Top Influencers & People to Watch – Volume 3

If you’ve been keeping up with our Top Influencers and People to Watch series of blogs, you’ll recall just how insight-rich these roundups have been…introducing you to some of marketing’s top dogs, shedding some light on what makes some of the leaders in this industry tick and exposing a few of their secrets that have made them marquee names in certain circles. The third entry into this series will shine a spotlight on notables including Drew Hendricks, Shawn Collins, Sean Gardner and Tim Ferriss – so carve out some time, relax and get to know some of these influential entities in the sometimes complex world of modern day marketing.

Drew Hendricks
Drew Hendricks
As an experienced marketing professional and social media strategist with more than five years of experience to his credit in creating successful campaigns for a plethora of clients, Drew Hendricks heads our roundup not only as a seasoned marketer but as a freelance writer who contributes to Forbes, The Huffington Post, National Wildlife Federation, Technorati and many others on a variety of different topics. He’s also the CEO of Infographics.Space, a digital advertising agency specializing in creating state-of-the-art line infographics, and in a more current role serves as a freelance social media strategist and writer, working with clients to craft innovative digital marketing campaigns that generate user activity and a high ROI (Return On Investment). Drew’s social media marketing experience has resulted in a keen skill for devising social media strategies that yield high conversion rates.
Shawn Collins
Shawn Collins
As an affiliate marketer since 1997, Shawn Collins is the co-founder of the Affiliate Summit, the leading industry conference for affiliate marketing which regularly sells out and features the biggest names in performance marketing. He’s also the co-editor-in-chief of FeedFront Magazine and founder of GeekCast.fm, a marketing podcast network wherein he hosts the weekly Seven Minutes in Affiliate Heaven show, and he’s been credited with authoring several books including Successful Affiliate Marketing for Merchants – the best-selling book in the sector and required reading by affiliate managers – as well as Extra Money Answer, an Amazon best-seller, and Affiliate Manager Boot Camp: Recruiting, Educating and Retaining Affiliates. If these accolades and accomplishments weren’t enough, Shawn also publishes the annual AffStat Report, a research, analysis and bench-marking periodical for the affiliate marketing industry, while also writing a daily blog on affiliate marketing news and opinion on his Affiliate Tip site and posting regularly to his Affiliate Tip TV channel on YouTube.
Sean Gardner
Sean Gardner
Employed by Apple right out of high school, Sean Gardner – co-founder of the pioneering Huffington Post “Twitter Powerhouse Series” that interviews hundreds of people in diverse fields – has delivered results for multi-national corporations such as Microsoft, Marriott Hotels and Silicon Valley Bank in addition to non-profits like World Vision, Charity: Water, Save the Children and Project Medishare. But what really makes this influential powerhouse stand out is the fact that he’s been ranked the Number One Social Media Power Influencer by Forbes, and has been recognized as one of social media’s top marketers, writers, thinkers and “social good advocates.” In fact, the Huffington Post called his Twitter feed “one of the top 100 Twitter accounts in business, leadership and tech to follow.” When he’s not managing social media or ghost writing for celebrities or small businesses, Sean is touring to promote his best-selling book, The Road to Social Media Success.
Tim Ferriss
Tim Ferriss
Described as a “bestselling author and human guinea pig,” Tim Ferriss lands a spot in ActiveDEMAND’s Top Influencers roundup as a leading “angel investor”/advisor on Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Uber and more, and author of three number one New York Times/Wall Street Journal bestsellers including the Four-Hour Workweek. Based in the San Francisco area, Tim has been listed as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People,” boasting a specialty background in business, consumer product design and marketing, social entrepreneurship and metrics, multivariate testing, infrastructure and manufacturing. As the co-founder and senior director of BrainQUICKEN LLC, a neurological and sports nutrition development firm boasting distribution in more than 15 countries – as well as enjoying status as a guest lecturer at the renowned Princeton University for its High-Tech Entrepreneurship/Electrical Engineering departments – Tim has changed the way many entities look at the concept of business, its lifecycle and goals management.

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