Twitter just released it’s Top Trending subjects of 2015 so what better time than to look hyper-local at the Altrincham stories that got people facebook sharing and tweeting about

ALTRINCHAM STORIES – WHAT WE FOUND?
We’ve been telling businesses to be more human and 4 out of the 5 Top Shared Stories are very human

Tapping into parent fears, nostalgia, voyeuristic celebrity bust ups and the top story was an emotional tale of human triumph when facing adversity

Whilst many businesses have struggled with organic reach on Facebook, it’s position to share news is unparalleled

The Number 1 news story has been shared 10.5k times vs just 43 times on Twitter – it’s a trend that continues in the rest of the Top 5

Many members of the public see Twitter as for businesses and that parallels with the fact that twitter works very well for Altrincham businesses

Whilst the Manchester Evening News dominated the Top 5 list, for the 1st time a new news publication leapt into the Top 5 Shared Sources and took the Top Shared Story of The Year – well done Altrincham Today

* The shared figures below are compiled via an external website and will increase with time

SO ON TO THE TOP 5 ALTRINCHAM STORIES OF 2015

MEN Child Abduction
5. Attempted child abduction in Altrincham

3.9k Total Shares – 145 Twitter Shares – 3.7k Facebook Shares
Parents in Altrincham had been put on alert after a man tried to entice an 11-year-old boy into his car as he made his way home from school

The MEN Live blogged from the scene

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/attempted-child-abduction-altrincham-live-9311712

OFM Altrincham Market
4. OFM awards 2015 best market: Altrincham

4.2k Total Shares – 241 Twitter Shares – 3.9k Facebook Shares

What can we say – The Market Hall is a shining Altrincham success story

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/oct/18/ofm-awards-2015-best-market-altrincham

The Clangers MEN
3. The Clangers are back – and made in Altrincham for new BBC series

4.5k Total Shares – 88 Twitter Shares – 4.4k Facebook Shares

Cult children’s TV series The Clangers will return to the BBC after some 40 years, with the lovable pink creatures brought back to life at Altrincham’s Factory studios

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/clangers-back—made-altrincham-9362634

Roy Keane MEN
2. Police investigate Roy Keane ‘road rage bust-up’ with taxi driver in Altrincham

5k Total Shares – 98 Twitter Shares – 4.9k Facebook Shares

Police investigate Roy Keane ‘road rage bust-up’ with taxi driver in Altrincham

Locals thought it was a non-story – it still got shared out of sheer disbelief

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/police-investigate-roy-keane-road-8550472

1. Cerebral palsy sufferer Tom, 23, lands full-time job at Altrincham supermarket
10.5k Total Shares – 43 Twitter Shares – 10.5k Facebook Shares

A 23-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer landed a job at Asda’s Altrincham store – after 950 unsuccessful applications in the past five years.

What a wonderful story

Cerebral palsy sufferer Tom, 23, lands full-time job at Altrincham supermarket – after 950 rejections in five years

OVER TO YOU – WHAT WERE YOUR BIGGEST ALTRINCHAM STORIES OF 2015 – COMMENT BELOW

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