Why should you care about promoting your brand on social media and perhaps connecting with some of these top 100 social media people to follow on Twitter? Because the social part of your online business plays one of the main roles in spreading the word about you and your services in this day and age.

No matter how good you are at something, you still need online marketing if you want to grow. Here’s why:

95% of adults between 18 and 34 years old are most likely to follow your brand via social [1]
71% of consumers who have a good social media experience with a brand are likely to recommend it to others [2]
There are 2.56 billion mobile social media users in the world; also, 1 million new active users are added every day [3]

Therefor, being out there, on social, and interacting with people is key if you want to make your brand known. But how do you get to build a trustworthy community? By learning from the best in the field; you can either read the best blogs about social media or get in touch with the experts directly. And it’s not that hard to do the latter as long as you’re on Twitter.

We did some research here and compiled a list of the most influential experts on Twitter. Learn from them and grow your business in the process.

Here are the top 100 social media experts to follow on Twitter:

Top 100 social media people to follow on Twitter

Top 100 social media people to follow on Twitter: Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk – @garyvee

Family 1st! CEO of @Vaynermedia. Vlogger and Podcaster. Investor in Twitter, Snapchat, Uber, Venmo. 4X NYTimes best 📚. Die hard NYJets fan

Kim Garst – @kimgarst

Passionate about helping entrepreneurs GROW their biz w/ social & digital media! Keynote speaker, Forbes Top 10 Social Media Influencer. Loves God, FAM & hockey

Darren Rowse – @problogger

Speaker, Author, Blogger, Podcaster & Founder of @ProBlogger@ProbloggerEvent & @DigitalPS. Husband to @Stylensh. Ambassador for @WorldVisionAus

Kevan Lee – @kevanlee

Director of marketing at @buffer, the social media publishing tool for brands, agencies, and marketers.

Jenn Herman – @jenns_trends

Straight-talking, Instagram-loving, super-high-heel-wearing blogger, speaker & consultant. Mom to a mini fashionista, diva-in-training.

Peg Fitzpatrick – @PegFitzpatrick

Rockin’ a positive attitude ✨✨ Social media speaker and author ✨ Instagram + Pinterest pro ✨ brand ambassador ✨

Mari Smith – @MariSmith

Social Media Thought Leader | Top Facebook Marketing Expert | Globe-trotting Speaker | Author | ‘Mari like Ferrari’ | fb.com/marismith

Michael Stelzner – @Mike_Stelzner

Founder: Social Media Examiner & Social Media Marketing World; host: Social Media Marketing podcast; author: Launch & Writing White Papers; committed Christian.

Jason Falls – @JasonFalls

Father, Author, Speaker. Allegedly wise to the ways of Digital Marketing and Social Media. Chief Instigator at @ConvoData. I like bourbon

Scott Monty – @ScottMonty

CEO @YourBrainTrust, consultant, advisor, keynote speaker. Husband, dad, Sherlockian. Editor of fullmontyshow.com, generally nice guy. Bostonian in MI.

Neil Patel – @neilpatel

Entrepreneur, investor & influencer. Columnist for Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post & more. Founded @CrazyEgg with @hnshah.

Marsha Collier – @MarshaCollier

Author 48 📚: Social Media, eCommerce, eBay, Customer Service. Forbes Top 10 Futurist, Founder #CustServ#techradio podcast, marketing whisperer. StarTrek nerd

Ahna Hendrix – @AhnaHendrix

CEO @ARCH_Digital. God lover. Yogi. Traveler. Compulsive reader. Foodie. Health enthusiast. Dancer. Author. Loud laugher. BIG smiler. Say hi!

Mark Schaefer – @markwschaefer

I extract the signal from the social media noise. Keynote speaker, executive branding coach, marketing strategist. Podcaster, author of 6 books including KNOWN.

Rebekah Radice – @RebekahRadice

Entrepreneur, Author, Founder, CMO RadiantLA.com marketing/training firm for growth leaders. Speaker. Host Brand Authority Podcast. Success Multiplier

Jon Loomer – @jonloomer

Husband, dad and baseball coach to three boys. Brewers fan and baseball stats nerd. Entrepreneur, business owner, accidental marketer and Facebook ads geek.

Brian Solis – @briansolis

Bio: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Sol @MrSolis is my reply account.

Michael Brito – @Britopian

GM, San Francisco, Head of US Digital @TeamLewisGlobal @LewisPulse. Marine. TEDx Speaker. Professor. Lakers. 49ers. Hip Hop. EDM. B-Boy. IPA snob. Libertarian.

Aaron Lee – @AskAaronLee

Regional Manager APAC @agorapulse. Trying to perfect the art of cappuccino. Introvert with awesome hair. Instagram.com/shortofheight ✉️ hi@askaaronlee.com

Katie Lance – @katielance

Founder, Katie Lance Consulting & #GetSocialSmart Academy. Author (getsocialsmartbook.com). Keynote Speaker. Family comes 1st! #NoTweetLeftBehind

Amber Naslund – @AmberCadabra

Senior Director, Industry Leadership at @Hootsuite. Author. Musician. Pittie rescue mama. Equestrian. Word Nerd. I solemnly swear I am up to no good.

Andrea Vahl – @AndreaVahl

Co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies. Creator of @GrandmaMaryShow. Improv comedienne and wine drinker.

Jeff Bullas – @jeffbullas

#1 Content Marketing Influencer, Social Media Marketing Strategist & Speaker, Forbes Top 10 Social Media Influencer,#1 Global Business Blog.

Dan Zarrella – @danzarrella

The Original Social Media Scientist.

Ann Handley – @MarketingProfs

Head of Content at MarketingProfs; author of the WSJ bestseller, Everybody Writes. I’m waging a war on mediocrity in content marketing. annhandley.com

Jason Keath – @jasonkeath

CEO @socialfresh 🍊 Founder @innocongress ⚡️ Artist, permanent tourist, Manhattanite + CLT. Gluten free. In love w/ @NikisNotes

Neal Schaffer – @NealSchaffer

I help businesses generate ROI from social media. Author, Global Social Media Speaker, Marketing Influencer & Japan Travel Expert. 日本語可 #japan#socialmedia

Dave Kerpen – @DaveKerpen

Dad, Husband to @CarrieKerpen 1st. CEO @LikeableLocal, Founder @LikeableMedia. NYTimes bestselling #author, The #ArtofPeople. Columnist @INC. Love #Mets #Orange

Ravi Shukle – @ravishukle

#London born Lifelong #Vegetarian, Love #Health & #Fitness. 10 years ~ Social Media consultant. Featured Blogger @salesforce @TNW @smexaminer & More

Lee Odden – @leeodden

CEO @TopRank Marketing. Author, Speaker, B2B Content Marketing & Influencer Marketing Pro. Proud Dad, World Traveler, Foodie, Beardie. Find me at #cmworld

Brian Carter – @briancarter

Author, Keynote Speaker, Consultant. Honest, scientific, sometimes funny insights about influence, creativity, social media, marketing and sales.

Emeric Ernoult – @eernoult

Social media and Facebook marketing addict. Facebook marketing blogger. Serial entrepreneur and loving it! Founder & CEO, Agorapulse

Lauren Dugan – @lauren_dugan

Social media marketing consultant serving SMBs, startups and tech. Author, speaker, instructor, lifelong learner.

Jim Connolly – @JimConnolly

I’m him -» bit.ly/2wEBlsP

Carrie Kerpen – @carriekerpen

Mom of @charlottekerpen, Kate and Seth. CEO @likeablemedia and married to @davekerpen. Usually smiling.

Brian Honigman – @BrianHonigman

Content Marketing & Social Media Consultant @HonigmanMedia | Contributor @Forbes @WSJ@Entrepreneur @thenextweb | Adjunct Professor @nyuniversity 🎓 📝 📲 🌈

Carri Bugbee – @CarriBugbee

Digital & social media marketing leader, PR & advertising pro, app promoter, #startup advisor, #RetailTech & #AgileMarketing acolyte. Shorty Award winner.

Sandi Krakowski – @sandikrakowski

Millionaire biz owner, working with 2500 biz owners, living a dream life in a church with no walls! Pastoring your dreams to $$$ success!! 🙏🏻💗🙌🏻💪🏻

Jay Oatway – @JayOatway

Writer of speculative fiction, futurism, and tech-related social trends. Avid CrossFitter.

Ileane Smith – @Ileane

Blogger, Podcaster, YouTuber, Social Media Veteran! patreon.com/ileane Helping you create *meaningful* content.

Sue Zimmerman – @SueBZimmerman

I teach Instagram daily with heart + passion | Seen @forbes @huffpost @inc@creativelive @smexaminer Link in bio gets you started

Ian Cleary – @IanCleary

Founder of RazorSocial, online marketer with passion for marketing tech! writer Forbes, Entrepreneur…Kick boxer!

Jacob Curtis – @JacobkCurtis

HI ✈ PDX | Online Educator | Content Creator & Strategist | Digital Marketing & Tech News Daily | Sign up for my latest Social Media Tutorials ▶️

Brooke Griffin – @BrookeGriffin_

#Marketing #PR #Nutrition #Psych #Neuroscience Social Media Producer. Brand Strategist. Speaker | Music | Health & Fitness | ‘Do What You Love~Excel at that.’

John Lusher – @JohnLusher

Community Manager. #Marketing Consultant. #Content Creator. Loves #coffee & scotch. Owner John Lusher Consulting. Scientist at @SocialBuzzLab

Brian Fanzo – @iSocialFanz

Founder iSocialFanz.com – Millennial Digital Keynote Speaker | Change Evangelist | #Podcast Host: @FOMOFanz@SMACtalkLive #SocialMedia#DigitalMarketing

Liz Azyan – @Liz_Azyan

Experienced Digital & Social Media Strategist. Grab my social media content course here: skl.sh/2o0Obxj

Nigel Ohrum – @socialtoppings

DARC: Digital native with Analytical chops, strong web Reach, and Content creation skills. Fearless #socialmedia manager. #SMM #entrepreneur

Glen Gilmore – @GlenGilmore

TIME “man of action” goo.gl/KlSPW FORBES Top 20 Social Media bit.ly/1O4O5Mx Speaker | Author | ⚖️ | Rutgers Adjunct | Top 💯 #DigitalMarketing #IoT #AI #AR

Jason How – @JasonHJH

Hi, I’m Jason and I’m all about Facebook Ads Optimisation, Lead Generation, and Sales Conversions. #FacebookAds #LeadGen #SalesConversion

Ali Amirmostofian – @alimostofian

Passionate about Psychology, Marketing, Technology & Innovation. Travel, Jazz & Coffee lover.

John Paul Aguiar – @JohnAguiar

I Help Bloggers, Entrepreneurs With Blog Marketing, Twitter Marketing, Social Media. Kidney Transplant Rec – #2 Top Influencers in Marketing 2016 by BuzzSumo

Kimberly Castleberry – @AskKim

Taking the headaches out of social media technology and internet marketing! tweets.just-ask-kim.com

Jeremy Goldman – @jeremarketer

Entrepreneur, strategist, author of the book @GoingSocial@Inc & @TNW columnist. Founder, @FirebrandGrp. Call me a social media guru & I’ll slap you silly.

Jayson DeMers – @jaysondemers

Founder & CEO of AudienceBloom (audiencebloom.com), a Seattle-based content marketing & social marketing agency, writer for Forbes, HuffPo, and more.

Dennis Koutoudis – @DennisKoutoudis

LinkedIn Expert | LinkedIn Trainer & Consultant | Author | Speaker | Entrepreneur | Founder of LinkedSuperPowers.com

Dennis Wagner – @TheDennisWagner

Business Coach, Entrepreneur, Branding, Leadership, Sales, Management, Marketing, Social Media, SEO, Technology, StartUp, Advertising, Small Business Expert

Sukh Sandhu – @SukhSandhu

Experienced training, compliance, quality assurance, risk executive. ISO 9001 lead auditor. Poet, Writer, Top 100 Social Media Expert & Blogger Worldwide, COO.

Lara William – @laraprincesss

Top Social Media Influencer |Twitter Expert | Top 10 Online Income Opportunities: onlinedataentryjobs.biz/ten Please Retweet pic.twitter.com/1TjPelYUam

The Product Poet – @ProductPoet

Some say I’m an author, Twitter’s poet laureate & a social media expert. I love travel, food, charities, barbecue, branding & haiku.

Adam Houlahan – @AdamHoulahan

✰ Author ✰ LinkedIn Expert ✰ Elite Athlete Mentor ✰ Int Key Note Speaker ✰ Microsoft Surface Ambassador ✰ CEO of Web Traffic That Works adamhoulahan.com/linkedin-succe

Amy Chism – @AmyChismuk

Social Media Jobs Coach & Expert for Online Recruiting: Please Retweet my Tweet at: pic.twitter.com/1DypGfZIWB

Melonie Dodaro – @MelonieDodaro

Keynote Speaker | Author, The LinkedIn Code | #SocialSelling | Digital #Sales & Marketing | Europe and Canada

Wellbelove – @wellbelove

Frequent smiler, marketer, professionally qualified social media expert, presenter, speaker, geek, Lambeth councillor, former Mayor and Parliament candidate.

Lance Ulanoff – @LanceUlanoff

Chief Correspondent and Editor-at-Large of Mashable, tech expert, social media commentator, amateur cartoonist and robotics fan.

Matias Reggiardo – @MatiasReggiardo

Blogger, Photographer, Content Curator, Social Media expert. #socialmedia #contentmarketing #contentcuration

Lori Lite – @StressFreeKids

30 yrs married. Social Media Influencer, Mom, Author, Shark Tank Survivor. Pls RT pinned tweet/ favor returned. I block creepers because I am #MARRIED

Isabelle Mathieu – @isabellemathieu

Entrepreneur • Social Media Advisor & Expert📍 2010 • Speaker • Top 10 European Influencers ~ Salesforce • Top European Marketer ~ Hubspot • Emarketinglicious.fr

Todd Getts – @ToddGetts

Social Media Expert. Entrepreneur, Blogger, Super Hero. Lead Generation is my Super Power! Learn how I get 42+ leads/day on autopilot aplb.tlresource.com

Asis Kattel – @katteasis

Expert, Search Engine Optimization #SEO, Online and Social Media Marketing, Branding (PPC Adwords Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Ads) linkedin.com/in/katteasis

Todd and Leah Rae – @ToddAndLeahRae

Top Earner Strategies, Cutting-Edge Social Media Tactics, ULTIMATE Leverage For YOUR Biz. Learn How We Get 42+ Leads/Day: aplb.tlresource.com

Heidi Dean – @Marketing4Actor

I make Social Media Simple & Fun for Actors! • Social Media Strategist • Writer for @Backstage • FREE Social Savvy Actor Facebook Group➔ bit.ly/2rxuxep

Michelle Wonderland – @ThingstoDoInSG

Creative content strategist, digital marketer, online editor, UX doctor, wordslinger, king-maker, Whisky lover, yoga enthusiast, social media expert

Daniel Schwenger – @danielschwenger

Social Media Manager, Business #Journalist#Media and 2.0 PR Expert. Covers #Trends in #DigitalMarketing#SoMe #Campaigning and #Fintech

Ronak Panchal – @ronakpanchalrr

#SocialMedia & Digital Marketing Strategist | Writer – Author | Youth Ambassador #SDGz | Political Observer | #StartUp Enthusiast | Co-founder @hexastories

Scott Binsack – @BinsackSb

CEO / Serial Entrepreneur / Investor / Producer / Social Media Expert / Motivational Speaker / Visionary / Mentor / Author / Negotiator / Consultant

Misty Kingma – @MistyKingma

✏️ Entertainment blogger @ClevverTV 🌎 Travel & Lifestyle mistykingma.com 👓 Social Media Manager @tbdme Email: mistykingma@me.com

Rose Beasley – @RoseBeasleyPR

Social Media Expert & Columnist for E The Female Executive Magazine. #socialmedia #publicrelations #adventuresinpr #MercerUniversity

Clive Jeffrey – @CliveJeffrey

💰 Building Your Biz on #Twitter? 💪 I Get FREE Leads Daily From This Exact Training bit.ly/2gxCUwW #AskClive #CliveJeffrey

GoogleExpertEG – @GoogleExpertEG


Katie Alexandri – @katiea_SQ

Passionate about Social Media, the Beach, my Dog Buster & Life!

Jack Phan – @JackPhan

Executive at @DigitalTrends @TheManualGuide Obsessed w/Tech, Social Media, Digital Marketing, Startups, Entrepreneur, CTO, #Leadership #PDX

Alexzander – @domnalihacheva

Internet promotional ninja. Social mass media expert. Author. Inventor. Frequently seeking to meet unique individuals and discuss new thoughts

Chad Eljisr – @ChadEljisr

Serial Entrepreneur, Publisher, Coach, with a successful track in Online Marketing, Social Media & Digital Products Creation.

Courtney Robertson – @courtneyengle

Streamlining Personal & Corporate Branding, Social Media, #localseo, & Mobile Marketing; #WordPress trainer, Tech tutor, Multimedia Event Coordinator

Warren Whitlock – @WarrenWhitlock

I help businesses grow. Influencer in health, martech, blockchain, solar, leadgeneration social media, marketing. Futurist, Advisor, Author and friend

Sean Gardner – @2morrowknight

World Traveler, Head of Digital & Board Member @WorldCommForum, Global Keynote Speaker, #GivingTuesday Ambassador; producing a film with @RashaGoel | #aiforgood

Chris Brogan – @chrisbrogan

NYT Bestselling author & business advisor. Projects: owner.media Contact: owner.media/contact Engaged to @getplanty

Stephanie Clegg – @StephanieFrasco

Mom. Blogger. Social Media Freak. Entrepreneur. World Traveler. Community Mgr. ENFP @jasonclegg‘s wife. Happy Person. #SociallyStephanie VP @convertcontent

Ben Francia – @benfrancia

Digital Marketing Consultant, Outsourcing Specialist, Speaker, Life Coach and Goldfish Addict, Mr. #MakeItHappen facebook.com/InternetMarket

Larry Kim – @larrykim

CEO of @mobilemonkey_, Founder @WordStream. Top Columnist @Inc Magazine. ❤️ Entrepreneurship, Start-Ups, Adwords, Facebook advertising. Personal account.

Viveka von Rosen – @LinkedInExpert

I’m a LinkedIn Expert, Speaker, Trainer & Big Mouth. I’m also Cofounder of Vengreso.com – the world’s biggest digital transformation company.

Steve Farnsworth – @Steveology

A Forbes Top 50 Social Media Influencer, Demand Generation Content Marketing for B2B High Tech CMO at The @Steveology Group linkedin.com/in/stevefarnsw

John Rampton – @johnrampton

Entrepreneur and connector. Founder of @Due. I blog about my successes and epic failures for @Entrepreneur @TechCrunch and @Mashable #fintech

Pam (Dyer) Hughes – @pamdyer

Marketing Chief at Agile Alliance | Forbes Top-25 Influencer

Bryan Kramer – @bryankramer

“The Zen Master of Marketing” Forbes. #TEDTalk & Keynote Speaker, Author- Shareology & Human to Human #H2H, CEO @PureMatter & H2H Companies, @Forbes Contributor

Joel Gascoigne – @joelgascoigne

Co-founder & CEO of @buffer: powerful social media management for small businesses. Finding my own path for business and life. Traveler, climber, surfer.

Donna Moritz – @SociallySorted

Top 10 Social Media Blog 2015-2017 – Social Media Examiner | Visual Social Media & Content Strategy | Learn to Create Visual Content bit.ly/createvisuals

Kipp Bodnar – @kippbodnar

CMO @HubSpot ($HUBS)

Kunal Mathur – @theKunalMathur

Social Media enthusiast and author. Loves nature, sports & philately. Social Media Manager-India @HyattTweets. Tweets & views on this profile are mine.

Whew! That has been a lot! I guess this list will keep you busy for quite a while … following all these great individuals!

This has been the top 100 social media people to follow on Twitter!

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