Social Media Agency, fishbat, Inc., Releases Statement on Use of Social Media at 2012 Political Conventions

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Social media agency, fishbat, Inc., weighs in on the use of social media at the Democratic and Republican Political Conventions for 2012.

On August 20, 2012, social media agency, fishbat, Inc., released a statement in response to reports that both the Democrat and Republican parties are embracing the use of social media at their 2012 conventions. fishbat Inc. believes this is a decision that could create a fundamental shift in the nation’s participation in politics.

According to Jeffrey Collins and Tamara Lush, “Democrats and Republicans are using social media to turn their national conventions away from the smoke-filled rooms of yore and into meetings where anyone who wants to get involved is just a click away, no matter where they are.” Collins and Lush go on to state, “Both parties' ambitious plans reflect the maturation of social media sites that played a much smaller role in the conventions four years ago. The Republicans call theirs a ‘convention without walls,’ while the Democrats say their gathering will be ‘the most open and accessible in history.’” Both parties are already hard at work stoking interest via their Facebook and Twitter pages.

VP of Operations at fishbat, Inc., Sida Li, states, “It will be interesting to see how the political conventions unfold now that social media is being incorporated. Instant sharing and streaming have the potential to make conventions seem more tangible and accessible for constituents that can’t be present. We’ll have to keep a close eye on what each party shares and how the two might end up interacting on their various social media platforms.”

The 2012 Republican National Convention is set to take place from August 27 to August 30, 2012), while the2012 Democratic National Convention is scheduled from September 3 to September 6, 2012 and can be followed on twitter at @GOPConvention and @demconvention, respectively.

fishbat, Inc. is a full service online marketing firm. Through social media management, search engine optimization (SEO), web design, and public relations, fishbat strives as a marketing firm to raise awareness about your brand and strengthen your corporate image.


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