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General Election Advertising Campaign

Call it presumptuous, but I really believe Paul is going to get the nomination. In that event, I want to lay out some actionable plans that could really help bust this thing open. Now, we have the disadvantage of negative press against him (or flat-out ignoring). As such, we'll have to do a lot of the legwork in pushing Paul forward. Now, because he's a Republican, though his positions are different, the R behind his name is still anathema to many people. So with our approach it won't be enough to have Ron Paul lawn signs in some areas; (that might get your windows broke). He would only be seen as the old white guy going up against Our Dear Leader. But with this election we have the tremendous opportunity to reshape the electoral map and the demographics. We've already started!

I say this as a Black guy from the Southside of Chicago. That's my perspective. As a marketing student who grew up with a relatively shy personality, I've always seen advertising as appealing to people with a felt need. But given my personality, I've always felt the pressure to sharpen my argument and product so that even those with the biggest objections can be convinced. Add to that my socioeconomic status. No money and few connections. So I've always had to think about cost-effective ways to advertise. So here's a freebie, and I encourage you to add to it your own inspirations.

We've seen banner signs over highways for Ron Paul since 08, even the blimp, which I thought was a great idea, though too rich for my blood. I like the banner in particular, because it allows for thousands to see it as they pass by on the highway. That said, Paul is an abolitionist in many regards. He's stated before that he wants to repeal 40,000 laws in his presidency. And he's got the famous phrase "End the Fed". It's chanted at every one of his rallies.

The idea: Start an "End _______" campaign. So for me on the Southside, I could put up a banner over a highway traveled by many Black Chicagoans (and out-of-towners) that says "End the Drug War". Another sign could say "End the Wars". Another could say "End Indefinite Detention". Yet another could say "End the IRS", "End Baseless Money", etc. It's really up to you and your budget. Just use wisdom on placement and keep the phrase brief.

It's yours for the taking, people. You want to reshape your country? You have the power. Even if you don't realize it. (BTW, shameless plug: See my blog at http://renewalcorp.blogspot.com .)




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I like End _ and Restore _ too

Ron Paul uses both effectively. But I must say, the first time I heard him speak, it was the end ldeas that stuck with me - Ending all the wars on everything under the sun. Who ever heard of war as being a constructive way to find solutions to problems anyway? Good idea, jwm, simple and effective to get people thinkin'!

Sweet Liberty

Got a new one

1. End Lip-Service.
2. Restore Accountability.

I am one of the co-founders of the Christian game design studio Renewal Corporation. For our philosophy and upcoming product updates, please see our blog: http://renewalcorp.blogspot.com

word of advice.

spend your time preparing for the future, like working while you can and investing in silver rather than donations.

obama will win - duh. romney is hanging out in the sidelines, throwing silly punches at the next president of us, whose name is obama and who is buddies with romney.

jj

You honestly expect me to take you seriously?

Lib, all you do is troll the Ron Paul boards like you're some voice of reason. Do you legitimately expect anyone, ANYONE to be convinced and adopt your political leanings? If you can find me even one on this board who supported Paul and now supports an establishment candidate, then your presence will be justified. If not, find a diferent use of your time. Spinning your wheels is not a productive way to live.

I am one of the co-founders of the Christian game design studio Renewal Corporation. For our philosophy and upcoming product updates, please see our blog: http://renewalcorp.blogspot.com

you are likely the one that supports establishment candidates

along with paul.

acknowledging reality that establishment has long won and the inept campaign is full of idiots and/or scumbags (including wead) does not mean you support establishment, infact if you won't accept it, then it means you have it in you to only help establishment thru roundabout matters.

it takes maturity and courage to admit defeat and look elsewhere for success, other than thinking being under romney is success. of course, you must know that going to the tampa convention is about celebrating romney. at best, you might you receive some false flattery from romney about paul supporters.

jj

Uh huh.

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I like the "Restore ________" campaign a lot to run parallel to the "End _____" campaign. Good stuff. And best of all, people noticed. I appreciate that.

I am one of the co-founders of the Christian game design studio Renewal Corporation. For our philosophy and upcoming product updates, please see our blog: http://renewalcorp.blogspot.com

Perfect ad campaign...could

Perfect ad campaign...could have contests for the best ones ect.

Should start right after we get the nomination in TAMPA

To arms! To arms! The Redcoats are coming!

You would call this the End

You would call this the End Movement; or possibly End Game.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

I dig your site!

Always stoked on gaming.

Jack Wagner

Restore___________

I like your idea, but I have a problem with it in that it makes me relate to my fears. more than helps me think of electing Ron Paul.

Since Ron Paul's campaign this election is RESTORE AMERICA, perhaps it would be better to fill in the blank with:

RESTORE_____________

Otherwise my banners would be

END THE UN NATO TAKE OVER OF AMERICA

that's a long banner, eh?

Cuz there's more to life than acquiring things.

I Like that...

Cuz there's more to life than acquiring things. VOTE RON PAUL.

Could be a great sign!

p.s. Like your Blogsite, esp the Title.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Pretty disappointed

I want to keep this up to get more traction, as this could be huge for the campaign. Sorry if I'm spamming. If this doesn't do it, I'll leave it alone.

I am one of the co-founders of the Christian game design studio Renewal Corporation. For our philosophy and upcoming product updates, please see our blog: http://renewalcorp.blogspot.com

Have Faith Bro!

Here's a +1 for ya!
Good Ideas, God Bless Ya!

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Fill in the blank

I'm really leaving this up to you all. What would you put as your "End _______"?

I am one of the co-founders of the Christian game design studio Renewal Corporation. For our philosophy and upcoming product updates, please see our blog: http://renewalcorp.blogspot.com

End

the Police State

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Use this idea now

in CA, TX, NJ etc. Over 20% of primaries still to come! Then use the banners again in the general election.

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The reason

The reason I don't recommend this for absolutely right now is because of the presumption that Romney is the nominee. But assuming Paul wins the nomination, the counter resets, at which point a new ad campaign could be most beneficial. In fact, it would be most effective right when intrigue about Paul is at its highest, right after the convention.

I am one of the co-founders of the Christian game design studio Renewal Corporation. For our philosophy and upcoming product updates, please see our blog: http://renewalcorp.blogspot.com

BUMP 4 IDEAS!

BUMP!

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!