SAN FRANCISCO – October 30, 2014 – Lithium Technologies today announced the inaugural Klout 50, a ranking of the top 50 global brands with the most social influence and engagement. The Klout 50 is the ultimate ranking of brands that are authentically connecting with their digital audience. These social elite brands are the most active on social media platforms and their audiences consistently share and interact with their digital content.
Amazon lands the #1 spot followed by Microsoft and MTV. These brands are reinventing the way they connect with people and share experiences on social media. They are authentic, create compelling and meaningful content as well as engage with everyone – not just the positive, most influential fans.
The Klout 50 is based on the Interbrand 2014 Best Global Brands report and corresponding Klout Scores. Klout Scores are compiled using proprietary algorithms, determined by more than 400 signals from eight different networks, including Facebook, Twitter and Google+ as well as real world data from Wikipedia.
Brand value strength is not enough to succeed on social media, as evidenced by only Microsoft, Google and McDonald’s being recognized for their global brand and social media success, securing a top ten spot on both the Klout 50 and Interbrand’s list. Additionally, the Klout 50 found:
“The Klout 50 salutes those brands that know social is part of their consumer’s everyday life and for effectively connecting and sharing experiences with them,” said Katy Keim, CMO of Lithium. “However, this is also a wakeup call for the brands that are not on the list to understand that without social they lose.”
A quarter of the Klout 50 brands are also Lithium customers. For more than a decade, Lithium has provided the world’s top brands deep industry expertise and purpose-built software to help them successfully connect with their customers across the broad social web.
The top 50 most socially engaged and influential global brands listed in the Klout 50 for 2014 are:
|Klout 50||Klout Score|
|15. Thomson Reuters||91.89|
|16. General Electric||91.37|
|19. Pizza Hut||90.94|
|24. Goldman Sachs||89.67|
|25. Tiffany and Co||89.60|
|28. Apple (AppStore)||89.19|
|32. American Express||88.50|
|33. Louis Vuitton||87.76|
|37. Morgan Stanley||86.65|
|40. Caterpillar Inc||85.27|
|42. John Deere||83.53|
The Klout 50 is based on the annual Interbrand Best Global Brands report and the corresponding Klout Scores. Brands not registered for Klout are not included.
About Lithium Technologies
Lithium's software helps companies reinvent how they connect with their customers. Lithium works with more than 300 of the world's best brands— including Best Buy, Indosat, Sephora, Skype and Telstra — to respond on social networks and to build trusted content on a community they own. The 100% SaaS-based Lithium Social Customer Experience™ platform enables brands to build and engage vibrant customer communities to drive sales, reduce service costs, accelerate innovation and grow brand advocacy. For more information, visit lithium.com, or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and our own community. Lithium is privately held with corporate headquarters in San Francisco and offices across Europe, Asia and Australia.
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