Political Campaign Season is Upon Us
If you are a candidate seeking an elected office or an organization supporting / opposing an issue on the ballot then now is the time to get your website setup and on-line.
Having your own website is a great way to get your message out for all to see. It is a cost effective method to reach the widest audience possible compared to most other professional media outlets available.
Parnassus Creative is experienced in this area of website design for political campaigns. For this season we have added several new options to our website packages. We have designed several new WordPress CMS platform demonstration sites and upgraded our Joomla! CMS platform demonstration sites to accommodate the latest in internet technology standards.
For our new WordPress demonstration sites, we have incorporated several new WordPress Themes that are flexible to fit your preferences in color schemes and feature layout options.
Why am I running?
While Parnassus Creative is in this business to make a profit on the services we provide, we believe the better educated our clients are then the better their satisfaction will be with our services. We can provide complete site administration for you if that is what you want, however the better educated you are about your site provides you with a clearer understanding of what it is we are doing for you and what the potential for your site can be.
While many websites we have developed are Joomla based designs (a Content Management System - CMS), we do offer other site formats to our clients. However, with the many years of experience we have in website design, we believe Joomla based designs have the most potential to meet our client’s current and future requirements. A Joomla based site design provides our clients one of the best values for the money spent in today's website hosting industry.
Listening to Constituents
We can create a QR code (Quick Response Code) that you can use on your printed materials that will lead people to this website. The QR code can be printed on business cards, direct mail pieces, thank you cards and advertising. People with "smart" devices can grab that code and it will automatically direct them to the online site you determine. It could be the home page of your website, or a welcome page on your site specifically for new visitors, or even a link to another site (maybe the Wichita Eagle, a tax chart from a reliable
organization showing data, or the county party?) that has a positive or redeeming article about you or something about which you are passionate.
One other optional Joomla Extension named J Comments allows your site visitors to submit comments on any articles you set to allow it. This is similar to a Facebook posting with comments by your Friends or a Word Press platform site where comments are allowed on the Blog postings. You can have total control over what comments are posted by receiving email notification of submitted comments and then approving or not to post the comment. You can also set who is allowed to submit comments by requiring submitters to be registered users of the site. All comment submissions are saved on the hosting server in a database file accessible by your site administrators.
This layout is an example of how your website might appear. You have creative control of the information you want to present. For instance, these sections can focus on any topic you choose, we can import photos of you into the banner above, you can pick colors (do you have campaign colors?) or a basic pattern for the background, we can put links to your favorite helpful websites or include an RSS feed with regularly updated information (quotes, weather, news headlines).
Consider picking a theme and/or a color and integrating it throughout your marketing materials. The more that your audience sees your pieces, the more they connect your whole campaign. Repetitiveness can coalesce your communications efforts.
We all have seen the Facebook Like button on websites, there is a Joomla Extension that has this and button links for the other major Social Media sites where site visitors can share your postings on their own accounts with these Social Media sites. See examples of which buttons are included in this Joomla Extension: