Release Date: Dec 02, 2010Contact: 888-249-NEWS
Campaign for Free Enterprise Reaches Social Media Milestone, Continues to Promote Job Creating Policies
U.S. Chamber’s Campaign Reaches 100,000 Fans on Facebook, Unveils Latest Beltway Ad Campaign
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Campaign for Free Enterprise announced today that the campaign has surpassed 100,000 supporters on Facebook and also revealed a new advertising campaign at the Capitol South Metro Station highlighting the relationship between free enterprise and job creation.
“It is truly a remarkable achievement that we have reached the 100,000 fan milestone just more than a year after launching the campaign,” said Stan Anderson, managing director of the Campaign for Free Enterprise. “Over the course of the year, our Facebook supporters have participated in a highly interactive dialogue about job creation, entrepreneurship, and the top policy issues facing our country. We are grateful to have them as part of our community. As we expected, there is great support for free enterprise principles among American citizens, and the success of our Facebook page proves that.”
Through a combination of fan outreach, partnerships, traditional media, and advertising, the campaign has recruited and retained its strong fan base. According to Sysmos, less than 1 percent of pages have more than 100,000 fans. The page has doubled its supporters during the past four months, while enjoying more than 17,000 page views and an average of 260 interactions per post—including likes, comments, and clicks.
The Campaign for Free Enterprise was launched in October of 2009 to remind and educate all Americans that the free enterprise values of individual initiative, hard work, freedom of choice, and the free exchange of trade, capital, and ideas built this great country and can lead us back to prosperity.
To wrap up its efforts for 2010, the campaign also launched a advertising campaign throughout the Capitol South Metro station, highlighting a positive message for new members of Congress and their staff to embrace the essential role that free enterprise plays in job creation.
“During this lame duck session of Congress, we want to remind all of our representatives that the entrepreneurial spirit is the backbone of the American Dream,” said Anderson. “It’s essential that Congress puts policies in place that will get our country’s job creators hiring again to help turn this economy around.”
The Campaign for Free Enterprise is committed to protecting and encouraging entrepreneurship. Our campaign is a non-partisan effort to raise the awareness of the American public to the values of a strong free enterprise system, of which entrepreneurship is a critical part.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.
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