community where over 1200 Podcasters learn how to create, grow, and monetize their podcast in a supportive environment.

Twitter: @johnleedumasWebsite: eofire.com

Andrew Betts

Andrew Betts

C Suite Marketing | Content | Strategy and PR

A c-level, full stack, marketing professional with an outstanding track record of success in management and commercial/enterprise development across all elements of the modern day hybrid marketing stack.

I have 20 years international marketing, technology and media experience working in digital markets . I have helped grow many of the industries leading consultancy and technology start-ups (London and Silicon Valley) and have also worked with many of the world’s leading brands and media agencies. In additional I have 15 years digital marketing experience prospecting, winning, and managing over £300m of business, growing business to a record 3000% growth, and managing teams in excess of 20+ professionals.

Professional, pro-active, and results orientated, I have taken VP responsibility in a multitude of hybrid roles collaborating across all areas of business and at various phases of critical business growth.

I also report, write, and ghost write for CEO's, and have appeared in publications such as Forbes, Huffington Post, WSJ, Content Marketing Institute and many more digital publications across the globe.

Twitter: @andybetts1Website: linkedin.com/in/bettsandy

Matt Sawyer

Matt Sawyer

Head Of Digital Marketing And Social Media

Online marketing strategist and search engine optimisation specialist with a background in traditional (offline) marketing and display advertising.

Currently formulating and implementing inclusive brand aware online marketing strategies for a wide range of companies in competitive industries.

Twitter: @mattukWebsite: datadial.com

Tim Grice

Tim Grice

CEO at Branded3

I have over 10 years of experience in digital marketing, working with global brands to deliver growth strategies across earned and paid media channels.

I am a regular speaker & blogger and love giving back to the industry in the form of strategies, insights and opinions.

My current role is guiding the strategy for Branded3 and working with a fantastic team of people to deliver globally recognised campaigns and services for our clients.

Twitter: @Tim_GriceWebsite: seowizz.net

Jay Abraham

Jay Abraham

Business Growth Strategist | $9.4 Billion Bottom Line Growth for Clients | 15,000 Success Stories | CEO at Abraham Group

Jay Abraham is a prominent solution strategist and marketing consultant. He’s been a trusted advisor and business growth strategist to businesses from the SMB level all the way up to the INC 500 as well as the Fortune 500 for the last 30 years.

As a pragmatic visionary, who also has tactical insight as well as real world experience – Jay has the unique ability to view problems that are often seen as complex and deduce them to their most bare elements in an effort to come up with a reasonable and practical solution. He has been exceptionally successful at what he does for others and as a result has produced thousands of success stories and has spawned an entire generation of marketing consultants and experts.

Twitter: @RealJayAbrahamWebsite: abraham.com

Dan Kennedy

Dan Kennedy

Marketing Strategist, Author

Dan S. Kennedy – renowned world-wide as an author, speaker, trusted marketing advisor, and serial, successful, multi-millionaire entrepreneur. Private clients from across the globe – running businesses from $1-million to $1-billion in size – have relied on his expertise as a consultant and coach to help them grow and prosper.

Using his real world experience, where results rule and marketing dollars can't be wasted on theory, he wanted to help entrepreneurs and small business owners put an end to wasting their time and money on marketing strategies that don't work and rescue them from the frustration His unique “Renegade” approach integrates classic lead generation advertising with proven multi-step, multi-media follow-up – producing a flood of leads, customers, and profits.

Twitter: @theofficialgkicWebsite: dankennedy.com

Rich Schefren

Rich Schefren

Owner, Strategic Profit Systems

Rich Schefren is an entrepreneur with an education in accountancy and strategic planning. He has a proven track record of business development and marketing excellence.

Schefren is a graduate from Case Western Reserve University and seemed set on a career in strategic planning with the prestigious Arthur Anderson firm, from whom he had won college scholarships. It was an opportunity that many would have appreciated but in 1994 he left Arthur Anderson to rescue the ailing family clothing business.

Twitter: @richschrefenWebsite: strategicprofits.com

Brad Fallon

Brad Fallon

CEO at uQast

Pioneer and thought leader in digital marketing. Responsible for several of the top Internet marketing product launches, including the StomperNet $12.1 million first day sales record for online training and information publishing companies.

Started Internet business in basement in 2004 and exceeded $30 million in annual online sales by 2006. Companies included KateAspen.com, $20+ million annual revenue (co-founder and CEO from 2004-2007) and StomperNet.com, $30 million revenue since 2006 (co-founder and president). Total online revenues, over $114 million, include both physical and digital products.

Twitter: @BradFallonWebsite: uQuast.com

John Reese

John Reese

SVP, Marketing at Mavenlink

I have a passion for technology and have been fortunate to spend the last 20 years marketing exciting B2B technology and SaaS businesses, ranging from Fortune 500 to early-stage companies. The last 15+ years I’ve been helping early-stage software firms challenge the market and grow rapidly. Currently I’m honored to serve as Senior Vice President of Marketing at Mavenlink. Mavenlink is an innovative SaaS-based project and resource management app (recently recognized by Gartner as a 2015 Cool Vendor) that’s helping professional services organizations better operate and perform in an increasingly networked world.

Prior to Mavenlink, I led marketing and sales development at Velocify, a fast-growing leader in the sales technology industry, helping the company reposition and grow significantly while there. I also spent 10+ years building and leading the global marketing efforts of HireRight, helping take the company from start-up to successful IPO and $300 million plus market leader.

Twitter: @ReeseSupWebsite: mavenlink.com

Ewen Chia

Ewen Chia

CEO at The Online Guru Pte Ltd

Ewen Chia has been marketing on the internet since 1997 and is widely regarded as one of the early internet marketing pioneers.

Some of his online businesses include AutopilotProfits.com, CopyPasteIncome.com, CompleteBusinessSetUp.com, Autorespond.com and SuperAffiliates.com.

Ewen’s mission is to teach internet entrepreneurship and internet marketing as a vehicle for business building, branding, income generation and lead generation.

Twitter: @the_onlineguruWebsite: ewenchia.com

Dennis Goedegebuure

Dennis Goedegbuure

VP Growth & SEO at Fanatics, Inc.

I'm Dennis Goedegebuure, working for Fanatics Inc. in San Francisco.

Prior to Fanatics, I was at Airbnb, as the head of global SEO, & Geeknet, Vice president Internet Marketing, and eBay, where I was for 9+ years in various roles in the Internet Marketing team.

While working on Global SEO strategies, I developed some successful content marketing campaigns. The year 2014 was quite successful, with multiple campaigns breaking new records and setting the new benchmark for Airbnb marketing.

Twitter: @TheNextCornerWebsite: thenextcorner.com

Brendon Burchard

Brendon Burchard

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author. Top 100 Most Followed Public Figure on Facebook

BRENDON BURCHARD is one of the most influential personal development trainers of our time, and in the Top 100 Most Followed Public Figures on Facebook.

He is a #1 New York Times bestselling author whose books include THE MOTIVATION MANIFESTO, THE CHARGE, THE MILLIONAIRE MESSENGER, and LIFE'S GOLDEN TICKET.

His YouTube show is the most watched self-help series on the web, and his motivational podcast debuted at #1 across all categories in iTunes. His videos, newsletters, posts and appearances now inspire over 10 million people per week worldwide.

Twitter: @Tim_GriceWebsite: seowizz.net

Do you think we’ve got them all? Is there anyone you’d like to see here? Or do you believe that you should be in the list?

Go the comments section or to the Twitter profile @UsabilityTools and tell us what you think – we’ll gladly make additions!

Be sure to spread the word around and share the list – everyone should benefit! See you next week.

Disclosure: All profile pictures of experts were taken from their official profiles in social media such as Twitter or LinkedIn.


Piotr Koczorowski

Written by Piotr Koczorowski

Quirky, funny and energetic young blogger from Poland with a passion for video games, contemporary American literature, chillwave music, and pizza. Between studying Translation Studies at a Polish university, Piotr works at UsabilityTools where he blogs about UX and goes overboard with puns and cultural references. In his free time he dreams of space travel (and pizza.)


  • heidicohen

    W00t!

    Thank you so much for including me with such amazing talent. I love that the list includes a diverse group of influencers.

    The one person I think is missing from this list is Andy Crestodina of Orbit Media. He’s a go-to guy on digital marketing that makes complex topic easy to understand.

    Happy marketing,
    Heidi Cohen

  • http://kristihines.com/ Kristi Hines

    Thanks for including me in this great list Piotr! :)

  • https://www.oscilloskope.com/ Danielle_Oscilloskope

    Wow! Very useful this list! Thanks for sharing :)

Ready to empower your website's potential?