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The Drum Social Buzz Top 50 countdown continues: numbers 20-11 revealed


By Ishbel Macleod, PR and social media consultant

November 27, 2014 | 3 min read

This week The Drum has started to reveal its Social Buzz Top 50 – a list of the most influential people in the UK social media marketing world.

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Earlier this year, we asked readers to nominate those who they thought excelled in the sector. The longlist of nominations was then judged by the jury of this year's Social Buzz Awards, who ranked individuals based on leadership and innovation in the sector, as well as the overall contribution made to the industry.

The individual to rank in first place will be revealed at tonight’s Social Buzz Awards (27 November) and will be named Social Media Individual of the Year at the Awards.

Each day this week, we are publishing teasers with a countdown of who made the list, with the full list, including profiles on each of the 50, to be unveiled tomorrow (Friday 28 November).

Take a look at numbers 50 to 41, 40 to 31 and 30 to 21.

Here, we reveal numbers 20 to 11.

20: James Kirkham, global head of social & mobile, Leo Burnett and co-founder, Holler, @spoonybear

19: Gareth Price, head of research, The Social Partners, @G_Price

18: Akhil Suchak, head of social media, MTV UK (Viacom International Media Networks), @ak_s_

17: Richard Costa-D'sa, managing director, Jam, @RichardCosta

16: Nick Dutch, head of digital, Domino’s, @Thedutch81

15: Michael Litman, founder, Burst/Brandsonvine, @mlitman

14: Tamara Littleton, chief executive, Emoderation, @tlittleton

13: Dom Burch, senior director marketing innovation and new revenue, Asda, @DomBurch

12: Marshall Manson, managing director EAME, Social@Ogilvy, Ogilvy & Mather, @marshallmanson

11: Jerry Daykin, global digital director, Dentsu Aegis Network, @jdaykin

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