With more people online than ever in 2019, digital marketing is one of the fastest-growing fields in the world. For industry leaders, established brands, and up-and-coming companies, digital marketing campaigns are how companies of all sizes are attracting new customers in 2019.
Instead of advertising in newspapers, magazines, and on television, companies are now creating eye-catching Instagram picture advertisements, hilarious YouTube commercials, and customized Facebook content that is sure to catch the eye of folks browsing online.
With digital marketing becoming so popular, you’re probably wondering: “Who are the biggest names in digital marketing today?” In this article, we’ll list the biggest names currently operating in the online marketing space.
Quicksprout’s Neil Patel
Neil Patel is a serial digital entrepreneur who has created a bunch of companies over the past few years. Labeled by Forbes as a top 10 online marketer, Patel is the mastermind behind brands like Hello Bar, Crazy Egg, and KISSmetrics.
Patel has also helped companies like Amazon, General Motors, NBC, and HP with various online marketing projects, making him one of the most versatile marketers on the Internet today. President Obama even recognized Patel’s marketing prowess, describing him as one of the “Top 100 Entrepreneurs Under 35” in a United Nations presentation.
Rand Fishkin at SparkToro and MOZ
If SEO is what you’re looking for, look no further than Rand Fishkin. Fishkin has long been one of the most respected names in the search engine optimization game, as he is the former CEO and founder of MOZ, one of the web’s most innovative SEO tools.
Fishkin recently left MOZ and started SparkToro, a software company aimed at helping businesses better connect with their prime customers.
MarketingProf’s Ann Handley
Handley has been hailed by Forbes as the most powerful woman in social media. One reason why Handley is so influential in the online world is that she’s a partner at MarketingProfs, a digital education firm that teaches people how to create memorable online marketing campaigns.
Ann Handley is also the author of two best-selling digital marketing books, Everybody Writes and Content Rules.
Justyn Howard at Sprout Social Incorporated
Justyn Howard is one of the biggest names in digital marketing today for his work at Sprout Social. Sprout Social has helped over 24,000 brands make their social media platforms more innovative, engaging, and eye-catching for a younger generation of consumers.