Obama and Romney
Obama and Romney

Obama and Romney

The 2012 U.S. Presidential Election is shaping up to be the most digital election in the history of the country, as Mashable has documented. An infographic underlines how much social and digital media’s influence has grown from the last election in 2008 and how much campaigns are increasingly moving their operations online. In this election cycle, $9 billion will be spent on campaigns across the country. Of those, $159.2 million will be spent online, a 616% increase compared to 2008. Read the full story at Mashable.

About Shelly Palmer

Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is Managing Partner at Palmer Advanced Media, a technology-focused strategic advisory practice that helps Fortune 500 companies and growth-stage companies with digital strategy, data science, marketing, branding, and business development. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert and a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.

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