Social Media for Candidates

Quick Social Media Tips for Political Candidates

As the political season heats up it is time for some quick tips for your social media campaign. Here are 10 things that every candidate needs to do.

10 things that every candidate needs to do

  • Read this article that is published at  It is full of important information and well worth the read.
  • Either create a CMS website or use Campaign Partner
  • Open a MailChimp account. Create a list called “Your Name for Congress”.
  • Create a Facebook Page using PageModo.  Start by logging into your Facebook account and then go to PageModo and select your plan.
  • Be sure to have one or more Twitter accounts and be diligent in following your strategy
  • Open a Flickr account for your photos and a You Tube account for your videos.
  • Create a PayPal account to accept donations
  • Make sure you complete your profile on LinkedIn and ASK for recommendations.  Also consider LinkedIn Resume which takes your profile info and creates a resume effortlessly.
  • Go to a professional photographer who uses a digital camera. You will never regret this decision (you probably do not need any prints, just a copy of the files)
  • Develop a social media strategy that is responsive and proactive, and not reactive


  1. Reina February 5, 2012 at 3:10 pm - Reply

    Since numerous people are very much into social media, I believe that these tips will be helpful, both for candidates and voters as well.

  2. Gina February 11, 2012 at 8:54 am - Reply

    This sounds interesting and helpful for candidates and voters. Hope they’ll get the chance to read this.

  3. Ron February 16, 2012 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Where exactly is the facebook like link ?

  4. lauramba March 31, 2012 at 8:03 am - Reply

    Hey Ron, have added the Facebook Like link. thanks for the heads up

  5. Kent June 18, 2012 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Have you thought about adding some videos to the article? I think it might enhance viewers understanding.

  6. lauramba June 19, 2012 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the suggestion Kent.

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