07 Ralph ToppingContinuing our countdown of the top ten #socialCEOs (based our October 2013 report data) and at number 7 the maverick chief of bookmakers William Hill, Ralph Topping.

Again, Ralph’s position is mostly due to his following of others on Twitter. His reasonable followship on the microblogging service for me gives further evidence to the power of gambling on the Internet. It’s something when my lowly football team Watford have a shirt sponsor that is for a Chinese-based gaming site. Ralph, however, also blogs (once in a while). Sometimes on the subject of bacon rolls. This is a man unafraid to bring his personality to his online presence. Still no LinkedIn profile, mind.

William Hill have a solid managed LinkedIn presence, and an unsurprisingly robust corporate Twitter presence too.

Catch up on the rest of the top ten so far.