Social media connects people. It helps them stay in touch, find people they once knew and develop new connections that may have never happened otherwise. One of the most powerful things about social media is that it helps spread ideas and knowledge. Those ideas and knowledge come from real people, and we would like to take the chance to highlight some of the top inbound marketers (both people and businesses) who are working to drive the web-marketing world forward. In no particular order, here they are in all their glory. If you don’t have these individuals and organizations in your circles, make a point of adding them.
12 Stars Media
Helping to produce real simple video is 12 Stars Media. Video is a great inbound marketing medium, and it is the activity that people spend the majority of their time doing while online.
13th Beach DIY Web Assist
Helping make web marketing easy on small businesses from Down Under.
98toGo Inbound Marketing
Helping businesses with their inbound marketing needs in the Atlanta area and beyond.
SEO practitioner at SEO Book and all-around optimization expert.
Digital marketer and customer experience evangelist working at MNSearch.
Adam is an enterprise SEO consultant (wow, sounds fancy!). He works for Define Media Group, which was once a part of the New York Times (also fancy).
Owner of Blind Five Year Old. According to AJ’s about page, the odd name comes from his totally not odd philosophy on search engine optimization.
Gaming is certainly its own community online. Alchemic Dream specializes in community management, game mastering, localization and a whole bunch of other things I don’t quite understand. Interestingly, they have employees on five continents.
Got big data that needs analyzing? Analytical Solution is the…solution. Not only can they analyze your data for you, but they can train you how to do it yourself.
Applied Inbound Marketing
From small mom and pop shops to Fortune 500 companies, Oregon-based AIM provides inbound marketing services that leverage performance-based metrics.
Art of Inbound Marketing & Design
A marketing and design firm that helps attract leads, Art of Inbound is a one-stop shop for web design, marketing, logo design and a host of other services.
Avinash is the co-Founder of Market Motive and the Digital Marketing Evangelist for Google.
B2B Inbound Marketing Agency
In January 2012, Marguerite founded the inbound marketing agency, ReLaunchU, for the express purpose of supporting training, coaching, and consulting businesses.
Barrington SEO is a local Internet marketing consulting firm dedicated to helping local businesses with every facet of Internet marketing.
Barry Schwartz is most notable for his role as an editor for Search Engine Land.
“I love teaching and helping people understand the power of the Internet, and how they can make the most of their online presence to generate new leads and convert them to customers.”
Branching Out Europe
Branching out provides sales, digital marketing and lead-generation services to businesses large and small.
“We are a results-driven, Integrated Inbound marketing agency. We help transform your brand into a sales and marketing magnet with a well-designed online presence, compelling content, creative marketing designs and precisely targeted inbound marketing.”
Director of Marketing at HubSpot and inbound marketer in Boston.
Bragging rights: Master II – E-Business / Master I – B2B Marketing
Web traffic controller, author of ebooks, member of a Forbes Top 100 list, former Army Commander, current Battle CPT and Dir. of Marketing at @drelevance
“I’m a passionate digital marketing executive, innovator, strategist & leader. For 14+ years, I have helped many of the world’s best-known companies (Disney, Virgin, Macy’s, Viacom, Conde Nast, Intuit, NBC, Time, Inc. & many others) leverage technology & the Internet in unprecedented ways to spur enterprise growth.”
Former tech company executive and current managing director and partner at Strategic Communications Group.
Content Crossroads creates, publishes and tracks original and good-quality content that will help you in your online marketing efforts to attract and engage customers regularly.
Dan is a writer and content creator in the multimedia space. Employed by AmeriFirst Home Mortgage as a Certified Inbound Marketing Specialist, brand manager, multimedia marketing & communications specialist.
“Obsessed with making people’s websites work better for them, I help out a handful of clients through my company EvolvingSEO, and can be found as a Moz Associate helping people in the SEOmoz Q&A.”
Contributor to mcccode.com and gpndata.com.
Founding Editor, Marketing Land & Search Engine Land, covering Google, Facebook, Twitter, SEO, SEM & all things digital marketing, search marketing and search.
David Meerman Scott
Marketing strategist, keynote speaker and bestselling author of “The New Rules of Marketing & PR” and six other books including “Real-Time Marketing & PR” and “Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead” (written with Brian Halligan, CEO of HubSpot).
Director of Marketing services at Stamats Business Media.
A resource for Online Marketing, Lead Gen, SEO, SEM, UX, Social, Mobile & Strategies.
eBusiness coach, inbound marketer, and novelist who believes, “You’ll never shine if you don’t glow.”
Duct Tape Marketing
Duct Tape provides small business marketing consulting, ideas and strategies
Eric writes about startups, marketing and technology.
Fuzz One Media
Fuzz One is a full-service digital marketing agency with a strong focus on Search Engine Marketing (SEM).
Digital Marketing Manager at Universal Energy Corporation.
HubSpot is the world’s #1 inbound marketing platform designed to replace the world’s interruptive and annoying marketing with marketing people love.
Internet marketing blogger. Founder and CEO, Portent, Inc.
inBlurbs – Inbound Marketing Agency
Certified Inbound Marketing Professionals, Authorized Inbound Marketing Educators and HubSpot Certified Partner.
Inboud Visibility is an international digital marketing agency.
HubSpot Certified Partner and Interactive Digital Media Agency.
Inbound marketing & SEO by AZ
An online marketing consultant who enjoys helping businesses and individuals succeed in online marketing.
Inbound Marketing Agents
Inbound marketing experts with a passion for empowering small businesses.
Inbound Marketing Association
An inbound marketing association: promoting inbound marketing companies.
Inbound Marketing Deutschland
Inbound Marketing, B2B social media, lead management – website, SEO, blogging, landing pages, nurturing, konvertierung.
Inbound Marketing Expert
Inbound Marketing Expert Pvt. Ltd was founded on the 1st of January 2012 with the aim of delivering consulting tips and tactics to startups and small businesses that don’t have larger capital to market and grow their organizations.
Inbound Marketing Geek
Helping small business owners grow their businesses online
Inbound Marketing MasterMind
The name says it all.
Inbound Marketing Results
Based in Colorado, providing Social Media Marketing and Website Development for small- to medium-sized businesses.
Inbound Marketing Specialists
Inbound Marketing Specialists is a group of trendy marketers who deliver engaging content for companies to increase their online presence!
Go Time Marketing
Go Time Marketing is a Sacramento, CA inbound Internet marketing agency that develops holistic online strategies to successfully market your product or service online with a measurable ROI.
Jackson Marketing Services
Jackson Marketing Services helps small businesses and individuals with their marketing needs–from traditional to SEO, PPC and social media marketing.
Jigsoar Inbound Marketing
One of the first full-service inbound marketing agencies in the UK.
John is online marketing manager at Hotpads.com. He was formerly with Distilled in NYC. Along with Danny Sullivan, he is a good one to follow.
Co-Founder of Raven Internet Marketing Tools for SEO, Social Media and Paid Search
Helping people build, find, and use the best stuff on the web for over 15 years.
Director of Client Services at SEO software firm UpCity.com.
Content Marketing & Organic Search Specialist and founder of Content Harmony.
Keith is an insurance agent with a passion for personal development. He seeks wisdom about the latter topic and then blogs about it.
Works for Stargazer Digital and is obsessed with SEO.
Web marketing and development firm based in Portugal.
Does Inbound Marketing at HubSpot. Proud to be the Co-Author of The B2B Social Media Book: Become a Marketing Superstar by Generating Leads with Blogging, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Email, and More.
Knowles Kreative, LLC
Specializing in providing creative and strategic digital marketing solutions, Knowles Kreative has been enhancing clients’ brands since 1996.
Vice President of Marketing for Block Imaging.
Kuno Creative provides content marketing, demand generation, lead nurturing and marketing automation services to deliver more qualified leads to sales teams.
Assistant editor at Mashable.
Leadsgenie – Inbound Marketing
Leadsgenie provides web lead generation, lead scoring, lead nurturing, email marketing, inbound marketing, A/B testing, social media marketing.
LinkCaffeine | Inbound Marketing Agency
A small yet creative inbound marketing agency with a team of writers, marketers, social media strategists and all-around great people.
Consultant at Savvy Panda. Speaker, writer and coach.
Senior Director of Online Marketing for Stone Temple Consulting.
Helping Christian women leaders market their businesses more intelligently while honoring God in both their lives and businesses.
Marketo provides easy, powerful, complete marketing automation, social campaigns, inbound marketing, sales apps, and ROI reporting — all in one place. More sales leads. Less work. Faster.
Marsden & Associates
An Atlanta B2B marketing agency specializing in integrated marketing campaigns.
A long-term practitioner of SEO, since before it was called SEO.
Editor-In-Chief at MarketingLand.com and SearchEngineLand.com.
Freelance writer and outreach specialist interested in content marketing.
Director of Client Services at Innovative Marketing Resources, a full-service inbound marketing agency.
Moz develops inbound marketing software, provides robust APIs for link data and social influence, and hosts the web’s most vibrant community of online marketers.
OverGo Studio Inbound Marketing
OverGo builds and executes marketing processes that stimulate growth for their clients.
Founder and CEO of PR 20/20. Author of The Marketing Agency Blueprint (Wiley, Dec 2011).
Pop Results is an inbound marketing agency specializing in inbound marketing services.
Moz founder; frequent traveler/blogger/speaker; passionate about all things tech & inbound marketing.
Red Website Design
Affordable web design for businesses and individuals on a limited budget.
Seth is the author of 14 books that have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into more than 25 languages.
Entrepreneur and marketer. Founder at The Content Authority and Nexus Affects.
SindiWithAnS is an inbound marketing agency dedicated to helping businesses grow through successful marketing strategies.
SocialBiz is passionate about helping companies and professionals design and implement social media marketing strategies to help create a buzz for their biz.
Spark Inbound Marketing
Inbound marketing agency offering a full-service approach to web marketing and lead generation.
An inbound marketing company based in Scotland.
Marketing analyst at Inbound Visibility.
We are a boutique online marketing agency working with socially aware companies to grow their communities and expand their global impact.
The Inbound Marketing Company
Simple and effective inbound marketing without all the confusion.
Inbound Marketing Consultant at HubSpot.
Creative Labs marketing manager at Google (very cool!)
A product marketing and management professional using Google Plus to share business insights and source great content.
WebMedia Inbound Marketing & SEO
Helping small and medium size businesses be found, be seen and be successful online through inbound marketing; identifying actionable insights to build an effective marketing strategy to capitalize on their Internet investment.
We hope you enjoyed the list. These folks are some of the most influential people in their respective fields and niches. Following them means you’ll have a steady stream of great content and great advice.
Who are some of your favorite inbound marketers? Let us know by leaving a comment below.