The Top 50 Marketing Experts on Twitter

One way to succeed in online marketing is to follow the top marketing experts on Twitter. Study what they do. And model them.

But who are they?

Here's a list of the Top 50 Digital Marketers on Twitter, ranked by number of followers:

top 50 marketing experts on twitter

Note: The numbers of followers are as indicated by Twitter on 10 July 2017.

#01 - Gary Vaynerchuk

No. of Followers: 1,510,000

Twitter Handle: @garyvee

Gary Vaynerchuk

Gary Vaynerchuk is an entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of VaynerMedia, a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients across the company’s 4 locations.

#02 - Seth Godin

No. of Followers: 615,000

Twitter Handle: @ThisIsSethsBlog

Seth Godin

Seth Godin is the author of 18 bestsellers on topics such as the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, leadership and changing everything.

#03 - Mari Smith

No. of Followers: 549,000

Twitter Handle: @MariSmith

Mari Smith

Mari Smith is the Premier Facebook Marketing Expert and social media thought leader. Often referred to as “the Queen of Facebook,” she is a Forbes’ Top Social Media Power Influencer.

#04 - Jeff Bullas

No. of Followers: 544,000

Twitter Handle: @jeffbullas

Jeff Bullas

Jeff Bullas is a digital marketer and was listed on Forbes as one of the “Top 20 Influencers of CMO’s” in 2017. He travels the world speaking about how to use social networks to grow your business and change your life.

#05 - Danny Sullivan

No. of Followers: 525,000

Twitter Handle: @dannysullivan

Danny Sullivan

Danny Sullivan is another of the top marketing experts on Twitter. He's a search engine expert and the editor-in-chief of Search Engine Land. For more than a decade he has been helping webmasters, marketers and everyday web users understand how search engines work.

#06 - Leonard Kim

No. of Followers: 485,000

Twitter Handle: @MrLeonardKim

Leonard Kim

Leonard Kim is managing partner at Influence Tree, a personal branding accelerator. He's a Top Writer on Quora and writes books, speaks at events, and blogs at LeonardKim.com.

#07 - Ann Handley

No. of Followers: 405,000

Twitter Handle: @MarketingProfs

Ann Handley is a veteran of creating and managing digital content to build relationships for organizations and individuals. She is the author of the bestseller ‘Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content’.

#08 - Rand Fishkin

No. of Followers: 382,000

Twitter Handle: @randfish

Rand Fishkin

In addition to being one of the top marketing experts on Twitter, Rand Fishkin is the founder and former CEO of SEO software startup Moz. Before leaving Moz, he was the host of Whiteboard Friday, co-author of a couple of books on SEO, and co-founder of Inbound.org. He blogs at his new site SparkToro.

#09 - Chris Brogan

No. of Followers: 353,000

Twitter Handle: @chrisbrogan

Chris Brogan

Chris Brogan is CEO of Owner Media Group where he provides strategy and skills for the modern business. He is a highly sought after professional speaker and the New York Times bestselling author of nine books including ‘Find Your Writing Voice’.

#10 - Marc Guberti

No. of Followers: 352,000

Twitter Handle: @MarcGuberti

Marc Guberti

Marc Guberti is one of the youngest marketing experts on Twitter. He's an 18 year old entrepreneur and social media expert with over 250,000 annual blog visitors. He creates training courses to empower other teenage entrepreneurs.

#11 - Erik Christian

No. of Followers: 304,000

Twitter Handle: @SimplyAfterDark

Erik Christian

Erik Christian is another standout amongst marketing experts on Twitter. He held over 80 different jobs before discovering his forte in online marketing. He has blended his passion for writing, helping others, and network marketing to create an unstoppable home-based business.

#12 - Pam Moore

No. of Followers: 302,000

Twitter Handle: @PamMktgNut

Pam Moore

Pam Moore is the CEO and Founder of Marketing Nutz, a training and consulting agency specializing in social media, branding, and digital marketing. She helps entrepreneurs and Fortune 50 brands develop digital marketing, social media, influencer and content marketing strategies.

#13 - Neil Patel 

No. of Followers: 260,000

Twitter Handle: @neilpatel

neil patel

Neil Patel is probably the best known in this list of marketing experts on Twitter. He's the co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar and KISSmetrics. He helps companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom grow their revenue. Forbes lists him as one of the top 10 online marketers in the world.

#14 - Martin Jones

No. of Followers: 258,000

Twitter Handle: @martinjonesaz

Martin Jones

Gary Vaynerchuk is an entrepreneur and the CEO and co-founder of VaynerMedia, a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients across the company’s 4 locations.

#15 - Jay Baer

No. of Followers: 246,000

Twitter Handle: @jaybaer

Jay Baer is the world's most re-tweeted person among digital marketers. He is a renowned business strategist, keynote speaker and the New York Times best-selling author of five books.

#16 - Marsha Collier

No. of Followers: 192,000

Twitter Handle: @MarshaCollier

Marsha Collier

Marsha Collier is a successful eBay PowerSeller as well as the author of the best-selling eBay references on the market. Before her eBay career took off, Marsha owned and operated her own marketing and advertising firm.

#17 - Neal Schaffer

No. of Followers: 187,000

Twitter Handle: @NealSchaffer

Neal Schaffer is a recognized leader in the world of business social media. In addition to being named one of marketing’s ten biggest thought leaders by CMO.com, Neal has also been listed as a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer.

#18 - Brian Clark

No. of Followers: 186,000

Twitter Handle: @brianclark

brian clark

Brian Clark is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of Rainmaker Digital, the company behind Copyblogger, StudioPress, and the Rainmaker Platform. He also founded Unemployable, a resource that provides smart strategies for freelancers and entrepreneurs.

#19 - Rachel Thompson

No. of Followers: 185,000

Twitter Handle: @RachelintheOC

Rachel Thompson

Rachel Thompson graduated from California State University, with a degree in Communications Studies and spent 17 years working in Big Pharma. She started blogging in 2008 and took to it like a dog to a bone. She's also authored 5 books and hosts #BookMarketingChat Wednesdays 9pm est.

#20 - Avinash Kaushik

No. of Followers: 184,000

Twitter Handle: @avinash

Avinash Kaushik

Avinash Kaushik is the Digital Marketing Evangelist for Google and the co-Founder of Market Motive Inc. Through his blog, Occam's Razor, and his best selling books, Avinash teaches people how to leverage web analytics for improved financial results.

#21 - Sam Hurley

No. of Followers: 167,000

Twitter Handle: @Sam___Hurley

Sam Hurley

Before becoming a full-time Influencer, Sam worked as Head of Search Marketing, Digital Marketing Consultant, Affiliate Manager, Social Media Manager and SEO Manager for both client-side companies and digital marketing agencies.

#22 - Michael Stelzner

No. of Followers: 162,000

Twitter Handle: @Mike_Stelzner

Michael A. Stelzner

Michael A. Stelzner is the founder of Social Media Examiner and is one of the leading authorities on the topic of writing and marketing white papers. He has written white papers for companies such as Microsoft, FedEx, Motorola, Monster, Hewlett-Packard and SAP.

#23 - Mark Schaefer

No. of Followers: 158,000

Twitter Handle: @markwschaefer

Mark Schaefer

Mark W. Schaefer is a globally-recognized keynote speaker, educator, business consultant, and author who blogs at {grow} — one of the top marketing blogs of the world.

#24 - Jan Orsula

No. of Followers: 146,000

Twitter Handle: @jan_orsula

Jan Orsula

Jan Orsula is the founder and author at TheIncomeFormula. He is committed to helping businesses communicate, connect, convert and capture their market.

#25 - Joe Pulizzi

No. of Followers: 126,000

Twitter Handle: @JoePulizzi

Joe Pulizzi

Joe Pulizzi is the founder of Content Marketing Institute, a UBM company, the leading education and training organization for content marketing, which includes the largest in-person content marketing event in the world, Content Marketing World.

#26 - Syed Balkhi

No. of Followers: 110,000

Twitter Handle: @syedbalkhi

Syed Balkhi is an award-winning young entrepreneur and a public speaker. He was recognized as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by the United Nations. He is the founder of WPBeginner, the largest WordPress resource site.

#27 - Mike Kawula

No. of Followers: 104,000

Twitter Handle: @MikeKawula

Mike Kawula

Mike Kawula is the CEO of Social Media Startup Social Quant, a top ranked Twitter tool that helps you find the most relevant followers to interact with on Twitter. He’s an author and has been featured in over 100 publications over the last few years.

#28 - Rebekah Radice

No. of Followers: 100,000

Twitter Handle: @RebekahRadice

Rebekah Radice

Rebekah Radice and her team help business professionals online marketing strategies, through email, list building, content marketing, and social media.

#29 - Mike A Rodriguez

No. of Followers: 75,100

Twitter Handle: @MikeARodriguez1

Mike A Rodriguez is an enthusiastic online entrepreneur dedicated to helping others achieve financial freedom and business success through social media, network marketing, and online networking.

#30 - AJ Ghergich

No. of Followers: 74,800

Twitter Handle: @SEO

AJ Ghergich

AJ Ghergich has been in the SEO industry since 2004 and watched it grow from obscurity to dominance. He created Ghergich & Co. to fill the need for integration of SEO, Social Media and Content Marketing.

#31 - Zac Johnson

No. of Followers: 68,600

Twitter Handle: @zacjohnson

Zac Johnson

Zac’s been making money online for nearly 20 years. One of his many successes includes his story of “How I Made $860,538.38 Profit in 4 Months!” from one web site, which can be read at his blog at ZacJohnson.com.

#32 - Rick Ramos

No. of Followers: 59,600

Twitter Handle: @ricktramos

Rick Ramos

Rick Ramos is a veteran of online marketing with over eighteen years experience developing global brands for companies of all sizes. He has written several best-selling books on content marketing, landing page optimization, social media, blogging and more.

#33 - Tony Darrick Baker

No. of Followers: 58,100

Twitter Handle: @tonydbaker

Tony Darrick Baker

Tony Darrick Baker has served thousands of individuals, in all walks of life as an advisor, counselor, mentor, speaker, publisher, coach, and entrepreneur. He is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build and expand their businesses through marketing.

#34 - Barry Feldman

No. of Followers: 50,000

Twitter Handle: @FeldmanCreative

Barry Feldman

Barry Feldman established a copywriting and online marketing business in 1995. Since then he’s partnered with corporate marketing groups, small businesses, ad agencies, and design firms.

#35 - Harsh Agrawal

No. of Followers: 48,300

Twitter Handle: @shoutmeloud

Harsh Agrawal

Harsh Agrawal is the mind behind ShoutMeLoud. He started blogging in 2008 and by 2009 was recognised as one of India's foremost young entrepreneurs. He has helped hundreds of individuals and small businesses to increase their online visibility.

#36 - Gini Dietrich

No. of Followers: 44,200

Twitter Handle: @ginidietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, a digital marketing communications firm based in Chicago. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR.

#37 - Carl Ramallo

No. of Followers: 44,200

Twitter Handle: @CarlRamallo

Carl Ramallo was voted a Top 50 Social Media Coach in 2014 and is a former Trainer for Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn, and others. He has been a Professional Marketer for over 25 years with a passion to help others believe in themselves and achieve a better lifestyle.

#38 - David Rosam

No. of Followers: 42,100

Twitter Handle: @writingforseo

David Rosam

David Rosam is a UK-based Digital Marketing Consultant, SEO and Content Marketer with 20 years experience. He is online at Writing For SEO and you can see him on the Dumb SEO Questions Expert Panel every Thursday

#39 - Ian Lurie

No. of Followers: 32,000

Twitter Handle: @portentint

Ian Lurie

Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc where  he writes regularly for the Portent Blog. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch.

#40 - John Martin

No. of Followers: 28,500

Twitter Handle: @martincircle1

John Martin

John Martin is a blogger and social media marketer, and is working on his new project at BoostYourAudience.com. He loves photography & hiking.

#41 - Keri Jaehnig

No. of Followers: 28,200

Twitter Handle: @kerijaehnig

Keri Jaehnig

Keri Jaehnig is an expert in Social Media Marketing and the founder and CMO at Idea Girl Media. She is known for her enthusiasm in successfully probing creative angles to promote her clients’ causes.

#42 - Paul Suggitt

No. of Followers: 27,300

Twitter Handle: @Paul_Suggitt

Paul Suggitt is an award winning web and app developer, eCommerce and mCommerce pro, SEO and digital marketing specialist.

#43 - Oli Gardner

No. of Followers: 26,700

Twitter Handle: @oligardner

Oli Gardner

Oli Gardner is co-founder of Unbounce and has seen more landing pages than anyone on the planet. He is a prolific webinar guest and writer, and speaks internationally about Conversion-Centered Design.

#44 - Shane Barker

No. of Followers: 26,600

Twitter Handle: @shane_barker

Shane Barker

Shane Barker is an accomplished digital marketing consultant and has worked with celebrities on digital reputation management. He is a regular contributor to publications like Salesforce, Yahoo Small Business, and Marketing Profs.

#45 - Jon Loomer

No. of Followers: 25,900

Twitter Handle: @jonloomer

Jon Loomer is a Facebook marketing coach, author, speaker and strategist. Jon launched Jon Loomer Digital in late 2011, and in little more than a year established JonLoomer.com as a go-to resource for Facebook marketing research, guides and tutorials.

#46 - Aaron Orendorff

No. of Followers: 24,400

Twitter Handle: @iconiContent

Aaron Orendorff

Aaron Orendorff is a content strategist, copywriter, and big-gun blogger for hire.

#47 - Andy Crestodina

No. of Followers: 23,100

Twitter Handle: @crestodina

Andy Crestodina

Andy is a top-rated content marketing speaker and keynote speaker at national conferences, presenting on marketing topics from social media to Analytics.

#48 - Marian Hornjak

No. of Followers: 22,200

Twitter Handle: @MarianHornjak1

Marian Hornjak

Marian Hornjak is an Internet marketer, affiliate marketer, and blogger.

#49 - Jon Henshaw

No. of Followers: 21,100

Twitter Handle: @RavenJon

Jon Henshaw

Jon Henshaw is the Director of Digital Marketing and Product Evangelist for TapClicks and Raven Tools. He is also the Co-founder of Raven Internet Marketing Tools.

#50 - Sarah Dudley

No. of Followers: 20,900

Twitter Handle: @SarahDudley3

Sarah Dudley

Sarah Dudley is the founder of Marketing Macros where she creates powerful, engaging content.  She has an MBA in marketing, and experience across a variety of industries (IT, hospitality, toys, aviation).

This post was most recently updated on June 24th, 2020

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