15 Influential Digital Marketing Educators You Should Follow

Digital marketing is a very dynamic topic and rapidly evolving in different segments like social media, content marketing, and email marketing. Teaching marketers, students and businesses about digital marketing is an exciting as well as innovative task. There are many digital marketing coaches, mentors and teachers who are helping professionals learn more about this fast-moving topic.

We have created a list of teachers, coaches, mentors, speakers, bloggers and digital marketing experts who help you remain up-to-date and stay ahead of the competition. With their practical and relevant experience and innovative ideas, they are empowering professionals and students to learn about the industry so that they can polish their skills and drive high ROI for their business.

Here is the list of 15 digital marketing educators you should follow:

1. Neil Patel-Co-Founder | KISSmetrics and Crazy Egg
Neil Patel-Co-Founder | KISSmetrics and Crazy EggNeil Patel is one of the top 10 online marketers according to Forbes and a top web influencer according to the Wall Street Journal. He always talks the importance effective blogging and measuring ROI. He has published amazing blogs on NeilPatel.com and Quicksprout that help you learn a lot about digital marketing topics.

2. Rand Fishkin-Founder | MOZ
Rand Fishkin-Founder | MOZRand Fishkin is the most recognized face in the digital marketing industry. He is the co-founder of Inbound.org. His blogs are a great source of learning for digital marketers. His Whiteboard Fridays are also must-watch and teach you a lot about the SEO topics and latest trends in digital marketing industry. He uses the title “Wizard of Moz”.

3. Phil Pallen- Brand Strategist | PhilPallen.co
Phil Pallen- Brand Strategist Phil Pallen is the face of new generation of digital brand strategists. He teaches about personal branding, how to understand your target audience and get social media attention. He believes that social media and online visual identity are essential parts of building a brand. His blogs on PhilPallen.co teach you more about branding and will change your perception about it.

4. John Lee Dumas- Founder | Entrepreneur On Fire
John Lee Dumas- Founder | Entrepreneur On FireJohn is the founder and host of an award winning Podcast EntrepreneurOnFire. He interviews inspiring entrepreneurs who share their journey. His Podcast helps you gain practical and relevant knowledge about the business and how to achieve success. Keep listening to his Podcast and take valuable lessons that will help you achieve your business goals.

5. Avinash Kaushik- Analytics Expert
Avinash Kaushik- Analytics ExpertAvinash Kaushik is one of the most accomplished names in web analytics. He is the co-founder of Market Motive and Digital Marketing Evangelist for Google. He is the author of two popular books- Web Analytics 2.0, Web Analytics: An Hour A Day. He has a passion for teaching. His digital analytics blogs on Occam’s Razor help marketers learn more about innovative marketing approaches.

6. Neal Schaffer- President | Maximize Your Social
Neal Schaffer- President- Maximize Your SocialNeal Schaffer has been recognized as a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer and as a Forbes Top 5 Social Sales Influencer. He is a recognized name in the field on social media education. He offers online learning opportunities through his blogs on Maximize Your Social. Neal is a leading global social media speaker and has spoken at more than 200 events.

7. Martin Shervington- Founder | Plus Your Business
Martin Shervington- Founder | Plus Your BusinessMartin Shervington is the founder of ‘Plus Your Life!’ and ‘Plus Your Business. His blogs at MartinShervington.com and PlusYourBusiness.com are a great source of learning and information. They teach you how to create your audience on Google+ and increase your reach. The innovation thinking about the new marketing strategies makes him a unique coach.

8. Mari Smith- Speaker, Author and Coach | MariSmith.com
Mari Smith- Speaker, Author and Coach | MariSmith.comMari Smith is one of the most leading social media experts and thought leaders with expertise in Facebook. She is also known as the Queen of Facebook. Forbes has recognized Mari as one of the Top Ten Social Media Power Influencers. Her blogs at MariSmith.com are considered a top resource for social media marketing. She teaches you how to market your business on social media.

9. Brian Clark- Founder | Copyblogger
Brian Clark- Founder | CopybloggerBrain Clark is the founder and CEO of Copyblogger. He has been recognized as a Top 10 Online Marketing Expert by Forbes in 2014. He is one of the recognized pioneers of content marketing industry. Copyblogger is considered as one of the most powerful and influential blogs in the world and help you remain on the leading edge of digital marketing industry.

10. Ann Hadley- Chief Content Officer | MarketingProfs
Ann HadleyAnn Hadley is a veteran in content marketing. She has been named by Forbes as the most influential woman in Social Media. Ann is the author of the bestseller- Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content and co-author of the best-selling book- Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, EBooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business.

11. Michael Stelzner- Founder and CEO | Social Media Examiner
Michael StelznerMichael Stelzner is a must-follow name in social media. He is the founder of the world’s largest social media marketing resource-Social Media Examiner. He is the host of Social Media Marketing podcast. He is the author of Launch and Writing White Papers. His blogs and podcast help you learn new strategies and ways to employ social media for the success of your business.

12. Seth Godin- Author and Marketer
Seth GodinSeth Godin is the author, marketer, entrepreneur and public speaker. He is the author of many bestsellers and a high-profile blogger. He was inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame. Seth’s Blog is one of the most popular blogs in the world and teach you about marketing, leadership and about spreading new ideas.

13. Sujan Patel- Co-Founder | Content Marketer
Sujan PatelSujan Patel is the leading SEO and Digital Marketing Expert. He is the co-founder of Content Marketer and Narrow.io that help digital marketers measure and automate their content and social media marketing efforts. His blogs on Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc. WSJ provide great information on how to increase your web traffic and grow your business.

14. Pratik Dholakiya- Co-Founder | E2M & MoveoApps
Pratik DholakiyaPratik Dholakiya is a leading digital marketing consultant. He has been featured on Forbes, Moz and Inc. He is a great contributor to blogs on sites like Entrepreneur, Search Engine Land, Huffington Post and many more. His blogs provide information about digital marketing and how to build your brand presence and achieve business growth.

15. Sangeeta Kumar– SEO Expert & Coach | DMIOA
Sangeeta KumarSangeeta Kumar is an SEO expert who focuses on pay-per-click campaigns and organic SEO solutions. She has hands-on experience in digital channels like SEO, PPC, Social and Email marketing. She is a great trainer at DMIOA and has been training marketers and students on digital marketing concepts that are important for the growth of any business.

If you are an aspiring digital marketer and want to shine in the digital marketing filed, start following them today. Follow their blogs and ideologies to remain up-to-date with the new digital marketing trends and strategies. Learning more about digital marketing will unlock new opportunities for you and will help you make to this kind of list some day!

Sangeeta has over 8 years experience in IT and 5 years experience as a digital marketer. She has hands-on experience in most digital channels including SEO, Social, PPC and Email marketing. Her job profile as an internet marketer required her to handle and train teams for deliverables. She has trained and pushed team members to learn digital marketing concepts which are novel yet beneficiary for businesses.

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