Rise launch Top 100 UK Universities on Social Media

September approaches and brings with it the start of the new term. Some of you may be off to University for the first time, some returning and some of you may be sending children off, with a spring in their step and your coin in their back pocket. Or perhaps you work in a University and preparations for the new influx of students are well under way. Either way, the start of the new term is upon us.

Since the changes in financing a degree, Universities know that reputation has become more important than ever. Higher Education marketing departments work overtime, as competition for every student becomes ever more intense. Many Universities are using their online and social media platforms to increase their influence and add value to their brand, some to amazing effect.

This month Rise launches the Top 100 UK Universities on Social Media leaderboard. Want to know who in Higher Education is getting it right on social media? We’ll be updating the list monthly and you can follow the ScoreBook using the follow button, getting notifications directly to your email.

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This month’s most influential UK University on social media.

This month’s leaderboard makes for interesting reading, the top spot going to to the world famous Cambridge. However, it’s interesting to see their Oxbridge companion, Oxford, coming in somewhat behind them at in at number 13. Work to be done perhaps?

We use Klout scores to rank these seats of higher learning. Klout takes into account social media activity and engagement across many social networks including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram. If we’ve left your organisation out from this list and you would like to be included, please send an email to support@rise.global, let us know your Twitter handle and we will gladly add you to the scores for next month.

Interested in how influential you are on social media compared to other users? Join Rise’s Online Influencer board and get a weekly personal scorecard of how well you are doing on social media.

 

 

 

Rise launches The Premier League Players Power 100

August is drawing to a close and to some, that can only mean one thing; the start of the 2015/16 English Premier League football season. And so begins nine months of action on the pitch and just as much, if not more, interest in the game off the pitch. From the money taken on the gates every week to sponsorship deals, football is big business. Players are worshipped and berated by fans in equal measure, but either way you can’t deny these men hold huge amounts of sway with the football watching pubic.

But does how they perform on the pitch have any direct impact on their level of influence off it?  To monitor the rise (and fall) of the online influence of those playing in the EPL, Rise are proud to announce the launch of The Premier League Players Power 100.  We will be monitoring the online influence ranking of every player and can’t wait to see how their performance with the ball affects their social media influence this season.

This week’s board makes for interesting reading already, with an unsurprising top place going to football’s richest player Wayne Rooney. All the big club names are represented in the top 10; Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool. But so is current number 19 position Sunderland. Jermaine Defoe is clearly making an online name for himself. Great exposure for him, but also for his bottom of the league club.

You can follow the Premier League Power 100 and get weekly notifications of who’s influencing social media this week. Think you’re an influential football fan? Why not join our Most Influential Fans board and see how you rank against the big names, and each other?

 

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GOP Candidates – who’s who and who’s influencing online

Unless you’ve been hiding under a media rock, you can’t have failed to notice the amount of press coverage about the upcoming 2016 US Presidential Elections.  The Republican Party or Grand Old Party (GOP) has a colourful list of candidates vying for a nomination as their party’s presidential candidate.

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These 17 men and women now have a little over a year to talk to the people, to reach out, state their goals and communicate why it is they should run the most powerful country in the world.

The use of Social Media will be more important than ever in reaching out to and speaking directly with the electorate. While there will always be room for for traditional campaign trail activities, 2016 will see the most digitally focussed campaigns yet. How candidates are perceived online and the influence they hold will be just as important as the speeches they give, the hands they shake or the babies they kiss.

This is why we are launching the The GOP Candidates Social Media Power Board. We will be monitoring the online influence of the candidates with a weekly release of this board and can’t wait to see how this correlates with their popularity in the polls. You can follow the board and get weekly notifications of who in the race is rising and who’s falling in their online social media influence.

Interested in how much influence you have online? Why not join our Online Influencer Board and see how you compare to your peers?

Manchester City is the most influential premier league football club

Screenshot 2015-07-31 13.02.17With just a few days to go to the start of the 2015 season we announce the most influential football clubs in the Premier League according to social media influence scorekeeper, Klout.

There are some surprises in the list:

We’ll be updating the list on a weekly basis. It’ll be interesting to see how the clubs’ success on the pitch translates into social media influence off it.