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Announcement Bounce

Perry gets record number of 2012 GOP @mentions

August 14, 2011

@GovernorPerry’s presidential announcement yesterday generated 47,419 @mentions, setting a record for 2012 GOP candidates on Twitter. The closest any other declared candidate came to this level of attention on Twitter was @MicheleBachmann with 20,163 @mentions on her announcement day. Perry even beat Sarah Palin‘s best day for Twitter buzz, which was 26,467 @mentions on June [...]

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Perry’s huge announcement bounce in followers

August 14, 2011

Followers Added Rick Perry 6,402 Newt Gingrich 3,476 Mitt Romney 1,663 Herman Cain 1,552 Jon Huntsman 1,548 Michele Bachmann 978 Ron Paul 855 Tim Pawlenty 823 The day of a presidential announcement is usually one of the best for picking up new followers. This rule held true for Rick Perry yesterday, as he gained the [...]

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