During the election, I would hope that I was reasonably easy to get hold of for members of the public, maintaining a website and blog, twitter feed and facebook group (in addition to flickr, myspace and my photography blog) - and Edlemen even kindly ranked me as a top political tweeter. (for is there any higher acclaim?!)
Yet I don’t agree that this was ‘the’ social media election - I think that’s going to be 2015, maybe 2020. This was the TV election, thanks largely to the two defining events of the campaign, the first leaders debate and the ‘bigotgate’ moment.
I debated this point with Rob Brown, MD of agency staniforth and chair of the Social Media Panel at the CIPR. He’s even written a book, ‘Public Relations and the Social Web’ - but I waded in anyway.
You can read the full interview debate online now at Communicate magazine.
Categories: Political campaigning, nick pickles
Tags: election, social media
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