The Story

Doug Ford's Digital Breakthrough in Toronto's Mayoral Race

In a dramatic twist to Toronto’s mayoral race, Doug Ford stepped in for his brother RobFord, facing the formidable challenge of having no social media presence with only six weeks to the election. Competitors had a considerable head start, making Doug’s situation seemingly insurmountable. Social Know How, a distinguished social media marketing agency, was tasked with the monumental challenge of catapulting Doug from zero to digital prominence, a pivotal move to position him as a leading contender in the race.

The Goal

Rapid Digital Momentum and Electorate Engagement:The campaign’s core objective was to swiftly build a robust social media foot print for Doug Ford. The strategy focus don introducing him as a knowledgeable, relatable candidate with a clear vision forToronto, aiming to swiftly bridge the digital gap and engage with the electorate effectively.

The Solution

Strategic Digital Empowerment

Distinct Branding: Establishing a strong visual identity for Doug, ensuring his campaign stood out across all social media platforms with a compelling call to action.Authentic Communication:Setting up verified social media profiles to prevent confusion from fake accounts, ensuring a direct and authentic channel of communication with voters. Mobilizing Online and Offline Support:Integrating online advertisements with direct mail campaigns to transform offline supporters into online advocates, enhancing Doug’s digital visibility.Engagement Through Endorsements:Amplifying Doug’s campaign reach through celebrity endorsements and highlighting his community engagement efforts to build a relatable image and consolidate online support.

The Result

Doug Ford’s social media campaign, executed with precision and creativity, marked a significant turnaround in the mayoral race. Achieving an exponential rise in social media followers, with over 10,000 new followers on Facebook alone, Doug’s campaign witnessed unparalleled engagement levels. This digital ascendancy transformed him into the most discussed candidate, closing the gap with competitors and capturing the electorate’s attention. The campaign’s success underscored the vital role of strategic social media use in modern political campaigns, showcasing how digital platforms can revolutionize electoral engagement and public perception in a condensed timeframe. 

Let's Work Together

Scroll to Top