50 #CMWorld Influencers to Follow in 2018

Content Marketing World (Sept 4-7 in Cleveland, Ohio) is the world’s largest content marketing-focused event and an ideal opportunity to develop a high-impact content marketing strategy for your business in Q3 and beyond.

It’s also an unparalleled opportunity to network with many of the industry’s best and brightest.

To help you prepare for the conference, Lee Odden and the TopRank Marketing team kindly compiled this list:

Twitter List of #CMWorld Conference Speakers

Simply follow the list and learn about many of the key topics that matter most to the content marketing community, including strategy, storytelling, ROI, demand generation, AI, and more to help you build your social footprint, website traffic, leads, and sales.  

As part of our show preparations, the Nimble team is reaching out to speakers and attendees alike to learn more about their goals and show them how we can help you build better relationships during CMW and beyond.

Content Marketing World 2018 Influencers

How We Curated The List

As part of this process, we were astonished to realize that more than half of the top #CMW18 social influencers (as ranked by LittleBird’s Insider Scores) will not be taking the stage this year. In fact, 27 of the 50 top insiders are attending the show (collectively, this group has earned an average 792 Kred score and has collectively amassed an impressive 628K Twitter followers).

To shine an inclusive spotlight on the people driving the conference’s social conversion, we’re sharing the #CMW Twitter List: 

Twitter List of 50 Top #CMWorld Insiders

For your convenience, we segment the list into speakers and attendees. We hope you find this list useful as you prepare to be a successful networker at Content Marketing World this year.

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Content Marketing World Speakers

(In an alphabetical order by first name)

0Allen Gannett 
CEO, Track Maven
Washington, DC, United States
Twitter: @Allen
0 (1)Amanda Todorovich
Senior Director, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH, United States
Twitter: @amandatodo
0 (2)Andrea Fryrear
President/ Lead Trainer, Agile Marketing
Boulder, CO, United States
Twitter: @AndreaFryrear


0 (3)Andy Crestodina
Co-founder, Orbit Media
Chicago, IL, United States
Twitter: @crestodina
0 (4)Ann Handley
Partner, MarketingProfs
Boston, MA, United States
Twitter: @annhandley
0 (5)Berrak Sarikaya 
Sr. Social Media Manager, Yesler
Seattle, WA, United States

Twitter: @BerrakBiz
0 (6)Buddy Scalera 
Associate Director/Social Media Solutions, Novartis 
New Jersey, United States
Twitter: @BuddyScalera
0 (7)Carmen Hill
Principal Strategist, Chill Content
Portland, OR, United States
Twitter: @carmenhill
-jlee-hT_400x400Cathy McPhillips
Vice President of Marketing, CMI Content
Cleveland, OH, United States
Twitter: @cmcphillips
0Deanna Goldasich
CEO, Well Planned Web
Tampa, FL, United States
Twitter: @goldasich
Screen-Shot-2016-03-01-at-9.31.58-AMErika Heald
Host, Content Chat
San Francisco, CA, United States
Twitter: @SFerika
0 (1)Heidi Cohen
Chief Content Officer, Actionable Marketing Guide
New York, NY, United States
Twitter: @@heidicohen
0Jay Acunzo
Founder, Unthinkable Media
New York, NY, United States
Twitter: @jayacunzo
Jay Baer

Founder, Convince and Convert
Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Twitter: @jaybaer

0 (1)Jeff Julian
CEO/CO-Founder, Enterprise Marketer
Kansas City, MO, United States
Twitter: @@jjulian
0 (2)Kathy Klotz-Guest
Chief Storyteller, Keeping it Human
San Jose, CA, United States
Twitter: @@kathyklotzguest
0 (3)Kelly Hungerford
Digital Strategist, Sunstar
Lausanne, Switzerland
Twitter: @KDHungerford
0 (4)Lane R. Ellis
Social & Content Manager, Top Rank Marketing
Duluth, MN, United States
Twitter: @@lanerellis
0 (5)Lee Odden
CEO, Top Rank Marketing
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Twitter: @leeodden
0 (7)Margaret Magnarelli
Vice President of Marketing, Monster
New York, NY, United States
Twitter: @mmagnarelli
Profile-photo-375x400Michael Gass
Owner, Fuel Lines Business Development
Seattle, WA, United States
Twitter: @michaelgass
0 (8)Michele Linn
Co-Founder/Chief Strategy Officer, Mantis Research
Troy, MI, United States
Twitter: @michelelinn
5uO0lXeG_400x400Tim Washer 
Keynote Speaker, Ridiculous Media
New York, NY, United States
Twitter: @timwasher

Content Marketing World Opinion Leaders


Aaron Orendorff

Editor In Chief, Shopify Plus
Portland, OR, United States
Twitter: @AaronOrendorff

Tt3pStOQ_400x400Alvin Lindsay
Internet Entrepreneur, Dream-Hustle.com
United Kingdom
Twitter: @alvinlindsay21
0 (1)Amanda Subler
Co-Owner, The Career Zoo
Cleveland, OH, United States
Twitter: @AmandaSubler
0 (2)Amy Higgins
Director- Content Marketing, Sojern
San Francisco, CA, United States
Twitter: @amywhiggins

0 (3)

Anne Janzer 

Business Writing Coach, Cuesta Park Consulting
Mountain View, CA, United States
Twitter: @AnneJanzer

0 (4)

Brandie McCallum

Community Manager, Lttlewys Consulting
Tampa, FL, United States
Twitter: @@lttlewys

0 (6)

Christin Kardos

Community Manager, Convince & Convert
Fort Worth, TX, United States
Twitter: @ChristinKardos


Christoph Trappe

Chief Content Engagement Director, Stamats Business Media
United States
Twitter: @CTrappe


Dennis Shiao 

Marketing Consultant, Freelance
San Francisco, CA, United States
Twitter: @dshiao

0 (1)

Jason Schemmel

Social Media Manager, Harper Collins
Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Twitter: @JasonSchemmel

0 (2)

Jed Record

AI Solutions Development, Lenovo
Morrisville, NC, United States

Twitter: @JedRecord
 0 (3)Jennifer Gregory 
Content Marketing Strategist, Freelance
Raleigh, NC, United States
Twitter: @ByJenGregory
0 (4)Jeremy Bednarski
Marketing Director, Goldstein Group Communications
Cleveland, OH, United States
Twitter: @JeremyBednarski
0 (5)Joseph Kalinowski
Creative Director, Content Marketing Institute
Cleveland, OH, United States
Twitter: @jkkalinowski
0 (6)Kim Moutsos
VP of Editorial, Content Marketing Institute
San Francisco, CA, United States
Twitter: @KMoutsos
Linda-PophalLinda Pophal 
Content Marketer, Strategic Communications
United States
Twitter: @StratCommun
0 (7)Lisa Dougherty
Director, Blog Operations and Community, Content Marketing Institute
Detroit, MI, United States
Twitter: @BrandLoveLLC
0 (8)Lisa Murton Beets
Research Director, Content Marketing Institute
Cleveland, OH, United States
Twitter: @LisaBeets
0 (9)

Lisa Shomo 
Marketing and Communications Specialist, Health Net
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Twitter: @keenkoncept

0 (10)

Mario Martinez Jr. 
CEO, Vengresso
San Francisco, CA, United States
Twitter: @M_3jr

0Martin Lieberman
Content Marketing and Social Media Manager, IBM
Boston, MA, United States
Twitter: @martinlieberman
0 (1)Michelle Garrett
Content Creator, Garrett Public Relations
Columbus, OH, United States
Twitter: @PRisUs

0 (2)Monina Wagner
Social Media Community Manager, Content Marketing Institute
Cleveland, OH, United States
Twitter: @MoninaW

0 (3)Pam Didner
Content Marketing Consultant, Relentless Pursuit
Portland, OR, United States
Twitter: @PamDidner
downloadRoger C. Parker
Content Marketing Strategist, PublishedAndProfitable.com
Dover, NH, United States
Twitter: @Rogercparker
HbSIhedq_400x400Stephanie Stahl
General Manager, Content Marketing Institute
Washington, DC, United States
Twitter: @EditorStahl

0 (4)Tod Cordill 

Principal, Moderno Strategies
Portland, OR, United States
Twitter: @todcordill

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