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27 Social Media Lessons - 1Part 1 of 27 Social Media Lessons from Barack Obama’s Presidential Campaign

The structure of your campaign reflects the values you hold.

Obama wanted ordinary people coming together around a common purpose. Therefore he built a grassroots, bottom-up organization. And, this reflects the nature of the internet. In particular it mirrors how people connect in life. He then built credibility and trust through actions that reinforced his value proposition.
Action : Does your campaign structure match your objective?
Action : Make your New Media team a standalone department, not just an add-on to the communications team. Make your team scalable and agile and design a flexible social media plan.

Derived from Rahaf Harfoush, Yes We Did

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