With the advancement and emergence of new business ideas and strategies, the need for skills and effective spontaneity are growing exponentially. So, we are always in a hurry to keep ourselves up to date and to be able to get adapted to the high rate of change.
Digital marketing, affiliate marketing, social media management, blogging, lead generations are some skills that are very much required to be able to cope up with the exchange. So, here are some 50 digital marketing experts who I think are the best resources to learn from and implement their ideas.
- 1. NEIL PATEL – Top Digital Marketing Expert
- 2. DARREN ROWSE
- 3. JON MORROW
- 4. ANN HANDLEY
- 5. JEFF BULLAS
- 6. GAEL BRETON
- 7. JOANNA WIEBE
- 8. DEMIAN FARNWORTH
- 9. BRIAN CLARK
- 10. NEVILLE MEDHORA
- 11. HENNEKE DUISTERMAAT
- 12. KATE TOON
- 13. BRIAN DEAN
- 14. RAND FISHKIN
- 15. DANNY SULLIVAN
- 16. BRUCE CLAY
- 17. MATTHEW BARBY
- 18. PAT FLYNN
- 19. MATTHEW WOODWARD
- 20. JOHN CHOW
- 21. CHARLES NGO
- 22. ZAC JOHNSON
- 23. MATT DIGGITY
- 24. JEREMY SHOEMAKER
- 25. SUJAN PATEL
- 26. CHAD S. WHITE
- 27. RYAN DEISS
- 28. JEANNE JENNINGS
- 29. SUNDEEP KAPUR
- 30. IAN BRODIE
- 31. TIM ASH
- 32. LINDSEY ANDERSON
- 33. ELIZABETH MARSTEN
- 34. BRIAN FANZO
- 35. JOE KERSCHBAUM
- 36. PEEP LAJA
- 37. BRIAN MASSEY
- 38. MICHAEL AAGAARD
- 39. BRYAN EISENBERG
- 40. CHRIS GOWARD
- 41. AVINASH KAUSHIK
- 42. HIMANSHU SHARMA
- 43. GARY VEE
- 44. JON LOOMER
- 45. JAY BAER
- 46. LARRY KIM
- 47. IAN CLEARY
- 48. NOAH KAGAN
- 49. SEAN ELLIS
- 50. BRIAN BALFOUR
1. NEIL PATEL – Top Digital Marketing Expert
Founder of Neil Patel Digital, Crazy Egg, Quick Sprout, and KISSMetrics.
As The Wall Street Journal rightly calls Neil Patel as a top influencer on the web, he is amongst the best in digital marketing, SEO, web analytics. His business ideas are an excellent resource for refining inbound marketing strategies, scaling agencies, blogging which is very much appealing for technology firms as well as to a broader audience.
Interesting Facts about Neil Patel:
- President Obama recognized him as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 30, and Forbes says as the top 10 marketers.
- Worked for Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Viacom, Insuit, Zappos, etc
- His marketing blog generates 3 million visitors per month and with over 20 million views on the YouTube channel.
- NewYork Times bestselling author.
2. DARREN ROWSE
Founder of Problogger.net, Third Tribe Marketing, and Digital-Photography-School.com
One of the well-known bloggers, speakers, authors, podcaster, and online entrepreneurs based in Australia. His broad knowledge base on blogging and other things is very much relevant to the global audience.
● His blogs are read by around 5million visitors per month.
● The ProBlogger training event organized in Australia annually is attended by over 550
● Co-author of ProBlogger: The Book, a valuable resource for both new and experienced bloggers.
3. JON MORROW
Founder of Smartblogger.com
One of the famous digital marketing strategists, writers, bloggers, entrepreneurs, programmers, and professional speakers.
● He was the President of his first company Dyvic Innovations Inc.
● Also Vice-president of Morrow Properties, LLC.
4. ANN HANDLEY
Co-founder of ClickZ.com, one of the first sources of digital market news and commentary.
A pioneer digital marketing expert and world’s first Chief Content Officer. As a writing critic and her skills and knowledge shared through her book and conference appearances appeal to a vast audience.
● The Wall Street Journal bestseller author in business writing.
● Acknowledged by ForbesWomen as the top 20 women blogger.
5. JEFF BULLAS
CEO at Jeffbullas.com Pty Ltd.
Jeff Bullas is a marketing blogger, keynote speaker, digital entrepreneur, digital strategist. He is well-known for his prolific thought leadership on blogging and social media marketing.
● His website jeffbullas.com gets over 5 million visitors per year.
● Ranked in 8 on Forbes Top 40 Social Marketing Talent in 2014.
● Advisor of Kryptobits Blockchain Banking.
6. GAEL BRETON
Co-founder of Authority Hacker.
One of the well-known names in the field of internet marketing, inbound marketing, and SEO space.
● He appeared in various organizations like Harvard Business School, Oxford University.
● Worked as an SEO director at HighClicks.
7. JOANNA WIEBE
She is the creator of Copyhackers and the Copy Chief at CH Agency.
An original conversion copywriter who helped more than 70,000 people at early and growth-stage startups, businesses, international agencies.
● Worked for BT, Canca, MataLab, Glowforge, etc.
8. DEMIAN FARNWORTH
A well-known web content writer and copy blogger. Founder of CopyBot
● He worked with HubSpot, Mention, KISSMetrics, etc
● +16 years of experience help vastly to traffic and more subscribers.
9. BRIAN CLARK
He is an entrepreneur, writer, and traveller. Founder of Further-the the personal growth newsletter and hosted Unemoyable.
● Worked as CEO of Rainmaker Digital
● Guardian recognized his blog as one of the most influential blogs.
10. NEVILLE MEDHORA
Founder of KopywritingKourse.com
Sumo recognized him as one of the best copywriters in the marketing business. He provides ideas to entrepreneurs that drive huge traffic.
● Working as an advisor at AppSumo. RealSavvy and Pink Java Media.
11. HENNEKE DUISTERMAAT
She is famous for her writings on KISSMetrics, Copyblogger, and Entrepreneur.
● Worked as a director at Britannia Living Ltd.
● Taught copywriting at Unbounce, AWeber.
● Featured as one of the 50 incredible women in marketing by Search Engine Journal.
12. KATE TOON
A famous SEO consultant, video script copywriter based on Sydney. Founder of Clever Copywriting School.
● She launched the first copywriting conference Copy on.co.au in Australia.
● Co-host of Hot Copy Podcast.
13. BRIAN DEAN
A world-famous digital marketing expert and SEO consultant. Founder of Backlinko, a blog that helps marketers with advanced SEO knowledge and skills.
● Backlinko is acknowledged both by Forbes and HuffingtonPost for its valuable articles.
14. RAND FISHKIN
A well-known SEO advisor, passionate blogger, and author. Founder of Moz, an SEO company, also SparkToro.
● A famous author of the book “Lost and Founder”.
15. DANNY SULLIVAN
A popular journalist and formal analyst. Co-founder of Third Door Media, provides knowledge on search engine land, marketing land.
President of Calafia consulting and also had worked for Google.
16. BRUCE CLAY
He is an SEO expert and also provides PPC services. Founder of Bruce Clay- an internet marketing organization company.
● Provides valuable knowledge and resources regarding search engine he optimization.
17. MATTHEW BARBY
Digital marketing expert and SEO expert, investor, lecturer, global speaker.
● Director of Acquisition at HubSpot- inbound marketing, sales, and service software.
● Co-founder of Traffic Think Tank.
● He was also head of the digital strategy at Wyatt International.
18. PAT FLYNN
He is the CEO at Flynndustries, LLC that includes Smart Passive Income Blog and Green Exam Academy.
A well-known affiliate marketer who deals with online marketing, internet marketing, web design, graphic design, Photoshop, online business, blogging, podcasting, and many more things.
● He also worked for MBH Architects from 2006 to 2008 as a job captain.
19. MATTHEW WOODWARD
He is one of the famous bloggers for his unique, relevant, and appealing ideas for generating traffic and revenue. He publishes affiliate income reports transparently on his site.
● Specialized in SEO, conversion, list building, PPC, PPC, and many other things.
● Worked for Dextra Solutions as a web Data Analyst.
● He is managing director of MatthewWoodward.co.uk
20. JOHN CHOW
With a huge number of followers, he is one of the most popular digital marketing expert, blogger, and speaker. His knowledge about affiliate marketing us some of the best resources.
Founder and CEO of TZZ Media, Inc.
● His blog ranked 1 in the top 50 Canadian Internet marketing.
● Inspiration and great support for the ones just starting in the blogging field.
21. CHARLES NGO
Along with the great advice in affiliate marketing and online business he is also a strategist and a speaker.
Founder of Charles NGO
● Full-time affiliate marketer since 2008 and blogger since 2012.
● Over 75,000+ people benefit from affiliate marketing from his blogs.
22. ZAC JOHNSON
Blogginotips.com and zacjohnson.com are his most famous blogs, also a well-known entrepreneur, internet marketer. He keeps updating the latest and newest marketing trends in his blogs.
He is the CEO of Money Reign Inc. He also worked for Broad.com as a broad advisor.
23. MATT DIGGITY
Founder of award-winning SEO blog DIGGITY Marketing.
● Featured in The New York Post, Search Engine Journal.
● He is also the founder of Authority Builders that deals with hat link building.
24. JEREMY SHOEMAKER
A popular blogger, author, marketer. Founder of ShoeMoney.com He started as a blogger in 2003 on ShoeMoney.com which was acknowledged as the top 50 ‘Best Affiliate Marketing Blog’. With his business partner, he also launched David Dellanave in March 2007.
25. SUJAN PATEL
He is a data-driven marketer and an entrepreneur and highly efficient SEO Analyst. He is the co-founder of Mailshake and VoilaNorbert.
● He is a weekly contributor to Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Inc and also a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal.
● An ardent entrepreneur and leading expert in email marketing and also an efficient digital marketing expert.
26. CHAD S. WHITE
A well-known email marketer working currently at the Research Director at Litmus where he surveys email marketing for thousands of people using his 12+ years of experience efficiently.
He is the founder of Email Marketing Rules. He also served as a lead researcher at Salesforce, Exact target, and Responsys.
He was named the Email Experience Council’s 2018 Email Marketer Thought Leader of the Year. He has also been featured several times in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Advertising Age.
He is also the author of many informative books like “The Truth about Email Marketing”, *Email Marketing An Hour a Day”. His latest insights and advice are available at EmailMarketingRules.com.
27. RYAN DEISS
A digital marketer by profession but he is also the best selling author and a dynamic speaker and provides training and certification in marketing.
Founder and CEO of Digital marketer.com and the creator of the “Customer Value Optimization” methodology. His company has over 15,000 paid members and over half a million subscribers.
“Invisible Selling Machine” is one of his most popular books which is a useful resource of email marketing strategy.
28. JEANNE JENNINGS
Founder and chief strategist for Email Optimization Shop. She is an well-known expert in the email marketing industry and consultant providing help to medium- to enterprise-sized organizations to make more profitable and effective efforts.
She was acknowledged by World data as one of the top email marketing leaders to follow. She also teaches students about digital marketing, at Georgetown University.
29. SUNDEEP KAPUR
A public speaker, email marketer, and strategic thinker.
● Provides aid to financial institutions to develop and help them in social media ventures and also consumer engagement strategies.
● Conducts workshops to implement ideas in increasing engagement and also email marketing.
● A regular author on ClickZ.
30. IAN BRODIE
A renowned marketing coach provides lessons on how to get more high paying clients even to professionals through “Value-Based Marketing”.
Demonstrating your capabilities and earning through your marketing and offering something of value to start your relationship with clients well before they are ready to buy are some of his unique approaches.
He has been deservingly named as one of the “Top 50 Global Thought Leaders in Marketing and Sales” by Top Sales World magazine. His book “Email Persuasion” offers great knowledge and strategies on email marketing.
31. TIM ASH
Founder and Chairperson of an event named Conversion Conference. He is the President and CEO of SiteTuners. One of the renowned persons in the field of website conversion rate optimization. He is also an author, fine-art photographer, and martial arts instructor.
32. LINDSEY ANDERSON
One of the top digital marketing experts with fine and relevant knowledge in the field. Traffic and Leads- digital marketing and web design agency formed by her to help out people in generating leads and traffic.
33. ELIZABETH MARSTEN
One of the most notable digital marketing experts in lists of top 10. She is the director of PPC at Commerce Hub. An author of the book ” Web Marketing All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies and a regular columnist in ClickZ.
34. BRIAN FANZO
One of the most appreciated digital marketing experts who are always enthusiastic about every project he takes on. Also a millennial speaker and a Change Evangelist.
35. JOE KERSCHBAUM
A notable digital marketing expert. Also an author, a speaker at various platforms like SMX, SES, and Henri Conf. He is a regular writer at SEW.
36. PEEP LAJA
He is an optimization expert and entrepreneur with a specialization in digital analytics, user experience design, and many more.
Co-founder and chief marketer at Traindom, a site developed for building and selling membership sites and online courses.
37. BRIAN MASSEY
A well-known computer programmer, entrepreneur, corporate marketer, the international speaker also writes at Marketing Land and Search Engine Land.
He is the founder and CEO of Soft Reality Inc created for computer-based training. He also founded Conversion Sciences and acts on that impulses which are generally unnoticed in websites.
Through a steady diet of measurement and testing, let their visitors tell how they want the website to serve them and things about generating more leads, more subscribers, and more sales for businesses.
38. MICHAEL AAGAARD
Self-employed, an international business leader, advisor, and Board Member with an extensive management track & record creating, transforming, and growing consumer lifestyle brands worldwide. He also worked for companies like LEGO, BANG & OLUFSEN, PANDORA, and
He is the senior conversion optimizer at ContentVerve ApS for 5 long years. He also provides services as advisory or board of director roles in SMEs targeting the consumer lifestyle market by creating operational value utilizing his unique strategy and operating experiences.
They provide help to people in business strategies as a CRO consultant with experience in startup, high growth, established, and turnaround situations-both from publicly traded, founder, PE-owned companies.
39. BRYAN EISENBERG
He is the Co-founder of BuyerLegends and a CRO expert. He along with his brother help companies increase sales by over a billion dollars using their Persuasive Momentum framework.
They train and coach companies like Google, NBC Universal, and Health Insurance Innovations.
They also provide aid to anticipate what customers need and how to sell diverse products like SaaS software, eyeglass frames.
Bestselling author of the New York Times. He also won the Rising Star award of Marketing Edge. He is the co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Web Analytics Association as well.
He also has been the featured expert by The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times and been quoted several times in Advertising Age, CNN, Internet Advertising Report (IAR), and many other platforms.
40. CHRIS GOWARD
He introduced and first executed famous marketing growth strategies LIFT Model and Infinity
Optimization Process. He works with companies like HP, IBM, Dollar Shave Club, Intercom, and
The Motley Fool to help them improving their experimentation programs.
He worked as an internet marketing consultant at Chris GOWARD Marketing. He has also written the book “You Should Test That!” where he put in all the valuable insights he had gained from running thousands of A/B tests on hundreds of websites. The book also redefined conversion optimization for the industry and shows how to create dramatic business improvements.
41. AVINASH KAUSHIK
He is an advisor for institutes like the University of Toronto, the University of California Irvine for communication and journalism. He was given the honor of the “most influential industry contributor”. His famous books are Web Analytics: An Hour A Day and Web Analytics 2.0.
Co-founder of Market Motive.
42. HIMANSHU SHARMA
Web analyst and digital marketer with more than 12 years of experience. He provides helps to businesses and marketing professionals in generating more sales and ROI by fixing their website tracking issues. He also offers 1-on-1 consultation and/or online training programs to provide knowledge about the most effective marketing channels for investment.
He was nominated for “digital analytics association awards for excellence”. Author of four best-selling books, one of which is Attribution Modelling in Google Analytics and Beyond.
43. GARY VEE
He is the chairman of VaynerX and an active CEO of VaynerMedia which is a world-wide operated advertising agency.
In several agencies like VaynerSports, an athlete representation agency, cannabis-focused branding, marketing agency Green Street, restaurant reservations app Resy, he is the partner.
An advisory member of Ad Council and Pencils of Promise. He also hosts global podcasts.
44. JON LOOMER
Popular Facebook Marketing Strategist, Consultant, Facebook Ads Optimiser.
He runs a blog named JonLoomer.com to maximize social media outputs of business around the world. This was recognized as one of Social Media Examiner’s Top 10 Social Media Blogs of 2013.
He was also the VP of Strategic Marketing for the American Cancer Society and Senior
Manager of Fantasy Games for the National Basketball Association.
45. JAY BAER
Founder of Convince and Convert and a digital marketing and customer experience advisory firm helping the popular brands like The United Nations, 3M, Oracle, Cisco, Hilton, etc.
His company helps these brands in improving their digital marketing, social media marketing, email marketing and word-of-mouth marketing. They also provide advice and counsel on customer service and influencer marketing.
A pioneering entrepreneur, event host, keynote speaker. He is also the bestselling author of the New York Times.
46. LARRY KIM
One of the famous PPC Marketers influencer and CEO at Mobile Monkey.
He is also the founder and former CTO of WordStream. Expert on Facebook Ads, startups, and entrepreneurship. His company employs over 300 people and manages billions of dollars of as spend on behalf of thousands of customers.
He perfectly utilizes his knowledge, tactics, and expertise in the digital marketing industry for more relevant outcomes.
He is also ranked the #8 most popular author on Medium.
47. IAN CLEARY
Ian Clearly is the founder of Razor Social that helps out B2B companies to increase their ROI.
Awarded as a top-ranked speaker at Content Marketing World. He operates globally by attending conferences about different aspects and the use of modern technology.
Listed as one of the top 100 online marketers globally by Brand24 in 2018 he also provides marketing technical skills to help in obtaining better results from marketing projects.
48. NOAH KAGAN
The young entrepreneur who holds vast expertise and long experience in business and marketing.
With utmost sincerity, he forms a community with effective and competent people for all his sincere intentions.
Co-founder of Gambit and Director of Marketing at Mini Software Inc. Offers relevant and effective advice for startups and entrepreneurship.
49. SEAN ELLIS
One of the most efficient and passionate digital marketer and communicator who is specialized in delivering high complexity experience and sales success.
Through focused process implementation and amplifying outcome he is the best out there and was rightly featured several times in the Wall Street Journal, NewYork Times.
The first person to coin the term ‘growth hacking’ is the CEO of Qualaroo and provides mentorship to over 500 startups. Advisor to KISSMetrics and Eventbrite.
50. BRIAN BALFOUR
Growth and user acquisition expert and writer at Forbes. Co-founder and CMO of Boundless Learning. Founder and CEO at Reforge.
Saying from personal research, these are some notable influencers to look up to and take ideas from no matter if someone is just starting in the world of online business and digital marketing or a professional.