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How Social Media Helped elect a new Mayor!
 

In Calgary's Mayoral Election 2010
Social Media certainly was a contributing factor!

our THOUGHTS
 

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! 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!

On 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!On 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.

 

 
The act of voting is one opportunity for us to remember that
our whole way of life is predicated on the capacity of ordinary
people to judge carefully and well.
 

~ Alan Keyes ~

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Buzzwords - fashionable terms frequently used in business to impress instead of explain!
GlocalGlocal: is the term we use to “think globally and act locally” in our daily lives.

MemeMeme: Sounds like "dream" - a meme is a pattern of behaviour similar to a trend that is passed on into culture especially from imitation.

TumblrTumblr: an internet site that enables you to easily post text, photos, quotes, links, music, videos etc. to your Blog.

VloggingVlogging: is a form of Video Blogging where one uploads video thoughts and comments to a video blog website.

Top 7 Uses for Election Signs

1. Siding for your House
     A range of colours are available!
 

2. Winter Sledding
     Bet they zoom down the hill!
 

3. Need a New Garage?
     Certainly enough materials!
 

4. Door Mats
     A life's supply of Welcome!
 

5. Great for Framing
     Special place over the mantle?
 

6. Playhouse for the Kids?
     Endorsed by the candidates!
 

7. Cutting Boards
     Approved by all the top Chefs!

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