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Budget Campaign GOTV



Erik Endress's presentation from the 2010 Winter PR Forum at Brookdale Community College.

Erik Endress's presentation from the 2010 Winter PR Forum at Brookdale Community College.



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  • Lets talk about mobile
  • This is not where we start
  • This is. The person most likely to vote yes on your budget
  • This is not where we start
  • This is. The person most likely to vote yes on your budget

Budget Campaign GOTV Presentation Transcript

  • 1. The power of information
    Using the New Media to Energize Get Out the Vote Efforts
  • 2. What is social media
    Using technology to manage constituents
  • 3. Have you ever re-mailed something that arrived in your mailbox at home?
  • 4. Have you ever seen something on tv and sent 300 copies of it to friends?
  • 5. have you evermade 300 copies of your local paper and sent it to friends?
  • 6. Social media enables you to do all of those things. Instantly.
  • 7. Social media and technology can revolutionize howyour district communicateswith your voters.
  • 8.
  • 9. 1,169,586 Facebook fans
    2,424,921 Twitter followers
  • 10.
  • 11. Facebook Usage
    More than 350 million active users
    50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given day
    More than 35 million users update their status each day
    More than 55 million status updates posted each day
  • 12. 23,429,96055%
  • 13. Facebook Usage
    The average user has 130 friends on the site
  • 14. The question is not: will you put up a sign in your yard?
  • 15. But will you become our Fan on Facebook.
  • 16. Make your constituents part of your GOTV effort
    Using social media to get you to get your friends to the polls
  • 17. Women now account for nearly 40 percent of iPhone users and more than 43 percent of BlackBerry users.
    Of all women, those 25 to 44 are likeliest to use smart phones, according to June ComScore figures.
  • 18. The immediacy of social media
    Speaking to 13,574 people at the same time.
  • 19. How can your district use video to build support?
  • 20. Can you have a conference call with your community to discuss your budget?
  • 21. January 13, 2010 10:20 AMnjsba learns that gov elect christie is holding a press conference at noon to announce his choice for education commissioner
  • 22. NJSBAlert - Bret D. Schundler has been announced as the new Commissioner of Education in NJ. More information to follow in School Board Notes.
  • 23. 6 months
    Our ability to be ready for this one moment took…
  • 24. April 20, 2010
    You don’t have that much time.
  • 25.
  • 26.
    What can you find out about this person?
  • 28. Request the voter history for your entire community in electronic format.
  • 29.
  • 30. Export your student directory information. Be sure your parents have given you permission to use this data. Add to this list, other groups directories such as PTA’s,
    Sports groups et al.
  • 31. Merge all data together.
  • 32. Create your electronic communication channel via email.
  • 33. Host events that are designed to provide these people with information about your budget.
    You want to invite them so that you can identify them.
  • 34. Build your Facebook Fan Page and invite these people to join it.
  • 35. Create awesome videos about the ROI.
  • 36. And put kids in the videos. Not you and your staff.
  • 37. Tweet….like crazy.
  • 38. Build your list of mobile phone numbers
    And invite people to opt in for text messaging.
    Begin using your reverse 911 system for
    non emergency messages. Let people opt in to permit not emergency calls.
  • 39. Measure
  • 40. Keep updating this list with every interaction.
  • 41. The final push is what matters the most
    Your goal is to be ready for the last 24 hours before the vote.
  • 42. 6A:23A-5.2 Public relations and professional services; board policies; efficiency
    Moreover, any publication(s) distributed by the district board of education via mass mailings or other means to the district community at large within 60 days before any election in which any board member is seeking any elective office or any election relating to district operations held in the district must be submitted to the Executive County Superintendent for review prior to distribution to ensure that the public funds are being expended in a reasonable and cost-effective manner.
  • 43.
  • 44. Only pursue your target.
  • 45. I will be happy to help you and your district make this happen