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 SocialPilot.io 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!

 

The Best Political Memes of the 2012 US Election

randomactsofchaos:Chris Weyant/The Hill (05/23/2012)By Dean Walsh 

The candidates are now all but chosen, and the election season is gearing up to reach its zenith as we approach November. This is the time when interest in politics is at its height, and many people who usually only show a passing interest in political issue begin to pay more attention, and even start wanting to share their own political opinions. [Read more…]

How To Win & Lose An Election

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Impact of Information Technology on Politics and the People

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Busting Political Cultural Bubbles

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Impact of Information Technology on Politics and the People

mass mediaThese days, people regularly engage in the political scene through “new media” to make their presence felt and influence politicians and the political process. Technology has made it easy for anyone and everyone with an internet connection to indulge in armchair politics – with or without acumen or an understanding of the issues at hand. [Read more…]

Media Uses Polls To Sway Public Opinion

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We have seen a rise in the reporting of polling data over the last few years. There is a reason for that. The liberal media has found a new way to push their agenda under the cover of public opinion. [Read more…]

Social Media Strategy: Use Multiple Touch Points to Create a Brand

social media2Barack Obama used multiple “touch points” and social media platforms to create a brand that was a key ingredient to winning the Presidency in 2008. His brand strategy is a case study for marketers to study in creating brand in a New Media Age. President Obama’s branding strategy is something that is a distinct paradigm change from previous social media strategy and branding. [Read more…]

Politics – The Role of Mass Media

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MySpace Launching Political Careers?

social media2Presidents frequently pour massive amounts of money into their election campaigns- this is nothing new. What is new, however, is a new fad for the upcoming election- MySpace. Yes, the same social networking website that young teenagers use to communicate and make new friends. And why not? There is already for significant commercial potential on MySpace – internet marketers have found a place to gain massive traffic for their sites and reap the rewards in terms of monetization. [Read more…]