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The Top 25 Social Media Influencers of 2016

Interested in learning more about the trends of social media? These social rockstars know the history, present and future of social. It's worth your time to follow them on Twitter, we promise. 


  1. Gary Vaynerchuk: @garyvee

Family 1st! But after that, Businessman. CEO of @vaynermedia. Host of#AskGaryVee show and a dude who Loves the Hustle, the @NYJets .. snapchat - garyvee


  1. Jeff Bullas: @jeffbullas

#1 Content Marketing Influencer, Social Media Marketing Strategist & Speaker, Forbes Top 10 Social Media Influencer, #1 Global Business Blog.


  1. Ann Handley: @annhandley

Author. Marketer. Chief Content Officer waging a war on content mediocrity. My new book is the WSJ bestseller, Everybody Writes. I'm also @marketingprofs here.


  1. Jay Baer: @JayBaer

The most re-tweeted person in the world among digital marketers. Author, speaker, podcaster, investor. President of @Convince. http://jaybaer.com


  1. Seth Godin: @ThisisSethsBlog

Author, blogger, a lifetime of projects. This is a retweet of my blog.


  1. Kim Garst: @kimgarst

Social Selling Strategist, First Lady of Periscope, Best Selling Author, Speaker, Forbes Top 10 SM Influencer. Loves God, family & hockey!


  1. Neal Schaffer: @NealSchaffer

Author, Maximize Your Social | Founder@msocialbusiness @socialtoolssmmt@socialmedia_coe | #socialmedia#marketing #socialselling#employeeadvocacy #speaker

Want to be better at social?

These industry leaders didn't start at the top; they needed to learn and grow as the rest of us. If you want to learn more, check out an article on What You Absolutely Need for Social Media or click here:

Best Practices


  1. Chris Brogan: @chrisbrogan

NYT Bestselling author & business advisor. Projects: http://owner.media  Contact:http://owner.media/contact


  1. Rand Fishkin: @randfish

Moz founder, author, blogger, husband to @everywhereist, tiny Techstars investor, & feminist. I tweet 30-40X/week about marketing, SEO, technology, & startups.


  1. Joe Pulizzi: @JoePulizzi

Content Marketing Institute (@CMIContent) and Content Marketing World #cmworld. Author, #ContentInc.#orange https://plus.google.com/+JoePulizzi


  1. Ann Smarty: @seosmarty

Brand manager @NinjasMarketing | Founder http://MyBlogU.com  | Co-founder#VCBuzz #Blogger +If all you need is SEO, follow @annsmarty [I tweet a lot!]


  1. Michael Stelzner: @mike_stelzner

Founder: Social Media Examiner; host: Social Media Marketing podcast; author: Launch & Writing White Papers; committed Christian & dad. Snapchat: mikestelzner


  1. Mari Smith: @marismith

Social Media Thought Leader | Top Facebook Marketing Expert | Globe-trotting Speaker | Author | 'Mari like Ferrari' | http://marismith.com/smmw16


  1. Neil Patel: @neilpatel

Entrepreneur, investor & influencer. Columnist for Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post & more. Founded KISSmetrics, Crazy Egg, QuickSprout & Hellobar. 

Who are your favorites?

This list represents 25 of the best social masters our team voted for. We want to hear who your favorites are. Tweet us @6degreeslive.

Tweet Us Your Favs


  1. Amy Porterfield: @amyporterfield

I'll show you exactly how to monetize your online marketing efforts and grow your social media fan base, grow your email list and boost your profits.


  1. Michael Hyatt: @michaelhyatt

New York Times bestselling author of Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want and Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World.


  1. Darren Rowse: @problogger

Speaker, Author, Blogger, Podcaster & Founder of @ProBlogger,@ProbloggerEvent & @DigitalPS. Husband to @Stylensh. Blogger/Ambassador for@WorldVisionAus


  1. Brett Relander: @brettrelander

Top 50 #SocialMedia Power #Influencer. Founder & Chief Strategy Officer@LaunchandHustle. Contributor@HuffingtonPost & @Entrepreneur. Dad of 3 amazing kiddos.


  1. Bryan Kramer: @bryankramer

I believe in power of sharing! #TEDTalk & Keynote #Speaker, CEO of @PureMatter,#Author of Best-Selling Books:@ShareologyBook & Human to Human#H2H.


  1. Robert Rose: @robert_rose

Helping marketers be storytellers | Chief Strategy Officer @ CMI | Author - Experiences: 7th Era Of Marketing | Analyst @ DCG | Speaker | Troublemaker


  1. Sarah Evans: @prsarahevans

Social news for brands, digital correspondent (@PayPal @Cisco@CoxComm @WalMart @ShortyAwards@licensingexpo @Transitions)


  1. Andrew Hutchinson: @adhutchinson

Writer, social media analyst and data geek. Writer/Moderator@Socialmedia2day. Contributor to various blogs & pubs. Award-winning author. Dad of two.


23.Rebekah Radice: @rebekahradice

Award Winning #SocialMedia Writer, Strategist, Author, Speaker. Brand Evangelist @PostPlanner. Co-Founder@InfluencerChat Every Tues 5pm PT#InfluencerChat.


  1. Brian Fanzo: @isociafanz

Chief Social Media Officer & Digital Storyteller at @WeAreMYC | Backlamp#Periscope Founder | Millennial Keynote Speaker ~ #ProudDad Talk Fast & Tweet Faster!


  1. Dave Peck: @davepeck

Global Head of Social Media & Influencer Marketing at @PayPal. Geek, pop culture nut, & father of 5... Yes, 5.

We hope to find you on this list soon! 

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