Given Rahm Emanuel’s recent comment that the Obama Administration has “rescued” the economy, and President Obama’s retort that maybe ailing elderly people should just “take a pill” instead of getting desired medical treatment, I think a new inspirational poster is in order:
UPDATE: Alternate version:
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Mack Collier has five good ideas for small businesses that are starting to incorporate online video into their marketing efforts.
The general theme: smart small businesses will use online video as an ongoing mode of personal, informal communications with their customers and potential clients. Of course, the same principle holds true for people and organizations in the political sphere, too.
On a related note, here’s a video that Frank Strategies recently produced for Wolf Gap Vineyard and Winery in Shenandoah County, Virginia:
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Nothing political about this post – I was just experimenting with my new video camera this morning and figured I’d post this. Enjoy 62 minutes of this morning’s sunrise over Washington – in 40 seconds…
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Not a bad gig if you can get it.
It’s the classic American road-trip story. Airline baggage handlers break $3,500 guitar. Musician complains early and often. Airline refuses to pay, saying musician didn’t complain to the right person early enough. Musician promises to make protest video. Airline scoffs. Musician racks up 1.4 million views in four days – plus huge coverage on CNN, in the LA Times and the Chicago Tribune. Airline suffers unnecessary, self-inflicted PR disaster.
For everybody who’s ever been blown off by some seemingly unaccountable corporate customer-service rep, this song is for you. For corporate customer-service reps (and more importantly, their bosses,) there’s this new thing called the Internet, which creative people can use to cost you a lot of money if you act like complete asses.
HotAir shines a light on fresh examples of AP and CNN spinning very bad economic news with very positive headlines: “Report has good news about jobs,” and “New jobless claims fall to lowest since January.”
Of course, this is nothing new:
A couple of months ago I wrote that House Republicans had improved their online videos so much that they’re now producing more interesting content than Hollywood-produced political videos.
Now House GOP Leader John Boehner and Congressman Lynn Westmoreland have added another clip to the Right’s growing collection of solid, creative online videos. For weeks, Republicans have been asking “Where are the jobs?” in the wake of the Democratic “stimulus” package. Now they’ve broken out an actual bloodhound to aid in the search:
The video works for a variety of reasons. It’s lighthearted in nature, but it make a very serious point: that the “stimulus” bill isn’t creating the jobs that Democrats promised. And it’s directly tied into the big economic news of the day: a stinker of a monthly unemployment report. It’s also good to see Leader Boehner outside his office or a TV studio and donning a short-sleeved shirt without a jacket and tie. You know – like everybody else in America, especially on Fourth of July weekend.
As a result, the video’s going viral today, being embedded on huge blogs like the Huffington Post, Real Clear Politics, and TownHall. Earlier today, it was even the #1 featured News and Politics video on YouTube.
Moral of the story: Ellie Mae the hound dog, via YouTube, is capable of communicating the “Where are the jobs?” message better than any single Member of Congress. But those Members of Congress are smart to realize that and enlist Ellie Mae in the fight.