A regional daily has taken the top plaudits when it comes to increasing Facebook and Twitter followings, according to the latest ABC figures.
The Ipswich-based East Anglian Daily Times topped the charts for growth on social media, taking number one billing on both the Facebook and Twitter league tables.
On Facebook, the EADT had 19,596 ‘likes’ by the end of June 2018, a year-on-year increase of 35pc, while on Twiter its 50,630 ‘followers’ represented a 16pc increase over the same period.
The Facebook top three was completed by its Archant sister dailies the Ipswich Star and Norwich Evening News, which recorded 30pc and 25pc increases respectfully.
The Evening News was also runner-up when it came to Twitter growth, recording a 15pc increase, while the Midland News Association-owned Express & Star, Wolverhampton, came third after recording a 14pc increase.
Groups who submitted social media figures for some of their newsbrands included Archant, Johnston Press the MNA and the former CN Group. However two of the biggest publishers, Reach plc and Newsquest, did not submit social media figures.
The full list of Facebook page likes, in order of year-on-year percentage change, is as follows:
|Newsbrand||Facebook ‘likes’||YoY % change|
|East Anglian Daily Times||19,596||35|
|Norwich Evening News||25,266||25|
|News & Star, Carlisle||46,451||20|
|Workington Times & Star||13,413||15|
|The Mail, Barrow-in-Furness||26,333||14|
|Eastern Daily Press||93,797||13|
|Express & Star, Wolverhampton||125,541||12|
|Edinburgh Evening News||191,896||N/A|
|Yorkshire Evening Post||147,286||N/A|
|The Star, Sheffield||100,261||N/A|
|The News, Portsmouth||97,043||N/A|
|Northampton Chronicle & Echo||88,007||N/A|
|Belfast News Letter||60,834||N/A|
|Milton Keynes Citizen||12,146||N/A|
The full list of Twitter accounts, in order of year-on-year percentage change, is as follows:
|Twitter page||No of followers||YoY % change|
|East Anglian Daily Times||50,630||16|
|Norwich Evening News||58,776||15|
|Express & Star, Wolverhampton||144,405||14|
|Eastern Daily Press||100,621||14|
|The Mail, Barrow-in-Furness||12,272||8|
|Workington Times & Star||7,742||8|
|News & Star, Carlisle||28,235||7|
|Yorkshire Evening Post||218,099||N/A|
|The Star, Sheffield||163,556||N/A|
|Edinburgh Evening News||146,758||N/A|
|The News, Portsmouth||81,338||N/A|
|Northampton Chronicle & Echo||79,961||N/A|
|Belfast News Letter||37,307||N/A|
|Milton Keynes Citizen||16,486||N/A|