Arizona Republican Party Beating Democrats in Social Media
AZGOP Surpasses AZ Democrats With Over 10,000 Likes on Facebook, Over 6,000 Followers on Twitter
PHOENIX – Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, announced today that the party’s social media presence has surpassed that of the state Democrats, citing benchmark numbers commonly used to measure influence and popularity with social media users.
“We’ve been steadily growing our presence on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and we’ve recently ramped up and have now surpassed the Democrats by about ten percent,” said Robert Graham, Chairman of the Arizona Republican Party. “These are measurements of the growing impact we’re having with voters, especially young voters who are increasingly forming their political opinions through information they gather through social media.”
Graham attributed the management of the growth to Mark Naufel, Director of New Media, who is responsible for the state party’s presence on social media platforms. Naufel will receive his degree from Arizona State University next month and begin working full-time at the party to help elect Republicans in 2014.
“Mark knows how important it is for young people to get the information they need to make the important decisions that will affect their future more than anyone’s. And his experience as President of the ASU Student Body shows that he’s got the qualities our party needs to lead the way to victory next November,” Graham added. “The conservative message gets too little attention from the liberal mainstream media, so we’re bypassing them and communicating directly with young voters, and they’re loving it.”
At the time of this release, the AZGOP Facebook Page had 10,198 “likes” vs. 8,887 for the Democrats and the AZGOP Twitter Account had 6,111 followers vs. the Democrat’s 5,558.