said 1 year, 3 months ago:
@deairby I would not call them “role models” per se, but I would certainly say Brian Solis and Jeremiah Owyang, both associates at Altimeter Group, are beacons in the social media universe.
Seth Godin is awesome with his short, concise yet always thought-provoking blog posts.
Then you have the obvious ones to follow: Mike Stelzner, Jay Baer, Mari Smith, Guy Kawasaki. There are certainly a few more, but these are the ones I consider certainly as models in our sphere.