The 2017 #Online18 Most Influential People
5. Mark Graham
Mark continues to be extremely important to driving meaningful conversation both online and offline, whether on through commonsku.com or general social media networks.
Klout score: 52
Where to follow: Commonsku.com; Twitter @heymarkgraham
6. Paul Bellantone
Paul continues to leverage social media to carry the industry message forward bringing significant value given his success as CEO of PPAI.
Klout score: 58.
Where to follow: Facebook is where Paul is most engaged. Twitter @Bellantone.
7. Jon Norris
Jon is a primary player in the quest to improve online communication between suppliers and distributors as part of the www.promostandards.org group. He is extremely well connected and engaged online on multiple topics in and out of the industry.
Where to follow: Twitter: @Jnnorris
8. Charity Gibson
Charity is continuing her appearance on this list for her personal engagement as well as being the driver behind many social media business accounts.
Klout score: 61
Where to follow: Facebook or any of the PromoKitchen pages; Twitter @licensetowswag
9. Jay Busselle
Jay moved up the most this year from No. 17 to No. 9. He is very active on Twitter, and has created the "promochat" that has been gaining traction recently. He remains a solid voice for art and design related content in our industry.
Klout score: 59
Where to follow: Twitter @JayBusselle
10. Patrick Black
Patrick is a strong contributor to the online conversation on all channels. What separates Patrick from others is that Patrick is one of the industry’s most successful distributor bloggers. His content is useful, engaging, consistent, and drives SEO for his business.
Klout score: 58
11. Kenny Ved
A first appearance on this list and nearly in the top 10, Kenny has mastered the art of the soft sell with his pens appearing in photos of people sleeping—a brilliant use of engaging content to promote his products.
Klout score: 52
Where to follow: Facebook
Dale is a business leader who is best known for providing business-focused I.T. leadership. He believes technology is not limited to increasing efficiency, but is essential to driving revenue. Dale strongly believes having great people is the critical ingredient to success no matter how great your technology might be.
Known to many in the promotional products industry as a leading technologist, Dale is using his mix of business and technology to help drive the industry forward. One of the leaders and founders of the PromoStandards effort, Dale and others are working hard to address industry inefficiencies. Dale also is a board member of PPAI through 2018.