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Twitter Guide For Political Campaigners

twitter tipsTwitter released a useful handbook for elected officials and political candidates that spells out how to set up and effectively  use the social media site. It was published once in 2014, but is still a great reference.

The 137-page report lays out the basics on everything from setting up an account to the best way to get retweets. The guide gives advice on rebutting critics during debates, providing Election Day information about how to get to the polls and disclosing locations for a candidate’s public appearances.

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Creating A Campaign Social Media Schedule

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Your campaign’s commitment to social networking should be consistent and informative. Even if you just have a few followers to start, regularly providing interesting news, updates and information will keep them informed and attract new followers. Putting together and following a campaign social media schedule will help keep your efforts on track.

This sample social networking schedule can be used as a springboard to create a schedule of your own that reflects your priorities, resources and campaign outreach efforts.

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Recover Your Opposition’s Deleted Stuff

Political campaigns often post things online that can come back to haunt them. If this happens to one of your opponents, you’ll want to leverage any online snafus as much as possible. To do this, you’ll want to have records of the material in question. Of course, the best way to recover this material is to first preserve a record of it in the first place. Here are some techniques your campaign should regularly use to keep tabs on your opposition – and to recover information, if necessary.

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Create and Add Campaign Infographics With PowerPoint

Presentation can be everything, particularly when it comes to data. When you want to present information in an informative way, charts and graphs are always good. But a simple and visually appealing way to represent data is the infographic. It’s a way to get your point across quickly and effectively. Best of all, you don’t need to be a graphic designer to create one.

Instead of using Excel to create a chart or graph, use PowerPoint to build something a bit more visual. While this is not a design masterpiece, it took me less than 10 minutes to put this together – and I’m not a PowerPoint expert. With a little more detail and information, it would be a great way to show an opponent’s out-of-control spending.

(Note: The numbers don’t match the scale of the money images. Make sure yours are to proper scale.)

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Educating Your Voters On The Most Important Thing

What’s the most important thing that a voter needs to support your campaign? That’s right, the information required to vote. Not only does a person need to be registered to vote, they also need access to absentee ballot information, polling place locations, voter registration deadlines and more. Is your campaign providing that information? If not, here are some resources to help pass the information along.

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