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UK political parties’ PPC election strategy just doesn’t exist

With the election in full flow two members of my team at Net Media Planet, John Hillman and Matthew Ncube, decided to monitor the main political parties’ PPC activity.

Here’s their take on where the three parties have all been going wrong.

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Q&A: Mark Hanson on promoting Labour online

Much has been said about the influence of the internet on this election, especially after the example of Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008.  

I've been talking to Mark Hanson, who works with Labour's new media team, about how the Labour Party is using the internet, and what they have learned from Obama. 

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Election memo to party leaders: please sort out your terrible websites

Google searches for the leaders of the main political parties soared on the day the general election was called. Searches for David Cameron doubled overnight; interest in Gordon Brown was up 2.5 times; and people Googled Nick Clegg's name five times as often on the Tuesday as they did on the day before.

But guess what? The main UK political parties, especially the Conservatives and Labour, have made a pig's ear of their leader's online presence. If their pathetic online efforts are anything to go by, this is in no way the first digital election. Here's how they are going wrong...

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Political parties fail on email marketing

It seems that the UK's political parties have a lot to learn about email marketing, with all making some basic errors in their campaigns. 

As demonstrated by Barack Obama, email can be a powerful tool in political campaigning; allowing parties to build up a profile of their subscribers, and to bypass the media and open a direct channel of communication with potential voters. 

However, according to my own research so far, the email marketing strategies of the three main UK parties could be improved...

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