A press release from the campaign of McHenry County Sheriff candidate Bill Prim:
PRIM CAMPAIGN RUNNING AWAY WITH SOCIAL MEDIA RACE BY WIDE MARGIN
If “likes” and page-clicks were votes, Bill Prim would be the Republican candidate for McHenry Sheriff by a landslide, the campaign said Monday.
While they’re not the same, the wide and growing margin over his opponent in the social media sector shows that the Prim campaign is getting its message out, and the audience is highly receptive.
Opponent Zinke’s campaign page is a very distant second at 353.
To provide some perspective, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office official Facebook page was established in March 2009 and four years later had garnered 1,800 “likes.”
The Bill Prim page reached the 1,000 mark in a year and a half.
The official McHenry County government Facebook page has only been liked 278 times since its inception.
Likewise, the Prim Campaign video was posted to YouTube (see text here) just 11 days ago and has reached 14,000 Internet users in one form or another, e.g.,
- viewed 490 times on YouTube,
- 500 times on Facebook and
- forwarded or linked to another 13,000 potential or actual viewers
“I’m very proud of the job our social media volunteers have done in spreading our message of reform and renewal,” Prim said.
“While I realize that it’s voters who are the final judges of success in any campaign, I am gratified that our campaign is resonating with Internet users.
“If they are engaged in the issues, all the better for the future of McHenry County.”
Other social media results show that in 2014 alone, the Prim Campaign Facebook page has
- been clicked on by 3,446 viewers;
- been viewed in one form or another by almost 48,000 users; and
- displayed a whopping 96,606 times.
At the same time, many viewers have responded positively to Prim Campaign drives to forward Prim Campaign information and links to their Facebook friends and other contacts.
Please visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/primforsheriff.
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Watch the video below: