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On revamped website, ‘Vote No on 2’ campaign embraces power of video

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I admit I’m a political junkie; after all, I run a website called Florida Politics. What I love about politics and these final months of the campaign season is you can always see new and innovative ways folks are trying to communicate with voters. Facebook realized the power of video storytelling when it saw the huge success of YouTube, so in typical Facebook fashion they figured out a way to capture it for themselves by allowing you to upload video content…

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Two best websites may be from City Council candidates, not mayoral contenders

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Of the 22 individuals crazy enough to run for elected office in St. Petersburg, the two with perhaps the best websites are candidates for City Council, rather than the better-funded candidates for Mayor. Well, mayoral candidate Scott Wagman has the best website, with plenty of YouTube videos. But at an expense of $20K, the cost of Wagman’s website far exceeds its value. Jamie Bennett had a good-looking, workhorse of a website, loaded with several active blogs. But since I left…

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Latest from mayoral candidates’ websites

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At the beginning of the race to be St. Petersburg’s next Mayor, there was a lot of smoke about how the candidates were utilizing the web to advance their message. Well, turns out there’s a lot of smoke, but not a lot of fire. Many of the candidates — Jamie Bennett, Deveron Gibbons, Bill Foster — haven’t updated their sites in weeks. Only one candidate, Scott Wagman, is really utilizing the power of online messaging to bolster his campaign. I…

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