Philly Will Be on the World Stage July 25–28, 2016!
The BIG Question: What will the candidates and delegates be posting about Philly?
With Philadelphia hosting the Democratic National Convention July 25–28, 2016, the BIG question isn’t going to be who the Democrats will be nominating for the Presidential Election, but what will the candidates and delegates be talking about on social media during their time in The City of Brotherly Love? No matter what happens during the business portion of the DNC, there’s no doubt that Philadelphia will be shining bright on the international stage as the world watches one of the most significant components of the most contentious election in modern U.S. history. Besides traditional TV, radio and online press, the world will be watching as thousands of visitors use #PHLDNC2016 to show and tell their followers what’s happening in Philly.
We’ve witnessed a lot of history on our corner of 19th and Sansom Streets in Philadelphia over the past 87 years. We’ve endured the Great Depression, 21 Presidential Elections, and a World War, and celebrated two Phillies World Series victories, two Flyers Stanley Cup Championships, an RNC Convention in 2000, and the ever-changing evolution in the world of fashion throughout the nearly nine decades that we’ve been in business. We’re as excited to welcome the DNC delegates, candidates and national and international journalists to our incredible city, as one can imagine.
It’s interesting how when historic events like the DNC happen in Philadelphia, we have the opportunity to celebrate who we are and what the region has to offer. Without events like this, we sort of take for granted that we’re the 5th largest city in the U.S, or that we have the second largest downtown population in the country (behind Manhattan)! And it’s pretty incredible to think that the 71 hotels in Philadelphia and many surrounding the city are booked solid for this event. That represents a massive 35,000 rooms, and a ton of social media posts! We’re certain that the 93,000 small business owners like us are excited to meet the visitors coming to our historic city, and will be rolling out the proverbial red carpet to ensure that all of the posts and conversations about Philly include more than about how delicious our cheesesteaks are. We’re sure there will be a ton of posts about our iconic sandwiches, but we’re very certain that they’ll also be raving about our restaurants, boasting about our city’s beauty and singing the praises of the shops and clothing boutiques. They might even post a few shots of our locally brewed beers and hand-crafted spirits, which have gained serious notoriety recently.
Welcome to Philadelphia, social media savvy DNC constituents and candidates. We’re excited to have you, and we can’t wait to read what you say about us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! And you can be sure we’ll be watching those selfies to see what you all are wearing while living it up in our wonderful city.
Learn more about the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.