Before the era of YouTube videos, Reddit threads, and live video press conferences, there was one campaign staple that was arguably the cornerstone of promoting a political candidate, and that was the campaign button. Since the 1896 McKinley campaign, buttons have been used as an easy, effective and affordable way to support a candidate, and they continue to do so today. Whether you're running a presidential campaign or just hoping to get elected to student government, it can certainly pay to promote your campaign with a button; however, it's important to ensure that your design is effective and well-planned. If you're planning to design a button, read on. We give you 10 tips to ensure that you make a button that is clear and aesthetically pleasing.

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