Hello, e.politics readers in the UK! If you’re in London, you’re in luck — I’ll be in town for a few days around October 20th, and at noon that day I’ll be giving a presentation at the London School of Economics.
Digital Politics 2010: The Reckoning
Sure, the Internet may have helped elect Barack Obama President of the United States two years ago, but what has it done for us lately? In fact, American campaigns up and down the scale have been putting the lessons of 2008 to work in this year’s mid-term elections, and in the process they’ve invented new tactics and experimented with innovative new tools.
This discussion will look at how candidates and interest groups in in the U.S. are using Facebook advertising, Twitter, Google Ads, mobile phones, location-based services and older technologies like email and blogs to raise money, mobilize support and get voters to the polls in an important election year, with an emphasis on practical results and the implications for future political campaigns around the world.
Date: Wednesday, October 20th, doors at noon, presentation at 12:30 pm.
Venue: The U8 Lecture Theatre, Tower One, Clements Inn Passage, LSE (map and directions)
For help, further details or to reserve a seat, please email Polis@lse.ac.uk
And if you’re not in London, spread the word to your friends and colleagues who are! I’m really looking forward to this one — I bet we get some great questions during the Q&A. If you ARE a digital politics enthusiast in London, drop me a line — let’s go get a beer.