Another list? Yes: this list of the Top 25 Most Powerful Marketers is hot off the presses.
This is an experiment. We’re coming up with an entirely subjective list, and we’re doing so just for the linkbait. Let’s see if anyone takes this seriously.
We’re midway through 2013, and it’s time to see who are the most powerful marketers, according to the Social Media Institute*.
This list was created using a proprietary formula, taking into account Twitter and Facebook presence, as well as a “Concentric Circle Measurement” that factors in things like positivity and reach.
Here’s the July 1 ranking, created by the Social Media Institute.
Top 25 Social Media Marketers.
25. Jason Falls
Jason Falls is currently the VP of Digital Strategy at CafePress, and he blogs at Social Media Explorer.
24. Michael Stelzner
Michael is the guy behind Social Media Examiner.
23. Scott Stratten
Have you heard UnMarketing speak? Read his books? Certainly you’ve seen him on Twitter!
22. Shelly Kramer
Shelly runs a shop called V3 in Kansas City.
21. Sam Fiorella
He has a book called Influence Marketing, with the guy listed below…
20. Danny Brown
Danny is part of ArCompany, and blogs at Danny Brown.
19. Olivier Blanchard
Olivier is considered one of the sharpest marketers out there, and his site is called The Brand Builder.
18. David Armano
Works at Edelman as EVP of Digital.
17. DJ Waldow
Wrote a book with Jason Falls (#25, above) AND runs a firm called Waldow Social.
16. Amber Naslund
Amber is part of the team behind Sidera Works.
15. Christopher Penn
Christopher works at Shift, a PR firm. Don’t confuse them with the Shift platform.
14. Chris Brogan
Chris just appears to be everywhere. President of Human Business Works.
13. Gary Vaynerchuk
First he created Wine Library TV, then he launched a multimedia empire.
12. Sean McGinnis
Before starting at Sears, Sean was in charge of 312 Digital. They have a really powerful post on Link Building.
11. Marjorie Clayman
Marjorie works for the family business – Clayman Marketing Communications.
10. Jason Konopinski
Jason has a great blog and podcast.
9. Ken Mueller
Ken is part of the team at Inkling Media.
8. Mitch Joel
One of the most influential authorities on blog marketing, Mitch also has a new book out.
7. Seth Godin
Can’t say enough about Seth Godin.
6. Jay Thompson
Jay works at Zillow, and was formerly the Phoenix Real Estate Guy.
5. Dave Van de Walle
Dave is the author of a book on real estate social media, and is Managing Principal of Area 224.
4. Pete Cashmore
3. Ev Williams
2. Mark Zuckerberg
1. Jack Jones, America’s Social Media Consultant
So, what do you think…should you take lists like this seriously? Do you know they’re entirely written for linkbait? Are you in on the joke?
This is a subjective list – even though the list avoided first-person pronouns, it’s still one guy’s opinion. Clever, no?
By the way…
Dave from Area 224 is working on another launch – Metasip. Real wine, beer, and spirits reviews by real people.