Well, Al Franken has to tell people he’s serious. Literally. Will Minnesotans buy it? Maybe. They elected Jesse “The Body” Ventura, didn’t they?
Politics is a word-of-mouth business. Families discuss it over dinner. Colleagues over lunch. And increasingly, we turn to political communities on the interwebs for more “discussion.” Communities like Huck’s Army, a site run by 19-year old twin brothers. According to Wired, Huck’s Army could turn out to be crucial for Gov. Huckabee’s campaign as it […]
Thought I’d give loyal AdPulp readers a preview of an upcoming TalentZoo column while it’s all fresh in my mind. Lord knows, this could all change in a week. In a Presidential campaign, politics is theater. It’s entertainment. And above all else, it’s marketing. Can the ad industry learn anything by watching this $1 billion […]
Go David, go. David is the owner of The Next Wave in Dayton. Find out more at his campaign site Esrati.com.
Over at Politico.com, Roger Simon reveals Hillary Clinton’s latest tactic to win support in Iowa: A campaign with limited resources would forget about the expansion voters and just go after the provens and potentials. But the Clinton campaign has been sending out a special glossy mailing to expansion voters. On the bottom is a scratch […]
He hasn’t raised the most money, but Mike Huckabee can afford a real good camera crew. Can you imagine the on-set high-fives when some campaign advisor looked through the lens and said “Wow, the way you’re framed here in the shot, there’s a freakin’ cross plain as day in the background right next to your […]
Legendary San Francisco ad man, Rich Silverstein, has teamed with Huffington Post to offer poster-sized reminders of the times we’re living through. The 24″ x 36″ lithograph posters come in three versions: Villains of the GOP, Worst Events of the Bush Years, and Slogans of the Bush Years. They go for $20 each — or […]
Dennis Ryerson of the Indy Star doesn’t like to see newspaper copy used in political ads. He believes there’s an implied endoresement there that doesn’t exist, so it’s misleading. Newspapers such as The Star have worked hard to remain an independent voice, not tied to any special interest. It’s hard to convince some people of […]
Her lines: “You know, if you’re a family that is struggling, and you don’t have health care, well you are invisible to this president. If you’re a single mom trying to find affordable child care so you can go to work, well, you’re invisible too. And I never thought I would see that our soldiers […]
image courtesy of Flickr member, Laughing Squid According to Scott Beale, San Francisco artist “Chicken John” Rinaldi, wants to run for mayor, but needs to raise $5000 by 5pm this Friday, August 10th in order to be on the ballot. To meet this monetary demand from the city, Chicken scraped together enough money to run […]
I didn’t watch the entire Democratic Presidential debate last night, but it was formatted so that the questions were asked by ordinary people via their own YouTube videos. Each campaign also was given time to play their own video. Here’s the one from John Edwards: I’m not a huge fan of John Edwards, but I […]