TIME & Foursquare to Partner Exclusively for 2012 Political Conventions
(Press Release) March 5, 2012, New York, NY—TIME and Foursquare will partner exclusively for the 2012 political conventions. By following TIME on Foursquare, attendees of both the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Aug. 27-30 and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte from Sept. 3-5 will be able to unlock the unique TIME-Foursquare badges upon check-in at the conventions and surrounding events. Attendees will have access to a curated list of must-attend venues and events, as well as convention tips from TIME's expert political reporting team.
In addition, TIME.com will broadcast updates from reporters, newsmakers and VIPs as they check-in on Foursquare as well as a visualization of convention activity, so political junkies not attending the conventions can stay current on all the on-the-ground action.
TIME, which has been a leader in social media across a variety of platforms such as Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest, has been using Foursquare to attach magazine covers to historical locations around the United States and will continue to utilize Foursquare's platform while reporting from SXSW as well as throughout the 2012 campaign.
Follow TIME on Foursquare here: www.foursquare.com/time