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

Co-founder and editor of AdPulp. 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. I worked for seven agencies in five states before launching my own practice in 2009. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.