“In order to be reborn as a truly responsive political party to people’s demand, we need to be able to communicate constantly with them in real time in the online space. We must revitalize the new media platform and social networking site organizations.”
“All task force members should think themselves as messengers to invigorate social networking communication. Why don’t I name you the New Frontier Party SNS Warriors?”
—Kim Moo-sung, Chairman, New Frontier Party
SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The ruling New Frontier Party has begun preparation for the upcoming general elections in 2016 by organizing task forces for social networking opinion monitoring and promotion. Kim Moo-sung, the party chairman, had said earlier in November that he would introduce a scheme to gather grassroots party members’ opinions through KakaoTalk polls.
On December 4, he followed up with his commitment by organizing SNS task forces consisting of 478 party members in a bid to strengthen online presence. The party’s public relations division plans to soon create a separate unit to manage the task forces and engage in communication with the staff members through the KakaoTalk messenger at least once or twice a week.
In addition, the party will develop a stand-alone new media platform through which it can reflect grassroots-level opinion on policy issues on a real-time basis.
By M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)