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Top Influencers & People to Watch – Volume 2

In continuing ActiveDEMAND’s Top Influencers and People to Watch blog series, this second volume spotlights and showcases a new roundup of marketing industry experts…movers and shakers that know more than just a thing or two about today’s lightning-fast marketing tactics and what it takes to run a successful business. From formidable levels of expertise to almost unheard-of levels of influence on the industry itself, the gentlemen featured in the following roundup are definitely a group to keep an eye on when it comes to marketing insight.

Peter Bordes
Peter Bordes
As long-time CEO and one of the top 100 influential “angel” investors in America’s social media movement, Peter Bordes empathizes with the challenges executives and start-ups face in today’s modern world: The ever-changing social media landscape, disruptive innovation and new technology. Peter was founder (and is now CEO of) New York-based oneQube, a technology and “new media” company building “solutions for social business,” heading a mission of creating the solutions businesses need in order to lead in what he calls “disruptive and exciting times.” In looking to the future, Peter and his team at oneQube provide real-time social media tools to build, analyze, manage and engage relationships at scale.
Greg Rollett
Greg Rollett
Based in the Orlando, Florida area, this best-selling author and direct marketing professional, personality-driven copywriter and information marketer works with experts, authors and entrepreneurs all over the globe, utilizing the unbridled power of new media, direct response and personality-driven marketing to create additional freedom in the businesses and lives of his clients. Greg is now CEO of Celebrity Expert Marketing, operating around a proven six-step process dubbed the Celebrity Expert Marketing System and through ProductPros, further complementing his experience writing for Mashable, Fast Company, Inc.com, The Huffington Post, AOL, AMEX’s Open Forum and more. He continues to engage in his passion for helping experts and entrepreneurs grow their business through marketing.
Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary Vaynerchuk is an entrepreneur, investor, author, public speaker and Internet personality who became big on the marketing scene in August of 2011, when he began focusing his attention on VaynerMedia, a social media brand consulting agency he co-founded in the spring of 2009. Gary describes social media as a “cocktail party” where “brands must be a part of conversations that people have.” Further, VaynerMedia – co-founded with Gary’s brother AJ Vaynerchuk – focuses on providing social media and strategy services to Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric, Anheuser-Busch, Mondelez and PepsiCo. In 2015, VaynerMedia was named one of AdAge’s A-List agencies.
Murray Newlands
Murray Newlands
Entrepreneur, investor, business advisor and speaker Murray Newlands is the founder of Due – an online invoicing entity assisting some 75,000-plus businesses based in San Francisco. Dubbed a “British Digital Marketing Guru” by The Huffington Post, Murray is also an advisor to the Draper Nexus Network of Things Fund that invests in IOT companies, while advising entrepreneurs and start-ups on a multitude of subjects from funding to growth strategies. Armed with a Bachelor of Laws degree and boasting qualifications befitting a top-notch attorney, this firecracker in the world of marketing has gone on to author Online Marketing: A User’s Manual, in addition to becoming a regular contributor to Forbes and Entrepreneur.

Stay tuned for the next volume of ActiveDEMAND’s Top Influencers and People to Watch roundup, guaranteed to offer some eye-opening statistics and background on marketing leaders.

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