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Sam Stein

Obama, Romney Place Ad Buys In Pennsylvania | Sam Stein | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just days before the election, both presidential campaigns are engaging more fully in Pennsylvania, a state that once seemed -- and...

Let's End Airwave Pollution and Regulate Televised Political Spot Advertising

Curtis Gans | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Curtis Gans

Washington watchdogs are appalled by the sea of money washing over the 2012 election. The rest of the nation is appalled by how that money is used -- mostly on tit-for-tat attack ads that pollute the airwaves and undermine any respect for the democratic process.

Obama's Ads Much More Effective Than Romney's, Study Shows

The Atlantic | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics

Day in and day out, in battleground states across the country, voters are seeing ads like the one above. The messages they're absorbing from this adve...

Sam Stein

Romney And Allies Greatly Outpace Obama In Ad Spending As Election Closes | Sam Stein | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign and its Republican allies are set to outspend the president's campaign and allied Democratic groups by more than ...

Jaweed Kaleem

Jewish Strategist Behind Viral Pro-Obama Comedy Videos Speaks Out | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.29.2012 | Religion

A series of profanity-laced pro-Barack Obama videos starring comedian Sarah Silverman and actor Samuel L. Jackson that have gone viral in recent weeks...

Samuel L. Jackson To Voters: 'Wake The F*ck Up'

Posted 10.01.2012 | Comedy

Thinking about sitting out this election? Or maybe voting for Romney just for the hell of it? You may want to think twice. If the above video is any i...

Obama Ad Says Romney 'Skips The Truth'

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign is joining the Medicare ad wars, with a major new television advertisement airing in eight battleground s...

Obama Slams 'Flat Out Wrong' Romney Ads

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama directly addressed Mitt Romney's relentless hammering of his recent "you didn't build that line" in an ad released Tuesday in s...

Obama Campaign Spends Big Bucks On Ads

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's campaign has spent nearly $100 million on television commercials in selected battleground states so far, u...

WATCH: Obama Group Targets Romney Over Bain

AP | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A political committee supporting President Barack Obama is out with a new ad accusing Mitt Romney of making millions while shutting down...

Political Ads Target News Shows

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 08.17.2012 | Media

RICHMOND, Va. — "Tell President Obama: Stop the spending," screams an ad running during the broadcast of NBC's "Today" show in central Virginia....

Obama Targets Romney's Record In Swing States

AP | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's campaign is launching a new ad against Republican challenger Mitt Romney, building on Obama's attack against hi...

Obama Campaign Releases Three New Ads On The Economy, Auto Industry

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has released three new ads as part of the $25 million airwave campaign it is launching this May. The spo...

First Obama 2012 TV Ads Hit The Air

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With an eye on recruiting volunteers, President Barack Obama is launching the first TV ads of his re-election campaign. Campaign off...

Republican April Fools' Day Ad Takes Aim At Democrats' 'Rainbows And Unicorns'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a new Web ad just in time for April Fool's Day, the National Republican Senatorial Committee heaped faux praise on an unlikely target: President Ba...

Follow-Ups to Barack Obama's "Dignity" Ad

Jake Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jake Goldman

Obama: [holding hands with a Rabbi while lighting a menorah and wearing a shirt that says "Won't Jew vote for me?"] I am a real mensch. And I'm not Muslim.

Leading the New Political Evolution in Advertising

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

Both the media and President-elect Obama's strategists have worked -- hopefully independently -- to transform the man into a brand

Cheney Stars In New Obama Ad (VIDEO)

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama highlights Vice President Dick Cheney's support for Republican nominee John Mc...

Obama Airs Two Prime Time Ads in McCain's Home State

Marlene H. Phillips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marlene H. Phillips

By Marlene H. Phillips and Dawn Teo For the first time in this presidential election, Barack Obama has aired not one but two prime time ads in my sta...

Five Reasons Why the Obama Infomercial was Worth the Cost

Leah McElrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah McElrath

The Obama infomercial was a risk -- but the piece will likely go down in history as yet another way the Obama campaign has forever changed the face of political campaigning through its creative use of media.

Packaged Goods

Daniel Menaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Menaker

Barack Obama's infomercial -- fairly long on the mercial and comparatively short on the info, or at least on new info -- was moving and effective. It was also slick and sleek, like its protagonist.

Obama Infomercial (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's half-hour commercial/mini-documentary aired on Wednesday evening. Watch the full video below. Following the produced segment, viewer...

Ad Wars: Obama Condemns Gambling With Healthcare As McCain Proposes Laissez Faire Economic Plan

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Hughes

Political communications consultant Mike Hughes, special to OffTheBus, deconstructs the latest campaign ads, frame by frame. In his latest ad, Obama ...

Obama Holds Advertising Advantage Over McCain

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Already advertising at record levels, Barack Obama has scheduled a half-hour commercial for prime time on Oct. 29, six days before ...

Ad Wars: McCain Dishonorable and Obama Untrustworthy

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Hughes

The difference between these ads is that Obama effectively hits viewer with facts on economic issues, while McCain focuses on tax policy, but distorts the truth, which can diminish the ad's effectiveness.