Updated June 1 – 2016

The Winner is !

The biggest gainer in the non-political business world in John Legere CEO of T-Mobile @JohnLegere with 2.54 million and 270,000 new followers and now tied with Tim Cook also with 2.54 million 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 66K 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.

Here’s a new article on Social Media and the CEO. 

 

Other News Items

An IBM sales study indicates that 75% of B2B buyers are likely to use social media as part of their purchasing decision.

 Via LinkedIn - "50% of buyer-seller-support interaction will happen through social media by 2020 it will be 85%."

Via @NPR radio "AC Nielsen reports that 87% of Twitter users surveyed make #buying decisions based on #Twitter posts and followers.

MIT Sloan - How CEOs Can Leverage Twitter

 

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

 One Star – Posting Weekly & Corporate Sales Pitch

Two Stars – Posting Weekly and Engaging with Followers

   Three Stars – Posting Weekly Engaging with Followers &

Provide “Thought Leadership” – Global Values & Vision

 

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 only in May 2016

Company

Twitter Name

Followers

+/- since 5/1

Star Rating

Notes

Donald Trump

@realDonaldTrump

8,530,000

+690,000

Business & politics

Elan Musk Telsa/Spacex

@elonmusk

4,040,000

+210,000

Space pics

Jack Dorsey

@jack

3,610,000

+21,000

Social issues

John Legere

@JohnLegere

2,540,000

+270,000

TMobile and event promotion

Tim Cook Apple

@tim_cook

2,540,000

+190,000

Apple promotion

Marissa Mayer Yahoo

@marissamayer

1,340,000

+90,000

Business topics

Warren Buffett Berkshire

@WarrenBuffett

1,160,000

+20,000

 

Only 2 posts in 2015

Michael Dell

@MichaelDell

945,000

0

Dell promotion

Satya Nadella MSFT

@satyanadella

819,000

+42,000

MSFT promotion & global tops

Jeff Weiner Linkedin

@jeffweiner

307,000

+3,000

Global business

Meg Whitman

@MegWhitman

235,000

0

 

Northing since 2011

Marc Benioff Salesforce

@Benioff

220,000

+6,000

Social issues

Jeffrey Bezos Amazon

@JeffBezos

 

115,000

+6,000

Space issues

Mark Zuckerberg

@MarkZuckerbergF

96,000

+1,400

 

Not confirmed account no posts

Larry Ellison Oracle

@larryellison

91,900

+600

 

Nothing since 2012

Spencer Rascoff Zillow

@spencerrascoff

41,200

+4,400

Company topics

Josef Holm Krowdster

@josefholm

40,200

+2,100

Crowdfunding topics

Sherry Chris

@sherrychris

23,700

+200

Real estate and other topics

MariAnne Vanella Vanella Group

@VanellaGroup

22,200

+400

Business topics

Ayah Bdeir Littlebits

@ayahbdeir

17,500

+400

Company promotion

David Thodey x-Telstra

@davidthodey

17,500

+200

Global topics

Ginny Rometty IBM

@GinniRometty

16,900

+200

 

No posts

Reed Hastings

@reedhastings

15,200

+700

Movie and social topics

John Donahoe Paypal

@Donahoe_John

14,100

0

 

No posts since 2015

Tom Mendoz Netapp

@TomMendozaTalks

12,900

+100

 

Jeremy Bloom Integrate

@JeremyBloom11

12,600

0

Company and motivational

Mark Bertolini Aetna

@mtbert

13,000

+200

Global topics

Scott Brown Bounce.io

@sbrown

10,700

0

Company promotion & lifestyle

Francois Goube Cogniteev

@francoisgoube

9,775

+244

Business Startup topics

Wes Hayden Virtual Hold

@weshayden

9,638

+16

Tech topics

Brian Krzanich Intel

@bkrunner

9,846

+284

Company promotion

Arlo Gilbert Televero

@arlogilbert

7,858

+158

Global topics

Jerry Colonna RebootHQ

@jerrycolonna

7,466

+116

 

Justin Holland Healthjoy

@JH_HealthJoy

7,276

+798

Medical topics

Jack Salzwedel

@amfamjack

7,212

-141

Company topics

Brad Smith Intuit

@IntuitBrad

6,938

+444

Company-personal promotion

Jeff Haynie Appcelator

@jhaynie

6,710

+71

Global topics

Gregarious Narain Chute

@gregarious

6,494

-4

Personal topics

Ola Rollén

Hexagon

@OlaRollen

6,243

+348

Personal interests

Alex Raymond Kapta

@afraymond

5,360

+28

Sales and Customer topics

Martin Gilbert - Aberdeen

@MartinGilbert83

5,000

+413

Industry topics

Eric Litman Medialets

@ericlitman

4,068

+21

 

Company promotion

Julie Wainwright RealReal

@RealRealJulie

3,466

+42

Business/political topics

Mat Ellis Cloudability

@MatEllis

3,462

-10

Company promotion

Martin Bouygues

@MartinBouygues

3,441

+333

 

Business topics

Bruce Broussard Humana

@brucedbroussard

3,303

+124

 

Company topics

Rami Essaid Distil

@ramiessaid

2,960

+57

Company-personal promotion

Ahmad Chatila Sunedison

@AhmadRChatila

1,896

0

Solar business topics

G. Krista Morgan P2Bi

@krismtl

1,821

+93

Company Topics

Vittorio Colao Vodafone

@vitt61

1,752

+24

Global topics

Kent Thiry

DaVita

@KentThiry

1,693

+90

Company and health topics

TJ Parker PillPack

@tjparker

1,724

+60

Misc topics

Ranvir Gujral  Chute

@ranvir

1,409

+8

 

Chute promotion

Ed Clark Atlanta Motor Speedway

@EdClarkAMS

 

1,319

+7

 

Car topics

Jerry Kennelly Tweak

@jerrykennelly

1,278

+32

 

Instagram pics

David Morken Bandwidth

@DavidMorken

1,213

+27

Business Topics

Chris Neumann Datahero

@ckneumann

1,144

+28

Company promotion

Andrei Soroker Kato.im

@abs

1,094

+9

Lifestyle topics

Daniel Saks Appdirect

@danielsaks

917

+18

Company promotion

Walter Knapp Sovrn

@wtknapp

818

+11

Business topics

John Gabbert

@john_gabbert

836

+68

Venture capital issues

David Walsh Genband

@walshgenband

681

+11

 

Company topics

John Paller Lakeshore

@PallerJohn

583

+34

Leadership topics

Larry Page Google

@q_larrypage

524

+22

 

Google topics

Jason Eckenroth ShipCokmpliant

@JRoth

452

+2

 

Startup/Business Topics

Gilles Schnepp Legrand

@gilles_schnepp

526

+76

 

In French

Fred Coon

@FredCoonSCC

426

+19

HR topics

Scott Saxberg

Crescent Point Energy

@YSaxberg

 

378

+11

 

Industry topics

Oliver Sloane SCM World

@oliversloane

365

+9

 

Company topics

Voxitay - Voxbone

@Voxitay

265

+108

Tech topics

Adnan Lawai

@adnanlawai

261

-1

 

Company promotion

Jay Swayze BluArc

@Jay_Swayze

238

+16

 

Business Topics

Sean Foster Crowdtap

@sfoster1982

237

+8

Company promotion

Scott Carr Modria

@J_Scott_Carr

218

+2

 

Business topics

Mark Woodward Invoca

@MarkEWoodward

200

-19

Company topics

Mark Hellinger Xyleme

@mhellinger

118

+1

 

Company promotion

David Messenger

@davidrjm

106

+&

 

Mobile topics

Frank Fawzi Intelepeer

@frankfawzi

93

+4

 

 

Ittai Bareket

@IttaiBareket

85

+9

Tech topics

Nortbert Reithofer

BMW

secret

 

 

 

 

Paul Jacobs Qualcom

@paulejacobs

secret

 

 

 

John Chambers Cisco

Not found

 

 

 

 

Kevin J. Kennedy Avaya

Not found

 

 

 

 

Leroy Carlson TDS

Not found

 

 

 

No corp account either 

Fabrizio Freda

Estée Lauder

Not found

 

 

 

 

Johan Thijs KBC

Not found

 

 

 

 

Ronnie Leten Atlas

Not found

 

 

 

 

Gregory Henslee

O’Reilly Automotive

Not found

 

 

 

 

Roberto Setubal Itau

Not found

 

 

 

 

Laurence Fink Blackrock

Not found

 

 

 

 

Terry Gou Hon Hai

Not found

 

 

 

 

David Zaslav

Discovery Communications

Not found

 

 

 

 

Peter Rogers

Babcock

Not found

 

 

 

 

Ed Heffernan

Alliance Data Systems

Not found

 

 

 

 

Mark Parker

Nike

Not found

 

 

 

 

W. Galen Weston George Weston

Not found

 

 

 

 

Christopher Connor

Sherwin-Williams

Not found

 

 

 

 

Lars Rasmussen

Coloplast

Not found

 

 

 

 

George Weston

Associated British Foods

Not found

 

 

 

 

Debra Cafaro

Ventas

Not found

 

 

 

 

Herbert Hainer Adidas

Not found

 

 

 

 

Randall L. Stephenson ATT

Not found

 

 

 

 

Daniel Hajj Aboumrad

América Móvil

Not found

 

 

 

 

Michael Balmuth

Ross Stores

Not found

 

 

 

 

Daniel Gaffney Brightleaf

Not found

 

 

 

 

Richard Cousins Compass

Not found

 

 

 

 

Ronald Havner Jr.

Public Storage

 

Not found

 

 

 

 

Wolfgang Elder Voestalpine

Not found

 

 

 

 

Frederick Smith FEDEX

Not found

 

 

 

 

Douglas Baker Ecolab

Not found

 

 

 

 

Charles Bunch PPG

Not found

 

 

 

 

Richard Anderson Delta Air

Not found

 

 

 

 

Philip Pascall First Quantum

 

Not found

 

 

 

 

Larry Merlo CVS

Not found

 

 

 

 

Tidjane Thiam Prudential

 

Not found

 

 

 

 

Ulf Schneider Fresnenius

Not found

 

 

 

 

Thomas Ebeling Prosiebensat.1

Not found

 

 

 

 

Flemming Ornskov Shire

Not found

 

 

 

 

Steve Ells Chipotle

Not found

 

 

 

 

Glenn Chamandy Gildan Activewear

 

Not found

 

 

 

 

Richard Fairbank Capital One

Not found

 

 

 

 

Maurice Levy Publicis

 

Not found

 

 

 

 

Carlos Ghosn Renault

Not found

 

 

 

 

Jeff Colruyt Colruyt

Not found

 

 

 

 

Daniel Amos AFLAC

Not found

 

 

 

 

Peter Botten Oil Search

Not found

 

 

 

 

William Doyle

PotashCorp

Not found

 

 

 

 

Daniel Putterman Pogoplug

Not found

 

 

 

 

Michel Landel Sodexo

Not found

 

 

 

 

Eric Friedman Fitbit

Not found

 

 

 

 

Brian L. Roberts Comcast

Not found

 

 

 

 

J. Michael Pearson

Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Not found

 

 

 

 

Oscar Gonzalez Rocha

Southern Copper

Not found

 

 

 

 

Pablo Isla Álvarez de Tejera

Inditex

Not found

 

 

 

 

Tadashi Yanai

Fast Retailing

Not found

 

 

 

 

Michael Wolf

Swedbank

Not found

 

 

 

 

Mark Donegan

Precision Castparts

Not found

 

 

 

 

David Novak

Yum Brands

Not found

 

 

 

 

Hugh Grant

Monsanto

Not found

 

 

 

 

Martin Winterkorn

Volkswagen

Not found

 

 

 

 

Michael Mussallem

Edwards Lifesciences

Not found

 

 

 

 

Kasper Rorste Henkel

Not found

 

 

 

 

Gregory Johnson

Franklin Resources

 

Not Found

 

 

 

 

Jean-Paul Clozel

Actelion

Not found

 

 

 

 

Franck Riboud

Danone

Not found

 

 

 

 

Jean-Paul Luksic

Antofagasta

Not found

 

 

 

 

Lars Renström

Alfa Laval

Not found

 

 

 

 

Brian Jellison

Roper Industries

Not found

 

 

 

 

Gregory Goodman

Goodman

Not found

 

 

 

 

Brian Jellison

Roper Industries

Twitter

 

 

 

 

Jacques Aschenbroich

Valeo

Not found

 

 

 

 

John Finnegan

Chubb

Not found

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey L. Bewkes TimeWarner

Not found

 

 

 

 

Kari Henrik Stadigh

Sampo

Not found

 

 

 

 

Tsai Eng-Meng

Want Want China Holdings

Not found

 

 

 

 

He Guangbei

BOC Hong Kong

Not found

 

 

 

 

Michael Dobson Schroders

Not found

 

 

 

 

Alred Chang Win King Hong Kong Gas

 

Not found

 

 

 

 

Neal Patterson Cerner

Not found

 

 

 

 

Wes Bush Northrop Grumman

Not found

 

 

 

 

Leonard Schleifer Rengeron

Not found

 

 

 

 

Shigenobu Nagamori Nidec

 

Not found

 

 

 

 

Dieter Zetsche Daimler

Not found

 

 

 

 

Masayoshi Son Softbank

Not found

 

 

 

 

Robert M. Dutkowsky TechData

Not found

 

 

 

 

John S. Stroup Belden

Not found

 

 

 

 

Philip C. Mezey Itron

Not found

 

 

 

 

Michael D. White DirectTV

Not found

 

 

 

 

Robert F. Friel  Perkin-Elmer

Not found

 

 

 

 

Jean-Paul Agon L’Oreal

Not found

 

 

 

 

Eric Wiseman

VF

Not found

 

 

 

 

Olivier Piou Gemalto

Not found

 

 

 

 

Lamberto Andreotti Bristol-Myers

Not found

 

 

 

 

David Pyott

Allergan

Not found

 

 

 

 

Douglas Berthiaume Waters

Not found

 

 

 

 

Nicolas Desmarais Appdirect

Not found

 

 

 

 

Gordon Nixon

Royal Bank of Canada

Not found

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey Sprecher

Intercontinental Exchange

Not found

 

 

 

 

Stephen Luczo

Seagate Technology

Not found

 

 

 

 

Wolfgang Reitzle

Linde

Not found

 

 

 

 

André Desmarais

Power Corporation of Canada

Not found

 

 

 

 

Paul Desmarais Jr.

Power Corporation of Canada

Not found

 

 

 

 

Randall Hogan

Pentair

Not found

 

 

 

 

Bruce Flatt

Brookfield Asset Management

Not found

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Steinbruch

Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional

Not found

 

 

 

 

Nick Hayek Jr.

Swatch

Not found

 

 

 

 

Terry Lundgren

Macy’s

 

 

 

 

 

Fabrizio Freda Estee Lauder

Not found

 

 

 

 

Frank Hermance

Ametek

Not found

 

 

 

 

Monty Moran

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Not found

 

 

 

 

Johan Molin Assa

Not found

 

 

 

 

Ajaypal Banga

MasterCard

Not found

 

 

 

 

Blake Nordstrom

Nordstrom

Not found

 

 

 

 

Howard Schultz

Starbucks

Not found

 

 

 

 

John Hammergren

McKesson

Not found

 

 

 

 

Carol Meyrowitz

TJX

Not found

 

 

 

 

Renato Alves Vale

CCR

Not found

 

 

 

 

Alexander Cutler

Eaton

Not found

 

 

 

 

Jon Fredrik Baksaas

Telenor

Not found

 

 

 

 

Inigo Meiras Ferrovial

Not found

 

 

 

 

Paul Bisaro

Actavis

Not found

 

 

 

 

Djalma Bastos de Morais

Cemig

Not found

 

 

 

 

John Wren

Omnicom

Not found

 

 

 

 

Lars Rebien Sørensen

Novo Nordisk

Not found

 

 

 

 

Philip Pascall

First Quantum

Not found

 

 

 

 

John Martin

Gilead Sciences

Not found

 

 

 

 

John Mackey WholeFoods

Not found

 

 

 

 

Sergio Marchionne Fiat

Not found

 

 

 

 

David Simon

Simon Property Group

Not found

 

 

 

 

Moshe N. Gavrielov Xilinx

Not found

 

 

 

 

Edward J. Heffernan Alliance Data

Not found

 

 

 

 

Dean A. Foate Plexus

Not found

 

 

 

No corp account either

Mark Bristow Rangold

Not found

 

 

 

 

Benoît Potier

Air Liquide

Not found

 

 

 

 

Glen F. Post III CenturyLink

Not found

 

 

 

 

Jeffrey K. Storey Level3

Not found

 

 

 

 

Robert E. Beauchamp BMC Software

Not found

 

 

 

 

William Rhodes III

AutoZone

Not found

 

 

 

 

Kevin M. Murai Synnex

Not found

 

 

 

 

Frank J. Bisignano FirstData

Not found

 

 

 

 

Bernard Arnault Dior

 

Not found

 

 

 

 

Huateng MA Tencent

 

Not found

 

 

 

 

Lloyd A. Carney  Brocade

Not found

 

 

 

 

Thomas E. Richards CDW

Not found

 

 

 

 

James L. Dolan Cablevision

Not found

 

 

 

 

Joseph P. Clayton  Dish

Not found

 

 

 

 

Timothy McGrath PC connection

Not found

 

 

 

 

George Paz

Express Scripts

Not found

 

 

 

 

Paolo Rocca

Tenaris

Not found

 

 

 

 

James Taiclet Jr.

American Tower

Not found

 

 

 

 

Simon Wolfson

Next

Not found

 

 

 

 

Ulf Schneider

Fresenius

Not found

 

 

 

 

H. Lawrence Culp Jr.

Danaher

Not found

 

 

 

 

Dan Dinges

Cabot Oil & Gas

Not found

 

 

 

 

Charles Davidson

Noble Energy

Not found

 

 

 

 

George Scangos

Biogen Idec

Not found

 

 

 

 

Tsai Ming-Kai

MediaTek

Not found

 

 

 

 

Elmar Degenhart

Continental

Not found

 

 

 

 

Carlos Alves de Brito

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Not found

 

 

 

 

Richard K. Templeton TI

Not found

 

 

 

 

Michael J. Long Arrow

Not found

 

 

 

 

Joseph M. Tucci EMC

Not found

 

 

 

 

Fujio Mitarai

Canon

Not found

 

 

 

 

Richard Hamada Avnet

Not found

 

 

 

 

J. Edward Coleman Unisys

Not found

 

 

 

 

Michael Ward

CSX

Not found

 

 

 

 

Gregory Maffei Liberty Media

Not found

 

 

 

 

Jen-Hsun Huang Nvidia

Not found

 

 

 

 

Russ Fradin Sunguard

Not found

 

 

 

 

Lowell McAdam Verizon

Not found

 

 

 

 

Alain Monié IngramMicro

Not found

 

 

 

 

Timothy M. Armstrong AOL

Not found

 

 

 

 

Bob Iger Disney

Not found

 

 

 

 

Tom Georgens Netappq

Not found

 

 

 

 

Note: This is a new section, so many yet to be added.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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