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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Marty Muse, CEOVennli
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.
Tameka Vasquez, Associate Director of MarketingEigen Technologies
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
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
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.
Mike Kaput, DirectorMarketing Artificial Intelligence Institute
Charlie Oliver, CEOServed Fresh Media
Paul Roetzer, Founder and CEOMarketing Artificial Intelligence Institute
Douglas Rushkoff, Media Theorist, Author & HostTeam Media
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
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
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