As of October 18th, 2010 Naheed Nenshi (@Nenshi on Twitter) has become Calgary’s 39th mayor.
Mr. Nenshi ran a strong campaign and utilized the Social Media channels better than any
of the other candidates. His campaign garnered more than double the amount of followers on the social networks compared to the others!
The Nenshi team employed many Social Media strategies – some have been discussed
here in past illumiBYTES newsletters:
His team used the internet and its free Social Media tools to get their message out to the masses – they even created an iPhone App for his supporters!
the night of the election you could follow the
events live over Twitter (#yycvote)
where unofficial election results were coming in from polling
stations sooner than television feeds!
Supporters at the candidates'
headquarters were exchanging information with the public faster than
has ever been seen before!
The Social Networking sites, like Twitter & Facebook, have reached huge acceptance and are used daily by scores of people
& businesses. A large number companies are hiring Social Media Co-ordinators whose full-time job is managing the company’s Social Media message.
If your company isn’t currently using Social Media to help distribute
its message you should be thinking about it!
Contact us today for more information on how we can help you get started.