A comprehensive list of the top 50 digital marketers in the world.
It is based on their books, blogs, experience, authored articles, awards & knowledge.
The list is in alphabetical order.
Jason Mc Donald
Bio: Aaron has been in the industry for the better part of a decade, leading paid media campaigns with clients ranging from Fortune 50 companies to startups and local businesses.
He’s the Group Director of SEM at Tinuiti, a full-service digital agency with offices across the US. Aaron’s role is to support a growing SEM team across the US, looking years ahead so his team can look days ahead.
In addition to his day to day, Aaron’s a frequent industry speaker and instructor at Drexel and University of Vermont, working to grow the next generation of great marketers.
He moonlights as a brewer, hockey player, slow cyclist and claims to be the industry’s top chef.
Bio: AJ Wilcox is LinkedIn Ads Fanatic and Host of The LinkedIn Ads Show.
He’s the founder of B2Linked.com, an agency that specialises in account management and training/consulting with LinkedIn Ads.
His team of experts has managed >300 LinkedIn Ads accounts, spent a cumulative $120M+ on LinkedIn, which includes 4 of LinkedIn’s top 10 accounts.
They make LinkedIn Ads rock and we have the results to prove it.
AJ Wilcox loves triathlons, outdoor endurance sports, and fast cars, and live in Utah, USA with my wife and 4 kiddos.
Bio: As someone who lives for connecting people, bringing together consumers and brands is what Akvile DeFazio does best.
Born in Lithuania, she later emigrated to Toronto to escape the Cold War, grew up in the land of the original chicken wing in upstate New York, lived in a few other amazing cities along the way such as Providence, Seattle, San Francisco, and in the last decade, planted roots with her family in Los Angeles county.
Akvile founded AKvertise in 2014 as the culmination of her passions for social media, advertising, and helping businesses reach their goals by means of online marketing.
In the past seven years, AKvertise has earned multiple accolades, including winning the best small agency award from the annual U.S. Social Media Awards in 2020 and being short-listed for three others.
Bio: Andrew Goodman is founder and President of Toronto-based Page Zero Media, a full-service agency obsessed with PPC performance since 2002.
His current clients include Well.ca, Princess Auto, and Nuts.com.
Andrew wrote 2 editions of Winning Results With Google AdWords (McGraw-Hill), a pioneering book on PPC strategy and tactics.
He continues to speak regularly at SMX and other events.
He was also an adviser to (and later, co-founder of) a consumer review startup, Toronto-based HomeStars, acquired by HomeAdvisor in 2017.
Winning Results With Google AdWords
Bio: Ann Handley is a writer, digital marketing pioneer, and Wall Street Journal best-selling author who inspires and empowers you to create marketing that your customers will love, igniting real results for your business.
Ann Handley writes and speaks about how businesses can escape marketing mediocrity to achieve tangible results.
Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content
Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business (co-authored with C.C. Chapman).
Bio: Avinash Kaushik is an Indian entrepreneur, author and public speaker.
Avinash Kaushik is the co-Founder of Market Motive Inc and the Digital Marketing Evangelist for Google. His prior professional experience includes key roles at Intuit, DirecTV, Silicon Graphics (acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise) in the US & DHL in Saudi Arabia.
Avinash received the 2009 Statistical Advocate of the Year award from the American Statistical Association, and the 2011 Most Influential Industry Contributor award from the Web Analytics Association.
He is the author of two best selling books: Web Analytics 2.0, Web Analytics: An Hour A Day (100% of the proceeds from both books are donated to The Smile Train, Doctors Without Borders and Ekal Vidyalaya.)
Web Analytics 2.0
Web Analytics: An Hour A Day
Statistical Advocate of the Year from the American Statistical Association, 2009
Rising Star award from the Direct Marketing Educational Foundation, 2010
Most Influential Industry Contributor from the Web Analytics Association, 2011
Featured in the “Pioneers of Digital” book, with a bunch of amazing people I admire! 2012
Bio: Brad Geddes is the co-founder of Adalysis.
Adalysis story started in 2012, when 2 PPC experts (and later co-founders) Brad Geddes and Emmanuel Gad, met. At the time, an efficient, action-oriented, ad testing system was missing in the Paid Search marketplace.
The first version of Adalysis, launched in 2013, focused on ad testing and creation, regardless of scale, which was appreciated by hundreds of PPC agencies and in-house marketers around the world.
Over the years, Adalysis has grown to incorporate many new tools and features to cover all areas of PPC management. However, it has maintained its focus on pointing users towards actions and being able to dig deep into the data, or quickly take actions at scale.
Brad has been involved in online marketing since 1998. Over the years, he has provided a variety of consulting services, including: usability, conversion optimization, product development, product positioning, and agency consulting,
He has managed, SEO, PPC, and affiliate marketing campaigns for both himself and others.
One of his trademarks has been demystifying the more complicated aspects of SEO, PPC, and Internet advertising through writing, speaking, and training.
Brad does not withhold secrets as he prefers to educate readers on the various aspects of crafting marketing campaigns to ensure the success for all parties involved.
Brad is an Official Google AdWords Seminar Leader and conducted more than 60 officially Google-supported AdWords Seminars for Success, attended by more than 4,000 marketing professionals.
Brad is a recognized Speaker. Keynoted or spoken at more than 125 conferences across the globe. Notable conferences include AdWords Days (Germany), Afri-Tech (Kenya), SEM Days (Romania), Login.LT (Lithuania), Congreso SEM (Spain), Search Engine Strategies (Toronto, San Francisco, San Jose, Chicago, London, New York City), SES Local, SMX (Seattle, New York, San Jose, Sydney, Munich, Milan, London), SMX Local, SMX Social, Kelsey, Pubcon (New Orleans, Boston, Las Vegas), SuperZoo, Marketing 2.0 Bootcamp, SEO Class, KBIS, Elite Master Summit, Hero Conf, adTech, and others.
Advanced Google AdWords
Technical editor for Winning Results with AdWords, by Andrew Goodman
Bio: Brian is an internationally recognized SEO expert.
After failing with his first five online businesses, Brian finally struck gold with a site in the personal finance space in 2012. He created Backlinko to teach the lessons he learned along the way.
Since launching Backlinko, Brian quickly made a name for himself by publishing insanely practical strategies that marketers can use to grow their online business.
Backlinko is now one of the most popular marketing blogs online.
Bio: Bryan Eisenberg is the co-founder of BuyerLegends. He is the co-author of the Wall Street Journal, Business Week and USA Today.
Bryan is a professional marketing keynote speaker who has been the keynote speaker for corporate events and conferences such as Gultaggen, Shop.org, Direct Marketing Association, DreamForce, E-consultancy, Emerce, and the Canadian Marketing Association.
He is also the co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Web Analytics Association (now the Digital Analytics Association).
Bryan serves as an advisory board member of several venture capital backed startup companies (e.g., Bazaarvoice, UserTesting.com, Sightly, BoostMedia, AllClearID, WelcomeCommerce, OneSpot etc.).
Bryan is the host of Business Travel Hacks.
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Always Be Testing: The Complete Guide to Google Website Optimizer
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Bio: Christi Olson is a Search Evangelist at Microsoft in Seattle, Washington.
For over a decade Christi has been a student and practitioner of SEM.
Prior to joining the Bing Ads team within Microsoft, Christi worked in marketing both in-house and at agencies at Point It, Expedia, Harry & David, and Microsoft (MSN, Bing, Windows).
When she’s not geeking out about search and digital marketing she can be found with her husband at ACUO crossfit and running races across the PacificNW, brewing and trying to find the perfect beer, and going for lots of walks with their two schnauzers and pug.
Bio: Danny Sullivan was a journalist and analyst who covered the digital and search marketing space from 1996 through 2017.
He was also a cofounder of Third Door Media, which publishes Search Engine Land, Marketing Land, MarTech Today and produces the SMX: Search Marketing Expo and MarTech events.
He retired from journalism and Third Door Media in June 2017.
Bio: Dennis is an internationally recognized lecturer in Facebook Marketing and has spoken over 730 times in 17 countries.
Dennis has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, LA Times, National Public Radio, TechCrunch, Fox News, CNN, CBS Evening News and co-authored “Facebook Nation” – a textbook taught in over 700 colleges and universities.
He’s a regular contributor to Adweek’s Social Times column and is published in Social Media Examiner, Social Media Club, Tweak Your Biz, B2C, SocialFresh, and Heyo.
Dennis has held leadership positions at Yahoo! and American Airlines and studied Finance and Economics at Southern Methodist University and London School of Economics.
He ran collegiate cross-country at SMU and has competed in over 20 marathons including a 70-mile ultramarathon.
Bio: Dan Petrovic the the managing director of DEJAN, one of Australia’s best-known name in the field of search engine optimisation.
Dan is a web author, innovator and a highly regarded search industry event speaker.
Here’s a list of his talks, lectures, interviews & events.
Bio: Daniel Gilbert is founder and CEO of Brainlabs, the smartest digital marketing agency on the planet. Powered by technology and led by data, Daniel’s mission is to change the future of advertising while creating the best place to work in the world.
Using data and automation to drive remarkable results for clients, Daniel has grown Brainlabs to 400 people within eight years.
Daniel was named #1 in PPC Hero’s Most Influential PPC Experts in the World list (2018), one of the most influential people in digital by Econsultancy (2018), and was a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (London, 2018).
Daniel is a frequent author for publications such as Campaign, Econsultancy, SearchEngineLand, and City AM.
He is a techno-optimist, and an advocate for the benefits of automation. In his national press engagement, Daniel has commented on the social impact of Facebook and Google, as well as promoting the importance of gender equality and worker happiness.
Bio: Online advertising expert David Szetela is owner and CEO of FMB Media, a PPC advertising agency specializing in Google Ads, Microsoft Advertising and social media advertising.
The company offers comprehensive management of PPC accounts, as well as deep audits to discover mistakes and lost opportunities. Its unique “pay for performance” compensation model keeps the agency focused on building profitable sales and leads for its clients.
During his extensive career David has worked for small magazine publishers as well as Apple Computer and Ziff-Davis Publishing, giving him deep experience in international business, general management and direct response marketing.
Customers Now: Profiting From the New Frontier of Content-Based Internet Advertising
Pay-Per-Click Search Engine Marketing: An Hour a Day
Bio: Eric Enge is General Manager of Perficient Digital, a full-service, award-winning digital agency.
Previously Eric was the founder and CEO of Stone Temple, also an award-winning digital marketing agency, which was acquired by Perficient in July 2018.
He is the lead co-author of The Art of SEO: Mastering Search Engine Optimization, a 900+ page book that’s known in the industry as “the bible of SEO.”
He is a prolific writer, researcher, teacher and a sought-after keynote speaker and panelist at major industry conferences.
Website: Perficient Digital
November 2018 Interactive Marketing Awards Search Personality of the Year
October 2016 US Search Awards US Search Personality of the Year
September 2016 Search Engine Land Awards Search Marketer of the Year.
The Art of SEO: Mastering Search Engine Optimization
Bio: Francine Rodriguez is an expert in Search Engine Marketing and PPC.
She is a digital marketing mentor to startups all over the world and a conference speaker.
Francine is a Manager of Customer Success at WordStream.
She was voted #5 Top Rising Star in PPC of 2019 by PPC Hero.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico she gives back by mentoring startups in LATAM.
Bio: Frederick (Fred) Vallaeys is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, author, and leading influencer in pay-per-click search marketing.
One of Google’s first 500 employees, Fred quickly established a reputation as a pioneer in PPC marketing as the company’s first AdWords Evangelist.
Today he serves as Co-Founding CEO of Optmyzr, a leading and multiple award-winning PPC management software system.
Fred and the Optmyzr team are at the forefront of evolution in PPC marketing through Optmyzr’s deep automation, driven by machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Optmyzr has evolved to become the PPC Expert’s Toolkit, empowering PPC pros to eliminate barriers in their search marketing programs and become much more strategic as effective marketers.
His forthcoming second book entitled “Unlevel the Playing Field” (launching spring 2021) provides deep insight for marketers to beat the competition by mastering PPC automations, rather than being mastered BY automations. The book comes on the heels of his 2018 debut book “Digital Marketing in an AI World.”
With operations on 4 continents, Optmyzr routinely earns industry accolades including multiple “Best PPC Management Suite” titles from the US Search Awards, UK Search Awards, and Canadian Search Awards.
Outside of his life as a marketing/tech pioneer, Fred enjoys time with his family and honing his photography skills in his adopted hometown in Silicon Valley.
He is a prolific writer, researcher, teacher and a sought-after keynote speaker and panelist at major industry conferences.
Search Marketer of the Year
#2 Most Influential PPC Expert in the World
Online Marketing Impact Award: Best Webinar
EMG Award for contributions to AdWords Quality Score
EMG Award for contributions to Google Instant
OC Award for work on the AdWords API
EMG Award for work on the AdWords Editor
Digital Marketing in an AI World: Futureproofing Your PPC Agency
Bio: Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur, and serves as the Chairman of VaynerX and the CEO of VaynerMedia.
Gary is considered one of the leading global minds on what’s next in culture, relevance and the internet. Known as “GaryVee” he is described as one of the most forward thinkers in business – he acutely recognises trends and patterns early to help others understand how these shifts impact markets and consumer behavior.
He is a prolific angel investor with early investments in companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, Snapchat, Coinbase and Uber.
Gary is an entrepreneur at heart — he builds businesses. Today, he helps Fortune 1000 brands leverage consumer attention through his full service advertising agency, VaynerMedia which has offices in NY, LA, London, Singapore and is expanding its presence in Mexico City.
In addition to running multiple businesses, Gary documents his life daily as a CEO through his social media channels which has more than 30 million followers across all platforms.
His podcast ‘The GaryVee Audio Experience’ ranks among the top podcasts globally. He is a five-time New York Times Best-Selling Author and one of the most highly sought after public speakers.
Gary serves on the board of MikMak, Bojangles Restaurants, and Pencils of Promise. He is also a longtime Well Member of Charity:Water.
See all Gary’s books
Bio: Gianluca is the nerdly handsome founder of Booster Box, a scientific performance marketing agency.
In the age defined as BBB (Before Booster Box) he spent 6.5 years in Google across Dublin, NYC and London. He managed online marketing for Google’s products in EMEA and was an advisor for Google’s own equity fund Capital G.
In 2016, he set up Booster Box and have been sprinting to grow as fast as possible ever since. It appears to be working! He has recently won the European Search Awards as Best Small PPC Agency and have been shortlisted in other major digital marketing competitions such as Search Engine Land and UK Biddable Media Awards.
Gianluca is a regular fixture at global digital conferences such as Hero Conf, AdWorld Experience, Web Marketing Festival and more as an invited speaker.
He was also recently named the 2nd Most Influential PPC Expert in the World by PPC Hero.
Bio: Gianpaolo Lorusso is PPC & CRO consultant for several medium & large companies, regularly speaking at web marketing events all over Europe (SMX, BrightonSEO, PPCMasters, SEMdays, Web Marketing Festival, to quote only the most renowned ones) and contributing to various industry blogs as PPCHero, State of Digital, SEM Rush, etc.
He has been working in the Search Engine Marketing field since late ’90, becoming a freelance professional in 2008 and a founding board member of the Paid Search Association.
In 2012 he created ADworld Experience, which now is the largest PPC-cases-only event in the World.
In 2016 he patented in US an AdWords profitability evaluation methodology “PPC CheckMate”, which is is the basic milestone of his optimization method explained here: https://shop.adworldexperience.it/negozio/guida-adwords/
Bio: Gianluca is a well knows conference speaker in all Europe, particularly in Italy, Spain, UK and Poland.
He speaks three languages: Italian, Spanish and English.
He started offering SEO services back in 2004, and worked with clients ranging from small local businesses to big international brands and from promising startups to consolidated companies.
As an SEO Consultant he has a wealth of experience in any kind of industry niches like Real Estate, Travel and Tourism, SAAS, News and many others.
Gianluca Fiorelli is also the founder and content director of The Inbounder, a very successful and appreciated series of digital marketing conferences.
Bio: As Ads Product Liaison Gimmy helps answer questions about how Google ads products & policies work and bring marketers’ insights & perspectives back to the teams working on them.
She engages regularly with marketers from @AdsLiaison on Twitter.
Former Editor-in-Chief Search Engine Land and Marketing Land. Ginny Marvin is a well-known expert in digital advertising and marketing, writing about news and trends in the sector.
She is a frequent conference speaker and been quoted in The New York Times, Business Insider, Washington Post, among other publications and appeared on Reply All and NPR’s Marketplace Tech and All Things Considered.
Bio: Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva and the creator of Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People podcast.
He is an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley), and adjunct professor of the University of New South Wales.
He was the chief evangelist of Apple and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation.
He has written Wise Guy, The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and eleven other books.
Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University, an MBA from UCLA, and an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
Bio: James is a Partner and the CEO for WebRanking.com and has been with the company since April 1999.
James is responsible for designing custom search engine placement solutions, technology, research and maintenance, search engine analysis and overseeing all web design and development.
He can be credited with developing the processes that are currently employed in their Search Engine Optimisation and Marketing programs as well as their Digital Advertising programs using Google Ads and more.
The success of these programs has made James an invaluable asset to the company.
Bio: Jeff is a digital entrepreneur, marketing blogger, keynote speaker, digital strategist and bestselling author.
His mission “Inspire and educate entrepreneurs to grow their business in a digital world”.
The jeffbullas.com website receives over 5 million visitors a year.
The topics covered include entrepreneurship, innovation, social media, digital marketing, content and marketing automation. It is about being digital to the core.
Bragging rights include:
Listed on Forbes as one of the “Top 20 Influencers of CMO’s” – 2017
TOP 10 Influencer of CMO’s globally – 2017
Ranked by Apollo Research in the “Top 20 Influencers of Digital Marketers in the USA” – 2016
#1 Global “Digital Marketing Influencer” – 2016
#1 Content Marketing Influencer from 6M+ daily web updates in 2015 by Appinions
Listed as the #1 Content Marketing Influencer by Onalytica – 2015 and 2016
Ranked #8 on Forbes” The World’s Top 40 Social Marketing Talent” – 2014
World’s #1 Business Blogger – 2015
Ranked #8 on Forbes” The World’s Top 40 Social Marketing Talent” – 2014
Ranked #1 Content Marketing Influencer Globally in 2014
Listed by Forbes as one of the “Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers” in 2013 – ranked #11
Huffington Post’s “Top 100 Business, Leadership and Technology Twitter Accounts You Must Follow”
Published in the New York Times
550,000+ Twitter followers
Winner of the Social Media Examiner – “Top 10 Social Media Blogs – 2013”
Bio: Jason is an expert in SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Social Media Marketing (Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube & the gang), and Google Ads / AdWords!
His consulting methodology is “hands on,” working with clients to produce measurable results, whether that’s getting their company to the top of Google, setting up and managing an on-going Facebook campaign, or paying money to advertise on Google, Facebook, LinkedIn or even YouTube.
In most cases, he can generate technical reports based on factual issues and use his talents as a teacher / trainer to explain complex concepts to average people such as the citizen members of a jury.
He says: “If it has to do with Internet marketing, I’m your man”.
Social Media Marketing Workbook
Google Ads (AdWords) Workbook
Bio: Joe Pulizzi is founder of multiple startups including content creator education site, The Tilt ($TILT coin on Rally.io) and is the bestselling author of seven books including Content Inc. and Epic Content Marketing, which was named a “Must-Read Business Book” by Fortune Magazine.
Joe is best known for his work in content marketing, first using the term in 2001, then launching Content Marketing Institute and the Content Marketing World event.
In 2014, he received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” by the Content Council. He successfully exited CMI in 2016 and consequently wrote an award-winning mystery novel, The Will to Die.
His foundation, The Orange Effect, delivers speech therapy and technology services to over 200 children in 34 states.
Joe and his family live in Cleveland, Ohio.
theorangeeffect.org (Orange Effect Foundation)
https://www.joepulizzi.com/the-will-to-die/ (New Thriller – The Will to Die)
THE WILL TO DIE
Epic Content Marketing
Managing Content Marketing
Get Content Get Customers
Bio: Joe has worked in the PPC industry since the beginning of 201
He was named a Top 25 Most Influential PPC Expert from PPC Hero from 2017-2020.
He’ss a regular contributor to Search Engine Land, Marketing Land, and WordStream and has also written for Social Media Examiner, Clix Marketing, PPC Hero, SEMrush, Unbounce, Leadpages, Optmyzr, and AdStage.
He’s an obsessed Star Wars fan and loves building his vinyl record collection.
Bio: Isaac founded AdVenture Media, a digital advertising agency based in Long Island, NY, in 2011. He has consulted with over 450 companies around the world.
He started career as an artist, but soon transitioned into the world of online marketing. He says: “I saw so many businesses being outmaneuvered by their competition, only because they didn’t understand the nuances and strategies behind a successful online marketing campaign”.
He has a Masters Degree in Industrial Psychology from Hofstra University, which has helped him to shape his agency and grow his business portfolio.
Since 2011, he helped both small, local boutiques and publicly traded enterprises increase their online sales through smarter online advertising campaigns. His team has managed ad campaigns spending anywhere from $2,000 / mo to millions of dollars a year.
He has generated millions of dollars in revenue for his clients, spanning more than 75 unique industries.
His beginners guide to Google AdWords has been watched by over 900,000 students and he has been teaching Google AdWords, Google Analytics and Web Design since 2012.
Isaac is a regular contributor to industry leading blogs, including Search Engine Journal
Bio: According to PPC Hero, Karl is he number 3 most influential conversion optimisation expert in the world.
He says: “I have no idea how I ended up there. But it sounds cool, doesn’t it? 🙂 At AGConsult we grow businesses by putting the customer first and lift the whole customer experience to one big WOW-experience. Since 2001. Always based on user research & facts. Because opinions are just opinions.
We’re experts in user research, customer-centricity, usability, UX design and conversion optimization”.
The last few years +100 conferences in 23 countries invited Karl as a keynote speaker on customer-centricity, usability, conversion optimisation and fact-based business growth.
When he’s not working you’ll probably find him in Namibia, behind his camera or driving his Jeep.
Website: agconsult.com (AGConsult)
agconsult.com (Fotoreizen Namibië)
Bio: Marketing Strategist & Keynote Speaker.
Live Video Evangelist.
International Best-Selling Author.
Featured by Forbes as a Top 10 Social Media Power Influencer.
Helped over one million business owners grow their businesses.
Website: kimgarst.com/learnmore (Learn More)
kimgarst.com (Social Media for Business)
Success Secrets of the Online Marketing Superstars
Will the Real You Please Stand Up: Show Up, Be Authentic, and Prosper in Social Media
The Quick and Easy Guide to Branding Your Business and Creating Massive Sales with Pinterest
Bio: Kirk is the owner of ZATO, a Paid Search PPC micro-agency of experts, and worked in Digital Marketing since 2009.
He’s just recording a new PPC Ponderings Podcast to investigate key themes of the digital marketing world: https://zatomarketing.com/blog/episode-1-ppc-pondering-podcast-evolution-of-the-keyword
KIrk was named one of the Top 25 Most Influential PPCers in the world by PPC Hero from 2016-2020.
His articles have been published on (or appeared on): Shopify, HubSpot Academy, Search Engine Land, Moz, PPC Hero, Search Engine Journal, Wordstream, and the Bing Ads blog (among others).
Kirk co-host of the weekly #PPCChat on Twitter.
Website: https://zatomarketing.com (Company Website)
Ponderings of a PPC Professional
Bio: Larry is the CEO of MobileMonkey, Inc. – the World’s Best Omni Chat Marketing Platform.
The platform allows to connect with customers on the messaging platforms they use every day – Instagram DMs, Facebook Messenger, SMS, Website Chat, and more! Mobile Monkey is used by millions of users, easy and free.
He is also the founder of WordStream, Inc – the leading provider of AdWords, Facebook and keyword tools used by millions of marketers worldwide. The company employs over three hundred people and manages Billions of dollars of ad spend on behalf of tens of thousands of customers. Wordstream was acquired by Gannett for $150 million in June 2018.
He was nominated Marketer of the Year awards from Search Engine Land, US Search Awards, PPC Hero.
Larry is a guest Lecturer at Harvard MBA, MIT & BU.
He received special recognition from the US Senate and House of Representatives for having created over a thousand high-tech jobs in the last decade.
His interests include: AdWords, Facebook Ads, Entrepreneurship and Start-ups.
The Official XMLSPY Handbook
Bio: Mark Irvine is SearchLab’s Director of Paid Media.
He manages their paid search, paid social, display, and video campaigns.
With over 8 years of PPC experience working across a book of over 30,000 clients, he is a veteran to the challenges our clients face in nearly any industry.
He has previously worked directly with senior teams at Google, Microsoft, and Facebook to address the challenges that local SMBs face with their online advertising.
Mark’s depth of experience has earned him the attention and recognition of the world-wide search industry.
In 2019, Mark was also recognized as the most influential PPC Expert by both PPCHero and Microsoft.
Mark often shares his experience at conferences and events around the globe and has been invited to speak at Google’s and Microsoft’s own events.
Mark is one of the most in-demand PPC speakers at conferences all over the world.
You can catch his presentations online or at any one of these events.
Michelle is the Director of Client Services at Clix Marketing.
She has 8+ years experience in all aspects of PPC, search, display, remarketing, and social campaigns as well as conversion rate optimization and analytics.
She has worked in both in-house and agency roles and is a certified professional in both Google AdWords and Bing Ads.
She’s a regular industry speaker and contributor through blogs and community discussions.
Bio: Michael is the CEO and founder of the world’s largest social media marketing resource: Social Media Examiner®.
They help millions of businesses discover how to best use social media to connect with customers, drive traffic, generate awareness, and increase sales.
Their mission is to help you navigate the constantly changing social media jungle.
Social Media Examiner brings you original and comprehensive articles, expert interviews, original research, and the news to improve your social media marketing.
Their large events and training opportunities provide you access to the industry’s top experts to remain on the leading edge of social media.
Website: https://www.socialmediaexaminer.com (Company Website)
Podcasts: Social Media Marketing
Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition
Writing White Papers: How to Capture Readers and Keep Them Engaged
Bio: Mike is the founder & CEO of WebSavvy.com.au, an award-winning agency based in Australia.
WebSavvy has been named by Google as one of the Top 18 agencies worldwide with over $100m+ in ad spend managed.
He’s also the founder of AgencySavvy.com – a community for agency owners who want to improve their digital marketing skills and grow their businesses. He has trained over 10,000 business owners & marketing managers.
Mark is an internationally recognized speaker that has spoken to more than 100 conferences globally including Traffic & Conversion Summit, Synergy Digital Forum Moscow, Baby Bathwater & more.
Mike is a co-author of “The Ultimate Guide to Google Adwords“, the world’s best selling book on Adwords with over 130,000 copies sold.
Website: WebSavvy.com.au (Company Website)
AgencySavvy.com (Company Website)
The Ultimate Guide to Google Adwords
Bio: Neil is a New York Times Bestselling author.
The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies.
He was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 35 by the United Nations.
His marketing blog generates over 4 million visitors per month (51% of them spend money on paid ads), his Marketing School podcast generates over 1 million listens per month, his YouTube channel about marketing has over 31 million views and 765,000 subscribers, he has have 1 million Facebook fans, and 372,000 Twitter followers.
Neil has spoken at over 310 conferences and companies around the world. From speaking at Facebook and Thomson Reuters to every major growth marketing conference.
Marketing School – Digital Marketing and Online Marketing Tips
Bio: Olga is the head of global marketing at SEMRUSH.
Together with her team she has built one of the strongest international communities in the online marketing industry.
Olga has expanded SEMRUSH brand visibility worldwide entering the markets of over 50 countries.
In 2018,. Olga was mentioned among the 25 most influential women in digital marketing by TopRank.
She speaks at major marketing conferences and her quotes on user behavior appear in media such as Business Insider and Washington Post.
Judge of UK and EU Content Awards, and US Social Media & Communication Awards
Mentioned among the 25 most influential women in digital marketing by TopRank
Quoted in Marketing Rebellion best-seller by Mark Schaefer and member of advisory board for Digital and Social Media Marketing book
Organized a beauty contest in Russia’s Jewish community on behalf of Hillel non-profit organization. Finals had 250 guests and the contest covered by media including TV channels
Professional athlete in high school
Bio: The Be The Keynote founder Oli Gardner is on a mission to rescue bad bullet points from the presenters who made them that way.
Oli is Also co-founder at Unbounce.
He’s an award-winning public speaker and a veteran of hundreds of speaking engagements.
Frequently the top-rated speaker he has developed methods for presentation design and performance that consistently deliver amazing results.
Oli has coached many beginner and advanced speakers who have seen accelerated growth in both their speaking skills and their careers.
Website: https://unbounce.com (Company website)
Bio: Perry Marshall founded the Evolution 2.0 Prize, staffed by judges from Harvard, Oxford and MIT. He aims to solve the #1 mystery in Artificial Intelligence and the origin of life itself. He is a published scientist.
He is endorsed in FORBES and INC Magazine and is one of the most expensive business consultants in the world.
Clients in 300 industries value his capacity to integrate sales, technology, art and psychology.
His Google AdWords book laid the foundations for the $100 billion Pay Per Click industry, and it is the world’s best selling book on internet advertising.
Marketing maverick Dan Kennedy says, “If you don’t know who Perry Marshall is — unforgivable. Perry’s an honest man in a field rife with charlatans.”
He’s served as an expert witness for search advertising litigation.
He has a degree in Electrical Engineering and lives with his family in Chicago.
Ultimate Guide to Google Ads
80/20 Sales and Marketing: The Definitive Guide to Working Less and Making More
Ultimate Guide to Facebook Advertising
Evolution 2.0: Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design
Memos from the Head Office: Channeling the Muse in Business and in Life
Ultimate Guide to Local Business Marketing (Ultimate Series)
Ultimate Guide to Pay-Per-Click Advertising (Ultimate Series)
Bio: Purna is a results-oriented digital advertising and content marketing strategy consultant with a 18+ year track record of driving revenue and building high-performing teams.
She’s a skilled cross-cultural communicator and keynote speaker with extensive cross-disciplinary program management experience.
Purna has been named by Adweek on their Young Influentials List, and was crowned the Search Personality of the Year by the US Search Awards and named by PPC Hero as the #1 Most Influential Expert in the world.
In her spare time, she is an avid traveler, aspiring top chef, and enthusiastic tennis player.
– SMX Next
– The Next Web (TNW) Conference Amsterdam
– PubCon Las Vegas, Austin, Miami
– SMX Paris, Milan
– Cannes Lions Edit, Ecuador
– A4 LATAM Peru
– &Now Marketing Istanbul
– IAB Stockholm and Toronto
– HeroConf Los Angeles
– Retail Summit Australia
– DMEXCO Germany
– INBOUND Boston
– AdWeek New York
Bio: In 2018, Rand started SparkToro, a software that makes market research accessible to everyone helping people understand data.
He doesn’t take himself too seriously, but he does have a bit of a chip on his shoulder, and is deeply passionate about making SparkToro a great company (at least, by his own peculiar standards).
He’s the author of Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World (2018).
Rand previously founded & led Moz (2001-17).
He’s a frequent keynote speaker around the world on marketing and entrepreneurship.
But, he’s probably best known as the pasta-making husband of renowned author Geraldine DeRuiter.
Samples of Rand’s presentations & videos:
Meaningful with Paul Campillo: Marketing is a Product (2020)
How to Reach Your Audience Beyond Facebook & Google (2020)
SMX Munich 2019 Opening Keynote
Rand on Wistia’s Brandwagon 2019
All of Rand’s slides 2012-2019 on Slideshare (text & visuals)
Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World
Bio: Tim is an international keynote speaker on evolutionary psychology and digital marketing, thought leader and marketing trainer.
He’s the founder of strategic conversion rate optimization agency SiteTuners.
Tim is the author of Unleash The Primal Brain: Demystifying How We Think, and Why We Act.
He’s also the bestselling author of Landing Page Optimization: The Definitive Guide to Testing and Tuning for Conversions,
He’s the founder and former chair of the worldwide Digital Growth Unleashed conference series.
PrimalBrain.com (Company website)
Unleash The Primal Brain: Demystifying How We Think, and Why We Act
Landing Page Optimization: The Definitive Guide to Testing and Tuning for Conversions
Bio: Samantha has been working in digital marketing since early 2005 with a focus on PPC who helps clients increase their revenues through Digital.
With years experience in paid media, in 2016 Samantha started Biddable Moments, an independent Paid Media Consultancy based in the UK.
Over the years she built up experience as a keynote and conference speaker on the subject of Paid Media and have spoken at leading events across the world including SearchLove, PubCon, adWorld Experience, Webbdagarna, Ungagged, The Inbounder, SMX, BrightonSEO, and RIMC to name a few.
Since 2015, Samantha sat on the judging panel for numerous awards including the UK and US Search Awards, the MENA Search Awards, the Performance Marketing Awards, the DANI Awards and the Biddable Media Awards.
Samantha also founded the Digital Females group which now has in excess of 750 members and has held 16 events to date. The group was designed to bring together like-minded females in the digital marketing industry to encourage a higher ratio of male vs. female at some of the leading conferences across the UK.
Bio: Seth Godin is an Author, Entrepreneur and most of all, a teacher.
Seth is also a best-selling author, and speaker. In addition to launching one of the most popular blogs in the world, he has written 20 best-selling books, including The Dip, Linchpin, Purple Cow, Tribes, and What To Do When It’s Your Turn (And It’s Always Your Turn).
His book, This is Marketing, was an instant bestseller in countries around the world. The latest book is The Practice, and creatives everywhere have made it a bestseller.
Though renowned for his writing and speaking, Seth also founded two companies, Squidoo and Yoyodyne (acquired by Yahoo!).
By focusing on everything from effective marketing and leadership, to the spread of ideas and changing everything, Seth has been able to motivate and inspire countless people around the world.
In 2013, Seth was one of just three professionals inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame. In an astonishing turn of events, in May 2018, he was inducted into the Marketing Hall of Fame as well. He might be the only person in both.
This Is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See
The Practice: Shipping Creative Work
All other Titles By Seth Godin
Bio: Shama Hyder is a visionary strategist for the digital age, a web and TV personality, a bestselling author, and the award-winning CEO of Zen Media – a global marketing and digital PR firm.
She has been named the “Zen Master of Marketing” by Entrepreneur Magazine and the “Millennial Master of the Universe” by FastCompany.com.
Shama has also been honored at both the White House and The United Nations as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs in the country.
Shama is the bestselling author of The Zen of Social Media Marketing, now in its 4th edition and Momentum: How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age.
An acclaimed keynote speaker, Shama has delivered keynotes in over 20 countries and spoken for recognized brands including Movado, Chase, Tupperware and Inc 5000.
As a result of her success, Shama has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Technology Titan Emerging Company CEO award.
She was named one of the “Top 25 Entrepreneurs under 25” by Business Week in 2009, one of the “Top 30 Under 30” Entrepreneurs in America in 2014 by Inc. Magazine, and to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list of movers and shakers for 2015.
LinkedIn has named Hyder one of their “Top Voices” in Marketing & Social Media for three years in a row. Her online videos were awarded the “Hermes Gold award for Educational Programming in Electronic Media” and most recently she was given the “Global Empowerment award for Marketing and Technology” by Anokhi Media.
As the CEO of Zen Media, she and her team help both B2B and B2C brands to make meaningful connections with the modern-day customer via influencer marketing, experiential and digital storytelling — and then turning those into bottom line results.
Notable clients include Chase Business, The US Navy, DFW Airport, MaryKay, and Tupperware.
zenmedia.com (B2B Tech Marketing & PR Firm)
Momentum: How to Propel Your Marketing and Transform Your Brand in the Digital Age
The Zen of Social Media Marketing: An Easier Way to Build Credibility, Generate Buzz, and Increase Revenue
Bio: Silvio Ferrero founded Adwordizing, an agency specialising in digital marketing in 2005.
Adwordizing offers a unique personalised service and manages Google Ads, Bing, Mobile, Social, and Digital Marketing campaigns for clients all over the world.
With a variety of clients ranging from large corporates to small startups, Adwordizing focuses on growing marketing revenues, improving online exposure, and increasing rankings.
Silvio has worked with Google Ads (ex Adwords) since 2000.
He was one of the first Google Ads advertisers in the UK, and one of the first three Qualified Adwords Advertising Professionals in Australia.
He has been involved in the design, sales and marketing of over 150 websites, and dealt with several Blue Chips.
To date, Silvio has created more than 3,000 Google Ads accounts targeting 25 countries in 5 languages and managed over £70 million clients’ budgets.
Silvio is a Premier Google Certified Partner, and an Accredited MSN Microsoft/Bing Professional.
He says: we don’t just create campaigns, we start a relationship with our clients, we become their strategic partner.
His client list includes Fiat, Findus, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, AON, CIPD – Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, London and The University of Plymouth.
Mastermind-Google-Ads-2019: 50 Ultimate Strategies
Bio: Susan is a 20+ year marketing veteran, with with experience and passion for the intersection of paid media, content, and company revenue.
She grew and mentored a team of 5 into a team of 15. She created department processes, improved morale, and better-aligned campaign management to the sales teams they supported.
Susan has over 15 years’ experience managing multiple millions in ad budget at a time. Platforms include: Google Ads, Microsoft Ads, and Paid Social (Facebook Ads, TikTok Ads, Snapchat Ads). Motivated by goals, creative testing, and finding the way to win at both!
She has managed email marketing program worth $65m in revenue at age 26, igniting a lifelong long of content testing.
Susan is a player/coach mentality, with an innate ability to analyze data, develop content and creative, and maximize digital channels. Equally comfortable managing and growing a team, or jumping into accounts to help with issues and optimizations.
Bio: Tim Ferriss has been listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People” and one of Fortune’s “40 under 40.”
He is an early-stage technology investor/advisor (Uber, Facebook, Shopify, Duolingo, Alibaba, and 50+ others) and the author of five #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, including The 4-Hour Workweek and Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers.
The Observer and other media have called Tim “the Oprah of audio” due to the influence of The Tim Ferriss Show podcast, which is the first business/interview podcast to exceed 100 million downloads. It has now exceeded 700 million downloads.
The 4-Hour Workweek
The 4-Hour Body
The 4-Hour Chef
Tools of Titans
Tribe of Mentors