Consumer Generated Political Advertising

Do you want to see one of the funniest leads in modern-day journalism? Here it is, courtesy of Associated Press:

Given all that’s at stake in the 2008 presidential race, it’s a bit terrifying to realize that by one measure, a major role is being played by an aspiring model/actress/fashion designer/former beauty pageant contestant named Amber.

Amber Lee is also known as Obama Girl. She’s becoming an interweb celeb thanks to 2 million plus views on YouTube–a media property that did not exist during the run up to the 2004 election.

With a new music video about to launch on Monday, Omaba Girl is about to become even more famous/important.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.