WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hill, the news source of record for policy influencers inside and outside Washington, today was named to the Top 10 of Top Tweeted News Outlets in the U.S. by Twitter. The "Year on Twitter", an annual overview by the social media platform across a host of categories, saw The Hill take the #6 spot for 2017, surpassing NBC, ABC, Politico and The Associated Press. Additionally, The Hill's media reporter, Joe Concha, was noted as the Top Tweeted Journalist/Commentator for The Hill.
In October 2017, The Hill was also the #1 mobile site in U.S. uniques in politics, according to comScore Mobile Media Metrix. (Based on News/Information – Politics Category). This places The Hill, the largest independent political site, in mobile ahead of CNN Politics and Fox News Politics, and gives the brand a #2 ranking overall across mobile and desktop.
At a time when politics is galvanizing the nation and becoming the populations' most powerful passion point, The Hill is enjoying incredible audience, and brand, growth.
- The Hill has doubled traffic year-over year for the last three years.
- TheHill.com continues to see record traffic, with comScore recording more than 28mm monthly unique views in October 2017.
- According to CrowdTangle, The Hill has 88.2mm interactions on the Facebook platform, which was more than the NY Times (82.1mm), the Washington Post (76.2mm) and more then 4x Politico (17.6mm) in the first 10 months of the year.
"The Hill is surging ahead when it comes to audience growth, revenue increases and expansion of our impartial newsroom and business teams," said James Finkelstein, chairman of Capitol Hill Publishing Corp, which publishes The Hill. "We have major plans in video, editorial expansion and elsewhere in 2018. We congratulate Neetzan Zimmerman, senior director, Audience and Strategy and his social team for a tremendous job and our editorial team led by Bob Cusack for their first rate non-partisan coverage."
Aside from Twitter rankings and audience growth, The Hill recently expanded its editorial properties with the launch of two daily podcasts, "AM View" and "PM View" and one weekly podcast, "Power Politics".
The brand also recently announced four new hires on the editorial team, along with the build out of the marketing team with four senior vice presidents coming on board to help lead the next phase of growth.
ABOUT THE HILL
The Hill is one of the fastest-growing news site in the United States. The Hill was designated by MIT MEDIA LAB as one of the three most influential media organizations in the 2016 election cycle only exceeded by CNN and FOX News. The Hill is published by Capitol Hill Publishing Corp, a subsidiary of News Communications, Inc.
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