The 2015 Online 18
More on why they are ranked the way they are:
1. Danny Rosin
Danny is a leading contributor in and out of the industry with very interesting and engaging content that appeals to everyone. A very tough mix to pull off and he does it amazingly well while also having one of the highest Klout scores. Danny is also a founder and key influencer for www.promokitchen.com conversations as well as www.bandtogether.org. Danny manages to volunteer a significant amount of his time while co-running a successful business and is quickly becoming known for his zebra print shoes.
2. Paul Bellantone
As CEO of our industry trade association, Paul uses his online influence to share interesting articles and association information and had the highest increase in Klout score over 2014. Paul is very engaged on a personal level with industry participants both online and offline, picking up the phone and often referencing online content in the discussion. CEO's and executives of larger industry firms can learn a lot from Paul's use of social media.
3. Kirby Hasseman
A newcomer to the list with the highest Klout score of anyone on the list, Kirby leverages all social media channels to promote his business(es) without overtly selling as he provides great content leaving you wanting more. He appears to be following the Seth Godin model and while he has a way to go to reach Seth status, he is someone I enjoy following and interacting with.
4. Catherine & Mark Graham
Catherine & Mark dominate the industry socially through direct and indirect contribution. Running the successful industry social site www.commonsku.com as well as a founder and constant contributor to www.promokitchen.com. Catherine & Mark contribute significantly to the conversation and together are influencing meaningful change in the industry. If they put as much time into their personal accounts as they do to contributing through non-personal accounts, they would rank even higher.