(Vocus) September 11, 2010
In the run up to what was deemed the first online Election, WinkBall.com, the UK’s number one video website were at the forefront of revolutionizing the way in which the country’s political candidates communicated to the electorate. With their highly successful campaign, ‘Do you know who you’re voting for?’, WinkBall enabled Britain’s MPs and PPCs to communicate to their manifesto via an online video message. With this short video message, politicians were given an online platform to express their views and engage more with the voting public.
Now after the drama of Election 2010 where Britain found itself locked in a hung parliament crisis and the country bravely entered a new coalition government, the road to political stability and economic recovery has no doubt been unsteady and rocked by a variety of issues the likes of public service cuts, unemployment and tax hikes.
With the onset of the political party conferences this month and into October, WinkBall have delved back into the world of UK politics with their extensive video coverage of each of the four main political party conferences. And this weekend it all kicked off for WinkBall with the Green Party conference in Birmingham.
Taking place throughout this weekend and ending on Monday, this will be the first Green Party conference since the party landed their first ever MP in the shape of Green Party leader Caroline Lucas. On the first day of the conference WinkBall reporters interviewed a host of delegates, UK citizens and also got an exclusive with Green Party leader Caroline Lucas MP and Green Party London Assembly member Darren Johnson to find out more about the Green Party manifesto and what they think are the key issues that the coalition government should be focusing on. Not only bringing their video coverage inside the conference, WinkBall reporters took the streets to find out from the general public what are the issues that are affecting the UK political scene. Interviewing over 500 members of the voting public so far in Birmingham, WinkBall has presented a real snap shot of political opinion in Britain. Through the emotive power of video, WinkBall has given the public a voice to express their views and an opportunity to communicate their thoughts to UK politicians.
With more party political conferences to come, WinkBall and its expanding team of citizen reporters aim to interview 10,000 members of the UK voting public. Asking the electorate what are the three issues the government needs to focus on, WinkBall will be creating the largest online political video survey and will be showcasing all of these video interviews immediately onto a WinkBall video mega wall which can be seen at winkballpolitics [http://www.winkballpolitics.com/ .
WinkBall will be finding out the real issues that are affecting UK politics and will give a real insight into what the man on the street is thinking, all via the emotional power of online video. Unlike any media outlet around, WinkBall will be the first to showcase what thousands of the voting public is thinking in this political party season..
Notes to Editors:
WinkBall.com is a free, web-based, personal video communication service, which allows anyone to record, send and share videos with friends and family - privately. Users can also create and post content to video blogs and video walls for group viewing. Video messages delivered by WinkBall can be accessed anywhere, anytime through a web browser.
WinkBall is also used by brands and organisations to share video content, which users can actively choose to watch and share. All messages sent through WinkBall are supported by targeted five-second advertisements, which are played at the end of video messages.
WinkBall is safe, simple and fun and makes video the best way to communicate online.
Established in London in 2005, the WinkBall Project team has evolved to become a leading player in driving the future development of online communication.
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