Let Them Eat Candy

October 31, 2008

I’ve spent some time counting (you know how much I love to count) after Cookie Monster and I conversed about Halloveen and the vonderful viral marketing campaign possibilities and I have some numbers for you to ponder, ah ah ah.

Instead of spending money on television ads, McCain might have better spent it creating some custom M&M’s to hand out to children on Halloveen. The Mars Candy Company has a vonderful vebsite vhere you can create candies with custom messages.

Let us start by counting the money McCain spent this past week in Florida on television advertisements. Let’s see, one, 100 thousand. Two, 200 thousand. Two hundred twenty-eight, 228 thousand dollars, ah ah ah. Now ve take this number and count the packages of specially created M&M’s that could be purchased at $1.79 each. Five, five thousand. Thirty-five, 35,000. One hundred thirty-five, 135,000, McCain can buy 135,000 units, ah ah ah. These could then be dispersed amongst households to give out during the vitching hours of Halloween night.

Compared to the measly 416 units of ad time McCain bought vith that 228k I think the M&M’s would be much more effective, creative, and tasty vay to penetrate a target audience who is no longer paying attention to political ads.

-The Count


Subliminal Candy

October 31, 2008

Cookies!!! The last thing this election has left is Halloween…..And what does every body do for Halloween? Little kids go out and get candy, they come home, eat a bit of it and the parents take the rest of it away so the kids won’t get sick!! Me do anything for cookie!

An idea given to me just by watching James Kotecki, the candy is a wonderful way to get to children…. Subliminal messaging!!!! Just for Halloween on election years!! Everyone knows you can specialize M&Ms and put whatever you want on them and you can buy as much as you want….Me sure if either candidate decides to want to do some last minute campaigning, candy….cookies!!!!!….are the way to go!!!!

Me sure with enough money, a candidate could buy enough candy and buy lots of candy companies to make candy wrappers with them on it and put some kind of message on all the candy and chocolate and cookies to give subliminal messages to the kids….

Then the parents take the candy away and see the wrappers, and though they don’t think anything of it….. The kids will take out the candy often enough, and for the littlest kids, the parents will have to clean up after them and will see the wrappers some more…..Then the subliminal messaging will get to the parents….

Interesting idea, no? C is for Cookie and that’s good enough for me!!!

-Cookie Monster


What Obama Left Out

October 29, 2008

Watching Barack Obama’s 30 minute ad before the final game of the 2008 World Series (congrats to the Phillies) I couldn’t help but notice Barack left something out. Throughout the entirety of the advertisement, I never heard Obama mention his opponent. Instead, Obama focused in on real American families facing real American issues and explained how he will solve these problems.

This has always been the quality I have admired most about Obama’s campaign; Obama’s ability to focus on himself and his plans for change instead of trying to cut into his opponent.

Despite all of the attempts to discredit Obama’s vie for the White House it seems like none of them are the kryptonite that can take him down. I look forward to November 5th when Obama can don the mantle of President of the United States and start making the change this country is clamoring (or dare I say Hoping) for.

-Captain America


Eight Years Later

October 28, 2008

Things look something like this…

-Michigan J. Frog


The BuzZz

October 22, 2008

150 seems to be the new buzz word (or number) these days in the media and the blogs.

Bee it Obama fundraising 150 million dollars in September

A viral marketing campaign contacting some 150 organizations to spread the word about a new book entitled “Green Collar Economy”

Or even 150 early voters standing outside a Florida voting office

To a crowd of 150 at a democratic rally at J.R. Tucker High in Henrico County, a suburb of Richmond, Virgina

Oh, and the fuss about the RNC spending over 150K on Palin’s wardrobe

-Buzz Bee


The Race Tightens

October 20, 2008

With only fourteen days left until America elects its next president mainstream media (sans some huge political disaster) will be hyping up anything that shows the race is tightening between John McCain and Barack Obama.

Why? Because a tighter race means more viewers of course. More viewers equals more money for networks, money which will be needed when the networks start to get squeezed post election season due to the tanking economy.

It will be interesting to see how McCain and Obama react to this “tightening” in the race for the White House. My guess is they fan the flames and use the MSM message to whip their volunteers and voters into gear. The outcome is anybody’s guess, but some are already cashing in their bets. I just hope it doesn’t come back to bite them in the ass…

-Mr. Ed


Liberal Mainstream Media

October 20, 2008

I read an interesting article the other day that stated next to a nice red and blue bar graph

It’s no longer a matter of dispute that the mainstream media, overall, very strongly leans to the left. Over 90% of journalists classify themselves politically as “liberal” to varying degrees

A strong claim, but a seemingly fair one since Palin and McCain seem to be the favorite targets of reporters these days.

It’s odd though, that 90% of journalists claim to be liberal to some degree when journalists are suppose to be unbiased in their presentation of information. Why would 90% of them “lean left” as the article states? Perhaps it has something to do with the principles of liberalism.

Liberalism is said to emphasizes individual rights, such as freedom of thought and speech. These are two very important freedoms that allow journalism to exist in its non-biased capacity. This “liberal lean” is probably more indicative of a journalists views on freedom of speech/press than it is on their political ideology.

-Spider Man