One of the best ways to up your own marketing/entrepreneurship game is by following leaders in the industry. Social Media Club has done the hard work and put together a comprehensive list of marketing influencers to follow in 2017, and I make the list along with some other great influencers. You can find me at @JohnRampton, and I’m listed as an investor, social media influencer and serial entrepreneur. Plus, being on the list of Top 50 Online Influencers in the World by Entrepreneur as well as one of the Top 10 Most Influential PPC Experts in the World by Forbes helped to boost me up the rankings.

I co-founded, an invoicing company that’s served over 75,000 businesses. You need some major marketing chops to make that happen, as well as a fantastic team. I still make time to write for numerous publications as well as keep up with my social accounts. The best influencers are quick to share tips and advice with their followers.

Also on the list is Jordan Kasteler, an entrepreneur, author speaker and digital marketing consultant. Writers are critical influencers to follow for obvious reasons—they’re skilled communicators that make reading their posts fun.

Take a look at the complete list here: