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“Political” is song by Spirit of the West. One of the band’s most famous songs, it originally appeared on the 1988 album Labour Day. The song was written by John Mann.
Despite the band’s reputation for writing politically-themed songs, “Political” is in fact about the end of a personal romantic relationship. The verses detail the friction that led to the couple’s breakup, and the chorus confirms that “Everything, every little thing, every ...

Political Video Marketing Lessons: 2012 Presidential Candidates Offer New Twist on The Last Hurrah

Political Video Marketing Lessons: 2012 Presidential Candidates Offer New Twist on The Last Hurrah

Over the weekend, I watched The Last Hurrah, a 1958 movie adaptation of the 1956 novel by Edwin O’Connor.  It starred Spencer Tracy as Frank Skeffington, the veteran mayor of a city that is frequently assumed to be Boston.  Skeffington, who has mastered old-style ward …

YouTube’s Recent & Pending Changes, Monetization, Politics & More: The Reel Web #31

YouTubes Recent & Pending Changes, Monetization, Politics & More: The Reel Web #31

YouTube is changing again! AGAIN??? Yup. This week's Reel Web will dive into some of the recent and pending changes at YouTube along with discuss general online video commentary around video monetization, how to respond to an unexpected viral success, and how online video will …

Blip.TV Founder Says SOPA And PIPA Threaten All Online Video Platforms

Blip.TV Founder Says SOPA And PIPA Threaten All Online Video Platforms

I interviewed the founder of the Blip.TV, Charles Hope, who shares his thoughts about why The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is extremely bad for online video platforms and their users, and explains what's really needed is not new laws, but better business innovation.

The Absolute Worst Business Videos Of 2011 – The Sucky Video Award Winners

The Absolute Worst Business Videos Of 2011   The Sucky Video Award Winners

In the spirit of good-natured ribbing and constructive criticism, we asked you to help us find the very worst business videos of 2011 for our first-ever Sucky Video Awards (The Suckies). And you responded with some fantastic examples of video marketing gone wrong. Our panel …

Republican Presidential Candidates Face Invisible Caucus On YouTube, Too

Republican Presidential Candidates Face Invisible Caucus On YouTube, Too

With the Iowa caucuses taking place on Jan. 3, 2012, and the New Hampshire primary being held a week later on Jan. 10, 2012, the Republican presidential candidates can be excused for not focusing on another contest that helped Barack Obama win the presidency of …

Rick Perry’s Viral Video Disaster – What Politicians Do Wrong On YouTube

Rick Perrys Viral Video Disaster – What Politicians Do Wrong On YouTube

Republican Texas Governor and GOP presidential primary candidate Rick Perry has neared the three-and-half million mark on his YouTube "Strong” campaign ad since it was released just 5 days ago, but generated nearly half a million dislikes and caused the campaign to disable all social …

Three Key Reasons Why YouTube Has Changed Politics Utterly

Three Key Reasons Why YouTube Has Changed Politics Utterly

YouTube has changed politics utterly and irretrievably in the United States. There are many reasons for this, but a few are a bit more responsible than the others. Let's take a look at three key reasons why the political game in America has been forever …

GoAnimate Lets Video Marketers Create Political Humor, Satire, and Entertainment

GoAnimate Lets Video Marketers Create Political Humor, Satire, and Entertainment

In response to the current election environment and just in time for the big GOP Debate on CNN (October 18), GoAnimate today released 20 unique (and amazingly accurate) animated character depictions of all the major political players in the Presidential race.  This includes eight of …

Breaking Down The Rick Perry Political Video Ad: An Opening Salvo to President Barack Obama

Breaking Down The Rick Perry Political Video Ad: An Opening Salvo to President Barack Obama

What do politicians do best when it comes to running for office?  Well, usually, it's making the other guy look bad.  They highlight all the failures of their opponent while speaking in vague terms about what they will do if elected to the office they …

5 Video SEO Tips to Help Elizabeth Warren Beat Scott Brown

5 Video SEO Tips to Help Elizabeth Warren Beat Scott Brown

I liked Grant Crowell's article, "5 Reasons the Latest Michele Bachmann Political YouTube Video Sucks!”  And I want to get on the bandwagon by providing five video SEO tips to help consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren beat US Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts next year.

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