All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Campaigns’

South Dakota Yanks ‘Don’t Jerk and Drive’ Campaign

In of course the higher-ups are going to ruin a good thing news, a South Dakota highway safety campaign has been yanked after it went viral last week. As you may have heard, the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety decided to go full double-entendre with their new winter weather safe driving campaign, #DontJerkAndDrive. Jerking isn’t a joke, they said, …

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South Dakota Wants to Make Sure You Don’t Jerk and Drive

Either nobody at the South Dakota Office of Highway Safety is paying attention, or everybody there is really, really great. Simply top notch. This winter, if you feel your automobile begin to lose its grip on the road during icy conditions, the state of South Dakota wants to make sure you don’t jerk it. Jerking isn’t a joke, they say. …

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Alison Lundergan Grimes Releases Her First General Election TV Ad

Allison Lundergan Grimes locked-in the Democratic nomination for Kentucky’s senate seat on Tuesday. Now the candidate is starting her media blitz in earnest. Grimes’ campaign this week released the candidate’s first general election TV ad. Titled “A Moment” the ad does not feature the hand-shaking and flag-waving that characterizes many early campaign commercials. Instead, Grimes directly addresses voters, distancing herself …

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Texting and Driving Targeted in DoT’s First National Anti-Distracted Driving Ads

Everyone can agree that any deaths that stem from distracted driving are tragic, but 3,328 in a single year? That’s just staggering. In light of these shocking numbers, the U.S. Department of Transportation is doing something they’ve never done before–run a national ad campaign about distracted driving, and most specifically, texting while driving. Starting today and running for a week, …

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Dinesh D’Souza Indicted Over Campaign Law Violations

Is this a case of too many stones being thrown inside a glass house? Conservative pundit and author Dinesh D’Souza was indicted this past Thursday after being charged with the violation of federal campaign laws. He’s expected to be arraigned by this afternoon. D’Souza’s troubles began when members of the FBI noticed some discrepancies during a routine review of campaign …

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Horrific Real Life Emojis Ask a Serious Question

What’s a text without an emoji? Boring, that’s what it is. If I don’t let you know that what I just said comes with a smile, a wink, a frown, or a kiss – well then how the hell are we supposed to communicate? Emojis aren’t really supposed to depict real, human faces, real, human faces sure as hell aren’t …

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Marriage Equality Supporters Paint Facebook Red

Depending on the particular political/social/religious views of the friends you keep on Facebook, you may have noticed that your news feed is a little redder than normal today. Fear not, the Red Army hasn’t taken over Menlo Park. What you’re seeing is marriage equality supporters, well, showing their support. As you may have heard, the U.S. Supreme Court began to …

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Zuckerberg, Gates, Dorsey, and More Advocate for More Programmers

A new campaign looks to teach people about a “superpower” that is only being taught in about 10% of U.S. schools. We’re talking about programming, and an array of high-profile tech figures and celebrities are throwing their support behind the new initiative. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, and Gabe Newell are some of the big names …

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Calculate How Much Obama & Romney Are Willing to Spend on Your Vote

It’s no secret that both the Obama and Romney teams are doing all they can to get your vote on November 6th, and they have been for quite some time. Much of that effort is directed toward your online activities, as the campaigns want to know what you browse and how you click – as it helps them better target …

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YouTube Launches New Campaigns Tool for Nonprofits

It’s campaign season, and YouTube has been an integral part of that by streaming the conventions and debates live on their Elections Hub. Now, they’re turning to another type of campaign. YouTube has just launched another tool to help the nonprofit organizations enrolled in their YouTube Nonprofit program. Now, YouTube wants to give channel owners a “digital thermometer” for their …

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Collaborate With Dead Literary Giants To Make Some Quirky Google Docs

Back in April, after unveiling their brand new cloud storage service Drive, Google launched a mini campaign called “Gone Google” (or “Go Google”) to promote some of their most popular products – Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs. The point, I assume, is that switching over to all-Google products for your everyday productivity needs means that you’ve “Gone Google.” Since …

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