As someone whose job requires daily social media usage and being active on Twitter, I personally like to follow Twitter accounts that are relevant to my industry. I tend to follow Content Marketers and Social Media professionals that Tweet content that will be helpful to me and that I can learn a thing or two from.
According to Twitter’s company website, there are around 284 million monthly active users and approximately 500 million Tweets are sent out per day (https://about.twitter.com/company).
I know it can get overwhelming at times while sifting through the innumerable amount of relevant Twitter accounts out there, so to make your life a bit easier I compiled a list of 9 Social Media Pros I find to be influential.
Here’s a Twitter List of everyone in one place that you can follow – https://twitter.com/TresnicSteph/lists/social-media-pros-2
Jay Baer is a NY Times best selling author, marketing consultant, keynote speaker. President of Convince & Convert: Where Digital Marketers Stay Sharp.
Jay is also the host of the must-listen Social Pros Weekly Podcast.
Follow Jay Here – https://twitter.com/jaybaer
Stanford “Stan” Smith is the founder of PushingSocial.com, a leading social media and content marketing blog. His areas of expertise include helping small, medium, and large businesses tell their story online.
Follow Stan Here – https://twitter.com/pushingsocial
Bryant McGill is a Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Activist and Social Entrepreneur. His writings have been published by Oprah’s Lifeclass, The Chopra Center, Simon & Schuster, Random House, and McGraw Hill, just to name a few. Be sure to read his newest book “Simple Reminders,” a book with real-talk, action and deep spirituality for recovery, healing and transformation.
Follow Bryant Here – https://twitter.com/BryantMcGill
Ann Handley is the Head of Content at MarketingProfs as well as the author of “Everybody Writes,” a guide to creating kick-ass content. She has been cited in Forbes as the most influential woman in Social Media and recognized by ForbesWoman as one of the top 20 women bloggers.
Follow Ann Here – https://twitter.com/MarketingProfs
Marsha Collier is the author of over 40 books about Social Media, eCommerce, Customer Service, and eBay. She also is the host of #techradio and the founder of #CustServ chat. You can also read her blog “Marsha Collier’s Musings.” She also happens to be one of Forbes Top 10 Influencers.
Follow Marsha Here – https://twitter.com/MarshaCollier
Kim Garst is a Social Selling Pro, Author of the book “ Will the Real You Please Stand Up: Show Up, Be Authentic, and Prosper in Social Media,” Keynote Speaker, CEO of BoomSocial, and a Forbes Top 10 Social Media Influencer.
Follow Kim Here – https://twitter.com/kimgarst
Lisa Mason is a Content Marketing Specialist and the Owner of Social Media Satisfied which provides Social Media management, community management, content marketing, and social media consulting with a fitness spin.
Follow Lisa Here – https://twitter.com/somedsatisfied
Martin Jones is a leader in Social Media, Content and Growth Hacking as well as the Editor of CoxBLUE.com, the Cox Business blog for business owners, leaders and influencers. He writes and speaks about digital marketing, content marketing and social media.
Follow Martin Here – https://twitter.com/martinjonesaz
Rebekah Radice is a Digital Marketing and Social Media Business Consultant and the Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer of Imagine WOW! where she puts her innovative ideas of what works to help companies in creating an integrated, results digital marketing strategy. She also made Buzzsumo’s Top 10 Content Marketer list.
Follow Rebekah Here – https://twitter.com/RebekahRadice