Meet Boston City Councillor, John Tobin:
I’ve no idea if Councillman Tobin above tacks Red or Blue, but it doesn’t matter; what matters is that he takes communicating with his constituents very seriously. Not only does he blog, his video blogging, or vlog, initiative has been nominated for a Golden Dot award, Best Vlog of 2006, by George Washington University’s Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet.
Take note, Georgia politicians! Leveraging the Internet as a marketing and communications tool is there for you all. It’s cheap, fun, timely and can pay remarkable media dividends.
But the key is to be accessible, transparent and honest, or the whole thing will backfire. You have to ask yourself, “Can you handle the Internets?” If so, go for it!