There was a plethora of political advertising to consider last year (we examined much of it on AdPulp). So it shouldn’t come as a surprise (or does it?) that the category has its own awards show, The Reed Awards, which is happening tonight.
The Reeds, recognizing excellence in campaign management, political consulting and political design, will bestow honors in more than 50 categories for television ads, direct mail, GOTV operation, collaboration and technology. The competition also includes 10 special categories such as Most Daring Campaign Tactic, Best Villain Used in Political Media, and Most Explosive Consultant Collaboration of the Year.
Winners, selected by a panel of over 30 judges representing the industry’s best campaigning experts, will be announced at the 2009 Reed Awards on January 22, 2009 in Washington, DC.
The awards, named after Politics magazine’s founder Stanley Foster Reed, embodies his mission to strive for excellence in political campaigning.
…I just don’t know where to begin with this. Too much irony, too much unintended humor.