Business Insider announced its Digital 50: “the 50 Hottest People In Online Politics” on Thursday and somewhat surprisingly Republicans made up almost half the list.
So who proved to be the most tech-savvy on the right? Two young conservatives featured on “Red Alert Politics’ 2012 30 under 30 list” were honored once again for their impressive work.
Brittany Cohan, Deputy Communications Director of Citizens United and former social media coordinator for the Republican National Committee, and Gerrit Lansing, Digital Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee, both of whom were honored by this publication last year, were included on Business Insider’s list.
Cohan and Lansing weren’t the only red hot digital gurus selected t represent the GOP. Below is a full list:
Patrick Ruffini: President of Engage, the digital agency he started himself, and a former eDirector for the Republican National Committee (RNC).
Matt Lira: Senior Advisor to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
Nick Schaper: Senior Vice President of Engage and a former member of House Speaker John Boehner’s digital team.
Matthew Gagnon: Director of Digital Strategy for the Republican Governors Association.
Cyrus Krohn: former RNC chief digital strategist and co-founder of Crowdverb, a digital mobilization company based out of Seattle.
Bob Ellsworth: Chief Technology Officer of Crowdverb.
Mindy Finn: head of Twitter’s strategic politics and advocacy partnerships and former Republican digital strategist and founding partner of Engage.
Katie Harbath: Facebook Associate Manager for Policy and former director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s (NRSC) digital strategy.
Vincent Harris: CEO of Harris Media, a communications and marketing firm he started himself and was behind all-things-digital for the Texas Republican Ted Cruz’s successful Senate campaign.
Liz Mair: Founder of Mair Strategies, an online communications consulting firm and a former RNC digital strategist.
Tim Cameron: Director of Digital Media of the House Republican Conference and a former digital strategist at CRAFT digital media firm.
Matt DeLuca: digital strategist at the RNC.
Tabitha Hale: former director of blogger outreach for the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity.
Glenn Beck: Founder of TheBlaze and TheBlaze TV and former Fox News host.
Emily Zanotti: Strategic partner with Hynes Communications in Chicago. Zanotti also runs her own blog, NakedDC and is credited with helping create the popular “Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan” tumblr.
Erick Erickson: Editor of the blog RedState and a Fox News contributor.
Matthew Dybwad: Founding partner at CRAFT, a Republican digital media company.
Matt Drudge: Founder of the The Drudge Report, the most successful aggregation news site in America.