As more and more people have turned to social media to share their views and insights, there is a deluge of data out there, which makes it difficult to those who offer real and valuable insights.
You may be reading a lot of articles and blogs on CRM, but how many of those interest and engage you while offering something new? And – more importantly – how many of those convince you to follow their author?
Below is a list of 20 CRM experts on Twitter who we believe are the top thought leaders on CRM. Some of them are veterans while others are simply enthusiasts who love sharing their views and insights through Twitter and other social media channels.
The factors considered for compiling this list include the Twitter activity of these influencers (including retweets and replies), the number of followers, and the page rank of their Twitter profile.
Read on to see who made it onto our list.
Paul Greenberg is frequently referred to as the ‘Godfather of CRM’ and the father of social CRM, a passion which is reflected in his tweets.
As a managing principal of customer service strategy advisory firm The 56 Group, Greenberg is also the author of best-selling book ‘CRM at the Speed of Light,’ and a blogger at PGreenblog and ZDNet’s Social CRM: The Conversation.
As founder of the world’s largest customer-centric business community CustomerThink, Bob Thompson is well known for being the global evangelist for customer-centric business. In addition to being editor-in-chief of CustomerThink.com, he is also a popular international keynote speaker and blogger.
Bob has also authored ‘Hooked On Customers: The Five Habits of Legendary Customer-Centric Companies‘. He regularly tweets on topics and news related to CRM, CEM, and social business.
As founder of Lentz Computer Services, Larry Lentz is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Dynamics CRM, a Microsoft certified trainer (MCT), and Microsoft Small Business Server specialist.
He is also an avid blogger at Larry’s Taco Talk and routinely tweets about CRM and related topics. Since he is a wine lover, he also tweets a great deal about the different wines he has tasted.
Mike Boysen has been a CRM strategist, designer, and developer for more than 20 years. Currently working at EY (formerly Ernst & Young) in the Digital Customer department, Mike is passionate about customer-centric innovation.
He is also founder and editor of the blog Effective CRM using Jobs-to-be-Done which focuses on CRM, customer-centricity, customer experience, among other topics.
Martin ten Voorde
As partner sales executive CRM at Microsoft, Martin ten Voorde is enthusiastic about CRM, digital transformation, customer service, Microsoft Dynamics 365, and sales and marketing.
He promotes the increased use of social media like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to inform, educate, and inspire customers and clients. Martin is also an ardent sports lover.
A seasoned customer experience technology and CRM pioneer, Barry Dalton is currently Group Head – Digital Medical and Advanced Analytics at GSK. He has spent 25 years consulting for Fortune 500 and mid-market companies on the implementation of CX strategies, operating models, and cutting-edge technology.
As a CRM consultant at Digital Illustrated Finland, Jukka Niiranen has more than 10 years of experience in the fields of direct marketing, customer data management, and other CRM processes.
He consistently shares the latest Microsoft Dynamics CRM news, tips, and insights on his Twitter account and blog Surviving CRM.
As managing director at Solvis Consulting, Jesús Hoyos has over 22 years of experience as a leader in the execution of CRM initiatives.
Jesús is a blogger, Twitterer, conference speaker, independent analyst, co-founder of the Social Media Club Mexico City, and a member of the jury for CRMIdol, a CRM contest for SMBs . He focuses on advancing CRM strategies, social CRM, and customer initiatives.
The oldest independent CRM analyst alive (in his own words), Richard Bohn is famous for his candid reviews of CRM solutions and his perspectives on the challenges in the path of CRM success.
He has authored several books related to CRM and his website, SellMoreNow.com, and his tweets offer tips and tricks related to the implementation and use of CRM solutions.
Mitch Milam, a Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP (a title he has been awarded nine times), is a veteran with over 27 years of experience in the computer industry.
He is a conference speaker, author, educator, and developer, and his well-read blog RockMyCRM.com discusses everything from CRM customization to administration to productivity.
As director content marketing at CallidusCloud, Chris Bucholtz is a blogger and CRM journalist who has been expounding on technology and customers for over 19 years. In his role as editor-in-chief of CRM Outsiders, Chris demonstrates himself as an independent and opinionated CRM advisor.
He regularly tweets about the challenges and opportunities of CRM and social CRM strategies, processes and solutions. Chris is also an avid scale modeler and aviation historian, who also writes about the aviation industry.
As co-founder and CMO of SugarCRM, Clint Oram has over 15 years of experience in enterprise software industry and over 10 years in designing and building CRM solutions. In addition, he is a call center expert, a conference speaker, loves traveling, and is the co-author of a CRM software patent.
His tweets focus on CRM, future of CRM solutions, big data, self-service, and a lot more.
Andrew Bibby is a Microsoft Certified Dynamics CRM specialist, delivering Dynamics 365 projects since 2007. He is also a member of the organizing committee for CRMUG UK, the Dynamics CRM/365 user group.
Andrew is also an avid blogger at andrewbibby.co.uk and his tweets generally focus on CRM, customer service, and financial services.
As a customer experience management and CRM expert, Peter Lavers tweets about customer-centered strategy, developing real customer insight, orchestration, and implementation of customer-driven change, and a lot more.
Having worked with Rolls-Royce and Bentley for 17 years, Lavers is also passionate about cars.
Pierre Hulsebus, a Microsoft employee, is a self-pronounced old school geek and Certified Microsoft CRM Professional who has been providing CRM consulting for over 15 years.
In addition, he is an author, speaker, blogger at CRMGuru, and regularly tweets about CRM, integration, and field service.
As president of Workopia and a Microsoft CRM MVP, Frank Lee is a CRM enthusiast. His tweets are focused on Microsoft CRM Online, business process management, cloud and mobile computing, commercial banking CRM, and luxury brands CRM.
Frank is also an avid blogger and he publishes articles, tips, best practices, events, and news about Microsoft CRM Online on his blog.
Adam Vero, technical director and owner at Meteor IT, is a CRM Consultant, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP, and a self-proclaimed CRM Master.
He also writes bespoke course materials, delivers classroom training, especially for Dynamics CRM, as well as helps organize the CRM User Group (CRMUG) meetings in the UK. His blog CRM Guru sheds light on CRM solutions, their features, and the best practices of using the tools.
As founder and CEO of WORK[etc], Daniel Barnett regularly tweets about CRM, billing, sales, support, project management, and a lot more.
He also actively writes articles at WORK[etc] blog, his latest being on topics like mobile CRM, the effectiveness of email communication, and customer experience.
Maxim Puzyrev is passionate about marketing, advertising, and PR, and with a keen interest in innovation and unconventional tasks.
He is regular on Twitter and his tweets generally focus on about CRM, digital marketing, content marketing, sales, and also new technologies like Blockchain.
Thomas Wieberneit is a long-standing CRM practitioner with over 20 years of leadership experience in software industry, IT consulting, armed forces.
He is popular on Twitter for his tweets on CRM, customer engagement, customer experience, digital transformation, eCommerce, and sales and marketing.
Which CRM experts do you follow on Twitter?
If you have come across someone more passionate about CRM software which you think should get a place in this list, leave a comment below or tweet me @DeekshaMalik5.
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