While most marketers are just beginning to understand artificial intelligence and its impact, there are some who are already way ahead of the curve. Here’s a list of people who are helping to define the AI marketing space and make it more accessible to the average marketer. It’s divided into three categories, those involved in AI-powered companies, evangelists and agencies.
We’ve also created an AI Marketing Who’s Who Twitter List to make it easier to follow all these amazing people.
AI Marketing Platforms, Tools and Technology
In this category you’ll find a number of founders and executives at companies that employ AI to help solve a diverse set of real-world marketing problems.
Jeff Coyle, Co-Founder & Chief Product OfficerMarketMuse
Jeff Coyle is a data-driven, search engine marketing executive with more than 18 years of experience in the search industry managing products and website networks. See complete profile.
Nikos Acuña, Chief VisionarySizmek
Nikos Acuña is an award-winning author, producer, speaker, investor and futurist. See complete profile.
Cal Al-Dhubaib, Chief Data ScientistPandata
Cal Al-Dhubaib is a data science thought leader in Northeast Ohio. He has led data science teams to help organizations jump start their data science initiatives and begin using AI solutions to impact the bottom line. See complete profile.
Diego Páramo Atalaya, Executive Vice PresidentEPICA
Diego Páramo is the Co-Founder and Executive Vice resident of EPICA, an artificial intelligence startup that focuses on prediction as a service. See complete profile.
Nick Edouard, President and Chief Product OfficerPathFactory
Nick Edouard is Co-founder, President and Chief Product Officer of PathFactory (formerly LookBookHQ) and has founded or led several high-growth technology firms in North America and the UK. See complete profile.
Duane Forrester, VP of Industry InsightsYext
Duane Forrester has over 20 years of direct search and digital marketing experience, including content development, planning ad campaigns, managing ad buys, running e-mail and social media programs and more. See complete profile.
Mark Kirschner, CMOAlbert™
Mark Kirschner brings proven marketing leadership and innovation with extensive experience as a top executive at notable marketing technology industry leaders. See complete profile.
James Kotecki, Director of Marketing and CommunicationsInfinia ML
James Kotecki is Director of Marketing and Communications at Infinia ML, a machine learning company serving many industries. See complete profile.
Peter Loibl, President & Chief Strategy OfficerCONCURED
Peter Loibl is the President and CSO at CONCURED, and recognized as an Onalytica Top Content Marketing Influencer. See complete profile.
Dan Mallin, Founder and CEOEquals3
Dan Mallin is a force in technology-based entrepreneurship, creating transformative tools that serve the needs of Fortune 1000’s and the agencies that serve them. See complete profile.
Parry Malm, CEOPhrasee
Parry Malm is CEO of Phrasee, the artificial intelligence software that writes better subject lines than humans and is considered a leading expert on applying AI to email marketing. See complete profile.
Loren McDonald, Program Director, Marketing ResearchIBM Watson Marketing
Loren’s role at IBM is to produce research-based thought leadership content and educate marketers and agency executives on digital marketing best practices and emerging trends including the application and impact of AI and machine learning. See complete profile.
Allie K. Miller, Lead Product ManagerIBM Watson
Allie Miller has worked in three of the most critical areas of AI—conversational, computer vision and data. She works with Fortune 500 clients, developers and designers to produce IBM’s computer vision technology and multi-modal AI data strategy. See complete profile.
Ellie Mirman, CMOCrayon
Ellie Mirman is a hands-on marketing leader with a track record of launching successful marketing programs. Her experience ranges from lead generation and marketing automation to product marketing and customer development. See complete profile.
Marty Muse, CEOVennli
Marty Muse has over 15 years of experience in executive leadership, strategic planning and digital marketing operations guiding US-based multinational organizations. He drives strong sales/marketing alignment with initiatives that improve lead quality and customer acquisition. See complete profile.
Carl Schmidt, CTO and Co-FounderUnbounce
Carl Schmidt has been building software professionally since age 17 and has a keen interest in high-volume, user-facing web applications and large-scale business systems. See complete profile.
Alain Stephan, SVP Analytics ServicesDialogTech
Alain Stephan is passionate about the customer experience, using data to better understand the patterns in human behavior and the motivations behind our decisions. He is an advocate for pushing the limits of how we collect, assess, engage with and take action on new and existing data. See complete profile.
R. J. Talyor, Founder and CEOPattern89
R. J. Talyor is CEO and Founder of Pattern89, an AI platform for digital ads and is recognized as one of IBJ’s 40 Under 40. See complete profile.
Tameka Vasquez, Associate Director of MarketingEigen Technologies
Tameka Vasquez is a New York-based marketing and business development strategist with 8+ years experience working for global technology companies, from startups to publicly traded firms, across a wide variety of industries. See complete profile.
Christopher P. Willis, Chief Marketing OfficerAcrolinx
Christopher P. Willis brings more than 20 years of experience growing companies in the technology sector. He has held leadership roles in marketing, creative, technical and business development at companies including Perfecto, Pyxis Mobile, KPMG-CT, ModelGolf and Cambridge Technology Group. See complete profile.
Hamlet Batista, FounderRankSense
Hamlet is the creator of the patented software RankSense®, an SEO product focused on simplifying SEO for small businesses. His mission, along with that of his company, is to accelerate SEO results to 6 weeks using artificial intelligence and automation. See complete profile.
In this section you’ll find authors, reports, speakers and anyone else who promotes the use of artificial intelligence for marketing. While their backgrounds are varied, what they have in common is their passion for the potential that AI offers.
Pam Didner, B2B and Tech Consultant and AuthorGlobal Content Marketing and Effective Sales Enablement
Pam Didner advises companies including Intel, 3m, Sunstar, Insitu and Cisco. Prior to this, she was Global Integrated Marketing Strategist at Intel, leading their product launches and worldwide marketing campaigns. See complete profile.
Karen Hao, AI ReporterMIT Technology Review
Karen Hao is the artificial intelligence reporter at MIT Technology Review where she helps to demystify AI through her semi-weekly newsletter The Algorithm. Karen is formerly a data scientist and reporter for Quartz where she constructed machine learning models, built chatbots and covered the future of cities. See complete profile.
Mitch Joel, PresidentSix Pixels Group
Called “one of North America’s leading visionaries” and the “Rock Star of Digital Marketing,” Mitch Joel is who brands like Google, Starbucks, Shopify and GE turn to for help leveraging technology to better connect with their consumers. See complete profile.
Mike Kaput, DirectorMarketing Artificial Intelligence Institute
Mike Kaput is the Director of the Marketing AI Institute (MAII). This content hub connects marketers with actionable information on how to embrace artificial intelligence as it transforms their campaigns and careers. See complete profile.
Charlie Oliver, CEOServed Fresh Media
Charlie’s years of experience in the trenches of old media include advertising at such media goliaths as BBDO Worldwide and Condé Nast, to producing sitcoms and dramas at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, and Dreamworks. See complete profile.
Paul Roetzer, Founder and CEOMarketing Artificial Intelligence Institute
Paul Roetzer is devoted to educating modern marketers on the present and future potential of artificial intelligence, and connecting them with AI-powered technologies that can drive marketing performance and transform their careers. See complete profile.
Douglas Rushkoff, Media Theorist, Author & HostTeam Media
Named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT, Dr. Rushkoff is a media and cultural theorist, author of twenty books on technology and society including Media Virus, Cyberia, Present Shock, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus, and Program or Be Programmed. See complete profile.
Jim Sterne, Co-Founder and Director EmeritusDigital Analytics Association
Jim Sterne is an internationally known speaker and consultant to Fortune 500 companies and Internet entrepreneurs. He has spent over twenty years in sales and marketing and most of that on measuring the value of digital medium for creating and strengthening customer relationships. See complete profile.
This category is reserved for companies that help other organizations looking to gain a competitive advantage through artificial intelligence or agencies using AI-powered platforms on behalf of their clients.
Doug Davidoff, Founder and CEOImagine Business Development
Doug Davidoff is the leading advisor for companies seeking to align and leverage sales strategies, technologies, tactics and processes throughout the full funnel. His unique approach integrates real-world research with systems design to generate methods that drive results. See complete profile.
Tim Hayden, President & Co-Managing PartnerBrand+Trust Partners
With more than 20 years of marketing and business leadership experience, Tim Hayden is a catalyst for transformational progress within some of the world’s largest brands. Part social anthropologist, part strategic business executive, Tim studies human behavior and how media and mobility are reshaping all of business. See complete profile.
Drew McLellan, FounderAgency Management Institute
Drew McLellan is a 25-year marketing veteran who helps clients create authentic love affairs with their customers. He also helps other agency owners learn how to take their business to the next level. Drew has appeared in the New York Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Business Week and Fortune’s Small Business. See complete profile.
Greg Kihlström, SVP ExperienceYes&
Greg Kilström is an award-winning digital strategist, creative director, author, and speaker. He has worked with brands such as AARP, AOL, Booz Allen Hamilton, Choice Hotels, GEICO, Howard University, Marriott, MTV, The Nature Conservancy, Porsche, Toyota, and the United Nations. See complete profile.
Geoff Livingston, OwnerLivingston Campaigns
A digital marketing pioneer, Mr. Livingston helps brands and nonprofits launch products, enact corporate initiatives, and implement new marketing technologies. His insights on AI have been cited by Pew Internet, and have been published by Towards Data Science and Data Driven Investor. See complete profile.
Jessica J. Miller, VP of ServicesPR 20/20
Jessica Miller has over 10 years experience in marketing and communications, having consulted for hundreds of organizations, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Jessica is also a curriculum designer and instructor for the Marketing Agency Academy, powered by Marketing Agency Insider. See complete profile.
Keith Moehring, VP of Strategic GrowthPR 20/20
Keith Moehring has 13 years of experience in the digital marketing space, specializing in technology and analytics. At PR 20/20, Keith is responsible for overseeing the technologies used to support and grow client accounts, as well as finding new ways to use platforms and partnerships to improve and expand the agency’s service offering. See complete profile.
Christopher S. Penn, Co-Founder and Chief InnovatorTrust Insights
Christopher S. Penn is an authority on analytics, digital marketing, marketing technology, and artificial intelligence. He is a recognized thought leader, best-selling author, and keynote speaker on AI/machine learning in marketing. See complete profile.
Katie Robbert, Co-Founder Trust Insights
Katie Robbert is an authority on compliance, governance, change management, agile methodologies and dealing with high-stakes, “no mistakes” data. Katie’s expertise includes strategic planning, marketing operations management, organizational behavior and market research and analysis. See complete profile.
Written by Stephen Jeske