So, whose advertising won the election?

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.

This negative ad had a positive effect on me

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.

2 replies
  1. Al
    Al says:

    I was going to vote for the Flying Spaghetti Monster. But then I remembered that Church has no right messing with State. Oh, its all so complicated.

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