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Topic: Politics

Issue Ads to Go Into Overdrive

Post-election advertising is now a bona fide category

So long, Mitt. Hello, “Got Debt?” Spoofs of landmark ads are part of a new campaign from the Fix the Debt group, and they are the tip of a tsunami of…

Romney's Guy: No Apologies

Mitt's creative director Jim Ferguson on the thrills of being on the campaign trail

Jim Ferguson has a newfound appreciation for the rigors of presidential politics, having just spent a year as a full-time creative director on Mitt Romney’s campaign. Along the way, the…

Advertisers Gird for Gridlock

Lobbyists brace for battle over corporate taxes and privacy regulation

The advertising business has, for the past four years, managed to dodge a barrage of bullets in Washington. But it might not be so fortunate in the years to come.…

Top 10 Commercials of the Week: Nov. 2-9

Brands get cooking, Switzerland kills time, and one agency discovers the holy grail of how to go viral

This week, long-lost lovers got knocked off their feet by new appliances, Dewar's demonstrated that you needn't have a Y chromosome to enjoy a "drinking man's scotch," and smartphones went…

Decision 2012: The Good, the Bad and the Funny

While Twitter roared, the election spotlight remained on TV

In a night of indelible moments, perhaps the most arresting spectacle was that of Fox News analyst Karl Rove aggressively disagreeing with the network’s decision to call Ohio for President…

Will Ferrell Will Do Anything for You, If You Just Vote for Obama

Tempting 11th-hour offer

Will Ferrell delivers the silliest and perhaps the most inspired presidential endorsement of the campaign season, donning a red smoking jacket and sporting a porny mustache as he offers to…

Joss Whedon: A Vote for Romney Is a Vote for the Zombie Apocalypse

Unlikely endorsement for GOP candidate

Avengers director and geek-culture god Joss Whedon has an interesting take on why to vote (or not) for Mitt Romney: He's the candidate most likely to bring about the zombie…

Terror Apocalypse vs. Lena Dunham: Who Gets Your Vote?

Left and right bring out the big guns

Here's today's matchup of contrasting political ads, both released yesterday: The end of the world vs. Lena Dunham sex jokes. In the Republican corner, the Super PAC called Winning Our…

Politically Connected

In battleground states, a deluge of campaign cash transforms local TV markets like Roanoke, Va.

Roanoke, Va., makes up half of the 68th-largest DMA in the country, and while it’s just a four-hour drive from Washington, D.C., it may as well be a world away.…

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