Franchise marketing software & services firm SeoSamba revealed the list of the Top 100 Global Influencers in Franchising, singling out opinion leaders from authoritative organizations in franchise industries worldwide.
As the name implies, the Top 100 Global Influencers in Franchising list includes the most influential characters in the franchise world, whose voices count more than most across various channels from traditional to social media.
In most cases, these people are franchise superstars who have turned local operations into world-leading business powerhouses, using their enduring success as springboards to global fame.
The list is completed by more hush-hush personalities, and dealmakers who seldom appear in public limelight, yet have nonetheless achieved undisputed recognition among franchise specialists, and insiders.
Amongst the personalities listed, one can find Rick Grossman, the author of Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise Bible; Mr. Aziz Hashim, former International Franchise Association’s chair; or Mr. Joe Caruso, President of the Capital Area Franchise Association. The list also includes franchise industries personalities from Canada, France, England, Saudi Arabia and others countries.
SeoSamba's CEO & renowned local SEO expert Michel Leconte, says that it’s never easy to establish such a list, SeoSamba took great care in compiling thousands of data sources to pick among over 1,000 eligible franchise industry personalities based on their business résumé, lifetime achievements, overall presence in general as well as specialized media, country of operation, organization reputation, and their position within them.
Other criteria include personal publications, appearances in public events, webinars, and overall following in various business-oriented social networks such as Linkedin, Viadeo or Xing.
To remove any unnecessary subjective judgement, the Top 100 Global Influencers in Franchising list steers clear from ranking franchise influencers among themselves, yet provides insight as to why they are influential, and gives direct links to their respective organization’s websites to learn more.
Check out the Top 100 Global Influencers in Franchising list here.