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Rochester, NY, United States, 2009/09/28 - Never before have so many tools been available to analyze and clarify digital influence. The 2009 Digital Influence in News and Politics Report leverages these tools to measure the influence of those best-in-class media companies in the digital.
Established media brands CNN, New York Times, and Fox News dominate the top 25 digital influencers in news & politics. A new report released today by digital agency, Sparxoo, called the 2009 Digital Influence in News & Politics Report, shows that traditional media still wields the largest digital influence when it comes to news & politics. New entrants such as #8 Huffington Post (founded in 2005), #21 Daily Kos (founded in 2002), and #23 Politico (founded in 2007) have built tremendous momentum in a short period of time, but have been unable to match the leader’s multimedia presence across podcasting, video, and mobile.
The study takes aim at the relationship between media companies and social networks; how blogging is working its way into mainstream media; and the power of innovative tools to engage both loyal and new audiences. Sparxoo considered many factors that contribute to digital influence by gathering hundreds of statistical data points. The study evaluates the breadth and depth of consumer interaction with news & politics leaders, including overall traffic, YouTube presence, podcasting, Twitter followers, and Facebook fans. Over 100 different properties were considered, ranging from household names to US News, The Drudge Report, and Christian Science Monitor. For detailed methodology, please see full report which is available online.
“Given how far out of favor newspapers have fallen, we wondered if newspapers have any digital influence at all,” said David Capece, Managing Partner of Sparxoo. “This digital influence study reminds us that we must respect the strength of established organizations such as the New York Times, founded in 1851, that embrace today’s digital world and attempt to reinvent themselves. While traditional players score well, the success of Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and Politico gives hope to new entrants such as The Daily Beast.”
A strong brand continues to be central to exerting digital influence. Consumers need to know the point of differentiation and special promise of one digital site offers over another. More blogs and startups will vie to be on this list as they wholeheartedly pursue their space in the market, and develop user relationships through authenticity, trust and passion. For the full Digital Influence in News & Politics Report, please visit the website.
• CNN is the Muhammad Ali of Media (123 KO)
• The NYT is the #2 social influencer
• LA Dodgers have more Facebook Fans than LA Times
• Politico has more backlinks than the BBC!
• CNN’s pagerank=10/10, USA Today’s pagerank=5/10, Why?
• Does the Chicago Tribune owe Obama and Rod a thank you for 09 success?
• PBS has over 1 million YouTube views. Better than ratings?
• Would you fan The New Yorker? More people do than CNN
• Arianna Huffington and her super bloggers are dug over 1 million times
• NPR is Facebook’s #1 fan
Top 25 Digital Influence in News & Politics
2. New York Times
3. Fox News
5. CBS News
6. BBC News
8. Huffington Post
9. ABC News
10. LA Times
12. Google News
13. USA Today
14. Wall Street Journal
15. Washington Post
16. Yahoo News
17. Chicago Tribune
21. Daily Kos
22. NBC News
24. New Yorker
25. Drudge Report
Sparxoo (sparxoo.com) provides strategic leadership for emerging leaders in digital media and consumer products. As we have grown, we have called on a talented team of experts to contribute their insight and perspective to elevate thinking. We continue to expand our team of experts and our know-how to further the advantage we bring to our clients.