Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Is the Ballard Campaign Commercial Really on the Air?

Last week, the Melina Kennedy for Mayor camp indicated they would be be going on television with a new ad which I reviewed.  When Kennedy made her announcement, the Mayor Ballard campaign immediately countered with a commercial that was then released to the public and which I also reviewed.  Both campaigns were said to be starting their television campaigns at the same time.

But did they?  Has anyone ever actually seen the Ballard ad on television, as opposed to viewing it through a YouTube link or from a website?

I kind of wondered if the Ballard campaign had not rushed the ad which had a sort of had an unfinished quality to it.  If it is not on the air, that would be consistent with that impression.



9 comments:

Jon E. Easter said...

Saw it this morning. It's a good ad. It's full of caca, but it's good.

Paul K. Ogden said...

You saw it on TV? Which station?

guy77money said...

Channel 8 during the local news at 10 and 11 PM. I agree it should have had a professional voice over. Yup Ballard is right he hasn't finished fleecing the good citizens of Indianapolis!

Gary R. Welsh said...

I've seen the ad at a dozen times over the last week, Paul. Don't know how you could miss it.

William said...

Paul, I have seen it on all 4 stations locally. Several times each. Mostly during the local news times, but some outside of them.

Indy Student said...

Saw both ads on MSNBC's Morning Joe this morning in the 8am hour. Both were played between one or two other commercials.

varangianguard said...

I saw it twice in the first two days. Pretty sure it was on WISH-TV like guy77money said.

And whew, do I ever agree with Jon.

Paul K. Ogden said...

I've already written a critical piece on the ad. I don't agree it's good. It has 27 video cuts in the first 25 seconds that leave the viewers head spinning. Then they used Ballard's voice instead of a professional to do the voice over. That's not the sort of ad you do that in. Instead of doing a bio spot or focusing on an issue, they did a tiny bit of bio and then tried to hit four completely different issues.

varangianguard said...

Ah, but it goes straight to the "I'm a veteran" trope. Waving the flag works wonders for certain segments of the population.