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17 influences on social media

I did a silly little quiz on Social media last night, Can We Guess Your Age By the Words You Use? Turns out I'm 17! Who would have thought it, does that mean I'm young in heart and mind? Or just a little bit immature?


You are up on all the newest lingo, but you know that emojis are the future. Soon, written language might not even be around. And you’re totally cool with that. Ugh, you’re already bored with this description. No hashtags, and whoever wrote this has to learn how to abbrev.

As a professional in Digital Marketing, obsessed with content and a social media fanatic I need to keep up to date with trends, platforms and fads which come and go in our industry. I can’t know everything, that’s impossible, and quite often turn to professionals and experts in my own connection base for insight and knowledge.

In the spirit of seventeen and in no particular order, here are seventeen digital influences on social media who I follow:

Larry Kim, social media, unicorn and digital guru 🦄

CEO @MobileMonkey_, Founder @WordStream (acquired for $150M) Columnist @Inc, @Medium, @CNBC. Startups, AdWords, Chatbots. Popularized Unicorns in Marketing.

Matthew Smith, diversity and inclusion master 🏳️‍🌈

North & South lad currently residing in East London! In the fabulous 30s club...Pop music is the soundtrack to my life & theatre is my soul!!

Tracey Groves, powerhouse on ethics and Artificial Intelligence 🤖

Intelligent #Ethics Founder. #AIethics, #trust, #leadership. Fellow @IDEA_Leeds, @IEEEorg, @citywomenlondon Board, @gendernetworks, @thersaorg Fellow

Penny Haslam - go to person for confidence and personal growth 👩‍💻

Award Winning #Inspirational #Speaker | Visibility Coach & Consultant | Former BBC Business Broadcaster #expertadvantage#makeyourselfalittlebitfamous

Lisa Nolan - marketing specalist and thought leader 🛍️

Representing Retail & Consumer Industry Consulting at CSC #talktome #innovation#digitalretail ranked no2 #femaledigitalinfluencer

Rachel Reese, Knowledge base on diversity and trans issues 🏳️‍🌈

@RachKReese & @EmmaCusdin Trans-inclusivity WorkshopsTrans 101Client Facing StaffHR TeamsAlliesPolicies3 Clients In @StonewallUK WEI Trans Top 10

Richard Wiltshire - Canadian dude and social media guy, specialising in LinkedIn 👔

@rowiltshire You can find me smack in the middle of business and community.

Nicola Lathbury- powerhouse on Facilities Management and Recruitment 👩

@hexagon_nikki Facilities Management Recruiter- BIFM Midlands Events Co-Ordinator, Speaker, @FMConnectUK Founder,Networker #recruitment #facman #fmjobs

Maya Christova - cool chick and awesome Virtual Reality guru 🤖

@MayaChristova I dabble in tech & digital & keep the balance in life with good people, good food, travel, yoga & CrossFit. Check out: @3D_entity @digitalunite Namastic cheers!

Lewis Richards - for all your Innovative and forward thinking insight 🔮

@stroker Cooking up a storm with @lefep#upgradeyourself #Spime#DigitalWorldExplorer. Welsh Morpheus

Dorothea Gosling - Knows her stuff, Account based marketing specialist 🖥️

@DoroGosling #ABM & Pursuit Marketer; Life's short; we must do what we truly enjoy! Don’t seek permission – do! Love dog, the outdoors, photography, golf

Vin Clancy - all round social media guy 👨‍🏫

@vincentdignan I help people use the internet to improve their lives. Award-winning public speaker specializing in growth hacking, internet marketing, and personal branding.

Eve Laws - passionate and knowledgable about property and interior design 🏡

@AylaaExclusive Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the investment management and realestate industries. Strong design, cost and project management skills.

Nick Panayi - digital marketing expert 📱

@Nickpanayi Restless Modern Marketer, Tech-Lover, Soccer Fan (and incompetent player), News Junkie, Proud American (via Cyprus)

Dr Elizabeth Valentine - transformation and governance lead 📊

@EG_Consult Dr Lizzie Valentine International keynote speaker, consultant and researcher on #board and exec #digital leadership and #tech #governance #competency.

Ruth Carter - Attorney, speaker and blogger - knowledgable on digital law 💼

@rbcarter Arizona Internet, IP, & Business Attorney | Speaker | Writer | Trekkie.

Lisa Dawson - Stylist, inspiration, blogger and dedicated instagrammer 🏢

Award winning interior blogger and vintage addict. Workshop presenter. Marie Claire Verified Influencer.


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