Archive for July 2011

Billy Hewes “Back Then”

July 29, 2011

Besides his first ad with the minivan we would say this is the best ad we have seen from Billy.

Even though it’s almost all still pictures and we usually hate these kinds of ads.

The message brings this one through.

ROM Overall Grade: B+

-ROM

Phony “Log Cabin Republican” Endorsement letter floating around in Mississippi

July 27, 2011

***UPDATE*** This letter is absolutely fake

This was just emailed in and it looks bogus.  I doubt the Log Cabin Republicans are getting involved in the Mississippi Republican Primaries. Smells like someone is up to some dirty tricks.  The letter is not mentioned on their website: LOG CABIN REPUBLICANS

And the signature and the name of the executive director do not match.

We don’t appreciate this kind of dirty, nasty, underhanded politics so we are here to call this out, that’s why blogging can be a force for good.  If this letter is in fact fake and if anyone else received this please let us know.

-ROM

It’s Delbert?

July 27, 2011

In what appears to be the final installment of the wildly popular Delbert Hosemann for Secretary of State ad campaign the Dorthy finally get’s Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s name right, and the crowd goes wild.

Actually Hosemann looks surprised and he plays his part well.

We were surprised

The whole series of ads have been great and memorable

A+ for bringing the series to a close in style

-ROM

Johnny DuPree “Color” and “For Our Children”

July 26, 2011

The DuPree campaign for Governor is up with a couple :15 spots running as bookends.

Never been a huge fan of that strategy (it seems like :30 is usually rushing it) but the ads are pretty good.

“Color”

“For Our Children”

-ROM

Max Phillips “Supper”

July 26, 2011

Max Phillips has released his second ad of the year in pursuit of the Republican nomination for Commissioner of Agriculture.

It’s cute

-ROM

Billy Hewes “Testing”

July 26, 2011

Billy Hewes for Lt. Governor, new ad “Testing”

-ROM

Tate Reeves tosses up “Basketball”

July 26, 2011

New Ad from the Tate Reeves camp.

“Basketball”

-ROM

Dave Dennis comes out swinging

July 26, 2011

Dave Dennis ad against Phil Bryant “Two Words”

Will update with comment later but wanted to get this up.

-ROM

Lucien Smith releases second ad

July 25, 2011

Lucien comes out with a slightly better than last time but probably not that effective because we did not hear from the candidate second effort.

This untitled spot uses a mix of still photos and b-roll using a narrator to make the case that Lucien is the best candidate for Treasurer.

We are not sure that we don’t agree that Lucien may in fact be the best choice and he did a dang good job raising money we just fear that his production work has been so poor that it may hurt his chances to actually win this race.

Could we be seeing a tragic story of a campaign that does not end up where it should simply because of ad quality?

We will know in 8 days.

ROM OVERALL GRADE: C

-ROM

Will Longwitz shakes up District 25 Primary with TV Spot

July 21, 2011

Will Longwitz is mounting a serious outsider campaign for the Senate District 25 nomination against Charles Barbour and he is up on the air with this new spot entitled “Better Way”

Longwitz and Barbour are locked in what looks to be one of the most competitive legislative primaries of the year and it appears that Longwitz absolutely has the late momentum on his side, this ad obviously runs circles around Charles’ choppy radio spots that were posted yesterday.

Once again, Charles is a Barbour and he has some of the smartest politicos in the entire country helping him so even if he is a somewhat lackluster candidate we expect the campaign to be absolutely top notch in the last 2 weeks.

Buckle up kids this one is going to be a barn burner.

As for the Longwitz ad, good script and good visuals, a top notch effort for a low budget legislative race.

-ROM