Just three months ago my good friend (Cheryl Burgess from Blue Focus Marketing @BlueFocus) and I put out a call for people to nominate Social Business Practitioners. By definition, these people are working within their organisation to transform the way they integrate social media throughout their business, either through employee advocacy, social selling, social recruitment or social media marketing.
Well, we had some amazing nominations and this week we're excited to share the results - a diverse list of marketing leaders from across all industries.
We have people from FMCG, technology, logistics and retail. From beloved branding gurus like Tom Peters @Tom_Peters to up-and-comers like Lee van Loggerenberg @leevanlog, you’re sure to learn something useful from the brilliant minds making up the 2017 #OctoLeader Award.
For your convenience, we've added them all to a Twitter list here. So, without further delay, here are your top 100 presented in alphabetical order:
General Atlantic Professor of Marketing, Stanford GSB. Author of The Dragonfly Effect.
Personal branding expert. Motivational speaker. Bestselling author. Lover of all things urban. Twizzler addict. Eternal optimist.
Social Media Influencer | Inbound Marketing Enthusiast | Power Brand Builder | Founder of Bennington Brookstone @sonjabellem
Social Selling lead @ SAP, tweeting about
#SAP, #SocialSelling & #salesenablement. Mom of 3! Views are my own.
Wonky explorer of the space between higher ed & the economy, sometimegardner, francophile, and lover of music, photography and beautiful chaos.
#SocialMedia Pro of 2016 | Lead Maker of Socialz for -winning @WeAreCisco (my views)| Traveler | Author | #TWD fan | Wife & cat mom | #UVA grad
World traveler. Photographer. Runner. Music addict. DJ. Social at @HiltonWorldwide. @ProjectLivnWell co-founder. My thoughts are my own.
Chief Marketing Officer: Aetna, Inc. Building leading marketing/digital team in healthcare & driving experiences across the health journey Views are my own.
All things customer advocacy & evidence at Microsoft. I typically tweet about marketing, storytelling, business & other â€˜stuffâ€™. Views are my own.
Early-stage part-time CTO, software/web/mobile/data development, Founder Aggregage.
CEO and Founder, Digital Workplace Group. Author “The Digital Workplace”. Co-author of “The Digital Renaissance of Work”™ (October 2014 Gower).
Marketing Director at
#SAP tweeting about #contentmarketing #digital #socialselling #employeeadvocacy #DigitalAfrica views are my own. Also tweeting as @MsK_NY
Author, speaker, professional agitator, labeled the Red Bull of management thinking
Editor in Chief at Brand Quarterly. Founder of the Branding and Design Agency, Vesey Creative. Regularly traveling.
Senior manager of customer advocacy at @QuickBase. Bird-shirted puzzle baby.
Business Professor, Editor-in-Chief, Rutgers Business Review @rbusinessreview