As part of my research for Chief Marketing Officers at Work I tracked down thousands of CMOs online, mostly through LinkedIn and Twitter. One of the outputs of my Twitter research was this Twitter list of over 2,500 CMOs. Today, I took this Twitter list and refined it to produce this shorter one of the top 100 most-followed CMOs on Twitter. In order to make the list it was necessary that:

  • The individual be a current CMO, VP Marketing, or other top marketer at his or her employer. Or…
  • The title “CMO” be a prominent part of this individual’s persona or brand, whether or not they currently hold that title.
  • The individual have tweeted within the past 90 days.

Interesting tidbits and disclaimers:

  • The #1 most followed CMO is someone you’ve likely never heard of, unless you’re involved in the gaming world. [Update: His account has now been suspended by Twitter, but rather than update this list we’ll wait for the 2017 list which will be refined a bit more than this one.]
  • Many high profile CMOs didn’t make it onto this list. You’ll be surprised at some of those who did make the list.
  • A few individuals got booted from the list because I couldn’t figure out what their real name was, or if they were a real person.
  • Having the most followers doesn’t mean these are the best, most famous, or most interesting CMOs. It’s one criteria among many. Still, making it onto this list makes them worthy of taking a look.
  • I included an extra 10 CMOs at the very end, just in case you’re wondering who almost made the list.
  • Follower stats as of 14 January, 2016.
Name Twitter Profile Bio Followers
1 Jordan Daley JordanJDaley Owner of @TheNorthAgency | CMO of @OfficialXGN, @MWeSports and, @IGLeSports | Sponsored by: @NETGEAR & @PolkAudio | Partnered with: @Microsoft | #Seltering 305,974
2 Mona Scott-Young MonaScottYoung Mother|Wife|Proud Haitian American|CEO/Monami Entertainment|CMO/Myx Fusions Beverage|RSQ Foundation|GrassRoots Communty Foundation|The Haitian RoundTable 235,930
3 Philip Schiller pschiller Apple, Sports, Cars, Science, Scuba, Drums, Photography. 186,466
4 Andrés Silva andressilvaa Proud Father. Speaker. Marketing Professor. CEO & CMO at t.co/7pLx61HFwK Co-Founder @TwSocial. Founder t.co/vevbvNHSWp 142,097
5 Ken Herron KenHerron #CMO | Cool Hunter | I increase companies’ revenue and market share by using new technologies to develop stronger connections between brands and their customers 129,761
6 Rodney Mason rodmoose GVP Marketing, Tweets are mine & not Blackhawk Engagement’s. Speaker @ SXSW & others t.co/vQwT7QUeyy t.co/7qJV8ugxo1 118,205
7 Steve Farnsworth Steveology A Forbes Top 50 Social Media Influencer, Demand Generation Content Marketing for B2B High Tech CMO at The @Steveology Group t.co/JwBgPTcP3H 118,200
8 Siefe Awade Siefe I play video games for a living. Life is GOOD.| CMO of UMG @UMGEvents | #eSports is my gig |Opinions are my own 115,889
9 Christopher Penn cspenn VP Marketing Technology @shiftcomm, ninja, Marketing Over Coffee cohost, keynote speaker, Buddhist. More: t.co/A8btUucT8m Book: t.co/nkIj46YhZ4 87,773
10 Alan See AlanSee Chief Marketing Officer ~ t.co/YlBxACReXy ~ AMA Content Marketer of the Year and a Forbes Top 50 Most Influential CMO on Social Media 84,474
11 Matt Sweetwood MSweetwood Contributor @Entrepreneur @HuffPo @GoodMenProject • Speaker • Author #ManUp • Consultant • Photography Expert • Pres @JHP1941 • exPres #CMO @UniquePhoto 77,880
12 Michael Willson buddhabutter media neutral marketing veteran, creative director, CMO, dog lover, musician + dad 75,616
13 David Solana dsolana Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of OPINATOR #3 Most Connected on LinkedIn in the World #1 in Spain 68,946
14 Carlos de Ory mrstartups Founder and Organizer @startupsmansion and @housepreneurs, CoFounder, Growth Hacker and CMO in t.co/UY6PpSessz, and Founder and CEO in @happylowcost 65,818
15 Charles Pascalar cpascalar VP, Global Mktg for Payless ShoeSource. Forbes Top 100 Marketing Minds. CASA Board Member. Views = own. One book for any parent t.co/mrUeHNdC1r 65,508
16 Rikers El Rikers VP of Marketing of KOODOO; SR VP Marketing Rucker Basketball #Branddevelopment #TeamBlackberry koodoomarketing@gmail.com 64,157
17 Rick Ramos ricktramos #CMO of @HealthJoy (t.co/pFyPagZTch) and Author of Content Marketing: t.co/0yTqRcRCJ5 – #ContentMarketing #Healthcare #Startup 63,762
18 Edward Nevraumont Ednever CMO @aplaceformom Lecturer @UW, Ex-@expedia @mckinsey @wharton @proctergamble, #marketing #analytics #marathon #travel, How I use Twitter: t.co/eIF5aUpNIm 62,791
19 RJ Frasca rjfrasca Director of Marketing & Product Development at @activescreening, Digital Marketing Strategist, #VZWBuzz & #LifeonFiOS Blogger, Husband, Dad, & Competitive Eater 61,376
20 Brian Kenny hbscmo Chief Marketing Officer for Harvard Business School by day, lead singer for Cramer Hill by night. 61,105
21 Myles Bristowe mylesbristowe Marketing Innovation at PSCU, CMO of #MakeYourMoneyMatter, Global Board of AMA, World’s Top CMOs to follow on Twitter, HuffPost Blogger, #inbound15 59,360
22 Craig Smith craigpsmith NH native, Dir of Marketing at a Boston insurance company, occasional author & publisher of DMR in my spare time. Views my own (of course). 57,019
23 Amber Naslund AmberCadabra SVP Marketing and evangelist @Sysomos. Author. Musician. Pittie rescue mama. Equestrian. Word Nerd. I solemnly swear I am up to no good. 55,841
24 Tom Osborne youngstapreneur Founder @Rouse – Business Content to Help You Grow. CMO @Kided_ – An App That Educates Children Through Play. Co-Founder of Worlds No.1 Daughter. 55,192
25 Bryan Eisenberg TheGrok Founder, CMO t.co/j0yDBpgcWk, Keynote speaker, best selling author – t.co/pO1VXpj6wW. Dad of 3. Youth #baseball coach. 55,079
26 Jason Yormark jasonyormark Director of Marketing @gosportsart t.co/afKdSuuomq 54,751
27 Iggy Pintado iggypintado Developing Practical Business Strategies that Deliver Valuable Outcomes. Head of Marketing at SAS Australia and New Zealand 51,546
28 Stacey Smith staceys55 CMO/Partner at C&C Entertainment Firm, Owner of Red Carpet Marketing & Music Group, LLC. Red Carpet Records. Member of the National Recording Academy. 50,913
29 Olivier Blanchard thebrandbuilder Head of Marketing Innovation and Business Strategy @ OABC, bestselling author, keynote speaker, yada-yada-yada. Opinions are my own. I like croissants. 50,259
30 Rita Karatzia RitaKaratzia CMO of @SocialWiz. Communications & PR professional. Love swimming, #nature, #art, #sculpting #socialmedia. Tweets are my own. RTs not endorsement 48,433
31 Ross Kingsland RossKingsland1 Inspiration Engineer | #Tech #CMO | Author | International Speaker | #leadership & #tech for @FASTCompany | speaking #growthhacking & #inspiration 47,235
32 Jeff Jones jjones I love photography, big cabs, strong coffee, entrepreneurship, my three ladies, simple design, neuroscience, the feeling on the first tee and being in retail! 46,612
33 Michele Price prosperitygal Fractional CMO, Keynote Speaker, Voice of #BBSradio. Delivers Forward-Thinking Action. Fascinated by Consumer Behavior. Houston’s #StartupGrind Director 45,916
34 Justin Flitter JustinFlitter Marketing Manager @Tomizone | #CX #CMO | On the @TEDxAuckland team | Previously @OraHQ, @Zendesk #CustServ | Juggler | Cricket Umpire | #BlackCaps 42,474
35 Kent Huffman KentHuffman Serial marketer, #CMO/principal at DigiMarkPartners.com, partner at @RuttingRidge, board member at @CMO_Council and @Hootsuite Podium, author of @8Mandates 41,871
36 Daniel Newman danielnewmanUV #CEO @Broadsuite & V3B | @Huffpost @Forbes @Entrepreneur Contributor | MBA | Paid Speaker on Social, Mobile, Big Data and Cloud | Dad of 2 Husband to 1 | #CMO 40,593
37 Debbie Millman debbiemillman debbie millman is a designer, artist, author, educator, CMO of Sterling Brands + host of Design Matters, the world’s first + longest running podcast on design. 40,379
38 Matthew Trifiro mtrifiro I am CMO @Mesosphere. I thrive on food, music, friendship, storytelling and intimacy—preferably all at once. 38,635
39 Jamie Gutfreund JamieCentral Global CMO @Wunderman Turning data & stats into insights & stories 38,542
40 Shiv Singh shivsingh SVP Global Head of Digital & Marketing Transformation at Visa, author of Social Media Marketing for Dummies & publisher of Sommelier India. Opinions are my own 36,583
41 Jetset Farryn jetsetfarryn VP Marketing & Brand Strategy, @Sweetgreen. Kors & Jetsetter Alum. Adventure Capitalist. Monkey Connoisseur. Adrenaline Junkie. Dance Fiend. Forbes #30Under30 36,320
42 Kyle Lacy kyleplacy Head of Marketing Strategy at @OpenViewVenture / Built global content team @ExactTarget @Salesforce @MarketingCloud. Author of 3 books from Wiley / Pearson 36,060
43 Michael Chase chasethisnow CMO of @stjoseph Communications. Futurist. Disruptor. Digital Evangelist. Creative Maven. Innovator. Entrepreneur. Speaker. Cool Hunter. Change Agent. 34,018
44 Amber Osborne MissDestructo CMO and co-founder of Social Media AI @Meshfire. Destroyer of Boredom. SaaSassin. Forbes Top 50 Social CMO. Gunslinger. 33,603
45 Antonio J Lucio ajlucio5 Global CMO HP Inc. Proud father of 5 daughters; great listener. Citizen of the world. Live to help people find purpose and meaning at work. Opinions are my own. 32,113
46 Ali Hamidi AliHamidi Co-presenter & Exec producer of ITV’s #TheBigFishOff! Korda’s Head of Marketing, author of my new book ‘The Carpers High’. LFC fan! All views my own. 31,738
47 Aaron Kilby kilby76 Director of Marketing & Business Development at @artisancolour. Founder and Host of @Media_Chat at #MediaChat! Major Coffee Addict & Love #Bacon! 31,610
48 John White juanblanco76 CMO @SocialMktgSltns. I Blog on @LinkedInPulse, @GoodmenProject, @Dicedotcom, @BabbleEditor. About Me: #Dad #SocialMedia #Tennis #GrowthHacker #MBA #MexicanFood 31,605
49 Joanna Lord JoannaLord Marketing Executive, tech advisor, blogger. Growth marketer at heart. Obsessed with fashion and the visual web. 31,012
50 Hillel Fuld HilzFuld CMO @ZCastApp; Blogger @TechCrunch | @TheNextWeb | @Venturebeat | Huffpo | @SAI | @Mashable; Mentor Google | Microsoft; Startup Advisor; Family Man, Carnivore 30,803
51 DC Griffith Griffopolis Head of Marketing #UX @salesforce; arts fanatic; filmmaker; ENFP. Endorsements, vents, and opinions are personal and always my own. 30,452
52 Blake Mallen BlakeMallen I create things. Then inspire others to use them to transform their life, health, & prosperity. CoFounder, CMO ViSalus 30,197
53 Antonio Gimeno antoniogimeno Serial Internet #entrepreneur, #founder @hoyreka, father, #IronBloggerES coordinator in Madrid, #CEO #CMO #contentmarketing since 2002, #marketingcontenidos 29,459
54 David Berkowitz dberkowitz #CMO at agency @MRY. Serial marketer, not killer – @aaronstrout. Contributor to @adage. Supporter of @foodbank4nyc. 29,040
55 Shashi Bellamkonda shashib Smiles are free & priceless, CMO t.co/tUBXdDwmh5, Small Business Speaker & Columnist, Digital Marketing leader & Prof. Georgetown Univ 28,768
56 Margaret Molloy MargaretMolloy Global CMO @SiegelGale | Top 5 #CMO on Twitter | #Irish in NYC | @HarvardHBS #Brand #Marketing #B2B #Tech #Simplicity #Fashion #Mom #Omnicom Tweets by me 28,281
57 Deborah Cole CoachDeb Published 1st book on New Media Marketing, Traveler, New Media Consultant, Marketing Director @NMX & @TBEXevents Love Racing Cars or driving them around Europe 27,926
58 David Alston davidalston Chief Innovation Officer @Introhive. Startup Advisor. Forbes Top 50 CMO on social media. Advocate for @nbplus_/@brilliant_labs. Past CMO of Salesforce Radian6. 27,643
59 Sonny Ganguly sonnyg CMO @WeddingWire, marketing strategist, technology enthusiast, entrepreneur, angel investor, industry speaker, wine connoisseur, Ravens fan, #dctech supporter 27,199
60 Ananya Roy ananyaroy CMO at t.co/HmJ1KklJAv web development company. Passionate about online marketing, painting, traveling and of course kite playing. 27,105
61 Cheryl K. Burgess ckburgess CEO & CMO @BlueFocus|Author @SocialEmployee (McGraw-Hill)Wharton author|Forbes Top 5 Influential CMO|The Economist t.co/XyaTpMirHl t.co/Xn5RoGfVUD 26,637
62 Larry Sieger SiegerLarry Head of marketing here @UniBul. t.co/DryjoSFiDS 25,773
63 Keri Jaehnig kerijaehnig Founder & CMO ~ Award winning social media marketer at @ideagirlmedia; Helping business brands, public figures & non-profits achieve online marketing success. 25,497
64 Ian Murray advnturecaptlst Data Scientist | Social Entrepreneur | Nonprofit Consultant | Athlete | etc ….. Co-Founder & CMO @sotraproject … Lead Data Scientist @twitch 25,298
65 Katrina Klier KatrinaKlier Chief Digital Officer + CMO type exec; Women in Tech Advocate; Believer in Smiles; Geek at Heart; Global Managing Director @ Accenture; My Tweets Here 25,138
66 Mike Allton mike_allton Content Marketing Practitioner. SiteSell CMO. HootSuite Pro & Author. t.co/z4l3ecFceX Specialties include #Blogging, #SocialMedia and #minestrone. 24,886
67 Phil Cooper PedalSureCMO CMO PedalSure 24,834
68 Jeanne Hopkins jeannehopkins SVP/CMO @followcontinuum Building teams to accelerate revenue. Love to advise, coach and mentor inbound marketers to grow and scale. 24,279
69 Wes Yee WesYee VP Marketing at Sequoia 24,265
70 Thomas Butta ThomasButta CMO @Sprinklr. Helping challengers and disruptors create signals that cut through the noise. 24,197
71 Sujan Patel sujanpatel Growth Marketer. Co-Founder of t.co/ddspymS4rR & @Narrowio VP of Marketing @WhenIWork. Contributor at @Forbes, @Entrepreneur & @Inc Skydiver 23,951
72 Jason Smylie capriottisjason Owner, CMO, CIO – Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop | futurist, speaker, franchise executive, future author, family man, UNLV Rebels Fan/Alum, crohn’s, cancer survivor 23,834
73 Mark Horvath hardlynormal Do-Gooder. Loud Mouth. Marketing Guy. Founder of @invisiblepeople t.co/mKhgjGdYtp. CMO at @RescueMission & @iShopThrifty 23,669
74 Leslie Osborne LeslieOsborne12 Former Pro Soccer Player & Captain @USsoccer_WNT I Asst. Athletic Director @SantaClaraUniv I TV @FOXSports I CMO @sweatcosmetics I Ambassador @puma @gomacro 23,351
75 Maren Hogan marenhogan Chief Marketing Brain of @RedBranch Media. I help folks in recruiting, talent acquisition and HR, figure out marketing, community and social. #TBEX #HRTech 23,299
76 Joe Chernov jchernov VP of Marketing for InsightSquared. Also lend a hand to startups and wildlife causes when I can. 22,931
77 Jeff Hennion jeffhennion CMO at @GNClivewell. Board member @Briggs & Stratton and @Sewickley Academy. Advisor/Investor in @BrandingBrand, @Metamorphicvc & @Altiuspgh, Northwestern fan. 22,812
78 José Carlos Cortizo josek_net Co-founder and CMO at @brainsins_en ; Business Angel on several #ecommerce and #tech startups. Co-founder of @GamiWorldCon @eCommBeers and @OffOnCommerce 22,695
79 Lisa Petrilli LisaPetrilli Forbes Top 20 Social CMO; CMO & COO To Be A Woman Inc.; Lead at The Social Architects; Author The Introvert’s Guide to Success in Business & Leadership, Speaker 22,484
80 Ryan T. Sauers RyanSauers President/#CMO |Sauers Consulting & @OurTownGwinnett| Doctoral studies #Leadership| Cert.MBTI/DiSC| Speaker| Author @WouldYouBuyFrom|Adjunct Professor|JN 14:27 22,459
81 Heather Zynczak hzynczak Heather Deason Zynczak. CMO at Domo. Tech, Marketing, BI, SaaS, Social Media, Startups, Big Data, Mom of 3 Boys 20,985
82 Deep Sherchan bexdeep CMO & Co-Founder Simplify360 – The Best Social Customer Service Platform 20,673
83 Christian Buckley buckleyplanet Chief Marketing Officer for t.co/QwHSmBZSED (@followbeezy), passionate about all things collaboration & social. Office365 MVP, #IAMCP, #PSSPUG 20,415
84 Jemie Sae Koo jemiesaekoo I’m a horizontalist in a vertical world. Walking the grounds of gratitude where happiness is found. Head of Marketing at @Avasant #AI #robotics #foodie 20,185
85 Maria Winans MariaWinans CMO, IBM Commerce, Mobile and Social | Tweets are my own 20,010
86 Marc Lobliner MarcLobliner t.co/lBKyWs323M Chief Marketing Officer, Owner MTS Nutrition and EthiTech Nutrition, Pro Bodybuilder 19,860
87 Raghav Mathur Xinasha Co-Founder and CMO @BlackShellMedia, an indie game marketing and publishing studio. Dog lover and avid photographer. Based in the Bay Area. 19,454
88 Quentin Nichini quentinn Cofounder / CMO & CTO @grytics @wholikesus Facebook group analytics & page analytics #wordpress #facebookapi #webmarketing #digitalmarketing #CQTM #moviebuff 19,450
89 Mike Lewis bostonmike Dad & Husband, CMO, Prof @ClarkUniversity, Author of @StandOutSocial, Boston Sport Fanatic (#Pats, #RedSox, #Bruins, #Celtics) 19,231
90 Sarah Ross sarah_ross Head of Marketing & Communications @Flipagram; Investor in @lyft and @square; Founder of @waywire and West SF+NY; Chocolate Addict; Dear Kitten! 19,172
91 Kipp Bodnar kippbodnar CMO @HubSpot ($HUBS) 18,907
92 Jonathan Mildenhall Mildenhall I have the pleasure of being the CMO of Airbnb. I believe that a world full of greater humanity and creativity is a better world for all. Airbnb fuels both. 18,842
93 Lee Applbaum leeapplbaum Global Chief Marketing Officer, Patrón Spirits International AG 18,821
94 Alex Huggan alexhuggan Commercial #music & #portrait #photographer based in Hollywood & #CMO of @aceingautism Avid tea drinker and lover of @marmite 18,511
95 Nigel Cooper nijay Author, 1st novel Beat The Rain will be published by Roundfire Books (a JHP imprint) in 2016. Also CMO at t.co/tJtiDZv9wy, t.co/zWjZ6KK5Ri 18,189
96 Eliott Wolbrom ewolbrom Blessed Father/Husband, Sports Enthusiast, @NYRangers Diehard, Social Media & Politics Junkie, Marketing Addict and – for fun – #CMO @MajorEnergy. #PersonalAcct 18,106
97 DJ Waldow djwaldow Director of Marketing @ZignalLabs | @umich alum | Lover of beer, coffee, and people | I love a good smell | #HashtagAddict 17,788
98 Maggie Fox maggiefox SVP, SAP Global Marketing. Board Member @TheHSF. Former CEO of Social Media Group. This is my personal account. 17,691
99 Nathan Rosenberg nathandr Aussie living in the US. CMO at Virgin Cruises. Excited about doing something truly awesome. Married to the amazing @davidmcinerney. Feel free to say Hi. 17,609
100 Stephen Monaco StephenMonaco #Digital #Marketing Pioneer – Forward-Thinking #Strategist – Built Raw Startup Into Global Brand w/ 70% Market Share – #CMO – IBM Futurist – #MarTech – #IoT 17,384
101 Kevin Thomas Tully kevinttully Social Media Strategy | Speaker | Revenue Accelerator | CEO/CSO/CMO | VP Social Enablement @rFactr @JohnsHopkins #SocialSelling t.co/aFIyi6RNd9 17,211
102 Ville Tolvanen villetolvanen Forbes Top 3 Influencial CMO | Founder | #Digitalist | Strategist | Advisor | Keynote | Follow my international profile @digitalistinfo 17,088
103 Jon Iwata coastw SVP, Marketing & Communications, IBM. Passionate about how data is transforming how our world works. Helping IBM be true to its corporate character. 16,786
104 Jascha Kaykas-Wolff kaykas CMO @Mozilla. Dad of 3. Startup advisor. Pocket squares. Agile Marketer. #growthverse co-creator. Author: Growing Up Fast t.co/N6zODmMWmX 16,680
105 Jennifer GUNNARSjem Co-founder & CMO @GUNNAROptiks | Defender of Vision 16,650
106 Ron Medlin RonMedlin CMO @98ToGo, @HubSpot Marketing Ninja, #ContentMarketing Strategist Specializing in #Travel and #Hospitality Marketing. Lover of all things #OleMiss Rebels! 16,626
107 Eli Langer EliLanger chief marketing officer at growing supermarket chain • former @CNBC social media producer • volunteer for @KidsOfCourage • elilanger@ymail.com 16,570
108 Marc Mathieu marcfmath CMO @Samsung USA. Marketing maverick. Building brands with purpose. Tech and Start Ups fanatic. Board member @PunchdrunkUK, @AlmeidaTheatre, @E_N_O 16,391
109 Brian Kardon bkardon CMO @ThinkingPhones. Sharing ideas about demand gen, marketing, SaaS and the tenor saxophone. People say I ask a lot of questions. 16,380
110 Sue Cartwright suecartwright Head of Marketing & Community @ingeniumpeople for In-House Resourcing Champions. Passionate about #photography #philosophy #music #cake http://t.co/E4SwaVr6CY 16163