30 Top Marketing Gurus You Should Know

July 25, 2013

If you want to be a great marketer, you should start by learning from the best. Many of the world’s top marketing gurus freely share powerful information that help you become a better marketer, increase your return on investment, find new customers and grow your business and profits. Here, I’ve listed 30 top marketing gurus you should know – along with links to where you can find them online.

1.  Gary Hamel

The bestselling author was ranked as the No. 1 most influential business thinker in the world by the Wall Street Journal. Gary Hamel - Google Chrome_2013-07-02_10-02-07-Optimized  

2.  Pat Flynn

The self-proclaimed non-millionaire shows his customers how to make a passive income with online marketing. Passive Income The Smart Passive Income Blog - Google Chrome_2013-07-02_10-04-16-Optimized  

3.  Chris Farrell

Follow the economics guru at Marketplace for insight into what the market is doing, and how you can cash in. Chris Farrell Marketplace.org - Google Chrome_2013-07-02_10-06-50-Optimized  

4.  Chris Brogan

The famed blogger delivers continual insight into marketing and business growth. chrisbrogan.com — Building the Digital Channel - Beyond Social Media - Google Ch_2013-07-02_10-08-08-Optimized  

5.  Neil Patel

With clients such as Amazon, GM and Viacom, it pays to listen to what Patel has to say. Quick Sprout — I'm Kind of a Big Deal - Google Chrome_2013-07-02_10-09-36-Optimized  

6.  Yanik Silver

Silver built his business from a $500 investment to a seven-figure income, and shows others how to do the same. Yanik Silver - Google Chrome_2013-07-02_10-11-05-Optimized  

7.  Sarah Zeldman

The Marketing Maven shares her expertise and experience on her blog and through her training and consulting services. The E-Marketing Maven - Social Media Coach, Consultant and Speaker, Small Busine_2013-07-02_10-12-33-Optimized  

8.  Brian Solis

An expert on the impact of disruptive technology, Solis offers tips and advice for marketing your business on his website. Brian Solis - Defining the convergence of media and influence - Google Chrome_2013-07-02_10-14-10-Optimized  

9.  Tim Ferriss

Best-known for this book “The 4-Hour Workweek,” Ferriss continually teaches you how to make your work life more efficient so you can market more effectively. The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss - Google Chrome_2013-07-02_10-15-43-Optimized  

10.  David Risley

Risley teaches other bloggers how to effectively use a blog to market and profit with this Blog Marketing Academy. Blog Marketing Academy - Six Figure ProBlogger, Blog Marketing, Make Money Onlin_2013-07-02_10-17-15-Optimized  

11.  Seth Godin

If you’re interested in marketing, Godin should need no introduction. He wrote the book on marketing …  several of them, actually. Seth's Blog - Google Chrome_2013-07-02_10-18-45-Optimized  

12.  Laura Reis

Focusing consultant Laura is the daughter of Al Reis, who famously introduced the concept of market positioning. Ries' Pieces - Google Chrome_2013-07-02_10-20-36-Optimized  

13.  Chris Rempel

Great marketers work smart, not hard, as Rempel points out in his blog “The Lazy Marketer.” Affiliate Marketing – The Smart Way — Super-Affiliates Work Smarter – Not Necess_2013-07-02_10-23-21-Optimized  

14.  Guy Kawasaki

The keynote speaker of marketing, Kawasaki’s insight has spawned legions of die-hard fans. Guy Kawasaki - Google Chrome_2013-07-02_10-24-33-Optimized  

15.  Mitch Joel

Called the rock star of digital marketing, Joel was brought in to Google to explain how digital marketing works to top brands. If Google wants him, so do you. Six Pixels of Separation - Marketing and Communications Blog - By Mitch Joel at _2013-07-02_10-25-51-Optimized  

16.  Yaro Starak

Starak teaches his disciples how to make a full-time income from part-time blogging. Yaro Starak - Blogger and Internet business entrepreneur from Australia - Google_2013-07-02_10-27-40-Optimized  

17.  John Chow

More than 200,000 active daily readers and followers can’t be wrong! I Make Money Online By Telling People How I Make Money Online – John Chow dot Co_2013-07-02_10-30-00-Optimized  

18.  Regis McKenna

A true pioneer in technology and related marketing, McKenna’s work and insight has inspired many of today’s most famous entrepreneurs. Regis McKenna - Google Chrome_2013-07-02_10-31-55-Optimized  

19.  Jay Conrad Levinson

Dubbed the founder of guerilla marketing, Levinson has also helped some of the world’s most iconic brands develop their images. Official Site of Guerrilla Marketing - Google Chrome_2013-07-02_10-33-31-Optimized  

20.  David Meerman Scott

The marketing strategist has written eight books, including three international bestsellers, on marketing. Marketing Speaker Keynote Marketing Speaker Marketing Strategist Leadershi_2013-07-02_10-34-41-Optimized  

21.  Gary Vaynerchuk

It’s next to impossible to have a discussion about marketing gurus without mentioning Vaynerchuk, a master of ecommerce marketing. Gary Vaynerchuk - The Home of Gary Vaynerchuk Online - Google Chrome_2013-07-02_10-36-31-Optimized  

22.  Rand Fishkin

The founder of Inbound and Moz, Fishkin’s insights power and inspire marketers the world over. About Rand - Rand's Blog - Google Chrome_2013-07-02_10-39-36-Optimized  

23.  Guy Levine

The CEO of Return On Digital has been involved in internet marketing since the age of 17 – and has a lifetime of great advice to show for it. GuyLevine.com The Life and Works of Guy Levine - Google Chrome_2013-07-02_10-40-16-Optimized  

24.  Frank Kern

Considered one of the top internet marketing gurus in the world, Kern shares some information on his blog but seems to pack most of it into his subscription-based marketing program. Frank Kern FrankKern.com - Google Chrome_2013-07-02_10-42-07-Optimized  

25.  David Wood

Wood offers a variety of ways to glean insight from his success, including a program specifically geared toward making money on Facebook. David Wood's MLM Marketing Prosperity Blog - Google Chrome_2013-07-02_10-44-15-Optimized  

26.  Jonathan Budd

Focuses on entrepreneurs, Budd shows you how to grow your business and maximize wealth from both free and paid training programs. Jonathan Budd's Official Blog True Success Comes From The Satisfaction You Hav_2013-07-02_10-46-37-Optimized  

27.  Jim Collins

Collins has sold more than 6 million books about marketing, business and life worldwide. Jim Collins - Home - Google Chrome_2013-07-02_10-48-05-Optimized  

28.  Philip Kotler

A pioneer in value-based marketing, Kotler knows how to truly connect with customers and engage them for long-term loyalty. Welcome to Kotler Marketing Group, Inc. - Google Chrome_2013-07-02_10-50-28-Optimized  

29.  Michael Porter

Harvard. Marketing. Competitive strategy. Enough said. Michael E. Porter - Faculty - Harvard Business School - Google Chrome_2013-07-02_10-51-59-Optimized  

30.  Neil Rackham

Known as the professor of professional selling, Rackham pioneered the use of analytics to understand customer motivations. Neil Rackham - The Professor of Professional Selling - Google Chrome_2013-07-02_10-54-26-Optimized   What other marketing gurus can you add to this list?

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