17 global communication gurus to follow in 2017

Joshua Benton – Joshua is director of the Nieman Journalism Lab. The Lab is an attempt to help journalism figure out its future in an Internet age.

Jim Weiss – Jim is the Founder and CEO of the W20 Group. Jim has nearly 30 years of experience in strategic media and marketing communications focused primarily in the healthcare and technology sectors.

Katie Delahaye Paine – Katie is the publisher of KD Paine′s Measurement Blog and The Measurement Standard, the first blog and newsletter for marketing professionals dedicated entirely to measurement and accountability.

Jon Iwata – Jon has spent 33 years with IBM and is the Vice President for global marketing and communications.

Leslie Gaines Ross – Leslie is the Chief Reputation Strategist at Weber Shandwick and is a veteran public relations professional.

Zaheer Noorudin – Zaheer is head of digital transformation at Shiseido Group where he is building a cross-functional division within the company that addresses all aspects of Digitalisation.

Bob Pickard – He is the Signal Leadership Communication. He has over 25 years of experience, spent in equal measure in North America and Asia Pacific

Rick Murray – Rick is chief digital strategist and managing partner at National PR. He is a marketer who moved to public relations and an early adopter of digital.

Stephanie Agresta – Stephanie is building Virago, a strategic advisory for women entrepreneurs. Which develops solutions to accelerate growth for female-founded technology startups.

Mike Cearley – Mike is Fleishman’s chief of social and innovation. He explores the Out-of-Home (OOH), Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) and Interactive Out-of-Home (IOOH) space.

Pete Blackshaw – Pete is the global head of digital and social media at Nestle. He is also the co-founder of WOMMA

Jeff Jarvis – Jeff is the Director at Tow-Knight Centre for Entrepreneurial Journalism at City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. He blogs at Buzz Machine.

Peter Kim – Peter is the Vice President of Digital Consumer Engagement at Lego. He has a fascinating personal website.

Steve Rubel – Steve is the global chief content strategist at Edelman and one of the first PR professionals to have a verified handle.

Valeria Maltoni – Valeria is the Conversation Agent who also is a global marketing executive, motivational speaker and digital strategist.

Beth Comstock – Beth is Vice Chair at GE and is arguably the highest ranking corporate official who started in Public Relations.

Avinash Kaushik – Avinash is the co-founder of Market Motive and currently the digital marketing evangelist at Google.

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Amith Prabhu
Amith Prabhu is the Founder of the PRomise Foundation which organises PRAXIS, India’s annual summit of reputation management professionals.

He is also the Founding Dean of the School of Communications & Reputation (SCoRe).

He can be reached at @amithpr on twitter.

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