I almost forgot. There’s a national election here in the UK this Thursday. That’s how busy I’ve been.
Most of the ads I’ve seen have been online. That’s made me wonder: did the “posters” actually appear on the hoardings? Or were they just scams? After all, there’s been a lot of DIY advertising, usually satirical. The cynics have been having a merry time Photoshopping pictures of the candidates.
The result has been a cacophony, with no one ad or message standing out, as has happened in previous elections.
There’ve been some very strong, mostly negative, posters, like the ones for the Conservatives knocking Labour’s record. They’ve actually had a positive effect in reminding me who not to vote for.
If you’re undecided on the candidates, you might want to look at Benedict Pringle’s excellent political advertising blog. You’ll find a huge collection of ads and PPBs there that might help you make up your mind.
Whoever wins this election, let’s hope we get a good government. Because we’re certainly going to need one.