The marketing industry is constantly in flux. It becomes nerve wrecking to keep a track of all the updates that are taking place on a daily basis.
This one industry where you must constantly learn from top experts and carefully observe what all bits of advice they have in store for you.
Following great marketers is one thing. The second essential thing is to have the ability to classify between the ‘real’ great marketers and the pseudo ones. The more valuable information you consume, the better it is.
These are the top 10 great marketers who you must follow to master the art of marketing:
He is a New York Times Bestselling author. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies. He was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama.
The co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar and Kissmetrics has worked with giants like Amazon, NBC, HP, and Viacom grow their revenue.
Seth is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, and speaker. In addition to launching one of the most popular blogs in the world, he has written 18 best-selling books, including The Dip, Linchpin, Purple Cow, Tribes, and What To Do When It’s Your Turn (And It’s Always Your Turn).
Though renowned for his writing and speaking, Seth also founded two companies, Squidoo and Yoyodyne (acquired by Yahoo!).
By focusing on everything from effective marketing and leadership, to the spread of ideas and changing everything, Seth has been able to motivate and inspire countless people around the world.
Facebook’s designated “Small Business and Facebook Marketing Expert”; Forbes’ #4 “Top Social Media Power Influencer” and Dun & Bradstreet Credibility’s “Top Ten Most Influential Small Business People on Twitter”.
Mari Smith International delivers a variety of the most effective and engaging social media training, consulting and thought-leadership in the industry.
Mari regularly leads ‘Flash’ courses: short and snappy how-to video tutorials that teach you exactly what you need to know about the latest Facebook updates. Facebook Ad Optimization, Custom Audiences, Facebook Pixel, Live Video for Business, Messenger for Business, Instant Articles and more.
Larry Kim founded WordStream in 2007. Today WordStream is a multi-million-dollar company with over 2,000 customers across dozens of industries. Currently, he is working as the CEO of MobileMonkey. He is an expert in SEO, Facebook Advertising, and PPC.
Larry was voted the most influential PPC expert in 2015, 2014 and 2013 according to the PPC Hero Blog. In 2015 Larry also won Search Marketer of the Year Awards from the US Search Awards and Search Engine Land.
Gary Vaynerchuk is the chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company, and the active CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency servicing Fortune 100 clients across the company’s 4 locations.
In the late 90s, after identifying “the internet” as a land-grab opportunity, Gary transitioned his father’s local liquor store into one of the first wine e-commerce platforms resulting in growing the family business from $3-60MM in sales during a 5-year period.
This 26-year-old award-winning entrepreneur with a strong 8 figure online business. He was recognized as the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by the United Nations. His goal is to create insightful and relevant content that you can put to work in your personal and professional life. If you have an online business — or want to have one, then his blog is for you.
Syed founded WPBeginner, the largest free WordPress resource site on the planet. He’s also the co-founder of OptinMonster, WPForms, and List25.
It is difficult to ignore Sujan Patel, Neil Patel’s brother when one is talking about top marketers of the world. He helps companies grow through my marketing agency, Web Profits and build & grow his own SaaS companies through Ramp Ventures.
In his 13 years of internet marketing, he has led the digital marketing strategy for companies like Sales Force, Mint, Zillow, Linkedin and many other Fortune 500 companies. Last year he helped drive 8.2 million unique visitors to his client’s sites. Sujan’s book on growth hacking, “100 Days of Growth,” sold over 35,000 copies.
Sujan is an avid blogger and writes 6 blog posts a week for publications like Forbes, WSJ, Inc and Entrepreneur Magazine. When Sujan isn’t working his normal 80 hour work weeks (13.3 hours a day, 6 days a week) you can find him at the gym in the early hours of the day or at the track racing cars and motorcycles.
Shama is the Founder and CEO of Zen Media, an award-winning web marketing and digital PR firm. Under her leadership, the company has grown to include a team of 30 and clients that range from publicly held, Fortune 500 companies to privately-held small businesses and non-profit organizations across the globe. Shama has been honored at both the White House and The United Nations as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs in the country.
She has experience across all mediums (TV, radio, online and print), and major networks turn to Shama as their primary correspondent for all things digital. She has appeared on MSNBC, Fox, Bloomberg, CBS, NPR, CNBC, CW, and over 1,000 other media outlets.
Backlinko was founded by Brian Dean, an internationally recognized SEO expert. Since launching Backlinko, Brian quickly made a name for himself by publishing insanely practical strategies that marketers can use to grow their online business. Backlinko is now one of the most popular marketing blogs online.
His effective SEO advice is why marketers from companies like Apple, Disney, IBM, and Amazon subscribe to his email newsletter. And his results-focused approach to SEO is likely why Inc recently said: “Brian is a really smart SEO guy who knows what’s he’s talking about because he lives it every day.”
John Loomer is for advanced Facebook marketers. He talks about all of the advanced topics associated with Facebook advertising, content and Insights. He also regularly records videos that go along with his blog posts.
A few years ago, 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 tutorials, updated on nearly a daily basis.