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Saturday, November 5, 2005
Campaign Ads and Slogans That Didn't Make the Cut
Things have been very serious here at the blog this week, but it's Saturday, and I intend to have fun. If you find yourself not having fun, stop reading and come back later for something more serious.
Most of my readers (thank you!) realize that my wife, Heidi Rodeback, is running for city council in American Fork. I've certainly mentioned her often enough here, though I have tried to be fairly objective in my analysis. I've been involved in the campaign in several ways, even before it was a campaign.
Here are some slogans or ad lines that I dreamed up, but which didn't make the cut -- perhaps for good reason, as you will see. Some may remind you of Senator Robert Bennett's billboards from his re-election campaign last year. The resemblance is intentional. I believe Bennett's son was responsible for that campaign, which I found clever and fresh.
If it helps, envision the following in a Burma Shave format, by the side of the road somewhere.
Anyone else want to take a crack at this format?
Here are a few more. (The number in one is approximate; we'd have calculated it precisely if we'd have used the line.)
Don't worry. I'm not quitting my day job.
Copyright 2005 by David Rodeback.