This is my own list of the top Twitter accounts that I follow. There are some pretty stringent criteria that I use to include someone including:
- Is it the person-person who monitors or answers
- Do they share great stuff
- Are they really using Twitter or is their feed full of just Facebook reposts
Now you might be asking me why I would have such a list and there is are a couple of really good reasons.
IMFs – First off, I like being able to easily sort through people on Twitter so I make lists like my IMF list. These are the people who I think are particularly interesting and I want to keep up with what they are sharing and help them get greater reach by retweeting their stuff!
Twitter Ads – The next reason for the lists is that I like to do a bit of Twitter Ads marketing and oftentimes the way to get the best results is to use the “following a certain user” feature. I can tell you that for me, a really good one to include in my list is Mr. 2Morrowknight who has a really big account and who seems to really be involved in working it!
I like these guys and gals. – Last but not least, I really do like being connected and seeing what these hip cats are up to! They all bring a little bit different perspective and I find that I learn something new from what they post!
PS – If I included your #Twitter handle on the list and you would like to be excused, please just email me and let me know tara (at) marketingartfully.com. If you are going to leave a spammy comment hoping that I include your handle on the list, don't bother. I have basically abandoned the comments section because it is so icky a place to try and slog through!
@2morrowknight – Keynote Speaker, #GivingTuesday Ambassador | Bestselling Author: The Road to Social Media Success http://bit.ly/SuccessInSocial | http://linkd.in/1tCkBa7
@adage – Ad Age is the leading global source of news, intelligence and conversation for marketing and media communities.
@AndreaVahl – Co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies. Creator of @GrandmaMaryShow. Improv comedienne and wine drinker.
@buffer – Buffer helps you share to Twitter, Facebook and more. We're a team of 29 spread all across the world. Oh and we're hiring, too! http://jobs.bufferapp.com
@chrisspooner – The guy behind http://Blog.SpoonGraphics.co.uk, I like designing, blogging and making pretty pictures
@ClayCollins – Co-Founder of http://www.LeadPages.net
@CMIContent – Content Marketing Institute, CCO Magazine, Content Marketing World in #Cleveland 9/8-11, 2015! #CMWorld Twitter chats Tues 12pm ET. Tweets by @MoninaW.
@cspenn – VP Marketing Technology @shiftcomm, ninja, Marketing Over Coffee cohost, speaker, Buddhist. More: http://cspenn.com/w Latest book: http://marketingbluebelt.com
@derekhalpern – Investor & Founder of Social Triggers, which reaches more than 400,000 entrepreneurs each month. I'm 99% useless, but that 1% when I'm not, I'm dangerous.
@JohnAguiar – I Help Bloggers, Entrepreneurs To Use Blog Marketing, Twitter Marketing, Social Media. Kidney Transplant Rec – #6 Forbes Top Social Media Power Influencers 2013
@JoePolish – Expert marketer for entrepreneurs and small business owners; Genius behind Piranha Marketing; and Joe has some VERY cool friends.
@justcreative – Graphic Designer, Logo Designer, Web Designer, Blogger, Creative Thinker, Social Media Nut, Freelancer, Link Sharer.
@lilachbullock – Co-Founder of @CommsAxis with @danpurvis. #Digital #marketing, #socialmedia & #content agency. Get in touch today! Proud mum. #Zumba
@MarketingProfs – Head of Content here at ‘Profs. I'm waging a war on mediocrity in content. http://www.annhandley.com
@randizuckerberg – Founder @ZuckMedia Agency. Speaker. Investor. Radio Host @SiriusXM. Broadway Actress/Producer. Author @DotComplicated & Dot. Formerly Marketing @Facebook. Mom.
@RebekahRadice – #SocialMedia, Digital Marketing, Author, Keynote Speaker, Co-Founder @Imagine_WOW @eSocialSuccess | Coffee addict, sunshine lover & nuts about my 2 pups!
@SalesWhisperer – Marketing Automation Guru | Sales Trainer | Keynote Speaker | The Sales Podcast | Author | Copywriter | Infusionsoft-HubSpot-Ontraport | http://BestCRMHelp.com
@TARAdactyl – #Marketing Coach, CEO Marketing Artfully, Bestselling Amazon Author & Speaker https://MarketingArtfully.com (this is me!)
@WarrenWhitlock – Forbes Power Influencer, Hacker, Futurist, Radio Host, Author, Speaker, Blogger and Friend
@AliBrown – Entrepreneur, mentor, angel investor (and mom of twins!) helping women around the world step into redefined business leadership
@BarbaraCorcoran – Shark Tank, entrepreneurs, motivation, business, real estate. Today Show, GMA.
@brianclark – Founder: http://copyblogger.com , Host: http://rainmaker.fm , Curator: http://further.net .
@businessinsider – What you need to know.
@chrisbrogan – NYT Bestselling author & leading authority on owning the game you most want to win. Courses: http://OwnerMag.com/store . contact: http://chrisbrogan.com/contact
@garyvee – Family 1st! but after that, Businessman. CEO of @vaynermedia. Host of #AskGaryVee show and a dude who Loves the Hustle, @Winelibrary & the @NYJets
@MarshaCollier – Author 48 books: Social Media Commerce, eBay, Online Customer Service. Forbes Top 10 Influencer, Futurist, GigaOMAnalyst, Founder #CustServ chat #techradio host
@marieforleo – I’m here to help you make a difference & be your happiest, wisest & most loving self. Want to be sure to reach me? Write info at http://marieforleo.com XO.
@mcuban – Cyber Dust ID: blogmaverick
@MichaelHyatt – Author of New York Times bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. Founder of Platform University and Best Year Ever.
@michaelport – father, friend, lover, revolutionary, big thinker… and best selling author
@richardbranson – Tie-loathing adventurer, philanthropist & troublemaker, who believes in turning ideas into reality. Otherwise known as Dr Yes at @virgin!
@travisk – Uber CEO. Serial entrepreneur.
@BlairReeves – Building at @Demandware. Ex-IBMer. Marketer, PM, developer. Blogger on ecommerce and marketing tech. Also my jam: economics, global development, biscuits.
@craignewmark – customer service rep & founder for craigslist & craigconnects. Media inquiries please email: email@example.com.
@jonathanfields – Dad, husband, maker, entrepreneur. Fueled by possibility and dark chocolate. Founder of http://www.goodlifeproject.com .
@loic – enjoying every minute.
@pmarca – ‘Andreessen is the quintessential guy who is wrong with corporate America…Hard to hear, talks with a squeaky voice that only a dog can understand.'–Carl Icahn
@sgblank – Customer Development & Secret History, Teaching at Stanford, Berkeley and Columbia
@AmyPorterfield – I'll show you exactly how to monetize your online marketing efforts and grow your social media fan base, grow your email list and boost your profits.
@debsylee – International Social Media Advisor, Speaker • C-Suite Twitter Mentor • Forbes Global Influencer • HuffPost Blogger • Powered by lipstick, yoga and rugby
@Dede_Watson – ✭ Social Media Strategist, FORBES Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer ✭ Personal Brand Builder #Entertainment #Media @chelseakrost @JNSantaniello
@Don_Crowther – Social media and online marketer, consultant and speaker. Founder and creator of 3XSocial & Social Profit Formula http://3XSocial.com
@equalman – The Tony Robbins of Tech
@jeffbullas – CHIEF EVANGELIST-SHUTTLEROCK Social Media Marketing Strategist & Speaker,Forbes Top 50 Social Media Influencer,Huffington Post Top 100 Business Twitter Accounts
@joelcomm – Author of 9 Books, Keynote Speaker, Corporate & Small Business Consultant, Brand Ambassador, Wannabe Comedian
@kimgarst – Social Selling Pro, Best Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, CEO, @Forbes Top 10 Social Media Influencer, @HuffPostBiz Contributor. Loves God, family & hockey!
@LinkedInQueen – Eve Mayer is CEO of Social Media Delivered. Author of The Social Media Business Equation and Get It Girl Guide to Online Dating. Professional Speaker & Humorist
@lorirtaylor – When it comes to your brand, decaf just won't cut it. Tweets by Team Caffeine. Visit us for more #Blogging #SocialMedia and #Marketing tips.
@loriruff – Chief Brand Evangelist @ALPFANational Advocating Transformative Change ★ Forbes Top 50 Influencer #SocialMediaMarketing ★ #GreatContent #RockTheWorld w/LinkedIn
@MariSmith – Social Media Thought Leader | LOVE Facebook Marketing! | Globe-trotting Speaker | Author | ‘Mari like Ferrari' ➤ Meet me in San Diego! http://bit.ly/SMMW15SD
@MelanieDuncan7 – A serial entrepreneuress, and Pinterest marketing expert, I now teach others how to grow their online businesses.
@Mike_Stelzner – Founded Social Media Examiner @smexaminer, host of Social Media Marketing podcast, authored Launch & Writing White Papers. Committed Christian and dad.
@SueBZimmerman – U eat drink & breathe? I launch businesses | Branding Online Media | @CreativeLive Instructor | Hashtag Expert | Creator of Insta-Results
@sacca – Married to @crystale, dad to @CCEleven & @CircaLuna, investor in @Twitter, @Uber, @Instagram, @kickstarter & other startups. Learn more: http://lowercasecapital.com/.
@tedcoine – CMO of https://meddle.it . Co-Author of A World Gone Social. Forbes Top 20 Influencer. Inc Top 100 Leader & Speaker. #leadership
@TedRubin – ‘Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass… it's about learning to dance in the rain.' 🙂 http://www.rebelmouse.com/TedRubin
@alaindebotton – Take a look at: http://www.youtube.com/theschooloflifetv …
@ChuckWendig – Campbell-nominated author of: BLACKBIRDS, UNDER THE EMPYREAN SKY, BLUE BLAZES, more. Writer of film, comics, games. Keeper of terribleminds. NSFW. Likely NSFL.
@dduane – 30+ years in print, 50+ novels, assorted TV/movies, NYT Bestseller List a few times, blah blah blah. Also: #YoungWizards 1983-2016 and beyond.
@DeanWesleySmith – Professional Writer of over 100 Novels
@HarlanCoben – Author. Details at http://HarlanCoben.com . I came up with that website name on my own. I'll wait for the applause to die down.
@hughhowey – Author. Photographer. Reader.
@jamesscottbell – Award winning thriller writer, and #1 bestselling writing coach. The Suspense Never Rests™
@jasonpinter – Founder and Publisher of @PolisBooks. Bestselling writer. Book lover. New Yorker. Email: jpinter (at) polisbooks (dot) com.
@jchutchins – Wordherder. Sometimes for hire. | The 33: http://The33.net | Freelance portfolio: http://bit.ly/jcworks | Novels: http://bit.ly/jc-fiction
@JLichtenberg – SF/Fantasy/Romance/Paranormal writer in HC, MM, Trade, e-Book, Audiobook. Writer, Editor, Reviewer, Screenwriter http://jacquelinelichtenberg.com
@JoeFinder – Dad, husband, NYT bestselling thriller writer, Red Sox fan, Bostonian, Land Rover Defender driver, tomato farmer, owned by Golden Retriever Love Dog
@JoeMoore_writer – #1 Amazon bestselling co-author of THE PHOENIX APOSTLES, THE GRAIL CONSPIRACY, THE LAST SECRET, THE HADES PROJECT, THE 731 LEGACY, THE BLADE and THE SHIELD
@JohnnyBTruant – Speaker & Best Selling Author of over 2 million words (http://is.gd/UuJWsZ ) Host of http://SelfPublishingPodcast.com & http://BetterOffUndeadShow.com
@KristineRusch – award-winning bestselling writer under Rusch, Nelscott, Grayson & a few other names
@neilhimself – will eventually grow up and get a real job. Until then, will keep making things up and writing them down.
@NickThacker – Author of thrillers: http://www.nickthacker.com . Optimize your writing, life, and productivity: http://www.writehacked.com
@Oatmeal – I make comics.
@SeanPlatt – Publisher, entrepreneur, co-author of Write. Publish. Repeat. I write awesome books. People like them. Try one for free: https://sterlingandstone.net/become-a-starter/ …
@Shteyngart – Gary Shteyngart is a book writer.
@thecreativepenn – NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Thriller Author http://www.JFPenn.com . Professional speaker. Entrepreneur. INFJ
@TinaGerow – Multi-published author as both Tina Gerow and Cassie Ryan. Speaker, eBook enthusiast, lover of the written word.
@WarrenAdler – OFFICIAL Warren Adler, world-renowned novelist (The War of the Roses), playwright and digital publishing pioneer.
@wilw – I'm just this guy, you know?
@chrisducker – Author of #1 Bestseller ‘Virtual Freedom', Founder of @VStaffFinder. Serial Entrepreneur, Speaker, Blogger & Podcaster!
@gjhickman – In love with mobile marketing & helping others grow their business. Founder Mobile Marketing Engine @mobilemixed
@jaybaer – NY Times best selling author, business strategist, keynote speaker. President of @Convince – A strategy consulting firm.
@johnleedumas – EntrepreneurOnFire: Awarded Best in iTunes: http://EOFire.com/itunes/ Ready to start YOUR Podcast? http://FreePodcastCourse.com
@katiekrimitsos – Founder of the Biz Women Rock Podcast & Community & COO of the Tampa Bay Business Owners. Totally obsessed with all things Business and making global impact!
@LewisHowes – Lifestyle Entrepreneur. Former pro athlete & 2 sport All-American. Write books + dirty salsa dancer. USA National Team Handball athlete.
@PatFlynn – Lead by example. Be honest. Hold nothing back.
@RSPPodcast – I interview top self-published authors to find out how they made it, so you can do the same. Audio podcast every Thursday.
@TheRealSBBM – The home of Australia's #1 #marketing #podcast for #small #business owners. Got a marketing question? Send a voicemail thru my website.
@TimboReid – Marketing speaker & host of Australia's #1 business podcast. Chasing the world's best coffee and Dad joke. What have ya got?
@TimThePaige – Husband and dad. Podcaster at ConversionCast. Conversion Educator at LeadPages. Voice Artist, Bearded guy. Diehard Cuse fan.
@bfeld – I'm a VC at Foundry Group. I live in Boulder, Colorado, invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons, and read a lot.
@biz – Co-founder of Twitter, Co-founder and CEO of Jelly Industries.
@cdixon – programming, philosophy, history, internet, startups, investing
@ericknopf – Highly caffeinated lover of entrepreneurship & startups. Father, Believer and Co-founder of @Webconnex. My passion is not being bored.
@jamesjoaquin – Co-founder at Obvious Ventures (former CEO @ Xmarks, Xoom, Ofoto)
@joshk – VC. Father. Geek
@mattjackrob – Co-founder of GoCardless. Sharing my experiences of starting a company. Also found at https://medium.com/@mattjackrob
@msuster – 2x entrepreneur. Sold both companies (last to http://salesforce.com ). Now @UpfrontVC looking to invest in passionate entrepreneurs
@sir – Founder/CEO @MakeSpace | First Entrepreneur in Residence @UpfrontVC
Okay, those are my very top recommendations for best Twitter accounts for marketing, entrepreneurs, social media, authors, podcasters and startups. If you have someone I missed and who will enrich my marketing life…PLEASE let me know!