The Independent Network recommends that independent candidates, councillors and groups campaign with Facebook. Never before has the integration of social media been more important to your strategy.


This report about the importance of social media for the 21st century councillor is well worth a read for those of you who are using social media for the first time:


Whilst it's true that traditional media remains popular, social media is continuing to thrive. With up to 20million people accessing Facebook pages every day, its use will ensure your campaign targets a mass audience. A Facebook page allows 24hr updates and newsfeed and provide a platform for questions and answers on your policies. Best of all it is completely free.


To get started go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php

Create a community page or an official page by entering your desired page name. The obvious choice is the name of your Independent group and constituency.

Follow the onscreen instructions and you’ll soon be able to upload pictures and news content.

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