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Jerome Maisch - Apr 5, 2016

Top 20 must-follow Social Media Influencers

Being engaged on Social Media has never been more important, so we’ve compiled our A-Z list of today’s top 20 social media influencers that need to be followed on twitter. These guys come from a breadth of backgrounds, from Entrepreneurs to Authors and strategists and are guaranteed to keep you in the loop when it comes to the latest spills on social media and digital marketing strategies.

Andre F Bourque @SocialMktgFella
Andre F Bourque is a PR, content marketing and social media adviser, editor, writer and Tech Evangelist who constantly drives engagement - is there anything this guy can’t do?

Anne Handley @MarketingProfs
Ann Handley is Head of Content at MarketingProf, author of the WSJ bestseller, Everybody Writes. Oh and she really doesn’t like mediocre content marketing either.

Bonnie Sainsbury@bsainsbury
Bonnie Sainsbury is a true web trailblazer, an award winning social media influencer and a top technology demystifier.

Chris Rauschnot@24k
Chris Rauschnot is an award winning, worldwide social media and engagement consultant. He’s made his mark across extensive industries and is a regular tech-blogger at The Mac Wizard.

Danny Sullivan@dannysullivan
Danny Sullivan is Founding Editor at MarketingLand & SEngineLand, covering all things digital and search marketing.

David Armano@armano
David Armano is Global Strategy Director at Edelman, Co-founder at Allhat, an Intrapreneur, advisor, visual thinker, pragmatic doer and an absolute whiteboard ninja.

Gary Vaynerchuk@garyvee
Gary Vaynerchuk is a family man, businessman, CEO of Vaynermedia and Host of #AskGaryVee show.  What else? Oh he also loves the NY Jets - watch his space.

Glen Gilmore@GlenGilmore
Glen Gilmore is a Forbes Top 20 Social Media Influencer, Digital Marketing Strategist, author, speaker and an Instructor at Rutgers Business School - we need say no more.

Guy Kawasaki@GuyKawasaki
Guy Kawasaki is a marketing specialist, author and Former Apple Evangelist. Trust us - this guy knows his stuff.

Jay Baer@jaybaer
Jay Baer is President of Convince, as well as an author, speaker, podcaster, investor and the most re-tweeted person in the world among digital marketers. Best keep your eye on this guy.

Jeff Barrett@BarrettAll
Jeff Barrett is CEO at StatusCreative and a Forbes Top 50, 2015's ShortyAwards Best Business Blogger - he also a keen snapchatter at ‘BarrettAll

Jeff Bullas@jeffbullas
Jeff Bullas is #1 at Content Marketing & a Forbes Top 10 Social Media Influencer, Speaker & Social Media Marketing Strategist, with a tip top global business blog - he’s the best of all worlds.

Lori R Taylor @lorirtaylor
Lori R Taylor is founder of REV Media Marketing llc and TruPet llc.  If it’s anything to do with marketing, she’s sure to make it rain.

Mari Smith@MariSmith
Mari Smith is a Top Facebook Marketing Expert, an author, as well as a Globe-trotting Speaker and Social Media Thought Leader - Don’t forget, its Mari like Ferrari.

Mark Schaefer@markwschaefer
Mark Schaefer is a consultant, educator and an author of five best-selling books including Social Media Explained & The Content Code, not to mention a Chieftain of  {grow} blog & social media bouncer.

Michael A Stelzner@Mike_Stelzner
Michael A.Stelzner is Founder of Social Media Examiner, Host on the 'Social Media Marketing' podcast, and author of Launch & Writing White Papers - you’ll also find him on Snapchat at mikestelzner.

Neal Schaffer@NealSchaffer
Neal Schaffer is Founder of Maximize Social Business, Social Tools Summit and Social Media COE, a top class speaker, author and seller - what can we say, he’s a busy guy.

Pam Moore@PamMktgNut
Pam Moore is CEO at Marketing Nutz and Social Zoom Facor, as well as an entrepreneur, consultant, speaker and Forbes TOP 10 Social Media Influencer -  50% geek, 50% marketing.

Seth Godin@ThisIsSethsBlog
Seth Godin is an author and blogger with a lifetime of projects. He regularly retweets his blogs, packing massive amounts of content into sweet simple boxes - a true master.

Tim Peterson@petersontee
Tim Peterson is his name and Third Door Media is his game. If it’s anything to do with writing about social at Marketingland then he’s your guy.

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Written by Jerome Maisch

Marketing Manager @digimindci. Passionate about big data & social marketing. Photography, music and hiking lover