Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Election Day! (Which Means It's Finally Over)

A quick note to everyone who stopped by for a little snarky advertising critique.

If you're in the business, get off your butt and make some better ads next time.

If you aren't in the business, you had to deal with some rough advertising this year.

Either way, thanks for dropping by and spending a little time with our fun and vocal community. We'll be back for the off year elections and the beginnings of the presidential push. This ought to be fun.

Now get out there and vote.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Mike Bouchard Gets Some Good Advice

Bringing back his daughter (from one of the most popular spots in the campaign), Mike Bouchard sums it all up in this closer from Scott Howell & Co.

Things have been ugly this cycle, nice to see someone finish with a smile.

Here's "Closer."

Protect Marriage Arizona Did Their Own Commercial

Just because you can make a TV commercial in iMovie doesn't mean you should. Protect Marriage Arizona has thrown everything but the kitchen sink (including an endorsement from Sen. McCain) into this spot and then just left it there.

The shots are trite, the effects just horrible and the message seems a bit less than focused.

At least it's almost election day.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

John Eichelberger Looks Like The Big Time

State Senate race advertising is usually a competition with the local car dealership to see who can produce the most annoying commercial.

John Eichelberger has changed that. It's hard to see what the production values look like, but the message is strong, concepts are good, the edits tight and the guy's not bad on camera. Not bad at all.

Hope he wins. Check out his GOTV closer spot.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Asa Hutchinson Has His Hands Full

Asa Hutchinson finishes strong comparing running the state of Arkansas to wrangling his grandkids.

In a year packed with mean, negative advertising, it's nice to see someone finish with a smile.

Check out "Grandkids."

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Vote Vets Makes My Head Hurt

In their latest spot, VoteVets.org is saying that we are less safe and have more terrorism because we're in Iraq. Which is just the exact opposite of the Republican message.

The way it's presented -- in a simple, evidence-free format -- has the same effect you got in the 5th grade when you said, "I know you are, but what am I?"

View "Because of Iraq."