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digital conversations and dynamics move rapidly. Given that policy developments and debates
       can move so quickly, relying on a day’s preprogrammed content is problematic. Discussion
       during a 2 o’clock committee hearing could change the course of your messaging, and it’s
       important a campaign is positioned to respond quickly. Effective digital advocacy should be
       nimble to adjust for unanticipated twists and turns.

       Successful advocacy campaigns begin their social media programs by creating a steady

       drumbeat of content around-the-clock and every day of the week, increasing or decreasing
       frequency around key legislative dates and times, committee hearings and floor votes.
       Negotiations don’t stop on the weekends, which means one of the worst mistakes a campaign
       can make is to halt social media on Saturday and Sunday.

       In the case of SB 54, without active opposition on social media, proponents dominated the
       narrative by complementing each aspect of a traditional public affairs campaign on Twitter.
       There was a diverse coalition armed with targeted content to engage lawmakers and
       proponents that maintained engagement by sharing real-time updates and real photos of
       action happening at the capitol.


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