43 Twitter Influencers to Follow in 2015

Friday, January 9th, 2015

It is not about how many millions of followers they have!

It is about what they can do for us.

Twitter celebs are often busy, they tweet out interesting stuff and enjoy the reception that they get on their updates. But how many of them will take out some time and re-tweet your updates, or even follow you back?

From common sense, if you follow someone who have a hundred thousand followers and follow back a few hundred people, chances are slim that he will follow you back. If someone is following about 5k to 10k people, you have a decent chance of getting in. If an influencer is following about the same number of people that follow him back, you will have no difficulty in getting a follow back.

I, Uttoran Sen, along with my partner Oleg, with the help of the Guest Crew team have compiled this list. Do follow us  on twitter to stay updated, thanks.

Twitter

Twitter

1) Sean Gardner

Sean Gardner

Sean Gardner

2) Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki

3) Jay Baer

Jay Baer

Jay Baer

4) Gail Gardner

Gail Gardner

Gail Gardner

5) Jeff Domansky

Jeff Domansky

Jeff Domansky

6) Ann Handley

Ann Handley

Ann Handley

7) Mickie Kennedy

Mickie Kennedy

Mickie Kennedy

8) Kristi Hines

Kikolani

Kikolani

9) Kimberly Castleberry

Kimberly Castleberry

Kimberly Castleberry

10) Mari Smith

Mari Smith

Mari Smith

11) Diana Adams

Diana Adams

Diana Adams

12) Mark Schaefer

Mark Schaefer

Mark Schaefer

13) Jeff Bullas

Jeff Bullas

Jeff Bullas

14) Mack Collier

Mack Collier

Mack Collier

15) Kim Garst ツ

Kim Garst

Kim Garst

16) Ted Rubin

Ted Rubin

Ted Rubin

17) Emeric Ernoult

Emeric Ernoult

Emeric Ernoult

18) Caz and Craig Makepeace

Caz and Craig Makepeace

Caz and Craig Makepeace

19) Ekaterina Walter

Ekaterina Walter

Ekaterina Walter

20) Michael Q Todd

Michael Q Todd Tokyo

Michael Q Todd Tokyo

21) Calvin Lee

Calvin Lee

Calvin Lee

22) Brian Honigman

Brian Honigman

Brian Honigman

23) Sandi Krakowski

Sandi Krakowski

Sandi Krakowski

24) Andy Nathan

Andy Nathan

Andy Nathan

25) K.P. Kelly

K.P. Kelly

K.P. Kelly

26) John Paul Aguiar

John Paul Aguiar

John Paul Aguiar

27) Glen Gilmore

Glen Gilmore

Glen Gilmore

28) Liz Azyan

Liz Azyan

Liz Azyan

29) Rieva Lesonsky

Rieva Lesonsky

Rieva Lesonsky

30) Alan See

Alan See

Alan See

31) David Leonhardt

David Leonhardt

David Leonhardt

32) Sherry Nouraini

Sherry Nouraini

Sherry Nouraini

33) Mike Gingerich

Mike Gingerich

Mike Gingerich

34) Bruce Sallan

Bruce Sallan

Bruce Sallan

35) Real Marsha Wright

Real Marsha Wright

Real Marsha Wright

36) Pam Moore

Pam Moore

Pam Moore

37) Ted Coiné

Ted Coiné

Ted Coiné

38) Igi Fischer

Igi Fischer

Igi Fischer

39) Carol Tice

Carol Tice

Carol Tice

40) Mary Green

Mary Green

Mary Green

41) Anita Campbell

Anita Campbell

Anita Campbell

42) Jon Morrow

Jon Morrow

Jon Morrow

43) M Marquit

MMarquit

MMarquit

Am sure there are many others who deserves to be on this list. Feel free to nominate others or yourself and will mention them below in a bulleted list.

Please do share and thanks for reading.

Hey, am - the CEO and Founder of the Guest Crew Influencer Marketing Community and a full time Blogger. Follow me on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.


48 responses to “43 Twitter Influencers to Follow in 2015”

  1. Clive Roach says:

    This is a super list. many of them I know and follow. Great thing is that there are many new ones I have not heard of too.

  2. Thank you so much guys this is a big thrill for me to be listed with these people. You have spent a lot of time putting this together it is really appreciated. Will be checking out the people on the list who i do not know of
    Michael

  3. Hey man!

    Great list! I am going to follow them and try connecting with some them right now!

    Appreciate the share and cheers!

  4. Victor Ordu says:

    Thanks for the tip. But if they follow me of what value is that to me. Perhaps engagement through retweets, mentions or favorites should be more important in this regard. And for that @kimgarst is probably my superstar!

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hey Victor Ordu,
      welcome to Guest Crew and thanks for your comment,

      Following is better than not-following, right?
      Yes, engagement is important and that is the base of this list. People listed on this list do share good stuff that you share with your network.

      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen

  5. This is a total honor and surprise! Thank you so much for including me in this list of social media stars!

  6. Hate to see such high followers to following ratios amongst these so called influencers

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hi Paul,
      welcome to Guest Crew and thanks for your comment,

      I guess most people like to follow active and engaging people. However, even with that ratio it is not that difficult to get into their following as I have done that myself.

      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen,

  7. Thank you so much for this great list of Twitter Influencers! It came at the perfect time for me. I was not on that platform so much in 2014 because of producing products. I was so focused on that, I had to shave down many of my social sites and activity. I used it sparingly.

    Now I’m back on Twitter once again and this list is golden for me. I do know some people here and will get to know the rest.

    Thanks so much for putting this together!

    -Donna

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hi Donna,

      thanks for your comment, glad you liked the list,

      I haven’t been that active on twitter myself for most part of 2014, so I made a resolution for 2015 that will be much more active on Twitter this year.

      regards,
      Uttoran Sen,

  8. Great list. I follow so many on this list and will check out the others. Thank you, Guest Crew, for putting this together.

  9. What a superb list, there are many that I already follow and they follow me, but there were several that I wasn’t following, but suffice to say I am now, also made a Twitter List so I can keep on top of their informative Tweets.

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hey Karen,

      thanks for your comment, glad you liked the list,

      Good to see you here after a long time, I wasn’t that active myself and the blog wasn’t updated much lately. Will check out your blog now. It’s good to be back into blogging and commenting.

      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen

  10. Hello,

    Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful list of Twitter Influencers. They are really great. I have already followed some of them and I will follow rest of them. Thanks again.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Moumita Ghosh

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hi Moumita,
      welcome to Guest Crew and thanks for your comment,

      Glad to know that you liked the list, do follow them they are all very engaging and supportive,
      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen,

  11. Laine says:

    Great list, I follow many of these folks already but I’d have to say I followed (and am following) Guy Kawasaki and Alltop for years not only did I not get followed but never got one thank you or a mention for retweeting the hundreds of times I did.. (I tweet about health, wellness, fitness, modeling, social media and engagement).

    So poor show Guy and a big shame since I really like the dude and his streams. I finally gave up and follow passively and re tweet those who appreciate me.

    Engagement and reciprocity are words to live by.

    Laine

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hi Laine,
      welcome to Guest Crew and thanks for your comment,

      Guy kawasaki is a busy man, keep up the good work and am sure he will follow you back some day. I follow alltop myself and I engage with Guy’s updates selflessly as they are really worth spreading.

      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen,

  12. Laine says:

    I agree Guy’s posts are very good but I somehow fell through the cracks – I’ve interacted with him many times.

    Carol Tice of @TiceWrites is definitely not one who should be on this list she is following 487 with a following of over 11600. Obviously in her writing she did not come across the word reciprocity.

    Great list though I was surprised at just how many I know and interact with (and am followed by) still found a few more who I know I will enjoy meeting.
    Thank you Laine

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      While the main idea behind this list is to include people who follow back, but along with that people who engage are important too. Carol tice is an influencer who interacts, engage, retweet and supports her followers.

      Good to know that you found some familiar faces on the list and some new people to connect with,
      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen,

  13. This is a wonderful list. I’ve just put up a Twitter page for my new business, so this is timely, as well.

    I’m familiar with some of these folks; I’ve known Kim Castleberry for years, and it was fun to see her face here.

    Thanks for compiling this list.

    All the best,
    Leslie

  14. Nile says:

    Great list… you should have Melinda Emerson on here, she holds a huge Twitter chat and over 250K followers, and is Forbe’s #1 Small Business Expert.

    I guess everyone’s list is always going to be different though.

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hey Nile,
      welcome to GuestCrew and thanks for your comment,

      Glad to know that you liked the list,
      will check into Melinda’s twitter handle and include her in future lists,
      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen,

  15. Thank you for the kind inclusion! That’s very sweet of you <3 This is a great list too and people will do well to follow so many great people!
    Kim

  16. Hi,

    Great list – I can see the effort that you’ve put into this.

    I’m revamping my social media marketing plan this weekend, so this list of influences has come at a great time!

    I am a bit surprised that Amy Poterfield is not on the list.

    Thanks, Naomi

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hey Naomi,
      welcome to Guest Crew and thanks for your comment,

      Glad to know that the list has been helpful,
      Will check into Amy’s twitter handle and make sure to mention her next time,

      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen,

  17. Dave Lynch says:

    Great list! Was surprised to see a few faces I recognized, and glad to find so many interesting new people to follow!

    This is extremely share-worthy!

    Dave Lynch

  18. Carol Amato says:

    Hello, Uttoran,

    Wow, what a comprehensive list of folks to follow on Twitter! Love keeping tabs on marketers who have their finger on the pulse of what’s happening on the Internet and in marketing in general. Thanks for the heads up.

    I don’t know everyone on your list, but am glad to see a lot of ladies made the list! 🙂

    Have a great weekend.
    ˜Carol

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hey Carol,

      Welcome to Guest Crew and thanks for your comment,
      Glad to know that you liked the list,

      Yeah, plenty of ladies and most of them are the best at sharing and promoting others stuff,
      do connect with the rest of them and amplify your social reach,

      regards,
      Uttoran Sen,

  19. Betty Davis says:

    I love the list and many of the influencers are most concerned in helping others. I love that!

  20. Uttoran, I’m honored to be included on your list. Thank you. It takes a lot of work to assemble this kind of useful resource. Best regards.

  21. Hi Uttoran,
    Very informative post indeed.
    I knew not much of them from your list.
    Thank you so much for sharing this massive list with us.
    I respect your effort behind this awesome post.
    I first found you out from broaded.net’s featured members list and came here from broaded.net widget from Enstine sir’s blog.
    Thanks again and keep going.
    Regards,
    Rahul

    • Uttoran Sen says:

      Hey Rahul,

      welcome to GuestCrew and thanks for your comment,

      Glad to know that you liked the list,

      BroadedNet is sending us regular traffic now, good to know that you found us from BroadedNet. We are running a BroadedNet contest as well, for more details check out our homepage.

      thanks,
      Uttoran Sen,

  22. […] ways to create a roundup post, and all of them are in fashion. Early this year, I did a roundup of Twitter Influencers which received over 2k+ shares. My point with the roundup was, it does not matter how many […]

  23. janice Wald says:

    Hi,
    This is a great list. Thank you so very much. I will look them up on Twitter. I already know some of them.
    Janice

  24. janice Wald says:

    Hi Theodore,
    Great article. I am going to also ask them for help with my interview. Thanks again for this list.
    Janice

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  26. Incredibly helpful list! Thank you so much for being thorough. Definitely referring to this in the future.
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  27. Rana irfan says:

    Thanks for sharing about Twitter influencers. i Have followed meny of these friends.
    really they are very valuable for us.
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