Odds are that content or thought leadership from influential sources is on top of your list.
This is true of many marketers, merchants, advertisers or vendors seeking help in the world of brand commerce.
As this world of Commerce evolves, I too, am constantly on the search for solid advice.
After extensive research and outreach within my network, I compiled a list influencers in brand commerce, segmented by industry influencers, reporters, analysts and heavy hitters at traditional and challenger brands.
Top Industry Influencers in Brand Commerce
If you are seeking advice, follow these people on Twitter and connect with them on LinkedIn. You can easily follow them on this Twitter list.
Anil Aggarwal, Founder, Shoptalk Follow @anildaggarwal on Twitter Follow Anil on LinkedIn Anne-Marie Stephen, CEO, Kwolia Follow @annemarie_ams on Twitter Follow Anne-Marie on LinkedIn Brian Solis, Principal Analyst, Altimeter Follow @briansolis on Twitter Follow Brian on LinkedIn Bryan Eisenberg, Partner, Eisenberg Holdings Follow @TheGrok on Twitter Follow Bryan on LinkedIn Deborah Weinswig, Managing Director, Fung Global Follow @debweinswig on Twitter Follow Deborah on LinkedIn Doug Stephens, Founder, Retail Prophet Follow @RetailProphet on Twitter Follow Doug on LinkedIn Harley Finkelstein, COO, Shopify Follow @harleyf on Twitter Follow Harley on LinkedIn Jason Goldberg, SVP Content and Commerce, Razorfish Follow @retailgeek on Twitter Follow Jason on LinkedIn Jay Baer, Founder, Convince and Convert Follow @jaybaer on Twitter Follow Jay on LinkedIn Jeff Barnett, CEO, Salesforce Commerce Cloud Follow @jgbarnett on Twitter Follow Jeff on LinkedIn Jim Christian, CEO, Blush Digital Follow @Jim_Christian on Twitter Follow Jim on LinkedIn Joe Skorupa, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner Follow @JoeSkorupa on Twitter Follow Joe on LinkedIn Lee McCabe, VP North America, Alibaba Follow @leemccabe on Twitter Follow Lee on LinkedIn Loren Baker, Founder, Search Engine Journal Follow @lorenbaker on Twitter Follow Loren on LinkedIn Marsha Collier, President, The Collier Company Follow @MarshaCollier on Twitter Follow Marsha on LinkedIn Marc Lore, CEO, Walmart.com Follow @marcericlore on Twitter Follow Marc on LinkedIn Peter Sheldon, VP Strategy, Magento Commerce Follow @peter_sheldon on Twitter Follow Peter on LinkedIn Rob Garf, VP Industry Strategy and Insights, Salesforce Commerce Cloud Follow @RetailRobGarf on Twitter Follow Rob on LinkedIn Robin Lewis, Founder, The Robin Report Follow @robinreport on Twitter Follow Robin on LinkedIn Ryan Craver, SVP Emerging Brands, Lamour Group Follow @ryanmcraver on Twitter Follow Ryan on LinkedIn Shashi Seth, SVP Oracle Marketing Cloud, Oracle Follow @shashiseth on Twitter Follow Shashi on LinkedIn Shelly Palmer, CEO The Palmer Group Follow @shellypalmer on Twitter Follow Shelly on LinkedIn Ted Rubin, Acting CMO, Brand Innovators Follow @tedrubin on Twitter Follow Ted on LinkedIn Tomer Tagrin, CEO, Yotpo Follow @ttagrin on Twitter Follow Tomer on LinkedIn Tracey Wallace, Senior Content Manager, BigCommerce Follow @tracewall on Twitter Follow Tracey on LinkedIn Top Analysts in Brand Commerce
These analysts are from research companies like Forrester, Gartner and more. You can easily follow them on this Twitter list.
Brendan Miller, Retail Analyst, Forrester Follow @brendan_miller on Twitter Follow Brendan on LinkedIn Cathy Boyle, Mobile Analyst, eMarketer Follow @c_b_ on Twitter Follow Cathy on LinkedIn Collin Colburn, Analyst, Forrester Follow @collincolburn_ on Twitter Follow Collin on LinkedIn Gene Alvarez, Managing VP, Gartner Follow @galvar60 on Twitter Follow Gene on LinkedIn Jason Daigler, Research Director, Gartner Follow @jdaigler on Twitter Follow Jason on LinkedIn Jennifer Polk, Research Director, Gartner Follow @JenPolk1 on Twitter Follow Jennifer on LinkedIn Krista Garcia, eCommerce Analyst, eMarketer Follow @eKristaGarcia on Twitter Follow Krista on LinkedIn Leslie Hand, VP, IDC Retail Insights Follow @lesliehand on Twitter Follow Leslie on LinkedIn Lily Varon, eCommerce Analyst, Forrester Follow @lilyvaron on Twitter Follow Lily on LinkedIn Michelle Grant, Head of Retailing, EuroMonitor Follow @EMI_MichelleG on Twitter Follow Michelle on LinkedIn Nikki Baird, Managing Partner, RSR Follow @nikkibaird on Twitter Follow Nikki on LinkedIn Top Journalists in Brand Commerce
These journalists work for publications like Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and more. You can easily follow them on this Twitter list.
Abha Bhattarai, Reporter Local Retail, The Washington Post Follow @abhabhattarai on Twitter Follow Abha on LinkedIn Alex Konrad, Staff Writer, Forbes Follow @alexrkonrad on Twitter Follow Alex on LinkedIn Alina Selyukh, Business Reporter, Retail and Tech, NPR Follow @alinaselyukh on Twitter Follow Alina on LinkedIn Ambreen Ali, Editor, Smartbrief Follow @ambreenali on Twitter Follow Ambreen on LinkedIn Ann-Marie Alcántara, Tech Reporter, Adweek Follow @itstheannmarie on Twitter Follow Ann-Marie on LinkedIn Anne D’Innocenzio, National Retail Writer, AP Follow @adinnocenzio on Twitter Follow Anne on LinkedIn Anthony Ha, Senior Writer, TechCrunch Follow @anthonyha on Twitter Follow Anthony on LinkedIn Barbara Thau, Contributing Writer Retail, Forbes Follow @bthau on Twitter Follow Barbara on LinkedIn Brittany Nims, Senior Commerce Editor, Huffington Post Follow @brittany_nims on Twitter Follow Brittany on LinkedIn Courtney Reagan, Retail Reporter, CNBC Follow @courtreagan on Twitter Follow Courtney on LinkedIn David Kaplan, Managing Editor, GeoMarketing Follow @DavidaKaplan on Twitter Follow David on LinkedIn Debbie Hauss, Editor in Chief, Retail Touchpoints Follow @dhauss on Twitter Follow Debbie on LinkedIn Greg Sterling, Contributing Editor, Search Engine Land Follow @gsterling on Twitter Follow Greg on LinkedIn Ingrid Lunden, News Editor, Techcrunch Follow @ingridlunden on Twitter Follow Ingrid on LinkedIn Jasmeen Glasheen, Contributor, Retailwire Follow @glasheenjasmin1 on Twitter Follow Jasmeen on LinkedIn Jason Del Rey, Senior Editor, Recode Follow @DelRey on Twitter Follow Jason on LinkedIn Kelly Liyakasa, Senior Editor, AdExchanger Follow @KellyLiyakasa on Twitter Follow Kelly on LinkedIn Khadeeja Safdar, Reporter, Wall Street Journal Follow @khadeeja_safdar on Twitter Follow Khadeeja on LinkedIn Krystina Gustafson, Content Director, Shoptalk Follow @krystinagustafs on Twitter Follow Krystina on LinkedIn Leticia Miranda, Retail Reporter, Buzzfeed News Follow @letidmiranda on Twitter Follow Leticia on LinkedIn Phil Wahba, Senior Writer, Fortune Follow @philwahba on Twitter Follow Phil on LinkedIn Priya Anand, Reporter, The Information Follow @Priyasideas on Twitter Follow Priya on LinkedIn Sahil Patel, Senior Reporter, Digiday Follow @sizpatel on Twitter Follow Sahil on LinkedIn Sandra Guy, Business Reporter, Chicago Sun-Times Follow @sandraguy on Twitter Follow Sandra on LinkedIn Sarah Nassauer, Corporate Retail Reporter, Wall Street Journal Follow @sarahnassauer on Twitter Follow Sarah on LinkedIn Tonya Garcia, Retail Reporter, Marketwatch Follow @tgarcianyc on Twitter
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