So you want to build a career in Marketing?
You are here because you want to join SIST and get a British Degree that testifies to your qualifications in being a Marketer. You want to get the knowledge of the building blocks for you to become a marketer one day that companies are willing to pay tons of money to have your expertise and knowledge. While preparing your application to join SIST British Education, take a look at this list of incredible Marketer you absolutely must know about and follow.
- Seth Godin:
Seth Godin is the author of nineteen international bestsellers that have been translated into over 35 languages, and have changed the way people think about marketing and work. For a long time, Unleashing the Ideavirus was the most popular ebook ever published, and Purple Cow is the bestselling marketing book of the decade.
- Gary Vaynerchuk:
Gary Vaynerchuk builds businesses. Fresh out of college he took his family wine business and grew it from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. Now he runs VaynerMedia, one of the world’s hottest digital agencies. Along the way he became a prolific angel investor and venture capitalist, investing in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Uber, and Birchbox before eventually co-founding VaynerRSE, a $25M investment fund.
- Neil Patel
The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies. He was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 35 by the United Nations.
- Larry Kim
Larry Kim is the founder and VP of Marketing of MobileMonkey, the world’s best chatbot marketing platform for marketing and customer support on Facebook Messenger, Web Chat, and SMS. He’s been named Search Marketer of the Year from PPC Hero (2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017), Search Engine Land, and the US Search Awards.
- Jon Loomer
He started Jon Loomer Digital in the fall of 2011 with the goal of helping other businesses maximise social media that makes a “difference.” In a little over a year, he has built a profitable, self-branded business around a website that has generated Four Million page views.
A few years ago, JonLoomer.com was recognized as one of Social Media Examiner’s Top 10 Social Media Blogs of 2013. It is simply the most complete online resource of advanced Facebook marketing tutorials, updated on nearly a daily basis.
- Brian Dean
Brian Dean has been called an “SEO genius” by Entrepreneur.com and a “brilliant entrepreneur” by Inc Magazine. Brian’s award-winning blog, Backlinko.com, was listed by Forbes as a top “blog to follow” in 2017.
He is an SEO expert and the founder of the Backlinko blog and YouTube channel.
Success Magazine has referred to Brian as “the world’s foremost expert on search engine optimization” due to the influence of his blog, which reaches over 2.5 million people every year.
- Mari Smith
Mari Smith is one of the world’s foremost experts on using Facebook as a marketing channel. She is the co-author of Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day and the lead author of The Relationship Age. Dubbed “the Pied Piper of the Online World” by FastCompany.com, Mari is a popular Social Media Keynote Speaker, Trainer and Thought Leader.
- Syed Balkhi
Syed Balkhi is on a mission to level the playing field for small businesses. 14+ million websites use his software to grow and compete with the big guys. 60+ million people read his blogs every year to grow their website traffic, sales, and conversions!
- Sujan Patel
Brother of Niel Patel, Sujan Patel has a mind for marketing – from Growth Hacking to Branding and from SEO to Distribution – that is absolutely unparalleled. He is a data-driven marketer and entrepreneur. He is a high energy individual fueled by his passion to help people and solve problems.
- Shama Hyder
Shama Hyder is an Indian-American entrepreneur, author, and online and television personality. She is the chief executive officer of Zen Media, a global marketing and new media firm she founded in 2009. She was ranked one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Marketing for four years in a row: 2016 to 2019.
There are of course many more amazing marketers such as Ryan Deiss the marketer behind Digital Marketer and Ryan Levesque, the marketer behind the Ask model and author of Ask.
You aren’t obliged to follow every single marketer out there but you definitely can follow the ones that relate to you the most and that you are able to understand their content and enjoy listening to their conversations and teachings.
As a fresh high school graduate, some of the content you find might feel like gibberish and too advanced for you to follow today but fear not that once you join your classes at SIST British Education the next intake, our marketing lecturers will be teaching you the basics of marketing and how to become a successful marketer.
Should I study Marketing in French or English?
If you’re asking whether it is a good idea to study Marketing in English instead of French, simply take a look at the list above, every single one of them introduced their teachings to the world in English, and whether it was translated later, yes it probably was translated, but today’s marketing stream requires that companies take action fast and introduce their innovative ideas ahead of everyone else. Studying Marketing in English while your market speaks French, Portuguese, Spanish or Arabic, gives you a competitive advantage and allows you to be ahead of your competition to be able to introduce the latest innovative marketing techniques.
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