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    Twitter Showdown: @GaryVee vs @ChrisBrogan

    Posted by Bill Faeth

    Gary Vaynerchuk vs Chris Brogan

    So we thought we would mix it up a bit and give you a Twitter Showdown between two of our favorite (and very influential) people on Twitter.

    In the Left Corner: @GaryVee

    Meet Gary Vaynerchuk, a 35 year old New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author who is also a self-trained wine and social media expert. From a young age, it was clear that Gary was a businessman.

    At 8 years old he was operating 7 lemonade stands in his neighborhood and by 10 he had moved onto selling baseball cards at local malls. In high school while working at his family owned liquor store, Gary started reading The Wine Spectator and wine books, and realized collecting wine offered an allure similar to his previous hobby of collecting baseball cards. With a wealth of knowledge and an entrepreneurial spirit, Gary spent every weekend of his college years at his parents’ wine store. Recognizing the importance of e-commerce in 1997, Gary launched Winelibrary.com and helped grow his family business significantly from $3 million to $45 million by 2005.


    In the Right Corner: @ChrisBorgan

    Meet Chris Brogan, Chris runs Human Business Works, where he provides strategic business advice to mostly larger companies about developing business via the digital channel. He’s written a bunch of books. One of them, Trust Agents, was a New York Times bestseller. He also plays in the band, D3one3, with Jacqueline Carly.

    Chris is a New York Times Bestselling author of books like Trust Agents (cowritten with Julien Smith), Social Media 101, and Google Plus for Business.

    Chris is also the cofounder of the PodCamp new media conference series, exploring the use of new media community tools to extend and build value.

    He has 12 years of experience in online networks, social communities, and other elements of digital business.

    He has 16 years of enterprise telecommunications and wireless experience prior to all this.


    As you read through the infographic take a close look at the number of Mentions and the Mentions per tweet.  The ratios are high which shows that both Gary and Chris post quality content and engage with their followers.

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    Topics: Social Media