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US Elections on Social Media: Clinton picking up pace

The social media analytics provider quintly just revealed findings regarding the performance of the two presidential candidates Clinton and Trump. Since the last analysis quintly published, Hillary Clinton was able to improve her social media performance. In terms of interactions Clinton is picking up the pace. In June she was able to double their likes, comments and shares on Facebook. Whereas Trump just managed to increase his interactions by 8%. To monitor all developments, quintly also launches a live data hub with all information in one place - in real time.

The analysis furthermore shows how many percent of posted content on Facebook is sponsored. Here quintly detects a potentially important reason why Clinton is gaining traction on social media. According to quintly’s sponsored post detection, Clinton sponsors approximately 40% of her posts and Trump just 20%. In terms of post frequency the opponents publish their social media content in a similar manner.

“Our monthly analysis is getting more insightful the closer we get to the end of the campaigns. Now that Clinton is picking up the pace, the race on social might get closer and more interesting. That’s why we set up a live data hub to be able to monitor the development going forward.”

Comments Alexander Peiniger CEO and Co-Founder of quintly.  

One further important finding are the growth rates of the two presumptive nominees. On Facebook Clinton won more fans (615k) than Trump (588k) in June. However, on Twitter the billionaire from New York managed to receive 851,450 new followers and the former secretary of state just 137,942. For more information you can find the analysis here and the quintly live data hub for the presidential elections here.

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About quintly

quintly is a web-based social media analytics tool that helps users track and benchmark their social media performance against their competitors, empowering clients to take better data-based decisions and optimize their social media strategy.

quintly was founded in the small town of Ennepetal, Germany in early 2011 by the brothers Alexander and Frederik Peiniger and is now headquartered in Cologne, Germany since 2012. Having started off as a small team under the name “AllFacebook Stats” it was renamed later on to “quintly” as more and more networks have been integrated. quintly's clients can track Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Pinterest.

The company now employs 25 people in Germany, the US and Mexico, has users in 183 countries and serves paying clients in over 60 countries. After three years in business, quintly expanded internationally in 2014 and has established its US corporation as well as a sales office in Mexico with its headquarters remaining in Cologne. Besides providing an advanced analytics tool, quintly's international team also shares its expertise through publishing in-depth studies and social media data analyses regularly.

To find more information about the story behind quintly, please visit https://www.quintly.com/about.