How Social Pilot Can Help You Build Your Campaign Event Attendance

Social Media for PoliticsGet out the Vote (GOTV) is of course the most important part of any campaign.  Well, fundraising is a bit of a time consuming task, especially for a political newbie or someone running for a local or less prestigious office.  One of the problems that a new campaign starts off with is how to build a groundswell of support.

Pool parties, pizza parties, buying tickets to the cheap seats at the ballgame if they’ll pepper the place with literature and get petition signatures are all fun and games.  The problem is that everyone SAYS they want to go, but as we have the attention span of about 2 seconds in the age of mobile if it’s not in our calendar with a cute ringtone we tend to forget.

Phone banks are an expensive way for a start up campaign to remind people of their commitment to show up at 10 AM on a Saturday to work for two hours before the “hangover cure” beer and hot dog at the baseball game come as their reward.  However, SocialPilot has a very unique scheduling tool that works across a variety of social platforms, but really works great with Twitter and Facebook as nearly all of your volunteers have the app on their mobile.  AND IT’S CONVENIENT ONE CLICK STUFF!

It works like this:  You WRITE ONE EVENT NOTIFICATION and schedule it as many times as you want in the same “post”.  You can set days, times, number of repeats and like Ron Popeil used to say “SET IT AND FORGET IT” — include calls to action, confirmations whatever you’d like.  It’s like a sales funnel or a drip campaign to get your grassroots volunteers to show up for the event they “subscribed to.”

This helps not only in terms of attendance, but also in terms of budgeting.  Of course you can create multiple messages, but is your absolute best bet, especially at $20 a month for YOUR WHOLE CAMPAIGN.

Tune in for the next post and we’ll talk about how SocialPilot makes Instagram easier that taking a bad selfie!

Check them out, they have a free fully functional trial that’s worth every penny you didn’t spend!


7 Steps To Political Empowerment

political platformIf you feel overwhelmed and frustrated by our government leaders and apathetic about your own partisan destiny, there is a way out of your political malaise.

Here are 7 simple steps you can take to refresh yourself and participate in our democratic republic. [Read more…]

2016 Presidential Election Race: An Early Look

map ballot boxBy Johnny Whitfield  —

Despite being two years away, the 2016 Presidential election race is already heating up.

I predict a Rand Paul ticket to beat a Hilary Clinton ticket 53 – 43 – 4. Most of that 4 goes to Gary Johnson, who gains more support for the third largest party in the nation. [Read more…]

Civic Education, Politics, and an Uninformed Populace

youthBy Carol Josel

Certain dates are standouts, like February 14, October 31, and December 25. But what about September 17? It should be a standout, too, but it’s not. In fact, most of us don’t give the date a second thought; we certainly should, though. That’s because it’s not just another day; it’s Constitution day, set aside by Congress back in 1952 to foster civic engagement. [Read more…]

A Bit of Political Humor: The DOP – The Dogs Only Party – How to Elect a Dog to the Presidency

DOG for PresBy Jack Wilson

There are some real advantages to running a dog for president. It would help, of course, if the dog was a governor, or at least a senator first, but we could make a case for an all-American common mongrel. People like strays. Everyone knows that dogs are really good runners, so that says it all. They don’t care much which direction there are running in so the party can just let it off the leash and it will run toward the nearest reward. [Read more…]

Gruber, The ACA, and the Stupid American Voter

map ballot boxBy now all of America should be acquainted with the economist from M.I.T. Jonathan Gruber. Oh you’re not familiar with him? If that’s you then you must watch ABC or NBC news which has yet to run any news on Grubergate. You people should start getting your news elsewhere. For your edification, Gruber is an economist who is the architect of the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare. Gruber is the guy who President Obama and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid and Max Baucus the democratic senator from Montana all praised when the law was presented to the people. [Read more…]

Immigration Politics, Present And Future

SpeakingBy Larry M. Elkin −

Someday in the near future, when 4 million to 5 million immigrants illegally residing in the United States have temporary permission from a lame-duck president to live and work openly, what will really have changed?

These people are here anyway, and most are already working in the shadowy corners of our economy. They don’t have government organized health care now, and they won’t have it later either, because President Obama [Read more…]

An All-Female Presidential Race In 2016?

women politicianA lot of people expect the 2016 presidential campaign to include our nation’s first female nominee from a major party. Hardly anyone is predicting that the race might have two women at the top of their respective tickets.

It might happen, though I think the prospect is a long shot. So the next question is what sort of difference it might make. [Read more…]

Personal Freedom – Business Freedom (Veteran’s Day)

boots on  the groundIt seems appropriate to honor military veterans on this day here in America, because Veteran’s Day is about giving tribute to veterans of foreign wars. The military has long been the most admired political institution in American life, and for good reason: it’s the military we can thank for our freedom as Americans, for without the veterans who have fought to protect that freedom, it wouldn’t be there to enjoy. And why did they have to fight? [Read more…]

The Presidents of Mount Rushmore: Could Any of Them Win the Election Today?

mt rushmoreOne of the nation’s renowned historic sites is Mount Rushmore, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It took 14 years to carve Mount Rushmore, cost just under a million dollars, and has nearly three million visitors a year. The four presidents whose faces are carved in this famous mountain are George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. [Read more…]