50 Top Marketing Influencers

Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin

The founder of Moz is essentially the father of modern SEO strategies, meaning his marketing and entrepreneurial knowledge is rival to none. Fishkin has books like “SEO: Insights from the Moz Blog” under his belt as well.




Neil Patel

Neil Patel

The co-founder of popular and powerful sites like KISSmetrics and Crazy Egg, Neil Patel has expertise in many fields, including conversion and analytics. You can find his thoughts posted on sites like Forbes and Entrepreneur.com.




Ann Handley

Ann Handley

Ann Handley has made a lane for herself in the business world as the co-founder of site ClickZ and the content officer of MarketingProfs. You can also listen to her as a keynote speaker or read her thoughts on Entrepreneur.com.




John Rampton

John Rampton

The founder of Due.com, Rampton is someone who knows both market and motivate. The entrepreneur posts advice on his own website, as well as contributing content to aggregate sites like TechCrunch and The Huffington Post.




Larry Kim

Larry Kim

If you are of the pay-per-click school of thought, Larry Kim is the expert on the marketing and financial strategy. He’s also the founder of WordStream and has written four books on marketing subjects.

Arnie Kuenn

Arnie Kuenn

You probably know Annie Kuenn as the CEO of Vertical Measures, or perhaps from her book “Content Marketing Works: 8 Steps to Transform Your Business.” She’s also an instructor for the Online Marketing Institute.

Shama Hyder

Shama Hyder

Hyder is the current CEO and original founder of Marketing Zen and has written a best-selling book on marketing entitled “The Zen of Social Media Marketing.” She can also be heard speaking on her craft as a keynote speaker.

Wil Reynolds

Wil Reynolds

SEER interactive is a SEO consulting firm based out of Philadelphia that was pioneered by Reynolds, and his expertise in the marketing field is what makes him such a great keynote speaker on marketing subjects.

Heidi Cohen

Heidi Cohen

As the chief content officer for Actionable Marketing Guide, Cohen knows her stuff when it comes to marketing success. Perhaps that’s why her co-authored book on the subject, “Instant Content Marketing Success: 10 Tips from Leading Content Marketing Experts” was so successful.

Brian Halligan

Brian Halligan

You know what HubSpot is, but do you know who helped found it? Brian Halligan both helped start the popular site and is the current CEO, as well as a published author and lecturer.

Amy Africa

Amy Africa

The digital marketing agency Eight by Eight is the brainchild of Amy Africa, and her involvement with the successful project is what makes her an expert in her field. Not convinced? She’s worked with big name clients like Coca-Cola and American Express.

Tim Ash

Tim Ash

Ash is the CEO of SiteTuners, a website dedicated to conversion rate optimization, and has also authored the book “Landing Page Optimization.” Ash is also a sought-after speaker, often appearing at SMX and PubCon.

Mari Smith

Mari Smith

If you want to know anything about social media marketing, Mari Smith is the woman to look to. As one of the foremost expert in social media marketing strategies, Smith has co-authored two books on the subject.

Michael Brenner

Michael Brenner

The founder of B2B Marketing Inside, Michael Brenner is an expert at all things marketing. He’s also the head of strategy at NewsCred, as well as a speaker and consultant for marketing needs.

Jay Baer

Jay Baer

If you’ve heard of Convince and Convert, you know Jay Baer – he’s the founder of this famous marketing consulting firm. His resume also includes entrepreneur, author of “Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help, Not Hype,” and keynote speaker

Joe Pulizzi

Joe Pulizzi

When you use the term “content marketing,” you’re actually using a phrase coined by this guy. Joe Pulizzi has been in the marketing game for a long time, but he’s still influencing new trends to this day as the founder of Content Marketing Institute.

Brian Massey

Brian Massey

The Austin-based marketing collective Conversion Sciences is where you’ll find Brian Massey. Maybe if you visit, he’ll have a discussion with you about his informative and eye-opening book “Your Customer Creation Equation: Unexpected Website Formulas of the Conversion Scientist.”

Aleyda Solis

Aleyda Solis

Solis has spoken all over the world, but namely at MozCon and SES. As a trilingual SEO consultant, her reach is international, which helped her to found her own SEO-based company Orainti.

Lee Odden

Lee Odden

As the CEO of TopRank, Todd Odden has gained a lot of attention as one of the top marketers in the world. You can find his thoughts and credits in major news and business publications such as The Wall Street Journal and Fortune.

Oli Gardner

Oli Gardner

As the co-founder of Unbounce, a popular landing page builder, Oli Gardner knows how to market sites – both his own and yours. The landing page king is also a prolific speaker and contributes to other marketing sites like Moz.

Richard Lorenzen

Richard Lorenzen

You’ll recognize Richard Lorenzen as the CEO of Fifth Avenue Brands, a well-known public relations firm based in New York. With large and big name clients, Lorenzen is an expert in how to market anyone, from the big guys to small businesses.

Leo Widrich

Leo Widrich

Buffer is a site dedicated to helping you better manage your social media accounts for business, and the co-founder Leo Widrich is a marketing whiz based on his nifty website alone. He also writes for Fast Company and his site’s blog.

Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk

This digital marketing pioneer is the CEO of the social media branding agency VaynerMedia and the author of “Crush It!” As both an author and CEO, Gary Vaynerchuk has definitely proven he knows how to market himself and others.

Avinash Kaushik

Avinash Kaushik

Avinash Kaushik co-founded the digital marketing consulting and education site Market Motive and has currently written not one but two best-selling books on web analytics: “Web Analytics 2.0” and “Web Analytics: An Hour a Day.”

Angie Schottmuller

Angie Schottmuller

Three Deep Marketing has an innovative and intelligent interactive strategy and optimization director in Angie Schottmuller. You can also find her thoughts on her craft in her column at “Search Engine Watch.”

Josh Steimle

Josh Steimle

Between his work publishing “Chief Marketing Officers at Work” and posting over 200+ articles to important business publications like Forbes, Mashable and TechCrunch, Josh Steimle is a busy man – but he’s also the CEO of digital marketing agency MWI and a TEDx presenter.

Robert Rose

Robert Rose

Chief strategy officer for Content Marketing Institute Robert Rose is used to having to market innovatively, as evident in his co-hosting the podcast “PNR’s This Old Marketing.” He’s also written the book “Managing Content Marketing and Experiences: The Seventh Era of Marketing.”

Jordie Van Rijn

Jordie Van Rijn

Email marketing is an often ignored aspect of small business branding, but Jordie Van Rijn has established himself as an expert in the field. Between his business Email Monday and training others in his techniques, he can help you finally establish a successful email marketing strategy.

Peter Shankman

Peter Shankman

Between founding both HARO and The Geek Factory, Inc., as well as writing four books, Peter Shankman has made quite a name for himself in the marketing community as someone with radical ideas, bravely testing unique forms of marketing that have proven successful.

Matthew Barby

Matthew Barby

Digital Marketing Institute has many lecturers, one of which is Matthew Barby. This marketing whiz is also an award-winning blogger and speaker, as well as the head of Global Growth and SEO for HubSpot.

Marcus Tober

Marcus Tober

Ever used Searchmetrics? If you have, you have this guy to thank for it. He’s the founder and spearheaded the analytics company with innovative ideas about marketing and data collection. You may catch him speaking at a conference or convention near you one day.

Pam Moore

Pam Moore

Pam Moore wasn’t dubbed a marketing nut for no reason. She’s taken on the title with a sense of pride – she regularly speaks and consults with businesses of many sizes on how they can better market and raise their conversion statistics.

Brian Clark

Brian Clark

Rainmaker Digital, otherwise formerly known as Copyblogger Media, is one of the biggest names in content marketing and copywriting, especially in recent years. Brian Clark is founder and CEO of said company, making him a marketing guru.

Tom Treanor

Tom Treanor

Wrike is a site dedicated to work and project management. Right Mix Marketing is dedicated to small and medium-sized business content and social marketing. What do they have in common? Tom Treanor – director of content marketing and founder for the companies, respectively.

Danny Sullivan

Danny Sullivan

Search Engine Land is a site dedicated to exactly what you’d expect, and Danny Sullivan is its founding editor. The choice makes sense – Sullivan has been credited for his developments and expertise in search marketing since the mid-90s.

Anita Perez-Valdez

Anita Perez-Valdez

TopSpot Internet Marketing is exactly what it says on the tin, and it was co-founded by data geek extraordinaire Anita Perez-Valdez. As its current Vice President, Perez- Valdez is not only a marketing expert, she’s also going down in history as one of the first hundred to become a Google Adwords Professional.

Melissa Mackey

Melissa Mackey

“Beyond the Paid” is a recent book written by Melissa Mackey, covering her expertise in the field of pay-per-click marketing. You can also find her at Gyro, a company specializing in B2B communications, as search supervisor.

Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss

“The 4-Hour Workweek” is authored by Tim Ferriss, a well-known investor and productivity guru in the business community. If you want a more mainstream example of his work, you might be familiar with his web TV venture “The Tim Ferriss Experiment.”

Julie Joyce

Julie Joyce

If you need a link building company to help you boost your business, look no further than Link Fish Media Inc., owned by marketing expert Julie Joyce. Joyce is also the co-founder of two other companies: Avant Greensboro and SEO Chick.

Brian Sutter

Brian Sutter

You might be more familiar with Brian Sutter’s work if you read business publications like Entrepreneur.com or Forbes, or even The Huffington Post if you read more mainstream media outlets. His business role at the moment, however, is as director of marketing for Wasp Barcode Technologies.

Eric Hebert

Eric Hebert

If you’ve ever visited the website Evolvor.com, you know exactly who this guy is. Eric Hebert is the site founder and has been featured on multiple business aggregate sites, both as an influencer and for his overall business accomplishments.

Jeff Bullas

Jeff Bullas

Jeff Bullas should be on your radar by now. He’s been featured in many business publications and lauded as one of the industry’s best and brightest strategists. You can read up on his thoughts in his book “Blogging the Smart Way — How to Create and Market a Killer Blog with Social Media.”

Lisa Raehsler

Lisa Raehsler

Another influential expert in her field, Lisa Raehsler is savvy in the world of pay-per-click (as evidenced by her founding of Big Click Co.) and even received a nod from a big tech company – she was honored with a Microsoft MVP Award in 2015.

Murray Newlands

Murray Newlands

An extremely valuable and prolific blogger, Murray Newlands has certainly made his mark on not just the world of marketing, but the world of business in general. He regularly speaks and advises businesses on how to better invest and improve upon their craft.

John Boitnott

John Boitnott

As a digital media consultant, John Boitnott has to know his way around the marketing world. If you want proof that he’s certainly an expert, just look for his thoughts that have been posted on major outlets like Business Insider, Inc.com and USA Today.

Andy Crestodina

Andy Crestodina

“Content Chemistry: An Illustrated Guide to Content Marketing” is the debut book authored by Andy Crestodina, a prolific web strategist and co-founder of Orbit Media. He also speaks and consults with businesses on occasion.

Pete Meyers

Pete Meyers

Another influential expert in her field, Lisa Raehsler is savvy in the world of pay-per-click (as evidenced by her founding of Big Click Co.) and even received a nod from a big tech company – she was honored with a Microsoft MVP Award in 2015.

Ann Smarty

Ann Smarty

Viral Content Buzz and Internet Marketing Ninjas are both sites that Ann Smarty has worked in; the former being her own brainchild. She’s a brand manager by trade and has posted her ideas and thoughts on the subject to sites like Moz and Mashable.

Roger Bryan

Roger Bryan

The content marketing management platform Enfusen is the project of Roger Bryan, and this is certainly an accomplishment. He’s received nods from Microsoft by developing the site’s Content Analytics Insights Tool in conjunction with them and the breakthrough earned him a visit to the White House in 2012.

Bryan Eisenberg

Bryan Eisenberg

IdealSpot.com focuses on using a business’ market data to find their ideal site location, and this useful tool was created by Bryan Eisenberg. For more of his expert ideas and opinions, you can find columns and articles of his in both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.