If you have access to the internet, you must have known by now that virtual is the new real. The world is shifting towards the digital field and no business is complete without a digital presence in this era. Without digital marketing, probably no business is going to thrive. However, the availability for real, fresh and innovative talent for digital marketing is rare. Though business schools are trying to teach their students about the innovative principles of business and marketing, self-education has made its mark in the industry.
The digital marketing gurus, who have come forward to share their knowledge about how the field of digital marketing works, are very popular in the internet in the recent times. This is mostly because how they are ready to share their knowledge through blogging. The popular bloggers are one of the most important factors in the field of learning about digital marketing. They give you inspirations and ideas and if you are looking for a bright career in digital marketing, you should follow them.
Here is a list of the top Indian digital marketers, bloggers and entrepreneurs. Following their blogs and websites will give you an idea of the latest trends in digital marketing and tips that will help you to run your business smooth.
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1. Neil Patel:
This name is probably the most common, popular and recognized name in the field of digital marketing entrepreneurship. New York Times’ bestselling author, Neil Patel is one of the oldest and the most active bloggers in the internet. His content is unparalleled. The founder of KissMetrics, NeilPatel.com, and QuickSprout, Neil Patel is the top influencer on the web as per The Wall Street Journal and one of the top 10 online marketers as per Forbes. He helps companies like Amazon, HP, General Motors, Viacom NBC and many more of the top ranking businesses in the world, to help them grow their revenue. So, if you follow his blogs, his ideas and tips, you can rest assured that you are on the right track.
2. Sorav Jain:
One of the most popular names in the digital marketing world, who had started quite young in the age of 17, is Sorav Jain. With almost 10 years of experience in the practical field of SEO, Sorav Jain has founded his agency Echovme, which CMO Asia recognized as the best Social Media Agency of 2013. With a bachelor’s degree from the Loyola College in Chennai and with a master’s degree from Leeds University in International Marketing Management, Sorav has the practical as well as theoretical knowledge of marketing. No doubt why, the Global Youth Marketing Forum acknowledged him as one of the Top 25 Social Media Professionals of India.His blogs on digital marketing, his lectures and training programs on latest trends of digital marketing are very useful for aspirants, who want to grow in this field.
3. Prateek Shah:
Prateek Shah is a renowned and reputed name in the field of digital marketing. He is a lead trainer at Digital Vidya and is also a partner trainer with Google India. He also founded his own digital marketplace Digital Defynd. This organization helps you communicate with and collaborate with digital marketers. Top digital marketers contribute in this organization and you can get the best and latest digital marketing ideas from here.
4. Mridul Kabra:
Currently working with Google as Digital Marketing Head in the field of Lead Generation, Mridul Kabra is a leading digital marketing expert. A Malaviya National Institute of Technology graduate, Kabra works as a digital marketing teacher and trainer and conducts workshops, mostly in Rajasthan. He is a known name amongst the school and college students, who are interested in digital marketing. The Rajasthan Patrika from Jaipur awarded him as the Best Digital Advertising professional.
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5. Deepak Kanakaraju:
Those, who want to be self-taught in the field of digital marketing by following blogs, Deepak Kanakarajuis the name you can trust. Deepak is a civil engineer and he stepped into the world of digital marketing with his blog on bikes as he is a bike passionate. The blog BikeAdvice received more than 10 lakh views per month and more than 1 lakh followers. It is from this popularity of his page that he switched to digital marketing through his blog and is now one of the top digital marketing experts in the country.
6. Vipin Nayar:
Vipin Nayar is yet another mastermind in the digital marketing field. He is the co-founder of Aviv Digital – a digital marketing learning center and also the Digital Marketing Head at Acodez.
He has over 10 years of experience in this field and he has proved his caliber in Social Media, SEO & SEM; not just as digital marketing expert but also as a profound trainer in all these major facets.
He has done his MBA in ECU Australia, after which he stepped into the world of digital marketing.
He has formulated innovative strategies blending the traditional and modern marketing tips & techniques based on the deep insight of customer behavior.
He has successfully run massive campaigns for many multi-national corporates like the Anchor, Panasonic, Whisky Corp, etc.
7. Prasant Naidu:
A remarkable and renowned online publishing house in the field of digital marketing is LighthouseInsights(LI). This online publishing house publishes stories on Indian social media marketing. The famous India Blogger and Social Media Examiner listed LI in the top 10 Social Media blogs 2013. Amongst his achievements, some include publishing of Naidu’s business stories in Asian Age in the year 2012 and in Shareaholic in 2011. Prasant’s blog brims with high-quality content, well-researched studies, social media marketing tips and interviews from digital marketing experts as well as insightful reviews.
8. Lakshmipathy Bhat:
When experience matters most, this is probably the name that would come to your minds. Lakshmipathy Bhat started his career in the marketing world 25 years ago. The head of business communications of a leading mobility solutions business Robosoft Technologies, he combines new digital information and traditional advertising methods together. His blog Bhat Naturally gives vital information about branding, advertising strategy, digital marketing and client management.
9. Jitendra Vaswani:
An engineer by degree and a blogger by profession, Jitendra Vaswani is a leading professional blogger in India with his famous blog named BloggersIdeas.com. He has more than 5 years of experience in the field of search engine optimization and digital marketing. He is an expert in Google Analytics, search algorithms, Webmaster Tools and their rising and ever-changing trends. Vaswani has been featured in many online magazines and has also started his project digital marketing agency Digiexe.com.
10. Pradeep Chopra:
This is probably one name that should have been mentioned in the first of this list as Pradeep Chopra is one of the pioneers of digital marketing in India. An IIT Delhi pass-out, Pradeep is the CEO and co-founder of Digital Vidya. He has conducted many workshops in digital marketing and entrepreneurship in TiEcon, Click Asia Summit, NASSCOM India Leadership Forum and Global Youth Marketing Forum not only in India, but also in Singapore. Thousands of digital marketing experts in the country are his students. Though these are the top 10 digital marketing experts in India, there are many who are not mentioned in this list, but are equally popular, renowned and experienced.