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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
Jay Baer

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

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3610
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
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
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
Seth Godin

Founder of , author, blogger.

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3758
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rand Fishkin

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

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3342
Brian Solis

April Dunford

Sep 30, 2013 by Joseph Puopolo
April Dunford

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

Oct 06, 2013 by Hai Chen - - 3377
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
Andy Crestodina

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

Sep 24, 2013 - - 3225
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chris Brogan

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


Jon Miller

Sep 30, 2013 by Jon Miller
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
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