30 Second Pitches have now been viewed 60,000 times on YouTube. Can you afford not to film one?
With just two weeks to go until the big day, lots of candidates are wondering what else they can do to help push their campaign that little bit further. One very simple step is to record a 30 second pitch telling local voters why they should vote for you. If you upload it to YouTube and tweet it, I will embed it on www.simplepolitics.co.uk where people can find it by searching by name, postcode or constituency.
Once you have made the video, though, it doesn't have to just sit on my site and YouTube. The most successful videos are the ones that are regularly used by the campaign team that made them. Some people are challenging other candidates in their area to make them, while others use them to show the world their key messages and to tell their story.
Making a video takes minutes and several of the films have reached over a thousand viewers. The average number of views per film is 552. What other method of communicating with voters costs so little in terms of money (it's free!) or time and has such potential reach?
I look forward to seeing and sharing your #30secondpitch soon!