Mark Hanson, Labour's new media strategist and former associate editor of LabourHome.org, wangled me an invitation to a formal review of how digital media innovations had changed UKElection2010. The social media mavens closest to ElectionUK2010...
One of the differences between UKElection2010 and American politics is betting on the outcome. In the UK, the Telegraph's UK General Election2010 Opinion Poll Tracker includes a Betfair overall majority forecast.
And all this was before the UKelection2010 got underway in April. If Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano doesn't ground my flight, I'll be flying to London to speak about "Video Optimisation" at the International Search Summit on May 13.
The top term in this week's UKelection2010 seems to be "hung Parliament. In other words, it's trench warfare in social media as well as mainstream media in the UKelection2010, where each party battles in no man's land for a few yards of ground.
Will Internet marketing have an impact in this year's British election as great as it did in the U.S.in 2008? How will digital strategies and tactics popularized by the 2008 U.S.presidential election translate to the 2010election in Britain?