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Monday, February 05, 2007

Top 10 Marketing Gurus

If you've know me more than 5 minutes you know that I talk a lot about the greats in marketing.

People such as Jay Abraham, Dan Kennedy, Gary Halbert, Joe Vitale and many others.

Why do I do that?

Remember Sir Issac Newton said "If I have seen further than you, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants."

That's exactly why any marketer or content provider should continually educate themselves. Just so they can build on the tested psychological and business principals discovered by the greats.

Jay Abraham credits Claude Hopkins and Napoleon Hill from a previous generation with books that helped him get to where he is now. Books that he's read a lot more than once.

Marketers of today have lots of people they can learn from. A new site called Guru Knowledge has a list of the top 10 most influential Internet marketing gurus. I stress this is the authors personal opinion and my own top 10 list would contain some of them and not others.

Update: I misread Dale's original post and thought me meant greatest all round marketers . He actually mean on the Internet. So my apologies to Dale. I've changed the wording in the previous paragraph to reflect that.

Even so I would still like to have the top 10 Marketing gurus of all time listed.

I would include Gary Halbert, Claude Hopkins and David Ogilvy in my own top 10.

There are other UK based marketing gurus but I'm not sure they're as well known worldwide.

What about you? Do you have a favourite all-round marketing guru? 



Anonymous said...

Hello Jim:

I need to correct you on something.

My list consists of "The 10 Most Influential Internet Marketers."

It's important to make that distinction - Influential Internet marketers.

When you make that distinction, it eliminates people like Gary Halbert and other great marketers you mentioned because the Internet was not even in existence thirty or forty years ago.

Dale King

Jim Symcox said...

Hi Dale

Of course you're absolutely right. I'm so used to lumping great marketers together, regardless of whether they're influential on the Internet or not.

Thanks for pointing it out


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