50 Digital Marketing Experts in the world 2024 [Original]

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Bhavik Sarkhedi
Bhavik Sarkhedi

2020 turned out to be a watershed year for digital marketers everywhere. While other industries suffered immense losses and experienced a sea change in customer loyalty, digital marketers were able to pivot and find new and more meaningful ways to connect with consumers.

The digital marketing industry stands out for its remarkable resilience to market changes, a quality not commonly found in other industries. This unique ability attracts a growing number of aspiring digital marketers eager to join the field. Moreover, digital marketing offers significant cost advantages over traditional marketing methods, making it accessible to businesses of all sizes. Its global reach and potential for virality further contribute to its widespread appeal among creative professionals.

In this discussion, we focus on the top 50 digital marketing influencers who are currently enjoying immense success in the industry. These influencers serve as guiding lights, inspiring others with their innovative strategies and impactful campaigns, shaping the future of digital marketing.

The list is randomized and covers successful digital marketing experts from all over the world.

  1. Rand Fishkin– Rand Fishkin is a name that is familiar to content influencers everywhere. The CEO and co-founder of the company SEO Moz has been named among the 30 best young tech entrepreneurs under 30 by Business Week and his work has been covered in Seattle Times, Newsweek and the New York Times. From humble beginnings in 2001 when this Seattle based entrepreneur first became aware of the importance of search engine optimization to heading an SEO empire and authoring multiple books on Inbound marketing, art of SEO and startup world, Fishkin has become a leading authority on SEO and his company Moz an unbeatable resource for content marketers world over.
  2. Ann Handley– Ann Handley is an extremely famous content consultant and one of the most in-demand marketing keynote speakers. She is also a Wall Street Journal bestselling author who has over her decades long career written extensively on social media and content marketing for publications like Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine and American Express. She was also named by IBM as one of the 7 people shaping modern marketing and been ranked by Forbes as one of The Top 20 Women Bloggers. These are just some of Ann Handley’s many accomplishments. She currently works as the Chief Content Officer for MarketingProfs.
  3. Neil Patel– Neil Patel is the name that most commonly comes to mind when one thinks of digital marketing experts. Patel’s name has become ubiquitous in the marketing industry. He is known for his keen insights on new marketing trends and has been ranked as one of the top 10 online marketers by Forbes and been recognized by former US President Obama as one of the Top 100 entrepreneurs by the age of 30. He is a New York Times bestselling author and has advised the world’s leading conglomerates like Amazon, Google, General Motors and eBay on their marketing strategies. His particular focus is conversion and web analytics, growth hacking, social media marketing, and content marketing strategy.
  4. Ryan Deiss– The marketer turned entrepreneur and investor is one of the world’s foremost online marketers. His expertise in simplifying the fields of SEO, content marketing, sales funnels and email marketing has made him one of the most respected digital marketing experts in the business. His work and insights on digital marketing have been featured by Adweek, Entrepreneur and Forbes. Now, the 40 year old is the bestselling author of two books on digital marketing and runs multiple businesses including the $10 million annually earning company Digital Marketer.
  5. Bhavik Sarkhedi– At just 28 years old, Bhavik Sarkhedi is the founder of three successful businesses, Write Right, Estorytellers, Taletel and Dad of Ad. In addition to his digital marketing expertise, Sarkhedi has published three novels. He has also written for numerous publications like Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, YourStory, Inc. 42, amongst many others. His hard work and resilience in the field of digital marketing has even received recognition from Google who named him on the list of best content writers in the world. He is the only Indian content writer named on that list based on Google’s world class algorithmic search engine results. Clutch and Goodfirms have also recognized his expertise. The talented upstart is a prolific writer who has described a strong emotional IQ to be the most important weapon in a leader’s arsenal.
  6. Larry Kim– Larry Kim is the founder of WordStream, the World’s top PPC marketing software company. He is also the founder of MobileMonkey, a chatbot that provides marketing and customer support on Facebook Messenger, WebChat and SMS. As one of the world’s most respected digital marketers, his expertise has been recognized by multiple publications which have ranked him on their best of digital marketers lists. He’s been named Search Marketer of the Year from PPC Hero (2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017), Search Engine Land, and the US Search Awards. He has also won special recognition from the United States Senate & House of Representatives for his work in creating jobs in the Boston economy. He is a prolific writer whose insights on entrepreneurship, startups, social media marketing, paid search and content marketing have been published by Inc. magazine and CNBC. He is also ranked the #8 most popular authors on Medium. .
  7. Avinash Kaushik– is a successful Indian entrepreneur and highly sought after marketing keynote speaker. He is a digital marketing evangelist for Google and the cofounder of Market Motive Inc. which provides online marketing training and certification programs on SEO, web analytics, social media marketing, conversion optimization etc. His digital expertise and insights have been utilized by companies like P&G, Dell, Time Warner, Chase Bank, Hyatt, Porsche and IBM. As a keynote speaker, he has provided his digital acumen at a variety of global conferences.
  8. Jeff Bullas– Jeff Bullas’s life story from being unemployed, broke and $50000 in debt to being featured by Forbes as one of the Top 20 Influencers of Chief Marketing Officers in 2018 is a true Cinderella story. This prolific blogger has now expanded his expertise to become an international keynote speaker and digital strategy consultant for companies and executives whom he helps to optimize their personal and corporate brands. His extremely successful website jeffbullas.com receives 5 million visitors a year and covers topics ranging from entrepreneurship, innovation, social media, digital marketing and much more.
  9. Jay Baer– Jay Baer is a New York Times bestselling author of 6 books and has over 25 years experience in digital marketing and customer experience. In that period, he has consulted for multiple Fortune 500 companies and amassed experience that is valued by the world’s top brands like IBM, American Express, Hilton, Novartis, etc. He has been named one of the world’s top influencers for digital marketing, social media marketing, and content marketing and hosts the award winning podcast Social Pros. His vast knowledge base has made him an in demand keynote speaker and an induction into the marketing hall of fame.
  10. Steve Rayson– Steve Rayson is an entrepreneur and investor and owner of the widely popular Buzzsumo, an online tool that is widely used by marketers worldwide to gather insights on success of content on digital platforms like Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+. A serial entrepreneur, Rayson has founded and sold multiple technology companies. His particular focus over his decades’ long career has been on data driven marketing and the role of social media in content discovery.
  11. Lilach Bullock– has worn many hats in her illustrious career. She is a content expert having worked prolifically with 100’s of companies ranging from tech, SMEs and big brands. She is also a speaker, author and influencer who has been ranked by Forbes as one of the Top 20 women social media influencers and by Orace as Social Influencer of Europe. A highly regarded speaker on the world speaker circuit, this sought after digital marketing expert has been listed as the number one influencer in the UK by Career Experts and is a recipient of the Global Women Champions award for her contribution to leadership in business. She has been featured on Medium, Forbes, Next web, Business 2 community, Social Media Examiner, Content Marketing Institute, MarketingProfs and many other popular publications.
  12. Raja Rajamannar– With over 25 years experience, Raja Ramannar has acquired a stellar reputation as a seasoned global business executive. Ramannar currently serves as Chief Marketing and Communications officer for MasterCard and President of the Company’s Healthcare business. In the past he has held senior positions at various large P&L’s across industries and geographies, including at the health insurance firm Anthem where he served as the Chief Transformation officer and managed the company’s business direction and strategy. He has also served as Chief Marketing Officer at Humana. His broad expertise in data, marketing and digital technologies has won him numerous accolades such as Global Marketer of the year award by the World Federation of Advertisers, top 5 World’s Most influential CMOS by Forbes and many more. Raja’s expertise has also led him to making keynote speeches at various prestigious marketing conferences around the world including the World Economic Forum, Cannes Lions, SXSW and Advertising week.
  13. Kyoko Matsushita– The client-centric leader, Kyoto Matsushita currently serves as the Global CEO of Essence. Her expertise with digital marketing has led her to recognition from The Drum as one of the world’s leading digital marketers and by Campaign as one of APAC’s leading CEOs. She has served in senior positions with various global companies and led the marketing, media and product development operations for those companies. She has been the Vice President at GREE, a leading mobile gaming company, headed media design at Sony Europe, as well as led marketing for online games at Electronic Arts for both EMEA and APAC. She has also shared her insights on digital marketing, importance of platforms for social games developers, and data at various international conferences like Events Asia, India Brand Conclave, F2P Summit and Campaign 360.
  14. Sebastian Tomich– Sebastian Tomich currently holds the position of global head of Advertising and Marketing Solutions at The New York Times where he’s responsible for guiding the strategy and revenue generation of the entire advertising team across media, partnerships and services, including T Brand Studio, ad innovation, marketing solutions and sales. Tomich has served in various other senior positions during his long career at Times, including as senior vice president of Advertising and Innovation, in 2015, leading Times’ branded content business and studio, and as vice president of advertising where he led the launch and rapid expansion of T Brand Studio, The Times’s commercial content studio. Previously, Tomich was the director of East Coast advertising at Forbes Media. In 2017 he was named an Ad Age 40 Under 40 and in 2014 he was named to Ad Age’s Creative 50.
  15. Fernando Machado– The current Global Chief Marketing Officer for Restaurants Brands International, Fernando Machado, is one of the six global marketers shortlisted for last year’s WFA Global Marketer of the Year award in partnership with The Drum. A bold and innovative marketer, he has become highly revered for his unique approach to digital marketing, leading some of the most effective and creative campaigns including Whopper, Detour and Moldy Whopper. Previously this maverick digital marketing expert has worked at Unilever for 18 years, where he managed different brands, including Dove. Fernando was recognized by Adweek as Grand Brand Genius, by the AD Club of NY as Marketer of the Year, by Business Insider as top 5 most innovative CMOs and by AdAge as top 50 most creative people in the business.
  16. Paul Rogers– As part of AS Roma’s management team, Paul Rogers currently serves as its Chief Strategy Officer. As the former Head of Digital Media at Roma, he was responsible for developing the club’s media, communications and international strategy – helping the club to grow the brand globally. Rogers has vast experience in sports marketing, formerly serving as Head of International Development at Liverpool FC, for 14 years with experience in creating content and marketing strategies, brand building, strategic planning, social media, digital journalism, TV production, rights negotiations and generating new revenue streams through content. This former music and style journalist has revolutionized and consistently delivered virality of sports content. He was ranked by Drum as one of the world’s top 100 digital marketers in 2019.
  17. Jon Morrow– Jon Morrow is the founder of BoostBlogTraffic (now called SmartBlogger) who started off writing inspirational viral posts. His expertise and skill set was proven when SmartBlogger acquired 13000 subscribers even before it launched. He started at Copyblogger and proved his stripes over the years building a reputation as an astute blogger, programmer, marketing strategist and expert speaker. He has also blogged for numerous well-known digital marketing sites, including Copyblogger –one of the world’s most popular blogs. He has achieved great prominence in the online marketing industry with his blog making more than a million dollars every year and his writing is a must read for people interested in achieving similar success and learning about marketing, blogging, making money online, and SEO.
  18. Janet Machuka-The Kenyan Janet Machuka is a household name in the world of Digital Marketing. With just four years of experience in the field, she has grown to become an extremely successful digital marketing strategist, influencer and a consultant. Janet has been featured on renowned platforms such as Talkwalker, Social Pilot and Hubspot as a trailblazer. She has also been recognized in Kenya as Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers to follow. Her digital expertise has led her to being invited to speak about digital marketing at various international conferences. Janet is also responsible for creating the highly popular Africa Tweet Chat in February 2018 which to date has had over 250 million engagements. As a founder of ATC Digital Academy, Janet has become a leading authority in helping businesses through their digital transformation of sales and marketing through consulting, digital training and executing a strong social media marketing strategy. Her range of accolades includes being named as one of the Top 25 Digital Marketing Women in Kenya and Top 34 Digital Marketing Experts to follow as per Social Pilot.
  19. John Rampton– John Rampton is an entrepreneur, investor, and startup enthusiast. He is founder of the calendar productivity tool Calendar. He is also an online marketing maven who has been named #2 on Top 50 Online Influencers in the World by Entrepreneur Magazine and blogging Expert by Time. He currently advises several companies in the San Francisco Bay area. His expertise in growing companies has led him to build over 4 unicorns over the past 10 years with over $18 billion in online revenue.
  20. Brian Dean– Brian Dean is an internationally recognized SEO expert who has been called an “SEO genius” by Entrepreneur.com, a “brilliant entrepreneur” and “one of the world’s most sought-after SEO experts” by Inc Magazine. Brian’s award-winning blog, Backlinko.com, has been listed by Forbes as a top “blog to follow”. In addition to the Backlinko blog, Brian also runs a YouTube channel. His influence has led to his blog reaching a readership of over 3.5 million people per year. His expertise has led to praise from various publications with Huffington Post calling his blog “Backlinko: a recommended resource to become a better SEO”, Forbes saying that “Backlinko is the place for next-level SEO training and link building strategies” and many other laurels.
  21. Sujan Patel– In his 14-plus years as a marketer and entrepreneur, Sujan Patel has helped hundreds of companies boost online traffic and sales and strengthen their online brand reputation. Patel is the co-founder of Web Profits and Mailshake. Sujan Patel has over 12 years of digital marketing experience and has helped hundreds of clients increase web traffic, boost user acquisition, and grow their businesses. He’s currently the VP of Marketing at When I Work. In addition to his role at When I Work Sujan co-founded ContentMarketer.io and wrote the book on Growth Hacking titled 100 Days of Growth. He is also a voracious  who has regularly written for Forbes, Inc, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur.
  22. Noah Kagan– Noah initial claim to fame was being the #30 employee at Facebook, #4 at Mint and he has since created four multi-million dollar businesses. Currently he leads operations at Sumo where he provides free marketing tools for small businesses and Appsum which provides daily deals for entrepreneurs. He also hosts a popular podcast on entrepreneurship and marketing, Noah Kagan Presents. This highly influential and sought after online marketer has led AppSumo to become a 7-figure business with 700,000+ email subscribers.
  23. Darren Rowse– One of the world’s first professional bloggers, Darren Rowse is a prolific blogger, who currently runs two blogs – Problogger.net and Digital-Photography-School.com which have a readership of around 5 million visitors per month. Before becoming a full time blogger, Darren co-founded numerous businesses including ‘Third Tribe Marketing’ and ‘b5media blog network’, co-authored a paper book ‘ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six Figure Income’ (Wiley) and founded the ProBlogger Training Event in Australia. He has also spoken at events and conferences on the topic of blogging, social media, building a personal brand etc.
  24. Deepak Kanakaraju– Deepak is an Indian blogger who from humble origins in a small town has become a highly popular blogger and digital marketer. This passionate biker who started in the industry in 2008 writes about blogging on his eponymous blog and is also a columnist at Entrepreneur.com and YourStory. His first startup was an online motorcycle publication called BikeAdvice, which eventually became the No.1 motorcycle blog in India with 1,00,000+ followers and 1 Million+ page views per month. Previously, Deepak has worked as digital marketing manager in startups like Exotel, Practo, Instamojo and Razorpay. Currently his blog digitaldeepak.com ranks as one of the top digital marketing blogs in India.
  25. Arnie Kuenn- Arnie Kuenn is a world-renowned speaker and award-winning author (Accelerate & Content Marketing Works) who has 30+ years of entrepreneurial and digital marketing expertise. In 2006, Arnie founded Vertical Measures, a highly respected Digital Marketing agency and in 2008, founded the Arizona Interactive Marketing Association (AZIMA). In 2014, he was honored as the Interactive Person of the Year in Arizona and in 2015 entered the Content Marketing Hall of Fame. In 2017 he was named Content Marketing Person of the Year in Arizona and his company was named a Best Places to Work.
  26. Sandi Krakowski- Sandi Krakowski is a popular social media influencer, author and speaker.  Krakowski, is the founder and president of A Real Change International, Inc. and Sandpaper Tablet, Inc. where she prides on striving to help small business owners and big corporations utilize the online space. Krakowski has more two decades of experience working successfully in online marketing and business development. She is also a highly respected Facebook marketing expert and was named by Forbes as one of the Top 20 Online Marketing Influencers, Top 20 Women Social Media Influencer and a Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer. She has also helped build and scale 17 companies through her experience in eCommerce, Internet marketing and direct response marketing.
  27. Gary Vaynerchuk- Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur, and serves as the Chairman of VaynerX and the CEO of VaynerMedia where he helps Fortune 1000 brands leverage consumer attention. He is considered one of the leading global minds on internet culture and trends and patterns that impact markets and consumer behavior. As a sought after and well known digital marketing influencer, Gary documents his life daily as a CEO through his social media channels where he enjoys a 30 million strong following across all platforms. His podcast ‘The GaryVee Audio Experience’ ranks among the top podcasts globally. Amongst his huge bag of laurels is being a five-time New York Times Best-Selling Author and one of the most highly sought after public speakers.
  28. Elizabeth Marsten- An e-Commerce professional Elizabeth Marsten has experience in paid search, marketplaces, SEO, content, analytics, social media – marketing and retail media. She is also a prolific speaker having spoken at Mozcon, SMX Advanced, East and West, PPC Hero Con, DFWSEM, Marketing Profs University B2B and PPC Masters. Marsten has also provided her keen insights on digital marketing at webinars for SEMrush, Acquisio, Portent, Digital Marketing Depot, SEMPO, Marketing Profs University and Moz.
  29. Astrid Kramer- Astrid Kramer has worn many hats during her career. This multifaceted SEO consultant has also worked as a brand manager and speaker. With over 12 years experience as a digital marketer, she has provided SEO, online marketing and UX services to big brands and international agencies. She is also a regular speaker and has provided her insights at conferences around the world like SMX Munich, SEOKomm, OMKB, NFQ Asia Summit and SEO Cruise.
  30. Karl Gilis- Karl Gillis is highly regarded as one of the most influential conversion experts in the world who is currently the managing partner of AGConsult. His expertise in usability and conversion optimization has also made him a sought after and top rated keynote speaker at international conferences like Conversion Conference in London and Berlin, Call-to-Action in Vancouver, Unbounce Roadshow in Toronto, ConversionSUMMIT in Frankfurt, UX Poland and ConvertsionBoost in Copenhagen. According to PPC Hero, Karl is a CRO and UX expert to look out for.  Over his long career he has worked for companies like Suzuki, TUI, Yoast and Carglass.
  31. Walter Li- Walter Lim is the founder and editor of Cooler Insights a content marketing, social media marketing and brand storytelling agency. As a self described social media marketer, brand storyteller, digital geek, and trainer, he helps businesses grow through delivering content marketing, social media, and PR services. Walter has almost 25 years of leadership experience in content & social media marketing, PR, strategy, and industry development. He has also worked as a course developer and content marketing and social media marketing trainer at Equinet Academy where he has trained over 1,700 individuals in online and offline marketing. His keen expertise in digital marketing has led him to being invited to various illustrious positions such as member of the Media Literacy Council (led by IMDA Singapore) from 2016 to 2020, juror for the Mumbrella Asia Awards 2017 and 2018 and judge for the Singapore Blog Awards for 5 consecutive years. As a prolific speaker and writer, Walter has spoken at multiple conferences on topics such as branding, public relations, digital marketing, and social media marketing and provided his insights to a variety of publications like Social Media Today, Outbrain, Duct Tape Marketing, Outbrain, Yahoo! News, and has been featured on The Straits Times, TODAY, Power 98 and 938Now, Young Upstart, Ikiguide and The Content Guy.
  32. Gianluca Fiorelli– Gianluca Fiorelli has worked in the Search and Digital Marketing industry since 2003 providing strategic and international SEO offering to his clients include analyses, audits and actionable recommendations. Gianluca Fiorelli has worked with clients of all scale, from small to medium local businesses, Top 500 companies and startups. Gianluca Fiorelli is also a Moz Global Associate, speaks regularly at different marketing and search events, offers in-company training sessions and delivers university master classes.
  33. Yann Gourvennec– The CEO and founder of the European Visionary Marketing digital marketing agency, Yann is a marketer specializing in Web and social media marketing, a lecturer, keynote speaker and author. His vast expertise ranges from providing digital strategy, marketing services to social media, business development, Internet & e-business expertise.
  34. Ashwini Dodani– Ashwini Dodani, a creative strategist and digital marketer. As a digital marketer, Ashwini has over 7 years experience working for brands like Channel V, Garnier Men, Cornetto, Magnum, Axis Mutual Funds, Lee Cooper Denim and many more. Recently he has extended his expertise to entertainment marketing and social media marketing for films like Saand Ki Aankh, Bypass Road, Arjun Patiala which has won him great respect. Currently Ashwini who has been listed on many best of India’s digital marketing influencer’s lists is the Digital Lead on Amazon Prime Video’s shows including Paatal Lok and Breathe Into The Shadows.
  35. Hernán Rodríguez– Hernan Rodiguez is an Argentian digital marketing expert with 25 years experience in mobile marketing, mobile advertising and mobile content. He was also ranked by Buzzsumo as one of the top 100 digital marketing influencers in 2019. He is a content creator with a hugely popular Spanish language video blog series dedicated to technology and has contributed his expertise to consulting companies on their mobile marketing, social media strategy and proximity marketing for retail.
  36. Kassy Pajarillo– Kassy Pajarillo is a world renowned digital strategist and one of the most in demand digital marketing experts and speakers in the world. She has been ranked for her expertise as a content influencer by Buzzsumo in 2019 as one of the Top 100 Global Digital Marketing Influencers and by Marketing in Asia in their list of Top Linkedin influencers in 2018 and 2019. She is a proud Filipino who has based her career on mindful leadership.
  37. Iain Tait– The former executive creative director of Wieden & Kennedy London is an extremely sought after veteran of the digital marketing and design world. Before working with Weiden & Kennedy, Ian was one of the founders and creative directors of Poke. Over his long and illustrious career, Ian Tait has won various accolades for his work and achieved special recognition for his hugely popular Old Spice Response campaign. In 2012, Tait moved to Google Creative Lab in New York where he was part of the team that launched the Chromebook globally, created a series of Chrome Experiments, and brought Google’s first accessories line into the world, amongst other projects.
  38. Michael Litman– Michael Litman has been working in the digital space since 2008, working for various agencies including Dare, Splendid and Poke. In 2013 he founded Burst, the world’s first specialist micro-content agency, and launched Brandsonvine – a consultancy providing training, advice and video production to brands and agencies globally. He has also written for several publications on all things digital, including the Independent, the Telegraph and the Financial Times. He is a well revered and growing digital marketer.
  39. Fadhila Brahimi– A highly respected marketing leader and influencer, Fadhila is regularly cited as one of the top influencers in marketing and leadership in France and internationally. A personal branding pioneer, she has been selected in the Guide des experts since 2009 and list of Women who count in digital in France. She has also spoken prolifically for international and local conferences like Tedx France and Maghreb. As an writer, she has authored, contributed and prefaced about twenty books, ebooks and white papers on personal branding, digital identity and reputation, digital communication and influence, leadership, crisis management, public speaking and social media and been consistently recognized as a leader in her field by the French and international press.
  40. Mordecai Holtz– Mordecai is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategist of Blue Thread Marketing, a boutique Israeli digital agency and has worked with a range of clients around the world. As a well regarded opinion leader, Mordecai has worked for Huawei, China’s largest and fastest growing tech company. An avid blogger, Holtz has contributed his expertise in digital marketing to Fast Company, been cited in Buzzfeed, CMO.com, Forbes & Inc. and been featured on respected industry sites including Social Media Today, DukascopyTV, Business2Community, Social Media World and Post Planner. Mordecai is also a startup mentor and spoken at multiple international conferences, including Engage Prague 2018, TBEX, IMEX Frankfurt, and many others.
  41. Paddy Moogan– Paddy Moogan is a co-founder of Aira, a digital marketing agency based in Milton Keynes, providing digital marketing services to businesses across the UK, US and Europe. He is also a prolific speaker, having spoken at various international search marketing conferences including SearchLove London, MozCon, SMX Sydney and Marketing Festival in Czech Republic. He has also shared his marketing insights for publications like Moz, Distilled, Search Engine Land and State of Digital
  42. Shashi Bellamkonda– This customer oriented growth executive, Shashi Bellamkonda is highly recognized for his top skills in SaaS Sales & Marketing operations, AI, data science & customer segmentation, with a specific interest in helping grow small businesses. With over 18 years of experience Bellamkonda has previously worked for startups like Surefire Local, and has taught multiple classes at Georgetown on digital marketing.
  43. Hrish Thota– One of India’s top digital influencers. Hrish Thota is a popular family travel and lifestyle blogger. Over the past 18 years, this social media influencer has worked with more than 200 brands both in India and Internationally on digital marketing campaigns. With a strong social media following- over 130,000 followers on Facebook and over 40,000 follower on Instagram, Thota has also worked with leading lifestyle brands like Peter England, Lifestyle, Arrow, Tanishq, Louis Phillipe, Puma, Flipkart and many, many more. As a frequent traveler, he has also collaborated with some of the foremost tourism boards of the world including Singapore tourism, Indonesia, Dubai tourism, South Africa tourism, Visit Britain, Goa Tourism, Sri Lanka tourism, Hong Kong tourism and many others. His expertise with social media marketing and as a content influencer has won him numerous awards including the Best Lifestyle Facebook Page award by Food Bloggers Association of India and Best Influencer in India by Social Samosa.
  44. Bonin Bough– Bonin Bough is one of the most in-demand marketing executives in the world, the host of CNBC’s Cleveland Hustles, and the author of Txt Me (646) 759-1837. Over his long and illustrious career, he has worked for billion-dollar CPG brands including Mondelez and PepsiCo before starting Bonin Ventures. Bonin’s expertise has contributed to the rapid growth of some of the world’s most-loved billion-dollar brands including Oreo, Cadbury, Pepsi, Gatorade and Frito-Lay. He was also responsible for leading digital globally for PepsiCo. An innovative and creative thinker, Bonin is regularly recognized as one of the industry’s top mobile marketers and has been inducted into the Advertising Hall of Achievement. His list of accolades include the Fortune’s “40 under 40”, Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, Ebony’s Power 100 and The Internationalist’s Internationalists of the Year.
  45. Oli Gardner– Oli Gardner started off at Unbounce as the sole marketer at the company, handling CRO, SEO, social, email, PPC and eventually growing to a Creative Director role. Currently, Gardner operates in the capacity of individual contributor and public speaker. As a highly sought after speaker, he has shared his digital marketing insights over the years at various conferences including Unbounce Call to Action Conference, INBOUND, Turing Festival, B2B Marketing Forum, Superweek, Learn Inbound and many more. Oli’s main focus is on using data-informed copywriting, design, interaction, and psychology to create a more meaningful experience for marketers and customers alike.
  46. Tommy Walker– Tommy Walker is an online marketing strategist and the host of Inside The Mind and The Mindfire Chats. Walker is also the Editor of the Shopify Plus blog, and was formerly the Editor at ConversionXL. He has over 10 years experience in digital marketing and has written extensively about his learnings on blogs like Unbounce, ProBlogger and PC world.
  47. Shama Hyder– Shama Hyder is a multi hyphenate who is an award winning CEO, web and TV personality and acclaimed keynote speaker. Her expertise has led her to be named as Zen Master of Marketing by Entrepreneur Magazine and Millennial Master of the Universe by FastComapany.com. Her unique skill set and prowess in digital marketing has been recognized by multiple publications like Forbes, Businessweek and Inc who have named her as one of the Top 30 entrepreneurs under 30 in the field. Her current insights on business and marketing can be accessed at her columns on Forbes and Inc.
  48. Joanna Wiebe– Joanna Weibe who’s been called the original conversion copywriter by some and is one of the co founders of Copy Hackers and Airstory.co. She’s a highly successful digital copywriter who has been invited to teach at more than 50 stages worldwide including Digital Commerce Summit, Inbound, CTA Conf and Business of Software. She’s also written for companies like Wistia, Buffer, Crazy Egg, Shopify and more. She has a strong social media following and regularly shares her copywriting and marketing insights on Twitter.
  49. Gerry D’Angelo– Gerry D’Angelo is the Vice President, Global Media at P&G, the world’s largest advertiser and Co-Chair of World Federation of Advertisers Media Forum & Board with over 30 years of experience across media agencies, media vendor and client organizations. He is highly respected for his track record in delivering digital transformation, media reinvention and capability building and has vast experience in media spanning many geogrpahies. He has also helped the company launch successful global media partnerships with Google, Facebook and Amazon.
  50. Bhavik Sarkhedi – At just 28 years old, Bhavik Sarkhedi is the founder of three successful businesses, Write Right, Estorytellers, Taletel and Dad of Ad. In addition to his digital marketing expertise, Sarkhedi has published three novels. He has also written for numerous publications like Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, YourStory, Inc. 42, amongst many others. His hard work and resilience in the field of digital marketing has even received recognition from Google who named him on the list of best content writers in the world. He is the only Indian content writer named on that list based on Google’s world class algorithmic search engine results. Clutch and Goodfirms have also recognized his expertise. The talented upstart is a prolific writer who has described a strong emotional IQ to be the most important weapon in a leader’s arsenal. As the founder of WriteRight, a comprehensive content writing agency, he has demonstrated visionary leadership, assisting numerous businesses and startups in achieving their objectives. WriteRight’s mission is to elevate businesses by establishing a strong brand presence through content marketing strategies. His innovative approach has sparked a revolution in India’s digital marketing landscape, setting new standards for competitors. Beginning his journey as a writer, he swiftly ascended in the industry, earning recognition as one of India’s most influential digital marketers. Remarkably, he founded four companies—WriteRight, Taletel, Estroytellers, and Dad of Ad—at a young age, showcasing his entrepreneurial acumen and dedication to driving impactful change in the industry.

Q: Why are these digital marketers considered the cream of the crop in the industry?
A: These digital marketers have earned their reputation through consistent innovation, exceptional results, and a profound understanding of the digital landscape. They consistently push the boundaries of what’s possible in digital marketing, setting new standards for excellence.

Q: What unique approaches do they bring to the table that set them apart from others?
A: They bring a combination of creativity, strategic thinking, and data-driven decision-making that allows them to devise highly effective campaigns tailored to their target audience. Their ability to think outside the box and adapt to changing trends sets them apart in a crowded field.

Q: How have they adapted to the ever-evolving landscape of digital marketing?
A: They understand that digital marketing is constantly evolving, and they are quick to embrace new technologies, platforms, and trends. They prioritize staying informed and continuously refining their strategies to remain ahead of the curve.

Q: Where do they draw inspiration from for their groundbreaking campaigns and initiatives?
A: They draw inspiration from a variety of sources, including consumer behavior, market trends, emerging technologies, and successful campaigns from other industries. They are constantly seeking new ideas and approaches to keep their marketing fresh and engaging.

Q: What challenges have they encountered on their journey to the top, and how have they overcome them?
A: They have faced challenges such as fierce competition, rapid technological changes, and shifting consumer preferences. However, they have overcome these obstacles through perseverance, strategic thinking, and a willingness to learn from failures.

Q: When did they realize their passion for digital marketing, and what motivated them to pursue it?
A: Many of them discovered their passion for digital marketing early in their careers, drawn to the dynamic and ever-changing nature of the field. They were motivated by a desire to leverage technology and creativity to connect with audiences in new and meaningful ways.

Q: How do they stay ahead of the curve amidst fierce competition and rapid technological advancements?
A: They prioritize continuous learning, staying informed about the latest trends and developments in digital marketing. They also invest in experimentation and testing to identify what strategies are most effective in driving results.

Q: What role do they envision digital marketing playing in the future of business and commerce?
A: They believe that digital marketing will continue to play a central role in business and commerce, serving as a crucial channel for connecting with customers, driving sales, and building brand loyalty. They anticipate further integration of AI, personalization, and immersive technologies into marketing strategies.

Q: Why do you believe they have garnered such widespread recognition and acclaim in the industry?
A: They have earned recognition and acclaim through their track record of success, thought leadership, and contributions to the industry. Their innovative approaches and ability to deliver measurable results have made them stand out among their peers.

Q: What advice do they have for aspiring digital marketers looking to make their mark in the field?
A: They advise aspiring digital marketers to prioritize continuous learning, develop a diverse skill set, and seek out opportunities to gain hands-on experience. They also emphasize the importance of creativity, critical thinking, and staying adaptable in a rapidly changing industry.

Q: How do they maintain authenticity and transparency in their digital marketing endeavors?
A: They prioritize building genuine connections with their audience by being transparent about their brand values, intentions, and actions. They are honest about their products or services and strive to deliver on their promises, fostering trust and credibility with consumers.

Q: What role does creativity play in their approach to crafting compelling digital campaigns?
A: Creativity is central to their approach, as they seek to capture the attention and imagination of their audience through innovative and engaging content. They understand that creativity is essential for standing out in a crowded digital landscape and connecting with consumers on an emotional level.

Q: How do they leverage data and analytics to optimize their marketing strategies for maximum impact?
A: They use data and analytics to gain insights into consumer behavior, preferences, and trends, allowing them to tailor their marketing strategies for maximum effectiveness. They track key metrics, conduct A/B testing, and use predictive analytics to inform their decision-making and drive results.

Q: What are some of the most memorable and successful campaigns they’ve spearheaded, and what made them so effective?
A: They have spearheaded campaigns that have captured the public’s attention and driven significant results for their brands. These campaigns are memorable for their creativity, storytelling, and ability to resonate with the target audience on a deep emotional level.

Q: Why do you think they have been selected among the top 50 digital marketers in the world?
A: They have been selected among the top 50 digital marketers in the world due to their outstanding track record of success, thought leadership, and contributions to the industry. Their innovative approaches, measurable results, and influence on the digital marketing landscape make them stand out among their peers.

Q: What ethical considerations do they prioritize when implementing digital marketing tactics?
A: They prioritize ethical considerations such as respecting consumer privacy, avoiding deceptive practices, and ensuring transparency in their marketing communications. They understand the importance of building trust with consumers and are committed to upholding ethical standards in their marketing efforts.

Q: How do they foster strong relationships with their audience and build brand loyalty?
A: They foster strong relationships with their audience by delivering value, engaging with them authentically, and listening to their feedback. They create personalized experiences that resonate with their target audience, building trust and loyalty over time.

Q: What trends do they foresee shaping the future of digital marketing, and how are they preparing for them?
A: They foresee trends such as AI-driven personalization, immersive technologies, and the rise of voice search shaping the future of digital marketing. They are preparing for these trends by investing in new technologies, expanding their skill sets, and staying informed about emerging trends and developments in the industry.

Q: How do they balance innovation with proven strategies to achieve consistent results?
A: They balance innovation with proven strategies by continuously experimenting with new ideas and approaches while also leveraging tried-and-true tactics that have proven to be effective. They are willing to take calculated risks while also staying grounded in data-driven insights and best practices.

Q: What role does storytelling play in their digital marketing efforts, and how do they captivate their audience through narrative?
A: Storytelling plays a central role in their digital marketing efforts, allowing them to connect with their audience on a deeper emotional level and communicate their brand values and messaging in a compelling way. They craft narratives that resonate with their audience’s aspirations, challenges, and desires, drawing them into their brand’s story and fostering a sense of connection and belonging.

Q: Why do you think they are regarded as thought leaders and influencers in the digital marketing sphere?
A: They are regarded as thought leaders and influencers in the digital marketing sphere due to their deep expertise, innovative thinking, and ability to drive meaningful change in the industry. They share their insights and knowledge generously, inspiring others and shaping the direction of the digital marketing landscape.

Q: How do they approach risk-taking in their marketing initiatives, and what lessons have they learned from failure?
A: They approach risk-taking in their marketing initiatives with a calculated mindset, weighing the potential rewards against the potential pitfalls. They understand that failure is a natural part of the innovation process and view it as an opportunity for learning and growth. They are resilient in the face of setbacks, using failure as a springboard for future success.

Q: What impact do they hope to leave on the digital marketing industry and future generations of marketers?
A: They hope to leave a lasting impact on the digital marketing industry by inspiring

innovation, driving positive change, and raising the bar for excellence. They are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experiences with future generations of marketers, empowering them to succeed in an ever-changing landscape.

Q: Why do you believe their expertise and insights are sought after by businesses and professionals worldwide?
A: Their expertise and insights are sought after by businesses and professionals worldwide because they have a proven track record of delivering results and driving innovation in the digital marketing sphere. They offer valuable perspectives and actionable advice that can help businesses navigate the complexities of the digital landscape and achieve their goals.

Q: What legacy do they aspire to leave behind as pioneers in the ever-evolving landscape of digital marketing?
A: They aspire to leave behind a legacy of innovation, thought leadership, and positive impact on the digital marketing industry. They hope to inspire future generations of marketers to push the boundaries of what’s possible, drive meaningful change, and make a lasting difference in the world of digital marketing.

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