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Best Marketing Speakers

A list of the best of the best marketing speakers in the industry.

What started as a simple question on Facebook:

Complete this sentence (and @ / tag 'em): My favorite speaker (who knows about marketing) is ...

turned into a list of 99 folks, which I then turned into my first, of course.

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Note: I added these speakers in the order they were mentioned in the FB post*


Sep 24, 2013 - - 3391
Best Marketing Speakers | Jay Baer

NY Times best selling author, marketing consultant, keynote speaker. President of Convince & Convert (
Bloomington, Indiana

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3610
Best Marketing Speakers | Ann Handley

Author. Marketer. Content creator. Cool glasses. I'm also @marketingprofs here. One more thing: I always make myself laugh.

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3647
Best Marketing Speakers | Joe Pulizzi

Founder, Content Marketing Institute (@CMIContent) and Content Marketing World #cmworld. Author, Epic Content Marketing. Obsessed about the color orange
Cleveland, OH

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3457
Best Marketing Speakers | Gary Vaynerchuk

Family 1st! but after that, Businessman. Just a dude that Loves the Hustle, People & the @NYJets. CEO of @vaynermedia. Tasted wine for years at @winelibrary

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3382
Best Marketing Speakers | Seth Godin

Founder of , author, blogger.

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3758
Best Marketing Speakers | Mark Schaefer

Chieftain of the social web's most unique blog, {grow}. Consultant, college professor, author of Return On Influence, Born to Blog, and Tao of Twitter
Tennessee and New York

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3343
Best Marketing Speakers | DJ Waldow

Digital Marketing Evangelist @ Marketo | U of Michigan | Co-host of The #WorkTalkShow podcast - | Lover of beer, coffee, & people.
San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3075
Best Marketing Speakers | Marcus Sheridan

Passionately writing about all things inbound & content marketing, business, & life success principles. Also the best dang speaker you've ever heard! :)

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3150
Best Marketing Speakers | Mitch Joel

President of Twist Image. Marketer. Speaker. Author. Media Hacker. Blogger and Podcaster of Six Pixels of Separation. New book - CTRL ALT Delete - out now!
Here, There, Everywhere...

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3036
Best Marketing Speakers | David Meerman Scott

Marketing strategist, keynote speaker, and bestselling author of 8 books including The New Rules of Marketing & PR and Newsjacking.
Boston, MA

Sep 24, 2013 - - 2733
Best Marketing Speakers | Andrew Davis

The difference between a good #marketing strategy and a bad one lies in the questions you ask. Author of Brandscaping: Unleashing the power of partnerships
Boston, MA

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3455
Best Marketing Speakers | Rand Fishkin

CEO/founder of Moz. I tweet 50-75X/week primarily on marketing, SEO, startups & entrepreneurship topics
Seattle, WA

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3342
Best Marketing Speakers | Brian Solis

April Dunford

Sep 30, 2013 by Joseph Puopolo
Best Marketing Speakers | April Dunford

Helping startups do great marketing that grows revenue. Startup marketing, inbound marketing, content marketing, running.

Oct 06, 2013 by Hai Chen - - 3377
Best Marketing Speakers | Travis Wright - @teedubya

The latest from Travis Wright (@teedubya). Digital Disrupter, Social Media Awesomeizer, StandUp Comic, Entrepreneur, SEO Geek, Marketing Consultant & Tech Startup Growth Hacker. My Tweet-Fu is Strong. Kansas City, MO

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3454
Best Marketing Speakers | Andy Crestodina

Web strategist and co-founder of Orbit Media (@orbiteers). Speaker, content marketer, environmentalist and author
Chicago, IL - Ravenswood

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3225
Best Marketing Speakers | Tom Webster

VP of Strategy, Edison Research. Consumer insights, social media data and folksy analogies. I tell the stories of numbers. Other half of @tamadear.
Chapel Hill, NC and Boston, MA

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3339
Best Marketing Speakers | John Jantsch

Small business marketing consultant, speaker and author of Duct Tape Marketing, The Referral Engine and The Commitment Engine
Kansas City, MO

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3682
Best Marketing Speakers | Bryan Kramer

President/CEO of @PureMatter in Silicon Valley. Listed as Global Top 50 Social CEO by Huffington Post & Kred. All opinions are mostly my own
San Jose, CA

Sep 30, 2013 by Kimi K Fowler - - 3681
Best Marketing Speakers | Jason Miller

The latest from Jason Miller (@JasonMillerCA). Sr. Manager Content & Social @Linkedin Marketing Solutions, Blogger, RocknRoll Photographer, amateur comedian, aspiring magician. Opinions here are mine. San Francisco, CA

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3605
Best Marketing Speakers | Scott Stratten

Author, Speaker and kind of a big deal on a fairly irrelevant soc media site which inflates my self-importance.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3225
Best Marketing Speakers | Scott Monty

Global head of social media at Ford Motor Company, husband, dad, co-host of, and a generally nice guy. Formerly from Boston
Detroit, MI

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3757
Best Marketing Speakers | Chris Brogan

Publisher, Owner Magazine ( ) More? . contact:
Boston, MA


Jon Miller

Sep 30, 2013 by Jon Miller
Best Marketing Speakers | Jon Miller

Jon (@jonmiller) is VP Marketing and co-founder at Marketo. He presents the "Marketo Secret Sauce" and is author of The Definitive Guides to Marketing Automation, Engaging Email Marketing, and Marketing Metrics & ROI. Jon is also on the Board of Scripted and is an advisor to Optimizely and Newscred.

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3187
Best Marketing Speakers | Gini Dietrich

CEO Arment Dietrich. Author @spinsucks. Co-author Marketing in the Round. Founder @spinsuckspro. Speaker. Avid cyclist. A foodie. Loves shoes & wine.
Chicago, IL