“CEO is the Ultimate Influencer” – CEO Twitter Scoreboard December 1 Update

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twitter-scoreboard-ceo-Updated December 1 – 2016

From Jack Dorsey – “When a leader, CEO or someone in a leadership position takes to the platform they have the opportunity to humanise their organisation, make it feel smaller and relatable to people.”

The Winner is !

The top Twitterer is Richard Branson @richardbranson with 8.95 million gaining 210,000 followers and certainly the most engaged CEO with 3-Star rating.  As reported by Entrepreneur magazine, here are:

Four Ways Richard Branson Does Social Media

  1. He connects on the most human of levels.
  2. He uses social media to drive traffic to the Virgin website.
  3. He has fun.
  4. He welcomes input from customers.

 

elonmuskThe biggest gainer in the business world was @elonmusk CEO of Telsa with 6.21 million and 450,000 new followers.

In today’s business-political-social world, you are measured by many factors including the number of Twitter followers you have.  In fact, many surveys have found that websites in general are perceived as passive customer communication tools with Twitter being a far more proactive customer-engaging tool.  These surveys have also found an increasing number of customers go to your Twitter account before they go to your website doing “due diligence” on you looking for call-to-actions, thought leadership and content useful in their purchasing as well as customer complaints regarding your solution.  Your client may not have a Twitter business account but they may have a personal account and their advisors may as well.  You can also see how in some small way John Legere’s Twitter efforts have also impacted the price of the stock.

As noted Twitter expert Evan Kirstel just named #5 of Top B2B-Business-to-Business Influences more than 76K up 10K followers in July stated, “Twitter is not just way to meet new prospects and partners, it IS the way you run your company. If you aren’t engaged, your competition likely is!”  That is, CEO’s are beginning to see the real value of Twitter not just for their company but for their role as CEO in the company they run. 

 The New Social Media Engaged CEO as “The ultimate value of any CEO is the price of the stock and social media can impact that.”

If you are a CEO or C-Level we can help you and your company use Twitter to gain-retain followers and customers

email cross@gocross.com and we can provide proven cost-effective results and references.

The purpose of this article is to not just talk about HOW CEOs Twitter but which CEO has the highest number of Followers not the only measure of the CEO’s social presence but certainly a viable one.

 ***Twitter Star Ratings

***Three Stars – Posting Weekly Engaging with Followers & “Thought Leadership” – Global Values & Vision

**Two Stars – Posting Weekly and Thought Leadership

* One Star – Posting Weekly & Corporate Sales Pitch

How do you score against your competitors?

Click here to get listed, corrections, additions, and Twitter help. We apologize for omissions or errors.  

TECH CEO’s:  Gains+ and Losses- during November 2016 only

Company Twitter Name Followers +/- since 11/1 Star Rating Notes
Richard Branson

@richardbranson

8,950,000 +210,000 *** Global, company, customer engagement
Elan Musk Telsa/Spacex @elonmusk 6,210,000 +450,000 ** Space pics
Mark Cuban

@mcuban

5,980,000 +190,000 * Personal topics
Lord Sugar Amshold @Lord_Sugar 5,260,000 +20,000 ** Global
Tim Cook Apple @tim_cook 3,950,000 +200,000 ** Apple promotion
Jack Dorsey @jack 3,920,000 +30,000 ** Social issues
John Legere @JohnLegere 3,310,000 +160,000 *** TMobile and event promotion
Marissa Mayer Yahoo @marissamayer 1,670,000 +20,000 * Business topics
Tony Fernades AirAsia @tonyfernandes 1,220,000 +30,000 *** Airline and global topics
Warren Buffett Berkshire @WarrenBuffett 1,210,000 +10,000 Only 1 posts in 2016
Satya Nadella MSFT @satyanadella 1,160,000 +70,000 *** MSFT promotion & global tops
Michael Dell @MichaelDell 1,100,000 +30,000 * Dell promotion
Aaron Levie Box

@levie

898,000 +151,000 ** Political topics
Sundar Pichai Google

@sundarpichai

645,000 +29,000  
Larry Kim Wordstream

@larrykim

530,000 +38,000  
Jeff Weiner Linkedin @jeffweiner 406,000 +7,000 ** Global business
Dave Asprey BPNutrition

@bulletproofexec

350,000 -1,000 ** Food topics
Marc Benioff Salesforce @Benioff 333,000 +29,000 *** Social issues
Meg Whitman @MegWhitman 236,000 0 Northing since 2011
Thubten WePostMedia

@thubten

224,000 New ***
Olga Kay MooshWalks

@OlgaKay

204,000 3,000 **
Bryan Kramer PureMatter

@bryankramer

196,000 +6,000 **
Ashley Alexiss

@AshAlexiss

194,000 +2,000 **
David Gold West Ham United FC

@davidgold

164,000 +4,000 ** Sports and charities
Jeffrey Bezos Amazon @JeffBezos

 

157,000 +12,000 * Space issues
Marcelo Claure Sprint

@marceloclaure

140,000 +3,000 *** Company, family and charity topics
Gurbaksh Chalal

@gchahal

133,000 New ** Hidden tweets
Debra Ruh RuhGlobal

@debraruh

133,000 +3,000 *** Health, caring and charity topics
Mark Zuckerberg @MarkZuckerbergF 125,000 +5,000 Nothing since 2010
Ian Matthews WMGCinsights

@iancsmatthews

107,000 0 *
Shelly Kramer V3Broadsuite

@ShellyKramer

104,000 1,000 **
Rui Delgado Berrymetrics

@rui

102,000 +8,000 ** Global
Holly Ransom Emergent

@HollyRansom

94,000 0 *** Global topics
Larry Ellison Oracle @larryellison 93,800 +300 Nothing since 2012
Mike Kawula SocialQuant

@MikeKawula

82,900 +4,200 * Company topics
Michael Brenner MKTGnsiders

@BrennerMichael

77,300 +2,300 ** Marketing SEO topics
Spencer Rascoff Zillow @spencerrascoff 73,900 +3,100 *** Company topics
Aseem Badshad Socedo

@aseemb

65,000 +2,900 * Company topics
Joseph Steinberg SecureMySocial

@JosephSteinberg

63,900 +3,900 **
Danny Gibson Inkster

@DannyG_inkster

61,400 +1,500 * Culture
Caen Contee Connect

@caencontee

57,500 +1,100 * Company
Jacqueline Gold – Ann Summers

@Jacqueline_Gold

57,000 +300 * Fashion, family topics
David Meltzer Sports1Mkt

@davidmeltzer

53,600 New * Sports
JM Alvarez-Pallete Telefonica

@jmalvpal

52,300 +600 * Global
Danielle Morrill Mattermark

@DanielleMorrill

51,500 +500 ** Company and global
Josef Holm Krowdster

@josefholm

50,800 +1,600 * Crowdfunding
Peter Bordes OneCube

@PeterBordes

45,700 +700 **
Brit Morin Brit

@brit

43,300 +200 ** Family and company
John Hall Influence Co

@johnhall

42,800 +11,900 **
Lee Ann Allman Sandton

@leeannallman

42,000 +2,000 ** Global
Paolo Privitera Pick1

@pppaolo

41,300 +200 **
Rob Peters

@StandardofTrust

40,900 +1,600 **
Keith Krach Docusign

@KeithJKrach

34,300 +400 ** Company, tech
Kevin Crenshaw

@kcren

33,800 +400 ***
Jason Will Zipkick

@jasonbwill

33,700 -100 * Food
David Jones One Young World

@davidjonesOYW

32,400 +100 ** Global
Steve Zeitch FocalPoint

@SteveZeitch

32,300 +1,200 **
Sebastian James Dixons

@DCSebJ

32,000 +300 * Company
Ronan Dunne Verizon

@RonanDunneVZW

31,600 +100 *** Global
Cheryl Burgess BlueFocus

@ckburgess

29,800 +300 * Company
MariAnne Vanella Vanella Group @VanellaGroup

27,200

+300 ** Business topics
Mauro Biasolo LLCbox

@MauroBiasolo

26,600 +1,400 *** Business topics
Gil Eyal Hyprbrands

@gileyal

26,500 +700 ** Random
Yaqui Nunez Quierolabya

@yaqui

26,300 0 ** Global
Jon Ferrar Nimble

@Jon_Ferrara

26,200 +200 ** Company
Sherry Chris

@sherrychris

25,100 +200 ** Fashion, family, other
Tim Jackson CADA

@TimWJackson

24,600 +300 ** Business topics
David Prasser Startuscc

@DavidRPrasser

24,600 +600 ** Company, tech
Chuck Robbins Cisco

@ChuckRobbins

22,000 +600 ** Company, tech
George Schildge Matrix Group

@gschildge

20,400 +200 ** Marketing strategy
Reed Hastings @reedhastings 20,000 +900 Political – social
Ginny Rometty IBM @GinniRometty 19,300 +500 No posts
Jack Parsons YourfeedUK

@JackParsons_CEO

18,900 +900 *** Tech, brand
Stephen Kelly SageGroupPLC

@SKellyCEO

18,800 +500 ** Global, tech
Ayah Bdeir Littlebits @ayahbdeir 18,500 +200 ** Company promotion
Nicelle McCall BoldGuidance

@Nichelle_McCall

18,400 -100 * Startup
Mike Wilson Comnexia @VoIPBoss 18,000 New * Business
David Thodey x-Telstra @davidthodey 17,900 0 Global
Megann Rundell Tulip Strategies

@megannrundell

17,600 New ** Random
Helena Morrissey Newtonim @MorrisseyHelena 16,800 +200 ** Humanitarian
Mattan Griffel Onemonthedu

@mattangriffel

16,700 0 ** Tech, startup
Blake Irving Godaddy

@Blakei

16,400 New ** Global tech topics
Robert Moore Footprint_Nyc

@MediaLabRat

16,300 +100 ** Content marketing
Christo Fouch BusinessDirect

@christofouche

16,300 +3,000 * Company sales
Mark Hurd Oracle

@MarkVHurd

15,700 +1,000 ** Company, tech
Jonathan LaCoste Jebbit

@lacostejonathan

15,500 -100 ** Tech, SMM
Ouriel Ohayon Appsfire

@OurielOhayon

15,400 New ** Apps
Mark Bertolini Aetna @mtbert 14,400 +200 ** Global topics
Theo Priestly Cronycle

@tprstly

14,300 +200 ** Innovation
John Donahoe Paypal @Donahoe_John 14,200 0 No posts since 2015
Cindy Whitehead ThePinkCeiling

@cindypinkceo

13,000 +4,000 *** Women in business
Tom Mendoz Netapp @TomMendozaTalks 13,000 +100 ** Company, sports, tech
Jan Owen Young Australians

@JanOwenAM

13,000 +100 ** Global, startups
Derek Flanzraich Greatist @derekflanz 12,900 New * Wellness
Dheeraj Pandey Nutanix

@trailsfootmarks

12,900 +400 ** Company
Jeremy Bloom Integrate @JeremyBloom11 12,800 0 ** Company, self-promo
Jeremy Burton EMC

@jburton

12,800 +200 ** Company promotion
Paul F. Calero Havas

@Paul_Framp

12,300 +100 ** Global
Kathryn Parsons Decoded

@KathrynParsons

11,900 +100 * Global, startups
Dr. Susan Amat VentureHive

@SusanAmat

11,800 +100 *** Startups
Javier beBee beBee @JavierBeBee 11,700 +1,300 ** Company promotion
Brian Krzanich Intel @bkrunner 11,600 +200 ** Company promotion
Ophir Gottlief CMLviz

@OphirGottlieb

11,500 +300 ** Fintech
Burton Goldfield Trinet

@BurtonGoldfield

11,400 +500  
Brandon Foo Polymail

@foolywk

11,200 0 * Company
Jon Medved OurCrowd

@jonmedved

10,900 +100 * Startups
Justin Holland Healthjoy

@JH_HealthJoy

10,800 -100 ** Medical, startup
Scott Brown Bounce.io @sbrown 10,700 0 ** Company promotion & lifestyle
Grant Wilkinson Fluidbrowser

@grantfwilkinson

10,500 0   Apps and tech
Bradford Glaser HRDQ

@HRDQBrad

10,300 +200 ** Management, tech
Briand Bosche GoSlope

@BrianPBosche

10,100 +500 ** Company, tech
Francois Goube Cogniteev

@francoisgoube

9,717 -1 ** Business Startup topics
Pat Gelginger Vmware

@PGelsinger

9,519 +291 ** Company
Wes Hayden Virtual Hold

@weshayden

9,419 -19 ** Tech topics
Craig Faulker FMGSuite

@CraigFaulkner_

9,382 -37 * Marketing
Sara Bird Moz

@SarahBird

9,086 +79 *** Company, tech
Tom Gillis BRKT

@_TomGillis

9,021 +1,075 ** Business security
Jennifer Hyman Renttherunway

@Jenn_RTR

8,846 New ** Fashion, politics
Jack Salzwedel @amfamjack 8,391 +206 *** Company topics
Jerry Colonna RebootHQ

@jerrycolonna

7,940 +137 ** Global
Brad Smith Intuit @IntuitBrad 7,890 +159 ** Company-personal promotion
Ola Rollén

Hexagon

@OlaRollen 7,782 +582 * Personal interests
Arlo Gilbert Televero

@arlogilbert

7,758 +80 ** Global topics
Martin Gilbert – Aberdeen @MartinGilbert83 7,198 +328 ** Industry
Geeman Yip BitTitan

@GeemanYip

7,168 +960 ** Company, startups
Jeff Haynie Appcelator @jhaynie 6,977 +50 ** Global topics
Karim Abouelnaga PMPUSA

@KarimAbouelnaga

6,828 +504 ** Team building
Gregarious Narain Chute @gregarious 6,558 -13 ** Personal
Chris Kalaboukis HelloFuture

@thinkfuture

6,433 +165 ** Innovation tech
Erik Rusnak VoipInt

@Eruss2

6,355 New ** Tech topics
Bart Lorang FullContact

@bartlorang

6,055 +44 ** Company, tech
Adam Broadway NearMeco

@abroadway

6,050 +945 ** Marketing
Howard Brown RingDNA

@howardbrown

5,878 -4 ** Sales
Alex Raymond Kapta @afraymond 5,348 -14 ** Sales and Customer topics
Heather Margolis ChannelMavens

@HeatherMargolis

5,188 +83 ** Channel sales
Helmuth Fuchs Moneycab

@buddli

5,077 +95 ** Global, startups
James Park Fitbit

@parkjames

5,000 +83 ** Company
Alex Aleksandroski Wooter

@vvooter

4,874 New *** Sports fashion
Ann Charles BrandFog

@annmcharles

4,662 New *** Politics
Ludovic Huraux Shapr

@LudovicHuraux

4,567 +118 ** Company promotion
Valerie Jennings JSMM

@valeriejennings

4,307 -6 ** Startup issues
Martin Bouygues @MartinBouygues 4,144 +486 Business topics
Johnny Katz Varick North

@JohnnyJKatz

4,135 +52 * Business topics
Joshua Reeves GustoHQ

@joshuareeves

4,130 +237 Company promotion
Eric Litman Medialets @ericlitman 4,102 +4 ** Company promotion
Bruce Broussard Humana @brucedbroussard 4,067 +137 Company topics
T Schellenbach Getstream

@tschellenbach

4,047 +75 * Tech
Carter Hostelley Leadtail @carterhostelley 3,874 +85 ** Sales, tech
Nick Kullin Second Flight

@NickKullin

3,827 +36 Personal
Steve Greenburg

@steviegpro

3,792 -2 ** Politics
Marcela Shine Scientific_Ly

@MarcelaShine

3,742 -68 * Politics
Ankur Nagpal

@ankurnagpal

3,655 +118 * Company
Larry Weber RacepointGlobal

@TheLarryWeber

3,512 +1 * Company promotion
Julie Wainwright RealReal

@RealRealJulie

3,498 +10 ** Business/political topics
Mat Ellis Cloudability @MatEllis 3,494 -3 * Company promotion
Debbie Wossk Lovehomeswap

@DebbieWossk

3,425 +232   Startups
Rami Essaid Distil @ramiessaid 3,365 +95 ** Company-personal promotion
Michael Biddick Fusion PPT

@michaelbiddick

3,239 +12 * Company
Liz Pearce LiquidPlanner

@lizprc

3,205 +19 ** Business topics
Lisa Abeyta AppCitylife

@LisaAbeyta

3,093 +19 ** Tech/politics
Yoav Schwartz Uberflip

@yostar

3,058 +197   Marketing
Dave Girgenti LifeBlinkinc

@davegirgenti

3,025 +28 ** Startups
Xavier Rolet London Stock Exchange

@xrolet

2,855 +146 ** Fintech
Shai Berger Fonolo

@shaiberger

2,812 +25 ** Global
Peter Dicksion Wegreenlight

@PeterJDickinson

2,754 +171 ** Company, startups
Stale Hansen AdvaniaNorway

@StaleHansen

2,693 +19 * Microsoft
Will Richman BitmakerHQ

@will_richman

2,587 +54   Random
Carmen Gonzales Sys-Con

@GonzalezCarmen

2,570 +147 ** Cloud
Domini Pouzin BitTitan

@dominicpouzin

2,570 +750 ** Tech news
Eric Yuan Zoom

@ericsyuan

2,489 +122 ** Random
Simon Segars ARM

@simonsegars

2,394 +20 ** Company, caring
Dan Lynn Agildata

@danklynn

2,357 +1 ** Random
Derek Rogers Generous Tickets

@Calgaryrogers

2,289 +170 ** Fintech
Allyson Downey WeekSpring

@AllysonDowney

2,239 +16 ** Politics
Kent Thiry

DaVita

@KentThiry 2,219 +70 *** Company and health topics
Paul Segre Genesys

@PaulSegre

2,212 +40 * Company promotion
Tanya Prive OneVest

@TanyaPrive1

2,191 +36 Startup
Cameron Avery ElasticGrid

@Cameron__Avery

2,183 -9 ** Company promotion
G. Krista Morgan P2Bi

@krismtl

2,034 +34 ** Company Topics
Zach Supalla Particle

@zs

2,031 +31 * Random
TJ Parker PillPack @tjparker 2,026 +24 ** Misc topics
Vittorio Colao Vodafone @vitt61 2,001 +25 Global topics
George Mitsopoulos Broadvoice

@gmitsopoulos

1,956 -14 * Tech topics
Jon Stein Kettera

@JonSteinCEO

1,950 -66 ** Fintech
Michael White e4Strategies @e4VoIP 1,926 +10 * Random
Nina Simosko NTTi3

@ninasimosko

1,924 +22 ** Security and women in business
James Hagan Noinc

@jhagen

1,802 +110 ** Edtech
Amit Shaffir Quiv

@ashafrir

1,786 +2   Random
Richard Jones EngageSciences

@oldstriker

1,775 -2 ** Company, biz
Jackie Ros Revolar

@jackie_ros

1,733 +116 *** Tech startups
Edward Kim Gusto

@edawerd

1,716 +11 * Company
Promise Phelon Tapinfluence

@PromisePhelon

1,712 +121 ** Business topics
Jerry Kennelly Tweak @jerrykennelly 1,671 +79 * Company
Joe Burton Plantronics @JoeBBurton 1,660 +20 * Auto topics
Sean Safahi GoBold

@seansafahi

1,658 -39 * Random
Jason Tan SiftScience

@jasontan

1,656 +55 Tech
Ahmad Chatila Sunedison

@AhmadRChatila

1,626 -23 ** Solar business topics
Sanjay Verma Skv_India

@skv_india

1,614 +29 ** Global
Jens Nylander Automile @nylanderjens 1,599 -1 * Company
Andre Durand Ping

@andredurand

1,556 -1 Cybersecurity, caring
Todd Vernon VictorOps

@toddvernon

1,506 +17 ** Random
Ranvir Gujral  Chute @ranvir 1,466 +10 ** Chute promotion
Anke Corbin Globig

@ankec

1,444 +6 ** Women, startups, VC
Paul Vincent Neuranet

@pcvincent

1,436 +214 ** Startups, Tech
Justin Gray Myleadmd

@Jgraymatter

1,429 +10 ** B2B, sales
Chad Gundry Bragshare

@ChadGundry

1,397 +226 ** Business
Carol Barash Story2

@CarolBarash

1,383 +14 ** Edtech, startups
Mary Boone

@maryboone

1,373 +24 *** Business
David Morken Bandwidth

@DavidMorken

1,367 +9 ** Business Topics
Moshe Maeir Fone.do

@fone_do

1,365 +9 ** Tech
Ed Clark Atlanta Motor Speedway @EdClarkAMS

 

1,350 +2 Car topics
Dhaval Shah Ganjaboxes

@CEODhaval

1,350 +72 ** Industry
Cathy Engelbert Deloitte

@CathyEngelbert

1,306 +252 ** Company, Business
Kreg Peeler Spingoevents

@kregpeeler

1,234 -10   Company
Tim Burton Center for Excellence

@TBurtonCEO

1,208 -29 ** Business
Anna Jones Hearst UK

@MrsAnnaKJones

1,204 +181 ** Women startups
Dayanna Valenciano TheLuvalGroup

@DayValenciano

1,204 +26 *** News
Niki Koubourlis BoldBetties

@NikiKoub

1,185 -17 ** Startups
Scott Yates Blogmutt

@scodtt

1,185 +5 ** Company promotion
Chris Neumann Datahero @ckneumann 1,166 -7 * Company promotion
Chip Pickering Incompass

@ChipPickering

1,160 -8 *** Association
Sasanka Atapattu Launchsource

@SasankaAtapattu

1,160 +183 ** Career
Andrei Soroker Kato.im @abs 1,158 -6 * Lifestyle topics
Simon Knapp Pixmoto

@simonknapp

1,147 +28 ** Marketing, Tech
Ned Scott Steemit

@certainassets

1,120 +146 ** Fintech
Avi Freedman Kentikinc

@avifreedman

1,117 +41 * Random
John Gabbert Pitchbook @john_gabbert 1,095 +46 ** Venture capital issues
Chip Roberson Brandle

@chip_roberson

1,084 +60 ** Politics
Alex Bisbe Whisbi

@Alexbisbe

1,033 0 * Company
Michael Tessler Broadsoft

@michael_tessler

1,032 +48 ** Company
Daniel Saks Appdirect @danielsaks 1,031 +9 * Company promotion
Sagar Modi QuiphMedia

@sagarmodi91

1,019 New ** Startups
Tom Coburn Jebbit

@TomCoburn1

1,006 -6 ** Startups

Note: CEO with less than 1,000 followers are not included.  We are glad to correct any errors or omissions.

Note: Twitter accounts are based on Twitter, Google and other searches and may not be the only Twitter account used not by the companies nor individuals of the companies they run nor reflect any changes at the companies mentioned.  We searched the Fortune Magazine Fortune 1000 for names.

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