Politicians Will Spend Up to 12% of Their Campaign Budgets on Digital Media

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.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).

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