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Here’s the list of those nominated as a “voice of innovation” in social media. My favorite answer of all was a curmudgeonly tweet from Charlie O’Donnell, who asked a very good question:
“Who do… BW readers NEED to know about?” Isn’t the point of SocMedia was that we didn’t all need to have the same answer?
True, true. Maybe the point isn’t that you need to know about a certain social media savant, but that I must profile one. So, please take a look at this list, and if you have time, tell me why one or another of these people should be featured in BW. Thanks. (click for list)
Mark CramerLee OddenPeter Shankman (aka Skydiver)Jeff PulverLinus TorvaldsWard CunninghamTim O'ReillyIan Schafer, CEO of Deep FocusRichard EdelmanDave WinerChico the DogSimon BerryJay RosenDavid ChamberlainHoney Bee networkA top-10 listLawrence LessigTristan Harris, AptureSteve RubelRobin GoodMarshall KirkpatrickRichard MacManusRachel SterneGary VaynerchukLiz StraussCraig StoltzShel HoltzAndy CarvinShel IsraelLaura Fitton Jeremiah OwyangFred WilsonGuy KawasakiJason GoldbergChris BroganDavid WeinbergerKevin RoseRobert ScobleChris HughesB. L. OchmanBeth KanterBiz StoneMohammad YunusShannon PaulTim JacksonAmber NaslundJason FallsBeth HarteDavid ArmanoMack CollierBrian SolisRashmi SinhaBob PearsonFrank EliasonSeth GodinEv WilliamsKathy Sierra Hugh MacLeod Chris Bruzzo (MyStarbucksIdea)
some later additions:
Kevin DuganCharlene LiAmber NaslundLouis GrayNoah BrierRoss BordenLindsay LebrescoLionel Menchaca (Dell)Bert DuMars (Newell Rubbermaid)Christine Morrison (Intuit)Natalie Johnson (GM)Christopher Barger (GM)Michael Brito (Intel)Tara HuntLisa StoneElisa CamahortJory Des JardinsSusan MernitEmily McKahnn and Cooper MunroeTony Hsieh (Zappos)
I have a lengthy list from Helen featuring nominees who handle social media at big companies. I looked up quite a few (above) but didn't include ones I could find only as names on press releases. If there are corporate social media leaders who are doing innovative things, please send along with a brief explanation of what they're doing and a link to their blog or profile. thanks.