Top 50 Rich Media Social Influencers to Follow on Twitter

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Social media isn’t just Facebook and Twitter, however those two networks dominate the social PR conversation. Did you know that 20 percent of adults use Pinterest — which is more than Twitter? That’s just too big to ignore.

Rich media social networks such as Pinterest, YouTube, Instagram and Vine appeal to both niche and broad audiences.  Whether they’re big traffic drivers or visually stimulating, they’re shaping the future of social media.

So what’s a PR pro that wants to discover the big, bold world of rich media social networks to do?

You could scour the Internet or you could let Cision do the work for you. (You can also watch the Pinterest 2015: Pin Down a Winning PR Strategy webinar!)

We’ve searched high and low for the top 50 media rich social influencers on Twitter by leveraging CisionPoint‘s Influencer Search and by receiving a high score in relevancy (the volume of on-topic tweets related to rich media), timeliness (recent tweets related to the topic), engagement (retweets, replies and mentions), and cone of influence (connection to other influencers in the space), to find the experts on rich media social networks that you NEED to follow.

Here’s our top 50, listed alphabetically.

Did we miss any? Add who you think should have made the list in our comments section.

Want to see who made our other top lists? Check out the top 50 content marketers and top 50 social media influencers on Twitter!



  • http://www.converstations.com/ MikeSansone

    Great group of people who share generously. Thanks for putting together this wonderful list and the examples of sharing.

    • Adrienne Sheares

      You’re very welcome. Enjoy.

  • http://basicblogtips.com/ Ileane

    Thanks for the list Adrienne. I’m honored to be included!

    • Adrienne Sheares

      Of course Ileane! You’ve inspired me to step up my Pinterest game : )

      • http://spinsucks.com Gini Dietrich

        Pinterest rocks!

        • Adrienne Sheares

          It does. I want to carve out more time to play with it!

  • http://GrowMap.com Gail Gardner

    Congratulations to everyone I know (too many to mention – but you know who you are). Everyone should make sure their Twitter cards are working so you can become a “rich” social media influencer, too. Images and videos are so important on sites like Pinterest and Facebook, but also on LinkedIn and Twitter.

    • Adrienne Sheares

      Absolutely! Don’t let the pinners have all the visual fun.

    • Adrienne Sheares

      Absolutely! Don’t let the pinners have all the visual fun.

  • http://www.wadeharman.com/ Wade Harman

    Appreciate the inclusion guys!

    • Adrienne Sheares

      You’re welcome! Keep up the great tweets.

    • Adrienne Sheares

      You’re welcome! Keep up the great tweets.

  • Heidi RichardsMooney

    Overwhelmed and extremely honored to be on this list. Thank you so much Adrienne for including me! WOW! Happy to see many friends and some great new people to follow!

    • Adrienne Sheares

      Thank you Heidi for spreading the word about the list! Above and beyond. Congrats and you very much deserve the mention.

    • Adrienne Sheares

      Thank you Heidi for spreading the word about the list! Above and beyond. Congrats and you very much deserve the mention.

  • LisaBuyer

    Adrienne! What an amazing feeling to be on this list, but hey…teamwork makes the dreamwork! Everyone on this list has been an inspiration to me and I learn something new everyday from all of them… and you too!

    • Adrienne Sheares

      Wonderful to hear Lisa! I learned so much just from researching everyone on the list. I hope all is well since I last saw you at SMX West a year ago!

    • Adrienne Sheares

      Wonderful to hear Lisa! I learned so much just from researching everyone on the list. I hope all is well since I last saw you at SMX West a year ago!

  • http://spinsucks.com Gini Dietrich

    Love that you did the list alphabetically. I know you got some flack with another list that seemed to show favor. People make me laugh. You can’t please ’em all! And thank you for including me! Now I have to see what Ileane is doing on Pinterest. P.S. If you ever want to do a Top Chef competition, I’m game!

    • Adrienne Sheares

      You’re very welcome! Glad everyone on the list and off can connect with each other. When I was creating this list, I had to follow Ileane immediately so I could step up my game! Congrats again.

    • Adrienne Sheares

      You’re very welcome! Glad everyone on the list and off can connect with each other. When I was creating this list, I had to follow Ileane immediately so I could step up my game! Congrats again.

  • http://stephanhov.com/ Stephan Hovnanian

    Lots of familiar faces and some new ones. Ever thought of making an actual Twitter list so your readers could follow all these fine folks at once?

    • Adrienne Sheares

      Yes, that’s a great idea! Thanks for the feedback.

  • http://notagrouch.com/ Oscar Gonzalez

    Congratulations Marcie!

  • http://www.candyboxmarketing.com/ Mahfuz Chowdhury

    Love the list! I think Darrell Keezer (@DarrellKeezer) would also be a great addition to this list. He is the author of ’37 Ways Your Website Died’ and is also doing a National Social Media Tour.

    Thanks for helping us connect with new people :-)

  • http://whiteglovesocialmedia.com/ Anna Bennett

    Thank you so much Adrienne for including me in your list. All the best to you this year! xx

  • lisarodriguez

    Thanks so very much for including me here with all of these amazing entrepreneurs.

  • http://www.logikalcode.com Logikal Code

    What a great list! Should really help with our Twitter strategies moving forward. Thank you for this post, Adrienne!

  • Jeneba Jalloh Ghatt

    Was too busy spreading the word. I’m late to relay my thanks for the inclusion!! Going to check out all this great company I’m in. Congrats to you all.

  • http://www.flockmarketing.com Kevin Skarritt

    “Mari Smith” seems to be a pretty major omission from the top 20.

  • http://www.edtroxellcreative.com/ Ed Troxell

    Wow! Great article! I was not sure how long it would take to get through it all but I did! Thanks for providing the links along with the short descriptions it helps! There are a few here that I will continue to follow. Again, thank you! #etc

  • http://socialvignerons.com/ Julien Miquel

    Great list indeed. It took me about an hour and a half to get through and select the influencers relevant to me. Surprising (or not!!?) to see that many of the top influencers work in Social Media/Marketing/PR. I published a list specific to the wine industry, with the Top 20 Wine Influencers, if that’s of any interest http://socialvignerons.com/2015/03/03/top-20-wine-influencers-who-to-follow-on-social-media/ Cheers

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