Top 5 Social Media Marketing Influencers to Follow

As the social web is evolving rapidly, it’s now obvious that some individuals have the same reach and pull as some of the major brands and media outlets available today. Just as companies use social media to promote their brands, which helps them become more relevant in their target market, Individuals are also using social media to become more relevant in whatever cause or business activity they are pursuing. In this modern age of social media, from politics to entertainment and business, Individuals now matter in a way that’s never been possible before.

Who are the  men and women (individuals) that matter as far as social media or social media marketing is concerned?

I have managed to put together a short list of Top 10 Social media influencers, if you are into social media marketing, I’ll recomend you follow these guys bumper to bumper, they are the movers and shakers in Social media space, you need to find out what they are doing or how they are doing it

Top 5 Influencers in Social Media Marketing

#1. Chris Brogan

Chris is the guy to follow as far as business development via digital technology and social media is concerned, Chris runs Human Business Works where he provides strategic business advice to mostly larger companies about developing business, Chris has written a bunch of books which includes  Trust Agents, Social Media 101, and Google Plus for Business, Chris is the  cofounder PodCamp new media conference series which explores the use of new media community tools to extend and build value. When it comes to Digital Technology and social media for business, Chris is the number one guy

Follow Chris on Twitter

Ann Handley

you cannot talk about creation and management of digital content without mentioning Ann Handley, Ann is the co-author of the best-selling Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business (Wiley, 2011). She is the Chief Content Officer, MarketingProfs, She has also written for Entrepreneur Magazine, Daily Fix, Huffington Post, American Express OPEN Forum and Mashable, Ann was also the was the co-founder of ClickZ, one of the first sources of interactive marketing news and commentary

Follow Ann on Twitter: Twitter.com/marketingprofs

Jason Falls

Jason Falls is the founder and editor of Social Media Explorer and its companion learning community Exploring Social Media. SocialMediaExplorer.com has been rated as high as No. 1 on the prestigious Advertising Age Power 150 Marketing Blogs. It is consistently regarded as one of the top social media marketing and general marketing blogs globally, Jason is a leading thinker, educator, speaker and consultant in the world of social media marketing, public relations, digital marketing and communications. You can follow him on Twitter (@JasonFalls).

Eric T. Tung is a social media consultant, an online marketing expert, blogger and speaker, and was recently confirmed by Forbes as having the most influential network in Social Media. Elance ranked Eric in top 5% among Social Media Freelancers, Eric is also one of the top 50 most followed people in Houston. Eric specialty is in speaking and training opportunities, as well as personal and executive Social Media coaching.

Follow Eric on Twitter

Pam Moore

Pam has spent more than 15 years helping entrepreneurs, small business leaders to Fortune 500 organizations build winning brands and business platforms that sustain both business and life, Pam is ready to help your business go zoom! She is a blogger on top sites such as Social Media Today, Business 2 Community and has been called upon by publications such as USA Today for contribution to articles related to social media and business.

Follow Pam on Twitter

Others that are worth mentioning here includes: Scott MontyGary Vaynerchuk (helped grow his family wine business from $4 million to $50 million through the use of social media – Interesting), Scott StrattenRobert ScobleJure Klepic

This list is by no way exhaustive, I only have 5 people here, well 10 people altogether, hopefully I’ll do a more comprehensive list soon

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