Posts By: Stephen Law

Bitchy politics and a three horse race

As we head for the last 24 hours all the guns are firing against the opposition, the trouble is now each party isn’t sure who the opposition really is, it’s a three horse race, or maybe two if you read some newspaper’s comments on Brown’s blunders. Gillian Duffy has flown out of the country to escape journalist, who can blame her? There’s even a Gillian Duffy for PM group on Face book. At least no one can say it wasn’t a fun election.

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Facebook isn’t a political weapon unless you love Rage Against the Machine.

Despite the claims by the digital industry (hyped
up as ever, based on
quantity not quality) I have to doubt that social networking is really
going to
swing many votes for the main parties. Well with one possible exception –
We
got Rage Against the Machine to #1, we can get the Lib Dems into #10!

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Social networking or toilet wall graffiti, which election marketing strategy generates more chat?

Does anyone
take any notice of the political ads other than the press? In a debate
several years ago Tim Bell was asked if political ads really made a
difference, his answer was more “no” than “yes”, citing the press as
the main influence.
But then the ads were smarter then, now they are just plain dumb.

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