Howdy folks, on October 30th I get to take part in what promises to be a terrific discussion about social media and the presidential race at the National Press Club:
The Online Election – Social Media and the 2012 Presidential Race
The 2012 U.S. Presidential Election is like none we have ever seen before. Americans now follow real-time debate commentary via Twitter, advocate for their candidates on Facebook and join Internet memes with Tumblr. Balancing tried-and-true strategies with bold experimentation, the campaigns of both President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney have invested heavily in social media as part of their fundraising, grassroots and media strategies. They have had to.
This panel will focus on how the 2012 presidential candidates have used social media as part of their campaign strategies, what future U.S. elections will look like as social media become even more predominate, and why communications executives should pay attention to these trends when considering their own clients’ goals and strategies.
Also on the panel:
- David Almacy (Senior Vice President, Digital Media at Edelman)
- Alex Howard (Government 2.0 Washington Correspondent for O’Reilly Media)
- Emily Schultheis (National Political Reporter for POLITICO)
- Anthony Shop (Managing Director of the Digital Agency Social Driver and Chairman of The National Press Club’s Events Committee)
What a great bunch! Get your tickets fast — initial demand was so high that they had to move us to a larger room, but there are still only a few seats left. Hope you can make it.