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US elections on social media: Trump still going strong

Both presidential candidates had their ups and downs during the 2016 campaign. Donald Trump went through another rough patch in the beginning of August. His negative statements regarding a crying baby at one of his rallies and those against the muslim background of a fallen soldier’s parents were followed by a decline in his polls. However, he has been able to recover and gain some ground on Hillary Clinton, whose good health has recently been questioned after her abrupt exit from the 9/11 memorial ceremony. As election day is coming closer and closer, both candidates are very active on social media. Do we also see ups and downs here or is the case rather clear about who is succeeding on Facebook and Twitter?

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A guide to buying the best social media analytics tool

The amount of money spent on social media is nowhere near a decline as ad revenues surge especially on Facebook. It is no surprise that more and more brands want to closely measure their social media marketing success in order to allocate their financial resources efficiently. Among the options that exist for social media performance measurement, it is easy to get lost. In order to buy the best social media analytics tool for your goals, you will have to ask yourself some questions about what you want to do excatly with such a tool. What are your needs and goals? To help guide you towards making a well informed decision, we have created this list of nine frequently asked questions when searching for the best social media analytics solution. You can click on each question to instantly jump to what matters to you most.

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US elections on social media: Trump still leading, but for better or worse?

The National Conventions are over, which means Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are official nominees of their parties and we are now less than three months away from election day. Since our last analysis in the beginning of July, Clinton has again improved her polling results. According to RealClearPolitics, she is currently leading 7.2% over Trump (August 8, 2016). However, if looking at Clinton’s social media stats on both Facebook and Twitter, she is still clearly behind her competitor. Let’s see if she could also improve in the social networks or if Trump stays unreachable.

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