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Study: Florida Capitol Press Corps tops in social media 'klout'



Florida's Capitol Press Corps has the largest social media influence compared to their comrades in other large states, according to a recent evaluation by Kevin Cate Communications. The study considered the overall Klout of members of Florida's press corp. Klout is a company that measures individuals' influence across social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter.

The study included the following states: California, New York, Texas, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, North Carolina, and Florida. All of them have social active members of the press, according to Cate Communications.

Other highlights of the study:

  • Texas Capitol Press Corps has the most average Twitter followers (3,220)
  •  Ohio Capitol Press Corps members tweet the most (5,230 average)
  • California Capitol Press Corps has the most total followers (88,646)
  • Texas Capitol Press Corps has the highest average Klout score (54.08)

Cate, whose public relations firm is active in the Capitol, gave Florida the win because when he added the Klout scores of all the press corps members it was the highest.

Click here to see the infographic Cate created to go along with the results.

[Last modified: Monday, February 25, 2013 6:10pm]


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