(Chuck Muth) – Even the best of marriages can go sour over time. And just like divorce, going separate ways with your campaign manager or consultant can be a messy affair.
I was recently brought into two campaigns in which the candidate and their campaign consultants had a break-up. And in both cases, the consultants – not the candidate – had control of the campaign’s website name/URL and/or the website’s hosting.
And it’s been like pulling teeth trying to get them to relinquish control.
Don’t think it couldn’t happen to you. It can happen to anybody…and often at the worst possible time. So don’t wait. If your campaign website’s domain name isn’t under YOUR direct control, ask to have that domain name and control changed over to you.
Ditto control over the website’s hosting account.
Ditto control of your Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc., accounts.
Get them in your name. Get them under your control…because, well, you just never know.
P.S. Since last week’s Campaign Hot Tips, I’ve heard from no less than a half-dozen people in the printing business who confirm there is an enormous paper shortage right now.
And while they believe there won’t be as much of a problem during the primaries, they envision major problems for the general election when so many candidates will be mailing so many pieces of literature to so many people during such a short period of time.
Don’t get caught flat-footed at the worst possible minute. Contact your printer IMMEDIATELY and begin to take steps to assure you’ll have the paper you need, including envelopes, to do the mailers you need.