Top 10 Rubio Staffers on Twitter

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Social engagement and virality have been indicators of the viability of candidates in the 2016 presidential election cycle.

Engaged social followers are translating into voters, as Cision accurately predicted that both Trump and Bernie Sanders would win the New Hampshire primary and lose the Iowa caucus.

Using the same methodology, we’ve monitored the rise and fall of Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

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Nationally, Rubio no longer competes with Trump. In terms of total social mentions, his highs are too low, and lows even lower.

With Rubio’s overall share of voice resting between 5 and 10 percent in national and state level analyses, he’d need to increase social engagement 500 percent to begin competing with Trump. It also seems fitting that he is tied in the polls with Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and John Kasich, all of whom are sitting between 13 and 14 percent.Trump-sc

If Rubio is going to compete, he’ll need his team to find new ways to engage with voters. His top staffers on Twitter don’t have as large a following as Trump’s staffers, but if he wins, these are the foot soldiers who will help him do it:

The top staffers and number of followers were pulled on February, 16 2016.

1. Alex Conant, @AlexConant

Communications Director, 17k followers

2. Joe Pounder, @PounderFile

Senior Advisor, 12.4k followers

3. Lanhee Chen, @Lanheechen

Policy Advisor, 9,050 followers

4. Eric Teetsel, @EricTeetsel

Director of Faith Outreach, 5,831 followers

5. Todd Harris, @dtoddharris

Senior Advisor, 4,784 followers

6. Cabot Phillips, @Cabot_Phillips

Digital Grassroots Director, 5,036 followers

7. Terry Sullivan, @OnBackground

Campaign Manager, 3,436 followers

8. Eric Wilson, @ericwilson

Digital Director, 3,084 followers

9. Brooke Sammon, @BrookeSammon

Press Secretary, 2,981 followers

10. Clint Reed, @CLINTHREED

Iowa Director, 2,342 followers


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About Michelle Dziuban

Michelle Dziuban is the Social Media Manager for Cision, where she has worked since 2012. With a background in marketing and advertising, she loves keeping tabs on emerging industry trends. Most recently, she appeared on one of the most popular marketing podcasts in the world, Jay Baer’s Social Pros Podcast (How B2B’s Can Rock Facebook Live Video) and authored a byline on CMO.Com (What CMO’s Need to Know About Live-Streaming). In her free time, Michelle enjoys yoga, running and being outdoors. Find her on Twitter @dziubs.

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