29 Inspiring Digital Experts You must stalk to Become Smart Marketer

I was thinking to share you the secret of my learning. As I told you earlier that I like to self-learn the stuff but even for self-learning you should have the knowledge of good resources. I have figured out some digital marketing experts who improving me every day since 5 years.

People often ask me from where you are getting all information. So, I thought why should not I share my bookmarked list with you.

One other thing it is just my favourite list, I am not an authority figure who rate the expertise of experts. It might possible some of the awesome people existing on the planet and I don’t know him or her. In that case, you can add up the list in the comment section. It will be a great value addition.

Thought Leaders Who Inspire the Digital Marketing World

1. Seth Godin

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Seth Godin is a marketer, author, entrepreneur and public speaker. Seth has coined the term permission marketing which is inspirational thought for may marketers. He has written several books Tribes and Linchpin are his two best-selling books, while Free Prize Inside was a Forbes Business Book of the Year in 2004.

In April 2016, Godin’s book, All Marketers Are Liars, was selected by Forbes contributor Carine Alexis as one of six essential books every marketer should have on their shelf.

Apart from Seth writes a blog post every day you can follow his blog here.

You can find several public speaking videos on YouTube also.

2. Gary Vaynerchuk

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Gary Vaynerchuk is rockstar marketer who has adopted Digital Marketing as early as 1998 and grown his family business from $3 Million to $60 Million in just five years.

He is shouter and hustler, you can find him on every available digital channel. He is four-time New York Times bestselling author, speaker and internationally recognised internet personality.

His all four books (Crush It!, The Thank You Economy, Jab, Jab, Jab, Right-Hook, AskGaryVee: One Entrepreneur’s Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness ) are full of insights.

Vaynerchuk is an angel investor or advisor to Uber, Birchbox, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, among others. He is a regular keynote speaker at global entrepreneurship and technology conferences.

Apple and Propagate announced the launch of Planet of the Apps, a reality television series with a recurring cast that includes Vaynerchuk.

He hosts The #AskGaryVee Show  where he answers the views questions. It is very simple to follow Gary where ever you want, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Gary’s Website.

3. Mark Schaefer

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Mark W. Schaefer is a globally-recognized keynote speaker, educator, business consultant, and author who blogs at Business Grow dot com — one of the top marketing blogs of the world.

He is a faculty member of the graduate studies program at Rutgers University and is the author of five best-selling marketing books: Social Media ExplainedReturn On InfluenceBorn to Blog, The Content Code, and The Tao of Twitter, the best-selling book on Twitter in the world. His latest book is KNOWN which is about the personal branding.

His Marketing companion podcast which he hosts along with Tom Webster is simply superb and insightful. I always find some new values in it.

You can find him at Businessgrow.com   and  Twitter.

4. Mitch Joel

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Mitch Joel is a journalist and publicist. He is president of Twist Image, a digital marketing agency and president and a founding partner of Distort Entertainment.

He began blogging in September 2003, posting at Six Pixels of Separation – The Twist Image Blog. In May, 2006, he launched a weekly podcast. Both the blog and podcast focus on the intersection of digital marketing and personal branding.

Joel was named one of the twenty most influential authorities in the world on the topic of blog marketing by the UK-based research firm Onalytica.

He is an author of two best-selling books Six Pixel of Separation and Ctrl Alt Delete: Reboot Your Business. Reboot Your Life. Your Future Depends on It

You should follow his blog Twist Image and Mirum Podcast Six pixel of Separation.

5. Jay Bear

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Jay Baer is an American marketing consultant, speaker, and the author of the New York Times bestselling book.

He is the founder of ConvinceAndConvert.com, one of the world’s most popular online resources for marketers and business owners, visited more than 3 million times per year.

Jay is also the co-host of the Social Pros podcast, named best marketing podcast in the 2015 Content Marketing Awards.

Follow Jay on Twitter.

Digital Marketing Generalist From Whom You can Learn Performance Marketing

6. Neil Patel

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Neil Patel is a co-founder of Crazy EggHello Bar and KISSmetrics. He helps companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom grow their revenue.

He is master of long form content. If you truly want to understand growth hacking then keep following his blog.

You can follow him on his Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Podcast

7. Larry Kim

Larry Kim Digital marketing

Larry Kim is the founder of WordStream and a regular contributor to the Internet Marketing Blog, which covers internet marketing, social media and other topics.

Larry has also contributed articles to many industry websites, blogs and magazines including Website Magazine, Search Marketing Standard, Search Engine Journal, DM News, Marketing Profs, Search Engine Watch, and others.

Larry has been writing, blogging about internet marketing for seven years and has been featured in Wired Magazine, CNET, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Search Engine Land, and many other publications. Prior to WordStream, Larry worked at Progress Software as a Marketing Director.

You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

Web Analytics Gurus who will simplify the complexity of Web Analytics

8. Avinash Kaushik

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Avinash Kaushik is an Indian entrepreneur, author, public speaker and digital marketing evangelist at Google. In his writing and speaking, Kaushik has championed the principle of aggregation of marginal gains and encouraged the pursuit of simplifying perceived complexity in the field of data analytics

Kaushik co-founded Market Motive Inc., which provides online education and certification in six Internet disciplines such as Search Engine Optimisation, Paid Search Advertising, Social Media, Web Analytics, Conversion & Public Relations.

He has written two Book (Web Analytics: An Hour A Day and Web Analytics 2.0) on Web Analytics is not less that Web Analytics Bible.

You can follow him on his Blog, Twitter, Facebook.

9. Christopher Penn

Christopher Penn Analytics

Christopher S. Penn is the author of the best-selling book Marketing White Belt: Basics for the Digital Marketer. He has been featured as a leading authority on new media and marketing in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, BusinessWeek and US News and World Report, PBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News, and ABC News and more. In 2012 and 2013, Forbes Magazine recognised him as one of the top 50 most influential people in social media and digital marketing.

He is a founding member of IBM’s Watson Analytics Predictioneers, co-founder of the groundbreaking PodCamp Conference, and co-host of the Marketing Over Coffee marketing podcast.

You can follow him on His Website, Twitter, Facebook.

Follow the world best SEOs

10. Rand Fishkin

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Rand Fishkin is the co-founder and Wizard of Moz. He co-authored the Art of SEO from O’Reilly Media and was named on the 40 Under 40 List and 30 Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs Under 30.

Rand has been written about in The Seattle Times, Newsweek and PC World among others and keynoted conferences on search around the world. He’s particularly passionate about the Moz blog, read by tens of thousands of search professionals each day.

He does a famous White Board Friday on YouTube.

You can follow Rand on Moz, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube.

11. Danny Sullivan

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Danny Sullivan is the Chief Content Officer at Third Door Media, and co-founder of Search Engine Land, an industry publication that covers news and information about search engines, and search marketing, SEO and SEM topics.

Third Door Media also produces Marketing Land, a sister website that covers broader digital marketing topics including social media, display advertising, email marketing, analytics, mobile, and marketing technology. Search Engine Land and Marketing Land are owned by Third Door Media, of which Danny Sullivan is a partner and chief content officer.

You can follow Danny on Twitter

12. Brian Dean

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Brian Dean is the founder of Backlingo. I personally admire him a lot for his simplistic and go-to-execute ideas.

After failing with his first five online business, Brian finally struck gold with a site in the personal finance space in 2012. He created Backlinko to teach the lessons he learned along the way.

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.

You can follow his Blog or Twitter Handle

13. Eric Enge

Eric Enge SEO

Eric Enge is a search engine optimisation (SEO) expert, the founder and CEO of Stone Temple Consulting, a published author, and public speaker at search industry conferences.

Eric Enge co-authored The Art of SEO (Theory in Practice) with Stephan Spencer, Rand Fishkin and Jessie Stricchiola.

Enge contributes to a number of SEO-related websites including columns on Search Engine Land, Marketing Land, and Moz (formerly SEOmoz). He also is a contributor to Forbes, Convince and Convert, Social Media Today, and Copyblogger.

You can follow him on Twitter

Content Marketer from whom you can learn, how to get great ROI by investing in Content

14. Joe Pulizzi

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Joe Pulizzi is an entrepreneur, speaker, author and podcaster. He’s the founder of multiple startups, including the Content Marketing Institute (CMI), a UBM Company, the leading content marketing educational resource for enterprise brands, recognised as the fastest growing business media company by Inc. magazine in 2014.

He has written several books, I recommend “Content Inc.: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Radically Successful Businesses’ a must read one.

he writes a column for Entrepreneur.com and is a LinkedIn Influencer. You can also hear Joe on his podcasts, “This Old Marketing” and “Content Inc.

You can follow Joe Twitter handle

15. Brian Clark 

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Brian Clark is CEO of Rainmaker Digital, founder of Copyblogger, host of Unemployable, and curator of Further.

Brian success story is being mentioned by Seth Godin in his book. Brian started Copyblogger as a web blog and converted that into the multimillion business.

You can follow Brian’s Twitter handle and subscribe Copyblogger newsletter.

16. Jeff Bullas

Jeff Bullas content marketing

Jeff is a digital entrepreneur, a marketing blogger, keynote speaker, digital strategist, consultant and best-selling author. He works with companies and executives to grow their online personal and businesses through social, digital and marketing automation.

His blog receives over 5 million visitors a year and has spent most of his business career involved with information technologies, telecommunications and the web.

Follow him on Twitter, Linkedin, Blog.

17. Ann Handley

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Ann Handley is a veteran of creating and managing digital content to build relationships for organisations and individuals. Ann is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller  Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content  and co-author of the best-selling book on content marketing, Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business .

She is the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs; a LinkedIn Influencer; a keynote speaker, mom, and writer.

Follow her on Twitter.

Social Media Marketing experts, You can’t afford to miss

18. Mike Stelzner

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Michael Stelzner is the founder of Social Media Examiner, author of the books Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition and Writing White Papers: How to Capture Readers and Keep Them Engaged, the popular Social Media Marketing Industry Report, and the man behind large summits, such as the Social Media Success Summit. He is also a host of the Social Media Marketing podcast show.

Follow him on Facebook, Twitter and must subscribe Social Media Examiner Newsletter.

19. Guy Kawasaki

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Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. He is a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz  and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley). He was the chief evangelist of Apple and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation. He is also the author of The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and nine other books.

Follow him on Twitter, Facebook.

20. Kim Garst

Kim Garst Social Media Marketing

Kim Garst is the Founder and CEO of Boom! Social, a personal branding and social media business consulting firm. She is the author of “The Quick and Easy Guide to Branding Your Business and Creating Massive Sales with Pinterest”

Follow Kim’s Twitter Handle and website

21. Pam Moore

Pam Moore Social Media Marketing

Pam is CEO and Founder, Marketing Nutz, a training and consulting agency specialising in social media, branding, and digital marketing. Pam helps entrepreneurs to Fortune 50 brands develop and implement integrated digital marketing, social media, influencer and content marketing programs.

I love her Podcast Social Zoom Factor.

Follow her on Twitter

Crush your competition on Facebook

22. Mari Smith

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Mari Smith is one of the world’s leading social media thought leaders. Mari is a widely-recognized social media speaker and trainer, author of The New Relationship Marketing, and coauthor of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day.

She regularly updates and teaches how to grow the business through Facebook.

You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Blog.

23. Jon Loomer

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Jon Loomer is a Facebook marketing coach, author, speaker and strategist. He became an early user of Facebook for business purposes while working for the National Basketball Association in 2007. Jon launched Jon Loomer Digital in late 2011, and in little more than a year established JonLoomer.com as well as his Facebook page as go-to resources for Facebook marketing research, guides and tutorials.

JonLoomer.com was recognised as one of Social Media Examiner’s Top 10 Social Media Blogs of 2013, 2014 & 2015.  It is simply a complete online resource of advanced Facebook marketing tips and tutorials, updated on nearly a daily basis.

You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter, his website.

Be the Rockstar of Instagram

24. Sue B. Zimmerman

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Sue B. Zimmerman, aka the #InstagramGal and #TheInstagramExpert, is an Online Business Promotional Expert and a master at Instagram for Business. She teaches entrepreneurs, business execs, and marketing professionals how powerful Instagram for business can be. Sue B. is the founder of the online Instagram course Insta-Results & Insta-Expert, the author of the #1 eBook Instagram Basics for your Business, a Speaker and Business Coach. She also is the founder of SueB.Do & Sue B. Zimmerman Enterprise.

With her extensive knowledge of social media, her ease and comfort with people, and her creative eye for branding, Sue B. is the master at connecting and empowering others to be successful entrepreneurs and marketing gurus. She’s found a really awesome niche teaching social media to clients and absolutely loves the power of Instagram. It has helped her to build her own network and increase sales and she is inspired to teach others what she knows. She also helps entrepreneurs launch and grows their own businesses. By embracing new technologies, there is a sea of possibility waiting for savvy entrepreneurs to navigate.

Follow Sue on Website, Facebook, Twitter,

Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest

Don’t Underestimate The Power of Pinterest, explore it

25. Anna C. Bennett

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Power influencer and social media strategist Anna Bennett is the owner of White Glove Social Media and co-founder of True North Marketing. As a Pinterest expert, she helps businesses supercharge traffic and sales growth with Pinterest.

You can follow Anna’s website, Pinterest.

Twitter still works for businesses

26. Madalyn Sklar

Madalyn Sklar Twitter Marketing

Madalyn Sklar is the host of the #TwitterSmarter Twitter chat and podcast, and weekly #SocialROI chat. She blogs, creates, speaks, and teaches courses at MadalynSkar.com. A business coach, consultant, and Twitter marketing expert, Madalyn is a real force to be reckoned with.

Follow her on Twitter, Facebook.

Linkedin gives Most Sophisticated Targeting for B2b businesses

27. Viveka von Rosen

Viveka von Rosen Linkedin marketing

Viveka is an author of “LinkedIn Marketing: Hour A Day”, and listed on two of Forbes “Most Influential Social Media” lists. She is also a host of #LinkedInChat and co-moderator of LinkedStrategies.

Follow Viveka on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook.

Youtube is second biggest search engine, learn to take leverage

28. Derral Eves

Derral Eves Youtube Marketing

Derral Eves is a YouTube and Video Marketing consultant with a large amount of his background in social media, mobile, and video marketing. He has worked with some of the biggest YouTube channels, brands and businesses in the world.

He started this channel to share his passion and knowledge about YouTube with the world. Derral Eves is also one of a few people that are Certified by YouTube for Audience Growth.

Follow him on YouTube

Without Building a Brand You Can’t Survive

29. Marty Neumeier

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Marty Neumeier is an American author and speaker who writes on the topics of brand, design, innovation, and creativity. He currently serves as Director of Transformation for Liquid Agency, a branding agency headquartered in San Jose, California.

I highly recommend you to read his books (The Brand Gap, Zag and The Brand Flip )

You can follow him on Twitter

Final words

So friends how did you find the list of experts, if you can add up to the list, it will be a great help for all the digital marketing student and professionals. Though I will keep updating this.

Share you view on comment section.

Anand

I am Passionate "Digital Marketing practitioner". I have the fair amount of experience in the traditional way of marketing & Brand building too.

Since 5 years I am self-learning this tech-based online marketing practice and ideas.

The purpose of this blog to share and receive the information and ideas to my community.

Prior to take formal education in Marketing Management. I studied History and India culture.

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