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This article was published 8/9/2011 (1960 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Perusing the ads released by the NDP, PCs and Liberals so far in this campaign one realizes something.
It’s entirely possible whomever is behind the NDP and PC ads may have gone to the same school for political ad making.
Check out the two ads below.
While they’re certainly not identical they have a lot of similar features using ordinary Manitobans, their name and their position, as a way to show they have broad support from smart and influential people in their corners.
It’s an interesting strategy. The Tory ad is focusing on their need to prove to people just because you voted NDP last time doesn’t mean you can’t vote Tory this time.
The NDP ad is specific to crime and they are using people who should know what it takes to deal with it – a cop, a social worker, a teacher.
Interesting that they are so similar though. Do they cancel each other out? Which one do you think is more effective?