November 3, 2020
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Each year MarketingProfs B2B Forum is filled to the brim with the latest insightful B2B marketing tactics and strategies presented by a powerhouse lineup of exceptional speakers, and this year is no different aside from the virtual element the pandemic has necessitated.

MPB2B will take place November 4 – 5, 2020 and features a stellar group of B2B marketing professionals the programming team at MPB2B has carefully assembled, in a new virtual format designed to bring you all the freshest industry knowledge without any of the screen fatigue.

Just who are the experts that MPB2B has carefully chosen for this year’s event?

To help B2B marketing professionals learn more and connect with the experts and influential speakers at this year’s event, we’ve sorted through the master list of presenters to identify 25 of the top B2B marketing social influencers to follow and learn from in 2021 and beyond.

List Methodology: Our starting point is to identify and validate the credentials of all the speakers presenting at MPB2B. We then imported this scrubbed information into the influencer marketing platform Traackr. Using Traackr’s algorithm for ranking, we sorted the MPB2B speakers according to their respective B2B marketing social influence using reach, relevance, resonance, and audience metrics.

A variety of criteria go into such a ranking, including:

  • Topical relevance of the content each influencer publishes
  • Network engagement with on-topic content
  • Network size and reach

Online data for these rankings is pulled not only from Twitter, but also from blogs, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, SlideShare, and several other platforms — an important item to know, as many lists rely entirely on Twitter and don’t take into account relevant influencer activity from additional platforms in the social media universe.

Network B2B Marketers

Many thanks go out to each of these generous speakers who provide top-notch B2B marketing best practices, tips, and advice during this year unlike any other.

In our list for 2020 you’ll likely see several familiar faces, along with a refreshing mix of new B2B marketing industry influencers.

If you’d like to follow all 25 B2B marketers in one shot, we’ve made a Twitter list for you. Enjoy!


Ann Handley @MarketingProfs
Chief Content Officer, MarketingProfs
Presenting: KEYNOTE: Toast by the Fire: A Fireside Chat with Toast, Inc.’s Kevin Hamilton + Ann Handley About Marketing in a Covid World
Presenting: How to Create an Email Newsletter People Will Clear Their Calendars to Read: 5 Lessons from the Past 8 Months


Lee Odden @LeeOdden
CEO, TopRank Marketing
Presenting: New Research: How to be Successful With Influencer Marketing


Christopher Penn @cspenn
Co-Founder, Trust Insights
Presenting: B2B Marketing Analytics Strategy
Presenting: Ask Me Anything With Christopher S. Penn

Pam Didner

Pam Didner @PamDidner
B2B Tech Marketing Consultant & Author, Relentless Pursuit
Presenting: 5 Creative Ways Marketers Can Support Their B2B Sales Team

Carla Johnson

Carla Johnson @CarlaJohnson
Keynote Speaker, Author, Marketing & Innovation Strategist
Presenting: Innovators and Intrapreneurs: B2B Marketing’s Next Big Role

Mark Schaefer

Mark Schaefer @markwschaefer
Author, Speaker, Podcaster, Consultant
Presenting: The Pandemic Made Me Reimagine Marketing

Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich @ginidietrich
Founder & CEO, Spin Sucks
Presenting: The Blueprint to Build a PESO Model Content Marketing Program


Robert Rose @Robert_Rose
Chief Strategy Advisor, Content Marketing Institute
Presenting: Re-Boot Your B2B Content Marketing Measurement In 20 Minutes

David Meerman Scott

David Meerman Scott @dmscott
Fandom Strategist, Fanocracy
Presenting: Keynote: YES, You Can Build Passionate Fans in B2B Businesses!

Juntae DeLane

Juntae DeLane @JuntaeDeLane
Founder & Chief Strategist, Digital Delane
Presenting: Future-Proof your Brand: How to Grow Your Brand In A Time of Crisis

Jon Miller

Jon Miller @jonmiller
Chief Product Officer, Demandbase
Presenting: I Predicted Marketing Automation and It Changed Everything – Here’s What’s Next

Jason Falls

Jason Falls @JasonFalls
Director of Digital & Social Strategy, Cornett
Presenting: Winfluence: Rethinking Influencer Marketing


Brian Fanzo @iSocialFanz
Virtual Keynote Speaker, iSocialFanz
Presenting: Re-Inventing Virtual Presentations So They Suck Less


Andy Crestodina @crestodina
Co-Founder & CMO, Orbit Media Studios
Presenting: Advanced Content Marketing And Optimization for B2B Marketers

Ardath Albee

Ardath Albee @ardath421
CEO, Marketing Interactions
Presenting: Dance with the Ones You Know: Use Retention Strategy to Grow

Joe Lazauskas

Joe Lazauskas @joelazauskas
Head of Marketing, Contently
Presenting: How to Create Truly Memorable Content According to Neuroscience


Melanie Deziel @mdeziel
Chief Content Officer, StoryFuel
Presenting: How to Generate Hundreds of Content Ideas Quickly & Easily

Ashley Zeckman

Ashley Zeckman @azeckman
Senior Director, Inprela Communications
Presenting: How to Create Meaningful Experiences That Inspire Action in an Unpredictable World

Nick Westergaard

Nick Westergaard @nickwestergaard
Chief Strategist, Brand Driven Digital
Presenting: Presidentially Speaking: B2B Communication Secrets from US History


Doug Kessler @dougkessler
Creative Director & Co-Founder, Velocity Partners
Presenting: B2B Content Ideas Worth Stealing

Ashley Faus

Ashley Faus @ashleyfaus
Content Strategy Lead, Software Teams, Atlassian
Presenting: Scaling Thought Leadership: Four Pillars to Fast-Track Your Strategy


Zontee Hou @ZonteeHou
President & Chief Strategist, Media Volery
Presenting: Future-Proof Your Social Media Strategy Through Smart Measurement

Ahava Leibtag

Ahava Leibtag @ahaval
President, Aha Media Group
Presenting: Be a Better Marketer By Being a Better Baker

Keith Reynold Jennings

Keith Reynold Jennings @keithjennings
Vice President, Community ImpactPresident, Jackson Healthcare
Presenting: Higher Ground: A Guide to Navigating Success & Significance in Your Career

Ty Heath

Tyrona Heath @tyrona
Director, Market Engagement, The B2B Institute, LinkedIn
Presenting: KEYNOTE with Ty Heath — Evolve your Strategy: 3 Mega Marketing Trends to Outperform Your Competition

BONUS: In addition to this fine list of B2B marketing über-smarties, here is a list of 10 of our most insightful articles about B2B content marketing from the past 12 months:

And here are the previous B2B marketing influencer lists we’ve published:

Thank you to influencer marketing platform Traackr for the use of their software to make this list possible, and to all of the top-notch influencers on the list.

Be sure to connect with the TopRank Marketing team virtually attending the #MPB2B conference including Lee, who will be presenting “New Research: How to be Successful With Influencer Marketing” on Thursday, November 5th at 12:55 p.m. Eastern, and look for live-blog coverage here on TopRank’s Online Marketing Blog.

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