37 Social Media Bloggers you should be following and why!

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After careful research, bouncing around the Tank, we identified 37 key social media bloggers that are adding relevant conversation and content to the marketing world. We believe networking is a vital part of any brand’s success, whether it’s a personal brand, a small biz, big corporate brand, a church, a B2C brand, or any other really. Listed is 37 users you need to be aware of and why!

1- Colby Talley
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A stand up guy and all around good marketer. Loves to share useful content that is focused around niche specific topics and makes blogging look fun!

2- Kevin Tully
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Kevin makes blog marketing look as easy and riding a bike! Loves to share content that helps all of us get close to achieving the much desired climax..ROI!

3- Kyle Balmer
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Kyle is proof that you can be BOTH an entrepreneur and a viral marketer. While some bloggers are on rapid fire content overload, he is much more stream lined and to the point. Some call it cut throat, we call it marketing.

4- Jason O’ Conner

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Jason is a marketing blogger that has the total package; SEO, Web design, feminism,and bass guitar. Always doing his best to share relevant content and add his own spin to it. We are hungry for this and love following him and so should you!

5- Neal Mahoney

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Neal is always getting his name out there in the marketing world. Steadily connecting, sharing lots of fun content with a real practical edge. Chicago based and leading the innovation side of the digital space. Who knows where he will be in 6 months? Prob leading!

6- Anya Studenc Downing

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Anya is climbing to the tops of one of social media’s most influential blogging titans and for good reason. She’s the CEO of Engage 2 Connect and a  total geek in the best way! If you are in PDX or Boston, link up and go viral!

7- Ashley Faulkes

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Ashley is changing how we look at often gender-specific names like Ashley or Sarah. Breaking down walls in both gender AND marketing. SEO and wordpress are his business and business is good! If you are not following, you are making a mistake you’ll regret forever.

8- Nikhil Makwana

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Nikhil has it all..blogging skills, moderating skills, consulting, and is an SM expert! If you haven’t seen him on Twitter; prob have your eyes closed, then you’ve seen him engaging on #vine. Now some may call him a late adopter because he joined Twitter in 2010 but we say..bump that Noise, he was just fashionably late! A great blogger worth following!

9- Andie

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Andie is a blogging and clean living/marketing Diva! She’s truly passionate about healthy living and Paleo. We often say evergreen content is like the clean living and holistic approach to content marketing and Andie embodies these beliefs! If you like to juice, send her a follow!

10-Steve McMurray

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Steve is a Utah marketer that knows no bounds, he is balls to the wall influential in the digital space. Always blogging about relevant content and niche specific, plus a suit and tie kinda guy!

11- Sonia Harris

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Sonia is married and you wouldn’t be able to tell since she’s on fire, always networking, always engaging, and always being a clear thought leader. She is what we call a true multi-tasking diva!  She’s always blogging about content marketing and really making a name for herself. Plus her short hair really makes her stand out among marketers with long hair!

12- Kevin Mullett

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Kevin is a blogger that is always doing his part as a marketer to share useful, and user focused content around local SEO, marketing, social media, and everything in between. If you spend any time engaging with him, you’ll see he’s a real jokester and we love him for it!

13-Kristen Dunleavy

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Kristen is a diva of all things content and blog-oriented. Her words speak volumes and carry a certain tone that is very user driven and helpful. Our past engagements have left me smiling from cheek to cheek!

14- Dane Golden

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Dane is a content marketing and blogger that takes no prisoners. He understands that if you’re gonna deliver content, it needs to be relevant and user driven and if you’ve had the pleasure of engaging w/ him, you’ll know this! We can’t say enough good things about Dane, give him a follow and find out yourself!

15- Dave Nordella

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Dave is a fantastic blogger and for all of the right reasons. He is always engaging, boosting a familiar and fun community, he is relevant, he isn’t hurtful, plus that goat, what’s not to love? We love you Dave!

16-Will Critchlow

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Will is both a runner and a CEO. He cooks quality content and blogs with the best of them. He’s an early adopter of social media and a personal hero of ours.

17- Jeff Dagley

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Jeff is a premier Twitter and marketing AND blogging strategist. He has a keen passion in writing and content marketing. He lives in DC; a marketing headquarters of the United States, and tweets quite often so you know if you follow him, you’re in for engagement!

18-Terry Lo

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Terry is a dreamer and a blogger that goes 10 at all times! He’s highly intelligent, always shares relevant content; his own as well as others, and is equally engaging and fun! He is Canadian and is a self proclaimed foodie as you can see from his profile pic!

19- Vicki Fitch

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Vikki nails two things right off the bat…looking good and blogging even better! She’s a marketing queen like no other! Makes the golden state shine a little bit brighter. She’s not just an influencer blasting out content; she engages. She’s liked over 8k tweets, that is impressive!

20- Jacob Hagberg

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Jacob is to blogging and marketing as Pizza Hut is to pizza. If you’ve been to an SEMRush conference, you probably saw him speaking and dropping some major smart bombs on everyone! This guy gets SEO! He may not tweet often, but when he does, it’s pure gold!

21- Mike King

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Mike King is the founder of iPullRank and is a world famous keynote speaker. He has over 30k followers and only follows around 730ish so if you are one of the lucky few to get a follow, consider yourself blessed from the Blogging Gods!

22- Pratik Mohapatra

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Pratik is a cool marketing guy. He has very relevant and user driven blogging content tactics. He tweets often so you can always identify an opportunity to engage, and is very media driven and one of the top marketing performers in India; not to be confused with Indiana.

23- Jan-Willem Bobbink

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Jan or Janson as we call him around the Tank is the perfect combo, marketing AND athletics. He rides both his bike and the SERPS with his blogging content strategies. He is crazy for SEO and who can blame him?

24- Robert Stern

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Robert Stern is our kind of guy. One time in a chat, someone might have said he was a bad apple..they were DEAD WRONG! He’s a NJ blogging content mastermind. He leads social media with open hand and an open mind. He helps businesses achieve their goals in a fast and efficient manner!

25-Jerry Engage

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Jerry is a digital marketing blogger in the best sense. He shares tons of relevant content, actively engages users within his niche community, utilizes keywords and topical relevancy!

26-Sarah Moore

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Sarah is the blogger from down under! She’s on snapchat; i’m sure you already follow her! She’s helping brands achieve their wildest dreams and fantasies with an anything-goes approach to marketing! Her strategies are fantastic and so is her positive attitude!

27-Kohleen Liddell

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A passionate blogger if we have ever seen one; and trust us, we have! She’s bringing social media to uncharted territory and we hope you are coming along for the ride! She makes social media look easy and is very influential within her circles.

28- Lindsey Evans

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Social media specialist and blogging influencer. She is always sharing fun and useful content that is evergreen;not black hat spam like many of her competitors. She puts the fun in social media!

29-Anna Kerr

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An achiever of dreams a NYC blogger and marketing Goddess. Familiar with many via Adidas and Procter and Gamble, and more recently with Twitter! Great use of content, keywords, social techniques, and marketing!

30-Maggie Franz

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Marketing blogging expert in the strictest sense. East coast lady with an east coast mind to boot! Networking and communicating are her bread and butter, and it shines bright like a bullet out of a 9mm when she is firing on all cylinders in social media! Happy to call her a friend!

31- Zen Ameer

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Zen is an entrepreneur and a blogger who is internationally recognized and respected! Social influencer and motivational helper on all things marketing! We connected with him via our best friend Sam Hurley and we couldn’t be happier!

32- Fern Joseph

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Small biz owner with big blogging expertise! If you think you do social media marketing, take a back seat to Fern, she has over 25k tweets! Being the owner of a small biz has it’s perks as you can see, you can social media blog and engage to the break of dawn!

33-Chris Dreyer

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Often times, many of the marketers you find in the attorney niche are seedy and black hat specialists..luckily Chris isn’t. He is evegreen and wears a white hat! He’s the CEO of Attorneyrankings.org and is a full service blogger for all things legal!

34- Shane Barker

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Shane Barker is a self proclaimed influencer marketer; often we won’t believe self proclaimed influencers because 98% of the time they aren’t, but for once, he is right. Boasting over 24k Twitter followers, he is the real deal. Slick haircut, slick content, and slick engagement, all around slick guy!

35- Sam Hurley

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Sam Hurley is our bro! He is everything a marketer should aspire to be. He blogs with a force much like Batman or Superman! He has loyal and engaged followers; isn’t that the point? He will re-share content he’s mentioned in, and continue to drive traffic and boost your ROI! He’s dedicated to marketing and is well-worth the engagement! A true influencer in the marketing niche!

36-Steve Farnsworth

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Steve is a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Influencer AND a Think Tank Top 37 Social Media Blogger, talk about a tag team from both ends of social influence. If you are a lead of his, you know your funnel is going to be going insane! All things content and demand based, a blogger unlike anything we have ever seen!

37-Annaliese Henwood

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We had the pleasure of connecting with Annaliese via a niche specific and relevant Twitter chat, and have been close marketing friends ever since. She’s a blogger out of Philly, PA and is currently seeking employment. Don’t let this gem slip by! She’s a marketing guru and all the content she pitches is evergreen social!

Well that’s it folks, 37 key social media bloggers you better be following and engaging with after reading this if you want added value-based relationships! We know we are! Be sure to check out the included list of articles to see how to engage these users if you are looking for some help or insight in how to network with influencers and marketing tweeps.

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