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Topic: Politics

The Most Intense Ad Ever Made for a City Council's Cable-Access Broadcasts

Blockbuster from Yukon Territory

Pulse-pounding thriller music and dramatic editing capture all the "excitement" of cable-access city-council broadcasts in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, in this tongue-in-cheek (but 100 percent real) promo. The commercial is nearing…

Senator Strips in Cheeky Ad Aimed at Fighting Money in Politics

D.C.'s worst pole dancer

Here's something you don't see every day: a stripping politician. No, it's not Anthony Weiner. It's an ad for Represent.us, a new organization created late last year to fight the…

Michael Smerconish Says Talk Radio Is Like Pro-Wrestling: Fake

Pols follow the microphones

Specs Who Michael Smerconish Age 51 New gig Host, Michael Smerconish Program on SiriusXM’s P.O.T.U.S. channel Old gig Midday host, WPHT-AM, Philadelphia. Continues as fill-in host on MSNBC’s Hardball, Philadelphia Inquirer columnist, author. Why leave…

Mark Sanford Is Latest Victim of an AshleyMadison Billboard Attack

Ex-South Carolina governor gets punked

AshleyMadison.com doesn't get political unless there's a sex scandal to exploit, so of course they jumped all over Mark Sanford. Wait, that came out wrong. The extramarital dating website is…

CQ Roll Call Continues Digital Expansion With New Blogs

David M. Drucker, Mort Kondracke among contributors

Since Economist Group properties CQ and Roll Call merged in November 2012, slashing staff and tearing down its online paywall, RollCall.com claims a 67 percent increase in unique visitors. Now,…

Obama's 'Fireside' Shows Google's Still Into Hangouts

Prez follows Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson on social video feature

Less than 48 hours after his State of the Union address, President Obama will participate in a question-and-answer Google+ Hangouts session dubbed "Fireside Hangout." The online session starts at 4:45…

State of the Union: One Huge Online Branding War

Politicians, marketers wage mini battles to capitalize on exposure

It's become standard practice during widely broadcasted social events (especially political ones) for interested persons and groups to wage a quiet social media war to grab real estate in front…

Obama Gets Tweet Heat Before State of the Union

Orgs zero in on #SOTU chatter

President Obama's State of the Union address has politically minded marketers trying their hand at real-time ad buying on Twitter today. The mostly nonprofit brands are calling on the president…

Data Points: Generation Gap

Study shows millennials could learn a thing or two from their parents about manners

Baby boomers may have screwed a lot of things up for the next generations, saddling them with debt and holding on tight to their wealth while their childrens' prospects have…

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