10 Social Media Marketing Experts to Follow

Connecting the community, as influencers.

Don’t miss your chance to gain internet marketing tips from the pros in the industry! We’ve compiled a list of our favorites in the social media marketing community. Here are our picks for 10 social media marketing experts you should know about (in no particular order):

1. Rebekah Radice

Who they are:
Rebekah is an award winning social media writer, strategist, author, speaker and Chief Marketing Officer at Post Planner. She helped co-found the #InfluencerChat on Twitter.

What you can learn:
You can learn a lot about social media marketing from her award winning blog and by following her on Twitter. She understands what works for marketing a business online successfully, and shares her insights on top strategies for social media marketing.

2Terra Walker Mrkulic

Who they are:
Terra is a Senior Social Media Marketing Manager at FreeWheel (a Comcast Company), a brand ambassador and an experienced social SME.

What you can learn:
You can keep up to date with the latest news in the online marketing industry by following her. She shares the latest on social media marketing, community engagement, blogging and more.

3.  Melonie Dodaro

Who they are:
Melonie is a LinkedIn expert, an international speaker, author of a bestseller, and CEO of Top Dog Social Media.

What you can learn:
If you are interested in learning more about LinkedIn and best practices, Melonie is definitely one to follow. She is also a great resource for the best practices of social selling and attracting new customers online.

4. Jeff Bullas

Who they are:
Jeff is a Social Media Marketing Strategist and speaker. He is considered to be the #1 content marketing influencer and was named one of the Top 10 Social Media Influencer by Forbes.

What you can learn:
His blog is an excellent resource for social media marketing, and it covers a wide ranging of topics such as content marketing, SEO, email marketing and blogging. He shares tips and strategies to help businesses get discovered online.

5. Guy Kawasaki

Who they are:
He is the Chief Evangelist of Canva (formerly chief evangelist of Apple), a keynote speaker and an author of thirteen books.

What you can learn:
Guy gives great insights on innovation, evangelism, social media and entrepreneurship. He also offers classes on Udemy, and Skillshare on business and entrepreneurship.

6. Lee Odden

Who they are:
He’s the CEO of TopRank Marketing, an author and public speaker.

What you can learn:
He is a great resource for learning about the following topics: content marketing, SEO, influencer marketing and web analytics.

7.  Gary Vaynerchuk

Who they are:
Gary Vaynerchuk is the CEO of Vayner Media, author, internet personality, entrepreneur and public speaker.

What you can learn:
His specialties include entrepreneurship and video marketing. He’s also a great source for insights on community management and brand building.

8. Jay Baer

Who they are:
Jay is a New York Times best-selling author, global keynote speaker and digital media entrepreneur. He is also the president of a strategy consulting firm.

What you can learn:
He gives his take on what works for big brands, the latest news in the social media marketing industry and creates great content for his audience. He also has a new eBook that he recently released for free about the 5 social media audiences brands cannot ignore. You can read it here.

9. Mike Stelzner

Who they are:
He’s the founder of Social Media Examiner, host of Social Media Marketing podcast, a mentor for social media strategists, and an internet marketing expert.

What you can learn:
The Social Media Examiner is one of the top resources on the internet for social media marketing insights and strategies. He shares his expert knowledge on marketing to audiences online as well as the latest news in the social media marketing community.

10. Chris Brogan

Who they are:
He’s the CEO of Owner Media Group, a New York Times Bestselling author, public speaker and business advisor.

What you can learn:
Chris loves to weigh in on how businesses can use social media and online communities to earn customers. You can also gain insights on project planning and project management by following him.

Those are some of the top social media experts we have on our list to watch. Who’s on yours?

1. http://www.forbes.com/sites/haydnshaughnessy/2012/01/25/who-are-the-top-50-social-media-power-influencers/
2. http://www.toprankblog.com/2014/01/linkedin-social-media-experts/

Written by Jennifer Mower

Jennifer Mower is a Digital Media Coordinator at Venerate Media Group. Based in Minneapolis, she recently attained a masters in Interactive media and specializes in social media campaigns, email marketing and graphic design. When not working, Jennifer enjoys researching the latest trends in internet marketing, spoiling her two Alaskan Klee Kai dogs, and eating chocolate chip cookies (there is no other kind).

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