If my LinkedIn Learner Lounge isn’t enough for you(!), follow the smartypants below for plenty more insights about how best to use LinkedIn.
Each is a LinkedIn specialist who knows the platform as well as anyone, and they can help you professionally if needs be.
(List sorted by location and then alphabetised by surname – not playing favourites here.)
- 🇬🇧 Greg Cooper
- 🇬🇧 Angus Grady
- 🇬🇧 Sam Rathling
- 🇬🇧 Mark Williams
- 🇺🇸 Sid Clark
- 🇺🇸 Andy Foote
- 🇺🇸 Brenda Meller
- 🇺🇸 Kevin D Turner
- 🇺🇸 Jared Wiese
- 🇺🇸 Jeff Young
- 🇦🇺 Jo Saunders
- 🇦🇺 Karen Tisdell
- 🇧🇪 Mic Adam
- 🇳🇱 Richard van der Blom
- 🇳🇿 Lynnaire Johnston
- Let’s wrap up
Every week, I celebrate someone cool in my LinkedIn network via my #FridayShout posts.
I recommend everyone connects with those people, because they have warm hearts and good attitudes towards online networking.
But what about a list of LinkedIn specialists? That’s what this article is for.
🇬🇧 Greg Cooper.
Greg is based in Bristol and one of the most knowledgeable people I know on LinkedIn in the UK.
We’ve met in person and Greg was refreshingly open about his methods. A really helpful guy who’s well worth following.
🇬🇧 Angus Grady.
Known as the LinkedIn Unlocker, Angus is witty, charming and often refreshingly irreverent.
He’s also quite humble despite knowing a shedload about LinkedIn.
🇬🇧 Sam Rathling.
Sam is a LinkedIn lead generation specialist who helps large corporate customers.
She wrote Linked Inbound: 8 Social Selling Strategies to Generate Leads on LinkedIn in 2019 and gave me a kind mention in it.
🇬🇧 Mark Williams.
🇺🇸 Sid Clark.
Sid is a former IT test engineer and English instructor who posts helpful LinkedIn tips via annotated screenshots.
He’s a nice guy who’s talented at writing clear explanations.
🇺🇸 Andy Foote.
🇺🇸 Brenda Meller.
🇺🇸 Kevin D Turner.
More than just a LinkedIn expert, Kevin is a brand strategist and writer who always contributes thoughtful and helpful posts and comments on LinkedIn.
A truly smart thinker and all-round good guy.
🇺🇸 Jared Wiese.
I discovered Jared through his “Profiles that POP” campaign, where he helps people produce better resumes and profiles.
A genuinely helpful and nice guy who is the most followed person on this list by some distance (120K+ followers!).
🇺🇸 Jeff Young.
Jeff’s in the running for nicest guy on LinkedIn. He calls himself the LinkedIn Guru and really lives up to that reputation.
Unlike other LinkedIn experts, Jeff isn’t on LinkedIn to sell anything, as he’s already retired. He’s a great source of knowledge and wisdom about the platform. Namaste, buddy!
🇦🇺 Jo Saunders.
🇦🇺 Karen Tisdell.
Karen is one of my favourite LinkedIn specialists in Australia. Her posts and comments are always helpful, and she’s been an avid supporter of mine for a long time.
A class act who’s well worth listening to.
🇧🇪 Mic Adam.
Mic is based in Belgium and specialises in employee advocacy, social selling and recruitment.
His content is always helpful and well researched. Follow him!
🇳🇱 Richard van der Blom.
Richard is known for in-depth experiments on LinkedIn and meaty reports that dig into the fine workings of the LinkedIn algorithm. For example, see his LinkedIn Algorithm Research October 2020 report.
Nerds who want to get a competitive advantage on LinkedIn would do well to follow Richard’s posts.
🇳🇿 Lynnaire Johnston.
Lynnaire is the first person in New Zealand to have read my first book, Content DNA. And I was one of the first people in the UK to read her excellent book, Link∙Ability, which covers strategies for using LinkedIn well (Amazon review below).
She’s lovely and well worth a follow. Don’t miss her excellent article 77 Tips for Getting a Head Start with your LinkedIn in 2021 – it’s packed with valuable insight.
Link∙Ability review on Amazon.
Excellent LinkedIn primer for businesspeople
Lynnaire has written a clear business guide that shows the value of being on LinkedIn.
I’m sure that the content will help lots of people looking to get cracking on a business platform that has more than 700 million members but that still has great potential for organic content reach. Nice work, Lynnaire!
Let’s wrap up.
I do know more LinkedIn specialists than this but I’m not going to try to list them all. Any such list could never be exhaustive.
If I’ve left out someone amazing, please let me know so that I can include them here. But please don’t nominate yourself: that’s not what cool people do.
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