by Oresti Patricios. A campaign to encourage people to to vote is flighting now, and is possibly one of the most important South Africans will watch in 2016.
by Sean McCoy. After a dismal public service experience late last year, I was very positively surprised by the opposite early in January.
by Emma King. Oh, it’s election season. Wonderful. The political PR machines are cranking…
2011 local election newspaper front pages
For news on the Iranian ‘green revolution’ use the following Twitter tools (with care as the Iranian government is also using them to distribute misinformation):
Heightened interest in news around the recent general elections seems to have boosted the fortunes of a number of South African news organisations on Twitter.
Political party Cope has signed up over 5000m2 of large scale nationwide branding which aims to heighten the party’s profile and spur voters to the polls. The numerous large scale outdoor sites can be seen throughout Gauteng, Cape Town and Durban. Network BBDO conceptualised the creative work. Nice to see something other that those boring election posters on lamp posts…
by MarkLives. This poster work was a joint initiative by Art South Africa and Y&R, as Art South Africa was publishing an issue titled “Z is for Zuma”.
Together with advertising agency Ogilvy Johannesburg, the ANC has produced four commercials (view the first one here) that talk to the positive changes ordinary South Africans have experienced since 1994, while acknowledging “there is much more to be done”. Once again Nelson Mandela is prominently mentioned at the beginning of the ad followed by a message from Zuma at the end.
President Barack Obama 2009 Inauguration and Address