The 2016 presidential campaigns are in full swing, and social media improves political campaigns. Social media is an easy tool for candidates to get their message out there and find ways to reach larger audiences. As Campaign On says, “56% of Americans currently have a profile on a social media site… And with 22% of Americans using social media several times a day, it is no wonder that businesses, non-profits, and even politicians have begun to utilize social media” (http://campaignon.com/blog/political-campaigns/social-media-and-political-campaigns-what-are-the-benefits-of-social-media/). Social media improves political campaigns by allowing candidates to show off their personality and their campaign.
As technology advances, political campaigns are finding more sophisticated ways of directly targeting voters. Campaigns constantly use television spots to appeal to voters, but now they are transitioning to online video ads. However, the big question is how campaigns are able to only play ads for voters that are likely to vote for them. Continue reading