“CEO is the Ultimate Influencer” – CEO Twitter Scoreboard January 1 2017 Update

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Updated January 1 – 2017

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 9.17 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.

The biggest gainer in the business world was @elonmusk CEO of Telsa with 6.5 million and 240,000 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 Top B2B-Business-to-Business Influencer with 100K followers 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.  

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

Company Twitter Name Followers +/- since 12/1 Star Rating Notes
Richard Branson

@richardbranson

9,170,000 +220,000 *** Global, company, customer engagement
Elan Musk Telsa/Spacex @elonmusk 6,500,000 +240,000 ** Space pics
Mark Cuban

@mcuban

6,110,000 +130,000 * Personal topics
Lord Sugar Amshold @Lord_Sugar 5,280,000 +20,000 ** Global
Tim Cook Apple @tim_cook 4,020,000 +70,000 ** Apple promotion
Jack Dorsey @jack 3,950,000 +30,000 ** Social issues
John Legere @JohnLegere 3,460,000 +150,000 *** TMobile and event promotion
Marissa Mayer Yahoo @marissamayer 1,680,000 +10,000 * Business topics
Tony Fernades AirAsia @tonyfernandes 1,270,000 +50,000 *** Airline and global topics
Warren Buffett Berkshire @WarrenBuffett 1,220,000 +10,000   Only 1 posts in 2016
Satya Nadella MSFT @satyanadella 1,180,000 +20,000 *** MSFT promotion & global tops
Michael Dell @MichaelDell 1,120,000 +20,000 * Dell promotion
Aaron Levie Box

@levie

966,000 +68,000 ** Political topics
Sundar Pichai Google

@sundarpichai

674,000 +29,000    
Larry Kim Wordstream

@larrykim

567,000 +27,000    
Jeff Weiner Linkedin @jeffweiner 411,000 +5,000 ** Global business
Marc Benioff Salesforce @Benioff 401,000 +38,000 *** Social issues
Dave Asprey BPNutrition

@bulletproofexec

350,000 0 ** Food topics
Meg Whitman @MegWhitman 236,000 0   Northing since 2011
Thubten WePostMedia

@thubten

224,000 0 ***  
Olga Kay MooshWalks

@OlgaKay

210,000 6,000 **  
Bryan Kramer PureMatter

@bryankramer

198,000 +2,000 **  
Ashley Alexiss

@AshAlexiss

194,000 0 **  
Jeffrey Bezos Amazon @JeffBezos

 

170,000 +13,000 * Space issues
David Gold West Ham United FC

@davidgold

167,000 +3,000 ** Sports and charities
Tamara McCleary Thulium

@TamaraMcCleary

147,000 New    
Marcelo Claure Sprint

@marceloclaure

144,000 +4,000 *** Company, family and charity topics
Debra Ruh RuhGlobal

@debraruh

137,000 +4,000 *** Health, caring and charity topics
Gurbaksh Chalal

@gchahal

133,000 New ** Hidden tweets
Mark Zuckerberg @MarkZuckerbergF 129,000 +4,000   Nothing since 2010
Rui Delgado Berrymetrics

@rui

121,000 +19,000 ** Global
Ian Matthews WMGCinsights

@iancsmatthews

108,000 1,000 *  
Shelly Kramer V3Broadsuite

@ShellyKramer

104,000 0 **  
Evan Kirstel

@evankirstel

100,000 +9,000    
Holly Ransom Emergent

@HollyRansom

94,100 100 *** Global topics
Larry Ellison Oracle @larryellison 94,000 +200   Nothing since 2012
Mike Kawula SocialQuant

@MikeKawula

86,800 +3,900 * Company topics
Michael Brenner MKTGnsiders

@BrennerMichael

79,300 +2,000 ** Marketing SEO topics
Spencer Rascoff Zillow @spencerrascoff 74,600 +700 *** Company topics
Joseph Steinberg SecureMySocial

@JosephSteinberg

67,200 +4,300 **  
Aseem Badshad Socedo

@aseemb

66,800 +1,300 * Company topics
Danny Gibson Inkster

@DannyG_inkster

62,800 +1,400 * Culture
John Hall Influence Co

@johnhall

58,900 +16,100 **  
Caen Contee Connect

@caencontee

58,500 +1,000 * Company
Jacqueline Gold – Ann Summers

@Jacqueline_Gold

57,200 +200 * Fashion, family topics
David Meltzer Sports1Mkt

@davidmeltzer

53,700 +100 * Sports
Danielle Morrill Mattermark

@DanielleMorrill

52,900 +1,400 ** Company and global
JM Alvarez-Pallete Telefonica

@jmalvpal

52,700 +400 * Global
Josef Holm Krowdster

@josefholm

52,500 +1,700 * Crowdfunding
Peter Bordes OneCube

@PeterBordes

46,200 +700 **  
Brit Morin Brit

@brit

43,500 +200 ** Family and company
Lee Ann Allman Sandton

@leeannallman

43,500 +1,500 ** Global
Rob Peters

@StandardofTrust

41,600 +700 **  
Paolo Privitera Pick1

@pppaolo

41,200 -100 **  
Keith Krach Docusign

@KeithJKrach

34,800 +500 ** Company, tech
Kevin Crenshaw

@kcren

34,200 +400 ***  
Jason Will Zipkick

@jasonbwill

33,700 -100 * Food
Sebastian James Dixons

@DCSebJ

33,400 +1,400 * Company
David Jones One Young World

@davidjonesOYW

32,500 +100 ** Global
Steve Zeitch FocalPoint

@SteveZeitch

32,500 +200 **  
Ronan Dunne Verizon

@RonanDunneVZW

31,700 +100 *** Global
Cheryl Burgess BlueFocus

@ckburgess

30,000 +200 * Company
Mauro Biasolo LLCbox

@MauroBiasolo

28,300 +1,700 *** Business topics
MariAnne Vanella Vanella Group @VanellaGroup

27,600

+400 ** Business topics
Gil Eyal Hyprbrands

@gileyal

26,700 +200 ** Random
Yaqui Nunez Quierolabya

@yaqui

26,300 0 ** Global
Jon Ferrar Nimble

@Jon_Ferrara

26,300 +100 ** Company
Christo Fouch BusinessDirect

@christofouche

25,700 +9,400 * Company sales
David Prasser Startuscc

@DavidRPrasser

25,500 +900 ** Company, tech
Sherry Chris

@sherrychris

25,300 +200 ** Fashion, family, other
Tim Jackson CADA

@TimWJackson

25,000 +400 ** Business topics
Chuck Robbins Cisco

@ChuckRobbins

22,700 +700 ** Company, tech
Jack Parsons YourfeedUK

@JackParsons_CEO

21,000 +2,100 *** Tech, brand
George Schildge Matrix Group

@gschildge

20,500 +100 ** Marketing strategy
Reed Hastings @reedhastings 20,500 +500   Political – social
Ginny Rometty IBM @GinniRometty 19,600 +300   No posts
Stephen Kelly SageGroupPLC

@SKellyCEO

19,200 +400 ** Global, tech
Ayah Bdeir Littlebits @ayahbdeir 18,600 +100 ** Company promotion
Nicelle McCall BoldGuidance

@Nichelle_McCall

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

@megannrundell

17,600 New ** Random
Helena Morrissey Newtonim @MorrisseyHelena 17,200 +400 ** Humanitarian
Mattan Griffel Onemonthedu

@mattangriffel

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

@Blakei

16,500 +100 ** Global tech topics
Robert Moore Footprint_Nyc

@MediaLabRat

16,400 +100 ** Content marketing
Cindy Whitehead ThePinkCeiling

@cindypinkceo

16,100 +3,100 *** Women in business
Mark Hurd Oracle

@MarkVHurd

16,000 +300 ** Company, tech
Jonathan LaCoste Jebbit

@lacostejonathan

15,500 0 ** Tech, SMM
Ouriel Ohayon Appsfire

@OurielOhayon

15,500 +100 ** Apps
Javier beBee beBee @JavierBeBee 14,900 +3,200 ** Company promotion
Mark Bertolini Aetna @mtbert 14,700 +300 ** Global topics
Theo Priestly Cronycle

@tprstly

14,500 +200 ** Innovation
John Donahoe Paypal @Donahoe_John 14,200 0   No posts since 2015
Dheeraj Pandey Nutanix

@trailsfootmarks

13,900 +1,000 ** Company
Tom Mendoz Netapp @TomMendozaTalks 13,100 +100 ** Company, sports, tech
Jan Owen Young Australians

@JanOwenAM

13,100 +100 ** Global, startups
Derek Flanzraich Greatist @derekflanz 13,100 +200 * Wellness
Jeremy Burton EMC

@jburton

13,000 +200 ** Company promotion
Jeremy Bloom Integrate @JeremyBloom11 12,800 +200 ** Company, self-promo
Paul F. Calero Havas

@Paul_Framp

12,500 +200 ** Global
Ophir Gottlief CMLviz

@OphirGottlieb

12,200 +700 ** Fintech
Burton Goldfield Trinet

@BurtonGoldfield

12,200 +800    
Kathryn Parsons Decoded

@KathrynParsons

12,000 +100 * Global, startups
Brian Krzanich Intel @bkrunner 11,900 +300 ** Company promotion
Dr. Susan Amat VentureHive

@SusanAmat

11,800 0 *** Startups
Brandon Foo Polymail

@foolywk

11,200 0 * Company
Jon Medved OurCrowd

@jonmedved

11,000 +100 * Startups
Scott Brown Bounce.io @sbrown 10,700 0 ** Company promotion & lifestyle
Justin Holland Healthjoy

@JH_HealthJoy

10,600 -200 ** Medical, startup
Grant Wilkinson Fluidbrowser

@grantfwilkinson

10,500 0   Apps and tech
Briand Bosche GoSlope

@BrianPBosche

10,500 +400 ** Company, tech
Bradford Glaser HRDQ

@HRDQBrad

10,400 +100 ** Management, tech
Francois Goube Cogniteev

@francoisgoube

9,838 +121 ** Business Startup topics
Pat Gelginger Vmware

@PGelsinger

9,798 +279 ** Company
Tom Gillis BRKT

@_TomGillis

9,780 +759 ** Business security
Wes Hayden Virtual Hold

@weshayden

9,443 +24 ** Tech topics
Craig Faulker FMGSuite

@CraigFaulkner_

9,177 -205 * Marketing
Sara Bird Moz

@SarahBird

9,117 +31 *** Company, tech
Jennifer Hyman Renttherunway

@Jenn_RTR

9,031 +185 ** Fashion, politics
Jack Salzwedel @amfamjack 8,614 +223 *** Company topics
Geeman Yip BitTitan

@GeemanYip

8,115 +987 ** Company, startups
Brad Smith Intuit @IntuitBrad 8,025 +136 ** Company-personal promotion
Jerry Colonna RebootHQ

@jerrycolonna

7,988 +48 ** Global
Ola Rollén

Hexagon

@OlaRollen 7,870 +88 * Personal interests
Arlo Gilbert Televero

@arlogilbert

7,781 +23 ** Global topics
Martin Gilbert – Aberdeen @MartinGilbert83 7,338 +130 ** Industry
Karim Abouelnaga PMPUSA

@KarimAbouelnaga

7,313 +485 ** Team building
Adam Broadway NearMeco

@abroadway

7,210 +960 ** Marketing
Jeff Haynie Appcelator @jhaynie 7,037 +60 ** Global topics
Gregarious Narain Chute @gregarious 6,602 +44 ** Personal
Chris Kalaboukis HelloFuture

@thinkfuture

6,429 -4 ** Innovation tech
Erik Rusnak VoipInt

@Eruss2

6,326 -29 ** Tech topics
Bart Lorang FullContact

@bartlorang

6,071 +16 ** Company, tech
Howard Brown RingDNA

@howardbrown

5,868 -10 ** Sales
Alex Raymond Kapta @afraymond 5,343 -5 ** Sales and Customer topics
Ludovic Huraux Shapr

@LudovicHuraux

5,196 +628 ** Company promotion
Heather Margolis ChannelMavens

@HeatherMargolis

5,111 +34 ** Channel sales
James Park Fitbit

@parkjames

5,101 +101 ** Company
Helmuth Fuchs Moneycab

@buddli

5,077 +95 ** Global, startups
Alex Aleksandroski Wooter

@vvooter

4,842 -32 *** Sports fashion
Ann Charles BrandFog

@annmcharles

4,647 New *** Politics
Marcela Shine Scientific_Ly

@MarcelaShine

4,541 +799 * Politics
Martin Bouygues @MartinBouygues 4,370 +226   Business topics
Valerie Jennings JSMM

@valeriejennings

4,317 +17 ** Startup issues
Johnny Katz Varick North

@JohnnyJKatz

4,247 +112 * Business topics
Nick Kullin Second Flight

@NickKullin

4,170 +343   Personal
Joshua Reeves GustoHQ

@joshuareeves

4,168 +38   Company promotion
Bruce Broussard Humana @brucedbroussard 4,135 +68   Company topics
Eric Litman Medialets @ericlitman 4,093 -9 ** Company promotion
T Schellenbach Getstream

@tschellenbach

4,028 +19 * Tech
Carter Hostelley Leadtail @carterhostelley 3,934 +60 ** Sales, tech
Steve Greenburg

@steviegpro

3,800 +8 ** Politics
Ankur Nagpal

@ankurnagpal

3,709 +54 * Company
Mat Ellis Cloudability @MatEllis 3,600 +114 * Company promotion
Larry Weber RacepointGlobal

@TheLarryWeber

3,516 +4 * Company promotion
Julie Wainwright RealReal

@RealRealJulie

3,497 -1 ** Business/political topics
Debbie Wossk Lovehomeswap

@DebbieWossk

3,425 +232   Startups
Rami Essaid Distil @ramiessaid 3,384 +19 ** Company-personal promotion
Domini Pouzin BitTitan

@dominicpouzin

3,324 +754 ** Tech news
Dave Girgenti LifeBlinkinc

@davegirgenti

3,264 +206 ** Startups
Michael Biddick Fusion PPT

@michaelbiddick

3,236 -3

 

* Company
Liz Pearce LiquidPlanner

@lizprc

3,213 +8 ** Business topics
Lisa Abeyta AppCitylife

@LisaAbeyta

3,193 +100 ** Tech/politics
Eric Yuan Zoom

@ericsyuan

3,167 +678 ** Random
Yoav Schwartz Uberflip

@yostar

3,058 +197   Marketing
Xavier Rolet London Stock Exchange

@xrolet

2,914 +59 ** Fintech
Shai Berger Fonolo

@shaiberger

2,839 +29 ** Global
Peter Dicksion Wegreenlight

@PeterJDickinson

2,735 -19 ** Company, startups
Stale Hansen AdvaniaNorway

@StaleHansen

2,712 +19 * Microsoft
Carmen Gonzales Sys-Con

@GonzalezCarmen

2,681 +111 ** Cloud
Will Richman BitmakerHQ

@will_richman

2,613 +76   Random
Derek Rogers Generous Tickets

@Calgaryrogers

2,466 +197 ** Fintech
Simon Segars ARM

@simonsegars

2,438 +44 ** Company, caring
Dan Lynn Agildata

@danklynn

2,356 -1 ** Random
Paul Segre Genesys

@PaulSegre

2,287 +75 * Company promotion
Kent Thiry

DaVita

@KentThiry 2,275 +56 *** Company and health topics
Allyson Downey WeekSpring

@AllysonDowney

2,256 +17 ** Politics
Tanya Prive OneVest

@TanyaPrive1

2,213 +22   Startup
Cameron Avery ElasticGrid

@Cameron__Avery

2,165 -18 ** Company promotion
TJ Parker PillPack @tjparker 2,081 +56 ** Misc topics
G. Krista Morgan P2Bi

@krismtl

2,068 +34 ** Company Topics
Zach Supalla Particle

@zs

2,061 +30 * Random
Vittorio Colao Vodafone @vitt61 2,022 +21   Global topics
George Mitsopoulos Broadvoice

@gmitsopoulos

1,949 -7 * Tech topics
Michael White e4Strategies @e4VoIP 1,945 +19 * Random
Jon Stein Kettera

@JonSteinCEO

1,927 -23 ** Fintech
Nina Simosko NTTi3

@ninasimosko

1,923 -1 ** Security and women in business
James Hagan Noinc

@jhagen

1,922 +120 ** Edtech
Richard Jones EngageSciences

@oldstriker

1,803 -28 ** Company, biz
Amit Shaffir Quiv

@ashafrir

1,787 +1   Random
Promise Phelon Tapinfluence

@PromisePhelon

1,778 +66 ** Business topics
Jackie Ros Revolar

@jackie_ros

1,765 +32 *** Tech startups
Edward Kim Gusto

@edawerd

1,730 +14 * Company
Jason Tan SiftScience

@jasontan

1,698 +42   Tech
Sanjay Verma Skv_India

@skv_india

1,686 +72 ** Global
Chad Gundry Bragshare

@ChadGundry

1,683 +286 ** Business
Joe Burton Plantronics @JoeBBurton 1,672 +12 * Auto topics
Jens Nylander Automile @nylanderjens 1,636 +37 * Company
Cathy Engelbert Deloitte

@CathyEngelbert

1,624 +318 ** Company, Business
Jerry Kennelly Tweak @jerrykennelly 1,614 -57 * Company
Ahmad Chatila Sunedison

@AhmadRChatila

1,606 -20 ** Solar business topics
Paul Vincent Neuranet

@pcvincent

1,565 +129 ** Startups, Tech
Andre Durand Ping

@andredurand

1,564 +8   Cybersecurity, caring
Todd Vernon VictorOps

@toddvernon

1,520 +14 ** Random
Ranvir Gujral  Chute @ranvir 1,469 +3 ** Chute promotion
Anke Corbin Globig

@ankec

1,463 +19 ** Women, startups, VC
Justin Gray Myleadmd

@Jgraymatter

1,444 +15 ** B2B, sales
Carol Barash Story2

@CarolBarash

1,425 +42 ** Edtech, startups
Anna Jones Hearst UK

@MrsAnnaKJones

1,416 +212 ** Women startups
Dhaval Shah Ganjaboxes

@CEODhaval

1,412 +62 ** Industry
David Morken Bandwidth

@DavidMorken

1,382 +15 ** Business Topics
Mary Boone

@maryboone

1,371 -2 *** Business
Moshe Maeir Fone.do

@fone_do

1,366 +1 ** Tech
Ed Clark Atlanta Motor Speedway @EdClarkAMS

 

1,353 +3   Car topics
Ned Scott Steemit

@certainassets

1,298 +178 ** Fintech
Kreg Peeler Spingoevents

@kregpeeler

1,243 +9   Company
Dayanna Valenciano TheLuvalGroup

@DayValenciano

1,242 +38 *** News
Niki Koubourlis BoldBetties

@NikiKoub

1,200 +15 ** Startups
Chris Neumann Datahero @ckneumann 1,200 +24 * Company promotion
Scott Yates Blogmutt

@scodtt

1,187 +2 ** Company promotion
Andrei Soroker Kato.im @abs 1,186 +18 * Lifestyle topics
Sasanka Atapattu Launchsource

@SasankaAtapattu

1,184 +24 ** Career
Tim Burton Center for Excellence

@TBurtonCEO

1,181 -26 ** Business
Avi Freedman Kentikinc

@avifreedman

1,176 +59 * Random
John Gabbert Pitchbook @john_gabbert 1,166 +71 ** Venture capital issues
Chip Pickering Incompass

@ChipPickering

1,163 +3 *** Association
Simon Knapp Pixmoto

@simonknapp

1,157 +10 ** Marketing, Tech
Daniel Saks Appdirect @danielsaks 1,083 +52 * Company promotion
Michael Tessler Broadsoft

@michael_tessler

1,050 +18 ** Company
Alex Bisbe Whisbi

@Alexbisbe

1,042 +9 * Company
Sagar Modi QuiphMedia

@sagarmodi91

1,031 +12 ** Startups
Chip Roberson Brandle

@chip_roberson

1,018 -66 ** Politics
Tom Coburn Jebbit

@TomCoburn1

1,007 +1 ** Startups

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

 

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

Please suggest any missing names.  Please email cross@gocross.com for help in gaining-retaining Twitter followers and other forms of marketing.  Please follow us @techtionary

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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The CEO Twitter Tech Scoreboard is designed to give you a benchmark of your Twitter performance as you can’t force people to Follow you and according to an increasing number of sources – customers visit your Twitter before they go to your website.  Gaining “meaningful followers” is a voluntary one, it is a good measure of “good will” you have in the marketplace you serve.

With ~135,00+ new users a day signing up for Twitter and 300 million monthly active users with 500+ million Tweets (click here for stats)  are sent per day and 78% of Twitter active users are on mobile, Twitter is “the” means for nearly all aspects of your business including human resources.  

If you are still not convinced of the importance of Twitter for your business, click here for article on Top-10 reasons for using Twitter for your business.

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