Last year we published the top mobile influencers to follow on Twitter in 2014, and we are pleased to bring you 2015’s list. It’s been a big year for mobile – and 2016 isn’t looking to slow down by any means. We’ve gathered the top industry thought leaders who post industry updates frequently and strategically, and who continue to inspire us through not only their tweets, but their accomplishments in this ever-growing space.
In no particular order, here are the Top 20…
Brian Solis @BrianSolis
As a digital marketing analyst, speaker, and author, Brian Solis is an influencer in the mobile field and beyond. He recently published his latest book, “X: The Experience When Business Meets Design“. He also frequently publishes research and reports on mobile experiences, such as The Inevitability of a Mobile-Only Customer Experience.
Sam Shank @SamShank
A self proclaimed “travel-obsessed serial entrepreneur”, Sam is CEO and Co-founder of HotelTonight, the world’s leading hotel booking app. We’ve seen him speak about mobile at several conferences and he crushes it every time. He caught our attention last year when he told the audience to not bother making apps for mobile if they do not utilize the capabilities that mobile has to offer like GPS and the gyroscope, etc. Sam is not afraid to say what many folks are thinking, which makes him a leader in the mobile space.
Brittany Wray @bwray0
Brittany Wray has designed compelling digital and mobile solutions for brands and agencies at Tapjoy and AOL for the past several years. At Tapjoy, Brittany leads a team who is responsible for driving thought leadership, strategy, and mobile solutions across all brand verticals in the Pacific Northwest. She showcases the value and untapped potential of mobile that connects brands to the consumers that care about through native in-app environments.
Kristie Conner @k_conner
Kristie is currently the Principle Product Marketing Manager at EMC. She led the global EMC Tier-C launch, “Beauty & Brains” mobile app launch. In this role, she has also the Go Lite Challenge, a key social media initiative to drive awareness around their mobile apps and secure position in the market as a mobile leader. Kristin also specializes in B2B Marketing, product & solutions marketing, high-tech, and software marketing.
Mark Andersen @MarkAndersen
Mark is a strategic, data-driven marketing leader with 14 years experience building high-growth consumer Internet and mobile companies. He is an analytical growth hacker skilled in content marketing, lead generation, acquisition, retention, optimizing conversion funnels through testing, social marketing, and branding. His expertise includes mobile marketing, mobile apps, and social and mobile marketing. A key accomplishment includes his role for CREDO as the VP of Online Marketing for $100 million mobile leader in driving social change.
Marsha Collier @MarshaCollier
You may best know Marsha as an author, as she has written 48 books. According to Collier, “Running an ecommerce business via mobile devices isn’t only possible, it’s efficient.” She elaborates in her article 3 Tools Ecommerce Retailers Can Use to Boost Efficiency. Collier is also a popular keynote speaker and inspires businesses and entrepreneurs at global conferences.
Bernie Borges @BernieBorges
Bernie is founder and CEO of digital marketing agency, Find and Convert. Bernie is an author, speaker, blogger, podcaster and host of the Social Business Engine digital TV show. Bernie leads transformational change that results in new levels of marketing achievements for his clients, with a strong focus on mobile.
Tom Emrich @TomEmrich
Tom Emrich has plenty of focus in the mobile realm, as he has held positions such as Senior Mobile Project Manager at Rogers Digital Media and Sr. Project Manager of Mobile at VeriSign, and more recently Tom has been focusing on wearables. He founded We Are Wearables, the largest wearable tech community in the world, with an aim to foster adoption and facilitate innovation in wearable tech mainly by bringing people together through events. He is also the co-producer of WEST: Wearable Entertainment & Sports Toronto, Augmented World Expo (AWE) Silicon Valley and AWE Asia.
Benjamin Robbins @PaladorBenjamin
Benjamin truly lives and breathes mobile. He co-founded Palador to bring his 15+ years of experience in mobile and real-time strategy, planning, and technology implementation to worldwide organizations. Also, in partnership with The Guardian, Samsung and SAP, Benjamin spent an entire year working solely from a single mobile device. Benjamin shares plenty of interesting mobile stories on his Twitter account and provides his thought leadership on the issues.
Peter-Paul Koch @ppk
Peter-Paul Koch is a mobile platform strategist, browser researcher, consultant, and trainer in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He specializes in the mobile web, and especially mobile browser research. His Twitter account is for the more technical mobile savvy follower.
Maximiliano Firtman @firt
Maximiliano is a mobile and web developer, trainer, speaker and writer. He’s the founder of ITMaster Professional Training and has written many books, including “Programming the Mobile Web” and “jQuery Mobile: Up and Running” published by O’Reilly Media.
Luke Wroblewski @lukew
Luke is the founder of Polar, acquired by Google, and Bagcheck, acquired by Twitter. He has been a mobile pioneer for many years, and wrote “Mobile First” back in 2009. He wrote, “Building mobile first ensures companies have an experience available to this extremely fast growing user base widely considered to be the next big computing platform.” He provides plenty of thought leadership in the mobile realm on his Twitter account.
Jennifer Jolly @jenniferjolly
Jen Jolly is an Emmy award-winning consumer technology contributor, writer and on-air personality. A trusted voice in personal technology, she provides an endless amount of simple solutions to high-tech problems. One of her mobile-related articles that really caught our eye was about how to make use of your old mobile phones.
Aubriana Alvarez Lopez @AubLoMobile
Aubriana Alvarez Lopez is the Lead Strategist for Wireless, Hyperlocal and Mobile at Digital Element, the leader in the IP geolocation space, where she leads all mobile initiatives. Aubriana also serves as President to the Atlanta chapter of the Location Based Marketing Association (LBMA). She has also authored a very awesome article about How Marketers can leverage the mobile context for us here at MobileFOMO!
Kim Dushinski @
Kim Dushinski is the President of Mobile Marketing Profits, a mobile marketing training firm based in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of The Mobile Marketing Handbook: A Step by Step Guide to Creating Dynamic Mobile Marketing Campaigns, now out in its second edition. She teaches mobile marketing for the University of Virginia’s Online Graduate Certificate in eMarketing. Kim was named one of the Mobile Women to Watch 2010 by MobileMarketer.com.
Masha Geller @mashageller
Masha Geller is Founder and Managing Partner of the Wednesday Marketing Group. She founded the amazing mobile conference, AppNation, which we have attended the past couple of years, and hosts The First Wednesday Club. Her club is one of NYC’s most popular monthly networking events for the digital marketing industry.
Murray Newlands @murraynewlands
Murray is a startup advisor, investor and entrepreneur. He’s written a very informative White Paper on Mobile Marketing. He’s written for many major publishers such as VentureBeat, Inc, and Entrepreneur. Very recently Murray also published his own book with colleague Drew Hendricks. When he’s not on Twitter, Murray can be found at major tech events the Bay Area in front of the camera interviewing thought leaders.
Benedict Evans @BenedictEvans
Benedict is a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. He focuses on current trends and what will happen next in technology, mobility and media. His website explores where mobile is now and where it is projected to go, and his most recent post is “16 Mobile Theses” in which he outlines core reasons why mobile is the future of technology and of the Internet. He includes points that mobile is the new central ecosystem of tech and the future of productivity.
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