The Most Social CEO: Poll Results
By Chris Ciaccia - 07/02/12 - 11:41 AM EDT
NEW YORK (TheStreet
) -- If you wanted to know who the most "social CEO" is, you have to look no further than San Francisco and Salesforce.com's
readers on who they thought was the most social CEO, and Benioff won going away, receiving 85.34% of the vote; 539 people voted in the poll.
Benioff not only uses social media himself, tweeting constantly
, but San Francisco-based Salesforce has been a big beneficiary of the growth of social media. It recently purchased Buddy Media
for $689 million, and bought Radian6
last year to help expand its social media offerings.
The "other" response in the poll received the second-most votes, with 5.39% of respondents selecting this option. Mentioned in the comment section were Sally Smith of Buffalo Wild Wings
, and Spencer Rascoff
, whose story was the inspiration for this poll.
Rounding out the poll was Facebook's
Mark Zuckerberg, the third-place winner with 3.52% of the vote, Apple's
Tim Cook with 3.33% of the vote and Twitter
CEO Dick Costolo finishing last, with 2.41% of the vote.
Salesforce shares have gained 35.06% this year, far outpacing the 8.48% of the S&P 500
. Shares are lower in Monday trading, off 1.4% to $136.34.
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--Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York
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