Did you catch the social media blitz by San Francisco’s mayor Gavin Newsom, yesterday? In announcing his candidacy for the state’s governor, the youthful politician (41), took a cue from President Obama, it appears. From the San Francisco Chronicle:
Aiming to stake his claim to the tech-savvy young voters who helped elect President Obama, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, 41, today took to the new media to formally announce he’s running for governor - by directly addressing hundreds of thousands of supporters simultaneously via YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
The video came in three languages: English, Spanish, and Mandarin. Touche. SFGate’s story continued…
‘We can’t afford to keep returning to the same old tired ideas and expect a different result,’ the Democrat told supporters in his three-minute YouTube announcement, part of the unprecedented ‘virtual fly-around’ campaign announcement done entirely in the new media.