Voting on Videos: From Fetching Cats to I Like Ike
Can’t get enough of politics? Or maybe you prefer cat videos?
Either way, the Internet is at your service. Let’s take a break today from the usual reporting on numbers, figures and trends to share a few topical video sites. The Museum of the Moving Image posted a collection of political ads and commentary from every presidential campaign since 1952 to the current election.
There are more than 500 commercials posted, including this year’s 47% video as well as Eisenhower’s I Like Ike campaign from 60 years ago. The site is a great resource for tracking how ad strategies have changed over the years for this vital area of the ad business.
But if you’ve had enough of politics, then you may want to cast your vote in The Friskies, the online cat video competition hosted by Web star Michael Buckley and sponsored by Friskies cat food. Judges have selected 12 finalists from more than 1400 entries, and voting is open to the public now through Nov. 9, with the winners being crowned Nov. 14. There are some darn good entries in there, like this cat’s efforts to fetch and retrieve a ball.