This article was first published in 2019 and updated in 2020
From research gathered from various websites recent times and through Brand24, we have come up with top 10 digital marketing influencers in 2019 and 2020.
It is good to know that digital marketing industry growing faster with lot of changes accompany it.
There are top 10 digital influencers whose work have touch so many lives in the digital space through their articles, blogs, eBooks and more. So it’s good time we highlight some of them and their works.
As the digital marketing influencer career continue rise in leap and bound.
According to report from Influencer Marketing Hub, “91% of respondents believe influencer marketing is an effective form of marketing, and 63% were planning to increase their influencer marketing budget in 2020”
Have you discovered that the world of digital marketing is changing to becoming more and more dynamic in recent years? This shift is creating huge innovative career to digital marketing space globally. Like Influencer Marketing.
Digital brands now look for more influencers that best suit their campaign . Only the smart ones will likely survive, because they embrace the change in the digital marketing community.
Digital enable marketing brings us more profit than ever imagine in many years.
Out of top 100 digital marketers listed on Brand24 and the RELEVANT. We extracted top 10 of the experts to publish. These top digital marketers and influencers have touched so many live in this space.
Many of these experts we have listed here on the digital space have contributed greatly to millions and thousands of people lives within and outside digital marketing community.
They’ve created incredible contents, strategies and effective methods of DIGITAL MARKETING. Some of the categories they fall to are:
Social media marketing etc.
These are digital marketers you can follow to tell what is the path way. Their lifestyle, challenges, breakthrough, content marketing approach and much more.
We have listed top ten of these digital marketers, mentors, social influencers
and professionals whose achievement can motivate you.
This report is provided by BRAND24.COM in 2019
They are bloggers, podcasters, and speakers and so on.
10 DIGITAL MARKETERS OF THE YEAR- [2019-2020]
#1. GARY VAYNERCHUK
|Brand 24 influencer score||100|
|👥Social Media Reach||897,771,091|
|🗣️ Number Of Mentions||712,382|
|Number of interactions||11,593,508|
Gary Vaynerchuk is a successful businessman who owns VaynerMedia that provides services in paid media. Also CEO Empathy Wines. An influencer marketer, podcast holster and full service creator.
He’s been consistent on the social media for over 10 years sharing insight, tips and adding values to digital marketers. Gary has a straight forward approach and like sharing his personal story.
He’s a venture capitalist, investor in major social media companies, author of many books. Among top 20 digital marketers beyond social media. That is his influence has touched lives beyond the social media.
“If you’re not putting relevant content in relevant place, you don’t exist.” Gary
Average tweets 15 to 20 daily.
Having likes of 300 to 600 of his exceptional post.
Follow on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/garyvee
#2. SETH GODIN
|Brand 24 influencer score||98.74|
|👥Social Media Reach||276,969,655|
|🗣️ Number Of Mentions||171,713|
|Number of interactions||711,713|
Seth is a successful entrepreneur, teacher, author one of best selling books Purple Cow. He has authored at least 10 books that are best sellers globally.
According to BRAND24 he owns this two companies- Squidoo and Yoyodyne. Which was later acquired by Yahoo.
A podcaster, one of the Digital Marketers who was brought into Marketing Hall of Fame in 2018. One of the top digital marketers beyond social media space. His article and influence comer around self development.
According to relevance he was called “the Ultimate Entrepreneur for the Information Age” by Business Week.
Motivational podcaster who has touched multitude around the globe.
He also post about self development in his articles.
Tweet likes around 100 to 250.
Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThisIsSethsBlog
#3. GRANT CARDONE
|Brand 24 influencer score||98.62|
|👥Social Media Reach||297,772,826|
|🗣️ Number Of Mentions||160,863|
|Number of interactions||2,791,124|
Grant is an auto of best selling book, international business digital marketering professional.
He owns three companies: Cardone Enterprises, Cardon Real Estate Holdings and so on according to www.brand24.com.
Use motivational speaking to share his business expertise to touch lives.
#4. TIM FERRISS
|Brand 24 influencer score||98|
|👥Social Media Reach||325,749,490|
|🗣️ Number Of Mentions||105,999|
|Number of interactions||702,476|
Tim Ferriss is known as one of the successful and innovative business people according to BRAND24.COM. Advisor to Facebook, Twitter, Uber, Nextdoor, Alibaba and more.
A podcaster with the first business-interview podcast that surpasses 100 million downloads.
He’s also an auto of best selling books.
Retweet strategy average of 50 to 100 likes
#5. KARA SWISHER
|Brand 24 influencer score||97.56|
|👥Social Media Reach||383,394,973|
|🗣️ Number Of Mentions||95,738|
|Number of interactions||428,639|
As a writer, Kara writes for The New York Times.
Successful tech business journalist. Also served as a onetime Judge for Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s NYC BigApps competition. Also Cofounder of Recode.
#6. LARRY KIM
|Brand 24 influencer score||96.36|
|👥Social Media Reach||193,359,381|
|🗣️ Number Of Mentions||92,952|
|Number of interactions||280,982|
Kim is founder of top PPC marketing application-WordStream and Gerard Escalante. Share digital marketing articles on Small Biz Trends, Moz and Search Engine Land. The CEO of MobileMonkey, and Inc. World’s Best Chabot marketing and SMS platform .
A top columnist for Inc.Magazine. He was Named one time Search Marketer of the year. His application MobileMonkey is popular among Chabot building apps that allow mobile messaging on Facebook Messenger to B2C.
His company spends billions of dollars on ads for customers. The author of “The Official XMLSPY Hanbook” According to Relevance
Areas of interest includes: startups, Facebook ads and the rest.
Follow onTwitter: https://twitter.com/larrykim
#7. NEIL PATEL
|Brand 24 influencer score||96.30|
|👥Social Media Reach||155,847,622|
|🗣️ Number Of Mentions||70,197|
|Number of interactions||209,667|
Neil Patel co- founded NeilPatel digital, hello Bar, Crazy Egg and kISSmetrics. A blogger, top influencer on the Cyberspace. Neil has been name as “Top 10 most successful Marketers”by Forbes.
New York Times bestselling author according to Brand24.Com. Neil Patel is big name in SEO industry. His blog Quicksprout has massive active monthly visit with lot of tutorials, guides and digital tips to help digital marketers.
He created one of the best 100 outstanding internet companies. Among the young Entrepreneurs under 35 years of age by United Nations. He’s helped Amazon, HP, GM companies with revenue growth strategies. https://www.campaignmonitor/blog/email-marketing/2019/11/10-10-digital-marketers-follow/
Tweets almost 4 times in a day with 40-50 likes.
Follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/neilpatel
#8. MARSHA COLLIER
|Brand 24 influencer score||94.90|
|👥Social Media Reach||342,634,022|
|🗣️ Number Of Mentions||70,435|
|Number of interactions||419,830|
She is a Podcaster, writer, author numerous books on digital customer service guide.
Marsha works with many brands like IBM, Huawei and more. Her TV show is one of popular pledge programs.
Reach over 25K listener every single month.
#9. TAMARA McCLEARY
|Brand 24 influencer score||92.94|
|👥Social Media Reach||172,144,738|
|🗣️ Number Of Mentions||46,419|
|Number of interactions||346,836|
Top 50 in Digital Transformation influencer. CEO of Thulium, Top 5 in AI, IoT and Top 50 in Big Data influencers. Tamara seems to be 2nd most mentioned person on Twitter by Chief Marketing Officers.
IBM futurist & creator of the trademarked RelationsShift® method according to BRAND24.COM.
She is Top 15 in Machine to Machine(M2M) and Top 50 in Blockchain. Also
#1 influential woman in MarTech by B2B Marketing. According to Brand24.
#10. GUY KAWASAKI
|Brand 24 influencer score||91.16|
|👥Social Media Reach||105,274,324|
|🗣️ Number Of Mentions||30,508|
|Number of interactions||271,348|
The board of trustees of Wikimedia Foundation.
Guy is a brand ambassador of Mercedes Benz USA.
An author of many books.
Chief evangelist of Canvas and was chief executive of Apple.
Digital marketing data content has reached about 2,837,677,401 people and more according to Brand24
It has generated 9,782,478 interactions in social media and beyond.
Digital marketing content share is 683486
Digital marketing mentioned alone is now about 1,279,149 in 2018 only.
TOP 10 DIGITAL INFLUENCERS BY BUZZSUMO IN 2020
Digital influencer’s industry is growing rapidly and it’s a good thing to let you know some of most influencers in 2020 as heads up to learn more from their successes and challenges.
- Sorav jain – @soravjain on Instagram
Sorav Jain is a trainer, keynote speaker, digital entrepreneur and social media marketing consultant.
An author and Udemy instructor. He has also trained about 3500 professionals. Strategist and Instagram influencer.
Have about 77 thousands likes on Facebook alone. He’s CEO of echoVME – digital Agency, founder Digital Scholar on Linkedin.
Has Instagram followers of about:151.8k
Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soravjain s
Follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/soravjain
Digital Agency: https://echovme.in
- Rand Fishkin – @randfish on twitter
One of the top digital marketing influencers in 2020 by Buzzsumo is Rand Fisher. Started as a blogger, later moved to open consulting company. He’s popular brand name in SEO niche and former CEO of MOZ.
An author of several book on digital marketing space.
One of his influential books is Art of SEO. He’s one of the top 15 digital marketing influencers and gurus to follow in 2020 according to Snovio Labs. https://snov.io/blog/digital-marketing-gurus
Follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/randfish
Connect on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/randfishkin
- Neil Patel – @neilpatel on twitter
He’s own popular Quicksprout blog, co- founder of KISSmetric, Hello Bar and Crazy Egg. Neil Patel is also popular in SEO industry. He gives innovative tips on digital marketing everyday on his YouTube channel. Neil was named “Top 10 most successful Marketers”by Forbes.
Neil Patel has been consultant of big brands like, Amazon, NBC, HP, General Motors and more.
He was named among the young Entrepreneurs under 35 years of age by United Nations.
Follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/neilpatel
- Dan Knowlton -@dknowlton1
Dan is a keynote speaker and one of the authors at social media examiner. Co-founder Knowlton – Digital & Social agency and KPS Digital Marketing. Top 100 influecers on digital marketing industry.
He’s also digital marketing influencer.
Follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/dkonwlton
- Eric Enge – @stonetemple
Eric Enge is successful businessman, author, SEO expert and blogger. He founded Stone Temple Consulting. US Search Awards awarded him Search Personality of the Year in 2016 and Stone Temple Consulting was awarded “Best Large SEO Agency of the Year 2016” according to wikipedia.org
He’s presently General Manager (GM) at Perficient Digital and key note speaker. Also the author of “The Art of SEO”. He mostly write about SEO, content marketing and social media.
Has about 8,540 follower on Linkedin alone.
Follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/ericenge
Website on twitter: https://twitter.com/stonetemple
Connect on linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ericenge
- Barry Schwartz -@rustybrick on twitter
He happens to be an editor several brands like award winning Seroundtable.com, news editor of Search Engine Land and Market Savvy. A gifted digital marketer who keeps update of Google algorithm. Also, Barry was named among the 100 digital marketing influencers in 2020 by Relevance blog.
Follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/rustybrick
Connect on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rustybrick
- Rahul Wadhawan -@rahul_wadhawan
He’s presently Vice President of Digital Transformation and former director of marketing at Samsung. Also director at Digital Marketing. Partner in BCG’s Financial Services practice.
About 3.4k followers on twitter
Follow on twitter: https://twiter.com/rahul_wadhawan
Connect on linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahulwadhawan
- J.J De la Torre – @delatorrejj
De La Torre is Influential Leader. An entrepreneur, media senior executive for about two decades and startup mentor. Public speaker of business development.
Author from Chile who has the vision to transform businesses in his country home. Also, Managing Partner of Virtus Partners.
- Douglas Karr -@douglaskarr
Douglas karr born in France. A publisher, CEO DK Media, author and entrepreneur. Former film maker and Co-founder Highbridge. He wrote “Corporate Blogging for Dummies”.
He also founded the Marketing Technology Blog. Keynote speaker of International reputation.
Follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/Doug_Karr
- Amit Panchal – @amithpanchal
A marketing consultant, Google analytics certified and mentor. He’s blogger, digital marketer, social networking, SEO,
and SEM professional.
Follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/amitpanchal
Connect on linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/amithpanchal
COUNTRIES WHERE DIGITAL MARKETING ARE MENTIONED MOSTLY
- United States
- United kingdom
This report is based on our research it may not be suitable to you or very accurate in your view. However, there are inspiring lessons, tips, strategies and information which can help to grow your business.
You can pick a notable digital influencer to be your mentor or role model. Learn his lifestyle and follow him on social media, read article about him and get up there you should be in your career.
The work put forward by this expert have great deal to teach us today and in future. we too can can envision and aim to get there if more of our time and effort is put together to develop our skills daily by reading,learning, planning and setting long time goals. since the the digital marketing industry is still growing and creating more and more opportunity for young businesses to scale up. you can do better.
Nobody is monopoly of knowledge. Learning is part of growth and advancement in life.
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