Fine Gael launches a Facebook Campaign

As the election was announced yesterday, I noticed messages appearing in my Facebook feed like this one:

It would seem that Fine Gael have launched a facebook widget which is linked from their website.

It is an interesting move from the party and I wonder how it will play out on Facebook.

I myself am a bit sceptical because it seems to be trying to use American Campaign techniques, and I am not sure how it will go down. It also is not very interactive. It seems to be more broadcast then conversation which engagement with social media should be. But I am open to be proven wrong on this.

There is also a grassroots campaign with Twibbons putting the Fine Gael star on peoples  profile pictures. So far 121 people have added it to their profile.

I wonder which of the two campaigns will be more successful?

Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for and UCC Express.

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