September 13th, 2013

What to Expect from Labour’s Social Media Stategy

If former Obama digital guru Matthew McGregor’s work for the Australian Labor Party over the summer is anything to go by, Miliband can expect great things from his social media campaigner in the UK. With his Buzzfeed-style blogs listing the six reasons to vote for Kevin Rudd, it is a wonder he managed to lose. Number six is a classic. Those hand actions sum up Rudd’s recent career:

What a surprise that an animated picture did not actually motivate people to vote, dude.


64 Comments

  1. 1
    Chuka uses Social Media to Trash the Trash says:

  2. 2
  3. 3
    Ron Barras says:

    The only platform for Miliband is the one with a departing train to oblivion.

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    Voting is compulsory in Aus

  5. 5
    Mitch says:

    Given the bizarre behaviour of the leadership – swapping themselves twice, I think they did well to lose.

  6. 6
    Mitch says:

    But they have a ‘none of the above’ option, I think?

  7. 7
    No Pain No Gain says:

    Looks like he’s ‘chair-ercising’.

  8. 8
    Voter says:

    He could just as easily have been signed by Cameron.

  9. 9
    Miliband is a plonker says:

    The public have a digital strategy for Ed Miliband and it involves sticking two digits up in the air in his direction

  10. 10
    Social Media Guru says:

    #onaroll #edmiliband #labourwinning #newkinnock #bigwelfarestate #onenation

  11. 11
    Steve Miliband says:

    ……In a spare bedroom

  12. 12
    A Lamington says:

    Rudd speaks Chinese. Unfortunately, he forgot to speak the voters’ language.

  13. 13
    6 reasons to vote for Ed Miliband says:

    1.All the other candidates are dead
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.Er..all the other candidates are dead

  14. 14
    Come On Guys says:

    That Cyril Smith, eh?

    What about the ones who are still living?

  15. 15
    Lord Stansted says:

    He’s already on it, but the train has broken down.

  16. 16
    Nick Clegg says:

    I speak double Dutch

  17. 17
    Chuka deliberately picks social media fight with Owen "Squatter" Jones says:

  18. 18
    Our EU membership fee: 20 billion reasons to vote UKIP says:

    “In the end we are all responsible for Europe and its image” – Unelected president H. Rompuy.

    To most people, the EU’s image is “a steaming pile of shit”. I’m glad Rompuy’s admitted his share of the blame.

  19. 19
    Engineer says:

    #blanksheetofpaper

  20. 20
    The Sex and Sleaze party says:

    Cyril Smith,
    Paddy Pantsdown,
    Jeremy Thorpe,
    Chris Huhne,
    That other bloke with an orange up his bum

  21. 21
    Our EU membership fee: 20 billion reasons to vote UKIP says:

    6. Because if you don’t vote for him, the unions will correct your ‘error’ by completing a dozen postal votes for him, on your behalf.

  22. 22
    EU Watch says:

    Word on the street is that Denmark, Holland, Spa!n, France and a number of other nations are already starting to close the door on the EU.

    Most people across Europe have figured that it was the cause of the economic problems and is part of the problem not the solution.

    The EU executive are actually quite worried about this, so are going on a charm / image offensive to try and improve things.

    Probably too late for them as the damage has been done now.

    Any moves such as this are welcome as they are speeding their own demise. If only they would stop trying to blame the UK for the problems of their creation….

  23. 23
    Ed's impending resignation says:

    #goingtospendmoretimewithmyfamily

  24. 24
    Realist says:

    #mong

  25. 25
    Get it right Owen says:

    You mean monumental population crisis.

  26. 26
    Guido's new boss says:

    This should be fun Guido

    Tinsel Town and bling bling – plagiarism and announcing winners before the People have voted

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victoria_Newton

    She goes well with Tony Parsehole as well…

    Who will be this year’s “Shagger of the Year” we ask?

  27. 27
    Dave should resign now says:

    Dave may have an orange up his bum, but what else has he done now ?

  28. 28
    Calamity Clegg, Chief Cockroach says:

    HHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELLLLLPPPPP !!!!!!!!!!

  29. 29
    P l e b says:

    Harvey Proctor.

  30. 30
    Dave should resign now says:

    It was Labour’s housing policies which caused the current mess in the first place.

    Perhaps better to have had proper policies 1997 thru 2010 ?

  31. 31
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

    DON’T FORGET MY CLOSE FRIEND…

  32. 32
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    “Being allowed to squat for free”; The Squeakers?.

  33. 33
    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    And UKIP 5% ahead on 13% :-D

  34. 34
    Shite Club says:

    First rule for getting Ed Miliband elected.Don’t talk about Ed Miliband

  35. 35
    Ed Dafty, LimpDim MP, Climate Change Chieftain says:

  36. 36
    Mad, Bad & Dangerous Gordon McRuin ( Member in absentia ) says:

    He means McMental’s social engineering rubbing the Right’s nose in diversity

  37. 37
    Anon says:

    The Open University is big on promoting the EU, together with every left-wing protest group you can think of in this country, in the guise of ‘education.’ It’s all on their website. Pages and pages devoted to mobilising their students in left-wing causes.

    Of course, they are best friends with the BBC.

  38. 38
    Chuka ( you can call me Harrison ) Urmunneyaround says:

  39. 39
  40. 40
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Yes they do, but nothing to stop you spoiling your ballot paper anyway, voting for all of them (or two of them) is just as effective as voting for none of them. You may drag a horse to ‘water’ but you can’t make it drink.

  41. 41
    Has Herman got a sense of Humour? says:

  42. 42
    Ships have cats mooching around Parliament have the Lib Dems instead says:

    You’ll need a Kango hammer to prize the Lib Dems out of their offices in Parliament.

  43. 43
    Fact inserter says:

    What do you mean ‘I think’?

    The fact that you are posting on this website means that you have the most powerful informational resource and research tool in the history of the world, i.e. the internet, at your fingertips. This makes it trivially easily to check facts.

    It is not true that Australian ballots feature a ‘None of the Above’ option. Casting a ballot there is compulsory, but voters can still cast blank or spoiled ballots.

    There was one occasion in 2007 when a candidate changed his name by deed pool to ‘Of the Above None’, so that his name featured on the ballot as ‘NONE, Of The Above’.

  44. 44
    Keep Calm, Vote UKIP says:

    Vested Interests.

    Higher education (and for balance, the BBC) receives quite a lot of money through EU funding councils etc.

    Most of that is above board. Any reduction in this would see them out of work.

    Follow the money, as best it can be followed.

  45. 45
    Mehdi Hasan says:

    I think that the best way to understand and prevent the development of people who commit crimes like the Delhi murderers is to kill them.

  46. 46
    Lord Touchcloth says:

    I asked the chemist if he could recommended a remedy for a cough, he gave me 2 large pills which I took immediately. Then I noticed the packet said “very strong laxatives”l. “How will that help me” I demanded! “Well I bet you daren’t fucking cough now mate”!

  47. 47
    NHS still killing "biggots" says:

    er did they ever approve any of the commission’s accounts?

  48. 48
    Anonymous says:

    My point was that if apathy can be ruled out then any form of twattery could give enough name recognition to garner votes from idiots.

  49. 49
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    I dare not cough, blow my nose or sneeze, (recently fractured a rib, don’t recommend it) ;-(

  50. 50
    How do they get away with it? says:

  51. 51
    Disco Biscuit says:

    Number 3 is a bit misleading. I thought that was filmed in NZ, not Australia?

  52. 52
    Bill Quango MP -*y says:

    What the Labour strategy makers should do is grasp the nettle, admit that Ed is a wonk faced animation and try and use that to their advantage.

    Get the Wallace and Grommet guys in and do a stop motion Ed Miliband and Ed ‘the dog’ Balls feature.

    “Now Grommet! I’ve focus tested these mechanical, clunking Stalinist ideals and the public say…They’re the wrong policies…”

    And then they speed off down Northern Hovis streets in the labour party Morris Traveler van, shouting out slightly dusted off 1930’s slogans..and are chased by red Len in the guise of an evil penguin.

  53. 53
    A Doctor says:

    Note his sad confusion between the continent of Europe, with its many countries, and the ‘EU’ that artificial and declining political construction.
    That’s a warning what spending to many hours in Brussels can do to weak minded people like him.

  54. 54
    A Doctor says:

    ‘too’…

  55. 55
    Maximus says:

    Swapping?? It was more like a slow-mo back-stabbing zombie fest, with the bonus of unconstrained filth flying like Hollywood style projectile vomit everywhere as election day approached. Good to see Norway too said no to Leftardism on Monday. Merkel next down?

  56. 56
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    If only, Abbott gets eaten by crocodile when Bake-O-Lite hot air balloon crash lands at the City Zoo, disgraced MP admits he did dress up as a giant Rabbit with lipstick to go cruising.

  57. 57
    Pdubya says:

    I cannot fault your logic and I suspect virtually the whole english nation, wih the exception of the Lib/Lab/Con political glitterati, would agree with you and applaud the decision on this appalling crime.
    The man in the street does not normally do sympathy for raping murderers however bad a socially deprived childhood they have had which is unfortunately why all politicians in this country have a total disconnect from the electorate.
    p.s. I understand you are trying to be ironic but quite frankly is a complete fail.

  58. 58
    Rusty Sheriff's Badger says:

    Mark Oaten
    Ron Davies

  59. 59
    David Cameron Is A Cunt says:

    Owen, instead of continually spouting student grant level utter shite you should go out into the real world and actually get a real job. So for the first time in your life you might be doing something productive as opposed to something parasitical, which is all you’re good for at the moment.

    Owen Jones: ultimate proof that the left are morons.

  60. 60
    giant gonad says:

    He is a performing monkey and should be commended for his efforts.

  61. 61
    Diane Calorie-Abbottom says:

    That villa is WHITE!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCIIIIIISSSSSSSSTTTTTTT!

  62. 62
    Roger Dewhurst says:

    With that sort of advertising it is no small wonder that Krudd lost the election

  63. 63
    Swivel Eyed Rumpyloon says says:

    My congratulations to the European Court of Auditors as it celebrates its 35st anniversary

    Ha ha another year of no signed off accounts, screw all EU sheeple.

  64. 64
    broderick crawford says:

    is Rudd trying to find the location of his own gonads … and failing miserably ??


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