ICYMI: Two Tampa Bay mayors named 'Twitter Elite'

03/30/16
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Mar 30, 2016, 12:10pm EDT

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Having a solid Twitter game just got two local mayors national recognition.

Mayors Rick Kriseman of St. Petersburg and Mayor Bob Buckhorn of Tampa were named among the "Twitter Elite" mayors of the largest 250 cities in the United States by Development Counsellors International.

"Twitter has emerged as a highly effective, low-cost communications tool in national and local elections. It has also been embraced by elected officials as a powerful means of connecting with their constituents on a daily basis," the report said.

The Twitter Elite was compiled by studying the Twitter activity of each mayor over a 60-day period including scale of audience, Tweet frequency, engagement with followers, responsiveness and scope of influence.

Kriseman came in at No. 20 and Buckhorn at No. 25. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake of Baltimore nabbed the No 1. spot.

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