A Politician's Guide to Social Media

These tips simply show you some basic ideas - there are so many additional ways to take it further and optimize your social media presence.

by / July 9, 2012

With campaign season in full swing, this video is for public officials and political office candidates. In "A Politician's Guide to Social Media", Kristy shares several tips on using social media in the political space. She mentions former Rep. Andrew Weiner, Troy Mayor Janice Daniels, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Politwoops and more.

  • Don't post anything you wouldn't want to see in tomorrow's paper
  • Know your agency's social media policy
  • Talk like a real person
  • Abide by campaign and open meeting laws
  • Never cross the streams!

These tips simply show you some basic ideas - there are so many additional ways to take it further and optimize your social media presence. Have fun and enjoy the journey!

Kristy Dalton Contributing Writer

Kristy Dalton is known as "GovGirl" in the government technology industry. She has been called on as an industry influencer and has a passion for social media, technology and digital strategy. Kristy is the founder & CEO of Government Social Media.

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