Follow These 11 Industry Leaders to Improve Your Online Marketing Presence

by | Mar 16, 2017 | Marketing, Social Media

Follow These 11 Industry Leaders to Improve Your Online Marketing Presence

“Is it really about who you know?”, my business partner and friend asked me at a dinner table once. I looked at him, whipped out my phone and said, “If you can get the president of the country on my speed dial, our business is sorted immediately.”

It’s true – your level of success is dependent on many things, one of them being other people. If you’re connected to an influencer or an industry leader, you’re more likely to reach success quicker than your competitors.

The way to grab an influencer’s attention is to follow them closely, comment on their posts and to link to them. If you do this often enough, you will find that influential people will start noticing you exist and begin linking to you as well.

Which industry leaders should you follow?

We have collated a list of the top 11 influencers in the sales industry. These industry leaders have made their mark in the sales and marketing industry, lead other professionals to succeed and they continue to revolutionise the industry.

Besides linking to you, you can also learn a lot from these industry experts. They have built successful brands online through SEO, social media and more. By following them you can improve your online marketing presence.

1.  Grant Cordone

Grant Cordone is a sales and marketing guru, named by Forbes as number one of the “25 Marketing Influencers to Watch in 2017”. He has over 30 years of sales experience, operates several successful businesses and authored over seven books.

You can find him tweeting about sales tips, news and motivations.

Follow Grant Cordone on Twitter.

2.  Richard Branson

Richard Branson is a well-known serial entrepreneur. His methods are not liked by all, but those who follow him learn a lot about sales, marketing and brand building. Not only has Richard placed himself as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, but his high public profile has garnished him several TV, film and live show appearances.

Follow Richard Branson on Twitter.

3.  Neil Patel

Neil Patel is a New York Times best-selling author on content marketing. He was recognised as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by President of the United States Barack Obama and The Wall Street Journal dubbed him as a top influencer on the web. He focuses on teaching people how to improve their online marketing, SEO and overall online positioning.

Follow Neil Patel on Twitter.

4.  Dharmesh Shah

Those of you who love the HubSpot blog will be glad to know that Dharmesh Shah is the founder and CTO (Chief Technology Officer). He writes about inbound marketing, sales and startups.

Follow Dharmesh Shah on Twitter.

5.  Jeb Blount

Jeb Blount is a sales acceleration expert, published author and founder of Sales Gravy Inc., a sales and marketing company. He is known to have helped propel many Fortune 500 companies to success with his sales strategies. You will find Jeb tweeting about social selling, cold calling, marketing and sales in general.

Follow Jeb Blount on Twitter.

6.  Max Altschuler

As the CEO and founder of SalesHacker, Max Altschuler knows more than a thing or two about sales. He dedicates his time to helping sales team grow at a rapid rate. You will find him tweeting about sales hacks – the quickest ways for you to succeed in sales.

Follow Max Altschuler on Twitter.

7.  Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink is a business expert and has authored over five best-selling books. His book, “To Sell is Human” won the American Marketing Association’s Berry Book Prize for the best book in marketing. He is also named as one of the 10 most influential management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50.

Follow Daniel Pink on Twitter.

8.  Aaron Ross

Aaron Ross is an expert on inbound and outbound sales in the technology industry. He showed his skills by helping SalesForce increase from zero revenue to over $100 million. He is also a published author on the topic.

Follow Aaron Ross on Twitter.

9.  Andy Preston

Andy is an international sales motivational speaker and trainer. He helps salespeople succeed with his revolutionary “Stand Out Selling” sales system. Following Andy will help you:

  • Get better at prospecting/cold calling
  • Convert incoming sales leads
  • Manage your pipeline more effectively
  • Stand out from your competition
  • Close more deals

Follow Andy Preston on Twitter.

10.  Bernadette McClelland

Bernadette is also a sales expert but stands out because she focuses on how salespeople feel about themselves. She helps them to build themselves up so that they can become more successful in sales. She’s also part of Women Sales Pros, a group where women sales experts can share ideas, collaborate and bring their expertise to a bigger network.

Follow Bernadette McClelland on Twitter.

11.  Karen Wessels

Karen is a serial entrepreneur and sales guru. She’s also the founder of a few businesses, one of them being SnappSales. Karen writes about sales hacks and motivates other entrepreneurs to succeed in sales.

Follow Karen Wessels on Twitter.