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Topic: Political Ads

Donald Trump's Personal Money Probably Won't Help Political Ad Spending

Insiders ask, 'What is he waiting for?'

Is Donald Trump's cash flow too little, too late? GIF: Yuliya Kim; Source: Getty Images The final week of Donald Trump's campaign for president has turned into a question of "will…

Donald Trump's Lack of Ad Spending Is Leaving a Hole In Local Media's Pocket

Hillary Clinton and local races picked up some of the slack

The presidential debates provided plenty of free airtime.Gif: Dianna McDougall; Sources: CNN, Shutterstock The presidential election has been momentous and memorable: the first woman nominee of a major party, a businessman/reality…

Clinton Campaign Recreates 1964 'Confessions of a Republican' Ad for the Trump Era

'This man scares me,' says Bill Bogert 52 years later

Digital publisher Quartz and others recently brought attention to a 1964 political ad that seemed especially prescient as Donald Trump began to close in on the GOP presidential nomination. Fifty-two years…

Who's Winning the Ad Battle Between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders? Experts Weigh In

Industry leaders review the spots so far

     Just a few months ago, the Democratic nomination looked like a cakewalk for Hillary Clinton, but Bernie Sanders has consistently gained momentum, fueled in part by emotionally powerful advertising. As primary…

This Creepy Ad Brings an Old Political Tactic to Twitter After Iran Deal

And 'Death to America' drops from trending topics

The Iran nuclear deal is a top trend on Twitter today, and so was "Death to America," at least for a brief time this morning. The historic deal between longtime enemies…

Wheeler Convinces Cruz to Lift Hold Vote

Senate confirmation of FCC nominees could come tomorrow

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) heard what he wanted to hear from Tom Wheeler, the Federal Communications Commission chairman nominee, and lifted his hold on his nomination, clearing the way for…

Hey Washington! Where Are All The Issue Ads?

Even gun debate fails to generate a lot of messaging

Given the abundance of debate over major issues such as gun control and sequestration, it would be easy to assume Washington is pumping out issue and advocacy ads. Well, you…

In Late Push, Candidates Target Big Ten Network

Fox Sports' RSNs drum up big business with Obama, Romney backers

Local sports have elbowed their way into the presidential election season, as both campaigns and the various PACs looking to sway voters have targeted RSNs in key battleground states. President Barack…

Race Tightens, and So Does Ad Inventory

Candidates use video ads not only as a fundraising tool, but also as a branding medium

Old habits die hard, even when it comes to new media and political advertising. As candidates hit the home stretch last week, they ramped up their ad spending on TV as…

Ace Metrix Scores Most Effective Ads of Election

Pacs dominate most effective ads of election

If there was any doubt that PACs and other outside groups wield big influence in this presidential election, check out Ace Metrix's top 10 most effective presidential ads among independent…

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