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2008 Prez Election

Barack Obama’s Special Coffee Blend

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Advertising executive, Bruce Jed, takes inspiration seriously. After 9/11, he was inspired to follow his dreams and open a coffee shop, Longfellows in New Jersey. Barack Obama’s run for president has motivated him yet again. Jed has created the Obama blend. Yeah. This is what happens to campaign junkies, those people who can’t live without the rush of the race.

It’s not cheap either with 12-ounce package costing you $16.25 plus shipping. See? All liberals are elitists.

More: Round-Up: Ad Blogs Pony Up On The Election

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The 44 Presidents in Convenient Chart Form

Obama. ‘Nuff Said.

Work Time Waster: The Current State Of Your Political Mind

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Are you overwhelmed with emotion today? The New York Times has asked, “what one word describes your state of mind” during this seminal election afternoon. Enter the word that best describes your current mood. You can submit a new response every hour. The most popular words are displayed in an constantly rotating tag could. You can also sort by supporters.

Top words for McCain voters at 2:00 pm: hopeful, anxious, scared.
Top words for Obama voters at 2:00 pm: hopeful, anxious, proud.

No matter who you voted for, it’s not a bad way to kill some time until you can join your friends and watch the results come in.

More: Tor Myhren’s Contribution To Obama’s Campaign

Round-Up: Ad Blogs Pony Up On The Election

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In the last few days, many ad bloggers have written insightful commentary on the 2008 Presidential election. Here are our favorites:

From MultiCultClassics on race: “We should definitely celebrate the historic achievements, regardless of the final vote tally. However, please don’t insist minorities ought to pattern themselves after Obama. Why not request Madison Avenue reflect the general population instead? Additionally, let’s demand that the advertising industry’s ruling majority start acting like Obama too.”

From AdPulp on consumers: “Consumer marketers don’t inspire the passion or commitment that political movements do. A brand could only wish it had the type of “ground game” that the Obama campaign organized. But brands can mean something, and stand for something.”

From Make The Logo Bigger on honor: “While this was originally going to be about honor, the differences in the generations and a bunch of other stuff, it became as much about things you learn about your parents as it was anything else. Live a little and you discover things about them. While you always thought they were this great larger than life figure, over time they become more average, more human even.”

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More: Vote. Please. Gawd. Vote Today.

Agency Spy Will Be Right Back After This Ballot Break

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Matt and I have left to go a-votin’. We’ll back soon.

MediaVest Calls The Next Prez Of The United States

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MediaVest has already predicted the winner of today’s election. The ad buyer expects the results of the win to hit the airwaves around 10pm EST with the election officially being “called for Illinois Senator Barack Obama at 11PM ET by most major news organizations.”

MediaVest came to this conclusion by analyzing
aggregated state-level polling from all the available experts along with some other mathematics. You can download the full PDF here.

Mediavest has got their rep on the line with this one. Still, Intrade also has Obama winning, as does the super number crunching site, FiveThirtyEight. Still, if you’re voting for Obama, don’t get lazy. Polling, as we all know, is a shaky science. Get out and vote, yeah?

In other news, isn’t this Cabbage Patch Sarah Palin the scariest thing you’ve ever seen?

More: Goodby Silverstein & Partners Present: The Best of Sarah Palin

Breaking: Starbucks Coffee PR Stunt Hits The Skids

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Starbucks recently released a TV spot by BBDO offering those who vote today a free cup of coffee. Not so fast Mr. Bucks! The coffee retailer has been accused of breaking the law.

In the brand’s home state, Washington, election officials have said that rewarding voters with free coffee is illegal. They cite a federal statute that prohibits any reward for voting.

What a downer for the brand, no? Their PR company got into crisis mode and now, Starbucks will only give that free cup of Joe to those ask. Tara Darrow of Starbucks has said:

“We’ve been excited by the number of positive responses received about our free coffee offer. To ensure we are in compliance with election law, we are extending our offer to all customers who request a tall brewed coffee. We’re pleased to honor our commitment to communities on this important Election Day. We hope there is a record turnout on Tuesday and look forward to celebrating with our customers over a great cup of coffee.”

Election day is so not fun. First of all, it should be on a weekend. Second of all, where’s my free shit? Maybe we should have all voted for Ron Paul. He would be all over this in that cranky, but adorable government-get-out-of-biznass kind of way that he has.

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Vigilante Voting

CEO of Vigilante Larry Woodward, wants you to vote. Did you? Did you do vote all you staffers at Vigilante?

Vote. Please. Gawd. Vote Today.

So, a bunch of celebrities decided to use their mind control powers and incredible acting skills to persuade you to vote. I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but… please listen to Tom Cruise, Justin Timberlake, Julia Roberts, Cameron Diaz, Snoop Dogg, that guy who married Scarlett Johansson, Harrison Ford, plus some other people and make sure you cast your ballot. Don’t watch the whole video. It’s way too long. Although, the concept is about getting you to vote and sending the vid to your friends, Hollywood? Hollywood still doesn’t understand the idea of viral or the internet really.

That said, Tommy-boy will be writing in Xenu’s name, but whatever. You do what you need to do.

Go vote.

Vote. Vote. Vote.

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