Citizens for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow Is The Real Deal

Stephen Colbert is a culture jammer. By day he lampoons conservative talk show hosts by pretending to be one, by night he runs a Super PAC, spending real, not funny, money in the Republican race for U.S. President. According to The New York Times, Colbert applied for status as a Super PAC with the Federal […]

We The People Do Not Well Know Our History, But Rachel Maddow Does

Rachel Maddow is the American history teacher that so many Americans never had. Which is too bad, because broad knowledge of American history is absolutely critical to the nation’s future. At any rate, Maddow carries the torch for MSNBC in these national infrastructure ads, which are almost a form of public service advertising. On last […]

Political Ads Go Interactive

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: If you really want to follow the money in advertising, you have to do it with political advertising and issue advocacy advertising. Headed into 2012, we’re going to be flooded with it. And it’s getting more sophisticated. SocialVibe, based in California, is rolling out PoliticalVibe, which […]

Let’s See Newt Gingrich Get Women To Strip For Him The Way Vladimir Putin Can

It’s a new twist in Presidential ads. Using a little T&A might just help Vladimir Putin win re-election in Russia: So what’s the story? Wired has the details: In the video, a young lady named Diana sings Vlad’s praises, saying “I’m crazy about a person who changed the life of our country. He’s a capable […]

There’s Power And Then There’s The Power Of Image Advertising

Jon Huntsman is the other Mormon for President, the one from Utah. But he’s about to transcend that early label and find some better fitting ones like “the good looking guy” for President, or “the youthful family man” for President. According to The Wall Street Journal, Huntsman is trying something different in GOP politics: a […]

Gary Johnson Speaks Out Against Intolerance, So To Speak

There’s no VO in this spot from Presidential Candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, but it speaks volumes about how the Republican nomination is shaping up.

Attractive, Wholesome And Daffy: Bachmann Looks Like A Winner

I was clicking through the channels of nothing on last night, when I paused for a moment on MSNBC’s Ed Show. Host of the show, Ed Schultz, predicted that Minnesota Congresswoman and Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann would win Iowa, which is a big step, like New Hampshire, toward the nomination. Her web site says, […]

Hope Isn’t Hiring Dot Com

The Republican National Committee is using the domain name hopeisnthiring.com and the following video to help makes its point about the economy. In related news, Adweek reports that “digital is still just a sideshow; even in 2012, candidates of all kinds will spend what amounts to pennies on digital ads, at least compared to the […]

Huntsman Has Seven Kids, But A Bike For One

GOP Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman’s second mysterious video: 4 Days from Jon Huntsman Jr. on Vimeo. This is a bizarre teaser campaign. But I’m still intrigued. Maybe he’s setting the stage for the final video: An Evel Kneivel-style jump over 14 trillion one dollar bills. You know, a victory over the debt. We’ll see. Previously […]

Jon Huntsman Was Born To Be…Something

I have no idea what Republican candidate for President Jon Huntsman has up his sleeve. But I’m intrigued. This video was released today. Will we see another spot, tomorrow? And each day until he announces?