/EINPresswire.com/ Social media speaker and online marketing pioneer Kim Garst was ranked number 8 on Forbes’ recently unveiled Top 20 Women Social Media Influencers, and number 18 on the business mag’s list of Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers for 2013.

Clermont, FL – Prominent online marketing consultant and social media speaker Kim Garst has been named to both the Forbes Top 20 Women Social Media Influencers and Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers lists, which bring together some of the most prolific figures and social media experts in the industry. Garst, co-founder of Boom! Social, a business devoted to assisting clients in optimizing their social media and online marketing presence, was ranked number 8 among the top 20 Women and number 18 among the Top 50 Social Media Influencers in the world.

“I’m truly honored to be placed among such an inspiring collection of brilliant content creators and innovators. To be included on both these lists means so much to me and is a direct result of the wonderful community of people that I have the pleasure of working with every day,” said Garst, co-founder of Boom! Social (http://kimgarst.com/).

Garst, who was ranked number 24 on last year’s Top 50 Social Media Influencers list, has worked with businesses of all sizes to help develop a social media marketing plan that incorporates emerging visibility strategies as well as techniques she has developed in her time as an online marketing consultant and advisor.

“When I started out I saw the opportunity to help companies learn how to use social media for business and harness the emerging resources at their disposal. In just a few short years I’ve had the opportunity to work with hundreds of thousands of amazing people and help them get the most out of their online presence. It’s such a rewarding experience to see a business grow and it drives me to continue offering whatever help I can,” Garst said.

The full list of Top 20 Women Social Media Influencers can be viewed by visiting http://onforb.es/XS5wWC, and the Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers for 2013 list is available at http://onforb.es/10lj7bi.

About Kim Garst:
Kim Garst started http://www.kimgarst.com as a means to help businesses in every industry effectively connect and market to potential clientele using a variety of online marketing strategies. In only a few short years Garst has earned a reputation as one of the top business minds in social media. She offers several tiers of coaching programs and has successfully helped her students explode their businesses time and time again.

Media Contact:
Kim Garst
15701 State Road 50, Suite 202
Clermont, FL 34711
[email protected]

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