NEW YORK (
) -- If you wanted to know who the most "social CEO" is, you have to look no further than San Francisco and
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readers on who they thought was the most social CEO, and Benioff won going away, receiving 85.34% of the vote; 539 people voted in the poll.
Benioff not only uses social media himself,
, but San Francisco-based Salesforce has been a big beneficiary of the growth of social media. It recently
purchased Buddy Media
for $689 million, and bought
last year to help expand its social media offerings.
The "other" response in the poll received the second-most votes, with 5.39% of respondents selecting this option. Mentioned in the comment section were Sally Smith of
Buffalo Wild Wings
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, whose story was the inspiration for this poll.
Rounding out the poll was
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Mark Zuckerberg, the third-place winner with 3.52% of the vote,
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Tim Cook with 3.33% of the vote and
CEO Dick Costolo finishing last, with 2.41% of the vote.
Salesforce shares have gained 35.06% this year, far outpacing the 8.48% of the
. Shares are lower in Monday trading, off 1.4% to $136.34.
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Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York