Voting Closed – Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2017

by Innovation Excellence

Voting Open - Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2015Innovation Excellence loves making innovation insights accessible for the greater good, because we truly believe that the better our organizations get at delivering value to their stakeholders the less waste of natural resources and human resources there will be.

As a result we are eternally grateful to all of you out there who take the time to create and share great innovation articles, presentations, white papers, and videos and to make a list of the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers available each year.

Our lists from the seven previous years have been tremendously popular:

  1. Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2010 (download the PDF)
  2. Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2011 (download the PDF)
  3. Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2012 (download the PDF)
  4. Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2013 (download the PDF)
  5. Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2014 (download the PDF)
  6. Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2015
  7. Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2016

Innovation Excellence is now looking for the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2017.

Do you, or does someone you know, write articles about innovation?

Or do you just have someone that you like to read that writes about innovation, or some of the important adjacencies – trends, consumer psychology, change, leadership, strategy, marketing, management, collaboration, or social media (as they relate to innovation)?

Well, Innovation Excellence is looking to recognize the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers and you helped us find them with your nominations. Now it is time to vote, and help us narrow things down to a list of the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2017.

People who vote for someone will be entered into the prize drawings for a range of great prizes (we’ll add more prizes here as event organizers and others offer them up), including:

  1. One (1) FREE copy of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire by Braden Kelley ($34.95 value)
  2. One (1) FREE individual Bronze license for the Change Planning Toolkit™ ($1,200 value) — NOW AVAILABLE
  3. One (1) FREE copy of Charting Change (Feb 2016) by Braden Kelley ($30.00 value)
  4. TBD – Conference organizers this a great way to promote your event
  5. TBD – Authors this a great way to promote your book with signed copies for a prize


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The deadline for submitting votes is January 7, 2018 at midnight GMT.

The ranking will be done by me with influence from votes and nominations. The quality and quantity of contributions to Innovation Excellence by an author will be a BIG contributing factor (through the end of the voting period), so there is still time for authors and bloggers to make their first (or your best) contribution to Innovation Excellence yet. To contribute to non-promotional, innovation-related thought leadership to Innovation Excellence, please contact us.

You can vote in any of these four ways (and each earns points for them, so please feel free to vote all three ways):

  1. Sending us the name of the blogger by @reply on twitter to @ixchat
  2. Adding the name of the blogger as a comment to this article’s posting on Facebook
  3. Adding the name of the blogger as a comment to this article’s posting in our Linkedin Group (43,000+ members)

The official Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2017 and the contest winners will then be announced on Innovation Excellence in early January 2018.

We’re curious to see who you think is worth reading.

Here is who received nominations (in alphabetical order):

  • Adi Gaskell – @adigaskell
  • Andy Heikkila – @AndyO_TheHammer
  • Braden Kelley – @innovate
  • Chad McAllister – @ChadMcAllister
  • Charisse Jacques
  • Dan Blacharski – @Dan_Blacharski
  • Daniel Burrus – @DanielBurrus
  • Daniel Lock
  • Drew Boyd – @DrewBoyd
  • Emerson Taymor – @etaymor
  • Frank Mattes – @FrankMattes
  • Gregg Fraley – @greggfraley
  • Greg Satell – @Digitaltonto
  • Janet Sernack – @JanetSernack
  • Jacqueline Zhou
  • Jeffrey Baumgartner – @creativejeffrey
  • Jeff Freedman – @SmallArmyAgency
  • Jeffrey Phillips – @ovoinnovation
  • Jeremy Suisted
  • Jessica Wettstein
  • Harvey Wade
  • Jorge Barba – @JorgeBarba
  • Julian Birkinshaw – @JBirkinshaw
  • Julie Anixter – @julieanixter
  • Kate Hammer – @KateHammer
  • Keary Crawford – @kearycrawford
  • Kevin McFarthing – @InnovationFixer
  • Kevin Namaky – @knamaky
  • Lou Killeffer – @LKilleffer
  • Mari Anixter- @MariAnixter
  • Maria Paula Oliveira – @mpaulaoliveira
  • Marty Zwilling – @StartupPro
  • Matthew E May – @MatthewEMay
  • Michael Graber – @SouthernGrowth
  • Mike Brown – @Brainzooming
  • Mike Shipulski – @MikeShipulski
  • Mukesh Gupta
  • Nick Partridge – @KnewNewNeu
  • Nicolas Bry – @NicoBry
  • Pamela Soin
  • Paul Hobcraft – @Paul4innovating
  • Paul Sloane – @paulsloane
  • Peter Cook – @AcademyOfRock
  • Pete Foley – @foley_pete
  • Ralph Christian Ohr – @ralph_ohr
  • Richard Haasnoot – @Innovate2Grow
  • Robert B Tucker – @RobertBTucker
  • Rowan Gibson – @RowanGibson
  • Sandy Carter – @Sandy_Carter
  • Sarah Miller Caldicott – @SarahCaldicott
  • Saul Kaplan – @skap5
  • Scott Anthony – @ScottDAnthony
  • Scott Bowden – @scottbowden51
  • Shelly Greenway – @ChiefDistiller
  • Soren Kaplan – @SorenKaplan
  • Stefan Lindegaard – @Lindegaard
  • Stephen Shapiro – @stephenshapiro
  • Steven Forth – @StevenForth
  • Tamara Kleinberg – @LaunchStreet
  • Tom Koulopoulos – @TKspeaks
  • Yoram Solomon – @yoram

Editor’s Note: Conference tickets are for conference admission only and are ultimately at the discretion of the conference organizers to grant. Travel and any other expenses for attending the conference are the responsibility of the winner. All deadlines are midnight GMT on the day mentioned.

The official Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2017 and the contest winners will then be announced on Innovation Excellence in early January 2018.

We’re curious to see who you think is worth reading.

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Braden KelleyBraden Kelley is a popular innovation speaker, creates sustainable innovation cultures, and builds B2B content marketing strategies that drive increased visibility and inbound sales leads. He is the author of the five-star book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire and the creator of a revolutionary new change planning toolkit coming soon. Follow him on Twitter (@innovate) and Linkedin.

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