The top Vancouver social media marketing agencies ranked by Twitter followers are as follows:

  1. Sky Alphabet Social Media
  2. Rethink
  3. Cossette
  4. Edelman
  5. National Public Relations
  6. Noise Digital
Vancouver social media agency rankings by Twitter followers as of Feb 7, 2019.
Agency rankings by Twitter followers

These are the social media marketing Vancouver rankings for various social media agencies in Vancouver, BC using publicly available Twitter data.

Top Vancouver BC social media agencies based on publicly available Twitter account data from Q1 2019

This post has been updated to reflect new Twitter data as of February 7, 2019. These rankings are based on Twitter metrics published on the primary pages of each Vancouver social media agency listed.

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With 58,851 tweets and 23,991 followers, Sky Alphabet Social Media is the leading social media marketing agency in Vancouver, BC.

Sky Alphabet Social Media Vancouver edged out both Rethink and Cossette — two of Canada’s leading advertising agencies. 

The rankings are derived from publicly-available data published on the Twitter pages of various social media marketing Vancouver agencies on February 7, 2019.

The comparison of social media marketing Vancouver agencies continues below, including the ranking tables comparing the agencies by number of followers, tweets and Twitter account age.

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Vancouver Social Media Marketing Agencies by Tweet Frequency

The number of Tweets a social media account publishes on an average day is a strong signal of the account’s quality.

As a complementary metric to the number of followers, the aggregate number of Tweets published by a social media agency’s Twitter account is a sign of how seriously the agency takes Twitter. Personal accounts of agency employees and owners have not been included.

Much like Instagram, it is important to be active on Twitter every day. For this reason social media marketing agencies may be prone to tweet at least six times per day, including Saturday and Sunday.

A social media marketing agency that does not tweet during the weekend might have a difficult time addressing Twitter audiences that are “always on”, including the weekends and holidays. Customer support issues and opportunities cannot be left unresolved.

Sky Alphabet and National PR are the number one and number two agencies as measured by tweet frequency.

Measured by the number of Tweets, Sky Alphabet Social Media is the leading Vancouver social media marketing agency.

Canada’s largest advertising agency, Cossette, is ranked third with the multi-award winning Rethink second. The results do not factor in account age. Rethink’s Twitter account is 10.01 years old. Sky Alphabet’s account is 3.55 years old.

AgencyNumber of TweetsTwitter Handle
Sky Alphabet Social Media58,851@skyalphabet
National PR 7,917 @NationalPR
Rethink 3,062 @rethinkcanada

How to read this chart: As of February 9, 2019, Sky Alphabet had tweeted 58,851 times from the @skyalphabet Twitter account.

There is no lack of “tweetable content”. A low tweet frequency account has been shown to have low correlated growth; an account that Tweets often grows more quickly. The same is true of Instagram.

Comparing Vancouver Social Media Marketing Agencies by Audience

The number of followers a social media marketing agency has is useful to assessing its capabilities. Because Twitter is the dominant social platform for public companies, the number of Twitter followers when compared to the age of the account is a useful metric to compare the relative capabilities of the Vancouver social media agencies.

The ability to grow an audience is an essential service offered by social media marketing agencies. Few agencies would ever develop a content strategy designed to tweet to an audience of 100 unless that audience was very targeted.

The strategy of tweeting to low numbers occurs with creative agencies that are not immersed in social media. Experienced social media marketing agencies place an emphasis on audience growth.

A professional social media marketing firm will offer audience development as its core activity. Audience development activities generally represent as much as 50% of the billable hours if the client’s audience has not yet reached an acceptable level.

Social media agencies that possess a large Twitter following have a demonstrated expertise with audience development activities.

Sky Alphabet Social Media is the leading Vancouver social media agency as measured by number of Twitter followers.
Agency rankings by Twitter followers

According to the data analyzed for this article, Sky Alphabet Social Media Inc. is the leading Vancouver social media firm as measured by followers.

Rethink is a close second to Sky Alphabet. The data captured on February 7, 2019 is summarized in the table below.

Agency# FollowersTwitter @handle
Sky Alphabet23,991@skyalphabet
NATIONAL PR6,475@NationalPR
Noise Digital4,508@NoiseDigital

How to read this chart: As of February 7, 2019, Sky Alphabet Social Media Vancouver had 23,991 Twitter followers.

Comparing Vancouver Social Media Marketing Agencies by Account Age

How old are some of the Twitter accounts of the various Vancouver social media agencies?

Sky Alphabet Social Media is the newest kid on the block with a Twitter account that is less than four years old. Edelman is the second youngest at more than twice the age of Sky Alphabet: 8.07 years.

Cossette and Rethink have the most mature Twitter accounts at more than ten years old.

Account Age (Newest to Oldest)

AgencyTwitter Account Age@handle
Sky Alphabet3.55 years@skyalphabet
Edelman8.07 years@EdelmanCanada
NATIONAL PR8.34 years@NationalPR
Noise Digital9.77 years@NoiseDigital
Rethink10.01 years@Rethink
Cossette10.06 years@CossetteEN

Considerations When Hiring a Social Media Marketing Agency

1. Twitter is the preferred social platform for investor-financed businesses. Social media has disrupted the traditional mechanism of disseminating corporate news.

For many companies, issuing a press release is no longer efficient. Consolidation across the industry (i.e. Nasdaq’s acquisition of MarketWired) has driven up costs, creating major concern at smaller publicly-traded companies in Canada.

The question is: what’s the best way to get the message out? The answer is social media. And more specifically, Twitter.

Companies that utilize Twitter and other social platforms have a material communications advantage over those who do not.

For many public companies, Twitter is fast-becoming critical to success. New research from Pew shows that 74% of Twitter users get their news from that platform. Facebook puts up similar numbers.

Twitter users are loyal to Twitter. They are also, on average, higher educated and are more likely to own equity securities.

In the same way that business-to-consumer brands (Lululemon, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream) rely on Facebook, public companies known only to investors are becoming more reliant on Twitter. Or should be.

If Facebook is for family, Twitter is for business. Combining Twitter with other platforms such as LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook has been shown to deliver solid results.

To quote Jhennifer Phabiliano, all the important people are on Twitter. This means investors, venture capitalists, senior executives, coders, architects, real estate developers and journalists are using Twitter every day.

Using Twitter to Improve Valuation

Twitter provides businesses and brands with an opportunity to communicate with the world. Regular daily tweeting drives improved awareness and the perception that the business or brand is an organization that communicates well.

Investor-financed brands, businesses and management teams that communicate regularly with external audiences using Twitter often receive a larger share of attention and may be valued at a premium relative to related peers that do not.

Examples of investor-financed businesses include those competing and trading in the high technology, real estate, mining, clean energy, retail investment brokerage and financial technology (fintech) sectors.


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