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August 20, 2020updated 08 Sep 2020 10:49am

Biggest influencers in retail tech in Q2 2020: The top individuals to follow

GlobalData research has found the top retail tech influencers based on their performance and engagement online.

By GlobalData Retail

Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Retail Insight Network has named ten of the most influential people in retail tech on Twitter during Q2 2020.

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Walmart has rounded out its fiscal year with a strong set of numbers that show it has taken supply chain disruption, rising costs, heavy inflation, and various other problems in its stride. There is comfortable growth on both the top and bottom lines, which is extremely respectable given tough prior year comparatives. Walmart hiring is slowing down as compared to hiring in the months of April and March in 2022. Walmart posted close to 40,000 vacancies in March and 30,000 in April, which has gone below 10,000 in June 2022. Walmart Company Filings has most of the mentions related to the ESG and COVID-19 themes in 2021. ESG has more than 300 mentions in the company’s 2021 filings which indicates the rising focus on ESG-related issues. Our report on Walmart: Going Beyond Company Disclosures, demonstrates GlobalData Explorer’s ability to:  
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  • Go beyond basic financial information, to access key industry-relevant indicators for a company and how these have progressed over time
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Biggest influencers in retail tech: The top ten in Q2 2020

1. Michael Schiemer (@MikeSchiemer)

Michael Schiemer is a digital marketing expert specialising in areas such as link building and blogger outreach. He is the owner and a blogger outreach specialist for Bootstrap Business, a marketing and advertising firm. He has been associated with top companies such as Nissan, Reebok, and UnitedHealth Franklin Templeton, among others.

Twitter followers: 220,672

GlobalData influencer score: 57

2. Tamara McCleary (@TamaraMcCleary)

Tamara McCleary is a technology futurist currently serving as the CEO of Thulium, a social media agency. She has served as advisor for many technology companies such as Amazon, SAP, Cisco, Oracle, Dell, IBM, and Verizon, among others. She also hosts podcasts such as TechUnknown and SAP Industries Live.

Twitter followers: 308,269

GlobalData influencer score: 56

3. Vladimer Botsvadze (@VladoBotsvadze)

Vladimer Botsvadze is a retail tech and digital marketing consultant. He is the keynote speaker for Ovations International, an event services company. He also serves as a global social media and digital marketing speaker for the Social Media Club, an online community of social media professionals.

Vladimer has offered innovative strategies for top brands such as Adidas, Aston Martin, and FedEx.

Twitter followers: 56,970

GlobalData influencer score: 52

4. Neil Saunders (@NeilRetail)

Neil Saunders is a retail analyst currently serving as the managing director of research and consulting firm GlobalData’s retail division. He specialises in areas such as consumer behaviour, channel dynamics, brand preferences, competitive strategies and more. He is also the advisory board member of the faculty of business and law in the University of Southampton and a visiting fellow at the University of Surrey.

Twitter followers: 21,796

GlobalData influencer score: 52

5. Sanford Stein (@Schmetail)

Sanford Stein is a retail consultant and founder of RETAIL SPEAK on the LinkedIn platform to share ideas on retail. He has engaged in more than 400 retail projects and is a regular contributor to Forbes. He has also been associated with leading brands such as Target, Brunswick Billiards, and Red Wing Shoes, among others.

Twitter followers: 6,710

GlobalData influencer score: 49

6. Glen Gilmore (@GlenGilmore)

Glen Gilmore is a social media and digital marketing consultant. He currently serves as the principal of Gilmore Business Network, providing social and digital marketing consultations. He advises businesses on areas such as trends, strategies, digital transformation best practices, compliance, and online community building. He has also collaborated with top brands such as Amazon, Huawei, NASA, and more.

Twitter followers: 296,707

GlobalData influencer score: 48

7. Andrew Busby (@andrewbusby)

Andrew Busby is a retail influencer, analyst, and keynote speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Retail Reflections, a retail consultancy firm offering insights on retail. He has contributed towards many retail publications, and has worked with leading retailers such as Kingfisher, John Lewis, and Arcadia, among others.

Twitter followers: 27,404

GlobalData influencer score: 47

8. Steve Dennis (@StevenPDennis)

Steve Dennis is a retail tech consultant and strategic advisor. He is the founder and president of Sage Consulting, a consulting firm focussed on the retail and fashion industry. Steve has been associated with many brands such as the Neiman Marcus Group to improve their marketing capabilities.

Twitter followers: 17,116

GlobalData influencer score: 46

9. Jeff Sheehan (@jeffsheehan)

Jeff Sheehan is a technology futurist and member of the board of directors for the Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Command, which offers community services in the metro Atlanta area. He is also the integrated marketing and social media consultant at Shehaan Marketing Strategies that provides non-profits, professionals, and companies with social media scale and strategies for revenue growth.

Jeff has been associated with top companies such as Apple, Cisco Systems, and IBM, among others, as well small and medium sized businesses.

Twitter followers: 335,029

GlobalData influencer score: 46

10. Jeff Bullas (@jeffbullas)

Jeff Bullas is a digital marketing expert who currently serves as the CEO of Jeffbullas.com Pty Ltd, a consultancy providing strategy and consulting services to companies. He specialises in innovation, content marketing and social media. Jeff is also a keynote speaker, blogger and author of bestselling books.

Twitter followers: 562,666

GlobalData influencer score: 43

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Walmart: Going Beyond Company Disclosures

Walmart has rounded out its fiscal year with a strong set of numbers that show it has taken supply chain disruption, rising costs, heavy inflation, and various other problems in its stride. There is comfortable growth on both the top and bottom lines, which is extremely respectable given tough prior year comparatives. Walmart hiring is slowing down as compared to hiring in the months of April and March in 2022. Walmart posted close to 40,000 vacancies in March and 30,000 in April, which has gone below 10,000 in June 2022. Walmart Company Filings has most of the mentions related to the ESG and COVID-19 themes in 2021. ESG has more than 300 mentions in the company’s 2021 filings which indicates the rising focus on ESG-related issues. Our report on Walmart: Going Beyond Company Disclosures, demonstrates GlobalData Explorer’s ability to:  
  • Track and monitor a company’s movements through alternative indicators to gain insights into the strategy before it is disclosed by the company
  • Gain insight into a company’s capital deployment strategy, by assessing historical deal volumes and specific transactions executed by the company, in addition to identifying sectors of focus
  • Go beyond basic financial information, to access key industry-relevant indicators for a company and how these have progressed over time
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