Blog Your Way to Election Success
No matter what kind of campaign youíre running, a Blog allows you to
quickly and easily create a place on the web where voters can find you,
learn about you, interact with you and contribute to your success. If
you want a powerful online presence for your election campaign at very
low cost, a Blog is the most effective way to do it. Campaign Blogs are
incredibly easy to set up. If you can send an email, you can create a
Blog for your election campaign.
Huge impact for very little money
Creating a web presence for political campaigns used to require a
hefty budget for graphic design, programming and hosting. Worst of all,
every update of content or graphics incurred additional cost. No longer!
You can launch a TypePad Blog in minutes, at a cost of only
pennies per day. Post as often as you like, change your design and
layout whenever you want, and host all of your content, photos, and
media files all for one low monthly fee that any political campaign can
Creates a dialog between you and the voters.
A Blog allows you to have an ongoing conversation about topics that
are important to you and invites voters to join in. No matter what your
position, a TypePad Blog allows you to start the conversation and keep
it going. A Blog will help you get your message out. It is a place where
you will build relationships with people who share your concerns, your
values and your core beliefs. In other words, people who want to help
you win your election.
Blogs collect valuable feedback from voters
Blogs are increasingly important for political campaigns, because
they create a forum in which voters can offer feedback, interact with
candidates and each other, and obtain access to timely information.
Consistent Blog posts can be an indispensable tool for public relations
and can foster loyalty and trust among volunteers, media and candidates.
The feedback you receive from voters on your Blog could be the key to
winning your election.
Blogs build trust with voters
A Blog is an interactive platform that allows you
to fashion a consistent message to demonstrate thought leadership in a
particular field. This is tremendously valuable for political campaigns
that are focusing on a particular issue. In addition, a Blog sends an
implicit message of transparency and accountability, and builds trust in
voters, volunteers and contributors.
Blogs are a conduit for online campaign contributions that
multiply over time
Almost half of small online donors contact the campaign first,
usually online, in order to show their support, according to the
Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet. Clearly, online
giving resonates with campaign donors and the easiest way for motivated
contributors to donate to your campaign is through your Blog. It is easier and cheaper to ask people for money
with a blog, often in a very engaging
way that allows your supporters to help.
With a TypePad Blog, you donít need to spend time setting up credit
card merchant accounts because TypePad takes care of all that for you
with a widget from PayPal. Itís easy to accept online contributions.
Plus -- you can multiply your fundraising efforts by asking supporters
to place your donation widget on their own websites and Blogs.
Want to see what a Blog can do for your election campaign? You can create
your own Blog in minutes with TypePad
try it free for 14 days.