Category

Presidential Election 2016

Trump vs Clinton social media

2016 Election: Shade Olympics Medal Ceremony

By | Presidential Election 2016 | No Comments

You laughed. You cried. You dry heaved. And then you logged into Twitter, and laughed some more. The 2016 Presidential Election took mudslinging on Twitter to Olympic levels, with everyone from the President-Elect himself to Professor Snape joining in. But Crowdbabble, didn’t the election end a month ago? The election aftermath is far from over on social media. With @realdonaldtrump tweeting more than ever, Twitter’s olympic mudslingers did their best work after November 8. Here are Twitter’s gold medal shade throwers from the 2016 Election. 10. #MSM shade from all sides Goose stepping: not attractive. “EVERYONE: Can you tell us what’s going on THE MEDIA:…

Read More

Donald Trump’s 11 Best Tweets (and 7,000 Losers)

By | Presidential Election 2016 | No Comments

My tweets are great. Tremendous tweets, the best. All the other tweets. . . they don’t know what they’re doing. My tweets? Great stuff. Great. 11. I mean, this tweet. This is the best tweet in the world. “Healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn’t feel good and changes – AUTISM. Many such cases!” – 4:35 PM, March 28 2014 Permalink 10. The media is biased against me. Very unfair!  “.@ariannahuff is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good…

Read More

In the Final Hours of the Election, Who is Winning on Social Media?

By | Presidential Election 2016 | No Comments

Can social media predict the next president? In December of last year, Crowdbabble launched a series of case studies to find out. Traditional polls are conducted by phone, with samples sizes in the thousands. With user bases in the hundreds of millions, social media networks promise a much broader reading of public opinion — with unpredictable and often inaccurate results. Do Donald Trump’s frenzied fans and followers indicate that he’ll steal the election? Or do they follow and engage only for the candidate’s entertainment value? Here are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s final positions on social media before election day. Final…

Read More
Trump vs Clinton social media first debate tweets

Does a Debate Win Become a Social Media Win? Surprising Outcomes from Hillary and Trump’s First Face-Off

By | Competitive Analysis, Presidential Election 2016, Uncategorized | One Comment

The first official debate of the 2016 Presidential Election changed the trajectories of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on social media — but not in the way that you might expect. Old media and social media polls showed very different perspectives on who won the debate, and the candidate’s overall performance on social shifted in odd directions. Did the first debate help Hillary catch up, or push Trump further ahead? To determine how the debates affect the opinions of American voters, social media seems like a good place to start. Before the First Debate For months, Donald Trump has dominated…

Read More

Donald Trump, “Dwayne” Wade, and the Outrage Machine

By | Presidential Election 2016, Social Media Marketing, Twitter Analytics | One Comment

“Dwayne Wade’s cousin was just shot and killed while walking her baby in Chicago. Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!” – Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) When running a campaign, when is it a good idea to co-opt a personal tragedy for retweets and votes? For brands, the answer is definitely never. For Presidential candidates, politicizing a person’s death — especially when their politics are counter to your own — is usually a fire-starter. But Donald Trump’s campaign runs out outrage. The Republican’s most outrage-inducing tweets often work for him, not against him. Will the Dwyane Wade gaffe…

Read More

What Happens When You Concede to Donald Trump? Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich Implode on Facebook

By | Presidential Election 2016, Social Media Measurement, Uncategorized | No Comments

There’s no participation award for losing the Republican nomination to a reality TV star. In an unprecedented race, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich couldn’t stump the Trump, despite their efforts on the ground and online. With hundreds of posts, the three runners-up pushed hard for higher engagement and more followers on social media—hoping it would translate into votes. But Trump won in the primaries and on the Internet, with 16.5 million followers across the three largest platforms: more than Bush, Cruz, and Kasich combined. What happens to losers on social media? And will Bush, Cruz, and Kasich wallow, or…

Read More

Trump vs. Clinton vs. Sanders: Who is Winning the Election on Social Media?

By | Presidential Election 2016, Uncategorized | No Comments

And then there were three. Underdogs John Kasich and Ted Cruz bowed out after crushing defeats in Indiana this week and the primaries are almost over. On social media, there’s already a clear winner. Since November, the candidates have increased their engagement, refined their messages on social media, and grown their audiences. On the cusp of the final nominations, who comes out ahead? Trump’s Frenzied Legions  Donald Trump leads both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in terms of social media in one of the most telling metrics: engagement rate. The GOP outsider receives more likes, comments, replies, and retweets relative…

Read More

John Kasich vs. the World: Candidate’s Odd Catch-Up Strategy Might Just Work

By | Competitive Analysis, Presidential Election 2016, Social Media Analytics, Social Media Measurement, Twitter Analytics, Uncategorized | No Comments

The New York Times has called him “the only plausible choice for Republicans tired of the extremism and inexperience on display in this race.” The polls have called him third place candidate, well behind Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. John Kasich is the old guard’s favourite for the Republican nomination, due to his right-wing ideals, relative sanity, and Republican insider status. Unlike Trump, Kasich is a career politician with decades of experience in office. And he hasn’t mentioned anything about a wall. He’s 600 delegates behind Trump, but Kasich hasn’t bowed out. Can Kasich catch up? Picking Up Speed Like…

Read More

After Iowa, Can Social Media Be a Tie-Breaker for the Democratic Nomination?

By | Presidential Election 2016 | One Comment

Less than .3% separated Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in yesterday’s Iowa caucuses. Hillary Clinton took 49.9% of votes while Bernie Sanders squeezed in behind with 49.6%. It hasn’t been this close in years: in 2008, Obama won in Iowa 10 percentage points ahead of Clinton. The Iowa caucuses have a 43% success rate of predicting the Democratic nominee for President. In this election, the race seems too close to call. Can social media act as a tie-breaker between Hillary and Bernie, and help predict who will win the nomination? The Few, the Engaged In 2015, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was…

Read More

Donald Trump’s Favourite Instagram Filter is Lo-Fi

By | Presidential Election 2016, Uncategorized | No Comments

When you contemplate Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Instagram might not leap to mind. The platform is younger and more mobile-oriented than Twitter or Facebook — it’s more often associated with #wokeuplikethis than #vote2016. But on Instagram, Donald Trump is winning with a massive and highly engaged following. With 902,000 followers, Trump is ahead of Hillary (721k) and Bernie (623k). Do Instagram’s demographics match Trump’s? According to a Pew study, college graduates are the least likely to use Instagram. In 2014, just 24% of Americans with some college education had Instagram accounts; they were more likely to use Twitter (30%) or…

Read More