The Best Consultants of 2016 and The Ones to Watch in 2017

The following list is comprised of the best consultants of 2016 as well as the top consultants to watch in 2017. These individuals have all greatly contributed to the digital media community with their innovative ideas and ambitious work ethic, and are not slowing down in the least as we race into the new year.


Neal Schaffer

An extremely accomplished individual, Neal has been recognized for his work in the area of digital media consulting in various ways including making his way onto Forbes Top 50 Social Media Influencer two years running, becoming the author of multiple award-winning books on social media, and being named one of marketing’s ten biggest thought leaders by Neal’s newest adventure includes his extension into the world of education with the nearing release of the Social Media Center of Excellence.

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Kim Albee

Kim is the President and Founder of Genoo, a company that specializes in providing marketing execution, content strategy and development, migration from other platforms, and website/microsite creation. Genoo also frequently releases case studies that take a more in-depth look into the digital marketing industry by exploring its boundaries. Kim is also an educator and currently offers a Digital Marketing Cerification Program through the Online Marketing Institute

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Phil Pallen

Not even 30 years old and already this international businessman has created a whole new approach to consulting for brand communication. This innovative approach views social media as an essential part of a brand that should never go underestimated, but instead should be a focal point of very business. Phil is the founder of Phil Pallen Collective and also an author of the popular publication Shut Up and Tweet.

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Geoff Hoesch

Founder of Dragonfly Digital Marketing, Geoff has a particular passion for business ethics and outstanding customer satisfaction. For these reasons, Geoff is less concerned about corporate growth and instead chooses to limit his list of contracted clients to a number of 20 in order to provide all necessary services from a single team of trained professionals. His company has a refreshing focus that has set itself apart from others in a noticeable way.

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Rohit Bhargava

A renowned speaker, author, educator, and founder, Rohit is a jack-of-all-trades. His company, the Influential Marketing Group, is a brand marketing consultancy that offers several different areas of expertise to those who are looking to improve upon their marketing strategies and create a more human organization. Rohit himself is most excited to provide non-obvious advice to others in the industry who are looking to become more influential in their specialties.

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Jonathan Lacoste

President and Co-Founder of Jebbit, a company providing consulting services needed to empower brands and enable them to use their mobile interactive content to the best of their abilities. Jonathan has also made his way onto a number of impressive lists such as Forbes 30 under 30, and Boston’s 25 under 25. His early success and exceptional personal drive make him one to watch in the upcoming years.

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Tamara Budz

A quirky and incredibly delightful individual, Tamara is the founder of the Silver Shade Group. This is a consulting company that focuses on ecommerce, brand management and digital marketing for small businesses. The main idea behind the efforts of the Silver Shade Group is to incorporate an element of storytelling with every brand so that it can be best communicated to its desired audience. Tamara herself is a storyteller as she speaks for a number of public events around the country throughout the year.

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Adam Binder

Adam is the founder of Creative Click. His company offers services to help other businesses realize their full potential through many different types of digital marketing strategies. His company also shows a passion for the community and giving back, as well as focusing on helping their employees become a strong team of company leaders. Adam believes that in the near future we will begin to see a trend of a more personalized user experience being developed by companies worldwide.

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John Baker

John currently resides as President of dotJWT for J. Walter Thompson. J. Walter Thompson has existed for over 150 years as a world leader marketing communications brand. John’s many years of experience and wild success have secured him a noteworthy spot in the digital media community.

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