#Cincinnati social media coup: Mashable rank = #1

Sure, we're livable, but are we social media savvy? The latest word from techie guru site Mashable is yes. In fact, we're the tops.

As part of its "Social Media Day" celebration, Mashable asked its audience to nominate cities they believed had the strongest social media scene. We ranked above New York and San Francisco, thanks in part to social media hot dogs like @ochocinco and in part to a video submitted by Cincinnatian Blair Ward.

Ward gave props to groups like Cincinnati Social Media, Inc. and the more regionally minded Cin-Day Social Media Club, whose members meetup and tweetup regularly to build momentum and connections.

"Based on our position as a consumer marketing hub with well-established companies such as The Kroger Co., Procter & Gamble and Macy's, Cincinnati is in a perfect position to capitalize on social media venues," says Kevin Dugan, director of marketing for Empower Mediamarketing.

He counts Cincinnati's dense consumer marketing as well as innovative social networks and powerful arts community as key factors that drive residents to go social.

Mashable promoted the award as part of its Social Media Day June 30. Mashable's Cincinnati Social Media Day meetup attracted 124 attendees to The Pub at Rookwood Mews.

By Mike Simkin
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