35 Social Media Influencers You Should Follow on Twitter 2017

Content, Content.  Where can I find Content?

If you are like most marketing professionals and myself, you have a job or duty; a responsibility to deliver GREAT CONTENT to your audience.  That is the sole reason I curated this list of my Top 35 Social Media Influencers You Want to Follow on Twitter in 2017.

Each of these profiles represent notable and key influencers in the MarketingSphere as well as in the Twittersphere.  I personally follow these Influencers on various Social Media platforms.  I invite you to check out all the links associated with the Influencers.

These 35 profiles are great for surrounding yourself with Content Marketing news, ideas and resources.

Oh and don’t forget to follow me! @CoBoMKTG

Names are associated with their Twitter profile bio – Enjoy! 


Robbin Block – “Creative Marketing Strategist at @blockbeta. Control the chaos with the right techniques + technology + tactics.”

Follow: @robbinblock




Gerry Moran – “Global Social Media & Content Leader | Digital Dot Connecter | Speaker | Content Marketing Strategist | Visual Storyteller | Springsteen & craft beer geek”

Follow: @GerryMoran




Chuck Aikens – “CEO @VolumeNine 16 Year Search Marketing Vet. Pretend Scratch Golfer.”

Follow: @chuckaikens




Jeff Bullas  –  “#1 Content Marketing Influencer, Social Media Marketing Strategist & Speaker, Forbes Top 10 Social Media Influencer, #1 Global Business Blog.”

Follow: @jeffbullas

Visit: jeffbullas.com  



Ann Handley – “Head of Content at MarketingProfs; author of the WSJ bestseller, Everybody Writes. I’m waging a war on mediocrity in content marketing.”

Follow: @MarketingProfs

Visit: annhandley.com



Brian D. Evans – “Inc. 500 Entrepreneur. Founder/CEO at @Influencive. I write at @Inc @Entrepreneur @Forbes @HuffingtonPost. Marketer. Advisor.”

Follow: @BrianDEvans




Joe Pulizzi – “Content Marketing Institute (@CMIContent) and Content Marketing World #cmworld. Author, #ContentInc. #orange”

Follow: @JoePulizzi

Visit: contentmarketinginstitute.com



John Jantsch – “Small business marketing consultant, speaker and author of Duct Tape Marketing, Duct Tape Selling, The Referral Engine and The Commitment Engine.”

Follow: @ducttape

Visit: ducttapemarketing.com/blog



Glen Gilmore – “FORBESTop20 SocialMedia | TIME ManOfAction |Speaker #DigitalMarketing | #DigitalTransformation @TravelEsquire @NewTechLaw

Follow: @GlenGilmore




Mark Schaefer – “#1 Social media keynote speaker, author, & consultant; Digital transformation; Five best-selling marketing books; Marketing Companion podcast; College educator”

Follow: @markwschaefer

Visit: businessesgrow.com


Michael Brenner – “CEO of @MKTGInsiders, Content Marketing Consultant, Marketing Speaker, Writer, Author, The Content Formula. Life is short. Do stuff that matters and has impact.”

Follow: @BrennerMichael

Visit: marketinginsidergroup.com


Chelsea Krost – “Millennial Spokesperson/Brand Consultant. Media Personality.Key Note Speaker.Linkedin Top #Millennial Marketer.Influencer. #MillennialTalk Chat Host-Tues 8PM ET”


Visit: chelseakrost.com


Danny Sullivan – “Founding Editor, @MarketingLand & @SEngineLand, covering Google, Facebook, Twitter, SEO, SEM & all things digital marketing, search marketing and search.”

Follow: @dannysullivan




Rand Fishkin – “Moz founder, author, blogger, husband to @everywhereist, tiny Techstars investor, & feminist. I tweet 30-40X/week about marketing, SEO, technology, & startups.”

Follow: @randfish




Michael Stelzner – “Founder: Social Media Examiner & Social Media Marketing World; host: Social Media Marketing podcast; author: Launch & Writing White Papers; committed Christian.”

Follow: @Mike_Stelzner

Visit: socialmediaexaminer.com


Neal Schaffer – “I help business generate ROI from social media. Author, Global Social Media Speaker, Social Media Marketing Influencer, Soccer Dad & Japan Travel Expert. 日本語OK。”

Follow: @NealSchaffer



Kim Garst – “I help entrepreneurs get more clients, more money, more freedom and have more fun! Keynote speaker, Forbes Top 10 SM Influencer. Loves God, family & hockey!”

Follow: @Kimgarst

Visit: kimgarst.com/blog



Mari Smith  – “Social Media Thought Leader | Top Facebook Marketing Expert | Globe-trotting Speaker | Author | ‘Mari like Ferrari’”

Follow: @marismith

Visit: fb.com/marismith



Pam Moore – “50% mktg 50% geek CEO @MktgNutz #Keynote #Speaker #Consultant Love God Friends Beach & Life! #Forbes Top 10 #SocialMedia #Influencer”

Follow: @PamMktgNut

Visit: themarketingnutz.com



Sam Hurley – “People Connector | Social Influencer :Entrepreneur |Believer in Kindness |Ranked #1 Digital Marketer”

Follow: @Sam___Hurley

Visit: optim-eyez.co.uk



Diane Rayfield – “Social Media Marketing Strategist | Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer | Founder harpsocial.com  | HootSuite Ambassador | Golf Obsessed”

Follow: @DianeRayfield

Visit: harpsocial.com



Lilach Bullock – “Speaker | Social Media Consultant & Trainer | Content Creation & Amplification | Influencer Outreach | Website Conversion | Traffic Generation | Proud Mum |”

Follow: @lilachbullock

Visit: lilachbullock.com


Ed Leake – “Top 100 Influencer #DigitalMarketing | Most Influential #PPC Experts 2016 | Real coffee drinker, loves long walks to the bank. I like doughnuts. MD @Midas_UK

Follow: @EdLeake

Visit: bit.ly/edleake



Dede Watson – “Branding, Development & Content Strategy for Media & Startups #video FORBES Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer ✭ @ChelseaKrost @MyRxProfile @JNSantaniello”

Follow: @Dede_Watson



Rebekah Radice – “#CMO | Evangelist @PostPlanner | Top 10 #SocialMedia, Top 40 #ContentMarketing Influencer | Keynote Speaker | Social Media and Digital Marketing Writer”

Follow: @RebekahRadice

Visit: rebekahradice.com


Jay Baer – “The most re-tweeted person in the world among digital marketers. Author + speaker + Prez of consultancy & media company @Convince

Follow: @jaybaer

Visit: jaybaer.com



Mashable Social Media – “The latest in social media, plus tips on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, Vine, Foursquare and more from @Mashable.”

Follow: @mashsocialmedia

Visit: mashable.com/social-media



The Drum – “As the global home of media, marketing and advertising, we believe marketing can change the world.”

Follow: @TheDrum




Moz – “Marketing Analytics Software for SEO, Links, Social, and Brand • A Vibrant Online Marketing Community • Resources for Learning Inbound Marketing” 
Follow: @Moz

Visit: Moz.com





Search Engine Land – “#SearchMarketing news daily.”

Follow: @sengineland




Marketing Experiments – “Discovering what really works in sales and marketing optimization through testing and research.”

Follow: @MktgExperiments




Content Marketing Institute – “Content Marketing Institute. #CMWorld. Intelligent Content Conference. Content Marketing Awards. A @UBM company.”

Follow: @CMIContent

Visit: contentmarketinginstitute.com 



Social Media Today – “#SocialMedia insights, best practices, and tips from best thinkers in #socialmarketing”

Follow: @socialmedia2day

Visit: socialmediatoday.com



CoBo Marketing – “CoBoMktg is the Brand… but Cody Box is the Name! I’m a Marketing Professional tweeting, liking & sharing all things Marketing!”

Follow: @CoBoMktg

Visit: marketingbox



These profiles were curated from various networks, online blogs and websites.  Special thanks to these great websites which have more great resources for other powerful Digital and Social Media influences to follow:

Medium- Sprout Social Blog https://medium.com/sprout-social/185-content-marketing-resources-to-bookmark-baeaa3461571#.x12hi4p24 Zahara_Jade- HireInfluence https://hireinfluence.com/blog/top-10-social-media-influencers-to-follow-in-2016/


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