Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Gregg and Evan Spiridellis Speak!

Seems like just about everyone in the blogosphere is talking about the internet as a new channel for marketing candidates and the power of these allegedly user generated videos as the new "main event" for campaigning. Much of this buzz coming from the new video spoof of a classic 1984 Apple commercial in which Hillary is the contrived ranting voice of complacency while Obama is positioned alongside Apple; I need not tell you what is being denoted here.

I won't comment on my political position for either candidate mostly because I have not full-heartedly sided with one or the other. But as an internet marketer, the notion of viral video content being a major media outlet for campaigns is intriguing and I think it will be exciting to see how this plays out or if it even plays out at all as it takes more than just one successful video to earn the title of being the new "main event" for reaching voters.

{On that note, I invite anyone reading this to an open panel event at The Museum of Television & Radio entitled “Political Satire in the Digital Age: JibJab and Salih Memecan.” The JibJab brothers (Gregg & Evan Spiridellis) will be talking about how political satire like “This Land” plays out on the world stage and how jokesters everywhere are embracing new media (i.e. the “interweb”) to deliver political criticism that is both entertaining and biting.} loose copy credit to my friend - AO

For more information on the event click here for a picture of the event flyer. If you plan on going, shoot me an email and I'll give you the secret code word for discounted ticket prices or if you'd like to blog the event then definitely email me and I'll see if I can hook you up with a press pass.

You just might get hooked up with a free JibJab t-shirt too. No, not the one off my back.


1 comment:

Jeff a.k.a. TrojanGuy said...

I lived in the LA area (San Fernando Valley, specifically) until last year and I've been to that museum. It's too bad I can't make it on Thursday because that sounds like it'd be a really interesting discussion.