National release their Social Media Policy

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, June 19th, 2017 - 14 comments
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The front page test: if the content you are going to post would end up on the front page of the NZ Herald, don’t post it. It can be damaging to you, other candidates and the par-ty as a whole.

Twitter is a high risk medium. Only create a Twitter profile if you are a confident social media user. Since it is so easy for journal-ists and opponents to follow you, a lapse in judgement or even a typo can land you in trouble.

Yes, quite.

PDF here.

 

 

14 comments on “National release their Social Media Policy”

  1. Carolyn_nth 1

    From the campaign guide:

    While there is no substitute for traditional, on-the-ground campaigning during an election, every candidate running for parliament needs to have a social media presence that is carefully managed, authentic, engaging and professional.

    Spot the contradictions.

    • Incognito 1.1

      All National MPs and candidates should read Donald J. Trump’s The Art of the Tweet. It contains handy tips on how to create and maintain a social media presence that is carefully managed, authentic, engaging and professional.

    • jpwood 1.2

      National – carefully managed authenticity since 2008

  2. Cinny 2

    Oh lolololz. That was an interesting read cheers Matthew for the link. Maybe Wagner should read the policy and ask a volunteer to run her social media as suggested.

    Took her some time to apologise. Damage control appears to be running over time re the ‘tweet’. It’s ok Nicky, there are many bullies in our country, all of them will be down playing the tweet, justifying your behaviour, and perpetuating the cycle.

  3. Draco T Bastard 3

    Only create a Twitter profile if you are a confident social media user.

    LOL

    The problem with that instruction is that all National Party MPs will automatically assume that they’re competent 😈

  4. ianmac 4

    “Authentic?” Remember the spin doctors are available 24/7 to make sure your comments are “sincere” and “authentic.”

  5. mauī 5

    ‘Please remember to put your text through our Arrogance checker before you click submit.’

  6. Philj 6

    There was a cheering handful of Natz, with badges and flags, ra ra ing at the Wellington Marathon yesterday. As a competitor I held my nose as I went past…

    • dukeofurl 6.1

      Thats the other advice. Inject yourself into local events, astroturf any and everything.
      AND at the same time dont get in the way of ministers or anything controversial.
      Remember authentic phony is good!

    • John 6.2

      I would rather be out on the harbour than vote National.

  7. saveNZ 7

    Love how they need to be taught how to post like a human being.. Just fill in the gaps people…

    “Checking out _CLOSING THE____ school AND HOSPITAL _____ today with @billenglishpm – great to MAKE REDUNDANT some of our incredible local teachers and their students!” or “I really enjoyed catching up with _EX BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE________ meeting this evening in ____PRIVATE_ , talking about what matters to INVESTORS. One big of the big issues that came up was around crime, and our plan to tackle it was well received. You can read more about it here, CHEAPER POLICE SAVES MONEY [LINK]”

  8. Jenny Kirk 8

    What a useful document ! Thanks to whoever found the tweeting twit !

  9. saveNZ 9

    “Checking out _MAKING SPAGHETTI PIZZAS_____ today with @billenglishpm – great to work with EX WOODWORK TEACHER TURNED CHRISTCHURCH REBUILD WIZARD explaining to some of our incredible local teachers and their students ABOUT HIS SKILLS!” or “I really enjoyed catching up with _THE HAGAMANS______ meeting this evening in ____PRIVATE_ , talking about what matters is DONATIONS AND THEIR CURRENT DEFAMATION ACTION. One big of the big issues that came up was around crime, and our plan to tackle it was well received. You can read more about it here, WHITEWASH GOVERNMENT ENQUIRY CLEARS JUDITH COLINS REGARDING ALLEGATIONS AGAINST A DIRECTOR OF THE SERIOUS FRAUD OFFICE AND ORAVIDA JUNKETS or CHINA’S MOST WANTED GETS HOME DETENTION IN NZ [LINK]”

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