Friday, November 27, 2009
Gyimah Trumps Gosport Candidates With Google Ad Campaign
Gosport is hosting the second all-postal Open Primary next week. I haven't followed it much, to be honest, but I noticed that one of the four candidates, Sam Gyimah, had a Google Ad on my blog, so I decided to click on it. It linked to his campaign website, which I think is one of the most impressive I have seen. You can have a look HERE. He's been very clever with his Google marketing, as if you search for two of the other candidates, James Bethell and Caroline Dineage, the first site to come up is that of Sam Gyimah himself!
The other candidates also have good sites and it is clear that several of them are spending every waking hour in Gosport, campaigning for the selection.
The three other candidates are Julia Manning, Caroline Dineage, James Bethell.
It will be interesting to see if the turnout in this Open Primary is as high as the one in Totnes.
PS Just for the record, the posting of this story does not mean I endorse Sam Gyimah for the seat. I know him a little and he would be an excellent candidate, but I also have a soft spot for Julia Manning, who I got to know in the Bracknell process. I don't know James and Caroline as well but I am sure all four would make great MPs. There, have I covered myself?