The Top 10 Digital Marketing Experts in India

by Deepak Kanakaraju on October 30, 2015

Being in the digital marketing field since 2007, I have come in contact with many people in the industry. However there have been a few people who have inspired me with their knowledge, experience and their work in digital marketing.

top digital marketing experts

Digital marketing is the fastest growing industry today. A research by Adobe and CMO council has revealed that 96% of the Indian marketers have confidence in the ability of digital marketing for staying ahead in the competitive race.

Today, I don’t think any business can survive without digital marketing. You know that digital marketing talent is rare. You should check the results of our digital marketing talent survey.

In this article I have listed the top digital marketing experts in India along with their profiles. And obviously, I haven’t writing about the people I don’t know, so let me know about other digital marketers that I may have missed.

The experts featured here are not in order.

1. Sorav Jain

sorav jainSorav started his digital career at an age of 17 as an SEO executive and freelance content writer. His digital marketing agency echoVME, formed in 2010, received the prestigious award of ‘The Best Social Media Agency of 2013’ by CMO Asia.

He was acknowledged as the ‘Top 25 Social Media Professionals of India’. With the aim of sharing the digital marketing lessons, he started delivering insightful lectures at NASSCOM, Confederation of Indian Industry, and prestigious institutes like IIM – Kozhikode, LIBA and many more.

At the time of writing, he has hosted 100+ workshops and trained 3500+ Professionals on Social Media. He specializes in social media marketing training and consulting, apps development and personal branding.

He even organized the first ever social media summit in Chennai with 24+ speakers from different parts of the globe. He also launched his book ‘Social Media for business’ for spreading his knowledge of social media skills and brand power.

2. Prateek Shah

prateek shahPrateek is a partner trainer with Google India, lead trainer at Digital Vidya and AIMA (All India Management Association). Apart from managing social media campaigns for various brands, he had launched India’s first student social network ‘Asset Ambassador’.

His marketing workshops have been attended by the employees of organizations like SBI, NTPC, CNN-IBN, Hindustan Times and more.

With the aim of forming a platform for the digital marketing professional and enthusiasts, he founded Digital Defynd in October 2015. It is a digital marketing hub for getting all the marketing queries by communicating, contributing and collaborating digital marketing ideas.

His venture Green Smyles conducts social media training, video production services and happiness workshop for the overall growth of the individuals and organization.

3. Pradeep Chopra

PradeepChopra-DigitalVidya-PhotoHe is an IIT Delhi pass out who didn’t have any interest in the corporate job. In 2000, he got fascinated by the power of the Digital Media.

Since then, he has shown an exponential growth in the marketing industry. After seeing the dynamic nature of the marketing industry and realizing the limited opportunities for practical training, he co-founded Digital Vidya in 2009.

His aim was to form a digital marketing learning place for nurturing the talent in the field of marketing. He has personally trained over 1,500 professionals and spoken at global conferences like World Blogger, NASSCOM India Leadership Forum.

He has shared his passion for digital marketing and Entrepreneurship by publishing articles on Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, and Inc. Magazines.

4. Jitendra Vaswani

jitendraIn 2013, he founded Blogger’s Ideas, a digital marketing blog for helping individuals and small businesses in building their online visibility. In 2014, he was recognized as the top 20 bloggers in India.

In the same year, he also formed his digital marketing agency, DigiExe. Right from digital marketing to personal branding, the agency provides end to end solutions to meet the customer’s requirement.

He is one of the Brand Ambassador of Payoneer in India. With an experience of 4+ years in the SEO and digital marketing, he has a massive knowledge of current and emerging trends in the marketing world. He promotes the online businesses of the companies by applying his strong analytical skills.

5. Kunal Choudhary

kunalWith the academic background of marketing, Kunal Choudhary founded Delhi School of Internet Marketing in 2011. The curriculum was designed keeping in mind the needs of the marketing professionals. He has trained over 1,600+ professionals.

He has delivered over 7,50,000 leads for the Indian clients and earned over $800,000 in commissions till date.

He has worked with clients like Snapdeal, Flipkart, Fashion and You, Myntra, Times deals and many others. After spending over $1,62,000 on Facebook advertising, he generated revenue of $2,85,000.

For more than 20 websites, he has strategized a strategic SEO plan. He has generated over 3,50,000 leads from different brands with an average sales conversion of 5 percent.

6. Jainendra Singh

jainendraJainendra Singh’s customer centric approach, strategic thinking, and analytical mindset proves his powerful position in the digital marketing world. His love for digital marketing gave him the motivation to start his marketing site: Digital Love.

Apart from providing digital marketing and web designing services, he shares the knowledge by providing online marketing training.

He is a certified Google AdWords trainer. His extensive experience in the strategic planning and business building has helped multi-billion dollar companies across many industries.

He has been engaged in the measuring the ROI of digital media activities, lead generation, content distribution across popular social and bookmarking media channels for so many years.

7. Aditya Gupta

adityaIn 2011, he founded Social Samosa with Ankita Gaba. Their aim was to become a hub for the Indian Social Media Industry by filling all the age old knowledge gaps.

In 2015, it was sold to private investors for an undisclosed amount. According to the ET report, a group of investors bought the company for Rs.2-3 Cr.

Now, Ankit works on his digital interaction agency Igenero. He founded this company in 2009 with the purpose of providing solutions for branding, web based products, and digital strategy on a single platform. He has worked with well renowned companies.

8. Prasant Naidu

prasantThey have an interesting story. Prasant was a business analyst and Vinaya was a freelance designer. They both met for the first time due to one common connection: they both love writing on their personal blogs.

The husband-wife duo started Lighthouse Insights in December 2010 for revolutionizing the Indian social media industry. In January 2012, they both started working religiously on their blog.

In 2011, they got featured at Shareaholic. In 2012, their story was covered in the business section of Asian Age. In 2013, their blog was listed amongst the Top Social Media Blogs by Social Media Examiner.

This alone proves their tremendous growth in the social media arena. Their blog is stuffed with expert interviews, insightful reviews, well-researched studies and lots of social media marketing tips.

9. Himanshu Arora

himanshuHe is the lead trainer at Digital Vidya and has worked with brands like Coca-Cola, SAP, Accenture, Google, Horlicks to name a few. In July 2013, he cofounded Social Panga, an agency providing complete solutions for all the online and offline marketing strategies.

The title of “Marketing Mafia’ suits him well. With an experience of 8+ years experience in the field Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Social Media Marketing (SMM), he has conducted digital marketing training workshops for leading corporates.

He believes in the power of exchanging digital marketing knowledge. His company provides branding, online marketing, and Web Design & development services and has worked with over 100 international and Indian clients on different projects.

10. Lakshmipathy Bhat

lakWith 25 years of experience in the marketing world, he blends the traditional advertising methods and new digital information in a wonderful manner. Currently, he heads the corporate communications of Robosoft Technologies, a leading mobility solutions partner.

He is passionate about brands, mobile apps strategy and design. He has worked with big brands like P&G, BAT, GSK, Wipro Consumer Care and many others. He has also worked with demanding FMCG and had a successful business growth track in Mumbai, Sri Lanka, Bangalore, and Bangladesh.

On his blog Bhat Naturally, he covers advertisement strategies, branding lessons, client management and digital marketing tips.


This was the list of top digital marketers from India that I was able to come up with. Obviously I have missed a lot of great minds who I don’t know about, and I am sorry to have missed them!

If you know other great marketers in India, I’d love to know their name and about their work in digital marketing. Leave them in the comments below!

{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Prateek Shah October 30, 2015 at 11:40 pm

Hi Deepak!

Thanks for the honour 🙂 While I thank you for considering me worthy enough for making this list, I have started meeting so many amazing Digital Marketers off late, thanks to Digital Defynd (, that I feel that there are far more experienced experts out there, some of whom already make your list 🙂

Happy to make it to this list, and my next target is to make you meet many more wonderful digital marketers, so that this list naturally expands to top 100 digital marketers! 🙂


Shoaib Valai October 31, 2015 at 12:40 am

It’s a nice compilation deepak, where is your name there…


Deepak Kanakaraju October 31, 2015 at 5:55 am

Definitely can’t proclaim myself as an expert, so can’t list my name here 🙂 May be someone else will include me in their list.


Sorav Jain October 31, 2015 at 9:46 am

Hi Deepak,
Many thanks for featuring me on the list here 🙂 Really appreciate the effort.


Lakshmipathy Bhat October 31, 2015 at 9:47 am

Thanks for mentioning me in this list, Deepak. I am no expert at all! Just sharing my observations and thoughts on my blog. Best wishes.


rahul October 31, 2015 at 11:20 am

Bro.. Jitendra ??



Semil October 31, 2015 at 11:25 am

Hello Dipak,

Nice attempt, All Big names and seasoned experts 🙂

Glad to have criteria for putting up a list, Like what you considered as a digital marketing experts. projects, clients, their companies or social media followings.




Rocking aryan October 31, 2015 at 11:53 am

Hi You have missed Harsh founder of Shoutmeloud.Com


Deepak Kanakaraju October 31, 2015 at 2:59 pm

No I have not. He would make it into top 10 bloggers list. He is a good digital marketer, yes, but his focus is not consulting or training in digital marketing.


Deepak Kanakaraju October 31, 2015 at 3:53 pm

I want to include him in the top 10 bloggers list.


Sumit Sharma October 31, 2015 at 10:49 pm

Great List Deepak 🙂

I really admire Sorav Jain as a “Social Media Guru” & learned a lot from Prateek Shah recently with his new venture DigitalDefynd as a awesome blog for marketers, interns & experts.

Now Waiting for Top 100 Digital Marketing Experts List.


Amit Agarwal November 3, 2015 at 10:39 pm

Hope I will make to the list soon.


Deepak Kanakaraju November 3, 2015 at 10:58 pm

Hey Amit, you will be listed in top 10 bloggers 🙂

This list is more for people who are consultants and/or running agencies that help others with digital marketing. And if I post a top 10 bloggers list, it will be almost a duplicate article from other blogs 😛 Harsh Agarwal, YourStory, You and so on… I guess people are tired of that list! 😀


sourabh rana November 3, 2015 at 11:38 pm

Kunal shah is really a wrong choice… He is just looting the students on the name of digital marketing training…

He never spoke in any conference & got any honours…. He is just a affiliate marketer.

PRADEEP Sir, Sorav jain, prateek, prasany naidu is really very good choice. These guys know what is marketing but Kunal in this list unacceptable.


Deepak Kanakaraju November 4, 2015 at 5:12 pm

Sorry to hear that you had a negative experience with DSIM.


jon ronson July 22, 2016 at 12:07 am

yes, you are right.


jon ronson July 22, 2016 at 12:06 am

I Think you are not correct, because a kunal shah is a really good digital marketing expert in India. I know who are you.


Ketan November 8, 2015 at 4:59 pm

Yo can also check Social Wavelength founders Hareesh Tibrewal and Sanjay Mehta


Ranjan Jena November 13, 2015 at 1:30 am

Thanks for the list of experts. It’s important to know the names, learn & network, when anyone get’s the opportunities.


Ratneshwar November 19, 2015 at 10:33 am

You gave More Interesting , Motivation and in full of
kits/tools /strategy /idea for each one of you
Thanx with warm regards


Ravijit Chavda April 24, 2016 at 7:13 pm

Hi, Deepak !
Great list man !
I Think you forgot to add Kulwant Nagi, the founder of BloggingCage. 🙂


SHINE SYAMALDEVI May 6, 2016 at 12:25 am

Hi Deepak,
I am a debutante author and my book THE RIBBON TRAP was launched during the Delhi World Book Fair 2016. Could you help me with Digital Marketing and brand building of me as an author.
Thank you


Narayan Swamy May 10, 2016 at 10:48 pm

It is a good effort to put some names. As a technologist first who has invested substantial time and energy in marketing platforms, I can say there is a creative/iterative effort in any field. Platforms derived from the combination of creative genius of many smarts while leveraging the power technology is as important as few individuals mentioned on a list like this. For eg. there are only few thousand people who work for Facebook, but millions walk around saying they do social media marketing. A good platform for marketing today will leverage all touch points, not just digital. We live in the real world and not just the virtual world.


Narayan Swamy


Vish May 13, 2016 at 10:11 pm

I was hoping to see the name of Amit Agarwal. He is among one of the best digital marketing expert of India.


webdigita May 22, 2016 at 3:24 am

nice list deepak, i’ve been following quite a few digital marketing experts on this list already, found a few more experts here. Thanks for sharing buddy.


suraj kesarwani June 7, 2016 at 1:43 am

Hi Deepak
From Where you did your digital marketing course


Vikas Chawla June 13, 2016 at 8:38 pm

Excellent list Deepak – maybe it should be refreshed every year


jon ronson July 22, 2016 at 12:02 am

Excellent list, As a technologist first who has invested substantial time and energy in marketing platforms, I can say there is a creative/iterative effort in any field.


Madhan August 12, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Based on what metrics or data this list was produced, am just so curious as the complete compilation doesn’t show up some actual thought leaders in this space, rather showcasing training professionals more.


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