Blue Focus Marketing and Tribal Impact are proud to announce the winners of the 2017 #OctoLeader Award!
What makes an #OctoLeader? Is it the way they leverage their personal brands to build professional communities of shared interest? Is it the way they amplify their brand’s platform through increased reach and engagement? Or, is it the example they set as marketing leaders by sharing helpful content and daring to challenge the status quo?
The answer: all of the above.
Thanks for your feedback, we’ve generated a diverse list of marketing leaders from across industries. From beloved branding gurus like Tom Peters @Tom_Peters to up-and-comers like Sonja Bellem @SonjaBellem_, you’re sure to learn something useful from the brilliant minds making up the 2017 #OctoLeader Award.
And now, without further ado, here are your top 100 presented in alphabetical order:
General Atlantic Professor of Marketing, Stanford GSB. Author of The Dragonfly Effect.
Personal branding expert. Motivational speaker. Bestselling author. Lover of all things urban. Twizzler addict. Eternal optimist.
Social Media Influencer | Inbound Marketing Enthusiast | Power Brand Builder | Founder of Bennington Brookstone
Social Selling lead @ SAP, tweeting about
#SAP, #SocialSelling & #salesenablement. Mom of 3! Views are my own.
Digital, Social, Content, Demand Generation and other marketing buzzwords
@IBM. US born, Israeli raised. On comeback tour after @DukeFuqua MBA.
Wonky explorer of the space between higher ed & the economy, sometime gardner, francophile, and lover of music, photography and beautiful chaos.
#SocialMedia Pro of 2016 | Lead Maker of Socialz for -winning @WeAreCisco (my views)| Traveler | Author | #TWD fan | Wife & cat mom | #UVA grad
Tech, sustainable & social Innovations | Daydreamer | People above all! | Head of
#Digital Marketing @SAPfrance / Views my own
World traveler. Photographer. Runner. Music addict. DJ. Social at
@HiltonWorldwide. @ProjectLivnWell co-founder. My thoughts are my own.
Chief Marketing Officer: Aetna, Inc. Building leading marketing/digital team in healthcare & driving experiences across the health journey Views are my own.
Connector, Curator, Cheese mover | aka Devon Bowers & Mama to
#BabyBowers | cupcake lover | #JNJ Workforce Engagement & Advocacy Leader | opinions, mine.
Pioneer & creator of
#CRM solutions, CEO – Nimble, Founder of GoldMine. Interests; #SocialSelling, Social Business, Customer Lifecycle, Acquisition & Retention.
Marketing personality, Entrepreneur, Author, and living in the moment. Michael has appeared on ABC World News, The TODAY Show, and Bloomberg Radio.
Global CEO of Interbrand. Brands have the power to change the world, so let’s make the world a better place for all of us.
All things customer advocacy & evidence at Microsoft. I typically tweet about marketing, storytelling, business & other ‘stuff’. Views are my own.
Director, Wharton’s Future of Advertising Program. Reinventing the scope, practice and value of advtsg. Passion: advtsg w/ positive biz AND social impact
Early-stage part-time CTO, software/web/mobile/data development, Founder Aggregage.
VP of Comms for Domo. Secret desire to be talk show host. Can channel Ethel Merman when singing. Blessed with amazing family. My opinions are my own.
VP, Corporate Social Media at Visa. Sneaker collector. Yorkie owner. Palm Springs fan. And while heart is in SF, Walnut Creek is now home. All opinions my own.
CEO and Founder, Digital Workplace Group. Author ‘The Digital Workplace’. Co-author of ‘The Digital Renaissance of Work’ (October 2014 Gower).
Marketing Director at
#SAP tweeting about #contentmarketing #digital #socialselling #employeeadvocacy #DigitalAfrica views are my own. Also tweeting as @MsK_NY
Author, speaker, professional agitator, labeled the Red Bull of management thinking
#Service #Innovation #Social #Media #Marketing #Selling #Cocreation 3rd-career marketing professor. Wall Street and dot-com veteran. #serviceinnovation
leadership author, speaker and executive coach
Editor in Chief at Brand Quarterly. Founder of the Branding and Design Agency, Vesey Creative. Regularly traveling 🙂
Wow, that’s quite a list! Thanks again to Sarah Goodall (@SarahGoodall) over at Tribal Impact for working with us on this fun little project. And once again, congratulations to all the wonderful winners of this year’s #OctoLeader award!
Curious to learn more about what makes #OctoLeaders so special? Be sure to read our recent blog posts on the subject—and don’t forget to check out the video below!