5. Viacom Inc. Yo! MTV
Raps… about stock growth. • • • • Source: Vidhishah123. Viacom Inc. and its subsidiaries – like MTV, VH1, and Nickelodeon – have been mentioned by celebrities 337 times on Twitter in the past 14 months. Best tweet: Anderson Cooper “We'll play part of MTV's interview with #Obama, but only a small amount. It wasn't exactly a challenging interview.” Since Cooper’s tweet on November 26, 2012, Viacom’s stock price is up 58%. In the same time, the S&P 500 is up just 27%.
4. Nike, Inc. Swoosh, there
it is. • • • • Source: Mihir.rao94. Nike is one of the largest suppliers of athletic shoes and apparel in the world, and quite popular among celebrities. The company was mentioned on Twitter 528 times in the last 13 months. Best tweet: Jimmy Fallon “Tiger Woods is signing a new deal with Nike. Which explains Nike’s new slogan: Just Do It...But Do It More Discreetly This Time.” Since the late night host’s tweet on June 5, 2013, Nike’s stock price is up 25%, which more than doubles the S&P 500’s gain of 11%.
3. Facebook, Inc. Like! •
• • • Source: Kevin Krejci. Social networking giant Facebook has accumulated 556 celebrity mentions on Twitter in the past 14 months. Best tweet: Kim Kardashian “I cant instagram pics of me wearing jewelry or cute things bc my mom always shows up in the same exact thing right after!” Since the reality star’s tweet on May 30, 2013, Facebook’s stock price has gone up an incredible 119%. In the same time, the S&P 500 rose just a mere 8%.
2. Google Inc. I don’t
need Google Glass to see those gains! • • • • Source: Joi Ito. The tech titan made famous for its popular search engine and innovative technologies racked up 732 mentions on Twitter, many of which were about YouTube. Best tweet: Taylor Swift “It feels like one of those nights... I google naturerelated questions.” Since the pop/country singer’s tweet on April 30, 2013, Google’s stock price is up 30%. That’s almost three times the S&P 500’s gain of 11%.
1. Apple, Inc. iPhones, iTunes,
iPads, and coming soon… iProfits. • • • • Source: Acaben, cropped by Kyro. Apple has been revolutionizing the technology industry for the past decade. Changing everything from the way we talk on the phone, to the way we listen to music. Apple has accumulated 771 celebrity tweets in the past 13 months. Best tweet: Neil Patrick Harris “Super fun getting slimed w/ Sandra Bullock at the #KCA. Less fun ruining my iPhone as I text with goopy fingers.” Since the actor’s tweet on March 23, 2013, Apple’s stock price is up 23%. In the same time, the S&P 500 is up just 15%.