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#ge11 Leaders Theme Tunes

The Eamon Gilmore song:

The Enda Kenny Song:

The Micheal Martin song:

Give me your Number 1 ASU #ge11

So with #ge11 finally after kicking off in earnest, it should be interesting to see how different parties and different candidates use digital and Social Media as part of their respective campaigns.

We’ve already seen some gaffs from FG, Labour have launched a where’s Gilmore app , FF have Twitter squatter issues and Sinn Féin carry the most Klout! Everyone knows SM and Digital will play a part in #g11 but how serious parties take the channel and how commited or willing they are to embrace it is yet to be seen. Irish Media Watch back in May 2010 posted results of a survey in which "77% of TDs plan to use social networking tools to communicate with constituents in the next general election" which is very impressive if a little optimistic.

Ronan Burtenshaw has a comprehensive list of Irish Politicians on Twitter. Noreen Bowden also has a list setup for Irish political parties and candidates on Twitter.

So getting to the blog title. I have particular interest in seeing how candidates and parties use digital advertising and particularly the likes of Facebook ASU ads to promote themselves and their campaigns. One would think that the regional targeting, self serve function and cost effectiveness of the channel would result in a plethora of 'Vote No.1' type ads appearing all over Facebook. But, having changed my location etc several times I’ve only seen one ASU ad and that was from FF TD Thomas Byrne. I don't really fancy changing my location over and over and hoping that party and candidate ads show up randomly so if anyone spots an ASU from a party or candidate send a screenshot to 'osuilleabhain AT gmail DOT com' or via the comments below (making sure to highlight what your FB location is set to).

Spotted this one myself -
(FB User Location Dublin, Hometown Cork)

FF TD Thomas Byrne - (Meath East)

Recieved this screenshot from @quinlivan -
(FB User Location Galway, Hometown Ennis, Co. Clare)

FG Cllr Tony Mulcahy - (Clare)

3 more found by @quinlivan again with -
(FB User Location Galway, Hometown Ennis, Co. Clare)

FG - (Party Message)

SF Cllr Martin Kenny - (Roscommon South-Leitrim)

FG Cllr Sean Kyne - (Galway West)

Spotted another one myself -
(FB User Location Dublin, Hometown Cork)

Colm McGrath Independent - (Dublin Mid West)

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