The World’s Top 50 Growth Hackers on Twitter
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The following article was written by Ben Cotton of Growth Hack Talks and is republished here with their permission.
Growth hacking is an emerging discipline and an increasing number of people are calling themselves “growth hackers”. But who are the people creating this trend, driving conversation and sharing ideas on Twitter?
I’ve been doing my research and found many growth hackers are (perhaps unsurprisingly) Silicon Valley-based and working for a combination start-ups, well-known technology companies and/or VC firms. There’s also a noteworthy and developing growth hackers scene in Ireland, the UK and other technology clusters throughout Europe. Despite this, it can be tough keeping up with the latest growth hack news, best practice and success stories.
To overcome this challenge I decided to identify the best growth hackers. There were many great contenders, but I narrowed the list down to 50. How did I come up with the list? I took into account the person’s career, how often they tweet and the type of content they share.
Being completely honest, trying to rank these experts more precisely and come up with a top 10 was fraught with difficulties. So, rather than create some spurious ranking, I’ve just created a top 50.
Here are the world’s best growth hackers on Twitter:
#1. Aaron Ginn
#2. Alexis Ohanian
#3. Alex Turnbull
CEO & Founder, @Groove. Previously Co-Founder, BantamLive (acquired by Constant Contact). Love simple software and big waves. On a Journey to 500k a Month.
#4. Andrew Chen
I like nerdy stuff. Ex-venture capital and adtech. Author of andrewchen.co
#5. Andy Johns
Growth at Facebook, Twitter, Quora. Ex-EIR Greylock. Current Director of Growth and Revenue at Wealthfront where we make world-class investing easy & accessible
#6. Antonin Cohen
#7. Avinash Kaushik
Author, Web Analytics 2.0 & Web Analytics: An Hour A Day | Digital Marketing Evangelist, Google | Co-Founder, Market Motive
#8. Blake Masters
#9. Brad Feld
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.
#10. Brian Balfour
VP Growth @ HubSpot, Formerly EIR @ Trinity Ventures, Co-Founder at Boundless, Viximo, and PopSignal.
#11. Casey Armstrong
Startups, marketing + growth, software, travel, sports, tech, surfing in some order with my son & wife at the front.
#12. Chamath Palihapitiya
#13. Conrad Wadowski
#14. Dan Martell
#15. Dan McKinley
Etsy old timer, currently Stripe
#16. Daniel Sosa
#17. Danielle Morrill
Cofounder & CEO @Mattermark
#18. David Arnoux
#19. Eamonn Grant
#20. Elliot Shmukler
#21. Evan Solomon
Co-founder of Run Hop. Formerly: Medium, Automattic & Justin.tv in reverse chronological order.
#22. Gustaf Alströmer
Product & Growth @Airbnb. Previously Growth @Voxer
#23. Hartley Brody
tech lead, author and amateur adventurer. i tweet about startups, web dev, marketing, leadership and the great outdoors.
#24. Hiten Shah
#25. Ian Lurie.
CEO of Portent. Speaker. Marketer. SEO. I blog at www.portent.com/blog . I tweet marketing & news 5-8 times/day. Randomness, more often.
#26. Jakub Linowski
#27. Jason Cohen
Marketer. Technologist. Entrepreneur. Musician. Husband. Dad. Music/Super Hero/SciFi Geek.
#28. Jason Fried
Founder & CEO at Basecamp (formerly known as 37signals). Co-author of Getting Real, Remote, and NYT Bestseller REWORK.
#29. Jeremy Liew
overcompensating for a geeky youth
#30. Joanna Lord
VP of Marketing at Porch, tech advisor, blogger. Growth marketer at heart. Obsessed with fashion and the visual web.
#31. Josh Elman
#32. Kain Tietzel
#33. Kanyi Maqubela
Partner at @collabfund. lover, not-fighter
#34. Kieran Flanagan
Marketing Director (EMEA) @hubspot and general marketing nerd. I tweet on content marketing, inbound marketing, growth hacking.
#35. Luke Wroblewski
Humanizing technology. Founded: Polar (Google acquired) Bagcheck (Twitter acquired) Wrote: Mobile First, Web Form Design, Site Seeing. Worked: Yahoo, eBay, NCSA
#36. Marino Fresch
Marketing for Eventbrite UK & Ireland. Husband, dad, long distance runner and big geek.
#37. Matthew Barby
#38. Michelle Sun
#39. Mike Greenfield
data geek; entrepreneur; co-founded Circle of Moms; Team Rankings; early data guy at PayPal, LinkedIn
#40. Nathan Barry
Founder and Designer at ConvertKit. Hobbies: writing books, playing soccer, traveling, and designing software.
#41. Neil Patel
#42. Nichole Elizabeth
#43. Paul Graham
#44. Rand Fishkin
Moz founder, author, blogger, husband to @everywhereist, tiny Techstars investor, & feminist. I tweet 30-40X/week about marketing, SEO, technology, & startups.
#45. Ryan Holiday
Author of ‘The Obstacle Is The Way’ amzn.to/1jabcV1 . Media Columnist: New York Observer
#46. Sandy Carter
Sandy is an avid traveler, social media lover, & GM of IBM for Ecosystems & a Social Business Evangelist!! Disclaimer: Tweets are my own!
#47. Sean Ellis
First or early growth marketing at Dropbox, Eventbrite, Lookout, LogMeIn (IPO), and Uproar (IPO). Now CEO/Founder Qualaroo and GrowthHackers.com .
#48. Seth Godin
Author, blogger, a lifetime of projects. This is a retweet of my blog.
#49. Tommy Griffith
#50. Will Critchlow
I run Distilled, enjoy cooking, playing basketball and drinking whisky (in nearly any order)
What do you think of the list of growth hackers? Have I missed anyone out? Who would you add? I’d love to hear your thoughts, views and suggestions in the comments below.
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