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