Let’s recognize that age has little to do with ability. You’re never too young or too old if you’ve got talent.  In the marketing world, Advertising Age and Direct Marketing News have their “40 under 40” lists. Forbes has their “30 under 30.” This blog post counterbalances with 50 who are over 50 because to my knowledge a list of this nature has never been published.

Now, before I present my list let me provide some background details. Yes, in case you are wondering, I am over 50, and this group was compiled with the help of my Twitter followers. I’m currently ranked as the 3rd most followed Chief Marketing Officer on Twitter by Social Media Marketing Magazine. Since I have nearly 60K followers, I was confident there would be at least 50 profiles representing marketing leaders over 50 years of age that are innovative and still doing remarkable work.  I just needed to identify them, and well … get them to admit they were over 50! I also wanted to ask them two questions:

1. How and where do you find innovative ideas?

2. What’s the best way to keep your eye on the future?

It has been an interesting and fun process to put together these names because I’ve learned some things about my Twitter network that I didn’t know, and I’ll be a better marketer for it. An additional side benefit I’ve gained is an appreciation for my contacts in the 40-50 age range who’ve reached out to help me with profile suggestions. They are not old enough to make my list and they are too old for the others, but they were still ready to help.  It’s tough being in no man’s land, so thanks gang!

This project has taken longer than I expected as this group is very busy, and not all were eager to anticipate follow-up tweets and contact from the AARP!  In order to make the list a little easier to digest you’ll need to go to my full post to read how they answered the questions. In the meantime, here are the first 25, on my list of senior marketers on Twitter who still know how to make it happen:

Joan Schneider


Title: President and Founder

Company: Schneider Associates


Michael Libbie


Title: Owner

Company: Insight Cubed


Christopher Donald


Title: Strategist

Company: Inbox Group – Indiemark


Jim Ducharme


Title: Community Director

Company: GetResponse Email Marketing


Mark Shevitz


Title: President

Company: SJI, Inc


Jeffrey Peel


Title:  Managing Director

Company: Quadriga Consulting Ltd


Jeff Ogden


Title: President

Company: Find New Customers


Emily R. Coleman, Ph.D.


Title: President

Company: CAM, Inc.


Brad Shorr


Title: Director of B2B Marketing

Company: Straight North


Barbara Fowler


Title: Northeast Managing Partner, CMO

Company: Chief Outsiders


Steve Kirstein


Title: Director of Marketing

Company: OnProcess Technology


Doug Mow


Title: Chief Marketing Officer

Company: Courion Corporation


Adrea Rubin


Title: CEO

Company: Adrea Rubin Media, Inc.


Dyan Bryson


Title: Managing Director

Company: Inspired Health Strategies, LLC


David Newberry


Title: Group Marketing Officer

Company: Pitney Bowes Software


Kay Ross


Title: Marketing consultant & coach, editor and copywriter.

Company: Kay Ross Marketing


Ken Rutsky


Title: Go to Market Thought Leader

Company:  KJR Associates, Inc


Scott Doniger


Title: Senior Vice President, Strategy and Services

Company: Sprinklr


Ari Sherman


Title: Creative Director, copywriter

Company:  Ari Sherman, advertising, formerly of Frankfurt Gips Balkind


Donald Lambert


Title: Consultant

Company:  Management, Marketing, Media


John Caldwell


Title: Principal

Company: Red Pill Email


Karen Shields


Title: Public Information Officer/Communications Manager

Company:  Gwinnett, Newton & Rockdale County Health Departments


Andrew (Andy) Rudin


Title: Managing Principal

Company: Outside Technologies, Inc.


Drew Neisser


Title: CEO and Founder

Company: Renegade, LLC


Jim Lyons


Title: Writer/Analyst/Blogger

Company:  JLA (formerly HP, Lyra Research)


And the author…

Alan See


Title: Chief Marketing Officer

Company:  Alan See CMO Temps, LLC

Stay tuned to my blog for the complete list of 50, and remember, there are only two kinds of managers; the growing and the obsolete.  Be a lifelong learner.

Who would you add to the 25 over 50 list?


Alan See is the Chief Marketing Officer at Alan See CMO Temps, LLC. He has written this guest post for the Networking Exchange Blog.