Using Social Media Platforms | National Democratic Training Committee

Using Social Media Platforms

By Emily Gittleman
60 min

What You’ll Learn

  • The strengths and uses of different social media platforms
  • How to select platforms for free and paid social media strategies
  • How to create effective media for a specific platform

Why This is Important

Different social media platforms excel in different areas. Knowing this, you can be strategic when selecting platforms and deciding what to post on them.

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Emily Gittleman


When we created these trainings, Emily Gittleman was the Digital Director of 50+1 Strategies.

Emily got her start in politics working on the Operations team of Senator Cory Booker's (D-NJ) special election campaign in 2013. She fell in love with campaigns and stayed on to serve as Director of Operations when Booker ran for a full term in 2014.

Emily joined 50+1 in February of 2016 as a fundraiser, helping local and state level candidates like City College Trustee Alex Randolph and State Assemblymember David Chiu fundraise for their successful re-election campaigns.

Following the 2016 election, Emily transitioned from fundraising into the world of digital and spent the ensuing months building out 50+1's brand new digital shop. Emily led all digital strategy for 50+1 candidates, campaigns, and special projects, including (but not limited to) content creation, email campaigns, digital advertising, social media strategy, and analytics.

Emily graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT with a degree in International Studies and a minor in Photography. In her spare time, she enjoys biking around the city, hiking with her friends, taking cool pictures, re-watching episodes of The West Wing, and convincing her friends and Lyft drivers to take a more active interest in politics.