75 People You Need to Know in Social Media

What a year it’s been. So much to be thankful for, on every level. For my American visitors, Happy Thanksgiving! And to all, sincere appreciation for the gift you continue to give me on a regular basis, the gift of your attention. I know your time is in short supply, and that you choose to […]

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Jay Baer Blog PostWhat a year it’s been. So much to be thankful for, on every level. For my American visitors, Happy Thanksgiving! And to all, sincere appreciation for the gift you continue to give me on a regular basis, the gift of your attention. I know your time is in short supply, and that you choose to spend some of it with me is gratifying and still sort of amazes me after all these years of writing this blog.

If you’ve been following our adventures at Convince & Convert this year, you know that we’ve expanded our team and our content program.

From ebooks about how to measure content marketing; how Facebook and email are more alike than different; and how to combine data and customer insights to improve your Facebook program, we’ve done a lot more longer-form “bricks content.”

We launched the daily One Social Thing email newsletter to provide you just ONE important, must-read link in the worlds of social media and content marketing.

I started doing weekly The Baer Facts videos with my friends at ExactTarget, so I can get in one, good 3-minute rant per week!

And of course, we launched the Social Pros podcast, which wasn’t even my idea but has become one of my favorite weekly endeavors. Listenership for the show is way up, and I am so thankful for the remarkable group of guests who have come on the show to tell us how some of the biggest and most interesting brands in the world handle social media and content marketing in the trenches. Our sponsors for Social Pros have been so supportive, especially Argyle Social – which is the lead sponsor, handles production, brought Eric Boggs and me together, and is what I use day-to-day for my social media posting and stats.

Social Pros Shout Outs: People Worthy of Your Attention

Perhaps my favorite segment of Social Pros is the Social Pros Shout Outs, where our guest shines the light on people in social media who are educational or inspirational to them, but who do not get enough credit or visibility.

The whole idea of Social Pros is to focus on Real People Doing Real Work, and the shout outs allow me, Eric, and our listeners (and readers, since we turn every episode into a blog post) to discover more great people in social. It reminds me of the good old days when all of this was more about the social, and less about the media.

As a special thanks to our guests, listeners, readers and especially those who have been shouted out on the show, I’ve created this special list of everyone who’s been mentioned on the show in episodes 1-46. I sincerely hope this will help you find new inspiration, education and collaboration.

Thanks again for being there for me. Lots of exciting new stuff on the way, including a new book that I can’t wait to share with you.

75 People You Should Know in Social Media….As Mentioned on Social Pros

Nifty list from List.ly. Enjoy!

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Social Pros Shout Outs

Every amazing person mentioned by guests on Social Pros, episodes 1 - 42. Social Pros is a weekly podcast hosted by Jay Baer and Eric Boggs that features real people doing real work in social media.

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Marcus Sheridan (@thesaleslion)

Passionately writing, consulting, and speaking on all things inbound & content marketing, business, & life. Also the best dang speaker you've ever heard! 🙂

Nov 20, 2012 - twitter.com - 795
Jason Falls (@jasonfalls)

By day, I lead digital strategy for CafePress. Most know me as founder and smartass in residence at Social Media Explorer. I share well.

Nov 20, 2012 - twitter.com - 725
Ann Handley (@marketingprofs)

Head of Content here at ‘Profs. People seem to like my writing: http://t.co/nsi0NuYV http://t.co/QOdgMNfS

Nov 22, 2012 by Neil Ferree - list.ly - 611
Neil Ferree @FerreeMoney

Neil Ferree Provides Social SEO Consulting Services to the Small Business Community

Nov 20, 2012 - ted.com - 734
TED: Ideas worth spreading

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.

Nov 20, 2012 - twitter.com - 725
Jeremiah Owyang - @jowyang

Industry Analyst, Partner at Altimeter Group. Some tweets publish on timer. How I use Twitter http://t.co/jSLf5YOu

Nov 20, 2012 - twitter.com - 620
Jamie Sandford - @jsandford

Work at Alabama Power Company, but these thoughts are my own; creative, yet technical, pastry chef or Indy driver in former life. Let's talk.

Nov 20, 2012 - twitter.com - 839
Mack Collier (@mackcollier)

Helping companies Think Like a Rock Star & with a Southern accent. Founder of #Blogchat Booking Info - http://t.co/YCR9xGLLlo

Nov 20, 2012 - twitter.com - 620
Lee Odden (@leeodden)

CEO: @TopRank Online Marketing. Author, Speaker & Blogger. Digital Marketing, PR, Search, Social & Content Pro. Proud Dad, World Traveler, Foodie, Beardie

Nov 20, 2012 - twitter.com - 786
Mitch Joel (@mitchjoel)

President of Twist Image. Marketer. Speaker. Author. Media Hacker. Blogger and Podcaster of Six Pixels of Separation. New book - CTRL ALT Delete - out now!

Nov 20, 2012 - twitter.com - 830
DJ Waldow - @djwaldow

Founder/CEO of Waldow Social. Email Marketing. Community Building. Alum of U of Michigan. Knowledge craver. Sponge. Lover of beer, coffee, & people. #GOBLUE

Nov 20, 2012 - twitter.com - 760
Tom Webster - @webby2001

VP of Strategy, Edison Research. Consumer insights, social media data and folksy analogies. I tell the stories of numbers. Other half of @tamadear.

Nov 20, 2012 - twitter.com - 821
Jonathan Fields - @jonathanfields

Dad, husband, author, speaker, #entrepreneur. Love #innovation #creativity #writing and #darkchocolate /af=afflink http://www.jonathanfields.com

Nov 20, 2012 - twitter.com - 681
Charlene Li - @charleneli

Founder, Altimeter Group. Author, Open Leadership. Co-author, Groundswell. Spouse, mom, daughter, sister.

Nov 20, 2012 - twitter.com - 751
Lauren Fernandez - @cubanalaf

digital @LandrysInc - mostly for @Mortons. Love the Packers. And walruses. I really like walruses.

Nov 20, 2012 - sethgodin.typepad.com - 830
Seth's Blog

Seth Godin's riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread.

Nov 20, 2012 - twitter.com - 664
Beth Kanter - @kanter

Let's talk about networked approaches & social media for training and capacity building for the nonprofit sector that leverage learning and impact.

Nov 20, 2012 - twitter.com - 821
Joe Pulizzi - @juntajoe

Content Marketing Institute (@CMIContent). Get Content Get Customers. Content Marketing World. Managing Content Marketing. Chief Content Officer mag. Orange.

Nov 23, 2012 by Steven Shattuck - twitter.com - 725
Jeremy Dearringer - @PapaSlingshot

Co-founder and Chief Research Officer of Slingshot SEO, Inc., Internet marketing addict, car freak, Purdue University grad, chronic entrepreneur, proud father.

Nov 23, 2012 by Steven Shattuck - twitter.com - 751
Chad Pollitt - @CPollittIU

Web Traffic Controller, Author of The Content Marketing Manifesto, Former Army Commander and Dir. of Marketing at @SlingshotSEO

Nov 23, 2012 by Muhammad Saad Khan - twitter.com - 865
Mark Schaefer - @markwschaefer

Chieftain of the social web's most unique blog, {grow}. Consultant, college professor, author of Return On Influence and Tao of Twitter. Social Media Bouncer.

Nov 20, 2012 - twitter.com - 847
Peter Shankman - @petershankman

Me: Consulting, angel investing, speaking, @Vocus Small Biz Evangelist. HARO Founder. Ironman. Skydiver. Told I'm knowledgeable about marketing.

Nov 20, 2012 - twitter.com - 847
Chris Heuer - @chrisheuer

Specialist, Social Business for Deloitte Consulting. Postdigital Architect. Founder/Chairman, Social Media Club. UX/IA Guy. Game Changer.

Nov 20, 2012 - twitter.com - 865
barrymoltz - @barrymoltz

Getting Small Businesses Unstuck, Recovering Entrepreneur-holic, Author, Speaker, Consultant who loves technology, martial arts and vintage cars

Nov 20, 2012 - twitter.com - 769
Ryan Hanley - @RyanHanley_Com

Helping Small Business and Online Professionals Create Relationships, Deliver Value and Make Money Online...
Author of Content Warfare.

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