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41 Most Popular Copywriters of 2023

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Based on 2,043 Interviews Conducted by Copywriting.org

41 Copywriters received 10 mentions or more since 2022. They are listed above along with their percentage of the total 3,500+ mentions.

Last year I wrote an article that brought (at least) 50,000+ visitors to Copywriting.org. It was called The 44 Most Popular Copywriters of 2022 – based on interview data from 712 copywriters who answered 1 simple question:

“Who is your favorite copywriter?”

However, it wasn’t so simple after all. I quickly learned that people go cRaZy when themselves (or their favorite copywriters) aren’t at the top of the list. It was PURE CHAOS!

Older readers got upset that younger copywriters beat out the ‘fathers of copywriting’, like Eugene Schwartz, John Carlton, and Claude Hopkins… While younger readers sided with their copywriting coaches, like Stefan Georgi or Alex Cattoni.

To that I say 1 thing: The market speaks for itself.

We now have 2,043 interviews (nearly 3x more data). And I clearly state potential biases in this intro, like how the founder of Copywriting.org got a lot of mentions (duh). But most people skip the intro – glad you’re still reading! 😜

Many interviewees had multiple favorites – so I included any copywriter who was mentioned at any point in the interview (except for the people who voted for themselves lol)! In total, there were 3,500+ mentions across 2,043 interviews since December 2022. The 41 copywriters below have 10+ mentions. Below these 41, you can also see everyone else who has 5+ mentions. I even included how many of the mentions were from 2023 alone.

Now, before you read the article and start arguing with other people, remember that popularity isn’t everything – although it is one indicator of success. Instead of tearing other people down, make sure to congratulate your friends & mentors who made it into this ‘passion project’ article – it’s no small feat! If you think you should’ve made the list, make sure to complete your free Copywriting.org Interview & share it with your audience before V3 of this article is released!

Now, enjoy responsibly:

2. Stefan Georgi - 144 Mentions (4.1%)

Known for selling over $1,000,000,000 worth of products & services while running the Copy Accelerator Mastermind & sharing his ideas almost daily, Stefan Georgi is now an industry leader with anything AI-related. He received 33 mentions in 2023, which would rank #8 when counting only 2023. 

4. Troy Ericson - 131 Mentions (3.7%)

Troy Ericson is the founder of Copywriting.org, MailGenius.comEmailDeliverability.com, & EmailListManagement.com – one of the world’s best email marketers. You can book a time with him at TroyEricson.comHe received 68 mentions in 2023, which would rank #4 when counting only 2023.

5. David Ogilvy - 107 Mentions (3.1%)

David Ogilvy is another famous oldschool copywriter on the list & is considered the “Father of Advertising” for working with clients such as Campbell’s Soup, Shell, & Bristol Meyers. He received 75 mentions in 2023, which would rank #2 when counting only 2023.

6. Daniel Throssell - 101 Mentions (2.9%)

Daniel Throssell is considered by many to be the most entertaining email copywriter of all-time, despite having limited social presence outside of his email list. He received 50 mentions in 2023, which would rank #5 when counting only 2023.

7. Justin Goff - 90 Mentions (2.6%)

Justin Goff is known for scaling Patriot Health Alliance to $23MM per year and then founding the Copy Accelerator Mastermind with Stefan Georgi, which he has since exited. Justin has exciting news right around the corner. He received 37 mentions in 2023, which would rank #6 when counting only 2023.

8. Dan Kennedy - 74 Mentions (2.1%)

Dan Kennedy has influenced millions of business owners, including Russell Brunson, through his Magnetic Marketing book & system over the past 30+ years. He received 33 mentions in 2023, which would rank #9 when counting only 2023.

9. Dan Lok - 67 Mentions (1.9%)

Dan Lok has mentored tens of thousands of students in his High Ticket Closer programs where he teaches high-ticket sales via oral & written format. He received 35 mentions in 2023, which would rank #7 when counting only 2023.

10. Ben Settle - 59 Mentions (1.7%)

Ben Settle is known for his Ben-ism’s that have influenced thousands of his Email Players subscribers for over a decade. He received 27 mentions in 2023, which would rank #11 when counting only 2023.

11. Ning Li - 57 Mentions (1.6%)

Ning Li is known for scaling PaleoHacks with David Sinick & now coaches copywriters. He received 19 mentions in 2023, which would rank #16 when counting only 2023.

12. Shahzad Khan - 48 Mentions (1.4%)

Shahzad Khan roared up the list in 2023 as the most popular copywriter in Pakistan – a true inspiration in his country. He received 28 mentions in 2023, which would rank #10 when counting only 2023.

13. Eugene Schwartz - 47 Mentions (1.3%)

Eugene Schwartz was one of the ‘fathers’ of the copywriting industry – having written Breakthrough Advertising based on his experience selling over $2B worth of products & services in the mid-1900’s (over $10B in today’s money). He received 19 mentions in 2023, which would rank #17 when counting only 2023.

14. John Carlton - 43 Mentions (1.2%)

John Carlton calls himself “the most ripped-off copywriter” on the internet since not many people can sell like him. He’s got testimoinals from Rich Schefren, Eben Pagan, Frank Kern, Mike Filsaime, and more. He received 20 mentions in 2023, which would rank #14 when counting only 2023.

15. Andy Mukolo - 41 Mentions (1.2%)

Andy Mukolo is the most popular copywriter in Nigeria, where copywriting has grown quickly the last several years. He received 25 mentions in 2023, which would rank #12 when counting only 2023.

16. Joe Sugarman - 39 Mentions (1.1%)

Joe Sugarman was considered one of the best storytellers & ad men in the copywriting world – writing for offers like BluBlocker sunglasses. He received 20 mentions in 2023, which would rank #15 when counting only 2023.

17. Gary Bencivenga - 33 Mentions (0.9%)

Gary Bencivenga is considered one of the world’s most talented copywriters by people like Brian Kurtz, John Carlton, Joe Vitale, and many large publishers. He received 12 mentions in 2023, which would rank #23 when counting only 2023.

18. Armash Kamal - 33 Mentions (0.9%)

Armash Kamal is another top copywriter in all of Pakistan – being one of the highest-paid copywriters there. He received 25 mentions in 2023, which would rank #13 when counting only 2023.

19. Ian Stanley - 32 Mentions (0.9%)

Ian Stanley has sold over $100,000,000 via copywriting for different offers & has since coached thousands of students to achieve ‘freelancer freedom’ through copywriting. He received 8 mentions in 2023, which would rank #29 when counting only 2023.

20. Frank Kern - 31 Mentions (0.9%)

Frank Kern has long been known as one of the world’s top Facebook Ad experts & marketing consultants – known for his dry humor. He received 9 mentions in 2023, which would rank #26 when counting only 2023.

21. Jason Capital - 31 Mentions (0.9%)

Jason Capital has sold over $80M worth of courses ever since mastering copywriting in the basketball, dating, and biz opp niches. He received 3 mentions in 2023, which would rank #69 when counting only 2023.

22. Clayton Makepeace - 30 Mentions (0.9%)

Clayton Makepeace was a beloved oldschool copywriter, known for his strong opinions, who generated over 3 million customers for his clients over his 40 year career. He received 16 mentions in 2023, which would rank #20 when counting only 2023.

23. Alen Sultanic - 29 Mentions (0.8%)

Alen Sultanic came out of the shadows when he launched Nothing Held Back in 2021. He now shares 2 decades worth of genius marketing strategies with his members. He received 17 mentions in 2023, which would rank #19 when counting only 2023.

24. Chris Haddad - 27 Mentions (0.8%)

Chris Haddad became well-known in the dating & relationship niche – and is a huge inspiration for copywriters across the world. He received 8 mentions in 2023, which would rank #30 when counting only 2023.

25. Chris Orzechowski - 24 Mentions (0.7%)

Chris Orzechowski is an ecom copywriter, helping ecommerce businesses increase their email revenue while maintaining his own top-tier email list. He received 7 mentions in 2023, which would rank #32 when counting only 2023.

27. Kyle Milligan - 18 Mentions (0.5%)

Kyle Milligan founded the Copy Squad Agency after selling $7.1M for Agora Financial. He also turned WealthPress into a $50,000,000 company. He received 7 mentions in 2023, which would rank #33 when counting only 2023.

28. Bob Bly - 18 Mentions (0.5%)

Bob Bly has written for IBM, AT&T, Intuit, Forbes, ITT, and more over his 40 year career. He also is a fan-favorite coach to thousands of copywriters. He received 14 mentions in 2023, which would rank #21 when counting only 2023.

29. Dolapo Hazmat - 15 Mentions (0.4%)

Dolapo Hazmat is another favorite copywriter in Nigeria who’s very active on Twitter (X). He’s also a coach to many copywriters in Africa. He received 13 mentions in 2023, which would rank #22 when counting only 2023.

30. Russell Brunson - 14 Mentions (0.4%)

Russell Brunson is the founder of Clickfunnels, the most popular SAAS in the copywriting industry. Russell is also the genius behind campaigns like “One Funnel Away”, which has been modeled by many. He received 9 mentions in 2023, which would rank #27 when counting only 2023.

31. Pauline Longdon - 13 Mentions (0.4%)

Pauline Longdon is the founder of the Copy Alchemist, sending weekly emails to the list for the last 8 years without missing a single week. She received 3 mentions in 2023, which would rank #70 when counting only 2023.

32. Joanna Wiebe - 13 Mentions (0.4%)

Joanna Wiebe founded Copyhackers after 15 years of writing for clients like Canva, Intuit, MetaLab, Prezi, Sprout Social, and more. She received 9 mentions in 2023, which would rank #27 when counting only 2023.

33. Todd Brown - 12 Mentions (0.3%)

Todd Brown is a marketing consultant with arguably more six and seven figure funnel clients than anyone else – with clients in over 33 countries & 65 niches who use his E5 Method. He received 5 mentions in 2023, which would rank #51 when counting only 2023.

34. Cardinal Mason (Mason Doerr) - 12 Mentions (0.4%)

Mason Doerr, known as Cardinal Mason on TikTok, is probably the youngest copywriter on the list. He’s teaching the next generation all about making money online via his ‘Cardinal Copy’ brand. He received 11 mentions in 2023, which would rank #24 when counting only 2023.

35. Anik Singal - 12 Mentions (0.3%)

Anik Singal is the founder of Lurn, where he’s showed over 150,000 students & 3,000,000 readers how he’s generated over $100M in online publishing sales. He received 6 mentions in 2023, which would rank #41 when counting only 2023.

36. Laura Belgray - 11 Mentions (0.3%)

Laura Belgray is the founder of Talking Shrimp & The Copy Cure. She’s well-known for her work with media brands like Fandango, NBC, HBO, TBS, and Nickelodeon. She received 7 mentions in 2023, which would rank #34 when counting only 2023.

37. Leo Burnett - 11 Mentions (0.3%)

Leo Burnett was born in 1891! He created some of the most memorable marketing characters like Tony The Tiger, the Marlboro Man, and AllState’s “In Good Hands” campaign. He received 11 mentions in 2023, which would rank #25 when counting only 2023.

38. Sean Ferres - 10 Mentions (0.3%)

Sean Ferres is Australia’s boldest copywriter – and a musician. Sean uses his skills to win both copywriting and music awards. He’s also a coach to hundreds of copywriters. He received 6 mentions in 2023, which would rank #42 when counting only 2023.

39. Robert Allen - 10 Mentions (0.3%)

Robert Allen is a calm yet entertaining copywriter with his own email list & plenty of big wins for ecommerce clients. He received 3 mentions in 2023, which would rank #71 when counting only 2023.

40. Mike Samuels - 10 Mentions (0.3%)

Mike Samuels is a well-known fitness copywriter, mainly focusing on email copy, followed by YouTube scripts, webinars, and sales letters. He received 4 mentions in 2023, which would rank #66 when counting only 2023.

41. Laura Catella - 10 Mentions (0.3%)

Laura Catella introduced her husband Stefan Georgi to copywriting, launched a million-dollar business called Eden Beauty, and now helps copywriters master their minds through her Diamond Day Mastermind. She received 0 mentions in 2023.

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