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July 30, 2015

This season the Real Housewives of New York are bringing it onscreen AND off-screen. If you’re like me, Tuesday night between 9 and 10 p.m. is a no call and text zone (unless during commercials, if you must). While the one-liners and zings are in full effect—have you seen their Twitter feeds?

Before I begin my “Top 3 List” I should note that all eight women are extremely active on Twitter, especially during each new episode. Each housewife tweets their opinion on what happened, answers fans’ questions, gives viewers a more detailed explanation of the situation and sometimes there’s more drama in the Twittersphere than onscreen. Don’t worry; if you somehow missed the Twitter-wars, I cover them below. Majority of us follow these NYC on Twitter to stay connected with them, but what most follower don’t realize is these women are also trying to create a brand for themselves. Out of the eight strong women, these are the top three who are using Twitter to their advantage.


1. Bethenny Frankel

Followers: 1.44M

Tweets: 18K

Bio: Natural foods chef, best-selling author, reality TV star, self-made businesswoman, and mom

No shocker here—Bethenny, arguably the most successful housewife out of the entire franchise, has a lot to say on social media. Between growing her giant empire and returning to the housewives, “the B is back” and better than ever. It’s no secret that she has always been one of my favs, but does her tagline “I’m not a housewife, but I am real” live up to the “realness”?



With over 1.44million followers (the most out of all the other housewives), Bethenny is highly invovled on Twitter. However, is she using it to her advantage? The simple answer is yes. The most notable thing about Bethenny is that, in my opinion, 95% of her tweets are actually from her, and if you follow the show, you know she has some good one-liners.



Beyond giving followers inside online casino nederlandsegokken details as to what actually happened during filming, Bethenny uses to twitter to connect with her fans and share her new business endeavors. However, what she has down is growing her Skinnygirl empire’s digital footprint.



2 . Carole Radziwill

Followers: 209K

Tweets: 10.6K

Bio: Emmy-award winning Producer, Journalist, TV Personality & Author. For Media Inquires:”  

The award winning producer and journalist has had her fair share of drama onscreen, but have you seen her Twitter? When Carole isn’t busy promoting her jewelry line, she’s giving her followers the dirt and setting the record straight. The “All play and no work makes me a happy girl” star is seemingly busy working her Twitter account, and she’s pretty good at it.

Carole has clearly established a tight-knit community. As an active Twitter user, she does heavy engagement, promotes her brand (and other wives for that matter) and isn’t afraid to tweet out her version of the truth.



While Carole is on her A-game with engagement, she has no problem with calling out a few of her co-stars.


See more on the oh-so-juicy Twitter-war here.


No stranger to the ghostwriter drama (looking at you, Aviva), Carole is full-tweets-ahead. She understands what her follower want— no, need—and gives them the answers they ask for. While she promotes her books and jewelry line well, Carole has engagement down solid.


3. Kristen Taekman

Followers: 77.1K

Tweets: 7,194

Bio: Official Cast Member of @Bravotv’s #RHONY

Model-turned-business-woman, Kristen, might come as a shock to be featured, but hear me out. Having joined Twitter in May 2013, she’s been busy building her followers, developing relationships with fans and promoting her new nail polish collection. As an avid daily tweeter, Kristen answers fans’ questions and always says thank you to a compliment. Although she is now busy updating her blog (and did admit to hiring an intern), the majority of her tweets seem to be herself.


One of the best things about Kristen’s Twitter is that I found myself reading all her tweets in her voice, which other organizations and celebrities may struggle in. #PrettyISSmarterThanYouThink


One of her big focuses this season is her new nail polish line, Pop of Color (not to be confused to Pop Beauty), which she promotes onscreen and through her social media heavily.

No matter the onscreen drama she may have with the other women, you can expect to see those feel-good tweets that give viewers hope of a happily ever after.


All drama aside, these women are busy developing relationships with viewers and fans while also maintaining their own brand. If you’re not already follow them, well, I’ll leave you with this.

About the Author

Craig Beyerle

Craig Beyerle is an expert when it comes to social media engagement, caesar salads, and The Real Housewives. He lives in Center City, usually forecasting the latest weather.

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