With the advent of new technology and the persisting pandemic pushing businesses on virtual platforms, entrepreneurs are pressured to make the digital transition. The task might seem daunting, and the rising number of channels can be confusing for anyone.
To lighten the load and ease the move from physical to virtual, talented content creators are the secret behind some of the industry’s most influential. These creators are digital marketing experts who hold foolproof strategies that secure traffic, audience, and lead generation.
Recognized as the field’s most sought-after and the cream of the crop, here are 2021’s top ten content creators:
- Gary Vee
Born on November 14, 1975, Gary Vaynerchuk is a Belarusian-American serial entrepreneur, content creator, best-selling author, and social media influencer. Known as “GaryVee” to his fans, the enterprising Internet personality is widely regarded as one of the forward-thinking, brilliant minds of the 21st century.
Initially working for the family wine business, Gary Vaynerchuk has since branched out in digital marketing and communications, currently serving as the Chairman of VaynerX and the CEO of VaynerSports and VaynerMedia, his sought-after advertising agency. While leveraging social media channels to elevate deserving talents, GaryVee also utilizes the platforms to connect with his growing audience.
- Anthony Hyland
Public speaker, spoken word artist, and TikTok star ispeak1906 aka Anthony Hyland is absolutely crushing the game with over 1 million followers and 25 million likes.
This Philadelphia, PA, native holds a bachelor’s degree from Voorhees College in Denmark, SC, and a certificate of completion from Harvard Business School Online in Entrepreneurship Essentials.
Seeking to partner and connect with amazing brands, this young star is no stranger to the spotlight, having won and competed in 2 national oratorical contests and a host of other competitions as well. He is also the author of The Purpose Of Power (available on Amazon).
- Nahtali-Noël Nkongho
Nahtali-Noël Nkongho, known professionally as Nahtali, is a Los Angeles-based artist and entrepreneur. Nahtali was raised in Houston, TX, and educated in Oklahoma, where he started getting involved with the music industry; but it wasn’t until 2017 that he moved to NYC to concentrate and focus on his dreams of making music.
While in NYC, he released his first single “prove my love” that made charts in Europe. He followed that with a full studio album De Novo while forming his own record label 1224 Music and a publishing company 1224 Music Global. Nahtali has since then released a deluxe version of his debut album while simultaneously cementing himself in the industry as a fashion icon and participating in NYFW.
The pandemic came and slowed down the music industry, but then he took that as an opportunity to create even more by launching his long-awaited apparel line “gravitttti.” He created the brand after December of 2020 when he moved to Los Angeles while making more music and getting more and more involved with the industry and his community.
Apple Music: Nahtali
Album: De Novo
- Valentina Ferrer
Valentina Celeste Ferrer is a psychology student from Venezuela. This influencer was born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Valentina immigrated to the US to look for a brighter future, bringing with her the passion and willingness to accomplish her dreams and become one of the most sought-after female Latin HipHop artists and rappers.
Currently, Valentina is seeking to be a worldwide recognized artist releasing her new singles “back it up” and “up in the sky.”
- Ellie Schoenberger
Highly-regarded as one of the best in marketing and business operations, Ellie Schoenberger is the brilliant strategist and writer behind “Morgan Marketing Solutions.”
Years in marketing and business management have earned Ellie the distinction of a sought-after expert in the industry. After launching her company in 2018, she further devoted this expertise to “Digital Content Creators – US,” where she empowers individuals to succeed through lead generation and content creation.
Outside of her corporate influence, Ellie is also the author of the popular blog, “One Crafty Mother,” and has been recognized as one of SheKnows 2012’s top ten most inspiring bloggers.
LinkedIn: Ellie Schoenberger
- Jack M. Jose
Based in Cincinnati, United States, Jack M. Jose is the sought-after author, blogger, editor, and proofreader hosting a hundred percent satisfaction rate. Determined to help independent and small business owners draw a crowd, Jack has stood behind numerous successful ventures.
Through unique storytelling techniques and brilliant research, Jack has organically generated over 480,000 views in his SEO blog while doing the same for his clients. In 2018, he co-authored Angels and Superheroes: Compassionate Educators in an Era of School Accountability, which continues to garner positive reviews and cemented Jack M. Jose’s reputation as a powerful influence in the industry.
LinkedIn: Jack Jose
- Jessica Higgins
Jessica Higgins is a leading marketing and business writer whose book, The 10 Essential Business Communication Skills debuted at #1 in Amazon’s New Release for Communication and Social Skills.
With a Juris Doctor degree and a Master’s in Business Administration, Jessica is well-known as one of the industry’s top content creators. Throughout her extensive career, she has been published in over 1,000 media outlets and featured in numerous publications for her stellar corporate and creative work.
In 2017, Jessica Higgins was named a Breakthrough Female Founder by Huffington Post and, in 2019, as a Marketing Thought Leader by Forbes.
LinkedIn: Jessica Higgins
- Carly Kazempoor
With an absolute client satisfaction rate and over a hundred hours on projects, Carly Kazempoor is one of the most sought-after beauty copywriters and content writers in the country. Based in Huntington Beach, United States, Carly has stood as the talent behind successful campaigns and launches.
Marrying her passion for makeup and skincare with her tickling turns of phrases, the brilliant writer holds over five years of experience in the business and has perfected her craft with specialties in beauty, skincare, lifestyle, and entertainment.
With her extensive knowledge of the market, Carly has provided daily content ideas and strategies at BH Cosmetics and continues to write for top beauty brands stationed locally and internationally.
- Jarel Roxas
Hailing from Rancho Cucamonga, United States, Jarel Roxas is the rising videographer, photographer,and media editor making his name in the industry. Along with his cheerful personality and stellar professional conduct, Jarel is fast gaining a reputation for his incredible multimedia creations.
Jarel holds seven years of video editing experience in Apple, Inc.’s Final Cut Pro and a decade of knowledge as a photographer and editor in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. The continuous enhancement of his skills and positive attitude has earned the well-versed editor the trust of an extensive clientele and a hundred percent success rate.
One of these clients, leaving a five-star review, says, “Jarel has great communication and was on top of the project right from the start. He seriously is a great editor, and you won’t be disappointed.”
- Dustin Devlin
Dustin Devlin is a filmmaker, director, and co-founder of the independent film company Vagrants. Once a child model, Dustin has ventured further into the industry and has stepped behind the camera—meeting great success in the process.
Invested and curious in the production process, he studied the art of filming under several ad agencies and production houses. His experience in the companies allowed Dustin to immerse himself in the field. With his big heart, infectious laugh, and eye for distinct defining shots, he gained a reputation as a favorite among casts and crews.
This reputation played seamlessly into the success of Vagrants, the rising content creation shop that Dustin built with his colleagues. Bringing in fresh perspectives, the company promises excellent work by bending a few strict rules along the way. So far, Dustin Devlin and his friends at Vagrants have only delivered results better than expected.