Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Top 5 Houston TV Twitter users

I put up the first Houston TV Twitter and Facebook accounts in 2008 (KTRK 13) and other stations eventually successfully followed, but all of a sudden four years later, Houston TV stations really have a sudden case of social media fever.

This month two Houston television stations apparently held social media summit/bootcamps for employees. Those two stations also just hired folks to deal with social media specifically.

One station staffer posted on Twitter that there is a requirement for reporters to 'up' their follow counts. The future is here.

 I should offer a Twitter TV ghost writing/consultation service like Hollywood celebrities have. A TV anchor/reporter could hire me to 'up' their follow count by tweeting as them and giving advice. Ka-ching! You know how to contact me.

As the self-proclaimed "Father of Houston TV social media," I will now cover this area more since there is obvious interest like never before (before I figured no one would care so why waste the time).

So let's look at the top 5 Houston TV Twitter users in Houston by follow count for some social media tweets and giggles.

1. Jang, Lily (KHOU)
@khoulily
20,384 (Follow count)
22,957 (Tweets)
22,348 (Following)

2. Carey, Isiah (KRIV)
@isiahcarey1
3,902 (Follow count)
12,779 (Tweets)
1,107 (Following)

3. Benton, Mary (KPRC)
@MaryBenton
3,073 (Follow count)
11,457 (Tweets)
1,276 (Following)

4. Sachse, Dominique (KPRC)
@dominiquesachse
2,742 (Follow count)
423 (Tweets)
41 (Following)

5. Jaquez, Nefertiti (KPRC)
@nefertitijaquez
2,205 (Follow count)
4,384 (Tweets)
258 (Following)

These numbers only account for news anchors and reporters (I noticed not all weather folks have Twitter accounts so I just cut if off with news people - other departments could come later). I also learned stations seem to value Facebook more than Twitter - so it looks like more work is cut out for me on that angle.

I went to each Houston TV station website and acted as any normal viewer would to find lists of station related Twitter accounts. Not all reporter/anchor Twitter accounts are linked to the station websites so I figured either those are personal or not a priority for the station. Therefore they were not counted here.

(Numbers as of 7/27/2012)

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4 comments:

  1. Where is Miya Shay?

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  2. Miya Shay should be on the list, but as I said in the blog post:

    "I went to each Houston TV station website and acted as any normal viewer would to find lists of station related Twitter accounts. Not all reporter/anchor Twitter accounts are linked to the station websites so I figured either those are personal or not a priority for the station. Therefore they were not counted here."

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  3. Yep, Mya Shay has 3,691 followers for (at least) third place.

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  4. Imagine if Jennifer Reyna had a Twitter....

    That would beat everyone's.

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