Vend’s Top 100 Retail Influencers for 2018
into the future of retail
Welcome to the 2018 edition of Vend’s list of top retail influencers! This year, we’ve expanded the list to 100 influencers (instead of 50) to add more individuals outside of North America and to ensure that we include the most well-deserving folks in the retail industry.
Check them out below and if you think we missed anyone, let us know in the comments!
How did we come up with this year’s list?
First, we identified the retail influencers. We used social influencer tools such as Buzzsumo, Klear, and Klout to identify notable analysts, consultants, and journalists in the retail industry. To make sure we didn’t miss anyone, we also asked members of the retail community to nominate deserving individuals.
Additionally, we looked at each nominee’s profile to determine how influential they are to the retail community. We read their articles, checked out their speaking engagements, and examined their presence in retail events and publications.
We then used all that information to determine their place on our list.
What we mean by “retail influencers.”
The influencers on this list are people that the industry turns to for advice and opinions. These are analysts, consultants, and journalists who are constantly sharing insightful content and commentary about retail, and they’re actively helping merchants build and run thriving retail businesses.
How can you be part of this list?
Being an active member of the retail community is important. If you’re consistently providing great content and you have a strong presence in retail gatherings and in the media, then we want you on this list. It also doesn’t hurt to have an engaged social following!
If you’d like to be included in next year’s list or if you’re looking to nominate another expert, please leave a comment below to let us know.
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