Thursday, July 12, 2007
This ad is an interesting development. I believe it is being presented on the web only. However, its rather innovative to ask the public to create advertisements for a campaign.
I encourage you to keep an eye on this campaign and see how YouTube and CNN take advantage of the popularity of internet video to get people involved in the election process.
Video description: "On July 23, Hillary will be participating in a debate sponsored by YouTube and CNN. The candidates have been asked to make a 30-second video which will play some time during the debate.
We want our video to feature you. You know why you support Hillary. You know why this country is ready for change and why Hillary is ready to lead. Tell us why in a video of 30 seconds or less, and you may be featured during the debate.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Video description: "NO MORE BLOOD FOR OIL
Video by Chad Ely and Eric Blumrich"
Video description: "Senator Chris Dodd's tv ad on global warming and his plan to institute a Corporate Carbon Tax. The ad is on the air in New Hampshi Senator Chris Dodd's tv ad on global warming and his plan to institute a Corporate Carbon Tax. The ad is on the air in New Hampshire and Iowa."
Video description: "Senator Chris Dodd's first TV commercial of the 2008 Presidential Campaign"
Video description: "Watch Gov. Richardson's new ad on his record of clean energy for New Mexico and what he'll do as President."
Video description: "Check out Bill Richardson's new TV ad! It's the third in a series. Click below to watch all three ads:
Video description: "Watch our new ads and comment at http://www.richardsonforpresident.com."
Video description: "The ad titled "Choices," highlights Senator Obama's years in Chicago. He first came to Chicago as a community organizer to work with a group of churches in a community that felt abandoned and powerless as local steel mills closed. During his time as a community organizer, Barack persuaded local residents that they could effect real change and they did -- block by block."
Video description: "The ad titled "Carry" chronicles Senator Obama's eight years in the Illinois State Senate and his success in working with Democrats and Republicans to achieve goals that they only talk about in Washington, DC"
This was perhaps the very first campaign ad of the new 2008 Presidential election cycle. And, it wasn't even produced by a campaign. Instead, it was created by a man named Phil de Vellis. He says that it is "not the first citizen ad, and it will not be the last. The game has changed."
So, this ad kicks off the election season for me. From time to time, I will be updating this blog with campaign ads from all the candidates that will appear on ballots in Northwest Ohio. I bid happy watching to all of you. And, as always send me an email if I've allowed any ads to go missing.
More reading: A blog entry on the Huffington Post from Phil de Vellis: I Made the "Vote Different" Ad