I have decided to start a new weekly post displaying Maryland candidates using YouTube videos to promote their campaigns and their online outreach. Here are the requirements I am using to choose the videos I display:

  • Must be running for office in Maryland
  • I must know about the YouTube channel (helps if it is listed on the campaign website)
  • The video MUST contain the website address and/or social media mentions at some point in the video

This week I decided to start with the latest video from Chris Van Hollen – Leading The Fight:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTSsvUvRTlM

The website was listed at the 22 second mark and the end of the video shows the Facebook and Twitter icons. I also really like this video because it is only 30 seconds long (perfect length for a campaign video).

Note: Posting of this article is in no way an endorsement of this candidate. The purpose of this post is to show how candidates are (and should) promote their online outreach on YouTube.

Scott E