A Bunch Of Young UK Social Media People You’ve Probably Not Heard Of, But Probably Should Have Done

So I was reading, for the millionth time, a best social media pros list, and it struck me that all of these types of lists always feature the same names. There’s nothing wrong with that, the likes of Drew Benvie, Chris Garrett and Neville Hobson have worked long and hard to get to build up their experience and are rightly considered among the best in the business.

But what struck me was the shortage in youngsters on these lists. Raw talent and an understanding of the space is just as important as experience, and in social media, can make up for not having been a pro for many years.

So, in a controversial move (who’da thought it), here’s a group of people who I think are making waves, without having been in the industry for that long. What’s my criteria? I know they are doing a great job, they understand the space and they are full of a fire that only youthful exuberance can bring!

Anna Carlson
Blog: Anna Carlson
Twitter: @Carlsonator

Dan Lazarides
Blog: digitisedculture.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/DJLazarides

Ben Ayres
Blog: Ben Ayers
Twitter: @benayers

Jed Hallam
Blog: rock-star-pr.com
Twitter: @jedhallam

Ben Cotton
Blog: ben cotton.com
Twitter: @BenCotton

Gerel Orgil
Blog: smelevation
Twitter: @Gerel

Jim Wolff
Blog: jimwolffman.com/
Twitter: @jimwolffman

Jordan Stone
Blog: digitalprescriptions.co.uk/
Twitter: @jordanstone

Mike Phillips
Blog: eatsleepsocial.com
Twitter: @imjustmike

Laura Scott
Blog: popjunkietv.com/
Twitter: @Laura_Scott

Michael Litman
Blog: litmanlive.co.uk
Twitter: @litmanlive

Rachel Steed
Blog: quotesfromthestreet.com
Twitter: @Monsty

James Poulter
Blog: jamespoulter
Twitter: @jamespoulter

Adam Lewis
Blog: Flawless Buzz
Twitter: @FlawlessBuzz

So….who have I missed?

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16 thoughts on “A Bunch Of Young UK Social Media People You’ve Probably Not Heard Of, But Probably Should Have Done

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  3. Cheers Matt. That’s exactly how I felt when I started blogging (sound like grandad now, oh how time flies). The likes of Steve Rubel, Scoble, Neville and so on… there needed to be more yoof. Shame I’m an old git now :)

  4. Cheers Matt – i’ve only just seen this now!
    (note to self: pay closer attention to CMS)
    humbled blogette :)
    keep your ears open for us – always on the hunt for good quotes!
    xx
    r

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