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The Firefly blog features news, views, buzz and ideas around the PR and communications industry.
Social trends, PR and social media tools, communications strategies, attention grabbing WOM campaigns, entertainment hotspots, running integrated and pan-European campaigns, safeguarding reputations and managing crises are just some of the topics we’re talking about.
Election online buzz battle
“The political parties battling it out on the eve of the general election have missed an opportunity to woo voters through social media” begins an interesting article that caught my eye today.
Working with i-level, the real-time digital communications agency, we’ve been monitoring all the Buzz and Tweets from each of the main political parties on the hot issues affecting the election. Far from ignoring its online audiences, Cameron, Brown, Clegg (or rather no doubt their digitally savvy aides) have been hard at work responding to the trending topics online. Using Google Buzz to monitor news, blogs, forums, Twitter and rest of the social media landscape, i-level has produced a nifty graph to show how the three main parties have been battling it out on a the key election issues – Economy, Taxes and Education.
This graphic isn’t a representation of popularity or effectiveness of communication. However, what it does is demonstrate that the parties have been actively engaged online and responding to hot buzz topics – with Cameron coming out on top! Watch this space to see if the victorious party can keep it up post-election…