Archive for August 22nd, 2006

Seattle Times: YouTube is Making Waves in Politics

Good overview article — includes a bunch of examples of recent online political video fun, ranging from a fake Gore bore to a senatorial sleepyhead captured on film to Michelle Malkin’s minions, with a pass through deep macaca on the way.

In particular, check out these ads gathered on a communications firm’s blog — you MUST watch the one from a San Diego Congressional candidate (Rock Me Amadeus, indeed, and thanks for the random gunfire…). Thanks to occasional guest columnist Burt Edwards for the suggestion.

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What Campaigns Can Learn from Project Runway

At one of Alan Rosenblatt’s Internet Advocacy Roundtable discussions last week, Heather Holdridge from Care2 brought up some brilliant uses of text messaging that political campaigns can use as a starting point.

For instance, if you’re a Project Runway devotee and you vote via cell phone to have a cast member ousted from the show, you can be signed up to receive promotional text messages before the program airs and during commercial breaks. An hour before air-time, you might receive a reminder that the show’s about to start plus a teaser of what’s to come. During commercial breaks, you might get “diary” entries from competitors (“I can’t BELIEVE what she called me…”) and other content that elaborates on what’s happening on-screen.

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