Top Lebanese Social Media Influencers To Follow
A Social Media Influencer is a social media user who has built a reputation for their knowledge and expertise on a particular topic. Social Media influencers are present also everywhere. While it’s true that the right influencer can massively raise your brand’s visibility, if they don’t know you & show you past interest, you could waste valuable marketing resources with nothing to show for going after wrong influencers.
That’s why we came up with this guide mentioning the top social media influencers in Lebanon and divided them into three categories:
– Top Citizen Influencers: They are influencers who are motivated by passion and interest.
– Top Professional Influencers: They are influencers known for their area of expertise.
– Top Celebrity Influencers: They are celebrities, athletes, movement leaders, even vine stars.
Top Citizen Influencers
Abbas has a diverse working experience on topics related to youth empowerment, civil society, and cultural advocacy. He is the president and Co-Founder at Live Love Beirut the campaign that started in 2012
Ali is as much a sociocultural commentator as he is an artist. He’s also fast emerging as a fashion photographer, shooting for Vogue Arabia and the Fashion Prize winners’ collections with a blend of retrospective western sensibilities.
Alain Abou Jaoude
Alain is a world hopper, travel addict and passionate social media freelancer. Also he is a social media freak.
Anis is a huge fan of old movies, therefore, he founded ‘tlkabtmovies’ the blog where he reviews movies. He is also the winner of the Middle East Social Media Award 2018 as “Best Social Media Influencer”
Anthony is in the first place a dentist as well as he is the blogger behind Lebanon’s food blog: ”NoGarlicNoOnions” In addition to that Anthony in the MESMA 2016 winner as a “Top Social Media Influencer”
Asdghik is a travel blogger trying to balance her adventures and real life.
Assad is an Activist with “You Stink”, a marketing & digital media consultant, a trainer & a speaker.
Chantal is a social media analyst and a blogger! She is also a fitness freak, a wanderer with a free spirit.
Christina is a freelance blogger, healthy foodie, fitness enthusiast and traveler with a passion and a big appetite. She is the blogger behind the blog: “Traveling with Thyme”, where she shares her passion with the world.
Danielle is a Lebanese-American girl who dishes up her adventures living between two worlds. She is the blogger behind “beirutista”, Beirut’s ultimate food & lifestyle blogger.
Elias is a self-motivated person & an active listener. He is a communications & media coordinator.
Elie is a graduate in medicine but also he is the blogger behind “A Separate State of Mind” that covers Lebanese issues, International issues and some less serious things occasionally.
Farid also known as Farix is best known for his fun, light-hearted & sarcastic posts on social media with a purpose of creating some kind on positive change on the day.
Ghayd is a senior marketing specialist at Azadea, he is the person behind #El3ama, where he criticizes the modern Lebanese entertainment business with a touch of sarcasm.
Gino is a biologist focusing on human behavior, aiming to have his own behavioral neuroscience research lab, but till then he is a freelance journalist and the blogger behind “Gino’s Blog”.
Hamza is a visual artist & the current art director of UNHCR in Lebanon. He’s also known as the stage manager and creative director behind Disco Banana, the region’s first immersive club night.
Hisham works as a graphic designer and online manager at “The Caravan Project”. He’s also behind the food and cooking blog “cook in 5 square meters” reflecting his interest in food and photography.
Joumana is food stylist and photographer, she is also the person behind “Taste of Beirut” the blog that introduces Lebanese food to every home.
Lana is the person behind the fashion blog “L’Armoire De Lana”. She is passionately working to make it a reference in fashion, lifestyle and many other sub-categories when it comes to Beirut and the Middle-East.
Maria is a digital marketing strategist and a blogger. She brought “indiedoodles” blog to a life where she shares plenty of life states through posts and pictures from all around Lebanon.
Maya Acra is a social media star especially on snapchat due to some satirical videos she posts about the Lebanese society. Maya is multi tasked person she is media & PR consultant, actress, and blogger behind M’s blog.
Nadine is an activist, and her agenda with Twitter is to make Lebanon a better place. She uses Twitter to communicate with co-activists and friends, and to encourage people to pick up their voices to protest for the causes that they are burning for.
Nicolas is the creator on so many dimensions, Lebanon lover, infographist and blogger. He also earned business knowledge and experience at young age and learned skills related to project management, social media, and hotel management.
Omar is a journalist and an activist in the technological and artistic topics. He is interested in all new computer programs and applications. He is active on twitter where his tweets reflects his thoughts and reflections
Karen is a passionate person who shares on her blog “Karen’s Choice” her passion for food, travelling, home decor and her personal style.
Sam is an entrepreneur who holds an MBA and Ph.D, he is an award winning digital entrepreneur. He has a fun twist which led him to establish Lebanese Memes Solutions.
Rita is a passionate food addict, hospitality lover, blogger. She takes pictures and shares the beauty of her surroundings.
Nour is a fashion enthusiast. She is behind the blog “N For Nour” where she shares whatever inspires her in fashion, trends, looks, designers, textures, prints, restaurants, hotels and lots more.
Top Professional Influencers
Ali is the head of LinkedIn South Europe & MENA. He is a proven leader emphasizing a high performance culture delivering superior growth and leading customer satisfaction. He is the winner of MESMA 2016 as a “Top Social Media Expert”.
Andre Abi Awad
Andre is a motivational trainer, speaker and podcaster. He is the founder of Entreprenergy, the first weekly Arab podcast interviewing successful Arab entrepreneurs. He is the co-founder of CoProSpace, a co-working productive space with services dedicated to grow the business of each community member.
Amer is a media expert, technical/technology consultant, newsroom specialist, new media consultant, digital media expert, social media advisory, TV producer and technology start-up coach.
Ayman is a digital strategist, founder & CEO of “Think Media Labs” an agency specialized in offering business solutions, business development plans, operation management strategies, management consulting and media consultancy. On the other hand he is a media professor and a public speaker.
Gretta is a fitness trainer & a professional Olympic athlete for 20 years, who held the records of 100, 200 & 400 meters in Lebanon & in the Pan Arab region.
Hussein was a managing director at yahoo, in Middle East and Africa. Now he in the general manager for Snap Inc. in the Middle East
Imad Abou Khalil
Imad is a Coach and Trainer and the founder of Succeed Lead. After accomplishing a Master’s of Engineering degree, he QUIT his Engineering job to follow his dream. He has personally coached hundreds to fulfill their dreams and trained highly-recognized organizations and thousands of people in Canada and Lebanon.
Jimmy is an innovation director at M&C Saatchi MENA and group digital director in charge of digital thinking and implementations for group companies. On a parallel front, he serves a strategic consultant for “Le Charcutier” (Aoun) and he is an instructor in media studies at the American University of Beirut (AUB).
Joseph is a digital marketing strategist and a certified digital marketing trainer with wide experience in: Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), and Online Reputation Management.
Maya is an author, visual artist, blogger and television personality mostly known for her sarcastic cartoons and comics published in her books and her popular web-comic blog, “Maya’s Amalgam”. In addition to that she is the co-founder of “wezank” a project that helps to share ideas or explain products with simple and fun explainer videos and animated marketing videos.
Mohammad is a marketing consultant, a trainer and a digital media strategist with some of the Middle East’s top agencies and institutions. He also runs the “Online Collaborative”, a non-profit initiative that aims to promote awareness about technology and social media. Last but not least, Mohammad is a blogger at “Mind Soup”.
Najib is best known as the blogger behind “Blog Baladi” a non-political Lebanese blog that tackles various issues related to the Lebanese society.
MESMA 2015 Winner.
Top Celebrity Influencers
Adel is an actor, TV producer and TV host of the most controversial show “HaydaHaki”. He is well known for his sense of humor and criticism for local and international incidents.
MESMA 2018 winner.
Elissar Zakaria Khoury
Elissa, is a Lebanese former singer who is one of Lebanon’s most famous singers and one of the best known artists in the Arab world.
MESMA 2019 winner.
Haifa is a singer and actress he is an Arabic pop singer winner of two big Apple Music Awards as Best Middle Eastern Artist and most Popular Artist Voted by People. Haifa has a huge fan base especially on social media.
Hicham is a very talented actor & TV presenter. He covers social issues in a comedy & sarcastic way. MESMA 2017 winner.
Marcel is a well known journalist. He is a multi-award winner with over 20 years of experience in political “talk shows” and an influential voice for democracy, freedom of expression, social justice, political autonomy and a talk-show icon.
Milad is a certified life coach, positivity and motivational coach, TV host as well as the author of “365 for a positive life”. Milad is people-oriented and has a passion for human potential that is reflected by spreading out positivity vibes all over the social media networks.
Nadine is a director and actress, Johnny Walker icon and international super-famous film maker. Nadine Labaki gives you her latest updates on Twitter.
Naim is an actor and writer in “Mafi Metlo” comedy show. He is also know on social media for his comedy and sarcastic posts criticizing social and political occurrences.
Nechan Der Haroutiounian is an Armenian / Lebanese TV personality, who was able to get himself a reputable seat among the A-list of Arab TV-Presenters very quickly.
Nicolas is Former-Minister. He is a strong believer that the power of a young Digital Lobby can change Lebanon.
Paula is journalist who hosts political and social talk programs. In addition to that she is a media trainer and a political strategist and is considered among the best Lebanese journalists online.
Pierre is a Lebanese renowned TV host, producer and concept creator. Today Pierre is a concept developer and an executive producer catering for a local and regional audience and produces several shows from Fillers, Reality TV, Entertainment and Soap Operas.
Ragheb is a Lebanese singer, composer, television personality, and philanthropist. He is also an UN Goodwill Ambassador, who plays a humanitarian role and continues supporting UNEP’s activities and the NGOs handling the climate change issues as well as other activities he carried out over the last year
Rima is mainly known as radio broadcaster and a TV host as well as Guinness World Records breaker for the longest Marathon for a Radio Show. Rima has an active social media presence were she influences and spread the positive vibes for all her followers. MESMA 2017 winner.
Walid is a politician and a leader for a political party. He is well known of his wide knowledge in local and international political issues. His controversial tweets are always the talk of the hour.
Zaven is a well-known Lebanese talk show host, producer and television personality who focus on social and daily life issues. He is also a media consultant and author of a bestselling book “Lebanon Shot Twice”.
Joelle is a makeup artist, beauty expert MBC1 presenter and entrepreneur. She had built a name of herself over the years as one of region’s top beauty influencer, is the owner of “Maison de Joelle”, “Joelle Paris ” & “Clinica Joelle”
Jerry is a TV presenter, author and digital media planner. He had amassed a significant following on social media thanks to his widely popular inspirational writings that have always earned massive engagement on Facebook & Instagram before being a bestselling book by the name of Bicaswad
Joe is a Lebanese citizen, human rights & media freedom advocate. He started as a blogger to a TV host and a radio station manager, Joe is relentlessly fighting for social justice and freedom of expression.
This influencer marketing article is a result of personal research and represents a point of view that may miss some Lebanese social media influencers’ names that we forgot or don’t know. If you feel yourself deserve to be mentioned in this article or you know someone that should, we would be glad to know about, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will study your request.